Archinect - News 2017-09-21T17:24:58-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150028611/design-pieces-of-portuguese-ceramics-and-architecture-highlighted-at-100-design Design Pieces of Portuguese Ceramics and Architecture highlighted at 100% Design Sponsor 2017-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T20:30:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vr/vri1vk7bgaq26kq2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vr/vri1vk7bgaq26kq2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vr/vri1vk7bgaq26kq2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vr/vri1vk7bgaq26kq2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><a href="https://youtu.be/DSVdnWEgfls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3eg0b9ts4w3xz96e.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://youtu.be/DSVdnWEgfls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a></em></strong><br></p> <p>Design, Innovation and Quality - primal attributes that are the baseline of the international success of Portuguese ceramics. It is from the symbiosis between the art, know-how and innovation, that the history of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry of tomorrow can be written. Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better is an aggregating and unifying concept of an Industry with its own characteristics, nature and identity that will be showcased at 100% Design, London.</p> <p>APICER&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/DSVdnWEgfls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a> campaign is ready for the first 2017 official participation in UK's largest trade event for architects and designers, that takes place in London, between 20 &ndash; 23 September. This will be a unique opportunity to show at 100% Design the singularity, quality, innovation and heritage of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry with a &hellip;. Twist!</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/up/upwaqfsvohw0bv49.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/up/upwaqfsvohw0bv49.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Porto Cruise Terminal by Lu&iacute;s Pedro Silva. Credit: TCrL: FG + SG</figcaption></figure><p>Architecture and Design will be the...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028054/an-exuberant-bygone-optimism-dead-malls-become-poignant-architectural-relics "An exuberant bygone optimism:" dead malls become poignant architectural relics Julia Ingalls 2017-09-12T15:39:00-04:00 >2017-09-12T14:40:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l12a8paqpcd9awa7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l12a8paqpcd9awa7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l12a8paqpcd9awa7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l12a8paqpcd9awa7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m looking for subtle signifiers of an exuberant bygone optimism,&rdquo; [Photographer Tag Christof] said. &ldquo;Whether people realize it or not, the things I photograph are the direct result of a system that defines progress only in economic terms.&rdquo; Christof...has spent the last five years crisscrossing the country in an effort to document architectural sites vanishing from the landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Whether you spent your teenage years moodily occupying the food court or have experienced malls primarily as ruin porn, the architectural significance of these former bustling commercial centers can't be overstated. A kind of high water mark of capitalism, the shuttered and demolished malls profiled in this piece for The Outline represent a country whose narrative was mainly shaped by a robust middle class and a belief in national infallibility, two things that are noticeably weakened in the present era. While nostalgia is usually always the end result of oversimplification, it's hard to argue with the fact that in the last few decades the commercial infrastructure of the United States has undergone a dramatic shift, both physically and symbolically.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026111/100-design-and-picfair-launch-design-photography-competition-for-london-design-festival 100% Design and Picfair Launch Design Photography Competition for London Design Festival Sponsor 2017-09-09T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T20:37:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jl/jlhkr8ic5sh99rzm.png?w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>As part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>, <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/welcome#/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>, the largest design trade show in the UK, has teamed up with Picfair, a revolutionary new image library, and Icon, one of the world&rsquo;s leading architecture and design magazines, to launch a design photography competition with the theme of &lsquo;Elements&rsquo;.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ow/owssaiwpr5pow6nv.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ow/owssaiwpr5pow6nv.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Picfair</figcaption></figure><p>Lasting for a period of 6 weeks and opened globally to unpublished and emerging photographers, the competition is aimed at design photographers who can produce exceptional work in the following categories - <em>Elements of the Home, Elements of Workplace</em> and <em>Elements of Architecture.