Archinect - Blog Posts 2019-11-17T23:51:12-05:00 3D printed Vessel for Venice natcheng 2019-11-15T07:20:20-05:00 >2019-11-15T08:16:23-05:00 <p>Venice has been impacted by its second-highest tide ever recorded, and its most severe flood in 50 years. In recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a>, the Venice Art Biennale has closed temporarily due to the high water mark.</p> <p>In the wake of Hurricane Sandy (2012), my Office conducted some design research on coastal structures that mitigate the effects of climate change. From my archives, I recovered a sketch proposal for a 3D printed Vessel docked at the Venice Arsenale.&nbsp;</p> <p>This Vessel is part of a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speculative Project for Venice</a> which appeared in Archinect in November 2014, addressing urgent global issues ranging from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Climate Change</a> to Capitalism.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><em>Image:&nbsp;ALTA ARCHITECTURE, with Brent Solomon</em></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></figure> Rethinking eco-design: responding to the plastics crisis Jemma 2019-11-11T07:55:44-05:00 >2019-11-13T01:01:04-05:00 <br><p><img src="*xNNyq3yGss5z1V4tnhmaWw.jpeg"></p> <p>It&rsquo;s fair to say that plastic use is rapidly falling out of fashion. Thanks to David Attenborough&rsquo;s Blue Planet documentary series, the Climate Extinction movement, and Greta Thunberg&rsquo;s individual activism, we&rsquo;ve all started thinking about how we can individually reduce our reliance on this harmful material.</p> <p>Some changes are obvious. We can all ditch bottled water and invest in reusable drink&rsquo;s bottles. And we can switch plastic bags for jute, hemp or cotton totes.</p> <p>But thinking beyond those simple changes, we can also opt to furnish our homes and gardens with design materials that are less harmful to the planet.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Take decking, for example. This extremely popular outdoor design feature has courted controversy given the links to deforestation (timber for decks is often hardwood exported from the Amazon). Therefore, many landscapers and architects sensibly made the switch to composites or plastic decks. But with the new emphasis on plastic reduction, it&rsquo;s difficult to k...</p> The perception of principles around the economy and society in order to arrive at a distinct architecture.​ adrianaciotau 2019-11-03T23:35:03-05:00 >2019-11-03T23:35:04-05:00 <p>I have discussed with the architects Ana D&#382;oki&#263; and Marc Neelen about how their practice questions the perception of principles around the economy and society in order to arrive at a distinct architecture.</p><p>Please have a look at the link below to see the entire discussion:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> Interracial Dancing and Use-Based Zoning Mitch McEwen 2019-10-29T20:20:59-04:00 >2019-11-10T00:13:07-05:00 <p><em>Note: This is an excerpt from a 2015 article that I am updating to reflect that the cabaret law was finally over-turned in New York City in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 2017</a>.&nbsp; I am posting it after presenting an 8 minute talk related to this subject for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Design Forum</a>.</em>&nbsp; </p> <p>In the summer of 2001 I visited New York City from San Francisco and dropped in on an East Village lesbian night at Starlight. It was probably Sunday. I know it was the spring or summer of 2001 because neither<br>Bloomberg nor 9/11 had happened yet.</p> <p>The place had a lounge in the rear with a DJ and sometimes a flutist, a bar and coat-check in the front. It got crowded. I was dancing near the front bar, close to the coat-check when the coat-check woman looked at me, and said &ldquo;Please don&rsquo;t dance.&rdquo; I said &ldquo;What?&rdquo; She pointed to a sign on the wall to her left. It said &ldquo;No dancing.&rdquo; I stared at her in disbelief. &ldquo;How does anyone even define dancing,&rdquo; I asked? &ldquo;How does anyone know the difference between me dancing versus walking and gest...</p> Designing for Change #NETHERLANDSplanBAC deancascieri 2019-10-23T12:50:20-04:00 >2019-11-03T22:55:56-05:00 <p>In order to design for a climate ready future, we must learn lessons from our past. Climate change calls for a new way of thinking, a new way of approaching problems, and a constructive effort to building a collective consciousness around the issues our planet is facing and will continue to face.</p> <p>Today, the earth has 2 billion people with too much water and another 2 billion people without enough water to survive. Not only that, but there is a growing gap of social inequality and a shrinking ecological surface that is consistently sacrificing human development. These issues are monumental disasters on a societal, economic, and ecological scale and that is exactly why we must expand our design thinking as architects now. In reality, "we are all passengers of this ship called planet earth". <em>Buckminster Fuller</em></p> <p>The BAC's <em>Resiliency Designing for Change</em> (ARCH 3 STUDIO) empowers our young designers and students to take the lead, be bold, and put their future into their hands. This is a ch...