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Olson Kundig's Innovative Office Renovation and Expansion

10:00 - 13 July, 2019
Olson Kundig's Innovative Office Renovation and Expansion, Olson Kundig's Pioneer Building office blends historical detailing with modern accents. Image © Andrew Pogue via Metropolis Magazine
Olson Kundig's Pioneer Building office blends historical detailing with modern accents. Image © Andrew Pogue via Metropolis Magazine

Olson Kundig is one of the quintessential Seattle-based architectural practices, with a focus on creativity, experimentation, and craftsmanship that has allowed them to expand on a global scale over the past few decades. This expansion has necessitated office improvements and renovations throughout the years, the most recent of which occurred in 2018. As explored in a recent article by Metropolis Magazine, this 2018 expansion reflected key values of collaboration and flexibility, expressed through the firm's unique visual and kinetic language.

Zones Design Office / Zones Design

21:00 - 4 June, 2019
Zones Design Office / Zones Design, © Hui Wang
© Hui Wang

© Hui Wang © Hui Wang © Hui Wang © Hui Wang + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Creative World, HongShan, Wuhan, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Hui Wang, Qiwei Dai, Weijun li
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Tala Studios / Archer Architects

14:00 - 7 January, 2019
Tala Studios / Archer Architects, © Ed Reeve
© Ed Reeve

© Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve + 21

MONOARCHI Shanghai Office / MONOARCHI

19:00 - 16 October, 2018
Main office area. Image © Ripei Qiu
Main office area. Image © Ripei Qiu

Axis through the the archway and the main office. Image © Ripei Qiu gif. Image Courtesy of MONOARCHI Arched door between the meeting room and the model room. Image © Ripei Qiu main office area. Image © Ripei Qiu + 32

Revealing the Mystery Behind the Architect: What Was James Stirling Really Like?

08:30 - 14 August, 2018
© Evan Chakroff
© Evan Chakroff

James Stirling (1926-1992) was a British architect who is considered by many as the premier architect of his generation and an innovator in postwar architecture. Some of his most famous projects include the Sackler Museum, No 1 Poultry, and the Neue Staatsgalerie. Through the influence of his teacher Colin Rowe, Stirling had a deep understanding of architectural history, yet never adopted a singular doctrine. His career began with designs that were more aligned with what would later be labeled as the high-tech style, but evolved into buildings that were a series of dynamic and often colorful arrangements. Stirling’s aesthetic tropes ultimately gave the final push that broke architecture free from the clutch of post-war European Modernism as he turned the Modernist canon of “form follows function” into a hyperbole by celebrating the expression of a building’s program with his over-the-top details. Stirling’s work is still largely influential, and the recursive wave of history has shown that the underlying implications of his oeuvre remains somewhere in all architectural practice of the present day.

Running a Practice from the Road: Tips from a Digital Nomad

09:30 - 31 July, 2018
Running a Practice from the Road: Tips from a Digital Nomad, © Dan Farrar
© Dan Farrar

This article was originally published on Archipreneur by architect Chris Barnes who, with his wife Bonnie Robin, runs the practice Field Office Architecture.

There aren’t many architects I know who do not love to travel, and I’ve always felt the two things are intrinsically linked. Maybe it’s our constant quest for visual inspiration and new ideas, or perhaps our fascination for how people live their lives and how wildly that varies from border to border, and the impact that has on our physical environments.

Either way, in the age of Instagram and unavoidable envy at the seemingly constant stream of images of laptops by the beach, cocktail in hand my wife and business partner Bonnie Robin, and I were keen to try this thing called digital nomadism for ourselves.

Office Manuals from the Past Century Expose the Realities of Architectural Practice

12:00 - 14 July, 2018
Office Manuals from the Past Century Expose the Realities of Architectural Practice, © Lars Müller via Metropolis Magazine
© Lars Müller via Metropolis Magazine

The guiding principles and priorities that drive the professional practice of architecture are the subject of abundant philosophical ideas and entrenched opinions—but how can we understand the current state of the profession without sweeping generalizations? Towards that goal, OfficeUS (the experimental institution born from the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale) has published a book examining the realities of today’s architectural workplace culture based, like countless works of cultural studies across many academic disciplines, on the documents produced by that culture. Specifically, the OfficeUS publication compiles information from office manuals and workplace handbooks spanning the last century of architectural practice to offer a practical but insightful portrait of how architects organize, run, and view their own profession.

In a new interview with Metropolis Magazine, OfficeUS Manual editors Eva Franch i Gilabert, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, and Jacob Reidel explain their motivations for the project as well as their perspective on what this unique approach reveals about the culture of today’s architectural practice.

See Ricardo Bofill's Converted Cement Factory Studio Through The Lens Of Marc Goodwin

09:30 - 4 March, 2018
See Ricardo Bofill's Converted Cement Factory Studio Through The Lens Of Marc Goodwin, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

Architecture photographer Marc Goodwin is continually adding to his world atlas of architecture offices. While photographing studios in Barcelona, Goodwin spent a little extra time at the post-World War I cement factory Ricardo Bofill transformed into his studio, gardens, and residence. After the cement-filled silos were uncovered, Bofill defined a new structure and program for his architectural fortress.

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 11

How To Tell if You've Earned a Raise

09:30 - 4 December, 2017
How To Tell if You've Earned a Raise, © Andrea Vasquez
© Andrea Vasquez

One of the rising conversations in the architecture world in recent years has been the issue of architects' salaries. But how much are you worth? When is it time to ask for that much-needed raise? Two key elements to successful salary negotiation are timing and asking for the right reasons.

First, what do you deserve? Raises are earned, but there is a certain amount of money you deserve. For US salary data, check the AIA Compensation Report, which is updated annually. If you live internationally, see if you can find a similar resource for your country or city. Unless you are performing below average (coming in late, not being productive, or worse, setting back the office’s productivity), you shouldn’t be making a below-average salary.

Once you have an equitable starting salary, how can you tell if you’ve earned a raise from there? You may have earned a raise if...

6 Young Firms Selected as Winners of the 2017 Architectural League Prize

16:00 - 3 May, 2017
6 Young Firms Selected as Winners of the 2017 Architectural League Prize, Big Will and Friends; Syracuse, New York and Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2016 / Architecture Office. Image © Ioana Turcan
Big Will and Friends; Syracuse, New York and Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2016 / Architecture Office. Image © Ioana Turcan

The Architectural League of New York has announced the winners of the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Established in 1981, the prize has grown to become one of North America’s most prestigious awards recognizing young architects (ten or fewer years removed from a bachelor’s or master’s degree program) for their talent and forward-thinking ideas.

Campground; Gunnison, CO; 2012-2013 / KEVIN HIRTH Co.. Image © KEVIN HIRTH Co. Intake Facility, Arrivals Concourse A (at Castle Williams); Governors Island, NY / theLab-lab for architecture. Image © Mustafa Faruki, theLab-lab for architecture Public kiosks and toilets; Ecatepec, State of Mexico; 2015 / LANZA Atelier. Image © Camila Cossio Runaway; Santa Barbara, CA; 2017 / SPORTS. Image © Elliot Lowndes + 16