Archinect - News 2017-08-19T09:10:19-04:00 Duality + tension = elegance in the Ivanhoe House Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T18:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T18:04:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How does one maintain excitement while embodying elegance? The artful tension of the Ivanhoe House, as designed by Billy Kavellaris of the Australian firm KUD, is an excellent example. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, the single-story 370 square meter house initially engages visitors with its unusual aesthetics and then creates settings that are elegant without ever becoming staid. "The house is a clever orchestration of balancing tension that has created wondrous moments throughout. Ivanhoe house can be read as a conversation of dualities, of heavy and lightness, public and private and of light and darkness," as the architect explains in his project description.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This conversation starts with the imposing rectilinear entryway, which combines weighty solidity with the allure of a luxurious glassed-in portico. During the day, the entryway resembles a black void, but at night with the lights on, it becomes a vividly lit domestic portal. The mass of the entryway is echoed by a...</p> "[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T12:15:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a fifty-one minute conversation with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> critic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> does little to dispel his reputation as a media-friendly starchitect who dances his way around thorny design issues by reminding everyone of the rose. When Kimmelman brings up the wind issues that an 80th story outdoor space (such as the ones proposed for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two World Trade Center</a>) is likely to encounter, Ingels relates an anecdote about how in Denmark the only car to have is a convertible, because even if the pleasant days are rare, they must be savored fully.</p><p>However, it is Ingels' redefinition of the architect's role, especially in the context of&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion about how to shape the future cultural vibe of Manhattan, that makes Kimmelman shift in&nbsp;his&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingels: [Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives.</p><p>Kimmelman: You make the architect sound a little more passive or receptive than maybe I'm comfortable with. Do you think the architect is just receiving other peopl...</p> Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:59:32-04:00 <img src="" width="538" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Book Launch: "L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s" author in conversation with Aaron Betsky, Sylvia Lavin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-06T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T20:51:50-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Tuesday's book launch for <em>L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s</em> at the A+D Museum brought author Stephen Phillips in conversation with the book&rsquo;s publisher, Lars M&uuml;ller, and architecture critics (among other things) Aaron Betsky and Sylvia Lavin. The book is a collaborative effort, culling work from students in Cal Poly&rsquo;s L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design, Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander of the Getty Research Institute, and Phillips himself. As an initiative that pits students alongside practicing professionals, combining oral history with journalistic investigation, <em>L.A. [TEN]</em> is both the artifact of an educational performance and a signpost in the continuing attempt to historicize L.A.&rsquo;s messy architectural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lavin and Betsky kicked off the launch with miniature lectures, riffing on L.A.&rsquo;s environmental and cultural context during the book&rsquo;s era. Lacking the institutional validation of a strong publishing culture, archite...</p> John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs Archinect 2013-12-30T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2013 edition of The AF&rsquo;s annual headline event and trans-disciplinary dialogue presented New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The event, which took place at Tate Modern&rsquo;s Starr Auditorium, was chaired by Penny Martin, editor in chief, The Gentlewoman explored the territories of fashion and architecture and the space in which these two art forms interlink.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jorge Pardo & Oscar Tuazon, in conversation Archinect 2013-05-23T18:22:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T13:38:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though indebted to conventional artistic methodologies, the vibrant, playful works of Jorge Prado lack traditional notions of artistic autonomy, with multiple uses straddling sculpture, furniture and architecture. Over espresso and a cigarette in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home, Pardo shares with Oscar Tuazon his processes of transforming built environments into functionally fluid sites designed to facilitate a diversity of experience.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ‘Architecture Whispers’ Brings Intimate Architectural Discourse to Paris Alexander Walter 2013-05-06T18:32:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T13:39:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paris has a new monthly event highlight: Architecture Whispers, a series of intimate multidisciplinary and cross-cultural conversations between emerging, established and visionary international architects and their colleagues in other disciplines. They take place in the Silencio Club located at 142 Rue Montmartre, an exclusive venue for writers, directors and musicians, established by American filmmaker/visual artist/musician David Lynch.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architecture on Film: Rem Koolhaas and Shumon Basar in conversation Archinect 2011-11-12T18:27:59-05:00 >2011-11-12T18:32:45-05:00 <em><p>Architecture on Film: Rem Koolhaas and Shumon Basar in conversation before the UK premiere of "1,2,3 Rhapsody" and "The White Slave" 10th October 2011, Cinema 1, Barbican Centre, London</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>