Archinect - News 2017-08-20T15:22:34-04:00 MONU Magazine Review enorarb 2017-03-16T14:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T14:32:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I came across MONU during my early doctoral investigations on critical, non-academic publications looking into this arguably poorly unknown, plural and contested entity that is the city. MONU, does not actually qualify as a non-academic outlet, for the breadth and depth of the analysis it offers, but still provides critical insights on the ways urban forms are shaped by socioeconomic, institutional and political forces without falling in the trap of being highly jargoning, inaccessible or theoretical. It speaks to a wide audience interested in urban policy, activism, architecture, social movements, all from a multidisciplinary lens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>MONU mixes text of different textures with images, collages and various forms of writing, including short and long city stories, mixed up with photographic journeys and conversations with architects, artists and urbanists. By treating its form and its content as equally important, MONU de facto invites the reader to think about socio-political processes a...</p> MONU #23 on Participatory Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-10-20T12:31:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:16:01-04:00 <img src="" width="520" height="700" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In order to avoid participation in architecture and urban design becoming merely a politically required token of democratic involvement - a kind of fake participation that does not actually engage the participants in any meaningful way - architects, planners, and designers need to commit themselves and relinquish control, as Jeremy Till claims in an interview with us entitled "Distributing Power". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, October 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>In order to avoid participation in architecture and urban design becoming merely a politically required token of democratic involvement - a kind of fake participation that does not actually engage the participants in any meaningful way - architects, planners, and designers need to commit themselves and relinquish control, as <em><strong>Jeremy Till </strong></em>claims in an interview with us entitled <strong>"Distributing Power"</strong>. With this new issue of <strong>MONU </strong>on the topic of <strong><em>"Participatory Urbanism"</em></strong> we aim to find out and reassess to what extent individual citizens really can and should become proactive in the production and development of cities and in the shaping of neighbourhoods, and where the limits of such <em><strong>Participatory Urbanism</strong></em> really lie. However, giving up control and power can be tricky, as planning experts are usually sceptical of participation procedures and tend to consider such procedures an interference in their competences. Instead, they tend to reject the possibility of enrichment of urbanist practic...</p> Architectural Record has been sold, again Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-24T12:54:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T12:54:18-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Record and other publications aimed at architects are not immune from the struggle of condescendingly termed &ldquo;legacy&rdquo; publications that teeter in the face of punishing economics. Does the fate of Record, founded 1891, matter to readers who now have so many ways to access information? [...] Record editors visit the projects they write about. Setting and context really matter as anyone who takes architecture seriously knows.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Archinect to host party & book launch for "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" at the Neutra VDL Saturday, May 2nd! Justine Testado 2015-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T22:45:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, May 2! Archinect is heading out to the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles for the "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" West Coast book launch. Archinect, Neutra VDL House, and The Graham Foundation will be co-hosting the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>The Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles will be hosting the event. (Photo: David Hartwell</em>)</p><p>Organized by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular</a>, "Treatise" is a publication project featuring the collective works of 14 young design offices, who each explore the concept: <em>"Why Write? And why write alone?" </em>"Treatise" originates from Lai's Graham Foundation grant to pursue non-conformist approaches to architecture, and it made its debut as an exhibition in Chicago's Graham Foundation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in January</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> will be serving espresso and espresso-based drinks -- including espresso-based cocktails! Special guests will soon be announced.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP now</a></strong>. (The event is free!)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>View of &ldquo;Treatise: Why Write Alone?&rdquo;, 2015, Graham Foundation, Ch...</em></p> MONU #22 on Transnational Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-04-21T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T20:47:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="878" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, emphasized in an exclusive interview with MONU entitled &ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo; on the topic of &ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, <em><strong>Jean-Louis Missika</strong></em>, emphasized in an exclusive interview with <strong>MONU</strong> entitled <strong>&ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo;</strong> on the topic of <strong>&ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;</strong>. This new issue of <strong>MONU</strong> focuses on the impact of <strong>transnational processes</strong> on cities in general and the consequences of <strong>transnational relations</strong> between individuals, groups, firms, or institutions for cities in particular. We deemed it necessary to dedicate an entire issue to the phenomenon of <strong>transnationalism</strong> in relation to the city, to architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economical, and cultural terms, as these days, more than ever before, and due to the development of technologies that have made transportation and communication infinitely more accessib...