</em> </p> <p>The theme is shared with 100% Design, which considers everything from the fundamentals of design to the component parts that make up a product, the materials used to the stories and processes of development. </p> <p>A shortlist of entrants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at this year&rsquo;s 100% Design at Olympia during London Design Festival,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024054/flyover-moscow-with-aerial-photography-of-the-city-s-architectural-icons Flyover Moscow with aerial photography of the city's architectural icons Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T19:21:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a scene from&nbsp;<em>Dead Poets Society</em>, Robin Williams' character, the English teacher John Keating, famously climbs on top his desk to remind himself, and his students, that "we must look at things in a different way. The world looks very different from up here." Thanks to satellite and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/240637/drones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone technology</a>, we can now take Williams' advice quite literally by looking at the world from up above.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/w5/w50gbnb71foxhkvw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/w5/w50gbnb71foxhkvw.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Sadovye Kvartaly Residential Complex</figcaption></figure><p>Using a remote-controlled drone, the photographer Denis Esakov has done just that by capturing the amazing "fifth facades" of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/59324/moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow</a>'s architecture. Photographing over seventy buildings throughout Europe's largest metropolis, Esakov flies over the city to reveal previously unseen geometries of the city's greatest architectural icons. The new vantage point exposes intriguing compositions that spark a re-evaluation of the works themselves and a query into the hidden symbolism behind the plans that up until now, have remained the secret of the architects and their c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022375/stunning-construction-photos-of-zaha-hadid-architects-leeza-soho-tower-and-its-record-setting-atrium Stunning construction photos of Zaha Hadid Architects' Leeza SOHO tower and its record-setting atrium Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T21:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T02:44:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwuly11hlocxh8e2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwuly11hlocxh8e2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwuly11hlocxh8e2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwuly11hlocxh8e2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Construction of the <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>-designed Leeza SOHO mixed-use tower in Beijing is making progress as newly released photographs document. <br></p> <p>Once the 46-story structure reaches its final height of 207 meters (679 feet) in September of this year, it will be home to the world's tallest atrium&nbsp;&mdash; an impressive 190-meter-tall central tunnel hugged by two wavy halves of the dissected larger volume. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/z8/z8eh4zcfl8nrak5d.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z8/z8eh4zcfl8nrak5d.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Yicheng Yang. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>Here is how ZHA describe the project: "The 172,800m&sup2; design straddles the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides the site. The tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium &ndash; the world&rsquo;s tallest &ndash; extends 190m through full height of the building and connects with the metro station below, creating a new public space for the city."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6n/6nj31ofq8ca7pl8d.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6n/6nj31ofq8ca7pl8d.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Yicheng Yang. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ao/aovdxs1r1cyq0m1e.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ao/aovdxs1r1cyq0m1e.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Satoshi Ohashi. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>"As the tower ri...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022351/the-world-is-an-instagram-ad-how-the-social-media-app-is-influencing-consumption-of-art-and-culture “The world is an Instagram ad” — how the social media app is influencing consumption of art and culture Justine Testado 2017-08-11T17:13:00-04:00 >2017-08-12T15:12:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/my/myrdryabm2nhg3lx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/my/myrdryabm2nhg3lx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/my/myrdryabm2nhg3lx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/my/myrdryabm2nhg3lx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Spaces like the Museum of Ice Cream and the Paul Smith Pink Wall offer a perfect setting for a highly shareable image&mdash;and that&rsquo;s it. What happens to art, or travel, or the outside world in general when taking a photograph becomes an experience itself? As photo-driven social networks continue to grow more powerful, they are both transforming boutique economies and exercising visual influence over our modern day cuisine, travel destinations, clothing labels, and makeup trends.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From museums to music festivals to that cool-looking, brightly colored wall there, this article looks into&nbsp;how image-driven social media like Instagram is increasingly changing the way people are consuming art and culture in practically identical ways.<br></p> <p>In one interesting part of the article:</p> <p>&ldquo;...these critics&rsquo; concerns get to the heart of larger questions that arise when a network of 700 million monthly active users congeals into one vaguely unified, often-sponsored aesthetic. &lsquo;Instagram is one of many arenas where professionalization, or the democratization of professionalization, is playing itself out in a very very visible way,&rsquo; [CUNY Professor Lev] Manovich said. His most recent project analyzes the brightness, saturation, and hue of Instagram photos from 81 separate cities, and he has found they&rsquo;re becoming more similar. &lsquo;We have this suggestion that visual variability is decreasing.