Archinect - News 2018-12-10T04:11:29-05:00 Editor's Picks #493 Nam Henderson 2018-11-26T12:25:00-05:00 >2018-11-26T20:38:28-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, back in October, <a href="http://Next%20Editor's%20Picks%20#494%20Editor%20Picks%E2%80%A6%20%20ICYMI,%20back%20in%20October,%20Anthony%20Morey%20,%20the%20Public%20&amp;%20Juries.%20The%20third%20round%20of%20which%20focused%20on%20%E2%80%9Cbringing%20the%20processes%20and%20products%20from%20the%20previous%20stages%20together,%20presented%20here%20as%20Constructs%20of%20Memory.%E2%80%9D%20mel_lewixs%20,%20ideas,%20and%20feelings.%E2%80%9D%20I%20also%20agree%20with%20randomised,%20the%20studio%20definitely%20produced%20%E2%80%9CBeautiful%20drawings!%E2%80%9D%20,%20check%20out%20Beverly%20Willis'%20First%20Architectural%20Commission,%20a%20single-family%20home%20designed%20for%20a%20client%20with%20multiple%20sclerosis,%20built%20thirty%20years%20before%20handicap%20guidelines%20existed.%20,%20Beverly%20Willis%20was%20announced,%20as%20the%202018%20ENR%20New%20York%20Legacy%20Award%20%20(Considered%20a%20lifetime%20achievement%20award,%20the%20prestigious%20regional%20award%20honors%20individuals%20for%20their%20lifetimes%20services%20to%20the%20AEC%20industry)%20winner%20,%20in%202002%20Willis%20spent%20%241%20million%20of%20her%20own%20money%20to%20establish%20the%20BWAF.%20The%20foundation%20has%20created%20Webby%20Award-nominated%20online%20archives%20on%20female%20architects;%20curated%20exhibits%20celebrating%20female%20engineers%20and%20architects;%20and%20produced%20several%20documentaries.%20All%20are%20in%20service%20of%20BWAF%E2%80%99s%20goal%20of%20changing%20the%20culture%20of%20the%20design%20and%20construction%20industry%20so%20that%20women%E2%80%99s%20work%20is%20acknowledged,%20respected%20and%20valued.%E2%80%9D%20,%20Sarah%20Manavis%20and%20Rowan%20Moore%20explore%20links%20between%20far-right%20ideology%20and%20%20attempts%20to%20re-claim%20a%20European%20%E2%80%9Chistoric%20built%20heritage%E2%80%9D,%20%20Erik%20Evens%20,%20at%20the%20best,%20are%20being%20frequented%20by%20white%20supremicists,%20and%20perhaps%20have%20been%20hijacked%20by%20them.%20%20At%20worst,%20the%20owners%20of%20the%20accounts%20might%20be%20far-right%20crazies%20themselves.%20%20This%20should%20be%20called%20out%20and%20denounced%20by%20all%20fair%20minded%20people.%E2%80%9D%20Yet%20he%20criticizes%20%E2%80%9CIt%E2%80%99s%20another%20thing%20entirely%20to%20try%20to%20link%20this%20to%20good%20people%20like%20Leon%20Krier%20and%20Roger%20Scruton%E2%80%A6%E2%80%9D%20's%20largest%20private%20museum,%20designed%20by%20Studio%20Daniel%20Libeskind%20opened%20its%20doors%20to%20the%20public.%20,%20i%20like%20it.%E2%80%9D%20%20After%20catching%20a%20First%20glimpse%20of%20Steven%20Holl%20Architects%20new%20mixed-use%20complex%20in%20Beijing%20Thayer-D%20quipped%20%E2%80%9CThe%20dream%20that%20any%20neat-o%20sketch%20can%20literally%20be%20translated%20into%20a%20giant%20building.%20%20What%20a%20genius.%E2%80%9D%20!%E2%80%9D%20%20AIA%E2%80%99s%20Architecture%20Billings%20Index%20(ABI)%20score%20for%20September%20was%2051.1%20compared%20to%2054.2%20in%20August,%20%20!%20Architecture%20,%20Greg%20Krouse%20,%20linz,%20austria%E2%80%9D%20%20The%20Archinect%20Jobs%20Visualizer%20launched.%20It%20is%20a%20new%20way%20to%20view%20job%20opportunities,%20with%20a%20focus%20on%20the%20work%20by%20hiring%20companies%20;%20CallisonRTKL%20(for%20their%20heart%20of%20downtown%20Seattle%20office)%20seeks%20a%20Retail%20Project%20Manager%20with%20between%209-15%20years%20Experience.%20'%20experience.%20NCARB%20registration%20preferred.%E2%80%9D%20,%20BNIM%20is%20hiring%20Project%20Architects%20in%20both%20Des%20Moine%20,%20an%20award%20winning%20design%20for%20a%20residential%20building%20in%20Norrk%C3%B6ping,%20is%20now%20realized.%20%20;%20Architectural%20designer,%20educator,%20researcher,%20and%20writer%20Steffen%20Lehmann%20is%20Director%20of%20the%20UNLV%20School%20of%20Architecture%20and%20Professor%20of%20Architecture.%20%20;%20Visual%20Arts%20at%20Washington%20University%20in%20St.%20Louis.%20,%20call%20for%20submissions.%20The%20Deadline%20for%20Abstracts:%20November%2028,%202018%20,%20one%20might%20consider%20applying%20for%20%20A%20full-time%20tenure-stream%20appointment%20in%20the%20History%20and%20Theory%20of%20Architecture%20with%20a%20focus%20on%20Housing,%20joining%20The%20John%20H.%20Daniels%20Faculty%20of%20Architecture,%20Landscape,%20and%20Design,%20at%20the%20University%20of%20Toronto;%20II)%20or%20Interior%20Design%20's%20story%20is%20true%20is%20an%20exercise%20in%20stupidity...I'd%20begin%20interviewing%20replacement%20staff%20immediately.%E2%80%9D%20curtkram%20added%20%E2%80%9CI've%20had%20work%20mysteriously%20disappear%20likely%20due%20to%20sync%20errors.%20%20at%20least%20that's%20the%20excuse%20i'm%20going%20with...also,%20i%20believe%20there%20is%20a%20ghost%20in%20the%20machine...deus%20ex%20machina!%E2%80%9D%20thisisnotmyname%20concluded%20%E2%80%9CIf%20nothing%20else,%20develop%20a%20reasonable%20protocol%20for%20team%20members%20to%20back%20up%20their%20work%20and%20then%20make%20sure%20they%20follow%20it.%20In%20our%20office,%20I%20have%20observed%20that%20it%20is%20pretty%20common%20for%20staff%20people%20to%20do%20a%20poor%20job%20backing%20up%20their%20work%20and%20following%20our%20filing%20protocols%E2%80%9D%20%20Finally,,%20but%20its%20worth%20it...let%20the%20building%20breathe!%E2%80%9C%20and%20though%20Rusty!%20had%20a%20similar%20criticism%20%E2%80%9CFor%20above%20grade%20stick%20with%20Rock%20Wool%20Fiber%20Board%20Insulation.%20Avoid%20plastic%20insulation%20completely,%20when%20you%20can.%E2%80%9D%20it%20was%20a%20%E2%80%9CLovely%20article%20otherwise...comes%20across%20as%20a%20mission%20statement%20/%20manifesto%20(in%20a%20good%20way%20of%20course).%E2%80%9D%20%20%20Additionally%20Nicholas%20Korody%20,%20Ed%20Magazine)%20published%20%E2%80%98Suburbicide%E2%80%99%20an%20examination%20of%20%E2%80%9CRemote%20Drone%20Warfare,%20Mental%20Health%20and%20the%20Suburban%20American%20Dream%E2%80%99%20in%20PIN%E2%80%93UP%2024,%20Spring%20Summer%202018.%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey </a> started <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new series</a> that he considers "<em>an experiment in the ritual of juries</em>". <br></p> <p><em>Narratives of Architecture</em> was the first academic studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The third round of which focused on "<em>bringing the processes and products from the previous stages together, presented here as Constructs of Memory.