Archinect - News 2017-09-19T15:09:04-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150021025/clocks-and-clouds-the-architecture-of-escher-gunewardena Clocks and Clouds, The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena Orhan Ayyüce 2017-08-04T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T14:49:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The title Clocks and Clouds comes from philosopher Karl Popper&rsquo;s essay on rationality and freedom, but also describes the dreamy precision, the spirit, and the material of Escher GuneWardena&rsquo;s art.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A gem of an exhibition by Escher GuneWardena whose work meticulously navigates architecture, art and design. The quietly original and meaningful architecture of the firm can be classified as timeless and critical, alluding to philosophy of Karl Popper. The work reflects the best tenets of modern architecture and the geographical particularities of Los Angeles. Not to be missed if you are in Southern California. Curated by Lilian Pfaff and Jocelyn Gibbs, the show runs until&nbsp;Sunday, August 20, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition also features a new book on architects' work, 'Clocks and Clouds, Architecture of Escher GuneWardena.' Edited by Lilian&nbsp;Pfaff, featuring essays by Martino Stierli, Barbara Lamprecht, Nicholas Olsberg, Mimi Zeiger and Paulette Singley. Available <a href="https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/479871" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/132659521/as-a-last-resort-in-historic-drought-santa-barbara-dusts-off-its-desalination-plant As a "last resort" in historic drought, Santa Barbara dusts off its desalination plant Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-24T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T17:45:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5lf40k5cfe318677.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5lf40k5cfe318677.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5lf40k5cfe318677.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5lf40k5cfe318677.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Santa Barbara City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $55 million to reactivate a mothballed desalination plant that could provide the city with nearly a third of its drinking water. [...] &ldquo;Desalination has been a last resort,&rdquo; Mayor Helene Schneider told The Times Tuesday night after the vote. &ldquo;The way the drought has continued these last four years, we are really getting at that last resort.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the historic drought in the U.S. southwest:</p><ul><li><a title="Gov. Brown issues order to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126421871/gov-brown-issues-order-to-reduce-california-s-greenhouse-gas-emissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gov. Brown issues order to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions</a></li><li><a title="California has about one year of water left" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122813531/california-has-about-one-year-of-water-left" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California has about one year of water left</a></li><li><a title="30% of the US in Drought" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106867107/30-of-the-us-in-drought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">30% of the US in Drought</a></li><li><a title='Relocation or Adaptation: "We may have to migrate people out of California"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105498113/relocation-or-adaptation-we-may-have-to-migrate-people-out-of-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: "We may have to migrate people out of California"</a></li><li><a title="Drought may force California to reverse flow of its Aqueduct" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98670776/drought-may-force-california-to-reverse-flow-of-its-aqueduct" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drought may force California to reverse flow of its Aqueduct</a></li></ul><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/43267431/architectural-review-cliff-may-carefree-california-show-at-uc-santa-barbara Architectural review: Cliff May 'Carefree California' show at UC Santa Barbara Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-03-31T14:07:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cee4264438199affb9a5499d2959f84d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cee4264438199affb9a5499d2959f84d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cee4264438199affb9a5499d2959f84d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cee4264438199affb9a5499d2959f84d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>To the extent that modernism in architecture was about clearing the historical decks &mdash; about dramatically and even gleefully breaking with the past &mdash; Cliff May was never cut out to be a modernist. Not an orthodox one, anyway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>