&rsquo; The whole world is starting to look like an Instagram ad, and we are all willing participants....</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011480/hong-kong-death-trap-apartments-photographed-by-benny-lam Hong Kong death-trap apartments photographed by Benny Lam Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong&rsquo;s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From a stove-adjacent toilet to walls crammed with knives, scissors, and precariously stacked storage cases, Benny Lam's photographs of illegally subdivided apartments in Hong Kong are like a gorgeously illustrated case study in how major disease epidemics get started. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/jun/07/boxed-life-inside-hong-kong-coffin-cubicles-cage-homes-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Guardian article</a> is a showcase of Lam's Prix Pictect 2017&nbsp;shortlisted&nbsp;photographs; the video below is a literal page-turner of Lam's book, "TRAPPED," documenting the Hong Kong apartments:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010890/the-v-a-museum-releases-rendering-of-its-new-photography-center-designed-by-dka The V&A Museum releases rendering of its new Photography Center designed by DKA Nicholas Korody 2017-06-05T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T13:03:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q5/q557rduh7uwgoujf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q5/q557rduh7uwgoujf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q5/q557rduh7uwgoujf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q5/q557rduh7uwgoujf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) has revealed a rendering and the name of a major sponsor for its new Photography Centre. The former, by David Kohn Architects (DKA), showcase a redesigned gallery space that more than doubles the space previously allocated to the display of photography. The latter is the Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, which honors the legacy of Bernard Schwartz, an American businessman who took up photography late in life.</p><p>The DKA design features a modular system of display cases enabling a variety of exhibition formats. They won the commission to redesign the&nbsp;original nineteenth-century picture gallery&nbsp;in a competition.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We are delighted to be working with the V&amp;A and their curatorial team on this landmark project, not least because of my personal passion for photography,&rdquo; states David Kohn. &ldquo;Our approach has been to offer visitors the widest range of ways to engage with this world-leading collection, framed by the stunning architecture of the refurbished galle...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002545/2017-julius-shulman-photography-awardee-todd-eberle-to-exhibit-his-portraits-of-architecture-s-icons-at-wuho-gallery 2017 Julius Shulman Photography Awardee Todd Eberle to exhibit his portraits of architecture's icons at WUHO Gallery Justine Testado 2017-04-11T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T17:39:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Known for portraying a &ldquo;clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic&rdquo; in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson...Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Todd Eberle will be presented with the JSI Photography Award on May 4, during opening night of his <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo; exhibition</a> at the WUHO Gallery.&nbsp;Previous recipients of the award include James Welling, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136902980/pedro-e-guerrero-spotlighted-in-latest-episode-of-pbs-american-masters-premiering-sept-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guererro</a>, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/91/91s0b4oyu8zvpim4.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y3/y3n2ww3c5pkgq0le.jpg"><em>David Adjaye in Length x Width x Height (2004), London, October 2004. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dm/dm127sj3w5vdunt7.jpg"><em>Frank Gehry in his sculpture &ldquo;A Study, 1999&rdquo;, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1999. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/19/192xk3437mqt3vfp.jpg"><em>Rem Koolhaas and client, Jean Fran&ccedil;ois Lemoine, Maison &aacute; Bordeaux, May 1998. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>Check out more of Eberle's work <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5569/todd-eberle-to-receive-2017-julius-shulman-institute-photography-excellence-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001975/the-photographer-turned-unlicensed-architect The photographer turned (unlicensed) architect Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:13:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A self-described &ldquo;unlicensed architect&rdquo; who splits his time between Tokyo and New York, [Hiroshi] Sugimoto has brought his monastic Modernist aesthetic to life through the firm New Material Research Laboratory, which he co-founded with the architect Tomoyuki Sakakida in 2008. &ldquo;Most of my ideas are illegal,&rdquo; says Sugimoto, who considers it Sakakida&rsquo;s job &ldquo;to make it look like it&rsquo;s legal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qm82cymgti89icki.jpg"><br><em>A photograph by Sugimoto. Credit: Hiroshi Sugimoto</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149996312/tour-paris-brutal-landmarks-with-this-new-architectural-guide Tour Paris' Brutal landmarks with this new architectural guide Julia Ingalls 2017-03-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-04-25T21:05:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Paris is not only the City of Lights, but also one of the great repositories of Brutalist buildings. "Brutalist Paris Map," a new architectural guide book put together by photographer Nigel Crow and edited by Robin Wilson of the Bartlett, marks the sixth in a series of publications touring various architectural genres in different cites.