Archinect - Features 2018-09-23T22:13:42-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150023460/beijing-based-rocker-turned-architect-cao-pu-sees-architects-as-social-workers Beijing-Based Rocker-Turned-Architect Cao Pu Sees Architects as Social Workers Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-21T09:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u1/u1ze9twnzrxb52ke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Originally part of an electric-rock band, Chinese architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.archicao.com/" target="_blank">Cao Pu</a>&nbsp;began his architectural career doing stage design for his musical group. Today, his studio remains small with a focus on conversion and community revival projects and his designs demonstrate a talent for working within small spaces and low budgets.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's iteration of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snaphshots</a>, we talk with the musician-turned-architect about involving clients in his process, designing "in the gap," and architecture as a form of social work.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149971105/working-out-of-the-box-kwinten-crauwels-architect-and-music-encyclopedist Working out of the Box: Kwinten Crauwels, architect and music encyclopedist Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-04T11:52:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T00:06:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0bv3ha5r8rhtn4pd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Kwinten Crauwels</strong>, a Belgian architect, music data visualizer, and aspiring filmmaker.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/119835565/pop-cultitecture-the-genius-of-david-byrne Pop Cultitecture: The Genius of David Byrne Julia Ingalls 2015-02-04T10:04:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1j/1j8p2dtt6xx9wl6z.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Unlike those architects who long to be thought of as artists, Byrne is an artist who loves to thinks about architecture. Like the deadpan docent of the infrastructural realm, David Byrne's work has inadvertently helped make architecture into a pop culture staple. While his commentary may not be mind-blowing to an architect, the method of his commentary &ndash; the diversity and size of his audience, the innovative visual and aural techniques in which he conveys highly abstract concepts &ndash; is a major contribution to architectural discourse.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/102111838/i-am-trying-to-function-a-little-bit-in-a-humble-way-as-an-ambassador-for-los-angeles-interview-with-gabriel-kahane-about-his-new-album-the-ambassador "I am trying to function a little bit, in a humble way, as an ambassador for Los Angeles": Interview with Gabriel Kahane about his new album, The Ambassador Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wf/wfx6b94cnrcx3jnv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Gabriel Kahane's new album, <em><a href="http://gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">The Ambassador</a></em>, builds songs from the moods of places within Los Angeles. Born in Venice Beach, raised in northern California and living in Brooklyn, Kahane has created an unlikely ambassador for Los Angeles' pathos.</p>