Archinect - News 2017-09-19T18:49:26-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150027918/what-makes-a-work-of-architecture-american What makes a work of architecture American? Places Journal 2017-09-11T20:53:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T03:08:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Whether there is or is not a Northwest regional style of architecture is debatable,&rdquo; said John Yeon in 1986, &ldquo;but what is certain is that lot of people want to think there is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In "A Fortuitous Shadow," Keith Eggener is inspired by the Portland Art Museum's recent exhibition on John Yeon's&nbsp;life and legacy to explore the concept of regionalism in architecture, beginning with the doubts expressed by the architect long associated with Pacific Northwest regional modernism.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023245/every-city-needs-a-crank-a-conversation-with-architecture-critic-inga-saffron Every City Needs a Crank; A conversation with architecture critic Inga Saffron Paul Petrunia 2017-08-17T20:07:00-04:00 >2017-08-22T17:13:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84yfg1m764pd6zye.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84yfg1m764pd6zye.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84yfg1m764pd6zye.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84yfg1m764pd6zye.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week we're joined by Inga Saffron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. If you haven't read her latest piece on Henry Wilcots, the relatively unknown architect responsible for finishing Louis Kahn's masterpiece in Dhaka, <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/the-overlooked-african-american-architect-who-completed-louis-kahns-masterpiece-20170814.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go read it now</a>. We talk with Inga about her experience meeting with Wilcots, architecture criticism pre and post-internet, Philadelphia and more.</p> <p></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/m0/m0aw9lnd0gtcqi9b." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/m0/m0aw9lnd0gtcqi9b.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo from 1970 of Wilcots and Kahn discussing the roof structure of the National Assembly building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.</figcaption></figure><p>Listen to "Every City Needs a Crank":</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-107.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018742/paul-goldberger-writes-on-the-mysticism-of-louis-kahn Paul Goldberger writes on the mysticism of Louis Kahn Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T14:07:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Kahn led a generation of architects away from the standard-issue modernism of glass and steel boxes, but his route was gentle, thoughtful, philosophical, and sometimes vaguely mystical, which is part of the reason that he never really became famous. Kahn&rsquo;s semi-obscurity didn&rsquo;t just extend to the cops at Penn Station: The Times obituary had to be written on deadline the night his death became known, because the obit editors hadn&rsquo;t considered him important enough to merit one in advance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his essay on Kahn, Goldberger examines methodologies of biographical writing, and explores the enigmatic aspects of the architect's identity and work.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"You get his essence almost as much through his words as his buildings. Both are somewhat spare and cryptic, and both are rich in meaning. Who else but Kahn could have said, &ldquo;A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end be unmeasurable&hellip;. what is unmeasurable is the psychic spirit.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;I want to give the wall a consciousness.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>Kahn&rsquo;s writing could dance on the edge of psychobabble, and we almost certainly would have been less forgiving if his architecture hadn&rsquo;t been as good as it was. But at their most evocative, Kahn&rsquo;s words don&rsquo;t give us insight into his buildings so much as they do him and the reasons behind his designs. Kahn spent his life in pursuit of the distinct...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997104/christopher-gray-wry-architecture-author-researcher-dies-at-age-66 Christopher Gray, wry architecture author/researcher, dies at age 66 Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T12:48:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lf/lf2un1qciw3akz8a.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lf/lf2un1qciw3akz8a.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lf/lf2un1qciw3akz8a.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lf/lf2un1qciw3akz8a.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Rooting himself less in a strictly academic tradition and more in an observed, on-the-street context, architecture author and researcher Christopher Gray catalogued what he considered to be beautiful and surprising for <em>The New York Times</em> from 1987 to 2014 in his "Streetscapes" column. He also started a kind of architectural detective business known as the Office for Metropolitan History in 1975, which would research the history, deeds, old photographs and any other paperwork connected with a particular building in the days before the instant compendium of the internet. His work was often used to add depth and context to the work of other architects/critics including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern</a>, who <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/nyregion/christopher-gray-architecture-writer-and-researcher-dies-at-66.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a></em> quoted as saying about Gray that he "was generous with his time and always willing to share what seemed like his almost infinite knowledge of the city&rsquo;s architectural and social history.&rdquo; Gray, who died Friday at age 66 from complications due to pneumonia, leaves behind over 1,40...