What will be the fate of Jon Jerde’s iconic Horton Plaza?


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/0595970da953dd202b4a27146484ffeb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Preservation advocates, including Docomomo US, have come out in strong support of retaining the site's unique postmodern elements, writing letters and urging the new owner, Civic San Deigo, the local economic development entity, and the San Diego Historical Resources Board to evaluate the project further and consider its historic significance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To some Horton Plaza may appear to be an odd mix match of colors and structural directions, but to others, this postmodern complex is an architectural relic that should be preserved. Opening its doors in 1985, the plaza was designed as a place that would help revitalize <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/54693/san-diego" rel="nofollow" >San Diego's</a> downtown Gaslamp area during the mid-'80s. Although its overall appearance may not have screamed the traditional shopping center look, the plaza's opening drew in over 30 million visitors in its first year alone. With the success of the plaza's engagement, this allowed for the project's architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/195388/jerde-partnership" rel="nofollow" >Jon Jerde</a> and supergraphic designers <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f9/f96af918b553dfe2bd2b41457700b5ec.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></div>

Continue reading “What will be the fate of Jon Jerde’s iconic Horton Plaza?”

Deane Madsen shares his knowledge of LA’s concrete architecture at Archinect Outpost


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45ea2d97b2de41459671dc3d57f01e16.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Recapping our second event of the year, <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> was excited to host Deane Madsen and his work on the newly published <em><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/concrete-los-angeles-map?category=Books" rel="nofollow" >Concrete Los Angeles Map</a></em>. Despite the rainy weather on that Valentine's Day evening, enthusiasts of Los Angeles and brutalism flocked to join us for the special event. During the presentation, Deane provided guests with a brief explanation of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" rel="nofollow" >brutalist</a> movement and soon went into the style's influence on Los Angeles architecture, while sipping complimentary cups of Archinect's own <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/coffee" rel="nofollow" >Brutal coffee</a>.&nbsp;

Deane Madsen presenting the presence of brutalism in LA

Madsen shared his passion for brutalist architecture and his journey to curating map guides of cities with these structures. This particular two-sided map features over fifty concrete structures around the Los Angeles area, beautifully photographed by Jason Woods. From Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Wood’s original photography accompany Madsen’s curated work Continue reading “Deane Madsen shares his knowledge of LA’s concrete architecture at Archinect Outpost”

Robots will be in charge of the design, manufacturing, and construction of the upcoming Seoul Robot Science Museum


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/836aba761e2101e360eb0145b2ede8e8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21172/turkey" rel="nofollow" >Turkish</a> based architecture studio <a href="https://archinect.com/melikealtinisikarchitects" rel="nofollow" >Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA)</a> wins the first ever international design competition hosted by The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" >Seoul</a>&nbsp;Metropolitan Government. The first competition of its kind, applicants were asked to submit a design idea to pioneer the world's first <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21619/robots" rel="nofollow" >robot</a> science <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3330/museum" rel="nofollow" >museum</a>. The technology for robots to design the built environment is not new to the architecture and design community. However, what makes this competition win so different is the level of autonomy the robots are given and robotic construction techniques used. According to MAA's principal Melike Altinisik, "the new robot science museum which plays a catalytic role in advancing and promoting science, technology, and innovation throughout society is not only going to exhibit robots but actually from design, manufacturing to construction and services robots will be in charge."

Robot Science Museum in Seoul, Korea. Design by MAA MELIKE ALTINISIK ARCHITECTS Visualization by Ediz Akyalçın

During the mus…

The Architectural Backdrops and Studio Backlots of the Inaugural Frieze LA Art Fair


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b81c2ccd5ce2fb06420586f801b1b5f.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This past weekend, the city of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/19263/los-angeles" >Los Angeles</a> was buzzing with art events; however, the most anticipated event of all was the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. Making its debut in a city famed for the glitz and glamour of the movie industry, the decision to host the event within the Paramount Studios backlot seemed appropriate. Accompanying the historic backlot was Los Angeles' own <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/720579/kulapat-yantrasast" >Kulapat Yantrasast</a> of <a href="https://archinect.com/wHY-site" >wHY</a>, who designed the indoor-outdoor art area. Riddled with architectural styles and motifs, Paramount Studios seemed up to the challenge of hosting this event in Los Angeles. But, was architecture merely an accessory to the event or did Frieze LA allow for these structures to shine in their own way?&nbsp;</p>          

