Archinect - Features 2016-12-09T18:34:04-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149970062/frank-gehry-liz-diller-rem-koolhaas-and-others-share-crucial-moments-in-their-education Frank Gehry, Liz Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Others Share Crucial Moments in Their Education Julia Ingalls 2016-09-30T12:19:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T00:02:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywiaeuf3pp6efu35.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of education in shaping a visionary architect? Several contemporary architects reflect on how the environment, curriculum, and tangential opportunities of their formal learning influenced and shaped their design sensibility.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149964897/7-famous-architectural-dropouts-and-autodidacts 7 famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts Julia Ingalls 2016-09-09T11:11:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T11:19:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8h/8hficp6n6igfcxup.jpg" width="500" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don&rsquo;t tell the architectural students with six figures of debt, but that education of theirs might not be entirely necessary&mdash;especially when one looks at the ranks of famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts. These accomplished designers either didn&rsquo;t complete their formal education or simply forged their own path by virtue of teaching themselves how to design. No matter how they dodged formal education, all of these figures pursued a passionate love of their field.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145207555/working-life-does-taliesin-s-collaborative-and-pedagogical-domesticity-suit-the-21st-century Working Life: Does Taliesin’s collaborative and pedagogical domesticity suit the 21st century? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:17:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0roxfadf7hgaucjh.jpg" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded at a time when Frank Lloyd Wright was floundering financially, Taliesin&rsquo;s blend of education and site-bound intimacy has created a custom domesticity. As the site for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin combines both passion and white-knuckled acumen, teaching its student inhabitants to thrive with scarce resources and a generous community.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping Justine Testado 2014-08-04T10:10:00-04:00 >2015-12-11T13:49:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/ji3dwyrpbryyfm5h.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Waste House at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" target="_blank">University of Brighton</a>'s Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the house is also worth noting. The project leader, <a href="http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/" target="_blank">BBM Architects</a>' Director and University of Brighton Senior Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, collaborated with a total of 253 undergraduate students, apprentices, and volunteers in the designing and constructing of the Waste House. As students experimented with new applications for these everyday materials, they also learned that it doesn't just have to end up in a landfill.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture Justine Testado 2014-05-23T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ed/edl8pbxkx206c89g.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tucked in at the edge of USC&rsquo;s campus, along downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, stands Southern California's first accredited architecture program, which has spent the past year celebrating its centennial class of students with a variety of school events. At the resolution of the academic year is USC School of Architecture's Blue Tape, a two-day climactic event showcasing work from throughout the year, across all disciplines and student levels.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop Prototyping: Tiny House Design Workshop Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-27T16:13:00-05:00 >2014-07-03T13:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o2/o2vtt1pabo2hfczt.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Workshops can open up architectural education to those beyond the university community, rolling theory and practice into concentrated and productive sessions.&nbsp;<strong>Prototyping</strong>, a new feature series&nbsp;on Archinect, will highlight some of the more ambitious and intriguing workshops out there, to show how they're being put together and what they produce.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92938847/showcase-archaeological-pavilion-by-kadawittfeldarchitektur ShowCase: Archaeological Pavilion by kadawittfeldarchitektur Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-07T09:39:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T20:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2rs9g46ngrzaopb.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a>&nbsp;is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/90770863/showcase-abedian-school-of-architecture-by-crab-studio ShowCase: Abedian School of Architecture by CRAB Studio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T10:02:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T14:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d7/d7r2jreb0f15ig2c.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit 7 Lessons from the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-07T10:45:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T07:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l3/l3neq8xemjrpbvoz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just over a year ago, the <em>Architectural Review</em> published &ldquo;Alternative Routes for Architecture&rdquo;, calling for a drastic reinterpretation of architectural education in the face of rigid institutions and extreme financial strains. Certainly this demand is older than a year -- as we allow technology to knit information more thickly into our cultural fabric, we question the nature of education at large as having a physical place and hierarchy, through systems such as MOOCs or mobile workspaces. Add prohibitively high costs, followed by debt and depressing unemployment rates, and the architect is getting fit to reconstitute itself as newly relevant and multi-faceted professional.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star Student Works: Fallen Star Elif Erdine 2012-09-05T10:00:00-04:00 >2012-12-13T23:08:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f3/f3uns05w3rd7qt6x.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &ldquo;Fallen Star&rdquo; is an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception. It is the final working prototype of the Architectural Association (AA) DLAB Visiting School which took place in AA London and AA Hooke Park during July 23 &ndash; August 5, 2012.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/34746431/contours-the-divisions-that-bind-us CONTOURS: The Divisions that Bind Us Guy Horton 2012-01-16T20:28:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T23:49:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/kreqjmws7jfblx6e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As if the narratives and infographics of Occupy weren&rsquo;t loud enough by now, Catherine Rampell, an economics reporter for <em>The New York Times</em>, decided to bang the drum a little louder by writing &ldquo;<a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/want-a-job-go-to-college-and-dont-major-in-architecture/" target="_blank">Want a Job? Go to College, and Don&rsquo;t Major in Architecture</a>&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2137405/a-conversation-with-michael-woo A Conversation with Michael Woo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-07T20:02:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ad/adwm03e0blue59ge.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><i>By Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</i> &nbsp; <p> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Woo" target="_blank">Michael Woo</a> is the dean of California Polytechnic University, Pomona the College of Environmental Design which contains departments of&nbsp;Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. He is a familiar name in Southern California. Mr. Woo has served in Los Angeles City Council and ran for the mayor's office in 1993 as the Democratic candidate, losing by a small margin to Republican candidate and businessman Richard Riordan. A planner by education, Mr. Woo is a unique dean for a design school with the background of an established politician and, to a degree, an environmental activist. I sat down with him last December in his office and had this conversation.</p>