</p> MILLBOARD LAUNCHES POWERFUL NEW OUTDOOR DESIGN HUB FOR ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPERS Jemma 2019-10-21T05:41:29-04:00 >2019-11-11T19:31:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Millboard has launched a brand-new informative resource for professional landscapers, architects, interior designers and master builders. This Hub of educational materials is entirely free and provides a single source for desktop learning, covering a broad range of useful and up-do-date information related to the world of outdoor design.</p> <p>Visitors can browse for inspiration, catch up on the latest regulatory news and even pick up CPD points from the comfort of their own desks! Millboard, manufacturers of design-led mineral board decking, states that after six months of intensive work, the Hub is now &lsquo;bursting with informative and engaging materials and news&rsquo;.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>Marketing Manager Caroline Birdsall comments &lsquo;we&rsquo;re thrilled to have created such a valuable facility for the industry &mdash; we hope that it&rsquo;s of use to a wide range of people, whether they are looking for design-theme inspiration or wanting to learn about the most eco-friendly and innovative design materials available. It covers lo...</p></figure> Forté Timber Interiors celebrates eighteen months as New Zealand’s exclusive Millboard distributor Jemma 2019-09-16T09:56:42-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fort&eacute; timber interiors</a>, based in Auckland, is celebrating eighteen months of being the exclusive New Zealand distributor of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">millboard decking</a>, a premium British outdoor flooring solution. Fort&eacute; operates in 13 locations across the country. The staff say that they are thrilled to have marked one year as partner to the prestigious British firm.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Fort&eacute; Timber Interiors is constantly scouring the globe to bring the latest trends to New Zealand. Their extensive product range is inspired by the latest global flooring trends and with over 35 years&rsquo; experience in the timber industry, they are widely recognized at the experts in the field. Their reputation is a perfect match for Millboard, the UK&rsquo;s market-leading manufacturer of wood-alternative flooring. Millboard&rsquo;s hand finished decking boards are hand-moulded from real timber, including antique boards from a 100-year-old French railway carriage. Composed of a natural mineral and polymer resin, these versatile boards don&rsquo;t split, warp or dev...</p> well, well, well. look at what's about to blow up the "gig" economy... Gregory Walker 2019-09-12T17:37:00-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>a mere 5 years on from my <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last post on contract employment</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent rumblings</a> out of my native state this past week should have every architecture firm re-examining their h.r. practices pronto.&nbsp;</p> <p>to wit: the new law in california (AB-5 for those who track these things by their bill name) in part codifies a 3 part test first defined by massachusetts to determine if someone is truly an "employee" of a particular company. they are:</p> <p>an independent contractor must be free from the control of the hiring entity</p> <p>an independent contractor must perform work outside the normal scope of the hiring entity&nbsp;</p> <p>an independent contractor must be an independent established practitioner of the trade performed.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>the california law carves out exceptions for a host of professions, including architects and engineers. however, these exceptions are not permanent and certainly may not show up in other states' laws (oregon and washington state have already had legislators step forward to announce their inten...</p> NCARB's Sunset of Indefinite Length Everyday Architect 2019-08-30T18:25:32-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <p>Ever since I completed the AXP requirements, passed the ARE, and became a licensed architect I haven't had to deal with NCARB as much. The last time was about a year after I received my license when they reminded me it was time to renew my NCARB Certificate that they had gifted me for that first post-licensure year. It has been nice not having to deal with them, but I also know that they continue to be the source of a lot of frustration for licensure candidates. I never wanted to simply abandon the stances I took on licensure, internships, and the various architectural organizations (like NCARB) that govern these processes simply because I was past that point in my career. Rather I want to be one of the architects out there that understands these issues as best I can.