Looking for an architecture job in Texas? Here are 13 exciting new opportunities in the Lone Star Sate


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/87/872966f36a979973b99d999c138db439.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/378428/texas" rel="nofollow" >Texas</a>, one of the gems of the Southwest, offers beautiful landscapes and a one of a kind history. As far as notable buildings are concerned, Texas is home to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11683/renzo-piano" rel="nofollow" >Renzo Piano</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150090485/first-look-at-johnston-marklee-s-menil-drawing-institute-due-to-open-next-month" rel="nofollow" >Menil Collection</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/44676/i-m-pei" rel="nofollow" >I.M. Pei</a>'s Dallas City Hall, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/120843/tadao-ando/15" rel="nofollow" >Tadao Ando</a>'s The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. With structures as captivating as it's sunsets, Texas' architectural landscape showcases giants in the profession. Below are five Texas based firms looking to hire the right candidate to join their team.

Friend’s Meeting House Image © Lake|Flato Architects

Lake|Flato Architects seeks an Intern Architect as well as higher level project architects in San Antonio and Austin
Lake|Flato Architects seeks a forward-thinking, energetic Interior Designer to join our award-winning sustainable design practice in our offices in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Ideal candidates will exhibit a commitment to excellence in architectural interiors along with demonstrated experience in architectural interiors project workflow.  Successf…

Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34e856fbce66a5918f3a28759f65b837.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Kiley was among the most important, influential, and idiosyncratic landscape architects of the 20th century and the designer of more than 1,100 projects. Yet today his work is not well known outside of the field of landscape architecture and, to a lesser extent, the architecture profession. Despite his renown and importance, his legacy remains fragile.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are many amazing architects and designers whose work sadly remains unnoticed due to the lack of exposure and presence outside of certain circles. With <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5037/modernism" rel="nofollow" >Modernism</a> Week well underway the traveling exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/588228/dan-kiley" rel="nofollow" >Dan Kiley</a>" makes its debut in California's unmatched modernist getaway, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/101770/palm-springs" rel="nofollow" >Palm Springs</a>. Housing one of the largest collections of modernist architecture and landscape architecture, the exhibition of Kiley's work during Modernism Week is an appropriate fit.&nbsp;

The practice main not receive as much praise or recognition; however, the importance of landscape architecture was emphasized thanks to Continue reading “Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley”

Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34e856fbce66a5918f3a28759f65b837.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Kiley was among the most important, influential, and idiosyncratic landscape architects of the 20th century and the designer of more than 1,100 projects. Yet today his work is not well known outside of the field of landscape architecture and, to a lesser extent, the architecture profession. Despite his renown and importance, his legacy remains fragile.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are many amazing architects and designers whose work sadly remains unnoticed due to the lack of exposure and presence outside of certain circles. With <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5037/modernism" rel="nofollow" >Modernism</a> Week well underway the traveling exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/588228/dan-kiley" rel="nofollow" >Dan Kiley</a>" makes its debut in California's unmatched modernist getaway, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/101770/palm-springs" rel="nofollow" >Palm Springs</a>. Housing one of the largest collections of modernist architecture and landscape architecture, the exhibition of Kiley's work during Modernism Week is an appropriate fit.&nbsp;

The practice main not receive as much praise or recognition; however, the importance of landscape architecture was emphasized thanks to Continue reading “Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley”

Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34e856fbce66a5918f3a28759f65b837.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Kiley was among the most important, influential, and idiosyncratic landscape architects of the 20th century and the designer of more than 1,100 projects. Yet today his work is not well known outside of the field of landscape architecture and, to a lesser extent, the architecture profession. Despite his renown and importance, his legacy remains fragile.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are many amazing architects and designers whose work sadly remains unnoticed due to the lack of exposure and presence outside of certain circles. With <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5037/modernism" rel="nofollow" >Modernism</a> Week well underway the traveling exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/588228/dan-kiley" rel="nofollow" >Dan Kiley</a>" makes its debut in California's unmatched modernist getaway, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/101770/palm-springs" rel="nofollow" >Palm Springs</a>. Housing one of the largest collections of modernist architecture and landscape architecture, the exhibition of Kiley's work during Modernism Week is an appropriate fit.&nbsp;

The practice main not receive as much praise or recognition; however, the importance of landscape architecture was emphasized thanks to Continue reading “Modernism Week remembers the legacy of modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley”