</em>" <strong>mel_lewixs</strong> got <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">excited</a> as the theme "<em>(which is amazing) offers an ideal nonlinear format reflective of the human mental process where technology can serves as an extension of our inner thoughts, ideas, and feelings.</em>" while <strong>randomised</strong>, is definitely right that the studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">produced</a> "<em>Beautiful drawings!</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Lorem Ipsum Map Construct</figcaption></figure><p><br>Plus, Beverly Willis' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Architectural Commission</a>, was a single-family home designed for a client with multiple sclerosis, built thirty years before handicap guidelines existed.<br></p> News <p>On a related note, Beverly Willis was announced, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 E...</a></p> Editor's Picks #492 Nam Henderson 2018-10-02T13:55:00-04:00 >2018-12-02T09:08:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>R.I.P. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>. Initially <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> offered up a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">collection</a> of videos (of just some of) Venturi&rsquo;s public conversations and lectures.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Architect Robert Venturi in Las Vegas in 1966. Photograph- Denise Scott Brown VSBA</figcaption></figure><p>Later Frank Gehry <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eulogized</a><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>"<em>He was a staggering figure in my life. We disagreed on almost everything in architecture, but I just loved Bob and Denise. ..He opened architecture up to the world of pop culture; opening it to the art world, the commercial world."</em></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Robert Venturi stands in front of his groundbreaking Guild House on Spring Garden Street photo by Matt Wargo</figcaption></figure><p>And other friends and colleagues shared their thoughts with Archinect and on Twitter. <strong>quondam...</strong> even <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dropped by</a>, posting photos and re-commemorating some history.</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>via quondam...</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a> talked with Lola Digby-Diercks, the Business Development Lead <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">at Breathe Architecture and Nightingale Housing</a>, about the firm's innovative model for multi-residential development in Australia. The mod...</p> Editor's Picks #491 Nam Henderson 2018-09-11T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-10-03T15:20:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sophia Bannert</a> worried <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is the Rigidity of the Architectural Profession Constraining Innovation?</a> For his part, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Buchheit</a> found a problem or three with the piece "<em>I'm going to be more pointed. &nbsp;Fundamentally I think your core argument is correct. The current model of architectural education does need to change to reflect the current demands of the profession. &nbsp;My issue lies is that all of the reasons you give undercut your own arguments.</em><em>"</em></p> <figure><img src=";w=728&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Triplex Apartments. Image via Eric Owen Moss</figcaption></figure><p><em></em>Plus, the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a> featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss's Playa Del Rey Triplex</a>, which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> believes is "<em>one of Eric&rsquo;s best projects.</em>"<em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em></p> <figure><p><br></p> <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><br>News <p>ICYMI, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated Philip Johnson and John Burgee&rsquo;s AT&amp;T Building, now known as 550 Madison Avenue, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a landmark</a>. Contrary to some critics of the move, <strong>Thayer-D</strong> argued while "<em>It's not even as good as the average 1920-1930 mid-town office building...this building was huge when it came ou...</em></p> Editor's Picks #490 Nam Henderson 2018-08-06T13:26:00-04:00 >2018-08-06T20:56:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> introduced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk #6: East vs West</a>. <br></p> <p><strong>WAI Think Tank</strong> started by looking at the problem(s) of Imperialism, Orientalism, "<em>hegemonic powers</em>" and canon. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">They argued</a> <em>"</em><em>In the midst of an ongoing debacle of global proportions only a truly critical architecture can offer a vision of a world where humanity, architecture and the environment are in radical balance, and where East and West are just geographical references to explain where the Sun rises and the day sets.</em>"<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duane McLemore</a> made reference to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orientalism, Critical Regionalism, Audre Lorde</a> and "<em>dealing with privilege</em>", while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conor Gravelle</a> contended <br></p> <p>"<em>The<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> narratives</a> of the East and West begin to loose grounds where they fail to adequately surmount the intersectionality of contemporary existence...While this truth may not deliver the kind of critical fodder as the grander concepts of East or West, careful engagement with place offers a powerful sense of validation independent from heritage or nationality, beyond the co...</em></p> Editor's Picks #489 Nam Henderson 2018-07-19T12:52:00-04:00 >2018-07-27T11:46:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Baldwin</a> kicked off a new series, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing Practice</a>. lt kicked off featuring chats with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evelyn Lee</a> (of AIA&rsquo;s YAF and Practice Innovation Lab) and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lola Sheppard</a> (of Lateral Office) regarding Alternative or Expanded practice models in the 21st century. Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duo Dickinson</a> (architecture critic for the New Haven Register) surveyed the changing professional landscape and saw <em>"</em><em>A whole lotta doom and gloom...!</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong><strong> </strong>countered "<em>With all due respect, lines of code won't keep out the rain or hold up the roof. As a retired but still teaching architecture faculty member and founding, retiring partner in a 12 person practice, I find us busier than ever with our role as interpreter of the building industry for clients unfamiliar with it.</em>" Later, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> chimed in "<em>the profession has indeed moved on. I don't agree that the step away from beauty has been a bad thing...The idea of a master builder as architect is strange...How we are paid is indeed a problem...The problems ou...</em></p> Editor's Picks #488 Nam Henderson 2018-06-25T20:31:00-04:00 >2018-06-25T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Last week Archinect profiled Denver-Based Paul Andersen for a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Chris</a> liked what he read "<em>nice interview...and a sense humor. the entire Pop paragraph is quotable</em>".</p> <figure><img src=";w=728&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Five Rooms at the Landmark Gallery in the Chicago Cultural Center. Designed with Paul Preissner Architects. Photo by James Florio.</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caf&eacute; militaire (or Caf&eacute; Godeau)</a>, by the Utopian and Visionary Claude Nicolas Ledoux, was featured as part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up, series</a>.<br></p> News <p>After seeing their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design</a> for the new Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), <strong>chigurh</strong> needed to get something off their chest, "<em>becoming less and less interested in morphosis....liked the work better when it was more about tectonic play than sinuous curves and code aesthetic.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Animo South Los Angeles High School's newest building designed by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</figcaption></figure><p>Animo South Los Angeles High School's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest building</a> designed by Brooks + Scarpa generated a lot of discussion. Some felt it "<em>Simultaneously cheer...</em></p> Editor's Picks #487 Nam Henderson 2018-06-04T09:55:00-04:00 >2018-06-04T12:58:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a> series, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a>, profiled David Cabin, named after client Melvin David, by Frank Gehry.<br></p> <p><strong>mmandemnorris</strong> added further detail "<em>A little more research would show this was Gehry's effort to connect to his earliest inspiration, historical Asian architecture. The house also shows traits of later early work, with exposed wood framing, geometric design and vertical line douglas fir throughout. Another very interesting and possible indelible mark on his his life/career, is this was the only build his difficult to please father ever saw and Gehry always felt he didn't like it.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>(Melvin) David Cabin by Frank Gehry</figcaption></figure><p><br>Later, responding to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox: American Architecture Now (1980)</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Morley</a> commented "<em>This series of interviews with Barbara Lee Diamonstein is an utterly fantastic time capsule into a fascinating moment of architecture...I recommend adding the interviews with Stanley Tigerman, Hugh Jacobsen, and Robert Stern as well.</em>" </p> News <p>Jan Dalley's sp...</p> Editor's Picks #486 Nam Henderson 2018-05-21T12:09:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T20:55:16-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Tuscon based D.U.S.T, was profiled in a recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. <strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>This aesthetic seems to work well in desert like climates.</em>" which makes sense since D.U.S.T explained their approach as "<em>doing our best to respond to the dreams, goals and desires of our clients and to each site, landscape and specific conditions of the natural environment that we have the opportunity to design for.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Casa Caldera. Photo Credit | ESTO&ndash;Jeff Goldberg</figcaption></figure><p>ICYMI, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence</a> (a 5-part video series, produced for Archinect by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Otis Harley</a>). The videos are based on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence'</a> by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Hannah Wood</a>, published on Archinect last year.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>jla-x</strong> couldn&rsquo;t help worry about the future, "<em>Awesome and exciting, but the problems are in the politics of an increasingly automated world. &nbsp;What happens when 80-90% of worker are no longer employable? I think its irresponsible to develop a technology without any conversation and idea of ho...</em></p> Editor's Picks #485 Nam Henderson 2018-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a> focused on Criticism. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> kicked things off<br></p> <p>"<em>Does criticism today have a role in architecture at all? At least, does the version of criticism that exists today have a role? ...There is no real criticism in architecture today; it has vacated its own integrity for the sake of visual relevance.</em>"<br></p> <p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> chimed in "<em>Wonderfully clear and thoughtful. &nbsp;This is the kind of analysis that everyone can understand. &nbsp;Hopefully this can begin to bridge the gap between so many who love architecture without the semantic jungle that passes for criticism robbing them of a voice.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>Later, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemens Finkelstein</a> began to "unpack a fundamental error in architectural criticism brought about by this lackadaisical state: the confusion between criticism and critique".