Archinect - Blog Posts 2018-10-24T01:54:06-04:00 Architecture has to evolve because of the way people relate to each other ! Deep Shah 2018-10-12T07:46:50-04:00 >2018-10-23T07:25:52-04:00 <p><em>'Architecture has to keep evolving not because of the advancements in other aspects and areas of life but because of the advancements in the relationships among people'</em>.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s convenience in each diaspora of life from food being delivered at home to swiping right/left on tinder to getting your toilets cleaned by professionals to getting your cigarettes using dunzo to playing horizon on PS 4 to changing the world by just tapping on your screens to 100&rsquo;s of other advancements we have today around us just a click away. </p> <p>While we very conveniently adapt these material comforts to make our lives more and more easier all the time, do we realize the impacts of these on our daily lives in relating to and with people? </p> <p>When was the last time you and your family had a dinner without your cellphones with you, when was the last time you and your girlfriend/boyfriend did not check your phone immediately after having sex ? when was the last time you and your siblings actually went out and playe...</p> Concerns Of A Skeptical Mind On Contemporary Trends Deep Shah 2018-10-10T15:13:04-04:00 >2018-10-14T09:34:49-04:00 <p>Well Well..Good evening ladies and gentlemen here. Tonight i would like to share something very critical to me. Now i have been practicing architecture for 4 years now and oh boy oh boy what a ride its been...Unbelievable ...especially to me...entering the profession with the highest of spirits believing in power of architecture to transcend our the levels the practice in India runs to the overall scenario India is developing in. It is insane.</p> <p>The pace, the demand, the supply, the needs, the wants, the engagements. I have dealt projects ranging from a few sq. meters to 750 acres. We are just growing like weed all over the place. On one side its been a wonderful time exploring the realities of our field and on the other the things it comes along with. It is an extremely demanding profession not only in terms of creativity but passion, agility, perseverance, patience, balance, people management and much more. Ethics and values is something i would like to brin...</p> LIC-Artists jfbautista 2018-10-04T16:49:04-04:00 >2018-10-04T16:52:55-04:00 <p>A Fine Art Horror Exhibition and </p> <p>Independent Horror Film Festival </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt=" I look pretty today?" title=" I look pretty today?"></a></p><figcaption> I look pretty today?</figcaption></figure><p>Curated by Tessa Kennedy and Jason Artiga. </p> <p>LIC Fear Returns is the second incarnation of a horror themed art show that brings us back to the nostalgia of what gave us fear&nbsp; during our adolescence. Artwork should include themes surrounding&nbsp; the supernatural, horror movies, literature, legends, the monsters under our bed and the demons in the closet.&nbsp; The spook that made us jump, lose sleep, or just made us laugh after the adrenaline wears off, inspires this exhibition. </p> <p>LIC Fear Returns is both a month-long fine art show and an independent horror film festival that runs the last weekend of the exhibition. </p> <p>&nbsp;LIC FEAR RETURNS </p> <p>On view: October 4 - November 4 </p> <p>Opening Reception: October 6, 7-10pm at </p> <p>LIC-A/ The Plaxall Gallery </p> <p>5-25 46th Avenue </p> <p>Long Island City , NY 11101 </p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See Map</a> </p> <p>Phone: (347) 848-0030 </p> University of Miami School of Architecture 2018-19 Tecnoglass Lecture Series Joachim Perez 2018-09-18T10:57:56-04:00 >2018-10-20T09:40:01-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;presents its 2018 - 2019 Lecture Series, sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tecnoglass.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;This year's theme, Impact, explores practices and works that have a significant effect on the built environment, whether with large infrastructural interventions or small but potentially transformative contributions. &nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>The series contains lecturers from around the world including:</p><p><br></p> <p> 09/19</p> <p>J.Meejin Yoon</p> <p>H&ouml;weler + Yoon&nbsp;<br></p><p><br></p> <p>10/03</p> <p>Livia Tani<br></p><p>Ateliers Jean Nouvel</p> <p><br></p><p>10/24<br></p><p>Lars Lerup<br></p><p>Rice University</p><p><br></p><p>10/31</p><p>Lyndon Neri</p><p>Neri &amp; Hu Design &amp; Research</p><p><br></p><p>01/30</p><p>Michael Maltzan<br></p><p>Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA)</p><p><br></p><p>02/20</p><p>Lisa Iwamoto</p><p>IwamotoScott Architecture</p><p><br></p><p>03/06</p><p>J&uuml;rgen Mayer H.