Archinect - Blog Posts 2019-01-24T02:25:25-05:00 MVRDV announce plans to convert office complex in Amsterdam into stunning nature-inspired neighbourhood Jemma 2019-01-23T10:49:06-05:00 >2019-01-23T11:05:40-05:00 <p></p> <p><strong></strong>MVRDV&rsquo;s company approach is to &lsquo;enable cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future&rsquo; and their latest Amsterdam-based project fully embraces this ethos.</p> <p>Their plans to convert an isolated office complex into a lively residential neighbourhood containing 750 homes, will breathe life and balance into Brettenzone&rsquo;s waterfront. Directly opposite the city&rsquo;s Westerpark, the plan includes 12 buildings, five of which have been designed by MVRDV. The team&rsquo;s emphasis on green space enables eco and housing sustainability, right in the heart of the Dutch capital.</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>Natalie de Vries, MVRDV&rsquo;s co-founder writes that,<em> &lsquo;</em><em>Amsterdam urgently needs housing in all sorts of sizes and price ranges, for both purchase and rental. G</em><em>iven the large number of homes that this project adds to Amsterdam-west, we have focused entirely on architectural diversity. the public space will be green and closely connect with the Westerpark. the combination of park and urbanity is unique to Amsterdam. where else c...</em></p> The Architecture Student's Guide to Getting a Job Sean Joyner 2019-01-14T20:58:00-05:00 >2019-01-14T20:58:23-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>You&rsquo;ve finally made it. The end of architecture school. The all-nighters, studio drama, endless iterations, and annoying Xacto blade cuts are finally over. And now its time for the next step. Getting a job&hellip;</p> <p>Stepping into the professional world can be intimidating, especially for those of you who have never had an internship. But it doesn&rsquo;t have to be intimidating, think of this as a new creative challenge you have to solve. Remember, that compared to the rest of the world, you are an expert in design and problem solving. You&rsquo;ve devoted 5 years of your life to studying an extraordinarily rigorous field. Look at it like this:</p> <p><em>5 years = 260 weeks | You probably spent at the very least, 40 hours a week thinking about and studying architecture and design (if we disregard all-nighters and dont worry about holidays I&rsquo;d say it averages out)| so thats 260 weeks x 40 hours = 10,400 hours (let&rsquo;s make it 9,000 hours for arguments sake)</em></p> <p>I&rsquo;m sure most of you have heard of the 10,000 hour rule, ma...</p> The Rookie Architect: Navigating Your First Job Sean Joyner 2019-01-10T14:49:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T11:31:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>When you step into a firm for the first time it can be quite nerve racking. Things are foreign to you yet also oddly familiar. It&rsquo;ll take a couple of months to really take it all in. In the beginning&nbsp;, you&rsquo;ll feel anxious, insecure, inadequate, but you&rsquo;ll also feel excited, blissful, and optimistic. You&rsquo;ve worked hard to get here, and it wasn&rsquo;t an easy path. But now, after all you&rsquo;ve gone through in school you&rsquo;ve come to realize that this is actually the beginning, being a professional that is. School was merely the preface to a bigger picture.</p> <p>And so as you enter this new season, you&rsquo;ll want to embrace a few things to help you along the way. These are things that I&rsquo;ve adopted and that have been helpful and fruitful for me, it&rsquo;s not an exhaustive list but if you embrace these points I promise it will help you in some form in your journey.</p> <p>Most of the items listed I&rsquo;ve learned at my own expense, failing in some way and learning from those failures. Being a newbie can be a tough path ...</p> Agency Coffee Melrose Ampdesign 2018-12-29T23:11:14-05:00 >2019-01-10T00:52:29-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The most inspiring workplaces that incorporate nature Jemma 2018-12-21T06:19:38-05:00 >2019-01-23T10:44:21-05:00 <p>The phrase &lsquo;the office&rsquo; used to be synonymous with broken photocopiers, magnolia walls and neglected spider plants but over the past two decades, architects have re-imagined the potential of these commercial hubs. From Air BnB&rsquo;s &lsquo;Irish Bar&rsquo; layout, to Cisco System&rsquo;s on-site health suite, design concepts have shifted to foreground office culture and to prioritise the office worker and their well-being. </p> <p>The next generation of office design is dominated by &lsquo;biophilic&rsquo; concepts - workspaces that embrace nature to promote greater health and happiness in these predominantly metropolitan buildings. The following list demonstrates how diverse the results can be!</p> <p> <strong><em>SelgasCano Architectural Office, Madrid</em></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&copy;</p> <p><em>This incredible tube-shaped office dug into the Spanish countryside was designed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano. The office space integrates beautifully into its surroundings and gives all employees an eye-level view of the forest. The perspex, glass and fibreglass structure ...</em></p> Maturity Of A City. Deep Shah 2018-12-05T12:59:22-05:00 >2019-01-04T11:31:04-05:00 <p>Marine Drive, Mumbai. </p> <p>05 Dec. 2018. 11:15 Pm. </p> <p>As humans and beings acquire wisdom as they grow older, similar to it is the nature of cities. The older they grow the wiser they become. </p> <p>Why and how does this phenomenon exist ? </p> <p>Lets explore. </p> <p>I have tried to live and travel to as many places I could as my primary passion along side working full time as a professional there by exploring and experiencing the ways in which people inhabit and live their lives. Every place has its own way of living, systems, notions, beliefs, skills along with certain methods of celebrating, eating, unwinding, sharing, loving, disrupting, fighting and much more. Each thing carries a certain uniqueness and this all happens through&nbsp;two entities - <strong>you and me!</strong> </p> <p>How we live in a city becomes the way <em>we define</em>&nbsp;the relationship with that city and associated experiences with them. Its all about the variety of energies interacting and taking its shape in the way <strong>you express it</strong>. </p> <p>Take any city with its age less ...