Archinect - News 2016-02-08T12:16:41-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147447991/sci-arc-launches-meat-a-curatorial-summer-program SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T20:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T14:34:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm72ma42wrf5u48u.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the short time since Hernan Diaz Alonso assumed directorship of SCI-Arc, the prestigious architecture institute has already seen quite a few changes. Adding to the roster of programs at the newly-founded&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a graduate center focusing on something like the "edges" of the rapidly-expanding discipline, SCI-Arc has just announced "MEAT", or "Making Exhibitions in Architecture Today", a graduate-level summer program for aspiring architecture curators.</p><p>Helmed by the respected theorist (and UCLA faculty member) Sylvia Lavin, MEAT intends to introduce summer students to the "intellectual and curatorial potentials in architectural exhibition practices".</p><p>The program will comprise a three and a half week course following an "intensive schedule of seminars and excursions," notably to local museums, galleries, and studios. Guest lecturers will include Sarah Herda of the Graham Foundation, Paola Antonelli from MoMA, and Giovanna Borasi from the Canadian Centre for Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mw6q4n71dxqkge1f.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Launching MEAT...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:46:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424673/get-lectured-kent-state-university-cudc-spring-16 Get Lectured: Kent State University CUDC, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:53:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u43cj3mqsi7tg2er.jpg" width="514" height="683" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/CAED" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68051486/kent-state-university-cleveland-urban-design-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative</a> (CUDC).</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures will take place from 12-1 p.m. at the CUDC, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Casey Poe<br>"Florence Studies"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Felipe Correa<br>"Urbanism Primer: Approaches to City Design in the 21st Century"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 19</strong><br>Adil Sharag Eldin<br>"Sustainability and Mecca&rsquo;s Grand Mosque Third Expansion Project"</p><p><strong>Feb 26</strong><br>Doug Steidl<br>"International Travel and Lessons Learned"</p><p><strong>March 4</strong><br>Kelley O&rsquo;Brien<br>"Societies with No Form"</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Sai Sinbondit<br>"In ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147346680/get-lectured-university-of-virginia-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Virginia, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-04T15:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T17:24:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukumnfaen7otudf9.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/uva_sarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153, unless otherwise noted. Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Burak Erdim&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 15</strong><br>Jorge Otero-Pailos / Columbia University</p><p><strong>Feb 22</strong><br>Jenny Roe / DeShong Professor of Design + Health, UVA</p><p><strong>Feb 29</strong><br>Adam Yarinsky / ARO</p><p><strong>March 14</strong><br>Richard Guy Wilson /&nbsp;Commonwealth Professor, UVA</p><p><strong>March 18</strong><br>Dan Wenk / National Park Service</p><p><strong>March 21</strong><br>Jack Waite / JGWA Architects</p><p><strong>March 28</strong><br>Howard Burns / Harvard University</p><p><strong>March 31</strong><br>Alice Friedman / Welle...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146672128/practice-sessions-a-way-for-students-to-practice-practice "Practice Sessions:" a way for students to practice practice Sponsor 2016-02-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T20:38:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0bqog7vjeez33pc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A practice session is different than the real thing, the big game, the final performance. All the pressures and impingements of the real thing are present&mdash;its rules, constraints, and mandate to perform&mdash;but it&rsquo;s also just practice. It happens again and again, and the awareness of that repetition, of any one session being just another in an extensible chain that stretches backward and forward, grants certain permissions: risks can be taken, roles can be rehearsed and reassigned, embarrassments are quickly forgotten,&nbsp;&nbsp; inhibitions fall away. Over time, practice makes the difficult look easy and the accumulated glitches and idiosyncrasies of each session allow for unanticipated discoveries. Practice sessions are real, and then some.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/561yc9kxpmhwxqxt.jpg"></p><p>Over the next five years, ten architectural practices will be invited to Taubman College to run a Practice Session. Each session centers on an immersive four-day design charet...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147271960/get-lectured-usc-spring-16 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-03T17:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T17:12:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>A selection of upcoming events are listed below.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>4 Architects Panel: Errors, Estrangement, Messes &amp; Fictions: Exhibit Panel</p><p><strong>March 9</strong><br>Etienne Iliffe-Moon / Director of Industrial Design with BMW Group Designworks</p><p><strong>March 7-11</strong><br>Career Week - workshops and discussions for students</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Career Connections: Firm Fair</p><p><strong>March 14-25</strong><br>Campsites Exhibition</p><p><strong>March 21-25</strong><br>Architecture in Spain, China &amp; Japan</p><p><strong>March 30</strong><br>Frei Otto: Spanning the Future -&nbsp;film screening (premie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147192471/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-spring-16 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-02T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T13:44:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jgcpyibywyjhw1w.jpg" width="514" height="788" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo,&nbsp;School of Architecture and Planning</a>.