</p><p>J. Mayer H. Architecture</p><p>Design Research</p><p><br></p><p>03/27</p><p>Fernando Romero</p><p>fr-ee</p><p><br></p></figure> The 'India Runs On Chai' Fiasco Deep Shah 2018-09-13T13:14:20-04:00 >2018-09-25T21:26:34-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Hey everyone, warm greetings this midnight with a cup of cappuccino besides me. Hope you all are doing fantastic and if not, hold on tight and hang in there...everything is going to be just fine!</p> <p>In the background playing is the amazing DJ set by none other than Roger shah. He played this at the dream state SoCal in 2017. Tune in to this on SoundCloud to enjoy the trip of this amazing collection of Balearic tunes as I did while writing this post.</p> <p>So tonight, I would like to share a thought process with you which, in a way gives a slightly different lens to perceive &lsquo;the new normal&rsquo; of Indian entrepreneurship.</p> <p>When I first started living in Bangalore on the onset of summer in 2015, we were yet to have services as swiggy, Zomato, porter, dunzo or chai point etc. at our disposal and uber/ola had just entered the market a few months back. It was a different life altogether just 3.5 years back! How and what changed so fast that I am inclined to put an exclamation mark. While it&rsquo;s fascina...</p> Keimyung University Architecture Students' Graduation Exhibition Henry Tsang 2018-09-13T08:18:10-04:00 >2018-09-25T21:26:23-04:00 <p>Keimyung Architecture Students' Graduation Exhibition</p> <p>Keimyung University Daemyung Campus / International Gallery</p> <p>Daegu, South Korea</p> <p>September 10-1410:00-18:00</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>Capstone Design Instructor: Henry Tsang</p></figure> Land Of The Dead: "Coco" and the Anthropocene Evan Chakroff 2018-09-06T11:08:43-04:00 >2018-09-30T01:31:32-04:00 <p>Some thoughts on Pixar's "Coco" - originally posted over on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">my blog on Medium</a>. <br></p><p> ---</p><p><img src="*8EUv2Fv0cmPGlCNJgf_kyA.png"></p> <p>Old town. Favela. Souk. Slum. Ghetto. Historic district. Shanty Town. Handmade architecture. Organic urbanism. As long as humans have organized themselves into a coherent society, they have constructed habitats. These have been largely built by hand. Even today, steel beams are guided into place by gloved workers, assisted by machines and logistics. Yet the most compelling of human habitats are agglomerations, where master plans are often overwhelmed or superseded by a grassroots assembly that meets basic needs first, expresses an innate creativity second, and leaves a legacy, third.</p> <p>Works of singular architecture may tweak these priorities, but the most compelling urban environments are often those built by a community or their forebears, arranged according to functional needs, and expressing some essential values of that community. When gentrification wrecks a historic neighborhood an...</p> Behavioral Health Guidelines for the Architecture of Mental Health (A Beginners Guide) Erin Sharp Newton 2018-08-13T18:44:00-04:00 >2018-09-07T15:56:05-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0" alt="AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0" src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</figcaption></figure><p><strong>ARCHITECTURE FOR MENTAL HEALTH</strong> <br>As an advocate for the best design possible for Behavioral Health Architecture, and as a designer who is passionate about seeing the built environment of mental health improve and rise to a better level of design,so that the buildings and environments can truly be more healing, efficient, safe and less institutional, I am challenged to forge through the many layers of (perceived) obstacles to good design, while simultaneously required to understand those (again, "perceived") obstacles to come up with solutions that maintain safety and security, and still succeed in gently pushing the envelope for better design outcomes.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture, SUN Behavioral Health" alt="NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture, SUN Behavioral Health" src=";w=514"></a> </p> <figcaption>NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture Design, SUN Behavioral Health</figcaption><p> Sometimes in my work, I am asked for references, to help people find their way through the requ...</p> plattenbau rad: no graphics please I am a liberal 2018-08-11T01:38:55-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:29-04:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure><p><br></p><p>Oh, but it&rsquo;s great to be an Angel, </p> <p>And be dirty all the time! <br></p> <p>&nbsp; </p> <p>Meanwhile, the Angels were discovering the goddamnedest thing.