Designing on Unstable Ground #1: an Interview with Vin Varavarn Architects from Thailand

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0b036e16db9222770f14a85ef121e89f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We are never so aware of architecture as when it breaks down. Our lives require that buildings slip into the background, that we can trust their promise to shelter. But when the ground trembles, when cracks appear in the walls, and the foundation itself shakes, suddenly the frailty of this promise emerges in stark relief. An earthquake is the black mirror to architecture: the <em>memento mori </em>of its claim to <em>firmitas.</em></p>           

Visually Speaking; A Conversation with Kilograph’s Keely Colcleugh

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e22b9800d7c7eab76f8b79b70a3de8d6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />On this week's episode of Archinect Sessions Paul chats with Keely Colcleugh. Keely has spent the last 18 years aggressively exploring the boundaries of architecture. After getting her B.Arch at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/296/mcgill-university" rel="nofollow" >McGill</a> she worked at the prestigious offices of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" >OMA</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/652063/amo" rel="nofollow" >AMO</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/62717/bruce-mau-manifesto" rel="nofollow" >Bruce Mau Design</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" >Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/990/ateliers-jean-nouvel" rel="nofollow" >Ateliers Jean Nouvel</a> before moving onto her passion of film, and eventually starting her own studio in Los Angeles called <a href="https://archinect.com/kilograph" rel="nofollow" >Kilograph</a>. The conversation covers her path from a young artsy girl in a small Canadian town, to the founder and CEO of one of today&rsquo;s most celebrated studios specializing in architectural visualization, digital design, branding and marketing.

Listen to episode 130 of Archinect Sessions, “Visually Speaking”.

10 beautiful kitchen spaces for your Friday inspiration

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e53fcf80c150e005e8fb1ac060ab0d6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Kitchen Spaces.
Madison Alpine Garden in Seattle, WA by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape; Photo: Andrew Pogue
Mount Larson Residence in Austin, TX by A Parallel Architecture
Hello House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture; Photo: Nic Granleese (OOF! Architecture was also recently featured in Archinect's popular Small Studio Snapshots series)
Wonderland Park Residence in Los Angeles, CA by Assembledge+
The Tastemakers in San Francisco, CA by CHROMA SF
↑ House in la Cerdanya, Spain by Pablo Serrano
Saint-Laurent Apartment in Montreal, Canada by
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10 architectural details we loved this week

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39addb08a6d878ee49df66f5d02c2f6d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Details.
The Luna in Hong Kong by Make Architects; Photo: John Madden
Aqui in Houston, TX by A Parallel Architecture
Ports 1961 Hong Kong in Hong Kong by UUfie; Photo: Grischa Rüschendorf
Hale Ma'alahi on the Big Island, HI by Walker Warner Architects
25 Savile Row in London, UK by Piercy&Co
CORE Modern Homes in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects; Photo: Doublespace Photography
Step House in London, UK by Bureau de Change
Belsize House in London, UK by StudioCarver
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Cooking Sections Explains Their Efforts to Adapt to Changing Ecosystems Through Food and Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47c09f45a18344c82f1311b70a571e7c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At low tide, a cluster of cages emerge from beneath the recessing waters of Loch Portree. The emptying water gives way to a rocky floor, and with the addition of cushions, the familiar infrastructure of oyster farming in aquaculture is elevated beyond a site for collection to a site of exchange. Facilitating this transformation are Alon Schwabe and Daniel Fern&aacute;ndez Pascual of the London-based studio <a href="http://www.cooking-sections.com/" >Cooking Sections</a>, who have created this lightweight <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/659335/architectural-installation" >architectural installation</a> to examine the changing nature of these waters due to historical forms of aquaculture, and to reimagine their potential future. At the installation, the duo leads a series of performative tastings showcasing the preparation of various bivalves and seaweeds to a group of Scottish locals from the Island of Skye.<em> CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones</em> is both performance project and a form of responsive eating&mdash;a model Schwabe and Fern&aacute;ndez have developed as a possible method for <!--more--> to the precarious conditions of clim...</p>            

Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e1/e1d2ff5748055e6d6fb668976fcbc9c3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />On this latest episode of Archinect Sessions we talk with Sekou Cooke, Syracuse-based <a href="http://www.sekoucooke.com/" rel="nofollow" >architect</a>, <a href="https://soa.syr.edu/live/profiles/145-sekou-cooke" rel="nofollow" >educator</a> and curator of the upcoming exhibition at the Center for Architecture, "<a href="https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/close-edge-birth-hip-hop-architecture/" rel="nofollow" >Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture</a>", scheduled to open this Monday, October 1st in New York City.<br>

Sekou Cooke
Listen to episode 129 of Archinect Sessions, “Hip Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke”.

Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e1/e1d2ff5748055e6d6fb668976fcbc9c3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />On this latest episode of Archinect Sessions we talk with Sekou Cooke, Syracuse-based <a href="http://www.sekoucooke.com/" rel="nofollow" >architect</a>, <a href="https://soa.syr.edu/live/profiles/145-sekou-cooke" rel="nofollow" >educator</a> and curator of the upcoming exhibition at the Center for Architecture, "<a href="https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/close-edge-birth-hip-hop-architecture/" rel="nofollow" >Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture</a>", scheduled to open this Monday, October 1st in New York City.<br>

Sekou Cooke
Listen to episode 129 of Archinect Sessions, “Hip Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke”.

