Archinect - News 2017-08-23T06:24:46-04:00 Paolo Soleri Amphitheater featured at SITE Santa Fe Biennial conradskinner 2016-08-08T01:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T18:59:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect Conrad Skinner&rsquo;s five-year research project into the history of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paolo Soleri</a> Amphitheater plays a lead role in <strong><em>much wider than a line</em></strong><em>, </em>SITE <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santa Fe</a>&rsquo;s 2016 biennial dedicated to new art from the Americas.&nbsp; The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibition</a> which features 35 artists and two archival projects including Skinner&rsquo;s, runs at SITE Santa Fe through January 8, 2017.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Skinner&rsquo;s project introduces visitors to <strong><em>much wider than a line</em></strong><em> </em>with a 700 square-foot gallery that includes a photographic mural of the Amphitheater from which projects an arcing concrete bench, architect&rsquo;s drawings reproduced from Soleri&rsquo;s sketchbooks, and a micaceous clay model of the Amphitheater by artist Eliza Naranjo-Morse.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater re-imagined Western theater space by introducing Native American precedents and represented the turning point in Native American arts education that the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) initiated in the mid-1960s. The Amphitheater grew out of a creative collaboration betw...</p> Editor's Picks #311 Nam Henderson 2013-04-16T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T23:57:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="627" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in his <strong>NEXT SERIES:</strong> features, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> spoofed the rise of architectural firms who hire media experts, also known as social media coordinators or marketing directors. The piece titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Specialist Wanted</a> began provocatively "<em>in architectural media, what it used to be &lsquo;there is no such thing as bad publicity&rsquo; in the prime print years, has turned into &lsquo;puffery is the only publicity&rsquo; in the age of social media and infinite promotion</em>"...</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> doubted "<em>an architect would personally insult someone who dislikes their building, why is OK for someone hired by an architect to do so? Have architects forgotten that they serve clients and the public, not their own egos and interests?</em>".</p> <p> While, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> offered up some praise for <strong>Orhan</strong> and an answer to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&rsquo;s previous comment/question "<em>another great piece of irony truth and fiction, orhan. @ steven, we never pay to be published, except that it costs us a bit of time to prepare material......</em></p> Visionary architect Paolo Soleri has died at 93 Archinect 2013-04-09T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-15T20:12:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary architect Paolo Soleri,the Italian-born designer of the experimental Arizona city near Cordes Junction called Arcosanti, died Tuesday. He was 93. Arcosanti officials confirmed the death in a statement. Soleri, one of the last living direct disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a $3.5 million pedestrian bridge in Scottsdale - Soleri Bridge &amp; Plaza, the only completed bridge of the hundreds he designed. It is located southwest of Camelback and Scottsdale roads.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Interview with Jeff Stein on Soleri’s Model Sustainable City Archinect 2012-10-25T18:12:00-04:00 >2012-10-26T23:52:18-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Arcosanti, some 42 years after it first was begun in 1970, is just a tiny fragment of what it intends to become &mdash; a town for a few thousand people. Right now, we&rsquo;re at a population of a little less than 100. It&rsquo;s pretty easy at that small scale to join architecture and ecology, but we have in mind some bigger ideas. While they certainly come from Paolo Soleri, they also come from Henry David Thoreau.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>