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149974546/a-friend-in-deed-chicago-tribune-architecture-critic-blair-kamin-discusses-his-rocky-relationship-with-donald-trump-on-archinect-sessions-86 A Friend in Deed: Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin discusses his rocky relationship with Donald Trump, on Archinect Sessions #86 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-20T15:37:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T11:23:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chu0eb7759n4dhv8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chu0eb7759n4dhv8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chu0eb7759n4dhv8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chu0eb7759n4dhv8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the&nbsp;<em>Chicago Tribune</em>, has had a tempestuous relationship with Donald Trump for years. As a developer working in Chicago, Trump's buildings have been critiqued by Kamin, and as often happens when Trump is criticized, he does not shy away from firing back personal attacks&mdash;calling him "dopey" and "a lightweight" when <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114124536/old-guy-fight-tribune-s-blair-kamin-vs-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kamin decried the developer's decision</a> to slap a 20-foot-tall "TRUMP" sign on his downtown Chicago hotel. But instances like the "sign feud" aside, Kamin has also experienced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972698/blair-kamin-s-tempestuous-relationship-with-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump's kinder side</a>, and can attest to the complex (to say the least) personality of the business man both before and after his profoundly strange pivot onto the national political stage.&nbsp;</p><p>We invited Kamin on the podcast to discuss his relationship with the developer-candidate, how it's impacted his role as a critic, and how the 2016 campaign has invoked issues related to the built environment (or not).&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 86 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Session...</strong></a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149963575/dissecting-mcmansion-ugliness Dissecting McMansion ugliness Julia Ingalls 2016-08-16T15:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T17:13:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6in8f13wsuzh0yh3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6in8f13wsuzh0yh3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6in8f13wsuzh0yh3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6in8f13wsuzh0yh3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The aptly named "McMansionhell" tumblr has taken the time to carefully note just what makes a McMansion an ugly, terrible, no good architectural atrocity. Skipping over frothy diatribe and going straight into meticulous <a href="http://mcmansionhell.tumblr.com/post/148605513816/mcmansions-101-what-makes-a-mcmansion-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">point by point dissection</a>, the tumblr notes that McMansions fail in four key areas: Masses &amp; Voids, Balance, Proportion, and crucially, Rhythm. "McMansions lack architectural rhythm," the tumblr states, using slidetool graphics to help you wince and blanch in an informed way (as opposed to just experiencing an overpowering visceral dislike each time you pass one on the street).&nbsp;</p> <p>Other ugly building news:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban blight: a review of the Petersen Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89531143/will-today-s-ugly-buildings-be-tomorrow-s-historic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Today&rsquo;s Ugly Buildings Be Tomorrow&rsquo;s Historic Architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148270911/turning-the-ugliest-building-in-liverpool-into-an-exemplar-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning the &ldquo;ugliest building in Liverpool&rdquo; into an exemplar of public health</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149939768/olafur-eliasson-the-vast-majority-of-architects-are-just-filling-up-our-society-with-trash Olafur Eliasson: "The vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash" Alexander Walter 2016-04-11T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T23:01:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>He seems hungry for a serious discussion on everything from the refugee crisis &ndash; &ldquo;a really bad combination of European arrogance and North African ignorance&rdquo; &ndash; to the state of contemporary architecture &ndash; &ldquo;the vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash&rdquo; &ndash; and has a habit of speaking about his art in overwhelmingly conceptual terms. &ldquo;Are we consumers of space?&rdquo; he asks himself at one point. &ldquo;Or are we in fact producers of space?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146816071/olafur-eliasson-to-storm-versailles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson to storm Versailles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li>and in a way:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/136804919/archinect-s-round-up-of-the-week-s-architectural-critiques Archinect's round-up of the week's architectural critiques Julia Ingalls 2015-09-16T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-09-16T13:41:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3far9wlsrmx5er97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3far9wlsrmx5er97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3far9wlsrmx5er97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3far9wlsrmx5er97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What is the role of creative exploration in architecture? From the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-paul-goldberger-20150913-column.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Times</a> to <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122812/how-make-architecture-human" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Republic</a>, this question is very much on critical minds. In a piece entitled "How to Make Architecture Human," Anna Wiener reviews <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/444726/witold-rybczynski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Witold Rybczynski</a>'s latest collection of essays, <em>Mysteries of the Mall</em>, which sets out to explore the "mundane" locales of architecture and quickly proclaims a distaste for the avant-garde in favor of lasting value.