Archinect - Features 2018-10-22T10:21:30-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150085900/archinectmeets-__benthomas #ArchinectMeets @__benthomas Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-27T13:58:00-04:00 >2018-09-27T14:04:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/778ce9f3f8438d061f02f9cfd85dcd56.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform as well as their thoughts on social media's impact on architecture.</p> <p>We spoke with Ben Thomas (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/___benthomas/" target="_blank">@__benthomas</a>),&nbsp;a photographer and based in Australia. His career has taken him all over the world, including a trip to Dubai for the New Yorker. Through his work, he hopes to provide a way for people to consider the relationships that they form with their surroundings and how those surroundings might affect them in tu...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086728/archinectmeets-terriblefloorplans #ArchinectMeets @terriblefloorplans Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-21T11:12:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T16:12:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/912a894f32452f17197369e0ee06bff4.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform as well as their thoughts on social media's impact on architecture.</p> <p>We spoke with the curator of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/terriblefloorplans" target="_blank">@terriblefloorplans</a>, a careful collection of careless things, a repository of odd architectural content published daily on Instagram. With only 41 floor plans posted at the time of this writing, the anonymous curator has quickly gained a following among those users of Instagram seeking alternatives to the rational ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150079130/founded-by-a-designer-and-an-architect-chef-hong-kong-based-studio-openuu-has-an-unconventional-origin-story Founded by a Designer and an Architect/Chef, Hong Kong-based Studio openUU has an Unconventional Origin Story Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-24T19:10:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84e6deba2027fa5c27ad7ed09863e4fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/openUU" target="_blank">openUU</a>&mdash;pronounced&nbsp;"open you, you"&mdash;is a small design practice led by <a href="http://openuu.com/" target="_blank">Kevin Lim and Caroline Chou</a>, who, having both spent time growing up in Asia and the United States, decided to go to Hong Kong to establish their firm in 2011. Kevin (who is the son of artist and architect <a href="https://cl3.com/" target="_blank">William Lim</a>) is a trained architect and chef with degrees from both <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell</a> and Le Cordon Bleu. Caroline, on the other hand, is an award-winning interior designer with an M.Arch from the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/risd" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together, the two have combined their expertise to focus on space conversions and the Food &amp; Beverage industry; their roster of projects includes mall renovations, warehouse transformations, art and light installations, traveling pop-up libraries and even their own restaurant, Mean Noodles, which the couple own and operate.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048893/soapbox-black-in-design Soapbox: Black in Design Anthony Morey 2018-02-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T17:24:16-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5q2tlfoxj5exmt8w.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150044624/soapbox-aesthetics Soapbox: Aesthetics Anthony Morey 2018-01-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T11:19:17-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zn/znw96w1p6rf67u9c.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019075/announcing-the-winners-of-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017! Ellen Hancock 2017-07-27T04:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T11:08:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qf2ns8zzqh6wi883.gif" border="0" /><p>Earlier this year, we launched the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017" target="_blank">UK portfolio competition</a>&nbsp;to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997746/johnston-marklee-tackle-the-tyranny-of-newness-in-2017-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Johnston Marklee tackle the “tyranny of newness” in 2017's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2017-04-14T13:06:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T11:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llq98wi9br2sdi9n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As the artistic directors of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, Johnston Marklee are interested in examining history and its contributions to contemporary architecture in a way that isn&rsquo;t about promoting rearguard ideas, but rather one that demands a more thoughtful approach toward the value of &ldquo;newness.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149988792/establishing-shot-will-the-hollywood-competition-redefine-single-family-housing Establishing Shot: Will the Hollywood Competition Redefine Single Family Housing? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T12:17:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gv/gv0lgilh848rbsf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>What is the future of single family housing? For Nick Graham of Arch Out Loud and property owner Steve Alper, the tract of land just below the Hollywood sign offers designers a powerful opportunity to (re)define sustainable design and future living.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project Alexis Petrunia 2016-04-09T10:49:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The &ldquo;Double Stick&rdquo; residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodized aluminum fa&ccedil;ade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>&nbsp;is a stellar expression of modern design and engineering.