WeCompany confirms its purchase of Manhattan’s Lord and Taylor building


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cf53664d2aa194b733e553c806e704e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The completion of this transaction, which will see us bring new life to the iconic Lord &amp; Taylor building, reflects the evolution of the We Company, the diversification of our real estate strategy and the company&rsquo;s ongoing transition from an occupier to an operator of space</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150114155/wework-is-making-moves-should-other-co-working-spaces-be-worried" rel="nofollow" >WeCompany</a>, formerly known as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/571846/wework" rel="nofollow" >WeWork</a> made significant company transitions earlier this year. Now venturing beyond the shared workspace and leasing office business model, the WeCompany closed and confirmed its purchase of the historic <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150063402/bjarke-ingels-joins-wework-as-chief-architect-to-start-developing-neighborhood-scale-campuses" rel="nofollow" >Lord and Taylor</a> flagship in January. News of the building purchase was announced in October 2017. Since then, the global enterprise has made moves that have public watching.&nbsp;
Lord and Taylor Building, Image © Christopher Sadowski

Built by Starrett and Van Vleck Architects in 1914, the 11-floor building is considered one of New York’s iconic structures. The firm is heavily responsible for New York department store design during the

Continue reading “WeCompany confirms its purchase of Manhattan’s Lord and Taylor building”

Architects need some love too. Here’s a selection of Valentine’s Day cards an architect would approve


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77184b61804e0769cd338ba2f04e2719.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or would rather ignore it altogether, the month of February always stirs contemplation of whether or not a friendly greeting is needed. Thanks to ArchDaily's annual Valentine's Day card submissions and PlanningLove.com's urban-planner themed designs there's sure to be a card fit for your special someone.&nbsp;

© PlanningLove.com

© Jonathan Jones

© Hai-P’ng (Heffrence) Teow via ArchDaily

©PlanningLove.com

© Hai-P’ng (Heffrence) Teow via ArchDaily

Without plans for Valentine’s Day and in the Los Angeles area? Join us tonight from 6pm – 8pm at Archinect Outpost where we celebrate the newly published Concrete Los Angeles Maps by Blue Crow Media. Show your love for concrete and the city of Los Angeles! Click here about tonight’s event. 

The Architect and The Artist: Frank Gehry and Ai Weiwei meet for a memorable conversation


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5af0d98b33ba14f1ba04fab5aa28dbb5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>For Deitch&rsquo;s gallery, Gehry, 89, transformed a 15,000-square-foot former movie-lighting warehouse in Hollywood into a bright exhibition space. Ai then filled the gallery with a series of Chinese zodiac-themed works made out of Legos and a sweeping installation, first shown in 2014: a mass of nearly 6,000 antique wooden stools, scavenged from antique furniture dealers in China...</p></em><br /><br /><p>As cultural renegades of the art and architecture world, it's safe to say both have more similarities than differences. During their careers, both have had their hand in art and architecture practice. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" >Ai Weiwei</a> has collaborated with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" >Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a> for the Beijing Olympic's 2008 Bird's Nest stadium as well as his design works for an art gallery in Beverly Hills. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5540/frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" >Frank Gehry</a> has produced sculptural pieces like his memorable Fish Lamps and his cardboard Carumba Experimental Edges chair. After their contributions to the Deitch's gallery, Gehry who designed the space and <!--more--> exhibiting his work, the two sat together to discuss their views on architecture, art, and their iconic professional careers.

Below are excerpts taken from their conversation.

When discussing project freedoms between galleries and developers the two discussed their experiences.

FG: You know, I grew up in the art world — this was the way I wanted to work, more hands-on, sort of like the way you work. You pick u…

Are you a skilled draftsperson? Here are 9 firms offering architecture job opportunities for drafters


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/902cce503699ca128036deedf4f0f023.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Are you a master of AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp? Drafting has changed tremendously over the years, but the skill and precision needed for the job hasn't. From reading and interpreting blueprints to ensuring 2D and 3D architectural drawings are accurately depicted, drafters play an integral role in firms. Below are nine architecture firms and studios seeking experienced drafters to join their team.&nbsp;
Spine Residence Image © Cohesion

Cohesion Studio seeks an Architectural Designer/Drafter in Los Angeles
The studio seeks a young, energetic person, self sufficient person with diverse design skills and experience that can work with AUTOCAD and SKETCHUP. Must have knowledge in Autocad, 3D sketchup, Indesign, excel, Microsoft office and rendering software. Comfortable on a construction site and is diligent in construction documents. Candidates must have a Bachelors or Masters in Architecture ( B. Arch or M. Arch ) and be proficient in AutoCad and Sketchup 3D.