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b24i8zuag86bh5b0.jpg"></p><p>Wiener notes that "Rybczynski is right to call out architects who submit designs for cities they have little relationship to, but work that favors experimentation&mdash;in aesthetics, in use, in design process&mdash;occupies a valuable space in the culture, too. 'Lasting value' is subjective and arbitrary; it serves a culture well to explore its desires and curiosities, however eccentric, and expand beyond the mainstream comfort-zone." Her review delves further into the problems of outdated and out of touch criticism: many of the essays contained in the book were origi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/133950651/the-new-laguardia-airport-not-functional-not-inspiring-not-an-icon The New LaGuardia Airport: Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon Alyssa Alimurung 2015-08-10T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:51:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iv5vjt20ct58kk1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iv5vjt20ct58kk1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iv5vjt20ct58kk1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iv5vjt20ct58kk1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The published renderings that accompanied the announcement were not terribly reassuring, as they depicted a very long curved terminal with gangly tentacles raised over plane taxiways that hinted at torsos of praying mantises: an awkward rather than a graceful vault.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129256230/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-big-s-two-world-trade-center-design Archinect's critical round-up of BIG's Two World Trade Center Design Julia Ingalls 2015-06-10T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T17:59:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tr/trn7xfaxw6q8vwnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tr/trn7xfaxw6q8vwnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tr/trn7xfaxw6q8vwnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tr/trn7xfaxw6q8vwnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Taken out of its high-profile context, the BIG design for Two World Trade Center initially appears to be a graduate school placeholder: here are the initial seven blocks of program, with a light dusting of foliage on the exposed step-backs. The internet's critical reaction to the renderings released to <a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/06/bjarke-ingels-design-two-world-trade-center/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WIRED</a> has been heated: it's the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/10116/new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> without the ingenuity, it's a brilliant melding of memorial gravitas and client-driven-design, it's nothing but spoon-fed media hype taken to a 1,300 foot extreme. Of course, this is a building that can't be taken out of its context, not only in terms of being a new icon of Manhattan, but also because it is something of a sequel: its unabashed boxiness and new media savvy presentation clashes with <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners'</a> previous svelte, slanted diamond-topped design. A little more than 24 hours after the renderings were released, we've rounded up the most compelling critical and forum-based reaction:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nymkbx68um8s730k.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/06/two-world-trade-center-news-corp-rupert-murdoch-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a>, <strong>Paul Goldberger</strong> confronts the c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/126848127/the-final-review-negaters-gonna-negate 'The Final Review: Negaters Gonna Negate' Archinect 2015-05-06T21:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:04:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/59/59a5e0a554fa9bf1feccb726005e7f9c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/59/59a5e0a554fa9bf1feccb726005e7f9c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/59/59a5e0a554fa9bf1feccb726005e7f9c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/59/59a5e0a554fa9bf1feccb726005e7f9c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The review is about speculation as much as evaluation. Critics are not enemies, and they don&rsquo;t know everything. Admitting a level of uncertainty that necessarily occurs within design education completely changes how one imagines the review moment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/125819571/what-makes-good-architecture-criticism-these-writers-define-the-traits What makes "good" architecture criticism? These writers define the traits Justine Testado 2015-04-21T13:52:00-04:00 >2017-01-02T08:17:01-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/uf0pfrpa1jdlevff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/uf0pfrpa1jdlevff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/uf0pfrpa1jdlevff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/uf0pfrpa1jdlevff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>What is 'serious criticism' in architecture? This is a vital topic, since architecture critics often shape public opinion as much as architects themselves do, if not more so.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Derived from John Ruskin's 1849 essay <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Lamps_of_Architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Seven Lamps of Architecture"</a>, architect Lance Hosey compiled a list of comments from the small group of architecture writers pictured above about what they believe are the defining characteristics of good architectural criticism and its role in today's society.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Powers of 10 with Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic at the LA Times, on Archinect Sessions #10!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115666803/powers-of-10-with-christopher-hawthorne-architecture-critic-at-the-la-times-on-archinect-sessions-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powers of 10 with Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic at the LA Times, on Archinect Sessions #10!