</p> Schindler Lab Initiative recounts intricate process behind Schindler House artistic interventions Justine Testado 2015-03-24T10:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This publication documents an exhibition-oriented initiative that prompts artists and architects to develop installations highlighting Rudolph M. Schindler&rsquo;s domestic experiment...Visitors often ask detailed questions. They are curious about Schindler&rsquo;s thought process when designing and constructing the house; how the house has been used, understood, and canonized throughout the decades; and how the house is holding up today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For years, the Schindler House in West Hollywood has served as a cultural backdrop for a multitude of MAK Center exhibitions that have -- in turn -- continuously reinvented the experience of the house and also uniquely demonstrate the ongoing need to preserve the house. Whether engaging with the house itself, examining its use as a domestic space, or reflecting on its 93-year-old history as a modernist icon, every one of these artistic interventions resulted from a meticulous process of discussion, debate, and creative problem solving -- all of which the MAK Center chronicles in an online publication known as the Schindler Lab.</p><p>First initiated in 2011 by MAK Center consultant and cultural producer Sara Daleiden, the Schindler Lab is divided into sections that starts off with the Schindler House's architecture and history. The publication then goes on to present the variety of perspectives, proposals, and after-thoughts that architects, designers, artists, curators, and administrators...</p> Let's talk about money in architecture Alexander Walter 2015-02-25T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:31:21-05:00 <img src="" width="480" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although money is often seen as a taboo topic in art schools, a group of Yale alumni is urging professional architects to place more value on the relationship between money and architecture. The Yale Architectural Journal&rsquo;s latest edition, titled &ldquo;Money,&rdquo; discusses the controversial role of money in the field of architecture. [...] ranging from Frank Gehry to Yale School of Architecture Professor Keller Easterling, the issue urges architects to reconsider the financial side of their work.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about&nbsp;<em>Perspecta 47: Money</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" to debut at the Graham Foundation this Friday Justine Testado 2015-01-21T18:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:25:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming publication and exhibition "<em>Treatise: Why Write Alone?</em>" at the Graham Foundation in Chicago utilizes the architectural treatise as a platform for experimentation, theoretical inquiry, and debate through the collective works of 14 emerging designers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <em>Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai),"Inside Outside In-between," 2014-15.</em></p><p>Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai developed the exhibition after receiving a recent grant from the Graham Foundation. Based on the idea, "Why Write? And why write alone?", the exhibition will display over 200 new and recent drawings, models, multimedia installations, and site-specific wall drawings that will fill the galleries of the Graham Foundation's historic Madlener House.</p><p>The exhibition will feature the works of:</p><ul><li><strong>Bittertang</strong> (Michael Loverich &amp; Antonio Torres), New York, NY</li><li><strong>Bureau Spectacular</strong> (Jimenez Lai), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>CAMES/Gibson</strong> (Grant Gibson), Chicago IL</li><li><strong>Design With Company</strong> (Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Fake Industries Architectu...</strong></li></ul> Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T09:40:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After Christopher Karlson <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the coveted Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a> in 2011, he was required to document his research as images, drawings, and text to be submitted as a compilation report to the Rotch Trustees. Now, that report is finally available to the public as a print-on-demand book.</p><p>The 363-page document shows Karlson's yearlong journey to 35 European performance arts landmarks as an exploration of commercialized culture in the 'post-Bilbao' period (1997 to the present).</p><p>More details on Karlson's research right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"<strong>Research Brief: </strong>A total of 35 examples of performing-arts-based architecture - spanning almost 240 years of civic metamorphosis - was observed in 28 autonomous cities using Europe&rsquo;s crowded and competitive urban network as a point of reference and comparative analysis."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The intention is to investigate the results of such completed projects that all encounter distinctive urban scales, cultural settings, and political footing - with focus on engagement in urban re...