&nbsp; Usually, most places they headed into on their runs, they tested people&rsquo;s cool....But these mollyfocking Pranksters were test-proof.&nbsp; The Angels didn't know what permissive was until they got to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kesey's</a>. <em><br></em></p><em> </em><p><em></em><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p><strong> </strong><p><strong>Go with the flow! [KAT]</strong><em></em></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York</a>]</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Go with the flow &ndash; and what a flow </strong>&ndash; these cats, these Pranksters &ndash; at big routs like this the Angels often had going entitled<strong> Who Gets Fucked</strong>? &ndash; and it hadn&rsquo;t even gotten to that before some blonde from out of town, one of the guest from way out there, just one nice soft honey hormone squash, <strong>she made it clear to three Angels that she was ready to go,</strong> so they all trooped out to the backhouse and they had a happy round out there.&nbsp; Pretty soon all the Angels knew about the &ldquo;new mamma&rdquo; out in the backhouse and a lot of them piled in there, hooking down beers, laughing, <strong>taking their tur...</strong></p></figure> The Crossy-Frogger Urban Complex I am a liberal 2018-07-28T00:05:43-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:31-04:00 <p>&nbsp;<strong>Corb and Bacon never saw it coming. </strong><br></p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Crossy</a> -&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frogger</a> Urban Complex<strong></strong><strong><br></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[from the movie <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office Space (1999)</a>]</p> <p><br></p> <p>[for comparison with Crossy-Frogger Urbanism, below is a model developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Property -".<em><br> means of transparent planes, the complex interactions and cross <br>connections of the multi-level intersecting subway and subway surface <br>systems (____), and the network of pedestrian units (____), linking all <br>the parts together.</em>" - Design of Cities, Edmund N. Bacon]</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>_________________________________________________________</p> <p>About a thousand lanes of train tracks, roadways, and waterways divide this side of the loop from the suburbs.&nbsp;&nbsp; The city&rsquo;s indentured servants rarely escape across the traffic lines alive, but if they get half-way they might just find the glass house of Flat Eric.&nbsp;&nbsp; Flat Eric gives you the Flat Beat and sometimes that&rsquo;s just enough to get through the year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>I&rsquo;m a&nbsp; &gt;&gt;&gt;<strong>FlatBeat Runner&lt;&lt;&lt;</strong>.&nbsp; Here are some pics I took of my recent c...</p> The 3 Best Cities for Architecture Careers David C. McFadden 2018-07-16T17:52:02-04:00 >2018-09-06T18:48:22-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Successful architecture careers don&rsquo;t happen by accident. Just like well-designed buildings, they&rsquo;re the result of careful planning.</p> <p>While there are countless metrics you can consider when going about this planning, one of the most important is the city within which you&rsquo;ll work.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve put together a list of the three best cities in the country for professionals who are serious about pursuing successful architecture careers.</p> <p>We based this list on the all-important factor of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">salary</a>&nbsp;but also on other unique traits worth considering.</p> <p><strong>1. Atlanta, Georgia</strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Georgia is one of the best states for architects</a>, so it should come as no surprise that many point to its capital as the best city for this profession.</p> <p>Even though Atlanta is home to countless high-paying careers,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects are among the top 50 best-paid</a>. Architectural managers even crack the top 20, alongside lawyers, several doctors, and even physicists.</p> <p>Of course, Atlanta also has an impressive history of hosting&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">incredibl...