</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/115192481/frank-gehry-is-right-98-of-architecture-today-has-no-respect-for-humanity Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity' Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T21:44:55-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukezzluq1fb6i16w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukezzluq1fb6i16w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukezzluq1fb6i16w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukezzluq1fb6i16w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The architect, who implicitly exempted himself from that 98%, might have been arrogant, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean he wasn&rsquo;t right. [...] many if not most buildings are the work of contractors, not architects, and that this has been and will likely always be the case. Unfortunately, architectural education and criticism tends to focus on important buildings at the expense of the common and ordinary.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/114881770/michael-kimmelman-reviews-1-world-trade-center Michael Kimmelman Reviews 1 World Trade Center davvid 2014-11-30T13:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T13:42:24-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af8m9x4a2mxuguf2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af8m9x4a2mxuguf2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af8m9x4a2mxuguf2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af8m9x4a2mxuguf2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not so bad,&rdquo; offered an architect who has a window facing the building. Alas, it is. Like the corporate campus and plaza it shares, 1 World Trade speaks volumes about political opportunism, outmoded thinking and upside-down urban priorities. It&rsquo;s what happens when a commercial developer is pretty much handed the keys to the castle.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/112513103/editor-s-picks-391 Editor's Picks #391 Nam Henderson 2014-10-30T23:30:00-04:00 >2014-12-03T11:59:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/eh8jkpazna3vslj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/eh8jkpazna3vslj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/eh8jkpazna3vslj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/eh8jkpazna3vslj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In <strong>Screen/Print #26:</strong>&nbsp;an interview with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111514086/screen-print-26-intern-magazine-interview-with-jessica-walsh-of-sagmeister-walsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jessica Walsh, currently half of design firm</a><a href="http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Sagmeister &amp; Walsh</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111514086/screen-print-26-intern-magazine-interview-with-jessica-walsh-of-sagmeister-walsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">,</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111514086/screen-print-26-intern-magazine-interview-with-jessica-walsh-of-sagmeister-walsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;was excerpted</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111514086/screen-print-26-intern-magazine-interview-with-jessica-walsh-of-sagmeister-walsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from the 2nd issue of&nbsp;</a><a href="http://intern-mag.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Magazine</a>&nbsp;(devoted to "intern culture" in the creative industries).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmqe7c6as953giff.jpg"></p><p><strong>&nbsp;Darkman</strong>&nbsp;was confused "<em>Strange choice to interview the most hated designer in the world for Intern magazine...She almost brags about not paying interns...Reads like PR I've already read</em>". Similarly&nbsp;<strong>Mr_Wiggin</strong>&nbsp;wrote "s<em>eems, to me, diametric to the message Intern Magazine should be publishing</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w5gc751ddct0zi4.jpg"><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111720239/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-dorall-architect-turned-maze-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malaysia-born Melbourne-based sculptor </a><a href="http://www.danieldorall.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Dorall</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111720239/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-dorall-architect-turned-maze-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> spoke with Archinect</a> for the latest installment of <strong>Working out of the Box</strong>. He finished up his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 2005, as he explains that now</p><p>"<em>In a nutshell, I make miniature objects out of cardboard &ndash; it usually takes the form of the maze...creating walk through maze-installations</em>". <strong>midlander</strong> felt the work was "<em>Fantastic! Witty and meticulous</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a>&nbsp;attended Acadia Conference of 20...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111950133/denver-s-union-station-is-lacking-diversity-and-local-critic-places-the-blame-on-the-architecture Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture Archinect 2014-10-23T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:55:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Let's start with the building itself, the actual architecture. Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles &mdash; European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities and who felt fully at ease invading, exploiting and actually enslaving the people of Africa, subcontinent Asia and South America.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/107420491/martin-filler-issues-a-retraction-regarding-his-mistake-in-his-critique-of-zaha-hadid Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid Archinect 2014-08-25T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T14:03:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23pvywq1sx3xukl4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23pvywq1sx3xukl4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23pvywq1sx3xukl4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23pvywq1sx3xukl4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The critic Martin Filler has acknowledged a significant error in a scathing article he wrote for the New York Review of Books about the architect Zaha Hadid.