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Architecture.MNP 2009-06-30 20:22:12
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Our ninja Ivan Hernandez Quintela of Ludens [our first ‘Ninja of the Month’] contacted AMNP last week about new projects he’s worked on since the NotM feature - specifically, ?The Box? @ MUAC. In addition to his own work, Ivan shared work done by student who participated in a “Guerilla Architecture” course which he taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-30 18:15:23
Lebbeus Woods writes on the ‘Architecture of Energy’ [click the title of this post].
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-29 19:26:05
[Image: Iterations: Kunst-Haas, May 24th 2009]
I’ve been kind of ‘on record’ as being deeply unhappy, and deeply uncomfortable about that kind of situation [’starchitect’ title]… because I think every name describes a content, and the content of ’star architect’ - compared to the content of ‘architect’ - is limited. Nobody thinks the star has good intentions. A star walks over you …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-29 15:52:43
The MNP fam has decided that it was finally time we ‘officially’ went ‘green’ - even tho ninjas have obviously always lived in perfect harmony with their environment. With that in mind, AMNP was kind enough to grace the USGBC and GBCI with our membership - and my becoming a LEED AP. For us it was little more than an early …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-29 15:39:39
It’s Monday! Which of course means that many of you are back at work, staring blankly at your computer screens and trying to shake off the weekend. That said, with the current state of things, many of you are probably barely aware of what day it is - staring at the 2 new job postings that went up this week and …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-28 10:19:37
Embedded video from CNN Video
Embedded video from CNN Video
Embedded video from CNN Video
::Video Sundays, or VS, is a weekly feature here on AMNP. For more architecture-related videos, click on any Sunday in the sidebar calendar - or on the ?videos? category in the ?archjutsu? section. And don?t hesitate to submit suggestions for video features to architecture[at]myninjaplease[dot]com::
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-26 16:55:48
OBRA Architects was kind enough to share images of their URBIA Furniture System for Small Apts in Big Cities project, completed in 2007 and winner of a 2008 ID Annual Design Review Award.
Our Furniture Expansion System for Small Apartments in Big Cities, is designed for such lifestyles of minimal materiality?even if it is lopsided since these types tend to accumulate large …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-26 14:29:22
Chatham’s [Cape Cod] First Village succumbs to nature, as parts of the coast are reclaimed by the sea [images via boston.com, click the title of this post]
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-26 14:25:19
Michael Jackson, ‘The King of Pop’
August 29, 1958 ? June 25, 2009
I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of a cultural icon, Michael Jackson.
I obviously can’t speak to the controversy that surrounded so much of his life in recent memory - nor can I turn a blind eye, because he’s passed, to the possibility that the allegations …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-25 14:52:15
Not really, I assume - but San Fran has just signed mandatory recycling and composting laws into law! Crazy [click the title of this post for more, via Inhabitat].
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-25 14:42:39
The Bjarke Ingels Group has won an international competition to design Tallinn’s [Estonia] new city hall on a 35,000 square meter plot near the Linnahall building. The new design presents a cluster of volumes, housing different administrative offices and interconnecting to form atrium and/or courtyard spaces that would seem to connect to more public plazas surrounding the structure.
Bjarke Ingels, BIG, Partner-in-Charge:
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-24 15:40:38
America’s obsession with supersizing has ballooned from burgers, sodas, and lattes to SUVs, houses, and now freeways. Cities including Atlanta, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., propose to widen some freeways to 24 lanes, or 400 feet?enough space for two 747s, side by side. The El Toro ?Y? interchange in Orange County, Calif., already has 26 lanes. If this trend continues, you’ll need …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-24 13:23:45
[iMac X Inland Steel building / swiss cheese = Al Rostamini HQ by MAD]
Thanks to our ninja Chris Day for this week?s ninja math submission.
::To submit an idea for some ninja math, email us at ARCHITECTURE[at]MYNINJAPLEASE[dot]COM. For past entries, click on the ?Ninja Arithmetic? category under ?archjutsu?::
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-23 17:11:25
SullivanKreiss of St. Louis is looking for a larger firm to buy them out, as they’re hard-up for work - like so many other architecture practices lately, large and small. But don’t worry, people are saying that the recession will ‘end’ by the Fall - by which I don’t think they mean the season, if you follow me [click the title …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-23 17:07:36
Many of you [I hope] will remember our ninja - and self-described practitioner of ‘Aikido Architecture’ - Ivan Hernandez Quintela from AMNP’s first Ninja of the Month feature, where we looked at the work of Ludens [click those sidebar links & images, people]. I was recently contacted by Ivan about some of his latest work, which we’ll see today and next …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-22 19:05:24
Yes, Spaceport America actually began construction last week. And here I was, thinking that the global economy had self destructed… [more, via Arch Daily]
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-22 15:35:35
Monday! That means AMNP brings you its weekly collection of some interesting architecture-related links from around these here interwebs. I wish there were more - but we’ve been hard at work here at MNP as a whole [all the sites] on a few surprises we’ve got in the works, which we’ll be dropping on readers in a week or so …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-22 14:35:38
Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 — an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments.
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-22 02:58:26
The NY Times reports that triple deckers in New England have been hit particularly hard by the recession - my guess is that it has something to do with the overinflated prices of these great buildings, which sell (in Boston) for upwards of $400 k a floor. Sure, they’re big floors / apts, but still (click the title of this post …
Architecture.MNP 2009-06-19 16:29:22
The NY Times talks prison deisgn - in particular, ‘weel designed’ / ‘nice’ prisons, and whether they should be the norm [click the title of this post].