Archinect - News 2017-08-21T12:03:58-04:00 Sam Fox students design a First Class Meal Liam Otten 2017-01-11T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:26:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;First Class Meal&nbsp;does what the best sharing opportunities do &mdash; it identifies excess capacity from one person or organization and makes it available to another one in need, creating a symbiotic relationship that improves the success and efficiency of both partners,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda C. Samuels</a>, associate professor of urban design, who served as faculty advisor. &ldquo;That symbiosis results in more profitable organizations and, ideally, a more equitable distribution of resources.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The first phase of renovations would prioritize storage and pickup areas as well as space for classes.</em></p><p>Urban SOS is sponsored by multinational engineering company AECOM and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>&nbsp;in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 Resilient Cities</a>. Other finalists &mdash; working to solve challenges in Athens as well as Durban, South Africa and Quito, Ecuador &mdash; include: Monash University, Harvard, California at Berkeley, Oxford, Columbia, The New School and Universidad Polit&eacute;cnica de Madrid.</p><p>For more information, visit or follo...</p> LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in “Tangerine”, is now permanently closed Justine Testado 2016-06-29T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T21:41:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anyone who's seen the iPhone-shot feature Tangerine or cruised by the doughnut shop at night knows that Donut Time wasn't just another of Los Angeles' dozens of purveyors of sweet, glazed pastries. Much more significant than that, it had long served as a haven for sex workers &mdash; many of them transgender women &mdash; who make a living on the streets nearby. "I didn't think it would ever go away. It's really sad," [Tangerine director Sean] Baker says. "I think the film caught an end to an era."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAist</a>, Donut Time's closure may be related to a massive mixed-use development proposed for that stretch along Santa Monica Boulevard, where (of course) gentrification is on the rise. It's not yet known if anything will replace Donut Time.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> Tiny parking lots = big cost savings? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-23T17:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone loves the free samples, kitschy items, and affordable price points of SoCal grocer Trader Joe&rsquo;s. The one thing that does spark ire about the chain is the small parking lots, which produce equal amounts of anxiety and horn abuse. But the website Strong Towns points out that TJ&rsquo;s small footprints trickle down to cheaper prices for consumers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're not within walking distance of a TJ's (or, if you're just lazy) parking in one of the lots requires the steady nerves of a Zen master and the spatial dexterity of an architect. Whatever method you use to get there, just don't forget your bag, or all of your kitschy sustainability cred will be erased.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Did you know: grocery stores aren't just great backdrops for Jane's Addiction videos (pictured above). For the best in grocery store design discussion:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music For Grocery Stores</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a Garage into a Grocery Store</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></li></ul> Unfolding dumpling design with Architecture Research Office Justine Testado 2016-02-05T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T09:40:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The dumpling maker has a structural problem,' says Jason Kim, a project manager at ARO. 'The skin has to be thin enough where you have the right ratio of meat to skin, but strong enough to hold together.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>"How do the principles of architecture and design apply to dumplings?" Sporkful has a quick chat with dumpling fanatics <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Research Office</a> about how particular design concepts can structurally improve the Lunar New Year food staple. Maybe you'll learn a trick or two on how to eat the seemingly gravity-defying soup dumpling, too.&nbsp;</p><p>If you don't want to listen to the whole episode &mdash; although you should still give it a listen because, hello, dumplings &mdash; ARO's interview starts around 13:25.</p><p>More about food and architecture on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's travel guide series</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier</a></li></ul> Need another last-minute holiday idea? Build your own Gingerbread Village with these architectural drawings Justine Testado 2015-12-23T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:37:20-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="647" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If last-minute is your signature style for the holiday season, here's a crafty idea from a fellow designer that you can use to impress your guests or as a fun family-friendly activity.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Christo</a> is a Brooklyn-based architect who enjoys building gingerbread houses with his family during this time of year. He decided to take the well-loved pastime a step further and draw some IKEA-like architectural drawings for a Gingerbread Village. With some frosting, a good amount of gingerbread, and whatever sweet edibles you need, use Christo's handy instructions as a guide to assemble your own festive town, including homes, shops, village green, a schoolhouse, and sledding hill. (Hopefully you won't need an Allen wrench in the process.