Archinect - Features 2017-09-20T19:54:37-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150012885/i-think-of-architecture-as-an-act-of-writing-in-the-city-vishaan-chakrabarti-discusses-pau-s-upcoming-projects "I think of architecture as an act of writing in the city": Vishaan Chakrabarti discusses PAU's upcoming projects Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T13:22:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As the founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139466539/vishaan-chakrabarti-leaves-shop-launches-new-firm-pau" target="_blank">PAU</a>, Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect and urban planner who considers every aspect of the city with foresight, but isn't as concerned with the culture of celebrity that has often dominated the profession. "Calling oneself a humanist over the last couple of decades was a real no-no," he explains via phone. "You're supposed to be a bad-boy, cape-wearing starchitect." He purposefully did not name the firm after himself in order to place emphasis on intelligent discussion, not hierarchy. Although he's excited about taking on more projects, he never wants PAU to grow beyond roughly 30 employees so that he will always know everyone in his office.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006465/scaling-across-disciplines-an-interview-with-founders-rome-prize-winners-modu Scaling across disciplines: an interview with Founders Rome Prize winners MODU Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-05T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T13:23:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tb1jvzmyk2py8w1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tb1jvzmyk2py8w1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tb1jvzmyk2py8w1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tb1jvzmyk2py8w1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Every Monday we take a look at the ins-and-outs of growing a small architectural practice by highlighting stand-outs in the field. For this&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we're talking with the winners of the 2016-2017 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13463/rome-prize" target="_blank">Founders Rome Prize in Architecture</a>, Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang. The duo, who run the New York-based practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" target="_blank">MODU</a>,&nbsp;discuss&nbsp;how the award has altered their practice, how to design for a rapidly changing environment, and how they are scaling across disciplines.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149988794/the-environment-we-design-designs-us-back-a-conversation-with-eran-chen-of-oda "The environment we design, designs us back:" A Conversation with Eran Chen of ODA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:53:54-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Founded in 2007 by Eran Chen, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/105017616/oda-architecture" target="_blank">ODA</a>&rsquo;s distinctive residential projects seem to ripple and blossom in the urban realm. From housing to libraries to mixed-use structures, ODA&rsquo;s design philosophy is both socially inclusive and visually compelling. I spoke to Eran Chen about his ideal city, the challenges behind designing &ldquo;permeable buildings,&rdquo; and what he learned from his dealings with Donald Trump.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149948880/strange-bedfellows-exploring-shades-of-privacy-in-co-living Strange bedfellows: exploring shades of privacy in co-living Julia Ingalls 2016-06-20T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:34:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>From chaste bunking to on-site Pilates classes, co-living companies have as many versions as a cover band. But each incarnation raises the question: how do we architecturally define privacy in the 21st century?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness How 4 US cities are applying architectural solutions to homelessness Julia Ingalls 2016-05-23T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:24:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Housing First, a federal policy for ending chronic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/314845/homelessness" target="_blank">homelessness</a> that grew out of initiatives in Los Angeles and New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s, provides what appears to be the most effective solution to homelessness in the United States: actually housing people. Since implementing Housing First programs in Utah&nbsp;in 2005, Salt Lake City reported up to a 91% reduction in their rate of the chronically homeless.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all The internship test or: why even become an architect at all? Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T09:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T00:40:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yfo9ubiqoglyutn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yfo9ubiqoglyutn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yfo9ubiqoglyutn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yfo9ubiqoglyutn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The question of internships frames something of a litmus test in architecture &ndash; although they tend to indicate more about the hiring firm than the hire. Exploited labor or necessary rite-of-passage? It&rsquo;s a debate that&rsquo;s been raging for decades almost exclusively through this binary, even as the context in which it&rsquo;s been waged has transformed considerably. While certain practices have moved to institute fair compensation into their intern programs, life for many architecture interns today remains a struggle.