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/148360892/the-far-reaching-work-by-state-of-the-art-weirdos-mos-architects The far-reaching work by "state-of-the-art weirdos" MOS Architects Alexis Petrunia 2016-03-11T14:12:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17gyjgo6dx1rrx9z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" target="_blank">MOS</a> has developed an impressive cache of work over a relatively brief period of time, including a range of designs unequivocal to the company&rsquo;s unique, and at times quirky, style. Their approach considers economic climates and environmental limitations, but evades conventional aesthetics. Take it from the firm&rsquo;s website; MOS rejects the ordinary. A succinct self-description concludes that their company is &ldquo;a collective of designers, architects, thinkers and state-of-the-art weirdos.&rdquo;</p><p>With the recent release of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616892463/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0763669903&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=archinectarchite&amp;linkId=Z7RWU7IPK6BIJ7GS" target="_blank"><em>MOS: Selected Works</em></a>, it seems fitting to reflect on a selection of projects that highlight the company&rsquo;s discernible attitude toward conceptual design and architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/148987196/how-the-couch-furnished-modernity-s-notions-of-privacy How the couch furnished modernity’s notions of privacy Julia Ingalls 2016-03-07T14:10:00-05:00 >2018-09-19T13:01:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8bxs56i6ms7lco6o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In the 21st century, the couch is so ubiquitous as to be virtually invisible. We find them in commercial waiting rooms, in private homes, as infested harbingers of urban decay on street corners. They populate television talk shows and form a shorthand for psychiatric evaluation. But how has this piece of furniture, which has only been around for about 330 years, become the seat of our culture?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149368552/working-out-of-the-box-jader-almeida Working Out of the Box: Jader Almeida Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T08:19:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02gpfdaevs9p5819.png?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 of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Jader Almeida</strong>, a Brazilian furniture and product designer.</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/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs Nicholas Korody 2016-02-27T11:54:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hm/hmfioyhk560tndza.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Imagine &ldquo;technology". What comes to mind? A robot? An iPhone? A self-driving car? Whatever the case, chances are it&rsquo;s an object that feels pretty cold and provokes little emotion.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/148350430/children-s-drawings-inspire-cobe-s-kindergarten-in-copenhagen Children's drawings inspire COBE's kindergarten in Copenhagen Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-18T08:53:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ft/ft4luxexgsrcjezl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Needless to say, children require very little to have a lot of fun. An imaginary world can be transformed from the most modest of settings. Really, all that&rsquo;s needed is a bit of space (albeit safe and relatively clean), and a great imagination &ndash;something that little ones have an endless supply of.</p><p>So when it comes time for kids to embark on the short-lived, yet impactful journey that is kindergarten, the most nurturing of environments are those that foster diversity, social connectivity, and creativity. The Danish architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46834/cobe" target="_blank">COBE</a> has used that ethos to cultivate an amazing setting for children attending preschool in the Copenhagen neighborhood of Frederiksberg. The educational institution encompasses a unique campus, a blank canvas of sorts for young minds to re-imagine a world of their own.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/147273569/a-misting-mirror-a-chair-that-shoots-fireworks-and-other-material-experiments-by-soft-baroque A misting mirror, a chair that shoots fireworks, and other material experiments by Soft Baroque Nicholas Korody 2016-02-03T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:27:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2zjvsjh2mee7bmx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://softbaroque.com/" target="_blank">Soft Baroque</a>, the London-based design studio founded by Sa&scaron;a &Scaron;tucin and Nicholas Gardner, has made pretty significant ripples in the design world for a practice just barely two years old. Their strange but visually-delightful furniture functions both online and offline, incorporates unwieldy materials like fireworks and water vapor, and treats history like a hunk of clay to be molded. They have an adept and playful way of involving conceptual elements in their work that makes you wonder how form and function alone ever seemed like sufficient ends for a design &ndash; or, at the very least, why your living room table is so boring.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/111260780/working-out-of-the-box-anne-d-rian-architect-turned-mosaic-artist Working out of the Box: Anne Dérian, Architect turned Mosaic Artist Archinect 2014-10-15T11:16:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r0/r09qkg1rk1puyyqq.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&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with French-born Berlin-based mosaic artist and pattern designer <a href="http://www.annederian.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Anne D&eacute;rian</strong></a>.</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/110815880/working-out-of-the-box-linda-bennett-architect-turned-jewellery-designer Working out of the Box: Linda Bennett, Architect turned Jewellery Designer Archinect 2014-10-09T15:09:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fl/flm4qlchsmwiejwj.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&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with <strong>Linda Bennett</strong>, co-founder of <a href="http://architactcollective.com" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>, a Melbourne-based DIY jewellery design outfit.</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>