</a></p> collage or sketch or what? I am a liberal 2018-07-08T01:02:31-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:34-04:00 <p>Much what we've done here blogging on archinect under various posts or monikers has involved a process in which we download 3D models from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sketch-up Warehouse</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TurboSquid</a> and edit them into our final image presentation.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[plattenbauer<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post]</a><br></p> <p>Are these collages?<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[no stop city by archizoom]<br></p> <p>Collages, like cutting clips out of a magazine and pasting them together like above by Archizoom, or are these sketches if we take them and change the materials, lighting, and output, and create the essence of zee image?</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A fellow archinector - Q</a> seems to have done this for years and years. It's as if Mr. Q was doing Rem Koolhaas and Mies on the computer for decades and only we own a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Quondam Banquet of Virtual Sachlichkeit: Part I</a> [sachlichkeit means - objectivity]</p> <p>Take a browse, but many of those images we believe are not downloaded from above sources, ...the Q may be the source, so those plans are sketches?<br></p> <p>Also, see <a href=";client=firefox-b-1&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiHyJ7JyI_cAhVQPN8KHapPBzoQ_AUICigB&amp;biw=1536&amp;bih=750" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piranesi.&nbsp; </a><br></p> <p>Q: Are those sketches or collages? <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>[collage by Ludwig Mies ...</p> Are you Hiring Top Talent, or is your Competitor? David C. McFadden 2018-06-27T16:48:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T12:31:04-04:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>When I read an article titled &ldquo;People are &lsquo;ghosting&rsquo; at work, and it's driving companies crazy&rdquo; by Chip Cutter, LinkedIn Editor at Large, I flipped out because it is so true and it should be an eye-opener to hiring firms. I have added my own pointers as well.<br></p> <p>Gone are the days where architects are waiting around for a phone call from a potential employer. In fact, it is the opposite. Candidates receive two, sometimes three offers of employment in a week&rsquo;s time.</p> <p>Excerpts from Chip's article below:</p> <p>Where once it was companies ignoring job applicants or snubbing candidates after interviews, the world has flipped. Candidates agree to job interviews and fail to show up, never saying more. Some accept jobs, only to not appear for the first day of work, no reason given, of course. Instead of formally quitting, enduring a potentially awkward conversation with a manager, some employees leave and never return. Bosses realize they&rsquo;ve quit only after a series of unsuccessful attempts to reach t...</p> How to Make the Most of Entry-Level Architecture Jobs David C. McFadden 2018-06-25T18:14:00-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>No matter what you hope your destination will be, if you want to make a career out of architecture, it&rsquo;s going to start with an entry-level job. </p> <p>While that may not seem <em>quite</em> as exciting as your long-term goal, entry-level architecture jobs have a lot of potential if you know exactly how to approach them. </p> <p><strong>4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Entry-Level Architecture Jobs</strong> </p> <p>Finding out you&rsquo;ve been hired for your first architecture job is an absolutely incredible feeling. </p> <p>However, don&rsquo;t forget about the following four ways people have successfully taken full advantage of their entry level-architecture jobs, so you can make the most of this opportunity. </p> <p><strong>1. Consider the City the Job Is In</strong></p> <p>If you&rsquo;re still applying for jobs, be sure to consider which city those jobs are in. Ideally, you want it to be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a great city for architects</a>, so you&rsquo;ll be surrounded by opportunities. </p> <p>That said, no matter where it is, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brush up on your networking skills</a>. This will help you on the job (more on th...</p> plattenbau rad: experience I am a liberal 2018-06-24T00:27:18-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:37-04:00 <p><strong>The experience</strong> &ndash; that was the word!&nbsp; And it began to fall into place.&nbsp; In fact, none of the great founded religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, none of them began with a philosophical framework or even a main idea.