Archinect - News 2017-10-20T19:39:48-04:00 Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-11T17:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T15:25:43-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We visited Ray Kappe in his breathtaking home in Rustic Canyon, Los Angeles, to hear his thoughts on the shifting grounds of architecture education, and how architecture seems to always play catch-up to the historical zeitgeist. In a career spanning 60+ years and counting &ndash; including his roles as co-founder of Cal Poly Pomona's architecture department, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">founding-director of SCI-Arc</a> &ndash; Kappe has not only been an impressive force of architectural practice (often referred to as an under-the-radar southern Californian modern master), but an educator constantly seeking to bring science and the world at large into architecture.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#18 with&nbsp;<strong>Ray Kappe</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p>Photos of the Kappe Residence:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p>... In Residence: Ray Kappe Orhan Ayyüce 2014-11-23T23:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-27T14:39:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A modern masterpiece of glass and redwood, the home of architect Ray Kappe is often referenced as one of the greatest residences in Southern California, looks much the same today as it did a half-century ago&mdash;a contemporary extension of the early SoCal glass-house tradition, begun decades earlier by architects like Rudolph Schindler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Harwell Hamilton Harris.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>I remember writing this back in 2006 for an AIA convention piece.</p><p>"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kappe Houses</a>&nbsp;are interesting in that they visually take you to places without you physically moving an inch. His spaces don't stop. You can look but you won't see a line that doesn't depart, travel, connect or fly away into the canyons. He is daringly modern, moving you through the bottlenecks of organized combustion before dropping you in his poetry of space, architectural construction, scale, light and experiment."</p><p></p> Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22 Paul Petrunia 2011-10-14T01:35:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T15:47:27-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.</p><p>Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals from the tangents of architecture, in and around Southern California, moderated by Archinect's Orhan Ayyuce.</p><p>For our first event we're very honored to host Ray Kappe, to talk about his impressive career as a practicing architect and academic.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to reserve your seats.</a></p><p>For those of you who can attend, and for those of you who can't we'll be posting videos on Archinect shortly following each event.</p> Short Essay: Thank you Esther McCoy Orhan Ayyüce 2011-09-30T11:52:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> I met Esther McCoy in1978 AIA Regional Conference, Newport Beach, California. I was there as a young wonderer hoping to find information on architecture and study it.<br> Unknowingly and randomly I walked into one of the conference rooms and listened an inspired young architect, Eric Moss, showing kind of buildings I have never seen before.<br> After the presentation to roughly twenty people, the audience moved to a small patio area outside the room. This is when I lit the cigarette of this silver haired elegant and youthful lady who asked for a match and we start to talk. I responded to her curiosity and in few minutes I told her my story about wanting to go to architecture school. This was right around time I was rejected by "American citizens and California residents only" Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for being a foreign student. I described her my birthplace Izmir and the Aegean architecture of Turkey. She was taking a great delight of my story, description of architecture I grew up wit...</p> Cal Poly Pomona ENV40 Celebration Sarah Lorenzen 2011-04-12T15:09:02-04:00 >2011-04-12T17:54:27-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Event includes panel discussions featuring leaders of the environmental design professions including: Marvin J. Malecha, Ray Kappe, Richard Chylinski, Frank Clementi, Stefanos Polyzoides, Deborah Sussman, Michael Rotondi, Ken Smith, Rick Bishop, and Lorraine Wild.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SCHEDULE OF ENV 40 PANELS, Saturday April 16th 2011<br><br>10 &ndash; 11 am:&nbsp; The early years<br></p> <ul><li>Dean Emeritus Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, 2009 President of the American Institute of Architects</li><li>Professor Emeritus Ray Kappe, FAIA, former Chair of the Architecture Department (who went on to found SCI-ARC)</li><li>Professor Emeritus Richard Chylinski, FAIA, former Chair of the Architecture Department (who helped establish the department in 1966)</li><li>Professor Emeritus Ken Nakaba, FASLA, former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Professor Emeritus Bob Perry, Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Professor Emeritus Charles Loggins, Urban and Regional Planning Department, former Associate Dean of ENV<br></li></ul><p>11 &ndash; 11:45 am:&nbsp; Years of growth<br></p> <ul><li>Dean Emeritus Barry Wasserman, FAIA, former California State Architect</li><li>Professor Emeritus Rod Tapp, FASLA, Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Calvin Abe, FASLA, AHBE Landscape Architects</li><li>Steven A. Preston, FAICP, City Manager, City of San Gabriel</li><li>Bob Kain, AIA, Healthcare Principal, HMC Architec...</li></ul>