Archinect - Blogs 2017-09-23T07:22:50-04:00 The Familiar Typology nugent_denise_ 2017-09-18T13:13:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:14:54-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As part of the Cavin Family Traveling Scholarship, this blog aims to research the suburban condition as they exist in different contexts: London, England; Tokyo, Japan; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The prolificacy of suburbia, internationally, serves as a physical archive of domestic norms, political ambitions and topographical responses. This research seeks to decipher how cultural and historical standards have formalized themselves within the familiar context of the suburban home.</p> Signal + Noise Paul Rosenblatt 2017-08-03T17:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-03T17:30:02-04:00 <p>As a practicing architect with a parallel artistic practice and a passion for music and vinyl records, I write about the overlaps and intersections between these different practices and activities. The title of the blog, Signal + Noise, refers to the shifting and elusive relationship between objects and space in architecture, figure and ground in painting, and signal and noise in recorded music. The visual - and aural - instability of contemporary art helps to inform contemporary existence.</p> The Psychology of Architecture and Design dennisleigh 2017-06-27T23:56:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T07:00:02-04:00 <p>This blog is about the interdependence of our state of mind and the built environment. Different life experiences can be turned into metaphors and then, transformed into shapes and colors that affect how we live our lives. </p> Constellations of Tijuana Orhan Ayyüce 2017-05-30T13:14:00-04:00 >2017-09-17T07:00:08-04:00 <p>Constellations of Tijuana: A research study in Urbanism Old stories, new finds, physical and fictional speculations Studies of various grid collisions and political ideologies Planned and spontaneous explorations Creative and generative recording and the study of the city ELA, Escuela Libre De Arquitectura Tijuana, Mexico June - August 2017</p> L'eau Design L'eau Design 2017-04-05T03:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T18:29:19-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 360 ° Livable Urbanism Mikkel Sølbeck 2017-03-31T13:01:00-04:00 >2017-09-05T07:00:10-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>360 &deg; Livable Urbanism is featuring articles with subjective approaches and theories on how to actively contribute as urban planners in today&rsquo;s modern society with different thematic inputs to sustain and innovate the way we as highly diverse planners facilitate the process of planning towards sustainable cities in balance with the current policy framework, sectors, interest and other relevant aspects. </p> Newton's Notes Erin Sharp Newton 2017-03-21T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-09-01T07:00:05-04:00 <p>Architecture, Design, Humanity. </p> Thirty-five & 5 TAB1006 2017-03-21T11:43:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T07:00:04-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This is an account of my journey towards licensure, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. At 35, many people, including myself at times, doubt that completion of the journey I started nearly a decade ago can be obtained. But here I am, with 2 years of school and all of my internship ahead of me, finally working in a firm after escaping the world of retail. May these thoughts serve as inspiration for those in doubt, encourage supportive wisdom, and of course, an outlet for frustration!</p> Imaginary Constructions: Architecture In Fictional Media sonairun 2017-03-21T11:43:00-04:00 >2017-09-16T07:00:07-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The purpose is to examine the architecture within fictional printed and digital environments, (i.e. Video Games, Movies, Graphic Novels, Comics, etc.) in order to provide a different perspective on the built environment, as well as providing insights into how power structures, societal issues, and/or other issues of the built environment are portrayed within these media.</p> Architectural Management Kari 2017-03-14T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T17:01:32-04:00 <p>Over 91% of architecture firms in the United States have less than 19 employees, which means they may be too small to have a formal management training for their employees. Combine that with the fact that most architects join the profession due to their creative nature, this results in an upward battle when it comes to effective management. This blog aims to gather the most effective best practices and distribute them to help others.</p> The Vacuum RUBEN CABANILLAS RAMOS 2017-02-20T21:48:00-05:00 >2017-08-24T07:00:03-04:00 <p>Go through your favorites architectural daily sources, pass the vacuum, open the Vacuum Bag and voila! we will have enough provocative material to start political, cultural, philosophical and sustainable discussion regarding postmodernism trends in architecture terminology. A several blog entries that will try to filter some current overrated architectural terminologies such as Public Space,or the most common: Green Strategies. </p> Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development heshamierek 2017-02-15T06:35:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T17:41:43-05:00 <p>Urban Planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.</p> Creations and Analysis Out of Boredom fictional\_/Christopher 2017-02-05T23:29:00-05:00 >2017-08-29T07:00:12-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Boredom as&nbsp;a&nbsp;result of too much to do.&nbsp; Too much professional practice&nbsp;architecture.&nbsp; Too much reality. Lots of fiction.</p> Radio Architect Farzam Kharvari 2017-01-21T11:58:00-05:00 >2017-08-19T07:00:06-04:00 <p>As the world is developing its way of communication, we, the architects need to be more curious on stuff around us! Rise of different philosophies around the globe, rapid growth in our awareness, transformation of communication types and many more items around are leading the ARCHITECTURE to an absolute new brand of its roots! It is time to ask: are we, the TRANSFORMERS or are we the results of TRANSFORMATIONS of GENIUS LOCUS (the protective spirit of a place)?</p> Urban Architecture Lab Blog lucyq 2017-01-16T14:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T14:38:02-05:00 <p>The vision for Urban Architecture Lab is to inspire and educate our community of architects, developers, engineers (and more!) on seeking success in business, leadership, and life. We hope to achieve this by providing content that is relevant to current best practices as well as food for thought with the future in mind.</p> James V. Coane + Associates James V. Coane + Associates 2016-12-13T08:02:00-05:00 >2016-12-14T16:44:56-05:00 <p>James Coane holds the title of Principal Architect of James V. Coane and Associates, an architecture firm located in Pasadena, California.