</p> Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T18:12:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>[takes action]</em>&nbsp;is the fourth issue from <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a></strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect's collaborative publication with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InfraNet Lab</a>.&nbsp;Edited by a diverse collection of professionals from the intersecting worlds of architecture, environment, and digital culture, <strong>Bracket</strong>'s content is sourced from an open-call for submissions.</p><p><strong>Bracket</strong> <em>[takes action]</em> asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on?</p><p>How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions? Bracket 4 provokes spatial practice&rsquo;s potential to incite and respond to action today.</p><p>Peruse the selected entries (on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brand new website</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!</a>):&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bracket</strong>&nbsp;<em>[takes action]</em></a></p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> included:</p><ul><li>Pier Vittorio Aureli, founding partner of Dogma,&nbsp;teaches at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture in London</a> and is visiting professor at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>.</li><li>Vishaan Chakrabarti,&nbsp;Principal at&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>.</em></li><li>Adam Green...</li></ul> eVolo Skyscrapers 2 now available for pre-order Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:17:00-04:00 >2016-03-10T17:32:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need inspiration to prepare for next year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVOLO</a> Skyscraper Competition? eVOLO's latest publication,<em> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 </em>is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available for pre-order</a> throughout April! Only 1,000 copies worldwide are in stock.</p><p>As the follow-up to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the acclaimed first edition,</a> the hardcover, 628-page book showcases 150 of the best skyscraper submissions to the popular eVOLO Skyscraper Competition from the past few years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>These reimagined super-tall structures explore technological advances, sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural solutions to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the world's contemporary cities.</p><p><strong>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to order.</strong> Orders will ship out in May.</p><p>For more eVOLO on Archinect, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Nine days left for L.A. Forum's DINGBAT 2.0 Kickstarter campaign Justine Testado 2014-02-07T15:17:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:52:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little over a week left, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design launched their first <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> to support the production and distribution of their upcoming book, <em>DINGBAT 2.0</em>, the first in-depth study of the ubiquitous dingbat apartment -- a common, easy-to-identify structure in Los Angeles that apparently no one&nbsp; talks about.</p><p>Co-edited by former L.A. Forum Board of Directors president Thurman Grant and former board member and Radical Craft principal Joshua G. Stein, each section of the book offers a look into its history, future, and value in L.A.'s urban identity. Features include essays, winning entries of the Dingbat 2.0 competition, and panel discussions between some notable figures.<br><br>Here's more detail about the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>"Just as Banham used Los Angeles as a lens through which we could imagine a new form of urbanism emerging across the globe, Dingbat 2.0 uses the dingbat apartment type to explore the seemingly paradoxical potential for individual ide...</p> BRACKET [takes action]: Call for Submissions Archinect 2013-12-09T19:43:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T11:49:49-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 4th issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is<em> [takes action]</em>.</p><p>The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.</p><p>Following is the full submission brief:</p><p><strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.&rdquo;</em> &mdash;Markus Miessen</p><p><br><strong>Call for submissions</strong><br>Hannah Arendt&rsquo;s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites &ldquo;action&rdquo; as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the <em>vita active</em> (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously &lsquo;bottom-up&rsquo; and &lsquo;top-down&rsquo;. In the more than fifty years since Arendt&rsquo;s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is expressed, has dramati...</p> J,P:A and Wes Jones is Kickstarting a 2nd printing of "Instramental Form" Archinect 2013-03-19T17:03:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T22:21:58-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instrumental Form is the first publication of &ldquo;Words, Buildings: Machines&rdquo; produced by Wes Jones and the office of J,P:A. ... this publication documents the work of the office and its unique ongoing engagement with technology, from the office's inception in 1993 until 1997. The original edition has been long out of print and is much sought-after. With this 2nd Edtiion J,P:A hopes to make this early work more widely available...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Henning Larsen Architects shares "Design with Knowledge" on Issuu Archinect 2013-02-05T20:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-08T13:16:57-05:00 <img src="" width="631" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cross-disciplinary research collaboration between The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), among others, Henning Larsen Architects has developed a knowledge-based design approach. The research has continuously been tested on real projects. By means of a number of articles and cases, the book presents the results, analyses and methods which make it possible to work with sustainability as a design parameter.