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149910526/meow-parlour-is-a-modern-hangout-for-nyc-s-adoptable-cats Meow Parlour is a modern hangout for NYC's adoptable cats Alexis Petrunia 2016-03-14T15:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-02T17:20:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwxflmgvxmtypfm6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwxflmgvxmtypfm6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwxflmgvxmtypfm6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwxflmgvxmtypfm6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Looking out inquisitively&nbsp;onto a busy New York City avenue, a white and grey cat perches on a counter that is supported by a base that fittingly reads&nbsp;<em>M E O W </em>in bold<em>. </em>She soaks in warm light that beams through a floor-to-ceiling window, while dozens of other felines play and lounge throughout the rest of their 800sf domain. These cats are temporary residents at&nbsp;<em>Meow Parlour</em>, a modest venue that allows adoptable cats and city-goers a chance to interact within a comfortable &ndash; and refreshingly upbeat &ndash; environment.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne Liz Diller gets high: discussing The High Line's development with Christopher Hawthorne Julia Ingalls 2016-02-19T18:07:00-05:00 >2017-06-21T17:37:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5pw0ergqh76bgomn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5pw0ergqh76bgomn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5pw0ergqh76bgomn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5pw0ergqh76bgomn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Few would have predicted that a &ldquo;used-condom-strewn&rdquo; elevated railway line running through what used to be seedy Chelsea would become one of New York City&rsquo;s biggest cultural attractions. And yet, according to Elizabeth Diller in conversation with <em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;architecture critic&nbsp;Christopher Hawthorne at LAX Art on February 16, last year over seven million people walked Diller, Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" target="_blank">High Line</a>. That&rsquo;s about four million more than attended MoMA or even all of the Yankees games, making The High Line not just a renovated railway, but a literal cultural bridge between the pedestrian and the aesthetic realms.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/136826657/imagine-that-review-of-imaginary-apparatus-new-york-city-and-its-mediated-representation Imagine that: review of “Imaginary Apparatus: New York City and Its Mediated Representation” Julia Ingalls 2015-09-17T14:31:00-04:00 >2015-09-23T06:37:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7iwankf5zmgr9fs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7iwankf5zmgr9fs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7iwankf5zmgr9fs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7iwankf5zmgr9fs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Like an infrastructural Ouija board planchette, the Foucaultian &ldquo;apparatus&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t exactly a device, but rather the effect of a multiplicity of participants. Each of these participants, whether they are the media, philosophical traditions, physical objects or even legal proceedings, exert a complex and nuanced force on the other, helping to control the method by which reality is shaped.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp The Deans List: Mark Wigley of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-07T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T19:24:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Mark Wigley</strong>, former Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a> in New York City.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series Interview with John Szot of "Architecture and the Unspeakable" film series Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-04T17:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:19:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0j/0jjezgt975e02hay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0j/0jjezgt975e02hay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0j/0jjezgt975e02hay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0j/0jjezgt975e02hay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em>Architecture and the Unspeakable</em> is a triptych of short, magnificently animated films, each exploring a different symptom of architecture&rsquo;s vulnerabilities. Produced by <a href="http://archinect.com/brooklyndigitalfoundry" target="_blank">Brooklyn Digital Foundry</a> and directed by architect John Szot, the films feature architecture proposals from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1556/john-szot" target="_blank">John Szot Studio</a>, imagining distinct fictional buildings in New York, Tokyo, and Detroit -- all animated in striking digital realities.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/85222483/student-works-resilient-public-housing-from-parsons Student Works: Resilient Public Housing from Parsons Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T15:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-22T23:44:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7dfvhxicbav3tqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7dfvhxicbav3tqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7dfvhxicbav3tqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7dfvhxicbav3tqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Responding to a daunting list of post-Sandy urban concerns, M.Arch students at the Parsons New School for Design proposed a variety of affordable housing complexes in an under-developed patch of Manhattan&rsquo;s Lower East Side.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/58887387/archipelagos-ungers-vs-rowe ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe Alex Maymind 2012-10-09T16:58:00-04:00 >2017-02-06T15:27:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i2g1u6hv131bn5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i2g1u6hv131bn5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i2g1u6hv131bn5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i2g1u6hv131bn5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/26869986/in-focus-simon-gardiner In Focus: Simon Gardiner Archinect 2011-11-09T13:09:18-05:00 >2011-11-29T15:09:57-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qicy8hc001l6ftaq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qicy8hc001l6ftaq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qicy8hc001l6ftaq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qicy8hc001l6ftaq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to British photo artist <a href="http://www.simongardiner.com/" target="_blank">Simon Gardiner</a>.</p>