</p> <p>Responding to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a> entry on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Johnson</a>, <strong>Donatello D'Anconia</strong> wrote "<em>Thank you for including this insight into the architect's financial capital...With knowledge of Johnson's fortune, it is no ...</em></p> Editor's Picks #484 Nam Henderson 2018-03-26T12:01:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up: Zaha Hadid</a>, on her Vitra Fire Station. <strong>Donatello D'Anconia</strong> offered some broader feedback on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground</a> series <br></p> <p>"<em>Excluding capital from the discussion perpetuates the idea that architecture is open to those with prolific ideas, eclipsing the reality that access to capital is pivotal to becoming a prolific architect</em>". &nbsp; <br></p> <p>Though, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a> series of curated lectures, talks and symposia on a theme, is a rich archive, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> and other readers haven&rsquo;t explored it. Simply because the "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pink moving graphic much...haven't read a single one of the articles associated with it.</a>"</p> <figure><img src=""></figure><br>News <p>Two years after it&rsquo;s collapse, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allyn Gaestel</a> tells the full story of, Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's, Makoko floating school. <strong>randomised</strong> made the case "<em>Not doing anything would lead to no collapse least NL&Eacute; tried to do something for the community.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi was announced as the<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Pritzker Prize</a> winner. While <strong>tduds</strong> noted...</p> Editor's Picks #483 Nam Henderson 2018-02-26T12:05:00-05:00 >2018-02-26T20:15:54-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> introduced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk #4</a> on <strong>Academic Aesthetics</strong>. In his contribution, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Matthews</a>&nbsp;"<em>addresses a discourse of architectural representation which has made its re-entry into the academy&mdash;the neo-collage.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br>After reading <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">another</a> entry, <strong>davvid</strong> complained "<em>This is all very architecture-centric, but aesthetics are never limited to a single field. There is an enormous body of critical analysis of contemporary aesthetics that could help clarify what architects and architecture students are doing with their images.</em>"<br></p> <p>For her part <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saba Salekfard</a> offered a defense (of sorts?)</p> <p>"<em>the collage has become an essential method in creating atmospheres out of an architectural idea. The collage builds a curated experience, with symbolic and multi-layered images explaining the stories behind a space, creating an interpretative process for the viewer. Collages push the design forward because of its efficiency in production and flexibility of the technique. It also is a form of research, requirin...</em></p> Editor's Picks #482 Nam Henderson 2018-02-06T11:53:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T21:38:51-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.E.FT</a>, started in 2005 by Makram El Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine, was profiled as part of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> series.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>For some reason <strong>BulgarBlogger</strong> and <strong>Positive Pete</strong> got into it over issues of state licensure, international practice and other "<em>types of technicalities</em>".<br></p> <p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> started up a new series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a>, which focuses on the trend of fellowships in academia which "<em>has exploded over the past decade</em>". The first three featured; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zachary Tate Porter</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Outpost Office</a>.</p> News <p>Toon Dreessen (president of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dreessen Cardinal Architects Inc</a>) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penned</a> an editorial arguing why Canadian architecture needs the support of a national policy. <strong>Non Sequitur</strong> was surprised "<em>we're doing rather well. &nbsp;Not sure what this is for.</em>"</p> <p>BIG&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revised plans</a> for a $2 billion Smithsonian redevelopment plan, which was&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">under fire</a>. <strong>citizen</strong> added to the criticism, "<em>Yet more work proposed in a major Olmsted-planned urban landscape-- see also the Obama Library project fo...</em></p> Editor's Picks #481 Nam Henderson 2018-01-11T18:46:00-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Anthony kicked off <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk #3: Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions</a>. For which Jonathan Rieke <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">critiqued</a> the Chicago Architecture Biennale noting "<em>The biennial staged a pseudo-F&eacute;libienian sorting</em>".&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>via Jonathan Rieke</figcaption></figure><p>In response to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">entry</a> from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viola Ago</a> and Hans Tursack,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galo Canizares</a>&nbsp;agrees with the focus on alternative practices and exhibits of interstitial space but differentiates between the training of an MFA and BFA "<em>This is particularly why architectural installations are (sometimes) seen as the beginning of something, and art installations are (sometimes) seen as the culmination of something.