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ax42o300w9c9g3e.jpg"></p><p>The book will point you to monuments such as&nbsp;Les Choux de Creteil, Les Orgues de Flandre Les Damiers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bourse by Travail among a slew of others.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hpr2auwoifh4vyzn.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149986255/death-is-in-the-details-photographic-survey-of-a-mall-about-to-be-torn-down Death is in the details: photographic survey of a mall about to be torn down Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T20:23:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:11:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jk/jkckx2ptmyn3sxwy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jk/jkckx2ptmyn3sxwy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jk/jkckx2ptmyn3sxwy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jk/jkckx2ptmyn3sxwy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Its architecture is painfully lost in its own time and its updates only confuse by neither integrating well into the original structure or standing out as truly contemporary. The pink kiosks, orange tiles, teal chairs and green paneled rooms, the purple plush seating in the JC Penny dressing room, and the bright blue tiered entryways are, along with other decor flourishes, seemingly random, with no coherent pattern.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Declaring that "the&nbsp;dying mall narrative" already peaked a few years ago,&nbsp;Tag Hartman-Simkins decides to photographically zero in on the details of an old mall in Galesburg, Illinois that is about to be torn down and replaced with an updated, outdoor mixed-use space. His careful observations of everything from the floor tile to the overhead music to the way mirrors are arranged in dressing rooms create a nuanced and affecting portrait of long gone times.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972646/fascinating-photos-of-disney-s-magic-kingdom-under-construction Fascinating photos of Disney's Magic Kingdom under construction Alexander Walter 2016-10-07T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:03:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtnrhn8p444a1pq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtnrhn8p444a1pq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtnrhn8p444a1pq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtnrhn8p444a1pq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After her grandparents passed away, Kelly Wise Valdes found a treasure trove of candid pictures taken by her grandfather, Chester "Chet" Wise, a master craftsman and woodworker who worked on the construction of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. [...] Thousands of construction workers were there during the Magic Kingdom construction. Disney kept a small handful of these master craftsmen and made them full-time Disney employees, and my grandfather was one of the chosen few.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/075pwvd1qpghrfsj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8c/8ckshzhrk03c0dnn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v2/v2ti3ug40722mz34.jpg"></p><p>Click <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/travel/tbt-disney-magic-kingdom-under-construction/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>to find more photos. All images via cnn.com, courtesy of&nbsp;Kelly Wise Valdes.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134649668/relatively-soon-in-a-galaxy-not-so-far-far-away-announcing-star-wars-lands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relatively soon, in a galaxy (not so) far far away: announcing Star Wars Lands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972646/fascinating-photos-of-disney-s-magic-kingdom-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keeping the Disneyland magic alive, by limiting neighbors' building heights</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42229197/all-the-lights-of-the-kingdom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">All the Lights of the Kingdom</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959833/restricted-areas-abandoned-soviet-structures-photographed-in-all-their-eerie-beauty Restricted Areas: abandoned Soviet structures photographed in all their eerie beauty Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T20:24:00-04:00 >2016-07-30T01:01:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c60e166a47033f4a9ff0de76632999b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c60e166a47033f4a9ff0de76632999b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c60e166a47033f4a9ff0de76632999b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c60e166a47033f4a9ff0de76632999b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Danila Tkachenko is a Russian photographer whose series Restricted Areas crystallises the tendencies of many artists working on themes of the post-Soviet space. As Calvert 22&rsquo;s Power and Architecture season demonstrates, there is a healthy interest in the abandoned or neglected buildings that once served as landmarks of Soviet ambition: the rack and ruin of utopia. What sets Tkachenko apart is the unforgiving simplicity of his compositions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cf3aae445f99773010430edfe68bdd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61159fe43a5a62b18680c1714865675d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1b1f3a500f11a1bf5f584448eca8e72f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/emxebbkfiqvzwq1g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fdb78aace9cef888801d8c3c6ab193b3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/daf5384b0d95afee5deaabc68f4ae889.jpg"></p><p>All photos from&nbsp;Danila Tkachenko's&nbsp;series&nbsp;<em>Restricted