Patrik Schumacher (UCLA) Nov19

Patrik Schumacher (UCLA)...

On the 18th of November, Zaha Hadid’s longtime partner gave a very interesting lecture at UCLA, Perloff Hall. The practice has been known for the paintings of Zaha Hadid even a decade ago. There was only a few construction sites of the architecture office. The Wolfsburg Volkswagen building in Germany was a great step among the BMW plant in 2000s for turning the spectacular and unique style of Zaha into a physicality. The One North Masterplan, science city in Singapore also proved the masterplan schemes are not destined to be an unbuilt cool vision. Patrik has shown astonsihing construction photos of the complex concrete structures on site in the first half of the lecture which pleased the audience who came for the fest of pretty images. In the second part of hıs lecture, Patrik almost started another lecture on his personal architectural theory. The architectural theory of Patrik Schumacher is shaped under the roof of infamous architecture school of London, the Architectural Association. Being one of the directors of the Design Research Lab (AA-DRL) Patrik has been questioning the capacity of the parametric software plug-ins in order to create more intelligent forms that are responding to the demands for using the space more efficent. He talked about orientation, for example the curving walls guiding the user through his journey in the Building. The primitive symbology of buildings as a subject being not questioned and waiting to be evaluated by architects. The very academic approach of Patrik inevitably raises questions in our heads on how the running business partnership works in Zaha Hadid Architects. Even though Hadid comes from an academic background spending years teaching AA Diploma 9, taking over the unit master position from Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zanghelis, her approach has been challenged...

Glenn Small: Recovery Room Nov10

Glenn Small: Recovery Room...

Assembly and Orhan Ayyüce present Glen Small: Recovery Room, a selection of the architect’s proposals. The show is on view from November 9 through 30. Opening reception is Saturday, November 9, 7-9 pm. Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon-6 pm. Assembly is located at 2045 S. La Cienega Blvd. Ample parking is available in the lot adjacent to WSS Shoe Warehouse at the same address. “When he saw the Green Machine, he said, ‘we’re going to build this thing.’”  – Glen Small quoting Los Angeles city planner Calvin Hamilton Oregon and Nicaragua-based architect Glen Small’s mid-career proposals still inspire radical reconsideration of our notions of environmentalism, housing, and urban development.From the 1960s-80s, a body of visionary yet mostly unbuilt designs placed Small at the centre of key discussions of architectural experimentation and ecological consciousness in California, and studying alongside him was anassumed part of one’s education during the founding decades of the Southern California Institute of Architecture.His ingenious Green Machine (1977-80), a sustainable, low income residential community using stacked Airstream trailers as interchangeable living modules, was nearly realised before funding disappeared with the start of the Reagan era. A series of further professional disappointments soon followed.Thirty-plus years later, his proposals still exist as such – not as suggestions for monuments, nor as “paper architecture,” but as thoroughly worked out architectural propositions. Projects like Turf Town (1983) are made all the more relevant by comparison with contemporary commercial development projects. Details of a work like Biomorphic Biosphere Megastructure (1969-77) may be elegant, but these qualities are never separate from a primary function as architectural program. The flickering ethos of early SCI-Arc lies at the heart of his work,though Glen Small still represents positions often considered too experimental in the current state of education and emerging practices. With this exhibition of original models, drawings, published material, and a series of events, Assembly® revisits and hosts anew the conversations and methodologies Small has sustained throughout his career. On display: Green Machine, an almost constructed vision from the late...

John Ridley @LAFilm Nov05

John Ridley @LAFilm

John Ridley was at Los Angeles Film School on 30th of September for the 12 Years a Slave screening. Meltem Öznalcı watched the movie and the Q&A for BoPaper in Los Angeles.

