Archinect - News 2017-08-23T13:49:05-04:00 Winners of the "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-01-12T14:19:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T16:19:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In one of Archinect's latest giveaways, our readers got the chance to win&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a>, published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book features a selection of articles and sketches from Lebbeus Woods' blog, which is considered as his last major work before he passed away in 2012.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Javier, Madrid</li><li>Joe, Brooklyn</li><li>Rick, Rocklin</li><li>Ann, Philadelphia</li><li>Carlos, San Francisco</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about "Slow Manifesto" from Archinect's interview with Woods' longtime editor, Clare Jacobson: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A continuation of his way of being" &ndash; an interview with the editor of "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a></p> Win "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"! Justine Testado 2015-12-16T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T12:32:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lebbeus Woods' blog was the last major work of his illustrious career before he passed away in 2012. He launched it back in 2007 to chronicle his ongoing projects, openly share his ideas, and spark discussions with anyone who was interested.&nbsp;Woods published more than 300 entries by the time his blog ended in summer 2012.</p><p>To commemorate the legendary architect and preserve the memory of his final project, the book "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" was created. &nbsp;</p><p>Thanks to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, Archinect is giving five copies of the newly published book to our readers!&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for more and how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Edited by Woods' longtime editor Clare Jacobson, "Slow Manifesto" features 70 of the architect's most notable articles that let readers peruse his thoughts on architectural theory, education, criticism, and politics.&nbsp;</p><p>The book features a multitude of images and Woods' iconic sketches, a foreword written by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, and an after...</p> Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T15:02:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions Sponsor 2013-08-13T11:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:50:58-04:00 <img src="" width="445" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Blackwood Productions</a>, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30.</p> <p> <em>To enter, simply fill out t<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his survey</a> by 11:59 PM Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be selected at random.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Michael Blackwood Productions is an independent film company founded in 1966 that has produced over 150 documentaries in the arts. They artfully document the creative individuals behind current innovations in dance, art, music, and of course architecture. Their films appear on international public TV and have become a valuable resource for educational and cultural institutions worldwide.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> In 1983, the company added architecture to their repertoire with "Beyond Utopia", a much-appreciated title in public TV and screenings in educational institutions. To date, they have released 44 films -- both monographs and surveys -- on architects an...</p> Lebbeus Woods: The Architect Who Dared to Ask ‘What If?’ Nam Henderson 2013-02-16T18:37:00-05:00 >2013-02-20T18:21:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995; graphite and pastel on paper; 14.5 inches by 23 inches by 0.75 inches; Collection SFMOMA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Lewis Wallace previews the new exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods, Architect</a>.&nbsp;While not a full retrospective of Woods&rsquo; career, the exhibit shows off three decades of his work in the form of drawings, paintings, models and sketchbooks filled with bold ideas, raw concepts and cryptic inscriptions.</p> Memoriam for Lebbeus Woods, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Archinect 2012-11-12T00:06:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T15:35:13-05:00 <img src="" width="473" height="596" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Woods belonged to a small group of architects, including Peter Eisenman, and Daniel Liebeskind, working in the 1980s and 1990s who questioned the relevance of the utopian modernist architecture in the late twentieth century. Woods deferred from his colleagues, however, in that with one exception, his buildings were never constructed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Why the Unbuilt Visions of Architect Lebbeus Woods Matter Archinect 2012-11-09T12:46:00-05:00 >2013-02-16T12:41:50-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Woods&rsquo;s work goes far beyond its influence on his more actively building contemporaries and disciples. His thin portfolio has unduly sidelined him from popular discourse, sequestering him from the more audible dialogues concerning contemporary architecture. To consider Woods a mere inspiration to others, a teacher and an enabler, is both deferential and reductive.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #288 Nam Henderson 2012-11-05T23:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="638" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In 2012, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the DRX (The Design Research Exchange a non-profit residency program for researchers hosted by HENN Architekten) took place in Berlin from July 16th, 2012 through September 7th, 2012</a>. Participants included four invited DRX Experts and eight invited DRX Researchers all of whom focused on the topic Minimal Surface Highrise Structures. As part of the DRX 2012, three prototypic 500m (1,640ft) tall Highrise Structures were developed as so-called ProtoTowers.</p> <p> The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">features Skip Schwartz</a> who is currently the CEO of a heath care service/technology company that provides primary healthcare to people mostly on a virtual basis.&nbsp; The two main lessons that he gained from architecture school and the architecture industry were that "<em>Design counts</em>" and "<em>Project management counts</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The world lost three very talented architects last week including, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> dead at 72, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John M. Johansen</a> the last surviving member of the Harvard...</p> Lebbeus Woods dead at 72 Gregory Walker 2012-10-30T12:46:00-04:00 >2012-11-12T21:32:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deeply sorry to have just heard that Lebbeus Woods, a true visionary architect and astonishing draftsman, died this morning. A great loss.