Areas</em>. For far more of these beauties, head over to <em><a href="http://calvertjournal.com/features/show/6317/power-and-architecture-part-2-tkachenko-restricted-areas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calvert Journal</a></em>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135884542/new-photo-book-documents-the-beautifully-outlandish-architecture-of-soviet-bus-stops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120449872/haunting-beauty-alexander-gronsky-photographs-russia-s-polluted-north" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haunting beauty: Alexander Gronsky photographs Russia's polluted North</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creepy Photos of Russia&rsquo;s Crumbling Communist Architecture</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149951657/photographing-every-pot-shop-on-l-a-s-green-mile Photographing every pot shop on L.A.'s "Green Mile" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:46:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In particular, La Brea to Fairfax, which parallels Miracle Mile on Wilshire, was a hotbed of dispensaries with some areas having up to 3 on the same block, making it &ldquo;the Green Mile.&rdquo; [...] I began noticing how the dispensaries branded themselves through signage and typography, and what these choices might convey to their prospective clientele. Second, the fleeting nature of these businesses was such that the green paint hardly dried before a &ldquo;For Lease&rdquo; sign would appear</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/48964/architects-smoking-marijuana-grown-and-sexy-immature-and-repulsive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Smoking Marijuana: Grown and Sexy? Immature and Repulsive?</a></li><li><a title="Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's &quot;architecture of apartheid&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></li><li><a title="Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches</a></li><li><a title="Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid" Alexander Walter 2016-06-03T18:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-06T11:38:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/574m3ry9a77tlkka.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/574m3ry9a77tlkka.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/574m3ry9a77tlkka.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/574m3ry9a77tlkka.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In any city, space is a commodity. In South African cities space is historical and emotional. A new photo series by an American living in Cape Town captures the dramatic inequality of South Africa&rsquo;s most beloved city. From an aerial view, Cape Town&rsquo;s scenic beauty gives way to a stark reminder of the country&rsquo;s past and the continued racial segregation. [...] &ldquo;Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge,&rdquo; he writes on his website.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On his website, <a href="http://www.unequalscenes.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes</a>, the creator of the aerial imagery, Johnny Miller, writes:</p><p>"Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. The beauty of being able to fly is to see things from a new perspective - to see things as they really are. Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge. Some communities have been expressly designed with separation in mind, and some have grown more or less organically."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/57/57ps4ty1eo0lthb1.jpg"></p><p>"During apartheid, segregation of urban spaces was instituted as policy. Roads, rivers, &ldquo;buffer zones&rdquo; of empty land, and other barriers were constructed and modified to keep people separate. 22 years after the end of apartheid, many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist.&nbsp;Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9tjhwf53z5qvw1z.jpg"></p><p>"My desire with this project is to portray the most Unequal Scenes in ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149949314/generating-infinite-alien-cityscapes-with-algorithms Generating infinite alien cityscapes with algorithms Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-03T18:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:42:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/due1wlcad0azzpa2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/due1wlcad0azzpa2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/due1wlcad0azzpa2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/due1wlcad0azzpa2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I set about programming algorithms to generate an imaginary city...One that I could populate with buildings and structures without having to draw or 3-D model.&rdquo; [Daniel] Brown begins by plugging random numbers into the program, which uses fractal mathematics to create unique shapes that resemble a 3-D graph. He spends several hours &ldquo;exploring&rdquo; the terrain until he finds an interesting form. Brown isolates the shape, and tweaks it until he arrives at something he likes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You might also like:</p><ul><li><a title="Console narratives: how games incorporate architectural storytelling" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935027/console-narratives-how-games-incorporate-architectural-storytelling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Console narratives: how games incorporate architectural storytelling</a></li><li><a title="Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings</a></li><li><a title='Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146826532/artist-creates-real-life-inception-style-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography</a></li><li><a title="Architectural Photography without Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73091245/architectural-photography-without-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Photography