Thirty years after the appearance of his seminal book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, Charles Jencks discusses the state of modernism with Building Design.
The first issue of the ArchNet International Journal of Architectural Research is now available for download. The blind-reviewed publication—which seeks to bridge theory, research, and practice in architecture, design, and urban planning—will be published on the web three times a year. ArchNet is an online community site developed by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in conjunction with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Created by Minneapolis planning firm CharetteCenter Town Design, StreetSections is an online “urbanism research tool” featuring photos of great streets from around the world, such as Water Street in Excelsior, Minn. (right). Visitors can tour all of the images in the database or search streets by various criteria.
Architect Rob Annable, who writes the excellent blog no2self.net, has established a destination for viewing “found footage pertaining to making spaces, places, objects, actions.” At press time the site had 39 videos, including a home movie of the Bauhaus Dessau building, the work of various architecture firms, the TED Prize acceptance speech given by Architecture for Humanity's Cameron Sinclair, and, of course, Monty Python's “architects” sketch.
“On Earth, we have floor, walls, and ceilings. However, in microgravity, when you can float around, everything can become a floor or a wall or a ceiling.” So notes Christopher Lloyd, a student at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture in Houston. Lloyd and others at the center were interviewed for Space Architecture, a five-minute short that's part of the Futures Channel's “real world movies” series. Founded in 1999, the Futures Channel creates and distributes multimedia content for students about scientists, engineers, and others who shape the world of today and create the world of tomorrow.