&nbsp; They all began with an overwhelming new experience&hellip; - KAT<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In short, zonked out of their ever-loving gourds, man, and heading out toward&hellip;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edge City</a>, absolutely, and we&rsquo;re truly synched tonight. - KAT<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Even after breaking with idealism, [architecture] cannot do without speculation, which was exalted by idealism and tabooed with it &ndash; ND+</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>This may help to explain why the presentation of [architecture] is not an external matter of indifference to it but immanent to its idea.&nbsp; Its integral, nonconceptually mimetic moment of expression is objectified only by presentation in language.&nbsp; The freedom of [architecture] is nothing but the capacity to lend a voice to its unfreedom. &nbsp;Where the expressive moment and the duty of presentation ...</p> The 4 Best Architecture Related Careers for New Graduates David C. McFadden 2018-06-12T22:05:00-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <p></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Congratulations on your recent graduation. </p> <p>It probably feels pretty amazing to have that degree. </p> <p>Of course, the longer you go without using it, the more that degree is going to become an irritating reminder. So, let&rsquo;s look at four of the best architecture careers you can start pursuing <em>right away</em>. </p> <p><strong>The 4 Best Architecture Related Careers to Get Started in </strong><em><strong>Right Now</strong></em></p> <p>The field of architecture is at least as broad as it is old. As such, it&rsquo;s probably fair to say that there are countless architecture careers out there for you to consider. </p> <p>However, the following four fields will give you plenty of diverse options beyond the traditional versions. Best of all, each features plenty of job openings throughout the country. </p> <p><strong>1. Landscape Architect</strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape architects</a> are responsible for planning and creating landscapes, which can include manmade features, as well. Oftentimes, landscape architects need to collaborate with others, so that their creations complement buildings that...</p> (IN)COMPLETE - BIENALLE (PREVIEW) - FREESPACE Erin Sharp Newton 2018-06-10T13:23:57-04:00 >2018-07-02T18:00:37-04:00 <figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="La Biennale di Venezia - Re-thinking Practice" alt="La Biennale di Venezia - Re-thinking Practice" src=""></a></p><figcaption>La Biennale di Venezia (PREVIEW TO AUGUST ARTICLE)</figcaption></figure></figure><p><strong>Soon we will be visiting the&nbsp;</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2018 Biennale Architecttura 2018</strong></a><strong> in Venice....&nbsp;&nbsp;soon we will be&nbsp;wandering through the garden of international&nbsp;pavilions at the <a href=",12.3539859,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x39c5d33d7d06b1d5?sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjhq8ua0MzbAhVsw1kKHWVRBx4Q_BIIjQEwDg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arsenale</a>, where&nbsp;architects, designers, thinkers, and creators from all around the world are expressing their countries collective visions, interrogations and ideas.<em><br></em><br></strong></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><img title="2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttura" alt="2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttura" src=";w=514"></em></a></p><figcaption><em>2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttu</em>ra</figcaption></figure><p>The 2018 Biennale Architettura is titled&nbsp;<em><strong>FREESPACE</strong></em>, a word meant to describe <em>"<strong>generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda."&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(</a></strong></em></p> <p><strong>The first&nbsp;stop will be&nbsp;Cafe Florian:&nbsp;</strong> In the late XIX Century, it was at the tables of Caff&egrave; Florian that the local politicians and art enthusiasts created the Biennale:</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="(IN)Complete - Caffe Florian" alt="(IN)Complete - Caffe Florian" src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption><em>May 25 up to September 8: Visitors will be asked for their opinion, anonymized, and to contribute to collective intelligence, a &ldquo;Freespace&rdquo;, the theme of the 16th Architecture Biennale. The collec...