without Architecture</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches Alexander Walter 2016-05-03T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Lisa Anne Auerbach created a &lsquo;megazine&rsquo; of structures reminiscent of shopping malls or warehouses, hidden away from city centers, where thousands of people worship every week [...] The conception of the cathedral is not only where one goes to be spiritual or commune with God, but to feel awe through the grandeur of the architecture [...] the US megachurch buildings are stripped wholesale of that sense of wonder and connection to the past; they are also far from the focal point of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl7l1tlcjrbri6uh.jpg"></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144504662/omaha-is-building-a-tri-faith-campus-with-a-church-a-mosque-and-a-synagogue-no-joke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108020530/why-modern-architecture-struggles-to-inspire-catholics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings Justine Testado 2016-04-13T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:56:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtbp6sygdbhn7yrh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtbp6sygdbhn7yrh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtbp6sygdbhn7yrh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtbp6sygdbhn7yrh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>These buildings aren't from a distant galaxy far, far away. They're here on Planet Earth, specifically in Belgrade, Serbia. Locally based photographer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nahmijas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mirko Nahmijas</a> wanted to give a new perspective to some of his hometown's historically-loaded Brutalist structures in his photo series titled&nbsp;&ldquo;Minimal Belgrade&rdquo; &mdash; which Nahmijas has also nicknamed &ldquo;Star Wars City&rdquo;.</p><p>The series depicts the structures as concrete giants, showing off their depth and sharp geometric forms that pop against a stark sky-blue background. Encountering the buildings on a regular basis, Nahmijas wanted to discover a newfound appreciation for his hometown.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/35/35wjrzj18lu2akdv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/aochzqrubeu9grwp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xf72a1mo3yxmcdgj.jpg"><br><br>Although he carefully staged the photos, there were the inevitable perfect moments of spontaneity that made the process all the more enjoyable.&nbsp;&ldquo;I most enjoyed taking photos of the VMA Military hospital [the Military Medical Academy] because of its bold lines, and the Western City Gate &mdash; especially in the picture I like to call The Pigeon Gate, because the pigeon...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149433658/the-architectural-imagination-venice-biennale-participants-revealed "The Architectural Imagination" Venice Biennale participants revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-03-02T15:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:10:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mwfp8ymxnouxlot7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mwfp8ymxnouxlot7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mwfp8ymxnouxlot7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mwfp8ymxnouxlot7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Twelve firms, including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn Form</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55292232/preston-scott-cohen-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preston Scott Cohen Inc</a>., and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4055/zago-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zago Architecture</a> have been selected by curators Cynthia Davidson and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&oacute;nica Ponce de Le&oacute;n</a>&nbsp;to create speculative architectural presentations for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129865735/monica-ponce-de-leon-and-cynthia-davidson-will-curate-us-pavilion-at-2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale</a>. The presentations will be based on four real-world Detroit sites: Dequindre Cut/Eastern Market at&nbsp;1923 Division Street, Mexicantown at&nbsp;6370 Vernor Highway, the US Post Office at<strong>&nbsp;</strong>1401 West Fort Street, and the Packard Plant at&nbsp;East Grand Boulevard and Concord Avenue.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amyoq634wyxwgaza.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, the idea behind the exhibition is to demonstrate&nbsp;"the creativity and resourcefulness of architecture to address the social and environmental issues of the 21st century" and will have applications beyond the specific sites featured. As previously mentioned at Archinect, at the exhibition twenty photographs of Detroit submitted via a contest designed to tell a larger narrative about the city <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148989609/winning-my-detroit-postcard-photos-for-the-2016-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be available in postcard ...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/148989609/winning-my-detroit-postcard-photos-for-the-2016-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-revealed Winning "My Detroit" postcard photos for the 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion revealed Justine Testado 2016-02-25T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T00:57:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05an9b2spr76est7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05an9b2spr76est7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05an9b2spr76est7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05an9b2spr76est7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today's reveal of the 'My Detroit' postcard photo competition winners...