Archinect - News 2017-09-25T06:04:30-04:00 Sadar + Vuga declare, "Humor is a rare quality in architecture" in a new documentary on the influential Slovenian firm Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T18:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T18:36:59-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Rejecting self-serious notions in favor of playful, experimental, and bold architecture, Slovenian architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadar + Vuga</a> have made a name themselves in the twenty-one years since they founded their practice.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Sadar+Vuga&rsquo;s Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) in Slovenia</em></a></p><p>One of the few firms to openly state that their work is "intentionally imperfect and awkward, robust, and ambiguous," Sadar + Vuga's work is now profiled in a documentary entitled "Sadar + Vuga XX." Watch the trailer below.&nbsp;</p><p><em>From the architects...</em></p><p>Focus of Sadar+Vuga XX documentary by director Damjan Kozole is the design process behind one of the most influential Slovenian architectural studios of the new generation, Sadar+Vuga.</p><p>The documentary Sadar+Vuga XX explores the production and communication of the Slovenian architectural firm Sadar+Vuga established by Jurij Sadar and Bo&scaron;tjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996. Individual reflections and talks with Slovenian and foreign architects, architectural critics and policy-makers, co...</p> We talk about utopias Nam Henderson 2013-01-16T19:33:00-05:00 >2014-06-18T13:54:01-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>But the insights of the maturing sciences of nature and human nature&mdash;of evolution and ecology and how human biology interacts with an environment&mdash;are only beginning to be applied systematically in design education and day-to-day practice...In the design professions we are, in a sense, like doctors trained more deeply in anatomy than in a patient&rsquo;s total experience</p></em><br /><br /><p> Over the last (approx) 6 weeks <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Lamb Hart</a> (a practicing architect and planner and founder and a principal in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hart Howerton</a>) has been blogging/developing an idea he labels "<em>A New Humanism</em>" and laying out it's implications in relation to architecture and our built environment. Specifically, he believes that the design professions have been falling behind in their understanding of one of the defining enterprises of the Modern revolution, the application of the maturing, fast-moving sciences of ecology and human behavior &mdash; and the compromised results are showing.</p>