Outer facade for Continue reading “Are you a skilled draftsperson? Here are 9 firms offering architecture job opportunities for drafters”

Zena Howard: Architecture’s powerhouse strategist and advocate for diversity


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/acf33d3053509391a496211f9afcb441.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>There are little more than 400 African American female architects in a profession of over 110,000.  Although an improvement over the roughly 90 that existed when I entered the profession, the current numbers continue to reflect the obvious dearth of women like me. [...]  My primary advice to young people is to seek mentorship as early as possible. Take advantage of many architects like myself who are willing to expose you to our studios, our staff, our work, and our own experiences.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're unaware of her name, you know of her work. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/741668/zena-howard" rel="nofollow" >Zena Howard</a>'s contributions to the architecture profession are rooted in design strategy and advocacy. With over 25 years of experience, the seasoned architect has worked on several notable projects. As Principal and Managing Director of <a href="https://archinect.com/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" >Perkins+Will</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/49961/north-carolina" rel="nofollow" >North Carolina</a> practice, her work is a reflection of her passion as an architect, mentor, team builder, and <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6cdeb1b5773384458364e2f7dff452e2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></div>

Continue reading “Zena Howard: Architecture’s powerhouse strategist and advocate for diversity”

Virginia Savage McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses is now available in an e-book version


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70f42f3dbd78038bff1313764b8db54a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>In 1984, when Virginia Savage McAlester published the seminal A Field Guide to American Houses, the text she wrote to fill a void became an instant classic adopted by realtors, builders, architects and schools, as well as Americans who wanted to know about their own homes&rsquo; architectural style and history [...] But now, McAlester&rsquo;s field guide is truly user-friendly for the 21st century, available in an e-book version.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architectural <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/6305/discourse" rel="nofollow" >discourse</a> can be quite heavy and dense to those outside of the profession. Especially when it comes to detailed technicalities of design and construction, some claim understanding architecture may not be pedestrian enough. In the hopes of helping other's identify and understand buildings around them, <a href="http://virginiamcalester.com/books.html" rel="nofollow" >Virginia Savage McAlester</a> published a field guide to aid the public.&nbsp;

In 1984, McAlester’s digestible guide to domestic American architecture, A Field Guide to American Homes, hit the market and was quickly adopted and

Continue reading “Virginia Savage McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses is now available in an e-book version”

Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture Discuss Florida’s Architectural History and The "Chemistry of Space"


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ba/baa7b358743fbb6341046b74273f42b4.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Jacob and Mellisa Brillhart have established their place in South Florida's architectural history through their emphasis on vernacular building principles. Tapping into the area's roots of Tropical Modernism, the duo emphasize the importance of construction methodology in designing sustainable structures for hot and humid climates. The studio's design process utilizes a blend of analog and digital techniques, all while incorporating natural materials found within Florida's landscape.<br>

For this week’s Studio Snapshot, the founders of Brillhart Architecture share the importance of uncovering what makes up the emotional qualities of a space. By reflecting on their built works, the two discuss the importance of drawing inspiration from their surroundings and Florida’s vernacular architecture.  

Architecture students collaborate with European Space Agency to develop a sustainable moon base


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/30/30f763d365367a69686756a806b7c8ac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The ESA's astronaut center in Cologne, Germany, partners with universities and research institutions to study moon-related concepts in preparation for future missions. Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is one of the researchers who has contributed to the development of a promising concept for a moon base, according to a statement from ESA.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2973/space" rel="nofollow" >Space</a> may be the final frontier, but over the years technological advances has brought the idea of humans inhabiting space a lot closer. The <a href="https://www.esa.int/ESA" rel="nofollow" >European Space Agency (ESA)</a> has partnered with universities and research institutions to investigate and study concepts related to the moon and future space missions. One student in particular has presented a promising lunar base concept that not only focuses on supporting human life, but also protecting inhabitants from the moon's harsh environmental conditions. Architectural engineering student,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Imagining_a_Moon_base" rel="nofollow" >Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis</a> is in his final year the the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/25854693/national-technical-university-of-athens" rel="nofollow" >National Technical University of Athens</a>. After much research Alfatzis has <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80ea5eca19df656c9648963ac408fcfb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></div>