</p> Tokyo Story will galloway 2016-12-05T18:31:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T00:56:15-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The perspective of a western architect living in the largest megacity in the world</p> Question of the Month +++ Theory of Architecture flop8 2016-11-30T06:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T18:32:13-05:00 <p>Theory of Architecture - ranging from trivial to yearning, since 2004, new every month, non academic, at the borders of science, more bewildered and curious. May be you have an answer and you need the question? I am looking forward to an exchange. Please enter the discourse! &bdquo;Every revolution starts with stupid questions.&ldquo; Joseph Beuys</p> Elemental Urbanism James Pereira 2016-11-29T16:04:00-05:00 >2017-08-25T07:00:07-04:00 <p>I often wonder if all cities should be shaped like Rome; a city that is enourmous yet walkable with all paths leading to monumental icons. Many major cities now look as merely a cemetery of parts; buildings, gridded streets, and parks creating a cityscape of cluster. Even an individual apartment building can be looked at similarly to a microscopic level. This is due to evolution, program, and constraints which alltogether create elements that limit possibility. </p> AIAS UNM Chapter AIAS 2016-11-20T21:17:00-05:00 >2017-08-24T07:00:02-04:00 <p>Want to know if UNM SA+P is the right school for you? Stay tuned as the 2016-2017 UNM AIAS board delves into what life is like within and beyond the walls of the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning. From the greater Southwest to our own studio culture and family, this blog series will highlight just some of what makes the UNM SA+P experience so unique. </p> A WALK THRU ARE 5.0 Builder2025 2016-11-01T21:04:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T02:15:31-04:00 <p>As of Tuesday, November 1, 2015 - 5:15 pm I began studying for the ARE 5.0. I will look to complete all six exams by next year. While doing so I will let report on the highs, lows and in between on my journey to becoming an architect.</p> Restarting a Career Path in Architecture Michael Lipski 2016-10-19T20:57:00-04:00 >2016-12-29T13:45:59-05:00 <p>My passion is, was and always will be design of the built environment. Somewhere after graduating with an architecture degree from university, I ended up in the world of online advertising. A recent move to Calgary and the opportunity to remake my career path has me asking if it's even possible to restart a design career in architecture. I hope to share my experiences as I start this process.</p> Thorugh the eyes of an architect Rodrigo Senties 2016-10-11T23:01:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T12:35:53-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Architects see things differently. We find beauty in concrete walls&hellip; in infrastructure&hellip; in abandoned spaces&hellip; in urban chaos. We appreciate things that no one else notices, and we see details that are invisible to everyone else. We are annoying travel companions as we spend long hours meandering new places, take hundreds of photographs of peculiar things that catch our attention, and we take very long detours to visit those special buildings that mean so much to us. </p> Steps2go4ward jacquelynyun 2016-09-15T19:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T18:38:05-04:00 <p>Both times that I started studying architecture in a new environment, at the College of DuPage and the University of Southern California respectively, I felt ready but was unprepared for the full implications of adjusting to a new environment, including different software preferences and design methodology. The hope for this endeavor is to help students and applicants who are starting from a disadvantage to better prepare for architecture school.</p> The Shaper Roberto Lopez 2016-09-15T17:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-21T17:53:53-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Shaper talks about Architectural Concrete, Technics, Architects, Brutalism, Impossible Shapes, Fairfaced Concrete Buildings and all the Beautiful of these Naked Surfaces... My experience in this field working in some projects from top architects such as Calatrava, Hadid, Kuma... (among others), through the company PERI, lights an enthusiasm to deepen this world. I want to share, learn, and enjoy The Shaper with you!</p> DISRUPT/VE Austin Samson 2016-09-14T13:12:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T07:00:05-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Using an Ad-Hoc approach to digital computation, new coherency between architectural elements can be discovered. History has shown that certain techniques or processes are capable of solving problems that they were not originally intended to solve. Nicholas De Monchaux has outlined many of these scenarios in his novel "Space Suit". By researching processes of making that are external to typical architecture, designers can generate relationships between existing an new formal qualities.</p> off-NARRATIVES: Patrick McAndrews 2016-09-13T18:44:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T07:00:05-04:00 <p>off-NARRATIVES: is a space for the exploration of detours in architecture and design discourse. The blog's inception is in alignment with the "off-modern" perspective; drawing from the works and teachings of the Svetlana Boym among other writers and thinkers in the 20th and 21st centuries. off-NARRATIVES: seeks to contribute to contemporary architectural discourse through observations, essays, book reviews, serial narratives, and other works of original research and theory.</p> Urban Ecosystems And Landscape Conservation In The 21st Century marzarts 2016-08-15T23:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T20:51:03-04:00 <p>It is sometimes said that the industrial revolution spurred the largest human migration in history. This migration is first spread through Asia, Europe and Latin America and is still in the process of transforming the rest of the world, including Africa because of poverty had been with a slow development, where causes environmental imbalances at the biosphere of our planet.</p> Tracing the logic of City building Activity, through its built form narendra 2016-08-13T05:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:21:20-04:00 <p>All the cities are different from each other. This variation is observed in the urban form and the urban pattern. These urban patterns are human response to land. Each city has a certain geography, climate, natural resources and natural deficit. Humans respond to these conditions and built the city that makes each city different from the other. Some are built in desert, some along sea, river, some on hills, and some on plateaus. </p> The Socratic Method Sean Joyner 2016-07-12T18:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-20T07:00:13-04:00 <p>This blog explores ideas about design and how it relates to our lives through research and critical thinking. As the title suggests this will be a platform to present thought provoking ideas intended for further discussion. </p>