Troy X Jul03

Troy X

03 Temmuz 2013 – 27 Temmuz 2013, Rodeo Gallery, Beyoğlu / İstanbul Rodeo Gallery İstanbul İngiltere’nin meşhur mimarlık okulu Architectural Association‘dan Diploma 13 grubunun projelerine yalnızca ay sonuna kadar ev sahipliği yapıyor. Sergi 2011-2012 senesinde yapılmış, Truva antik kentini araştırma alanı olarak almış öğrencilerin projelerini konu alıyor. Öğrenciler katmanlardan oluşan antik kente yeni bir katman önererek günümüz modern şehrine bir eleştiri getiriyor. Ulaşım, şehirleşmenin tahmin edilemez geleceğini öncelikli olarak gündemine almış görünen projeleri Vietnam, Çin’den öğrencilerin Türkiye toprakları üzerinde ele alıyor oluşu ilginç bir sergi ortaya çıkarıyor. Projeler ağırlıklı olarak son sınıf öğrencilerine ait, sunum kalitesi de buna bağlı olarak ortalama öğrenci projesi kalitesinden oldukça yüksekte. Grubu eski bir Herzog & de Meuron mimarı olan Peter Karl Becher ve Cambridge mezunu Bartlett geçmişli Matthew Barnett Howland yönetmiş. Çalışma sürecinde Çanakkale’ye de ziyaret yapan öğrenciler tezlerinde ütopik senaryoları ele almış. Kien Pham, Truva şehrinin var olan katmanlarına plan üzerinden abartılı bir yükseklik kazandırarak bir gökdelen önerisinde bulunuyor, bu gökdelenin içerisinde asansör mekanizmaları yerine çalışma prensibi olarak “London Eye” benzeri olan bir çark sistemi ile çalışan bir ulaşım sistemi öneriyor. Öğrenci bu sistem içerisinde bekleme süresinin normal bir asansörü bekleme süresi ile aynı olduğunu buluyor. Bir başka öneride öğrenci şehir duvarlarını şehri korumak yerine, doğayı şehirden korumak için kullanıyor. Yolu Beyoğlu Sıraselviler Caddesi’ne düşen sanat ve mimarlık meraklıları için Rodeo Galeri’ye uğramak keyifli olabilir. Sergi 27 Temmuz 2013’e kadar burada olacak. Çalışmalara sahip olmak üzere ilgilenenler için sergideki parçaları satın alma fırsatı da sunuluyor. Aras Burak / Reading Office Yer: rodeo-gallery.com Proje Yöneticileri: Peter Karl Becher & Matthew Barnett Howland Proje Grubu: AA Diploma...

Temmuz’da Twitter...

Öne çıkanlar: Radikal’in habercileri, Mimarlık eleştirmenleri Temmuz ayında severek takip etmeye başladığım hesaplardan bazıları. Zor durumda olduğu söylentilerine rağmen hala gündem yaratan haberlerle çıkan Radikal’in kadrosu, Radikal gazetesi bir gün kapansa bile twitter’dan ve internet üzerinden iyi haberciliğe devam edecek gibi gözüküyor. Gazeteciler Elif İnce @elifince – Gazeteci / Radikal Özellikle İstanbul ve mimarlık üzerine yaptığı haberleri ile son bir senedir özellikle önplana çıkıyor. Ayça Örer @aycaorer – Gazeteci / Radikal Serkan Ocak @serkanocakkk – Gazeteci / Radikal Elif İnce ile birlikte Radikal’in şehir ve mimarlık üzerine Türkçe basının en kapsamlı haberlerine imza atan ismi. Yıldırım Türker @yildirim_turker – Gazeteci Mimarlar Bülent Tanju @mrtanju – Mimar Uğur Tanyeli @autanyeli – Mimar – Arredamento Mimarlık Mimarlık eleştirmeni, Arredamento Mimarlığın editörü Uğur Tanyeli de Twitter’da. Selva Gürdoğan @selvagurdogan – Mimar – Superpool Superpool’un kurucularından Selva Gürdoğan Haziran 2013 başından beri twitter kullanmaya başladı. Superpool’un resmi twitleri için @superpool_twits hesabını da takip edebilirsiniz. Haber Kaynağı T24 @T24comtr Hasan Cemal’in de katılımından sonra zaten adını sık sık duyduğumuz T24, güzel sunumu ile takibe değer bir haber kaynağı olarak dikkat çekiyor. Siz de Twitter’da takip etmekten keyif aldıklarınızı @bopaper mention ederek bizimle...

Jazz Playlist Apr23

Jazz Playlist

Here are some of the songs we take from a great musician, Kerem Görsev‘s Twitter, supporting the #cazhareketi jazz movement for Turkey. listen to the whole playlist on YouTube – BuildingOfficeTV Channel 47:18 minutes Art Tatum art tatum – blues in c (1954) Robert Farnon robert farnon – the way you look tonight robert farnon & george shearing – how beautiful is night Tony Bennett tony bennett – the shadow of your smile (1966) Frank Sinatra frank sinatra – call me irresponsible frank sinatra – fly me to the moon frank sinatra – for once in my lifetime frank sinatra – moon river frank sinatra – nice and easy frank sinatra – summer wind frank sinatra – the way you look tonight frank sinatra – witchcraft John Coltrane john coltrane & johnny hartman – dedicated to you Nat King Cole nat king cole – fascination Kerem Görsev began his adventure in music at the age of 6 when he started studying piano at the classical music conservatory in Istanbul. He continued his musical education at the Istanbul State Conservatory for twelve years until he started to play jazz. His first admirations were for Parker and Miles. After this, he has always liked bop and bebop music. This influence has been persistent throughout his professional life. Kerem Görsev never fails to mention how good he feels when listening to Bill Evans. In the early years of his career, he has performed at the various clubs in Istanbul both with Turkish and foreign musicians. He has performed in two concerts with Elvin Jones Jazz Machine in Eskisehir Festival in 1999. Recognized as a talented composer and pianist, he has started his recording with his first album “Hands and Lips” in 1994. Since then, he has produced a total of...