</em>"<br></p> <p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Alker</a> sings in praise of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scaffolding</a>&nbsp;aka "<em>architecture that is highly versatile, requires no drawings due to it&rsquo;s self evident assembly, can assume many different forms, and is erected and dismantled hundreds of times during it&rsquo;s lifetime? Is this not worthy of being considered architecture?</em>"</p> News <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> is a fan of Oyler Wu Collaborative&rsquo;s latest tower, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONARCH</a>,...</p> Editor's Picks #480 Nam Henderson 2017-12-27T12:47:00-05:00 >2017-12-27T21:10:40-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong></strong>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feminist architecture collaborative</a>, published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heroes, Rumors, Cults: Designs on Architectural Celebrity</a>, also in <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed #1</a></strong>.</p> <p>One key question they ask "<em>how might we attend to more urgent issues beyond self-promotion at a time when architecture has increasingly less economic power and political coherence? We could all dance on the grave of the author, if only to summon more redolent images of collaboration, of subversion, or of meaningful architectural action.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;had <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Conversation with Guy Nordenson, Recipient of the 2017 Richard Neutra Award</a>. Among other topics, they touched on the <em>"</em><em>poetics of structural engineering</em>".<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><br>News <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Word</a> that Thomas Heatherwick&rsquo;s 150-foot, climbable Vessel (composed of bronzed steel and concrete) topped out in Hudson Yards, kicked off a discussion around accessibility. <strong>fictional\_/Christopher</strong> took the position "<em>not everything in life will be accessible to all. stop polluting your mind with this non-sense.</em>" Though <strong>threadkilla</strong> pointed out "<em>Luckily, ...</em></p> Editor's Picks #479 Nam Henderson 2017-12-08T18:53:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Wood</a>, Archinect&rsquo;s Features Columnist, dug into the topic of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">America and the AV: Digital Mobility for Architects</a>. Following conversations with Yale professor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlo Ratti</a> of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Senseable City Lab</a> and three former, Easterling students. Who are the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">entrepreneurs</a>&nbsp;behind &lsquo;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The switch</a></em>&rsquo;.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellen Hancock</a> visited <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aecom's London office in Aldgate Tower</a>. <strong>BulgarBlogger</strong> wondered "<em>When I see a manicured corporate office like this I wonder - where is the design process? Design is never this clean...</em>"<br></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>News</strong></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was 51.7 for the month</a>, up from a 49.1 reading the prior month. Though, regional business trends at architecture firms are becoming a bit more unbalanced.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Archinect Sessions, generated some great discussion in November. Ranging from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Equity, Secrets and Relevancy of AIA; 1 Year After #NotMyAIA</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture &mdash; Tools of Capital: Iconic, Boring, and for the Happy Few</a>.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, reflected "<em>One valuable point made, IMO, is...</em></p> Editor's Picks #478 Nam Henderson 2017-11-20T12:36:00-05:00 >2017-12-08T18:59:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Archinect published a three (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>,<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3</a>) part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application, in a partnership with ACSA&rsquo;s Study Architecture platform.</p> <p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a> reconnected with a chatty&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zellner</a> to get a status update, for a second <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> ft ZELLNERandCompany.</p> News <p>New <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renderings</a> of Peter Zumthor's $600-million LACMA redesign were released. While some were enthusiastic,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> argued&nbsp;</p> <p>"<em>The institutional critique that is going around locally is much more interesting. In a way, it will be perfect with Peterson Museum and Piano's new movie museum next to it, an art Disney for gentrified people. After a few money shots, it will bury the Zumthor mystic with tar. As far as the existing buildings, they were buried with HHPA in 80's and some other Pianos this century.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> featured conversations recorded by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken and Donna at Exhibit Columbus</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, while visiting the various installations and local masterpieces. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard McCoy</a> (Director o...</p> Editor's Picks #477 Nam Henderson 2017-11-06T15:01:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>&nbsp;featured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herman Hertzberger</a>&mdash;one of the most important Dutch architects and theoreticians of the modern age known for his designs of housing complexes, offices and schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>Or, as <strong>randomised</strong> summed up "<em>Legend</em>"! Others were interested to learn more about his seemingly conflicted relationship to/thoughts on, Le Corbusier.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Plus, Hannah Wood discussed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing after Debt?</a> with Alastair Parvin.