</em></figcaption></figure> One small step... will galloway 2018-06-05T14:20:00-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Keio has a few campuses, and two of them have architecture courses. Sometimes we work together, but not nearly as much as we should. To encourage more collaboration the faculty and admin took the step to combine their efforts under a single umbrella group, called KEIO ARCHITECTURE, which also comes with a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a><br></p> <p>To mark the occasion Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban gave a lecture in Japanese, translated loosely as "Working Creatively While Contributing Socially". Ban's career as a world traveling contributor to the social needs of communities struck by disaster began at Keio University SFC campus. It was propelled by the Project-based education system of the campus that requires students to act as well as think about real projects in the real world. Ban is exceptional at this kind of education and gave an inspiring lecture about how he has managed to balance his time between traditional clients and pro bono work. One of the secrets is that he treats both efforts with the same amou...</p> Fuck the White Gods I am a liberal 2018-06-02T00:18:48-04:00 >2018-10-09T11:16:04-04:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><br></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p><p><strong>Read some</strong>: Tom Wolfe "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Bauhaus to our House"</a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>for those who need intellectual comfort <br></strong></p><p><strong>(aka - half-ass archispeak word salads):</strong> <br></p><p>Read the book, have some drinks, call me in the morning.&nbsp; <br></p><p>You ever been brainwashed?&nbsp; <br></p><p>Well, yeah, you have!</p><p>You are on archinect and probably went to architecture school.&nbsp; <br></p><p>Those damn fundamentalists, in all black with their all modern ideas having those praise and worship studio crits.&nbsp; <br></p><p>Praise Corb! <br></p><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do you - Feel like I do</a> -&nbsp; better ;) <br></p><p>Peter or Kenneth Frampton, which one was it?</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><em><br></em></p><p><em>You can leave the cult anytime, you know that right</em>?!?<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Listen some:</strong> pairs well with Tom Wolfe's <em>From Bauhaus to Our House </em>and that fancy Japanese single malt Yamazaki whiskey..mmmm<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>* no, but seriously: in honor of Tom Wolfe and his recent passing.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p></figure></figure> Vacant | Sometimes Pranav Varshney 2018-05-28T11:27:21-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <p><em><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong></em></p><p>I have seen the road vacant | sometimes crowded.</p> <p>I have seen the pages vacant | sometimes texted.</p> <p>I have seen the smile vacant | sometimes exhausted.</p> <p>I have seen the building vacant | sometimes well finished.</p> <p>I have seen the nights sleepy | sometimes vacant.</p> <p>I have seen the heart vacant | sometimes blooded.</p> <p>I have seen the beauty vacant | sometimes overloaded.</p> <p>I have seen the emotions vacant | sometimes over created.</p> <p>I have seen the air vacant | sometimes turbulent.</p> <p>I have seen the eyes vacant | sometimes tears.</p> <p>I have seen the sky vacant | sometimes crowdy.</p> <p>I have seen the space vacant | sometimes built.</p> <p>I have seen the light vacant | sometimes shadow.</p> <p>I have seen the songs vacant | sometimes romantic.</p> <p>I have seen the memory vacant | sometimes not.</p> <p>I have seen the future vacant | sometimes not.</p> <p>I have seen myself vacant | sometimes busy.</p> <p>I have seen the landscape vacant | sometimes dessert.</p> <p>I have seen the new road vacant | sometimes the old one.</p> <p>I have seen nothing vacant | someti...</p> AA Visiting School in Jordan 2018 - MARS 2.0 Kais Al-Rawi 2018-05-17T04:10:21-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <p><strong>MARS 2.0</strong></p><p>June 24th to July 3rd 2018</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prospectus</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Amman-Wadi Rum-Petra</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="*wb6fPeeLR1oJb8hKJGC974iFXaC5oU-QG8-E8BjQjc6KhDEBDtv6wIbsAbrzQLzsWHMiEZ7l1EIx5Urz8OzOTQ/desertimage2017small.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="*wb6fPeeLR1oJb8hKJGC974iFXaC5oU-QG8-E8BjQjc6KhDEBDtv6wIbsAbrzQLzsWHMiEZ7l1EIx5Urz8OzOTQ/desertimage2017small.jpg?width=750"></a>The AA Visiting School in Jordan is a ten-day intensive course based in Amman, with organized&nbsp;visits to the Wadi Rum Desert and Petra -UNESCO world heritage sites. The course includes&nbsp;technical software tutorials in cutting-edge software, a design component, and guest lecture series.