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Update</strong>: Robert Christo shared a few more drawings he sketched.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To zoom in on the drawings, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>If you still have some gift shopping to do, check out Archinect's holiday gift guides:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2015 holiday gift-giving guide for architects</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's 2015 holid...</a></p> A global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to stave off the worst of climate change, says new UN report Nicholas Korody 2015-11-25T23:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T01:10:22-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today. As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the report, said: 'Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.'"<br><br><strong>Related coverage:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></li><li><a title="Major international companies to set targets to switch to renewable energy" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Major international companies to set targets to switch to renewable energy</a></li><li><a title="Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1</a></li></ul> Fuller Challenge winner says his GreenWave 3D ocean farm concept "could feed the world" Alexander Walter 2015-11-20T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:13:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So Smith invented the world&rsquo;s first 3D ocean farm. Not only does his model aim to reduce overfishing, but it also attempts to mitigate the effects of climate change. [...] With scalability in mind, Smith wanted his model to be simple and replicable. To that end, GreenWave supports other fish farmers to get create their own 3D ocean gardens. &ldquo;If you were to take a network of our farms totaling the size of Washington state, technically you could feed the world,&rdquo; Smith said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about Bren Smith's award-winning GreenWave farming system when Archinect first announced him winning the 2015 Fuller Challenge last month:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition Julia Ingalls 2015-11-19T17:47:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:25:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When executives at Taco Bell found out that the Downey building that housed their first restaurant was at risk of being demolished, they ordered the store &ldquo;to go.&rdquo; The birthplace of the Mexican fast food chain, located on Firestone Boulevard, is up on rails and ready to roll. Founder Glen Bell built the mission style building in 1962 and on Thursday night at 10:30, store &ldquo;Numero Uno&rdquo; will begin the 45-mile ride to company headquarters in Irvine.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The original Taco Bell was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initially threatened with demolition</a> back in January. For all the best coverage of food-related design, do check out:</p><p>&bull; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upstarts: Design, Bitches</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&bull; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Journey from Architecture and Design to Gourmet Dog Food</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&bull; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier Justine Testado 2015-08-20T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:47:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The design of a school itself might matter as much as something like a gym class. 'The environments in which we live affect not just our behaviors, but our lifelong attitudes about things like healthy eating and active lifestyles...It's also clear that it's so much better to help prevent children from becoming obese than to try to help adults lose weight.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Abandoned schools = new development opportunities" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abandoned schools = new development opportunities</a></p><p><a title='"Active design" movement wants to trick you into taking the stairs' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Active design" movement wants to trick you into taking the stairs</a></p><p><a title="Jason Danziger heals psychosis with design" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Danziger heals psychosis with design</a></p><p><a title="New Parsons-led collaborative aims to make affordable housing healthier" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Parsons-led collaborative aims to make affordable housing healthier</a></p> Newark's 69,000 sq ft indoor vertical farm to break ground today Justine Testado 2015-07-09T09:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:35:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What will reportedly be the world's largest indoor vertical farm will break ground on July 9 along 212 Rome Street in Newark, New Jersey. Earlier this year, leading vertical farm commercial grower AeroFarms, the property management firm RBH Group, and their affiliates jointly <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> the conversion of a former steel factory into a spankin' new 69,000 square-foot indoor vertical farm. The first phases of the project are scheduled to open later this year.</p><p>Located on a three-acre site in the heart of Newark's Ironbound district, the $30 million project will also include AeroFarms' global corporate headquarters. AeroFarms partnered with Ironbound Community Corporation to create a recruiting and job training program to&nbsp; boost job opportunities for the local community, which is dealing with an unemployment rate that is twice the national average.