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Kimmelman, Architecture critic for the NY Times, is reporting this morning, via Twitter, that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> died in his sleep last night in New York. Details are still emerging.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Lebbeus Woods talks with Thom Mayne Archinect 2012-04-23T17:37:00-04:00 >2012-04-24T12:53:30-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="569" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Your message is really a philosophical message to architects. You&rsquo;re trying to show us how we can build cities and break out of the old modes of urban planning and urban design. And even thinking about or imagining cities that we have had for the past few hundred years, you&rsquo;re offering a new way. I don&rsquo;t know anyone else that&rsquo;s done that today. Maybe someone will say Colin Rowe. OK&mdash;Collage City, but this goes far, far beyond Collage City and any urban theory of Corbusier or anyone else.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Excerpts of a Candid Conversation between Thom Mayne and Lebbeus Woods Recorded in the privacy of LW&rsquo;s studio, transcribed by Dave Irwin</p> Lebbeus Woods on Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Center Archinect 2012-02-16T23:40:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T23:25:44-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... one the most gifted architects of my time has been reduced to wrapping such conventional programs of use in merely expressionistic forms, without letting a single ray of her genius illuminate the human condition. Am I being pretentious and overly demanding? Of course. But that&rsquo;s the way disappointed lovers behave. Exaggerated emotions. Absurd demands. Anger that transgresses all reason. She has let me down, and what makes it worse is that she apparently couldn&rsquo;t care less.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> LEBBEUS WOODS: WHY I BECAME AN ARCHITECT—Part 2 Archinect 2012-02-08T16:54:00-05:00 >2012-02-09T14:06:20-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The marriage of light and geometry does indeed find its consummation in architecture, but for me it did not come about so easily. At age eighteen I entered a fine school of engineering, then transferred to a fine school of architecture, finishing there when I was twenty-four. After ten or so years of working in corporate offices, learning what it meant to build&mdash;and leading a rather turbulent life&mdash;I went out on my own.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Lebbeus Woods shares part 2 of his personal story describing why he became an architect.</p> WHY I BECAME AN ARCHITECT—Part 1 « LEBBEUS WOODS Archinect 2012-02-06T11:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T12:09:42-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I would like to tell a short story&mdash;or perhaps not such a short story&mdash;about the reasons why I chose to become an architect. Exactly why this blog&rsquo;s readers should be interested in my recollections about such a matter I cannot say, and perhaps I am mistaken in spinning out such a story here. Still, I feel compelled to do so and can only hope for the readers&rsquo; tolerance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> QUESTIONING CATASTROPHE Archinect 2012-01-23T20:24:00-05:00 >2012-01-24T02:20:17-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Human beings and their communities are fragile because they are sustainable only within a narrow range of conditions and possibilities. It is the main task of architecture to maintain this range or to create it where it has not existed before. To some extent it is also architecture&rsquo;s responsibility to expand this range when people require it not only for survival but also to flourish within the demands of change brought on by catastrophic events such as earthquake and tsunami.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MAS CONTEXT: ABBERATION launches! johnszot 2011-12-06T17:12:23-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="926" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If firmness, utility, and delight are the enduring pinnacles of architectural achievement, then it would appear architecture&rsquo;s moral destiny is a foregone conclusion. But is it possible that opportunities for valuable cultural insight are being lost out of deference to this legacy? We examine forces, trends, and ideas that enhance the significance of the built environment despite, or due to, their deviant nature.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Latest issue of MAS CONTEXT now available on-line - fresh content from Lebbeus Woods, Paul Shepheard, J&uuml;rgen Mayer H, formlessfinder, Luis Urculo, and...MAS!</p> <p> Also includes the next part of the 3-part video series "Architecture and the Unspeakable" from our studio: the Shibuya Tower Project (link below)</p> We saw it coming Archinect 2011-09-07T18:20:36-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marking the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001, Lebbeus Woods offers reflections on the context for the tragedy, and the reconstruction's bitter sense of business as usual</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: #23: EOYS [Icing on the Cake] Paul Petrunia 2011-05-20T20:42:31-04:00 >2011-05-20T20:42:46-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So the summer is here and it's been raining all week in NYC. I'm off to DC for the weekend! As I promised, photos from the GSAPP 2011 End-of-the-Year Show. Are you excited? I am particularly proud of all the work everyone at our school produced. Architecture is alive and kicking.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: #21: 18 critics, 10 projects, 2 dyson air multipliers, 115 avery Paul Petrunia 2011-05-11T13:43:47-04:00 >2011-05-11T14:00:14-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Place: Living Room Studio Time: 12:18 PM Photos from the final!</p></em><br /><br /><p> Anthony shares with us photos from the final reviews at Columbia. Star-studded cast!</p> Steven Holl Architects To Build A 'Sliced Porosity Block' In Chengdu, China Paul Petrunia 2008-02-25T14:49:00-05:00 >2012-05-07T15:18:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl Architects (SHA) has recently been commissioned by CapitaLand China, to realize, a large mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China. Scheduled to open in late 2010, this &ldquo;giant chunk of a metropolis&rdquo; houses a hybrid complex of generous public spaces flanked by five towers with offices, serviced apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants. The 105,000 square feet site is developed to maximize public open space and to stimulate micro-urbanism....</p> <p> <img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br> The &lsquo;Sliced Porosity Block&rsquo; will be located just south of the intersection of the First Ring Road and Ren Min Nan Road. Its sun sliced geometry results from minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code. Porous and inviting from every side, five vertical entrances cut through a layer of micro-urban shopping before leading to the elevated public &lsquo;Three Valley&rsquo; plaza. A great urban terrace on the scale of Rockefeller Center, this multi-level plaza in the center of the complex is sculpted by sto...</p>