Archinect - News 2017-08-23T00:26:02-04:00 "Women in architecture" vs. "now in architecture": Mimi Zeiger on gender and architecture today Nicholas Korody 2016-03-01T15:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a while I&rsquo;ve held the belief that identifying oneself as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect. How else to describe the clich&eacute;d sartorial signifiers: extreme eyewear, black daywear and designer footwear? As the education of an architect is so historically weighted to a canon of male practitioners, theorists and educators, a woman entering the field often operates as a kind of architectural androgyne...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...we are trained to see world of design through black-framed, male-coloured glasses. Gender differentiation, then, comes with a thorny rhetorical question: &lsquo;What&rsquo;s the difference?&rsquo; If the goal is to recognise talent, experimentation and innovation, there seems no reason to create a binary in the field."</em></p><p>For more articles on issues related to gender-parity and -visibility in architecture, take a look at these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li></ul> Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:49-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> Editor's Picks #290 Nam Henderson 2012-11-20T11:24:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:06:32-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> With the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Yagiyama</a> in Sendai, Japan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuya Saito Architects</a>. The one-story house for an old couple, located in Sendai's hilly Yagiyama district was photographed by Yasuhiro Takagi.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded a contract to design and construct a centerpiece, billion-dollar national stadium that forms a key part of Tokyo&rsquo;s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games</a>. <strong>Thayer-D</strong> reacted "<em>These images are quite spectacular!&nbsp; The exterior reminds me of some beautiful animal skull that Georgia O'Keefe would have painted.&nbsp;&nbsp; I hope the street level view of this building is as sympathetic as these images</em>" while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> noted it was "<em>within walking distance of my office.&nbsp; nice area.&nbsp; olympics would be cool here too, but hopefully this stadium makes sense without them coming.&nbsp; looking forward to seeing it go up</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> David Ng reported, that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past Saturday the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (also designed by ar...</a></p>