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David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram

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David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram. Pictured here: Ekene Ijeoma's
David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram. Pictured here: Ekene Ijeoma's "Wage Islands," 2015. (Instagram/Ekene Ijeoma)

At The Architect’s Newspaper, we’re plain addicted to Instagram. Sure, we love seeing Brutalist concrete through “Inkwell” or “Ludwig” filters, but there’s also no better place to see where architects are getting their inspiration, how they’re documenting the built environment, and where they’ve traveled of late.

Below, we bring you some of the best Instagrams of this past week! (Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram account here.)

It was a busy weekend in New York. In Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday morning, the New Museum’s latest iteration of IdeasCity kicked off with a host of temporary wooden structures hosting keynotes by speakers like Trevor Paglen, who lectured on visual recognition technologies.

Later, on Saturday night, Storefront for Art and Architecture opened their new exhibit Souvenirs: New York IconsMore than 59 artists, architects, and designers were asked to create souvenirs for each of the city’s community districts. It was so crowded we had to escape through the Holl in the wall.

Across the pond, OMA posted renderings of their designs for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, clutch the pearls.

Danish firm 3XN demonstrated how their new children’s hospital design was inspired by the movement of two hands opening.

In 2015 inspired by #fightfor15 I created Wage Islands an interactive installation/kinetic sculpture (made from 500+ laser cut hand-assembled pieces, electromechanics and ink dyed water) which shows where NYCs low wage workers can afford to rent. This summer @prattexhibits @prattsavi commissioned a new sculpture that focuses on immigrants, who make up nearly half of NYCs workforce! Come see it tonight in You Are Here NYC: Art Information and Mapping from 6 to 8pm at 144 W 14th st. S/o @storefrontnyc for commissioning the first one, @whitebees for 3d modeling both, @jordantait @gwyls @orbitalnyc . . . . . . . . . . #fightfor15 #15andfairness #fastfoodforward #minimumwage #livingwage #wagegap #art #socialart #installationart #interactiveart #dataart #kineticart #sculptureart #parametricdesign #digitaldesign #urbandesign #interactiondesign #design #architecture #architectura #map #cartography #goegraphy #topography #gis #3d #housing #wages #lasercut

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Artist Ekene Ijeoma announced he had created a new sculpture focusing on New York’s immigrant community while reposting another sculpture we wrote about a while back that mapped out where low-wage workers can afford the rent, essentially forming islands of affordability. Still very relevant.

Otaniemi Chapel. 1957. Hiekki and Kaija Siren architects. 💛 #finland #helsinki #chapel #christianity #forestchapel

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We don’t have favorites, but our perennial fave Sir David Adjaye has the best feed of all. He recently posted from the Aalto University in Finland—a beautiful little chapel by Hiekki and Kaija Siren from 1957. Take that, Louisiana Museum (1958).

Mark the change in season as the last day of summer passes and the Autumnal Equinox greets Wiikiaami this Friday. 🍂🍂🍂 ・・・ "A traditional Wiikiaami (Wigwam) would have had a smoke hole to allow smoke from a fire to escape," said Chris Cornelius (@christcornelius). "Wiikiaami lets fire (the sun) in using light to create a "hearth". This virtual fire signifies the change in nature that is about to occur- Fall/Winter." ・・・ The morning of Friday, September 22, between 10-11:30 am, the top of Wiikiaami should be perpendicular to the sun's rays. The ellipse at the top of the installation should create the largest amount of light it is capable of on the ground within the structure. Make sure you stop by Wiikiaami near First Christian Church on Friday to say goodbye to summer, and hello to fall. #exhibitcolumbus #visitcolumbusin #wiikiaami #autumnequinox #autumnsolstice #millerprize #columbusin #columbusindiana #columbusarchitecture #firstchristianchurch

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Jetting seamlessly back to rural Indiana, Exhibit Columbus highlighted a contemporary wigwam made of copper scales by Chris Cornelius of studio:indigenous.

That’s it for today, hashtag archilovers and quote-on-quote gallerinas. See you next week for more drama.

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