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The initial purpose of this blog</a> was to advocate for that career stage, and I plan on continuing this focus as much as I am able to, albeit from a slightly different perspective.<br></p> <p>When NCARB claimed they <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tackled the int...</a></p> Analysis of the Profession - Metallurgical Analogy Everyday Architect 2019-08-26T17:01:17-04:00 >2019-11-04T12:46:04-05:00 <p><em>A note before you get started ... this post is the result of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an innocuous comment in Thread Central</a>, a slow work day (ok, a couple of slow days), and some research a la Balkins (meaning my superficial understanding of these terms comes only from Wikipedia). This post is probably full of inaccuracies and incongruities that probably won't make sense if you actually understand metallurgy (which I don't). So don't take any of this too seriously.</em></p> <p><em>... I've heard it described that architects know a little about a lot of things rather than knowing a lot about one thing in particular. What better way to illustrate that than by taking my superficial understanding of metallurgy and using it to analyze the career stages of an architect?</em><br></p> <p>In many ways, the career of an architect is one of lifelong learning, of responding to new knowledge and changing things either gradually or abruptly in your process and approach to the problems you'll encounter. Even then, there seems to be a general trend in t...</p> First ‘carbon-positive home-builder’ wins big at the Better Society Awards 2019 Jemma 2019-08-12T10:31:24-04:00 >2019-10-04T12:01:03-04:00 <p><strong>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley Group</a> is celebrating after picking up the much-coveted &lsquo;Carbon Reduction of the Year&rsquo; award at the prestigious <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better Society Awards</a>. The development giant has worked hard over the past couple of years to ensure that their builds set a new standard for architectural and construction excellence.</strong><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The Better Society Awards &lsquo;celebrate the efforts that commercial organisations make to create a better society&rsquo; and attract multi-industry interest as businesses compete to demonstrate their positive impacts. This year&rsquo;s entrants included Aldi, ITV, Virgin, Warner Bros. and Skanska. The Berkeley Group&rsquo;s category was hotly contended, featuring commercial heavyweights Experian, UPS and Columbia Investments. The Berkeley Group impressed the judges with their significant reduction in carbon emissions, which fell by 22% between 2016 and 2018. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The judges commended the Group's industry-leading approach, which has seen Berkeley become the country's first carbon-positive homebuilder. T...</p> Homeowners bring the tropics to the UK! Jemma 2019-07-23T06:35:40-04:00 >2019-08-17T19:03:42-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br> The summer is now in full swing as the schools have broken up and a reported heatwave is predicted to smash all records later on in the week. As the mercury tips into the 30s (wow), it&rsquo;s easy to envy people who&rsquo;ve managed to achieve impressive feats with their garden spaces &ndash; what I&rsquo;d give for a hammock in a perfectly cultivated outdoor space! </p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a> recently carried a story about Brits making the most of their gardens by creating some incredibly idiosyncratic designs. It&rsquo;s always inspiring to see people putting their stamp on their space and this article was no different. It just goes to show that behind the fa&ccedil;ade of the mid-century semi or the frontage of the quintessential townhouse, you actually have no idea what surprises might await beyond. <br></p> <p><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Take Janet and John Morgan &ndash; a retired couple from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Inspired by their travels from Barbados to South Africa, they&rsquo;ve spent &lsquo;more than &pound;40,000 transforming the garden into our own little piece of...</p> A Basic Guide to the Danish Architect(ural Technologist) Katiel 2019-07-17T06:42:30-04:00 >2019-08-17T19:03:15-04:00 <p><em></em></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><em>Please note that all opinions expressed are my own, and are based only my anecdotal experiences. This is simply an attempt to decode the Danish system for those unfamiliar with it and considering studying or working in Denmark.