Archinect - Features 2018-05-26T09:33:09-04:00 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/149974557/to-hire-the-best-in-the-world-post-brexit-trade-and-immigration-are-top-concerns To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns Chris Williamson 2016-10-25T02:56:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1by1y14oec1v1f9v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" target="_blank">a previous article</a> I wrote about the Brexit referendum, I concluded by saying it could be the crowning achievement of a long and glorious reign for Elizabeth II. I would like to be clear: I voted to remain in the European Union.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149971858/how-to-get-a-job-at-weston-williamson-partners How To Get A Job At: Weston Williamson + Partners Archinect 2016-10-05T01:18:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pp/ppslexty2qaue1m8.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Searching for a new job can be an exhausting task, especially in such unpredictable times. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we ask architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149961842/to-be-with-architecture-is-all-we-ask-interview-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-artistic-director-of-the-serpentine-galleries ‘To be with architecture is all we ask.’ – interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries Robert Urquhart 2016-08-08T05:49:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hf/hf42w5qwliy0i36p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, Hans-Ulrich Obrist is a much revered polymath. Curator, historian, critic and interviewer of the world&rsquo;s leading artists, Obrist has often courted the world of architecture, most notably for his curatorship of the Swiss Pavilion at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2014's Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149959097/living-together-is-only-possible-if-there-is-always-the-possibility-to-be-alone-dogma-studio-s-hard-line-look-at-architectural-solitude "Living together is only possible if there is always the possibility to be alone." – Dogma studio's hard-line look at architectural solitude Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T09:46:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/22/22124ucbkpuivh0b.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The single-person room is the among the most basic units of architecture and the background for much of daily life. Here we project our personalities on the walls in the form of decor. Here we can retreat from the world. Yet the ubiquity and familiarity of the room nearly renders it invisible. Rarely do we consider the specificity of these places, which simultaneously serve as refuge and site of labor, of reproduction, of identity formation and presentation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149959770/former-juror-rory-olcayto-breaks-down-the-2016-stirling-prize-nominees Former juror Rory Olcayto breaks down the 2016 Stirling Prize nominees Rory Olcayto 2016-07-26T05:04:00-04:00 >2017-01-04T16:02:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7j/7jpsdfxm2u22p1sz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of the year again. The moment you&rsquo;ve all been waiting for. No, not <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/545945/2016-olympics" target="_blank">the Olympics</a>. That&rsquo;s still a few weeks off. The Euros? Over already. Not Wimbledon either. Done and dusted, init.</p><p>No, no, no. What I&rsquo;m talking about is bigger than all of these things put together. (Well&mdash;for some of you at least.) Because now is the time when critics and architects unite in their rejection of the RIBA's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" target="_blank">Stirling Prize shortlist</a>. In other words, it&rsquo;s architectural Hammer Time!</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." – op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners Chris Williamson 2016-07-15T01:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nf/nf34i263kwu9s4y9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I was in New York at the time of the Brexit vote. I found out the result at two in the morning and was incredibly disappointed, but not surprised.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever Robert Urquhart 2016-06-22T06:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:20:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/al/alrx3wkj97atdtso.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When it begins operating in 2018, London&rsquo;s Elizabeth Line, aka Crossrail, will ease travelers commuting and connecting across the city, bridging east and west. With construction progressing on schedule, attention has turned to the stations that will give a new lease on life to the suburbs on either end of the line. But it&rsquo;s not just the suburbs that will benefit&mdash;the interchanges in the city centre are also in desperate need of an upgrade.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad How to write a great architecture job ad Lindsay Urquhart 2016-06-10T09:27:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g5/g5c4biwfv1ystgrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With competition for great architectural talent at an all-time high, how can you ensure that your job stands out from the crowd? When you&rsquo;re writing copy, try to remember that there is something unique and great about every job role. It seems obvious, but many <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> forget this, and may miss out on valuable talent.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T08:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:03:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5h/5h2l1zv9a8cqpp39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;Should our homes have an airplane mode?&rdquo; asks the Italian architecture studio Space Caviar, in the descriptive text for their RAM House, a fully-equipped <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" target="_blank">smart home</a> that alternatively doubles as a refuge from the ubiquitous technology of today.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS Robert Urquhart 2016-06-02T04:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:37:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/ns2zntqyv109jq6n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>While they were both still studying architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15903960/university-of-strathclyde" target="_blank">University of Strathclyde</a>, Gunnar Groves-Raines and Stuart Falconer decided to set up a design practice at the same time: GRAS. The no-small-feat was made a bit easier by Gunnar&rsquo;s father, who allowed GRAS to attach its office to Groves-Raines Architects,&nbsp;his own architecture practice in Edinburgh.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149944932/devastation-is-in-the-details-a-review-of-high-rise Devastation is in the details: a review of "High-Rise" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-29T11:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T22:14:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Whatever risks one takes with allegorical storytelling&mdash;namely, that the conceit will wear thin far before the third act&mdash;one does gain the advantage of being able to luxuriate in detail.&nbsp;</p>