Archinect - Features 2016-12-10T00:34:20-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149975649/michael-rotondi-s-gamerlab-wants-to-revolutionize-architecture-education-through-gaming Michael Rotondi's GamerLabâ„¢ Wants to Revolutionize Architecture Education Through Gaming Nicholas Korody 2016-10-31T15:41:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T00:46:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a typical media narrative, video games are responsible for social isolation, decreased attention spans, and even violent tendencies. But according to GamerLab&trade;, a new educational platform and pedagogical method developed by the LA-based <a href="http://rotolab.la/" target="_blank">RotoLab</a>, as well as an increasingly large body of research, games can offer major benefits for education, particularly when it comes to architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149973599/does-teaching-architecture-enhance-architectural-practice Does Teaching Architecture Enhance Architectural Practice? Julia Ingalls 2016-10-24T12:08:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:31:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iu/ium77cwowt85ll4k.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As if running a practice wasn&rsquo;t challenging enough, numerous <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">architects and designers also engage regularly in teaching</a>, whether it&rsquo;s giving one-off lectures around the world or teaching full studios and courses at universities. So how does teaching influence the practice of architecture, and vice versa?</p> 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/149970956/if-only-i-had-known-advice-for-prospective-architecture-students-from-former-students If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:31:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usai4p6sdtew1c7k.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Anyway you slice it, the decision to go to architecture school is a big one&mdash;one of the biggest you may make. Architecture school is notorious for its grueling academic culture, so get used to sleeping under a desk. It&rsquo;s also long (up to five years for a B.Arch, and two to 3.5 years for an M.Arch usually). Perhaps most importantly, today&rsquo;s sky-high tuition usually necessitates taking on some <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" target="_blank">debt</a>, particularly if you&rsquo;re studying in the United States. So is it worth it?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959347/sci-arc-students-step-out-of-the-studio-to-build-an-affordable-eco-friendly-home-with-habitat-for-humanity SCI-Arc students step out of the studio to build an affordable, eco-friendly home with Habitat for Humanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T21:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhg2jzhubi9e1fh4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s not that often that architecture students get to actually build a house while still in school. But a class of <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> students led by faculty member Darin Johnstone got to design and build a new home&mdash;and an affordable, eco-friendly one, at that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education Robert Urquhart 2015-12-05T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T01:09:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking stock of emergent technologies at The Bartlett and the Architectural Association in London &ndash; two of the most innovative and genre-pushing architectural education institutions worldwide &ndash; it&rsquo;s difficult to not be in awe of the possibilities. Michael Weinstock, Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design at the AA, describes the current state of just what &ldquo;emerging&rdquo; means: "I think we are at a kind of break point where we are just starting to get free of the imitation of previous ways of doing things. We've already got the efficiency, fewer people, fewer materials &ndash; that's the first goal, that's established. But let's remember that emerging technology is the outcome of an evolutionary process."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99663613/cutting-room-we-talk-with-patrick-creadon-director-of-if-you-build-it-about-the-documentary-and-the-power-of-design-education-in-post-recession-u-s Cutting Room: We talk with Patrick Creadon, director of "If You Build It", about the documentary and the power of design education in post-recession U.S. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-14T12:33:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T12:48:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/ats1dpm17tp9d2xc.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>If You Build It </em></a>documents a year in the classroom of <a href="http://www.projecthdesign.org/" target="_blank">Project H</a>, an experimental design-build workshop for high school students in Windsor, North Carolina. Guided by designer Emily Pilloton and architect Matt Miller, the creators of Project H, ten high schoolers set out to design and build a farmers&rsquo; market hall for their town, in the hopes that it will help invigorate the local economy and inspire other community-minded projects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/65758020/student-works-beyond-prototype Student Works: Beyond Prototype Jason Ivaliotis 2013-03-21T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T18:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/ir0jhr1zqc4itl24.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beyond Prototype</em> is an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at <a href="http://www.arch.columbia.edu/" target="_blank">Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation</a> by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari. This course focuses on the development of hybridized, folded meshes that simultaneously serve as both structure and building envelope. Students develop parametrically controlled tessellations and transform them into building component systems that can be built using conventional sheet stock materials. These tessellated systems are extracted from the digital realm and built at full scale.</p>