</em><br></p> <p>In the USA, a licensed architect will both design and ensure that construction is up to code. In Denmark, usually only architects design the schematic or concept stage, and then architectural technologists handle the developed design and onwards.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is, of course, by no means a hard and fast rule. Architects become project managers and often assist with a large project into its construction phase. However I have found the majority, especially newer architects work solely in concept and competition design. So for all intents and purposes, I consider the architecture profession in Denmark split into Architects and Architectural Technologists. </p> <p><strong>Architecture/Arkitektur</strong></p> <p>When I studied in architecture school briefly in the US, there were furniture design elec...</p> Agency Coffee on Melrose now open Ampdesign 2019-07-03T14:46:35-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Abolish ICE Mitch McEwen 2019-06-25T00:10:28-04:00 >2019-08-26T21:16:05-04:00 <figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="El Paso Processing Center" title="El Paso Processing Center"></a></p><figcaption>The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General has found "dangerous overcrowding" and unsanitary conditions at an El Paso, Texas, Border Patrol processing facility following an unannounced inspection, according to a new report.</figcaption><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><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"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="Context - including Lone Star Golf Club" title="Context - including Lone Star Golf Club"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="125" title="125"></a></p><figcaption>Watchdog finds detainees 'standing on toilets' for breathing room at border facility holding 900 people in space meant for 125</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="900" title="900"></a></p><figcaption>Watchdog finds detainees 'standing on toilets' for breathing room at border facility holding 900 people in space meant for 125</figcaption></figure><p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Text cited in the drawings sourced from CNN via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <p>Text excerpted below is from ICE via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>EL Paso Field Office</strong><br>El Paso Processing Center<br>Enforcement and Removal Operations Leadership<br>Field Office Director: Adrian P. Macias<br>Assistant Field Office Director (Detention): Frances M. Jackson<br>Assistant Field Office Director (Detained Case Management): Frances M. Jackson<br>Facility Main Telephone Line: (915) 225-1901<br>Field Office Main Telephone Line: (915) ...</p> A brief look at 20th century garden design Jemma 2019-06-20T10:53:37-04:00 >2019-10-05T11:31:04-04:00 <p>Garden design is a fascinating area of culture and personal expression. From the Edwardian period to the end of the 20th Century, the British have worked and reworked their outdoor spaces to display wealth, create areas for relaxation or, quite simply, to grow food. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><em>Millboard's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brushed Basalt</a> in a contemporary setting</em></p></figure><p>The 20th century opened with strong influence from the Arts and Crafts movement. One Arts and Craft horticulturist in particular, Gertrude Jekyll, made an enormous impact with her Italianate grottos and subtle painterly arrangements, influenced by dreamy Impressionistic landscapes. Jekyll&rsquo;s eye for detail and sensitive compositions made her incredibly popular, and her gardens can still be seen today at some of the Country&rsquo;s greatest estates. Amongst her accomplishments are the grounds to Lindisfarne Castle, Hestercombe House and Upton Grey Manor House &ndash; all of which still display her colour-themed gardens punctuated with her signature borders.&nbsp; </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><em>Jekyll's Hestercombe Ho...</em></p></figure> URBAN DANCE jfbautista 2019-06-19T13:43:06-04:00 >2019-07-24T22:49:04-04:00 <p><b>Urban Dance<br></b><b>Visual Rhythm of Cities<br></b><b>A Photography Exhibition<br></b><b>Curated by Orestes Gonzalez and John A. Bennette<strong></strong><br><br>A juried group photography exhibition focusing on images from international photographers interpreting today's urban experience around the globe.<br></b></p> Top recruiting challenges companies face – and how to overcome them David C. McFadden 2019-06-06T16:45:09-04:00 >2019-06-06T16:47:22-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>From The Motley Fool</p> <p>In today's #competitive&nbsp;#jobmarket, #attractingtalent is no easy feat. Companies face a host of trials, and here are the top challenges, according to a survey of over 2,800&nbsp;#seniormanagers conducted by #staffingfirm #RobertHalf.