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Call for contributions zawia#01:Utopia Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-12-17T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="" width="438" height="548" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"... If history has taught us that the realization of a utopia is necessarily its destruction, Can we regard this process as a continuously failing attempt of architectural hallucinations? Or is it a way to promote escapism from an inevitable dystopic reality? ..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The call for contributions for the upcoming volume zawia#01:Utopia is out now. We are expecting abstracts until the 28th of January. Please download the document by visiting our website <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> or by simply clicking here <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> [Zawia is an English &amp; Arabic publication &amp; collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; Urbanism]</p> MONU #17 ON NEXT URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2012-10-16T11:50:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T15:02:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="878" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next to interviews with Saskia Sassen and with the Nigerian-born architect Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, and a series of contributions that discuss Next Urbanism in general, we feature eleven articles that focus specifically on the cities of each of the Next Eleven countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This new issue of MONU is dedicated entirely to the topic of "Next Urbanism" - meaning the urbanism of the cities of the so-called "Next Eleven" or "N-11", which include eleven countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey, South Korea, and Vietnam. These countries have been identified as growing into, along with the BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India, and China - the world's largest economies in the 21st century. Next to interviews with Saskia Sassen and with the Nigerian-born architect Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, and a series of contributions that discuss Next Urbanism in general, we feature eleven articles that focus specifically on the cities of each of the Next Eleven countries. The issue opens with an article entitled "Santa Fe-ing the World" by Joel Garreau, who envisions the future of the Next Urbanism as being organized in dramatically different settlement patterns that feature widely dispersed new aggregations, made possible by new informa...</p> VISIBILITY, the Fall 12 issue of MAS Context, is released Archinect 2012-10-12T18:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-14T20:17:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making visible the invisible. That was the title of our interview with interactive designer George Legrady published in our Information issue and the name of one of his most known projects. Conceived for the Seattle Public Library, it visualizes the circulation of books going in and out of the library&rsquo;s collection. This issue continues to make visible the invisible conditions present around us that inform the way we engage with the city...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contributions by Jim Abele, Lorenz B&uuml;rgi, Chris Carlsson, Andrew Clark, Annette Ferrara, Iker Gil, Carolina Gonz&aacute;lez Vives, Pedro Hern&aacute;ndez, Zahra Jewanjee, Jon Johnstone, David Karle, Manuel Lima, Joanna Livieratos, Pablo Mart&iacute;nez, Mark McGinnis, Richard Mosse, OMNIBUS, Antonio Petrov, Stefanie Posavec, Salottobuono, Mar Santamar&iacute;a, Ya&rsquo;el Santopinto, and Jonathan Wong. Guest cover designer is Anthony Burrill.</p> Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been Archinect 2012-10-05T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:38:12-04:00 <img src="" width="310" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> d3 launches first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble Archinect 2012-08-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:50:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of <em>d3:dialog: &gt;assemble</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Here's the official announcement we've received from d3:</p> <p> <em>&gt;assemble</em> will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.<br> d3 publications may be purchased on-line in Europe and North America (<a href=";qid=1345180402&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=d3%3Adialog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon</a>).</p> <p> <strong><em>Assemble</em><br><em>d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design</em></strong><br> editors, Gregory Marinic &amp; Mary-Jo Schlachter<br> 320 pages in full color</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>d3:dialog</em> is an international journal of con...</p> WAIzine 2 Coming Soon (Reserve your copy!) croixe 2012-06-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T06:19:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About It? Part 2 to be released on July 7, 2012</strong></p> <p> The second issue of the graphic narrative in magazine format by WAI Architecture Think Tank includes essays, Manifestos, Projects, Collages and a series of Conversations with:<br> Simona Rota (Madrid)<br> Zhang Ke / standardarchitecture (Beijing)<br> Bernd Upmeyer / MONU&nbsp;&nbsp; (Rotterdam)<br> Perry Kulper&nbsp; (Michigan)</p> <p> To order a printed copy (numbered limited edition of 100) of the WAIzine part 2 please email your order <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong> (Subject: waizine) and you will receive a reply with the shipping details and an invoice through PayPal. If bank transfer is preferred please let us know.