Continue reading “Architecture students collaborate with European Space Agency to develop a sustainable moon base”

600 years of Mexican architecture through the eyes of Candida Höfer


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b9/b9f642e0422c22fbac30a08947567628.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />German-based photographer Candida H&ouml;fer has a long list of mesmerizing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/726894/photographs" rel="nofollow" >photographs</a> and accolades. Her works primarily focus on capturing moments within empty social spaces and vacant public interiors. Through these projects, she focuses on exposing and highlighting "the social psychology of architecture". Recognized for her breathtaking large-format photos, H&ouml;fer's blend of photographic technicality and artistry are apparent in her most recent series, <em>In Mexico</em>.&nbsp;

Hospicio Cabañas Capilla Tolsá from Daniel Buren work in situ Guadalajara I 2015 © Candida Höfer, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

“Hospicio Cabañas Guadalajara III,” 2015. (© Candida Höfer, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn) Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Convento de Santo Domingo Oaxaca IV 2015 © Candida Höfer, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

In her series, images were taken during the course of her stay in Mexico while participating in a cultural exchange in Continue reading “600 years of Mexican architecture through the eyes of Candida Höfer”

How VR may be the bridge firms and educators need to share architecture


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/df854236e78f34464c3fa9d02d7cb65b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Thanks to Hugo Gernsback and his influence on science fiction and technology, his 1963 TV Glasses invention was a stepping stone for the evolution of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92794/virtual-reality" rel="nofollow" >virtual reality</a>. Fast forward 50 years and VR is now an accessible and viable option for almost everyone, especially architects and designers.

According to the AIA’s 2018 firm survey, The Business of Architecture, it has been recorded that 67 percent of large firms are utilizing VR technology within their practice. With relatively affordable VR options like the Oculus Rift, Google Daydream, and Samsung Gear, almost anyone can purchase the technology to integrate virtual reality into their design process. However, with its apparent accessibility, has VR become a critical factor in successfully communicating architectural ideas to groups like clients and students? Only so much can be seen in drawings and renderings. Architecture must also be felt to be understood, and perhaps leaping into virtual

Continue reading “How VR may be the bridge firms and educators need to share architecture”

10 great architecture job opportunities in the Northeast, outside of NYC


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/aca97069aa621b83b746a601ee70fe7f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The past few weeks have been quite "stormy" for the Northeast, no pun intended. However, with tumultuous weather seeming to make its final round and the recent win of a certain sports team, the Northeast can focus on other news worthy topics like architectural job opportunities.

For this week’s weekly job round up we’re featuring firms from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Maine, and more who are currently hiring architects, designers, PMs, and entry level architects. 

Image © SMRT

SMRT seeks an Architect in Portland, ME
SMRT specializes in the design of high-performing, programmatically complex environments for clients nationwide and across market sectors.  The idea candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of architectural experience in technical design and detailing of commercial construction projects, with a developed ability in coordinating design documents for construction. A 5 Year Professional Degree or Master’s Degree in Architecture preferred. NCARB Continue reading “10 great architecture job opportunities in the Northeast, outside of NYC”

Archinect’s Founder, Paul Petrunia, shares his true feelings about Archinect’s trolls


This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af2c389aa12f2634c3af0645016fd4c1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />With a plethora of podcasts readily available, sometimes a good one worth listening to is hard to come by. This week Archinect's very own Founder/Director, Paul Petrunia, sat down with David Lee and&nbsp;Marina Bourderonnet, from <em><a href="https://www.midnightcharette.com/home-1/" rel="nofollow" >Midnight Charrette</a></em>, to discuss an array of topics. Known for their informal, unscripted, and in-depth interviews, Paul discusses Archinect's humble beginnings back in 1997 (22 years ago!), the problem with journalism today and the faults of internet technology, expanding Archinect into print and retail, dealing with forum moderation and trolls, and much more. The entire conversation runs almost 2 hours long.

Finding a balance between light-hearted discussion and in-depth design focused conversations Midnight Charrettehas created a platform, especially for young design professionals, to hear and learn what’s out there in the profession. Known for their “brutally honest and often not work appropriate” discussions, these podcasts should be added to the must listen …