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure>News <p>Following the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower tragedy</a>&nbsp;RIBA&rsquo;s Expert Advisory Group on Fire Safety, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a set of 15 initial recommendations, for changes to Building Regulations and Fire Safety systems, regulations and guidance.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No&eacute;mie Despland-Lichtert</a> highlighted the work of a relatively unknown Austrian architect Konrad Frey, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who is getting a second look</a>. Particularly for his series of sun house prototypes and ties to the Grazer Schule.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>After seven months of steady growth in the &nbsp;demand for design services, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) paused in September</a>. The ABI...</p> Editor's Picks #476 Nam Henderson 2017-10-20T19:24:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Amnesias of "Make New History"</a>, a reflection on the "<em>broader curatorial failures</em>"&nbsp;of the second <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;which launched with the theme "<em>Make New History.</em>" <strong>davvid</strong> (and others) were impressed "<em>Wow. Thats an excellent critique.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Proust Questionnaire: featured Steven Holl</a>. <strong>randomised</strong> thought it noteworthy that "<em>he chose an associate architect at his own firm (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitra Tsachrelia</a>) as his favourite living architect."</em>&nbsp;For me, it was Holl's definition of architectural misery.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure>News <p>The Washington Post <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examined</a> how a year after its opening the building of the National Museum of African American History already shows signs of aging. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> drew attention to more substantive concerns "the real matter at hand is the ability of the building to effectively represent the African-American experience given physical limitations, circulation issues, and an ever expanding collection."</p> <p>The French architect Jean Nouvel <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">defended</a> his Lou...</p> Editor's Picks #475 Nam Henderson 2017-09-29T16:27:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T16:48:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Wood</a> reflected on MoMA&rsquo;s retrospective of Frank Lloyd Wright, &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unpacking the Archive</a>&rsquo;, in a conversation with architect, cultural historian and Wright scholar <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a>.</p> <figure></figure><p><strong>stevenvansteenhuyse</strong>&nbsp;"<em>enjoyed this article for its challenging view of Wright's legacy as America's greatest architect, and how the MoMA exhibit has led to some reconsideration of that legacy. I particularly find compelling the author's statements regarding the back-office work of renderers and other practitioners</em>"</p> <p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print</a> #62: featured Jaime Omar Yassin<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>on the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GhostShip fire, artist gentrification and the long standing</a> "<em>criminalization of off-the-grid venues run by black and brown Oakland residents</em>"</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><br>News <p>Six buildings made the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlist</a> for Carbuncle Cup 2017. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erik Evens</a> argued "<em>a special place in purgatory should be saved for the planners and architects who put that lumpy pile next to the incredible Battersea Station...That's an outrage.</em>"</p> <p> French architect Manuelle Gautrand was named the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">201...</a></p> Editor's Picks #474 Nam Henderson 2017-09-07T12:03:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> featured the '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spaceships</a>' series of Hamburg-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lars Stieger</a>. <strong>Ra&uacute;lGHO</strong> commented "<em>Tal vez, el arquitecto dise&ntilde;o el detalle esperando que as&iacute; se descubra, como una nave espacial de serie de televisi&oacute;n.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Allen</a> reviewed the exhibit &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, architectural &amp; Architecture</a>&rsquo;, recently closed, at the<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> A+D Museum</a> in Los Angeles. One verdict <br></p> <p>"<em>This last feature was the common denominator of the projects in the exhibition: everything seemed to point to a world of rich meaning beyond surface appearances, but to offer no obvious way to enter into it. Everything&mdash;or each triptych&mdash;contained a hidden microcosm."</em><br></p> News <p>R.I.P. This past August, saw the passing of both Detroit-based Latvian-American architect, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gunnar Birkerts</a> and Chicago architect, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Macsai</a>.<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Morley</a> wasn&rsquo;t particularly impressed with the newly <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released renderings</a> of Moynihan Station Via office of Governor Cuomo. He argued "<em>These renderings show a hodgepodge of unseemly parts...An improvemen...</em></p> Editor's Picks #473 Nam Henderson 2017-08-16T15:29:00-04:00 >2017-08-16T15:30:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> introduced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk #2: Pedagoy</a>. <strong>ryanbacha</strong> complained "<em>the architectural academies of old generated inside their walls self-referential pedagogies. God forbid the layman being able to understand anything you said in this article.</em>" Responding to the criticism <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> countered, referencing agonism "<em>The goal of this series is to allow for individuals to create stances, positions, and talk&mdash;the operative word in Cross Talk being talk.