</p><p>The Visiting school is an extraordinary travel, learning and networking experience as well as a credential for graduate studies and career opportunities.&nbsp;The course is focused on speculating architecture for MARS, the Wadi Rum desert is resemblant of Martian landscapes, where&nbsp;Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' was filmed&nbsp;starring Matt Damon. The course will focus on novel techniques in design and fabrication at multiple scales: material, architectural and urban.<br>&nbsp;<br>Contact&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;visit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;for registration and details.&nbsp;<b><i>Accommodation is available at Antika Hotel for shared twin rooms with other participants ...</i></b></p> plattenbau rad: flooded I am a liberal 2018-05-05T00:18:32-04:00 >2018-08-24T18:21:42-04:00 <p><em>Disenchantment of the concept is the antidote of [architecture]. -ND+<br></em></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>Lake Pontchartrain is like a great big beautiful spacious &ndash; space! &ndash; park on the water.&nbsp; They pull the bus up in a parking area and there are nice trees round and all that endless nice water and they put on their bathing suits.&nbsp; Walker, who has a hell of a build, puts on a pair of red, yellow, and black, trunks, and Kesey, who has a hell of a build, puts on a pair of blue and white trunks, and Zonker, who has a hell of a build, only leaner, puts on a pair of orange trunks, and the blue of the water and the scorched-out green of the grass and the leaves and &ndash; a little breeze? &ndash; it is all swimming in front of their old acid eyes like a molten postcard &ndash; water! What they don&rsquo;t know is, it is a segregated beach, for Negroes only.&nbsp; The spades all sitting there on benches sit there staring at these white crazies coming out of a weird bus and heading for a New Or-lean 30th-parallel Deep South segregated water.&nbsp; Zonker is...</em></p> Architecture Book Review - Talks By B.V Doshi - Give Time A Break Deep Shah 2018-05-04T15:11:19-04:00 >2018-07-05T10:31:04-04:00 <p>Hey Everyone,</p> <p>Welcome back to a state of architecture !&nbsp;</p> <p>Its been a while, feels good to be back and i thought lets start something new, which adds more value to this amazing platform and helps everyone here into their search for a deeper meaning into architecture.</p> <p>So, the first review is going to be of the latest pritzker award winner our own Mr. B.V Doshi.</p> <p>A beautiful collection of 5 small quick read booklets designed in a very unique style which offers a great deal of wisdom regarding architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p>This blog is going to talk about the first one - Give time a break.</p> <p><br></p> <p>We often ask in India, who is this guy who's known all over and what did he do that he's so deep into Indian architecture scene since 1960's.</p> <p>Well, he deserves every bit of attention he has gained, because he transformed the whole approach to architecture, especially in the Indian context.&nbsp;</p> <p>The collections starts with the first book titled - Give time a break - paper presented in turkey in 1990's.&nbsp;</p> <p>This 15 page paper...</p> Submit to Journal of Architectural Education: "Work" Pascale Vonier 2018-05-04T14:56:12-04:00 >2018-09-09T11:25:01-04:00 <p>Theme Editors:&nbsp;Peggy Deamer,&nbsp;Yale University and&nbsp;Tsz Yan Ng, University of Michigan</p><p>Architects have always been concerned with the effects of what their design produces: What do our buildings/environments look like? How are they experienced? How do they perform? Concerns for&nbsp;<i>how</i>&nbsp;architecture is produced, however, have been largely sidestepped until more recently when digital fabrication and various types of information delivery systems recast the nature of how we work and the types of skills necessary to perform various tasks related to the production of buildings.<br>&nbsp;<br>Our social and ethical responsibility as designers in relation to labor does, however, have a legacy. Nineteenth and early twentieth century theorists&rsquo; attention to workers, be they builders (think John Ruskin) or designers (think Adolf Loos and Walter Gropius) addressed issues of labor in a period of industrial and economic transformation. Today, in a radically changed global context, can we similarly rethink work? With o...