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The new vertical farm is said to be capable of growing up to 2 million pounds of baby leafy greens and herbs in a controlled and sanitary facili...</p> The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way Justine Testado 2015-05-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T21:28:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since breaking ground last summer, the U.S. Pavilion -- titled &ldquo;American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" -- has opened to the public at the Milan Expo 2015, which is now in its first week. The U.S. joins the more than 140 participating countries that prepared exhibitions and pavilions that respond to the Expo's overall theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, access, and the ideal goal to nutritiously feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.</p><p>Designed by New York-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>, the pavilion puts on display America's pivotal role in the future of food that emphasizes "openness, transparency and accessibility" in an exhibition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Thinc Design</a>. The open barn-inspired structure includes a harvestable hydroponic vertical farm and "uniquely American" (if not consumerist-enticing) features like an expansive boardwalk and a series of food trucks.</p><p>Check out photos of the fully constructed pavilion and more detai...</p> Identity Parade: The USA Pavilion and its Neighbors at Expo Milano 2015 Alexander Walter 2015-04-28T18:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T18:13:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Biber can see Russia from his roof. Mr. Biber, the architect of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the world&rsquo;s fair that is racing to meet its opening date on Friday, also has a good view of Kuwait next door and Iran across the street. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s really a kind of identity parade,&rdquo; Mr. Biber, 62, said about the jumble. [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s every nation attempting to express itself in a building. It is the very best and very worst of design you&rsquo;re going to see in its concentrated form.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A preview of Biber Architects&rsquo; USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 201</a></li></ul> FARM-X shares its modular vertical farming approach, pilot project nears completion Justine Testado 2015-03-18T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:34:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The vertical-farming movement continues to grow with the recent unveiling of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FARM-X</a>'s modular vertical-farming concept, which the Oakland, CA-based organization developed with Zurich-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conceptual Devices</a> founder Antonio Scarponi and an agronomy team led by University of Bologna Professor Giorgio GianquintoI. In the most idealistic sense, the FARM-X model would maximize production of fresh food up to 5 tons per day, can be applied anywhere as one means to sustainably revive unused urban spaces, and would create more jobs to develop a "green collar workforce" of urban agricultural farmers.</p><p>FARM-X aims to construct 10,000 sq.m. (approx.110,000 sq.ft.) of total vertical farm space throughout Oakland over the next decade. For starters, a pilot run of the project is near completion nearby in Richmond, CA.</p><p>Read on for more project details that we received:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Food has historically been grown in areas of low real-estate interest, far from densely populated settlements normally described as '...</p> Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T13:48:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design</a> revealed their exhibition design for the USA Pavilion in the upcoming <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo 2015</a> this May. Collaborating with Friends of the USA Pavilion, Thinc Design's exhibition highlights America's role in the future of the global food system, as a response to the Expo's overall theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life."</p><p>The food-related topic challenges the Expo's 140 participating countries to showcase their technological solutions on how to provide healthy, safe, and sufficient food for all, but through sustainable methods that won't disrupt the Earth's equilibrium.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Above: Biber Architects' architectural design for the USA Pavilion.</em> <em>&copy; Biber Architects</em></p><p>Thinc Design's exhibition will be located inside a 26,000 sq.ft space of the USA Pavilion, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Biber Architects</a>. Through a series of immersive presentations and with multilingual college-aged student "ambassadors" as guides, the exhibition will include interactive features and digital media that aim to p...</p> A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-07-31T20:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses global issues regarding food security, access and waste, and the challenging prospect of nutritiously feeding 9 billion people by 2050.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Highlighting America's role in the global food system, the barn-inspired pavilion includes features like a a harvestable vertical farm, food trucks, and a boardwalk.