10 modern architectural interventions that give new life to historic buildings

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4d03bce435c9a91c983f47f9cef30ceb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Old+New.
Acute House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture; Photo: Nic Granleese (OOF! Architecture was also recently featured in Archinect's popular Small Studio Snapshots series)
Residential architectural lighting project for Massimo Vitali in Lucca, Italy by Momus Architetti; Lighting design: Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio; Photo: Marco Campanini
BIN 61/ TACKarchitects in Omaha, NE by TACKarchitects
Outhwaite House in London, UK by Nissen Richards Studio
The Emperor Hotel in Beijing, China by asap/ adam sokol architecture practice
Fashion House in Toronto, Canada by Core
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10 fresh architectural projects for your Friday inspiration

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50c68f51ccaacd5a0d53c7267133ad97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Architect Sure!.
Pam & Paul's House in Cupertino, CA by Craig Steely Architecture; Photo: Darren Bradley
Acute House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture; Photo: Nic Granleese (OOF! Architecture was also recently featured in Archinect's popular Small Studio Snapshots series)
Housing for Elderly People in Huningue, France by Dominique Coulon & associés; Photo: Eugeni Pons
41 Bond in New York, NY by HTO Architect with DDG
12 Degrees in Toronto, Canada by Core Architects; Photo: CORE Architects
Shanghai Natural History Museum in
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Frank Gehry, Colleagues, Past Employees, and Fans React to the Passing of Robert Venturi

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/995e835304c8198beb5f3f9ea2b23d23.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In the wake of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19781/robert-venturi" >Robert Venturi</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150087058/architect-robert-venturi-dies-at-age-93" >passing</a> at the age of 93 this past Tuesday, fellow practitioners, writers, educators, and dedicated followers around the globe are remembering the renowned architect with heavy hearts. Whether through his influential book &ldquo;Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture&rdquo;, the trailblazing designs he created with Denise Scott Brown in VSBA Architects &amp; Planners, or having the chance to meet him in person, people have been sharing on the Internet how Venturi shaped their own architectural perspectives and practice.</p>            

Want to Join Studio Gang? Design Principals Share How Top Job Applicants Made a Strong First Impression

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/826549922710889f4c70051e182e4f3d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Nurturing collaboration has been the heart and soul of <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" >Studio Gang</a> since <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12062/jeanne-gang" >Jeanne Gang</a> founded the firm in 1997. Whether they're working on a project, bonding at their yearly&nbsp;Camp Wandawega retreats, or setting a precedent to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150071968/jeanne-gang-closed-the-pay-gap-at-her-firm-and-urges-others-to-do-the-same" >close the wage gap in architecture</a>, the Studio Gang collective takes creating &ldquo;a&nbsp;strong, supportive studio culture&rdquo; very seriously.
Now with a staff of just over 100 people in their Chicago, New York, and San Francisco offices, Studio Gang is on the lookout for new talent. So what should job candidates hoping to join the Gang do to stand out in the application process? In Archinect's latest “How To Get A Job At ____”, Design Principals Weston Walker and Juliane Wolf took a moment with us to share some tips and offer a glimpse into office life at the firm.

10 inspiring examples of schools, libraries, and other learning environments

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8ef0389bbc998d54a761bdb48ca173f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a>&nbsp;boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a>&nbsp;profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Learning Spaces.

Stapleton Library in Stapleton, NY by Andrew Berman Architect; Photo: Naho Kubota
Queen Mary, University of London: Graduate Centre in London, UK by WilkinsonEyre; Photo: Jack Hobhouse
Alfriston School in Buckinghamshire, UK by Morris+Company
Mississippi Library Commission Headquarters in Jackson, MS by Duvall Decker Architects
New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ by Marvel Architects
Rutgers Business School in Piscataway, NJ by TEN arquitectos; Photo: Peter Aaron/ESTO
Abercrombie Building, Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK by Design Engine Architects
Counter Culture Coffee Trainin...

Long Time Listener First Time Talker

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c1/c1db63df0aaac327c100e19454a748f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />This week's podcast episode is all about podcasting. So meta. We're joined by Sera Ghadaki, a recent graduate of <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" >Pratt</a> M.Arch program, and a contributing editor of <a href="https://tarpdigital.com/" rel="nofollow" >Tarp: Digital</a>, Pratt&rsquo;s podcast spinoff from their long-running student publication.<br>
Listen to episode 128 of Archinect Sessions, “Long Time Listener First Time Talker”.