[Out of 463 entries, the winning photos] were considered as unique individual depictions of Detroit that could also collectively tell a larger story about the present-day city. The photographs will then be printed as postcards and distributed to visitors when the Biennale opens in May.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sf/sf39v50mgm5lcnq6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ro/roff98mezy3r09de.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ffj2vv6rthcf0vau.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rl/rl5sjiyxjol6p92r.jpg"></p><p>See more of the photos over <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/my_detroit_postcard_winners_venice_biennale_2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147805300/why-a-house-in-manhattan-beach-is-covered-in-a-family-s-memories Why a house in Manhattan Beach is covered in a family's memories Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-10T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:45-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After Feb. 29, when he packs the plywood portraits back into the truck and heads back to Texas, the house will be demolished and replaced by a pair of three-story condos. "It's not going to be fun when I drive off," he says, "but this is always going to be my hometown."</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Six years ago, when developers offered artist Gary Sweeney "an armored truck full of money" for his childhood home in Manhattan Beach, he turned them down. Sweeney, who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, was content renting out the old wood-paneled beach house to surfers and letting a management company deal with repairs.</p><p>But then the airline where Sweeney worked a day job as a baggage handler offered him cash to retire. He's in his 60s now, with no children and a wife whose job as a flight attendant would make traveling the world easy and affordable. On top of that, tree roots in the yard of the house at 320 35th St. were constantly mucking up the plumbing and maintenance costs were piling high. It was time to sell. Time to retire. Time to travel and make art full-time.</p><p>Eventually the developers came knocking again and offered Sweeney "two armored trucks full of money" for the property his parents purchased for $5,400 in 1945. He accepted on one condition: He would maintain occu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:45:46-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Graham Fink has been documenting the demolition sites of Shanghai for five years, trying to capture the state of flux during this period of rapid urbanisation. His Ballads of Shanghai exhibition is at London&rsquo;s Riflemaker gallery until Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvu4xrsuv9urlm3o.jpg"></p><p>With an eye for the juxtaposition of graphic imagery and demolition sites, Graham Fink takes fascinating images of a city under the midst of mass transformations. His camera is drawn, in particular, to remnants of street art and commercial advertisements.&nbsp;</p><p>For other depictions of the built environment, take a look at some of these featured photographers from our dedicated architectural photography series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87542917/in-focus-andrew-prokos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Prokos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franck Bohbot</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vv7w3x7xdbsgdhd5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2braaj5j4c68djyw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seq6o4f4c1a04plz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbskusugroqwkt39.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cue86c47fs6rijj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpzdnwwwqrn44xj8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzkhz582vbv5qvfw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi91x6npudknfc1v.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146826532/artist-creates-real-life-inception-style-photography Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T18:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T12:23:13-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Turkish artist&nbsp;Ayd&#305;n B&uuml;y&uuml;kta&#351;&nbsp;has created warped, three dimensional photographic portraits of various cities, buildings, and landscapes around the world that bring to mind both the trippy dreamscapes of "Inception" and the curved future dwellings in "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115115397/material-witness-finale-what-apocalypse-is-made-of" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interstellar</a>." According to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/aydinbuyuktasphotography/?fref=photo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, the works are "inspired by Edwin Abbott's book '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287888/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-april-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatland</a>: A Romance of Many Dimensions.'"&nbsp;Here's a sampling:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ta/ta76p0e0yjhfbhh2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kcl9zeb6j53ww2d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obut28kx23x1dk94.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cm8diwmbx0hdt9o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/av8h2c72zv84978a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1wkk9rhpefhr9qf.jpg"></p><p>His "Parallel Universes 2" series, meanwhile, seemingly mirrors and transports its largely architectural subjects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ru0gk3z58l4f460j.