Archiculture by Evan Troxel

About the film: 

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology.

One of the directors, Ian Harris, is going to be on the next Entrepreneur Architect Podcast and I can't wait to hear about it. With names like Shigeru Ban, David Byrne, Thom Mayne and others, there is bound to be some revealing snips of info behind the normal over-glorified curtains of the starchitect's ivory towers. We also will get to see what architecture students go through in their design studios and what makes us who we are - for better or for worse.

There's an upcoming screening at the Denver AIA convention June 21st if you're going to be there.

How to Play Whackbat by Evan Troxel

There is so much to love about this:

Basically, there’s three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.
How To Play Whackbat