10 examples of concrete architecture for your Friday insipration

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8f461862482849908e8bebcc95319bed.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Concrete.
Filmoteca de Catalunya (Film Theater of Catalonia) in Barcelona, Spain by Mateo Arquitectura; Photo: Adrià Goula
Dom-Ino Pavilion in Shenzhen, China by Benyuan Design and Research Center; Photo: Zhang Chao
Palace of Justice in Cordoba, Spain by Mecanoo and Ayesa; Photo: Fernando Alda
Amytis' Garden in Seoul, South Korea by studio_GAON; Photo: Yongkwan Kim
‘Allende’ Performance Hall and Rehearsal Studios in Mons-en-Barœul, France by Dominique Coulon & associés; Photo: Eugeni Pons
Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego in Krakow, Poland by Peter Ruge Architekten
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10 impressive examples of brick and stone in architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3fd2a5c2224fce1a8a0fafa22021b39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Bricks & Stones.
iA_house in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain by LANDÍNEZ+REY architects [eL2Gaa]; Photo: Raúl del Valle
St James's & Bury Street in London, UK by TateHindle; Photo: Philip Vile
L House in Mexico City by Dellekamp Arquitectos; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto
Partnership Centre in East Calder, UK by Collective Architecture
Stikeman Elliott offices in Montreal, Canada by Saucier+Perrotte Architectes; Photo: Olivier Blouin
Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, Denmark by ADEPT; Photo: COAST Studio
Step House in London, UK by Bureau de
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Transparent Value; A Conversation with Architecture Lobby’s Peggy Deamer and Shota Vashakmadze

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/51be5d37225ddffd43c6c185cffbe594.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />On this latest issue of the Archinect&nbsp;Sessions podcast Ken, Paul and Donna talk with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peggydeamer.com/" rel="nofollow" >Peggy Deamer</a> and <a href="http://lovethe.land/" rel="nofollow" >Shota&nbsp;Vashakmadze</a>, from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/370511/architecture-lobby" rel="nofollow" >Architecture Lobby</a>. For those of you unfamiliar, the Architecture Lobby is a non-profit organization run by and for architectural workers that advocate for the value of architecture to the public, and for the value of architectural work within the industry. The Lobby is rooted in a 10-point manifesto:<br>
  1. Enforce labor laws that prohibit unpaid internships, unpaid overtime; refuse unpaid competitions.
  2. Reject fees based on percentage of construction or hourly fees and instead calculate value based on the money we save our clients or gain them.
  3. Stop peddling a product–buildings–and focus on the unique value architects help realize through spatial services.
  4. Enforce wage transparency across the discipline.
  5. Establish a union for architects, designers, academics, and interns in architecture and design.
  6. Demystify the architect as solo creative genius; no honors for ...

The great outdoors: 10 new examples of architectural landscapes & gardens

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b7d6d330e4e1fc5a54ec2dd724da986f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Outdoors.
Chiltern House in Singapore by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Pierhouse & 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY by Marvel Architects
The Lemon Tree House in Mérida, Mexico by Taller Estilo Arquitectura
Corner Pocket House in Manhattan Beach, CA by Edward Ogosta Architecture
HOME in Paris, France by Hamonic+Masson & Associés with Comte Vollenweider; Photo: Takuji Shimmura/Milène Servelle
G'Day House in Vancouver, Canada by Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses
House M in Berlin, Germany by Peter Ruge Architekten; Photo: Ira Efremova
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10 new architectural spaces designed for kids

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c97ad91c8a1be3ef49f0ec2bb65b30ef.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People</a> profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Kids Spaces.
Frederiksvej Kindergarten in Frederiksberg, Denmark by COBE
Act for Kids Child and Family Centre for Excellence in Townsville, Australia by m3architecture
A hat on the tree in Shanghai, China by Mur Mur Lab
Dr. Seuss Playhouse in Grand Junction, CO by Bldg Seed Architects
Primary School in Murteira, Portugal by NOZ Arquitectura; Photo: Fernando Guerra
MARTaK in Loveland, CO by Andrew Michler
Water Pavilion in Ann Arbor, MI by Synecdoche Design Studio
Vestre Fjord Park in Aalborg, Denmark by ADEPT;
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Stephanie Rigolot Discusses Her Pivot from Practicing Architecture to Communicating Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/685656de5e2400cd103af6e9b848f3f2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" ><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.
In this installment, we're talking with Stephanie Rigolot, founder of LA-based consultancy WHAT THE WHAT. We discuss her experience working for architects such as Michael Graves and Thom Mayne, and how that evolved into a business devoted to helping architects express their work to the the public. 

Mutuo Brings Mexican and Brazilian Perspectives to LA’s Architectural Milieu

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75615455fce7635afb7b497906b476eb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/thisismutuo" >Mutuo</a> is an LA-based practiced founded by Jose Herrasti, originally from Mexico City, and Fernanda Oppermann, originally from Brazil. After a few years working at architecture offices in the US, with some time together at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" >Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, the two decided to start their own practice 5 years ago. By connecting their own personal experience, they settled on LA due to it's welcoming environment and cultural diversity.
The duo describe Mutuo as versatile. They actively pursue, design and build single-family & multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, cultural and urban-scale masterplans, often working with other architects on non-profit and pro-bono projects. In this week's Small Studio Snapshot we chat with Jose and Fernanda to learn more the practice's origins and goals.