</em>"</p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Later</a>, <strong>Schoon</strong> argued with <strong>JuneJuly</strong> "<em>I disagree with the notion that an architect can't be both artist and engineer. &nbsp;Certainly a person can exist with high degrees of both technical knowledge and aesthetic sensibility. &nbsp;Is the traditional architecture education the way to get there? &nbsp;Probably not.</em>"<br></p> <p>On the other hand, after listening to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions: #106</a>, <strong>fictional\_/Chris_Teeter</strong> offered his thanks "<em>excellent thinking Anthony Morel, wished others did the same level of thinking</em>".<br></p> News <p>The AIA <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">voiced its support</a> of bipartisan leg...</p> Editor's Picks #472 Nam Henderson 2017-07-26T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:43:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Capener</a> penned an entry in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Diaries</a> series. It is in part, a reaction to deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, wherein he argues <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political.</a><br></p> <p><strong>ubu loca</strong> summed up the mood of many I suspect "<em>Thank you David. Architects of conscious must speak up, challenge the status-quo, and take action.</em>"</p> <p>Plus, the latest installment of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter</a>, just one month into <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her new post as Dean</a> of the School of Architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>. Of particular note the emphasis placed on diversity, the school as "<em>an engine for upward mobility</em>", "<em>this idea that as architect-citizens</em>" and "<em>alternative modes of professional engagement</em>"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><strong><strong><br></strong></strong></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><strong><br></strong></p> News <p>Diana Budds questioned <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is There So Much Modern Architecture In The NRA&rsquo;s New Ad?</a> <br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> pointed out "<em>Amanda Kolson Hurley also wrote an excellent article about this: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is The Alt-Right So Angry About Architecture?</a>" <strong>Bench</strong> cut straight to the chase "<em>Holy shit. America, y...</em></p> Editor's Picks #471 Nam Henderson 2017-07-06T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:59:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, the always "<em>into it</em>"&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>, sat down with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson</a> to discuss the role of jargon in pedagogy, a new GSD online course offering and the "<em>vexed notion of architecture&rsquo;s autonomy.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> was "<em>very impressed that Michael Hays and Lisa Haber-Thomson agreed to the exchange. That speaks a lot about them, and deserves a lot of respect...</em>" For his part,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffry Burchard</a> theorized "<em>that there are and have always been three languages of Architecture. They happen to correspond nicely to the audiences of architecture</em>".</p> <p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Semke</a>&nbsp;highlighted the potentials of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House Design</a>. <strong>Daniel Piselli</strong> chimed in "<em>Great, timely article. Passive House is no longer a fringe concept. Its being proven feasible in the US on projects of multiple scales &amp; types by a growing number of architects &amp; engineers.</em>"&nbsp;Some of you, may be interested in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related</a> cost research from the UK Passivhaus Trust.</p> <figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption></figcaption></figure>News <p>In NCARB related news; they have <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched</a> th...</p> Editor's Picks #470 Nam Henderson 2017-06-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T21:02:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> launched Archinect&rsquo;s latest series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Each session of Cross-Talk will be oriented around one topic.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each topic will be addressed by four texts.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each text will be produced by a different author. </em></p><p><em>Each writer will have their own stance. </em></p><p><em>Each stance will be meant to agitate others.</em></p><p><em>Each agitation will produce a possible crack in reason. </em></p><p><em>Each crack will reveal a possible new position.</em></p><p>The first installment explored&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">agonism</a>. Reacting to one of the pieces <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wrote "<em>I've never, ever thought of myself as struggling against gravity as an architect...But reading this and thinking about the current project that is obsessing me - renovating a 100 year old abandoned brick building - I realize I constantly fight against decay, or entropy, or disuse.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Woods</a> published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects of Social Responsibility</a>, in which she "<em>engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is ...</em></p> Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> Editor's Picks #468 Nam Henderson 2017-05-10T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T14:01:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, back in April&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, about their contextually-sensitive, regionally specific, vernacular.&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Therein MacKay-Layons explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The other non-object sense of our work is that we see the buildings as helmets that you wear[&hellip;] Being inside and understanding where you exist in the world in terms of the sun and the wind and the biography. We really designed the buildings to be like helmets to be inside of.</em>"</p><p><strong>Chemex</strong> was pleased</p><p>"<em>Nice interview. McK-L work and words, it seems, are the perfect example of good design inspired by tradition and context...Whenever I hear a client or friend complain about modern architecture, I show them McK-L or Holl.