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Play With Your Food: Hunting for the link between architecture and food Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T12:39:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the last few weeks, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> has been chopping and stirring and slicing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>" workshop. Participants are put through the rigorous paces that chefs face when designing new foods, and compare the methodology of cooking to architecture. At this intersection of food and architecture, cultures and personal histories collide for a (hopefully) mutually beneficial study of design methodology.</p><p>"Play With Your Food" has since ended, and we were in touch with the organizers and a few students to get a read on how the experimental workshop played out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the organizers, Jorge Mendez-Caceres,&nbsp;Drew&nbsp;Merkle&nbsp;and Miguel Miranda:</p><p><strong>"Play With Your Food" draws parallels between architecture and cuisine, two seemingly very distant disciplines. What headway did the visiting school make in connecting these two worlds?</strong></p><p>Architecture and Cuisine/Gastronomy/Mixology do seem to have no relation when they are first mentioned in the same forum. Bu...</p> "Rum being the medium of choice", and other thoughts from "Play With Your Food", the upcoming AA Visiting School in Puerto Rico Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-09T13:41:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do cooking and mixology have to do with architecture? Can food and drink, as prototyped and iterative objects, help us better understand architectural design? The<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> AA Visiting School</a> is traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico this summer for &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>&rdquo;, to tackle these questions and, in the process, try to find the secret link between gastronomy and architecture.</p><p>Program directors <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Merkle, Jorge Mendez-Caceres and Miguel Miranda</a> (all recent alumni of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA&rsquo;s DRL program</a>) laid out "Play With Your Food" for us over email, touching on their own histories with culinary experimentation and why they decided to host the school in the alleged &ldquo;rum capital of the world&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>What inspired AA to create a visiting school on the relationship between food and architecture?</strong></p><p>It was really us that brought the idea to Chris Pierce and Brett Steele who are the directors of the Visiting School, and the AA respectively. The relationship between food and architecture, is something which has been aro...</p> Rooftop farms combine the rural and urban in future cities Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-20T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:56:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As fossil fuels become more expensive and the number of urban dwellers continues to rise, urban farming will help feed the population without increasing the cost and pollution of food transport. [...] The rise in rooftop farming isn't limited to commercial operations. "Rooftop farming and gardening has become extremely diverse, and in that sense a more 'normal' presence in cities"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Tokyo Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-03T19:56:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:43:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a><em> </em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796, text by Sasa Radulovic:</p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Sasa Radulovic and Johanna Hurme reflect on the third installment of their Table for Twelve series, ...</p> We need a Jamie Oliver of architecture to save us from uninspiring design Archinect 2013-12-23T13:40:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T14:57:13-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is the fault of the public&rsquo;s &ldquo;indifference to good design&rdquo;, rather than &ldquo;corporate greed&rdquo; of building companies, argues Mr de Botton, founder of Living Architecture and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba). &ldquo;They merely want to make money and they have zero confidence (rightly) that we would follow them in the venture of delivering quality at the necessary price.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Interview with CASE-REAL, architects of "Restaurant on the Sea" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-13T17:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T22:32:19-05:00 <img src="" width="532" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Recently featured as part of our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase</a>&nbsp;series,&nbsp;&nbsp;"Restaurant on the Sea" by CASE-REAL is an elegant restaurant located smack on the coastline of Teshima, a tiny island in Japan's Seto Inland Sea. Opening for the Setouchi Triennale, the restaurant continues to serve local Japanese fare to the island's 1,000 inhabitants, after the art-seeking tourists' exodus.</p> <p> The modest project description left us wanting more, so we asked CASE-REAL to comment on a few of the restaurant's details.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Archinect:&nbsp;</strong>What kind of food will the restaurant serve?</p> <p> <strong>CASE-REAL </strong>(Ritsu Shibata):&nbsp;You can eat Japanese food in this restaurant, using the local ingredients including seafood from Setouchi Ocean. The restaurant serves a lunch menu, along with a prix fixe dinner menu (only with reservation).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Archinect:&nbsp;</strong>What was the inspiration behind the public kitchen?</p> <p> <strong>CASE-REAL:&nbsp;</strong>The idea of the "public kitchen" was originally requested by the owner, Ms. Mitsuko Fukutake, who is also a councilor of Fuku...