Archinect - Features 2018-08-21T04:34:01-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150042233/at-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-t-e-a-m-deconstructs-the-big-box-store-as-a-post-industrial-community-space At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, T+E+A+M Deconstructs the Big-Box Store as a Post-industrial Community Space Chloé Vadot 2017-12-28T15:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vj/vj4gzllwqryyv52h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of t<em>he </em></em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></em><em><em>, the largest platform for contemp</em>orary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled Make New History, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040076/collage-and-bricolage-point-supreme-s-constant-reinterpretation-of-greek-heritage-through-the-architects-home Collage and Bricolage: Point Supreme’s Constant Reinterpretation of Greek Heritage Through the Architects’ Home Chloé Vadot 2017-12-05T11:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T17:28:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i65sm4ew1l2sdiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of the </em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Architecture Biennial</em></a><em>, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled Make New History, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038043/political-pavilions-dellekamp-arquitectos-wallderful-presents-a-gathering-space-for-the-u-s-mexico-border-at-the-chicago-architecture-biennial Political pavilions: Dellekamp Arquitectos’ “Wallderful” presents a gathering space for the U.S. - Mexico border at the Chicago Architecture Biennial Leo Shaw 2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of the </em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Architecture Biennial</em></a><em>, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150032396/exhibiting-visionary-histories-a-conversation-with-the-curators-of-past-forward-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago Exhibiting Visionary Histories: a Conversation with the curators of "Past Forward" at the Art Institute of Chicago Leo Shaw 2017-10-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T17:06:22-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ir/ir26185ee9qpgpuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This fall has brought no shortage of design events and exhibitions to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" target="_blank">Chicago</a>, the hometown of American architecture. In addition to exhibitions at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/130920/graham-foundation" target="_blank">the Graham Foundation</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/289683/chicago-architecture-foundation" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Foundation</a>, this year&rsquo;s Biennial ties together numerous tours, performances, events, and allied shows in two and three dimensions. But no other event seems to complement the Biennial so well as the inaugural presentation of the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/6087533/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago" target="_blank">Art Institute</a>&rsquo;s permanent Architecture and Design collection.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023929/exploring-the-architecture-of-the-atomic-age-starting-with-the-chicago-birthplace-of-the-world-s-first-nuclear-reactor Exploring the architecture of the atomic age, starting with the Chicago birthplace of the world's first nuclear reactor Leo Shaw 2017-08-24T09:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u98q5w71r6rv2c8v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a><em>, a creative office developing new frameworks for communication. This article also features embedded content from&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.are.na/" target="_blank">Are.na</a><em>, an online platform for connecting ideas and building knowledge.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018618/photographing-the-demolition-and-transformation-of-chicago-s-public-housing Photographing the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing David Schalliol 2017-07-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e53fx2dk8zf1pg41.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A decade-long photo series shows the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing from a human perspective.</p> <p><em>This article was originally published on the&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em>&nbsp;of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a></em><em>&nbsp;and invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. The 2017 Biennial, entitled&nbsp;</em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013826/what-we-can-learn-from-chicago-s-caryatids-the-feminist-curatorial-collective-that-fought-sexism-in-architecture What we can learn from Chicago's CARYATIDS, the feminist curatorial collective that fought sexism in architecture Sarah Rafson 2017-06-27T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7u1l5wmodwb97ftm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the </em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em><em> </em>of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. </em><em>The blog invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. </em><em>The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018. </em></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 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <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/150001297/you-say-biennial-i-say-biennale-9-of-today-s-most-critical-architecture-biennials You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-06T12:50:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T12:50:45-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hd/hds12jjmvzhsgd1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Every two years, hundreds of thousands flock to the historic small islands of Venice, where history and art meet to give us one of the most influential fixtures in the architectural world&mdash;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/24748/venice-biennale" target="_blank">The Venice Biennale of Architecture</a>. While originally a more specialized art-world affair, biennials now figure in the larger cultural menu drawing huge crowds and the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149985944/the-exhibitionary-complex" target="_blank">exhibitionary format</a>, occurring every other year, has proliferated in the past two decades offering the field myriad options for getting one's expo fix.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149985944/the-exhibitionary-complex The Exhibitionary Complex Nicholas Korody 2017-01-12T12:19:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3i61nbwt5zshmgeh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>One morning I woke up to a surprising text: my friend was on TMZ. For reasons never communicated to me, she had been hanging out with a celebrity of some renown when, as they walked to a club, they were surrounded by paparazzi. To distract them, my friend impulsively decided to lift up her shirt. &ldquo;FRIEND FLASHES BOOBIE DECOY &hellip; Photogs Forced to Choose,&rdquo; the headline read.</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/142920059/towards-a-decentralized-architecture-with-foam-the-blockchain Towards a decentralized architecture with FOAM + the Blockchain Nicholas Korody 2015-12-09T20:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T00:37:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Decentralized computation, virtual machines, cryptocurrencies: these terms seem to linger in shadows, conjuring abstract images of the &ldquo;dark&rdquo; web that lurks beneath the glossy surface of the screen. Architecture may be becoming &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; but we still perceive its domain to be brickwork instead of the tangled fiber optic cables it obscures &ndash; the walls that physically enclose rather than the signals that pierce.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-13T09:15:00-04:00 >2015-11-03T10:32:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o8/o88g0yqcc44mexjx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As anticipation rumbled towards the opening of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, excitement and reservation came hand in hand. The eclectic mix of over 120 participating firms, coming from over 30 countries, made the snapshot of the profession appear, depending on your side of the spectrum, as a vibrant collage full of diverse applications, or frayed and vacillating. But after its opening on October 3, it&rsquo;s clear that the criticisms dealing in this binary miss the point &ndash;&nbsp;the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</p>