</p> ACSA Publishes 2018 Atlas Data Slides Pascale Vonier 2018-05-04T14:40:00-04:00 >2018-06-20T08:16:04-04:00 <p>Every year ACSA looks at new metrics for the&nbsp;Atlas, an ongoing project examining changes and trends in architectural education. This year&rsquo;s addition covers Classification of Instructional Programs (or CIP codes)&nbsp;from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the taxonomy of the fields of study for degree programs.<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p></figure><p><br></p> 2018 Year End Show! Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough 2018-05-02T09:20:22-04:00 >2018-05-02T09:20:22-04:00 <p>The UIC School of Architecture Year End Show is next Friday, May 11. This is undoubtedly my favorite night of the school year! We will celebrate the best design work from both graduate and undergraduate levels from the 2017&ndash;2018 academic year. All galleries are open to the public at 5pm. A jury presentation will begin at 6pm in Gallery 3100, with the granting of student awards to follow.</p><p>The Year End Show celebrates both the department of Architecture and the department of Design, including Graphic Design and Industrial Design. The entire building will be open and full of work.</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> DIVERCITY + BELONGING IN THE CITY Erin Sharp Newton 2018-04-25T00:47:55-04:00 >2018-06-21T17:40:38-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIVERCITY + BELONGING IN THE CITY</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Excerpt from the Centre for Urban Design &amp; Mental Health</a></p> "<strong>To </strong><strong>study</strong><strong> the city means analyzing the full 360 degrees of reality that</strong><strong> surrounds us through both concrete</strong><strong> appearances, as well as its </strong><strong>impalpable</strong><strong> truths: time, memory, need and sentiment</strong><strong>.<br><br><em>There are many ways that the frenetic growth of cities has created voids. These are not so much material voids lacking construction but are more the absence of a rapport between people and their context. For example, there are places that one goes to solely for work or solely for fun, places where some go and others do not, and there are places where one feels alien.</em><em>"</em></strong><em> - </em>Premise for CitizeNations, Cibic &amp; Sharp <figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In looking at the city, it is imperative to look at the people.<br></p><p><br>In the good city, diversity offers stimulating variety without becoming chaotic. </p><p><br></p><p>The good city allows for belonging, a place to be oneself, while also allowing community &ndash; a place to care for others, to not be self-confined.&nbsp; </p><p><br></p><p>It is this balanc...</p></figure> It's the Final Countdown *enter Europe* sdonnelly 2018-04-14T22:06:41-04:00 >2018-06-20T08:16:04-04:00 <p>Sorry to be so silent! Life has been a roller coaster going 500mph.</p><p>Here I am in the last 10 days of my semester at Taubman College. I can't believe how time has flown, with two years down and one to go. There have been countless experiences, learned moments, new friends made, and brain fried.</p><p>With the end of the semester comes pondering on where I will end up for the summer, what firm will I be working for, what grades will I get, can I take another year?? But all in good hearts, I feel as though I have grown and matured as both a designer and a person. I have acquired new skills and assets I couldn't image I would have a year ago.</p><p>I have come to love and be amazed by new professors I had never met and loath those I had known to the point I would never recommend taking them again This is the most trying year I have ever had, between two masters, 5 classes a semester, constant travel, and family health concerns, but in all I am almost there. Home base is coming up, and the ball is out ...</p> Refreshing posts here Starting 5/1! Patrick McAndrews 2018-04-11T17:48:21-04:00 >2018-04-11T17:48:21-04:00 <p>Look out for new posts here on a regular basis starting May 1, 2018!</p> Join us at the AA Summer School 2018!! Natashsa Sandmeier 2018-04-10T14:27:58-04:00 >2018-04-10T14:27:58-04:00 <p>This blog is for the Summer School at the Architectural Association- a program that brings together students from 18 years old and up.&nbsp; The full-time three-week course presents a challenging programme of design studios, field study, seminars and lectures. It offers participants a range of diverse design approaches, agendas and techniques, and represents a uniquely intensive and intimate environment that aims to expand formal and intellectual resources. The course is aimed creative minds who are looking to challenge their world.</p>