</p> Back from La-La Land –and Other Urban Adventures bragabond 2018-12-04T15:27:45-05:00 >2018-12-17T17:50:29-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Marhaba! (or hello in Arabic). So, back to Saudi Arabia I went, another job offer, another mega project too good to pass. And another experience in solitude, isolation, loneliness, frustration and patience. A lot of patience&hellip;</p> <p>As soon as I arrived, I was reminded of the "<em>lost in translation</em>" everyday surprises there: as when on my first trip to the supermarket I bought, laughing out loud, a container of "Homo salad" (hummus)...or the picture featured above, which I took in my neighbourhood displaying the often-seeing, hilarious translation mistakes, this one for "a room for rent" and which gave me the idea for, well, taking room for <em>a rant.</em>...<br></p> <p>Just like my first job in the Kingdom, now with a European firm, I was advised on my first day that since my iqama -Saudi work resident card- was not yet issued, I should just make sure to tell whomever asked that I was a Za&rsquo;ir (a &ldquo;visitor&rdquo;).</p> <p>But I digress; a new job and a -huge- new project; I was in charge of overseeing a very ambitious and c...</p> MORRISTOWN, NJ CASE STUDY GOES TO LONDON Erin Sharp Newton 2018-12-04T10:36:37-05:00 >2019-01-02T10:16:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><u>Morristown Case Study Displayed at the Healthy City Design Conference in London</u> </strong></p> <p>(A Press Release by JENNIE AREZZI on</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>MORRISTOWN, NJ &ndash; NK Architects, a Morristown-based architecture and structural engineering firm, had the honor of displaying a case study on improving health and wellness in Morristown at this year&rsquo;s Healthy City Design International 2018 Congress &amp; Exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians in London, England.</p> <p>The second annual conference, organized by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, had a theme and mission to promote sustainable development, wellbeing, and inclusive growth in creating cities and communities that are resilient, equitable, and fair to all.</p> <p>The organizers and attendees came together after realizing that there are still health inequal...</p> STRATEGIC FACILITY DESIGN (FOR MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FACILITIES) Erin Sharp Newton 2018-11-29T15:39:33-05:00 >2018-12-26T13:01:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Source: The works of Jeremy Bentham vol. IV, 172-3, 1843 (originally 1791); Referenced also by Hunt-Sine</figcaption></figure><strong>BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - STRATEGIC FACILITY DESIGN INNOVATIONS THAT IMPROVE TREATMENT OUTCOMES, SAFETY AND THE BOTTOM LINE&nbsp;</strong> <strong><br></strong> <strong>Following is an excerpt from a synopsis written for the Center for Health Design (CHD) Behavioral Health Design Conference held in Arlington, Virginia last year. The focus of the 7 panel presentations was on providing better quality metal/ behavioral/ psychiatric healthcare environments.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://(" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Full Version Here)</a> <br> During this CHD Pebble-in Practice Workshop, researchers, panelists &amp; experts shared their findings and views on designing for mental health facilities in an interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop, that could inspire design professionals to expand their physical design strategies to support improved outcomes. <strong><br></strong> <strong>The Center for Health Design&nbsp;posed some key questions:</strong> <ul><li>&ldquo;What role can the built environment play in solving the dire and growing mental h...</li></ul> Marhaba! bragabond 2018-11-21T08:45:23-05:00 >2018-11-24T18:29:22-05:00 <p>Well, back from KSA (and this time I trust for good).</p><p>Will be updating shortly and share here my experiences...</p><p><br></p> Lunch 14 - Frontier - Call for Submissions! lunch-journal 2018-11-07T22:09:39-05:00 >2018-11-19T10:58:16-05:00 <p>LUNCH 14: Frontier</p> <p>The promised land lies just over the horizon; that&rsquo;s what we told ourselves. This great unknown, the frontier, has taken many forms throughout history: the silk road, the wild west, the space race, the human genome project. Anywhere unknown was hostile, yet full of promise. That romantic notion of the frontier persists, but the undiscovered open land, waiting to be claimed &ndash; it&rsquo;s already discovered, already occupied. The frontier of the past doesn&rsquo;t care &ndash; its skies are wide and its memory narrow. The frontier of John Wayne, Lewis and Clark, Philip Johnson, the narrative of the heroic individual, is impotent in the context of the contemporary world. Without accepting a multiplicity of perspectives and methods to ease us back from the edge of impending crisis, we are the Donner Party.</p> <p>The old frontier, that line drawn in the sand, has exploded into a plethora of new and multiplying fronts. They are not only geographical but technological and epistemological. Now as...</p> Architecture has to evolve because of the way people relate to each other ! Deep Shah 2018-10-12T07:46:50-04:00 >2018-12-17T10:16:03-05:00 <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 >2018-12-16T12:16:04-05:00 <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 >2018-10-30T23:42:37-04:00 <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 >2018-11-16T11:46:04-05:00 <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 >2018-11-20T12:16:03-05:00 <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 >2019-01-10T13:01:04-05:00 <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> GUIDELINES FOR THE ARCHITECTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH (A Beginners Guide) Erin Sharp Newton 2018-08-13T18:44:00-04:00 >2018-11-29T23:34:26-05:00 <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 >2019-01-02T10:16:04-05:00 <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 >2019-01-09T16:46:04-05:00 <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 >2018-12-22T22:49:23-05:00 <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 >2018-12-15T20:16:03-05:00 <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 >2019-01-05T12:31:03-05:00 <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>