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Full statement to New York Review of Books...</p><p><em>In my review of Rowan Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture,&rdquo; I quoted comments by the architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar, when she was asked in London in February 2014 about revelations a week earlier in The Guardian that hundreds of migrant laborers had died while working on construction projects in Qatar. I wrote that an &ldquo;estimated one thousand laborers &hellip; have perished while constructing her project thus far.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>However, work did not begin on the site for the Al Wakrah stadium, until two months after Ms. Hadid made those comments; and construction is not scheduled to begin until 2015. There have been no worker deaths on the Al Wakrah proiect and Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s comments about Qatar that l quoted in the review had nothing to do with the Al Wakrah site or any of her projects.</em></p><p><em>I regret the error.</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review/50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review Archinect 2014-08-22T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-01-02T13:12:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/104808602/editor-s-picks-377 Editor's Picks #377 Nam Henderson 2014-07-22T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T14:30:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>New to Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned an essay, titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103867146/material-witness-insanity-in-the-walls-of-true-detective-and-twin-peaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Material Witness: Insanity in the walls of '"True Detective" and "Twin Peaks"</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;offered a complement "<em>A good visceral read like a true detective watch...This would almost suggest the inert quality of this line between sanity and insanity material be abandonment. Been working on a large abandoned hospital to rental project for a few years now and&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;snagged an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz48ducf7sauw63k.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104327447/randall-stout-architect-of-innovative-environmental-designs-dies-at-56" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Stout</a>, who has died at 56</p><p>Tim Fernholz looked at how retail/consumer giants,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trademark their retail layouts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>raj</strong> wanted some clarification "<em>This is just a crazy thing....Who owns the copyright? AIA docs says the Architect. Did they sell that?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;noted Martino Stierli has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104243719/martino-stierli-named-new-moma-architecture-and-design-curator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">named the new chief curator of MoMA Architecture and Design</a>.&nbsp;<strong>darkman</strong> was disappointed "<em>Another European academic. Shocking choice, Lowry</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2014/07/architecture-review-abominable-7-eleven-disfigures.html?page=all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore Business Journal</a> ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies Brutalism's Bullies Archinect 2014-06-13T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T11:44:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b718aa384afe17ff87ca6220a449b3cc?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b718aa384afe17ff87ca6220a449b3cc?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b718aa384afe17ff87ca6220a449b3cc?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b718aa384afe17ff87ca6220a449b3cc?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Brutalism, a muscular and monumental architectural style known for its unsparing use of cast concrete, has grown old enough since its heyday in the fifties, sixties, and seventies to have aged badly, but not old enough to inspire much sympathy. The austere, domineering artifacts of its philosophies now face widespread enmity; a number of institutions, with varying degrees of exertion, have sought in recent years to replace their Brutalist inheritances with practically anything else.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene François Roche considers Rem's Venice Biennale "Obscene" Archinect 2014-06-10T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T13:04:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aa89xgmtqzz1z619.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aa89xgmtqzz1z619.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aa89xgmtqzz1z619.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aa89xgmtqzz1z619.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Obscene was the Venice Biennale of Rem Koolhass On one side the fetishism of the industrial products and components (Italian International Pavilion) and on the other the celebration of the political failure of the world&hellip; as a naive agitprop able to wrap the architect with politically correct conscientiousness&hellip; self-complaisance for this comfortable dualism.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>We are in the pursuit of the diagrammatic hoax he himself promoted 20 years ago, same arrogance of reductionism to avoid embracing and gathering complexity in a productive way, in an aesthetic way, for a critical production, not for a simulation of a critical behavior&hellip; sponsored by Rolex.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/99427850/the-ny-times-interviews-architecture-critic-witold-rybczynski The NY Times interviews architecture critic Witold Rybczynski Archinect 2014-05-08T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:59:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>His writing has a patient, deliberate quality that is rare at a moment when the dominant medium of architectural discourse is Twitter. Perhaps this is why Mr. Rybczynski, despite himself, is suddenly all the rage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/98919263/editor-s-picks-365 Editor's Picks #365 Nam Henderson 2014-04-30T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:02:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><br>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dave Heller spoke with Inga Saffron</a> about not just architecture but "<em>city life criticism</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;asked for tips "<em>Has anyone compiled a good 'top ten' of her articles?