</p> <p> WAIzine part 2 Information<br> What About It? Part 1<br> Soft cover, 100 pages , Black / White, Colour<br> Dimmensions: 205mm by 275mm<br> Publisher: WAI Architecture Think Tank Publishers<br> Language: English</p> <p> For pricing and more information go to: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> …China changes you Metropolitan Monk 2012-05-16T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T23:35:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> interviews Dutch architect John van de Water &ndash; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT ARCHITECTS China</a> &ndash; about his book &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">You can&rsquo;t change China, China changes you</a>&rdquo; [010 publisher, 2012]. The book is a a formidable page-turner telling the story of a three-year long architectural discovery in and of China. In the interviews John van de Water talks about his motives to write the book, to come and a set-up office in China, the tension he feels between a Dutch/Western and a Chinese approach to architecture and talks about the discovery and rethinking of two basic design parameters that are related to the limits of architectural design in China.</p> <p> Extract:</p> <p> First of all it is a shortcoming of western architects to think that we are equipped to provide solutions to answers. Chinese architects provide possibilities and western architects provide solutions. The second shortcoming is that we always want to change. [...] We tend to think that we can make flexible buildings, but Chinese people are able to make m...</p> New Book: Generic Specific Continuum scalar architecture 2012-04-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T16:25:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="831" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The work of Spanish architect Julio Salcedo is shown in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this book</a> as a series of built and speculative projects. Salcedo's houses, early achievements that stunned both academic and professional circles with their freshness and precocious sophistication are presented with unpublished competition proposals for large-scale buildings. The projects in their varying locales, scales and ambitions all demonstrate a commitment to architecture as a conceptual medium with a capacity to tackle complex ideas as well as a material practice with a transformative worldliness. Each is a built essay that works through architectural problems of form, construction and material to achieve a thought-provoking resolution in a difficult yet satisfying beauty. The book complements a thorough graphic documentation of selected projects with Salcedo's own writings and critical essays by Luis Rojo and Ivan Rupnik.</p> <p> As Michael Sorkin said at the Book Launch Party: "The book feels like a series of snapshots ta...</p> Kickstart: WAX MAGAZINE Paul Petrunia 2012-03-20T23:06:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T02:28:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are two graphic designers and a writer who all surf together. When at our local breaks, we found that many of the people we met were artists, architects, designers, and writers &mdash; often leaders in their fields. We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a rich dialogue in the urban surf community.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> MONU #15 "Post-Ideological Urbanism" - Review by Michael Hirschbichler Archinect 2012-03-15T21:05:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T15:34:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="896" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In its latest issue #15 Rotterdam-based MONU magazine set out on a daring journey to investigate, as chief editor Bernd Upmeyer proclaims, &ldquo;one of the most fascinating and biggest issues of our time and in culture, or what is left of it: the non-ideological &ndash; or better post-ideological &ndash; conditions of our society when it comes to cities.&rdquo; At a time when the news is full of reports on breathtaking riots erupting in European cities, revolutionary chain reactions and their cruel suppression in the Arabic world, the rejuvenation and continuation of the world&rsquo;s most isolated and propagandistically charged dictatorial empire in Asia, among many others, assuming a post-ideological condition might seem contradictory. Now even more than in recent history, ideological battles are being fought and their physical and violent revolutionary implementation transforms the reality of many urban territories. How can it be that, when it comes to urbanism, the non-ideological and post-ideological gai...</p> Archinect Zine #1, AI WEIWEI, newly released!! Archinect 2011-07-06T12:29:00-04:00 >2013-01-28T14:19:07-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We're excited to announce the release of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first issue in the Archinect Zine</a>! This is a collaboration between Archinect and our friend Christian Chaudhari's publishing initiative <em>Friction House</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Creator and producer of the Archinect Zine is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian Chaudhari</a>, LA-based architect, writer, cultural observer. "Strategically place it anywhere in your house... Impress the mailman, get the chicks (or dudes), stump your professor, or that smart ass friend of yours. The benefits other than knowledge are endless!", he tongue-in-cheek lists some of the Zine's benefits.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Christian continues to explain what you can expect in the Zine premiere AI WEIWEI issue:</p> <p> <em>"The most absurd bits of Chinese culture, art news and dissident activism directly or remotely related to Ai Weiwei (crazy awesome Chinese artist who got in a hella lot of trouble with China, in case you live under a rock) printed in this ultra compact, super graphic, mega-bitchin magazine. A collaboration between the aweso...</em></p>