Jimenez Lai leads Bureau Spectacular, an architecture and design practice based in Los Angeles. His work spans many disciplines including the publication of architectural graphic novels. In this interview, arcspace finds out how Lai uses fiction to imagine and communicate his ideas of architecture.
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In need for some reading during this year's Easter holiday? Our top five this month covers topics such as the Mexican-American Border, governmental security in the wake of terror attacks in Norway, and domestic Japanese architecture. Furthermore we'll provide an insight into Urban Squatting as practiced in Europe as well as the teaching philosophy at ALICE in Lausanne. Happy Easter!
Once again, we've hand picked a couple of the most exciting new exhibitions and events for you. For the month of April, we highly recommend you to pay the city of Aarhus a visit to get a unique insight into the character of architecture. Also, DAC is celebrating the 150 years of diplomatic relation between Denmark and Japan through a retrospective exhibition on the works of Japanese architect, Sambuichi. Furthermore, we'll guide you to Barcelona, Milan, Chicago as well as Nantes.
March 30, 2017 /
Floors made of car tyres, ceilings made of plastic bottles, and walls made of scrap wood. arcspace recently spoke with exhibition curator and Lendager Group CEO, Anders Lendager, about the exhibition, Wasteland, currently showing at the Danish Architecture Centre. ...
March 09, 2017 /
This month in 'What's New on the Bookshelf' we recommend five different books including topics as politics, architecture tradition and representations within architecture. Firstly, we'll take a look on postcolonial Nigeria and the political struggles that arose in the wake of city planning. Also, we'll provide insight in Japanese domestic architecture after World War 2 - the first comprehensive study made on the topic. And eventually, we'll take a closer look on representations and the use of photography as a means of creating architecture. Finally, the ETH Studio Basel presents their research conducted on the processes of urbanization in six different territories. ...
March 02, 2017 /
This month, we’ll guide you to different events counting a conference, architectural exhibitions and installations in both Denmark, UK and Sweden. In Denmark, Japanese architect Sambuichi investigates the architecture of Copenhagen’s underground, whilst a two-day conference in Aarhus focusing on sustainability gathers some of the leading professionals within the built industry. 100 years after the Russian Revolution, the Design Museum in London presents an exhibition reflecting on some of the ideas never realised during the Soviet era, but just remained as an idealistic imagination of the New Russia. Furthermore, the Barbican offers insight into the Japanese housing culture after 1945. Finally, the Swedish design museum presents a large retrospective exhibition on one of the most prominent Modernist architects and designers, Josef Frank. ...
February 23, 2017 /
February is the month of pavilions and in this news round up we’re unveiling to you the announcements of both the Serpentine and MPavilion architects. There has also been some much needed recognition for one of the founders of Postmodernism, Denise Scott Brown and the winners of the fictional architecture competition, Fairy Tales has been announced. All this and more on this month’s News Round Up. ...
February 09, 2017 /
Two weeks ago, the Danish Architecture Centre opened an exhibition on the principles of circular economy, titled Wasteland and so this month, we’ve hand picked a couple of books examining the theme of sustainability and circular design. One proposing methods and principles on how we maintain the lifecycle of materials and secure a positive legacy, and eventually one portraying the theme of obsolescence and its historical consequence and contrast in relation to sustainability. Furthermore, we’ll take a look on the post World War era and the need for re-humanizing in the wake of a painful period in European history. Regarding urban planning, there’s news! Both regarding the uprising of the Second Renaissance in Harlem and the comprehensive work and research resulting in the current parisian cityscape. ...