</p> The Architecture of the Great GoogaMooga: David Rockwell Dishes on the Food Festival's "Carny" Design Archinect 2012-05-22T14:02:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T14:03:36-04:00 <img src="" width="570" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 26 years of designing restaurants in New York City, David Rockwell has become a go-to for gourmands. [...] This weekend, however, Rockwell showed off his set-design skills at Googa Mooga, the massive two-day outdoor food festival that debuted Saturday in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SOILED's third installment: Platescrapers Joseph Altshuler 2012-04-02T11:24:00-04:00 >2012-04-02T12:35:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Platescrapers navigates itinerant fare, comestible politics, and gastro-ritual to purvey stories about social issues and exaggerated realities; each story illustrates food as a monument to galvanize the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p> SOILED is an architectural periodical based in Chicago. It investigates latent issues in the built environment and the politics of space.</p> <p> SOILED's latest issue, entitled <em>Platescrapers</em>, is out! &nbsp;With three issues to date, SOILED is available in both a print edition and a free downloadable PDF via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp; SOILED is published by CARTOGRAM architecture + urban design.</p> <p> IN THIS ISSUE:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Stewart Hicks</strong>, <strong>Allison Newmeyer</strong>, and <strong>Joseph Altshuler</strong> challenge us to play with our food.</li> <li> <strong>Annie Lambla</strong> connects yogurt making to dairy farms while observing the Midwest's culture.</li> <li> <strong>Thomas Hillier</strong> recounts the exodus and edible nostalgia of an English twosome.</li> <li> <strong>Greg Corso</strong> champions the inclusion of cannabis cultivation into architectural vernacular.</li> <li> <strong>Kyle Andrew Sturgeon</strong> strategizes an infrastructure to combat the invasion of Asian carp.</li> <li> <strong>Eyl&uuml;l </strong><strong>Keth&uuml;da</strong>&nbsp;choreographs a mega-event around victuals, monuments, and mob mentality.</li> <li> <strong>Francesco Vedovato</strong> sets the table with an ec...</li></ul> Chicago Architecture Foundation Gets an Appetite for Design Alexander Walter 2012-03-09T14:53:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T14:55:28-05:00 <img src="" width="400" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many of us evaluate a restaurant based on the food; after all, restaurants are about eating. But how many of us stop and think about the design--like the look of the interior, the materials used, and the color scheme--when it comes to our food experiences? This is the question that the Chicago Architecture Foundation wants you to think about through their series Appetite for Design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A Journey from Architecture and Design to Gourmet Dog Food Alexander Walter 2012-03-02T13:40:00-05:00 >2012-03-05T19:34:26-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After getting her Masters of Architecture from MIT in 2001, she was an architect for Delson or Sherman, and then was a designer for Fresh, but she gradually started to lose interest in her projects at work. &ldquo;I decided I wanted to turn this passion of mine, to give my dog a well-balanced complete meal that made her healthy again, into a full-time job,&rdquo; Liao said of her decision to quit her job at Fresh almost two years ago to start her own company.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Incredible Edible High Line Park Replica Made of Thanksgiving Food and Recycled Sushi Boxes yukaroni 2011-11-21T12:52:16-05:00 >2011-11-21T16:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Want to wow your friends and family with a Thanksgiving centerpiece that isn't your typical snorenucopia, er, cornucopia? Then check out this incredibly intricate replica of the High Line, one of our favorite parks in NYC, that is made of recycled materials and, more importantly, vegetarian edibles like stuffing, mashed potatoes and yummy veggies.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bompas and Parr: Return of the Jelly Knights Alexander Walter 2011-05-06T20:06:52-04:00 >2011-05-09T18:25:20-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking the term to whole new levels, the British food and design consultancy duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr has breathed new, refreshingly artificial, and entertaining life into what is known as "food experience." [...] Using cutting-edge technology, they even beat the gingerbread house as the known climax of architecture and food symbiosis and came up with what is known as "Alcoholic Architecture."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A wrong turn for L.A.'s food truck scene? Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-06T01:06:20-04:00 >2011-05-06T22:51:19-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once an exciting, underground food scene driven by a punk rock aesthetic and an exploratory mentality is swiftly becoming a mainstream, bottom-line-obsessed maze of infighting and politics. "It's such a trend that you can't just be a hot dog truck, you have to be an Indian hot dog truck to be unique."</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="">Previously</a></p> Food for Thought and other associated puns Paul Petrunia 2011-04-13T21:09:49-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At Jestico + Whiles we have a practice half day every month in which we get to do creative tasks, site visits etc. In December, the task was to create Edible Architecture based on certain London landmarks. A friend and I were tasked with creating the Thames Barrier:</p></em><br /><br /><p>Chris, Archinect's school blogger at the Bartlett, shares with us a recent project from his work at Jestico + Whiles. I really want some sushi now.</p>