</p> <p>1. Generating interest from qualified candidates</p> <p>Getting the right #candidates excited about the jobs that companies have available is easier said than done, according to 35% of #hiringmanagers in the Half survey. If that's been your experience, don't just focus on each individual job on the table, but also the #careergrowth your company offers. If candidates are led to believe that #opportunities abound at your company, they may be more excited to work for you.</p> <p>2. Asking the right interview questions</p> <p>For 20% of managers, according to the survey, nailing the #interview process is tricky. A good bet, therefore, is to have candidates meet with a series of people, each of whom can ask different questions and bring a unique perspective. At t...</p> A Hottish Take on the Future of Environmental Technologies in Buildings Lian Chikako Chang 2019-05-30T18:52:08-04:00 >2019-10-17T11:31:03-04:00 <p><br></p> <p><em>Hi Archinect! It's been a long time since I've posted; first, because I took a job in a (non-architecture related) tech start-up, and second, because I&nbsp;had a child and took a long pause from the working world to spend some time with him. But I recently had the chance to exercise my typing fingers, and wanted to share the resulting text with you. It's about the possibilities we might find for the built environment when we think from the point of view of our thermal micro-environments and the physics of heat transfer. Thanks for reading!</em></p> <p>***</p><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>For humans, the boundary between organism and environment has always been blurry. We create smooth floors to ease our walking, cover our bodies in clothes for warmth, and spray our skin with oils to give ourselves an attractive smell.<br></p> <p>Contemporary interest in wellness, the mind, and bodily experiences is making us more aware of how sensory input shapes our moods, performance, and health. At the same time, the spread of wearable technologies that g...</p> Plywood dreams will galloway 2019-05-28T23:28:00-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The (plywood) Veneer house project began after the Tohoku disaster in northern Japan in March 2011, which is already receding into the distance, even though it left some 120,000 homes destroyed and killed around 16,000 people. </p> <p>I've shown some of the projects here from that time already. Since then, Hiroto Kobayashi and his students have continued to develop the method of assembly and taken it all over the world, often in response to a disaster, sometimes as a pure research project. There is always in the background of every built work the intent to prepare for disaster. That is why some of the projects are cut by hand and some by CNC. Either way the parts can be assembled by anyone, without any special skills, and in the more recent versions that can make use of the precision of the CNC cutter, without any nails or screws. <br></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><p><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>There are quote a few more projects built now. I'm showing a few images from three of them here.&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">You can find more projects and detailed informat...</a></p> URBAN ARCHEOLOGY huh? wow! Orhan Ayyüce 2019-05-26T20:06:00-04:00 >2019-06-25T13:01:04-04:00 <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><br></figure><p><em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Urban archaeology"</a><em> is both archaeology &ldquo;in the city&rdquo; and &ldquo;of the city.&rdquo; Archaeology in the city studies a wide range of prehistoric, eigteenth- and nineteenth-century and, </em>(twentyfirst century, added by the blogger) <em>sites which, because of their urban environment, are partially disturbed by more recent building or are buried by the dynamic process of building and rebuilding, depositing fills and redepositing fills which characterize the city. Archaeology of the city studies the process of urban growth and the ethnic or social histories of individuals and families who lived and died in the city. Urban Archaeology requires the experience and expertise to recognize the importance, or lack of importance, of urban features when they are exposed.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>It&rsquo;s not uncommon to demolish some buildings due to whatever and discover a desirable view of the building behind it. Something was not possible to see before now in its full beauty. Huh? <br><br>Three level parking structure was demolished making this...</p> Review of Millboard decking Jemma 2019-05-20T05:09:23-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"....A natural look also distinguishes the robust solid floorboards from&nbsp;Millboard&nbsp;. The grain of the surface, modeled on real wood patterns, is hand-colored with bleach- and UV-resistant pigments, so that it preserves its color brilliance for many years.&nbsp;Millboard is dimensionally stable and resistant to warping, rotting and algae growth.