Archinect - News 2017-08-21T06:29:58-04:00 Editor's Picks #252 Nam Henderson 2012-02-27T11:50:00-05:00 >2012-02-28T15:59:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="798" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Graves considers the Portland Building one of his top achievements even though the building is still controversial. mdler thinks "this thing is a POS" and elletoman commented "gross". Donna Sink disagreed arguing "I love the Portland building and most important I love that this building happened.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest Showcase Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talked to Iranian-Canadian creative director and photographer Sam Javanrouh</a>. He&nbsp;provided two images of Daniel Libeskind's Crystal for the Royal Ontario Museum; one titled Jumping Girl, the other portrays the space without people. So we asked, him "<em>What are your thoughts about including people in your photos? Is it important to photograph a building in use, or by itself?</em>" and he replied "<em>It really depends on the subject and the mood I'm trying to convey. Sometimes showing a structure alone with nothing else to distract is most powerful, and sometimes including people in the shot is what makes the photo. A good example of that is the Jumping Girl photo that I shot in ROM's Crystal. I have a photo of the same exact interior with no people in it, and it has a completely different feeling and it doesn't have the same energy. If I have the luxury of shooting the photos with and without people and choosing later I try to do that.</em>"</p> <p> For <strong>CONTOURS</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin ...</a></p> Luis Moreno Mansilla passed away facdat 2012-02-22T18:35:00-05:00 >2012-02-23T12:42:40-05:00 <img src="" width="300" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanish architect Luis Moreno Mansilla has passed away at the age of 53. Mansilla was a founding partner of Mansilla+Tu&ntilde;&oacute;n, whose work includes the Fine Arts Museum in Castell&oacute;n, the Auditorium of Leon, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Leon MUSAC, which received the Mies van der Rohe Prize. Mansilla, was a professor at the School of Architecture in Madrid, and had been a Visiting Professor at Princeton University.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This is incredibly sad. He was part of the most promising office in Spain. I saw him lecturing in Princeton while I was a student there, and he was extremely intelligent. But most of all he was a very kind soul, something difficult to find these days in this business. &nbsp;</p>