Archinect - News 2017-10-17T18:33:38-04:00 Driveway urbanism: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #3 with Jenna Didier, founder of Materials & Applications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-23T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:36:32-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>One-to-One</strong></a> guest is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jenna Didier</strong></a>, founder of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> research and exhibition space in Los Angeles. Didier started the driveway-sized venue in the front yard of her Silver Lake home in the early 2000s, looking for a space to establish community and exchange for like-minded architects, artists, designers, and makers in the city. M&amp;A has since hosted installations by architects such as&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Operations</a>), Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>) and Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues (of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues&nbsp;Studio</a>), among many others, and regularly holds events and gatherings.</p><p>More recently, Didier also founded Urban Applications: an initiative of M&amp;A that works directly in and with local communities on environmental installations. We spoke about her work with robotics and fountains, and how creative communities are formed in sprawling metropolises.</p><p>Listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #3 with&nbsp;<strong>Jenna Didier</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and ...</a></li></ul> There is nothing so stable as change: Nick Taylor, director of BIG's 2WTC video, and McShane Murnane of Project M Plus on Archinect Sessions #34 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-18T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-08T10:13:28-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Easily the biggest news of last week, and probably of this year, was the unveiling of BIG's design for 2WTC. For a project of such status, on such a highly charged site, representation must be handled with expert care &ndash; so to dig a bit deeper into <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the splashy video introducing&nbsp;2WTC</a>, we spoke with Nick Taylor, co-founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> and director of the BIG video. We cover Squint/Opera's historied relationship with architects and how creative vision is managed across many powerful stakeholders.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also sat down with McShane Murnane, architecture director and co-founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project M Plus</a>, a husband-wife creative studio out of Los Angeles' Silver Lake. Often viewed as a case-study for gentrification in LA, Silver Lake has established a highly specific aesthetic within the Californian sensibility, that has its pros and cons &ndash; we speak with Murnane about how he's dealt with issues of developmental displacement head-on.</p><p>And in the news, we discuss how&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>&nbsp;is faring am...</p> Artist bedecks decrepit Bates Motel in ghost-white before eventual demolition Justine Testado 2015-04-24T14:34:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:57:04-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>This project [titled 'Projection'], announced last October, is probably the first time in a long time that the old inn (aka the Sunset Pacific) has gotten so much attention. The Bates&mdash;whose nickname is as much a callback to 'Psycho' as it is to the motel's location near the intersection of Bates and Sunset&mdash;has been vacant for decades, except for the squatters and the occasional, totally fun-looking, likely illegal party</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist Vincent Lamouroux went all out in covering Silver Lake's Bates Motel in stark white limewash for his piece titled, <em>Projection</em>, which officially opens on April 26. As of now, the derelict landmark will eventually be razed to make room for three mixed-users.</p> An Octogenarian’s Modernist Dream Comes to Life Archinect 2012-05-10T13:51:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T16:54:53-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Here is the most modern of modern houses I&rsquo;ve ever seen and loved,&rdquo; she wrote, describing the turquoise mosaic tile, the compact state-of-the-art kitchen, the distant views of city lights, the proximity to her daughter&rsquo;s family and the circular stairway that she felt, sadly, too old to sail down. &ldquo;I guess you can&rsquo;t expect to have too many dreams answered,&rdquo; she concluded. &ldquo;At least, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to see the Morris House, to know it existed.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Next Archinect Sessions this Saturday, November 5 Archinect 2011-11-01T14:54:17-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <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, November 5th, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, in collaboration 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 second event this year we're very honored to host Sci Arc's Marcelo Spina and Cal Poly Pomona's Axel Prichard-Schmitzberger, to talk about&nbsp; architecture's potential future in both the academic setting and in practice.</p> <p> Tickets can be purchased @ <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p>