</em>"</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Quondam</strong> replied "<em>Links to Saffron's articles appear almost weekly within ArchNewsNow's daily collection of worldwide architecture news. The articles themselves, however, may not have a broad audience appeal because they are, for the most part, very Philadelphia centric. What is significant though, is that a local newspaper still publishes the work of a critic that is so in tune</em>"...</p><p>Referring to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98105950/out-of-shenzhen-catalog-1-of-the-los-angeles-biennale-of-architecture-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Catalog #1</a> of the Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;warned interested buyers "<em>for now, the aim is first limited and numbered edition of 100</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zvm9u6vs1mbmpbr.jpg"><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609130/the-folly-of-saving-what-you-kill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT published an editorial by John Freeman Gill</a>, which points out similarities between the fate of the Laing Stores (sometimes called the Bogardus Building) and the current FolkMoMA discourse/proposals.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;proposed a future PS1 competi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T09:58:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Inga Saffron, who writes the "Changing Skyline" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism this week. She talks with Dave Heller about the state of criticism today, and the changing attitudes towards cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inquirer's architecture critic Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/93644080/gehry-worst-living-architect-reasonable-critique-or-typical-gizmodo-link-bait Gehry worst living architect? Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait? Archinect 2014-02-16T11:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T22:20:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>His work is badly constructed, ravey-balls hair metal, a C.C. DeVille guitar solo that cannot&mdash;will not&mdash;end until the billionaire clients who keep paying for this shit can be stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I guess this is what you get when you put a decent writer in charge of driving traffic.</p><p>CPM = 1 / Journalism = 0</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/93062687/a-half-hearted-defense-of-calatrava A half-hearted defense of Calatrava Nam Henderson 2014-02-07T11:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-07T11:01:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/shxp2upy3ny2qnqx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/shxp2upy3ny2qnqx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/shxp2upy3ny2qnqx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/shxp2upy3ny2qnqx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Though easy targets for fiscal hawks, public architecture that&rsquo;s luxurious and dramatic &mdash; even excessive &mdash; should be ours as a right.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Owen Hatherly has published a piece praising "white elephant" architectural projects.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/88998060/what-tech-hasn-t-learned-from-urban-planning What Tech Hasn’t Learned From Urban Planning Archinect 2013-12-16T17:59:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T07:19:02-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/78/781e1e473973647db454671905b98944?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/78/781e1e473973647db454671905b98944?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/78/781e1e473973647db454671905b98944?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/78/781e1e473973647db454671905b98944?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The tech sector is, increasingly, embracing the language of urban planning &mdash; town hall, public square, civic hackathons, community engagement. So why are tech companies such bad urbanists?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/88773559/the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-built-for-people The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/88476100/editor-s-picks-345 Editor's Picks #345 Nam Henderson 2013-12-10T10:33:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T10:13:26-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program. They state that while their proposal "is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design...We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues". Fred Scharmen was intrigued "Very nice work. Thanks for posting this".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, interviewed <em>rub-a-dub</em> (a team of Sebastian Andia, Rodrigo Chain, Apostolos Despotidis and Thomas T. Jensen) to learn about their project '<em>Space Oddity'</em>,&nbsp;for the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> series.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tvjsc1d4pboqqwn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85539617/student-works-rub-a-dub-s-space-oddity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program</a>. They state that while their proposal "<em>is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...the timing is ripe to imagine new versions of living and moving in space...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design, including contour crafting and 3D printing amongst others. We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;was intrigued "<em>Very nice work. Thanks for posting this</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4euvtkaf68zn4bp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The Observer published &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88000434/miami-s-new-vice-an-addiction-to-star-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami's new vice &ndash; an addiction to star architects</a>&lsquo; in which Rowan Moore criticiz...</p>