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis "It’s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis Justine Testado 2016-01-19T11:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T21:10:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Los Angeles-based designers Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa recently collaborated in a photo exhibition titled "HOME(less)". Currently at the University of Southern California, the exhibition spotlights L.A.'s ongoing homelessness crisis in an interestingly positive manner. Borges and Nwankpa took a moment with Archinect to give more details into their project.</p><p><strong>Read the full Archinect feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More about homelessness in L.A.:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128653102/in-los-angeles-homelessness-is-becoming-more-visible" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Los Angeles, homelessness is becoming more visible</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T12:00:57-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Deep in the Transylvanian countryside lies an ancient salt mine dating back over two millennia. Today Salina Turda has become an unlikely tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors descending its vertical shafts each year to play mini-golf, go bowling and row around its underground lake. [...] British photographer Richard John Seymour recently travelled to Salina Turda in his quest to document human-altered landscapes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo Odd beauty: downtown São Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo Alexander Walter 2016-01-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:04:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e9e2a51332ba345cd3df1e67089307b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e9e2a51332ba345cd3df1e67089307b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e9e2a51332ba345cd3df1e67089307b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e9e2a51332ba345cd3df1e67089307b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Felipe Russo, photographer who lives and works in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil dedicated a photoseries titled Centro, to this vibrant and complex city. Felipe Russo focuses on nearly invisible objects spotted in urban space. He analyses coincidentally captured oddments to decode zeitgeist of a modern city. A plastic bag, brick, cardboard box or zoomed-in cobblestone hidden between business centers, skyscrapers and modern buildings became subjects of surreal compositions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3donbyet6ayqudd0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9y3011os5fxwbdah.jpg"></p><p>Photos from the series <em>Centro</em> by Felipe Russo.</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Articulating Space: The Architecture of the S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108433337/the-ruins-of-congonhas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ruins of Congonhas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435990/relocation-or-adaptation-s-o-paulo-nears-collapse-as-drought-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media Alexander Walter 2015-12-30T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T16:00:55-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...] It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop in the Ocean.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/el78wcyqp3ejhk45.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmls8ufi41bo1z3j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnjbxwkzpwu33f31.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkgb37b9egqnxsl9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrri380fstu7ysxa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0qqho7nwg4r7fgz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqkijuexjvfpm1qc.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Ai Weiwei via&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aiww/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@aiww</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136280311/refugees-welcome-the-airbnb-for-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refugees Welcome: the "Airbnb for Refugees"</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/144056375/the-camera-of-the-future-may-be-lensless The camera of the future may be lensless Nicholas Korody 2015-12-23T14:23:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:36:40-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9j2xy67hf19blg7z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9j2xy67hf19blg7z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9j2xy67hf19blg7z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9j2xy67hf19blg7z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The optics of the camera obscura ha&shy;ve faithfully served photographers for ages. The recipe has been simple: a lens, aperture, dark box and something to record the light. But the camera as we know it is changing. A revolution in digital imaging research could surpass the camera obscura in almost every technical way... It&rsquo;s called computational photography, and it stems from the idea that if you can capture visual data instead of a true image, then the picture can be reconstructed with software.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architecture in the age of photoshop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142823587/architecture-in-the-age-of-photoshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in the age of photoshop</a></li><li><a title="Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138492312/wim-wenders-discusses-the-role-of-architecture-and-landscape-in-his-films" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films</a></li><li><a title="Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118813755/between-two-and-three-dimensions-panelists-discuss-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-photographic-representation-at-the-la-photo-fair-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014</a></li></ul>