&nbsp;Even direct weathering and intensive use, the floorboard resists permanently.&nbsp;The Lastane surface of the splinter-free, non-slip coating is highly resilient, virtually maintenance-free, stain resistant and easy to clean.&nbsp;A coordinated system of substructure and installation accessories completes the overall picture of the terrace and balcony flooring.&nbsp;The planks are screwed onto the substructure concealed because the Lastane surface of Millboard closes over the screw heads again."</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Originally posted as 'The Terrace Trends 2019' by , by Christian B&uuml;hring:&nbsp;<a href=",QUlEPTYxMzE3ODYmTUlEPTUwMjc4.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">,QUlEPTYxMzE3ODYmTUlEPTUwMjc4.html</a>&nbsp;</p>... Millboard London Design Hub to open in Clerkenwell @Millboard_UK @CDWfestival Jemma 2019-05-20T04:50:24-04:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a>Premium decking manufacturer Millboard is to open an exciting new design centre on Clerkenwell&rsquo;s Goswell Road. The luxury outdoor flooring business will be opening its doors on Tuesday 21st May.</p></figure><p>The Millboard London Design Hub will display the company&rsquo;s leading-edge range of decking and also host CPD training sessions, architect-focused events and design presentations. The space will provide ideas for how people can &lsquo;Live Life Outdoors&rsquo; &ndash; the company&rsquo;s motto.</p> <p>The design-led decking company chose Clerkenwell from a range of options owing to the area&rsquo;s rich design heritage. Clerkenwell&rsquo;s elegant and quirky streets are home to numerous studios of world class designers, and the area famously boasts more architects per square metre than anywhere else on the planet. Joining this creative community was a natural next-step for the British manufacturer.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a>Since 2007, Millboard have approached decking as a blank canvas, sidestepping traditional wood or composite board production. The company&rsquo;s m...</p></figure> UNBRIDLED jfbautista 2019-04-27T09:29:15-04:00 >2019-05-09T00:48:15-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Open Call for Art:</p> <p>Unbridled</p> <p>Fine Art by Architects</p> <p>Curated by Jaime Bautista</p> <p>Unbridled is a fine art exhibition conceived by architects exploring their artistic side.</p> <p>Architects are artists. Yet it is so rare to be able to fully express these ideas freely, outside the constraints of the client&rsquo;s needs, building codes, costs, zoning&hellip;gravity. This is the chance to set your artistic nature free, and we want to help give this a voice!</p> <p>This open call is directed at architects who want to present their inner imagination without holds barred!</p> <p>Submitted artworks can vary in scope from simple to complex, and capture diverse forms, shapes and sizes; perhaps incorporating unexplored concepts, materials, patterns and strange connections. These conceivably unbuildable visualizations act as vehicles to develop our ideas of the future, or simply inspire our imagination.</p> <p>&nbsp;The art must be architectural in nature, no matter how bizarre or removed from the laws of physics or reality ...</p> Too Many Options? How to Decide Between Multiple Architect Positions the Professional Way David C. McFadden 2019-04-16T22:13:53-04:00 >2019-11-13T13:01:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Whether you are in architecture or another industry, workers today are finding advantages to switching jobs periodically rather than remaining with the same company over a lifetime. From bigger paychecks to higher positions, the benefits of mobility cannot be understated. However, the way you move from one job to another speaks volumes about your professionalism as well as your capacity for working well with others. Consider these five tips to help you change architect positions without burning bridges.</p> <p><strong>The Time Factor</strong></p> <p>Giving notice is usually the first step toward moving up and on. However, how you handle your notice will make a significant impact on how your current employer views you once you are gone. While two weeks is the general rule for resignations, you may need to give time depending on your specific situation. The primary goal is to make the transition from you to your replacement as smooth as possible without sticking around long enough to make people feel awkward. When ...</p> The Female Architects—Surviving the Journey to the Top David C. McFadden 2019-04-04T17:54:21-04:00 >2019-10-02T20:24:16-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award 2014, Julia King talks about her work in both the UK and India</a><br></p><figcaption><br></figcaption>While women have forged a path in many male-dominated industries today, challenges still face female architects. As women are slowly moving into relevant positions and even leadership roles, there is still plenty of work to be done. Fortunately, awareness of inequality has been the first step in the creation of organizations and movements to support women passionate about the field. In addition, some outspoken architects are bringing the issue into focus, increasing awareness and encouraging women interested in studying architecture to pursue the profession as a legitimate career path.