Archinect - News 2017-08-20T15:15:14-04:00 Fast Co Design wonders, "Why Is There So Much Modern Architecture In The NRA’s New Ad?" Orhan Ayyüce 2017-07-05T15:13:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T18:47:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For decades, authoritarian regimes have waged war on modern architecture and the philosophy it embodies. A new ad proves it&rsquo;s still a target.</p></em><br /><br /><p><u> </u>In an alarmingly threatening and dangerous ad, NRA attacks intellectualism (in its core sense) via modern architecture. This savage ad might not only target your profession and/or your education but also puts the&nbsp;average citizen in front of the barrel of a gun.<br></p> Designing around gun violence Nicholas Korody 2016-08-04T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-04T12:48:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our culture of fear has changed the role of architecture in the United States. In just 2016 alone, the country has seen 221 mass shootings, and we struggle to keep up with the stream of international terrorism attacks by groups like ISIS and Boko Haram. If you listen to the news for too long, every building we enter seems compromised, from malls and movie theaters to schools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>So while legislators falter over gun control laws, architects and building designers are working to rethink the concept of a safe space.</em></p><p>For more architectural responses to public health issues, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">What are the world's most violent cities?</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Revising the city in the aftermath of violence</a></li></ul> Guns in the Studio: Texas' new campus carry law prompted Architecture Dean Fritz Steiner to resign. He joins us to discuss the law's effect on architecture education, on Archinect Sessions #55 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-03T15:05:00-05:00 >2017-07-06T13:59:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A new Texas state law going into effect on August 1 (exactly 50 years after the clocktower shootings at UT-Austin, by student and ex-marine Charles Whitman)&nbsp;will allow concealed handguns to be brought into public university campus buildings. This isn't sitting well with many members of the public university system, as educators and administrators are now tasked with regulating the presence of guns inside studios and classrooms, and fear that such a law will scare people away from the school (not to mention the obvious safety concerns).</p><p>Dean of the architecture school at UT-Austin, Frederick "Fritz" Steiner, has been critical of the law from its inception, and faced with having to enforce it as campus policy, was prompted to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">leave the school for the deanship at PennDesign</a>.</p><p>While not the sole reason for his resignation, Steiner is adamant that such a law is simply not good for architecture education and studio culture, and joins us on the podcast to discuss.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 55 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archi...</strong></a></p> Gunman reported on Yale's Old Campus Archinect 2013-11-25T12:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T12:22:09-05:00 <img src="" width="550" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yale sent out an email alert at 10:17 a.m. It read: &ldquo;New Haven Police have received an anonymous call from a phone booth in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue reporting a person on the Yale Campus with a gun. There have been NOT confirmations or sightings of this person. Yale and New Haven police are in the area. If you have information, please call 911 immediately. Yale Police advises those on campus to remain in their current location and shelter in place until there is additional information.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #306 Nam Henderson 2013-03-12T12:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T11:23:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Wiesergut a complex renovation and extension by by GOGL ARCHITEKTEN</a>, located in Hinterglemm/Salzburger Land, Austria.&nbsp;<strong>FRaC </strong>thought "<em>those cold roofs are hot!</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the financial times Emma Jacobs chatted with&nbsp; Zaha Hadid an "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unlikely &lsquo;pushover&rsquo; who doesn&rsquo;t play safe</a>".&nbsp;In response <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> commented "<em>I wouldn't work for free, but I'd be happy to be bullied by Zaha for a short term.&nbsp; Like a wilderness survival camp-type vacation</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>GiaCarbello </strong>replied "<em>Diplomacy aside. Donna Sink. Wow. Your comment is as low as Hadids and Schumachers lame comments regarding their inexcusable behavior. They have an idea in their heads that &lsquo;uncompromising standards&rsquo; is the reasons being for such behaviour. Hadid had to fight her way to the top because of a male dominated industry and forgot along the way to find a balance. Self integrity and self respect at lost</em>".</p> <p> However <strong>Apurimac </strong>argued "<em>For christ's sa...</em></p> Our hearts are with the families at Sandy Hook Elementary School Paul Petrunia 2012-12-14T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-12-21T16:12:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I'm sorry for using this platform for a personal, off-topic, message. It's been a while since I have. But, today's tragedy in Connecticut is about as sad as it gets. This isn't an issue of politics or civil rights. This is an issue about humanity, and good vs. evil. I hope that if anything positive comes out of today's event, it's that the gun control debate will end in this country.</p>