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> chatted with Will Wright instigator of L.A. AIA's "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encompass</a>" conference.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> (one of the speakers) offered up a review "<em>great conference....It was carefully curated by AIA Los Angeles chapter to be inclusive...Discussions and stories of diver...</em></p> Editor's Picks #467 Nam Henderson 2017-04-14T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T21:20:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> started publishing excerpts from Archinect&rsquo;s fourth live podcasting event, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: Floating Worlds</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Looking at potential roles for architecture in the contemporary neoliberal economy, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender and identity, the event featured lectures/interviews with; Jack Self, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a>, the Feminist Architecture Collaborative, one-third of (and perhaps?) more&hellip;</p><p>Responding to some critics,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;offered <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perspective</a> "<em>I've been publicly humbled several times recently for doing what I think a lot of commenters here are doing: reading/hearing something that makes me uncomfortable, so I get defensive about it and start delegitimizing it. I'm learning to just listen sometimes: to consider that the speaker has a platform for a reason (f-architecture is certainly doing stuff), and maybe I should listen *without commenting* and try to figure out why what they're saying makes me uncomfortable and examine what long-held beliefs I have t...</em></p> Editor's Picks #466 Nam Henderson 2017-03-29T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-29T14:59:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>WBYA?</strong> is a coalition of architects, activists, scholars, and educators that tackle the pressing question: who builds your architecture? Check out their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Field Guide</a>...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, for the latest edition of <strong>Dean's List</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;spoke with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a>, of the University of Southern California. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce </a>felt them "<em>Wise words&hellip;</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Thayer-D</strong> was intrigued "<em>I don't think I've ever heard a dean call for beauty so unequivocally...would this prioritization over-ride your call for social impact of building and also advancements of technology?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOMO Studio was roundly criticized</a>&nbsp;for it&rsquo;s "<em>softer, gentler</em>" (aka "<em>the Bushwick of xenophobic nationalism</em>") for the Trump, Mexican border wall. <strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opined</a>&nbsp;"<em>this is a poorly thought-out knock-off of age old ideas that were far more refined then this joke. &nbsp;It's a joke architecturally without considering the politics behind it.</em>"</p><p>In a bit of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">good news</a>, after years of uncertainty, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture...</p> Editor's Picks #465 Nam Henderson 2017-03-13T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled an on-going project '<a href="http://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coded Plumbing</a>', by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QSPACE</a>, a "<em>queer architecture research organization</em>"&nbsp;which "<em>juxtaposes the language of these bills with the language of building codes, plumbing codes and best-practice standards, finding that design regulations parallel the binarism of these laws and ordinances&mdash;in other words, the assertion of strictly two, distinct and opposite gender identities. In the process, design enforces and materializes this binary in space, creating environments that are hostile to, or potentially unsafe for, certain bodies...The exhibitions engage the way gender norms are structured into seemingly apolitical building codes.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><strong>Non Sequitur</strong> noted <em>"I have a very large project for a very large client and they specifically asked for only toilet stalls... no urinals anywhere in the project. So, just walk into whatever room and all you see is 8 identical stall doors. Pick one and do your thing. Still have to label them M &amp; F for permit, but that's ...</em></p> Editor's Picks #464 Nam Henderson 2017-02-27T09:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T10:10:46-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>, published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HGTV Theory: Tiny House Hunters, Debt Resistors</a>. Wherein he ponders&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>Are tiny homes the pots of today? Are tiny homeowners the Diogenes of the 21st century? Their lifestyle, a hyperbolic negation of some of the dominant values that define contemporary domesticity, draw attention to the absurdity of our normalcy.</em>"</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Kemper</a>&nbsp;couldn't help note&nbsp;"<em>This is the headiest article about tiny houses that I've ever read. &nbsp;I think a lot of the concepts presented by the author ring true, but I also think there's an easier way of saying 'tiny houses are gaining in popularity because houses are expensive and people don't have enough money'. &nbsp;&lt;--- Oh look, I just said it! &nbsp;Seriously though, tiny houses are fun. &nbsp;Thanks for the perspective.</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Ruiz</a> explored the possibilities of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disco Architecture in the Global City</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The LA-based developer City Century filed a project application with the city planning department, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for a major new building complex design by SOM ...</a></p>