</figure><p><strong>Female Architects by the Numbers</strong></p> <p>While statistics offer hope that the presence of female architects are on the rise, the numbers also show there is more work to be done. According to a 2018 report in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artsy</a>, women comprise approximately half of the students in architecture schools today...</p> Back again 2019 Jessica Coleman 2019-03-27T18:21:20-04:00 >2019-05-09T10:46:04-04:00 <p>Back again 2019</p> Outdoor spaces: Basic Spring Maintenance Jemma 2019-03-25T07:49:16-04:00 >2019-11-05T14:16:05-05:00 <p><strong><strong></strong></strong><strong>With the longer evenings and the warming skies, summer will be upon us before we know it. Gardens can look a bit intimidating at this time of year but getting them shipshape doesn&rsquo;t have to be a chore. Here's my list of essential garden tasks to give your garden an April boost and to provide a good foundation for stunning summer displays.</strong></p> <p><strong>1. Cut back dogwood and willow</strong><strong>&nbsp; </strong>These beautiful plants are hard pruned to encourage their impressive coloured branches and late March to mid-April is considered the optimum time to do this. After cutting the specimen down to 60&ndash;90cm from the ground, pinch or thin side shoots to promote further branching before finishing with a generous layer of compost and mulch.</p> <p><strong>2. Plant summer-flowering bulbs&nbsp;</strong> Get your summer flowering bulbs, including gladioli, in the ground and in pots now for a beautiful display come July! To aid growth, the bulbs should be fed every seven to ten days with a high potassium fertiliser such as a tomato or squash feed.</p> <p><img src="*LqEQrE7qBCt-2gDDXPmwSg.png"></p> ... The Geography of The Fast and The Furious Evan Chakroff 2019-03-07T10:29:17-05:00 >2019-05-15T02:31:04-04:00 <p>What I think about when I think about <em>The Fast &amp; The Furious</em>... cultural geography, architecture and landscapes of the blockbuster film series. Originally posted on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">my Medium blog</a>.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Escape Velocity</strong></p> <p>American Identity in <em>The Fast &amp; The Furious</em></p> <p><img src="*KWoD1hRzqWOweCC23ZK8gA.gif"><strong><em><br></em></strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Americans cleave to the things of this world as if assured that they will never die [&hellip;] They clutch everything but hold nothing fast, and so lose grip as they hurry after some new delight. [&hellip;] At first sight there is something astonishing in this spectacle of so many lucky men restless in the midst of abundance. But it is a spectacle as old as the world; all that is new is to see a whole people performing in it.&rdquo;-Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1840).<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[i]</a></em><strong><br></strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>-<br></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong></strong></strong><em>The Fast and The Furious. 2 Fast 2 Furious. The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift</em>. <em>Fast &amp; Furious. Fast Five. Fast and Furious 6</em>. <em>Furious 7. The Fate of The Furious</em>.</p> <p>Two more films are promised. The <em>Fast &amp; Furious</em> franchise is incredibly popular, and while not apolitical, they ...</p> Toys Take Over Second Year Studio Saba Salekfard 2019-03-07T01:45:22-05:00 >2019-07-15T12:16:04-04:00 <p>It&rsquo;s the first day of class in the Interim Design Center at Cal Poly Pomona, where the only requirement for second year students was to bring in toys- lots of them. Desks were overthrown with Iron Man figurines, various Transformers, and other Hasbro and robots, Chinese porcelain dolls and bobble heads. One student brought in an iPad and said, &ldquo;Define toy&rdquo;. (He was later asked to try again). As toys filled up studio, the instructors presented in Pecha Kucha style, introducing students to the concept of packing. Professor Alex Pang asked, &ldquo;What are you packing?&rdquo;, showing a clip from the Simpsons of clowns squeezing into a car, while Lecturer Jena Meeks described the difference between pack, pile, and stack. Images of the Vitruvian Man and the Golden Ratio helped describe to truly understand an object, it must be broken down to its proportions and pieces.</p> <p>Students began with a derivation exercise, documenting the shapes and forms of their toys, causing them to thor...</p>