</p><p>Their Spring '16 series focuses on 'Shipping Architecture', an intermittent series of events that pairs speakers whose work may have as-yet unknown relationships. The word "shipping" is used colloquially, in reference to relationships, celebrity couples or imaginary ones. In this series, Shipping "serves as a structure that is playful but also productive of new discourse."</p><p>All events take place at 6 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall, unless noted.</p><p><strong>Feb 17</strong><br>Ron He...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146891497/get-lectured-penndesign-spring-16 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-01T15:47:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riu0f64ovahpjm7z.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania School of Design</a>.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>POSTPONED; NEW DATE TBA</strong><br>"Batteries, Fuel Cells, or Fuel Economy: Where Will Gasoline-Saving Policy Lead?"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Christian Gollier / Professor of Economics, University of Toulouse<br>"Economic, Political and Social Considerations for Universal Carbon Pricing"</p><p><strong>Feb 4</strong><br>Thomas Balsley / Principal, Thomas Balsley Associates, New York<br>"Uncommon Ground"</p><p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Guy Thigpen / Director of Analytic Sciences, Philadelphia Land Bank&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Chris Miller / Pre...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146730923/get-lectured-ryerson-university-winter-16 Get Lectured: Ryerson University, Winter '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-27T12:53:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T13:09:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ot6gphbs2nlv34n.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/30267218/ryerson-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryerson University</a> Department of Architectural Science in Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p>Below are upcoming events. Lectures take place&nbsp;at 6:30 p.m. in The Pit (ARC 202), Ryerson University - 325 Church Street, Toronto.</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Chris Jofeh / ARUP</p><p><strong>Feb 25</strong><br>Alfonso Medina / T38 Studio</p><p><strong>March 10</strong><br>Susannah C. Drake / DLand Studio</p><p><strong>EXHIBITIONS</strong></p><p>All exhibition receptions will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University</p><p><strong>Jan 25 &ndash; Feb 12</strong><br>2015 Graduate Thesis Work Department of Architectural Science<br>Opening Event: Jan 28</p><p><strong>Feb 22 &ndash; Mar...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146579679/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-spring-16 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-25T14:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T15:00:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vckcdavvgfnfg6j.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University GSAPP</a>. Upcoming events are listed below.</p><p><strong>Jan 25</strong><br>Joshua Bolchover and John Lin / Rural Urban Framework<br>Response by Amale Andraos</p><p><strong>Jan 29</strong><br>Architecture in Print: New Approaches to Graphic Design<br>Yoonjai Choi, Glen Cummings, and Neil Donnelly<br>Response by Michael Rock and Susan Sellers</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Zhu Pei / Studio Pei-Zhu<br>Response by Jeffrey Johnson</p><p><strong>Feb 4</strong><br>Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1965&ndash;1975<br>Les Levine with Michelle Kuo, Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta<br>Exhibition Opening and Discussion</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Frank Barkow / Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window Alexander Walter 2016-01-21T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-01-21T17:49:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iu2mdlqx9i4vxagw.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at University College London (UCL) claim that a &ldquo;revolutionary&rdquo; new type of window could cut cleaning costs in tall buildings and reduce heating bills by up to 40% thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, and thermochromic coating. The prototype, revealed today, has conical nanostructures engraved on its surface that trap air and prevent all but a tiny amount of water coming into actual contact with the glass.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The lead UCL researcher said this would be a big draw for high-rise building owners, since the cost of cleaning the windows surpasses the cost of installing them after the first five years."</em></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127790631/how-smart-tintable-glass-will-reduce-our-needs-for-air-conditioning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145043730/this-nano-membrane-toilet-could-solve-the-world-s-sanitation-crisis-and-charge-our-phones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Nano Membrane Toilet could solve the world's sanitation crisis &ndash; and charge our phones</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146200749/adjaye-shop-and-sn-hetta-emerge-as-finalists-in-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex-competition Adjaye, SHoP and Snøhetta emerge as finalists in Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex competition Alexander Walter 2016-01-20T15:36:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T18:49:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6qy3ynsa2rxo5yk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Syracuse University is one step closer to selecting a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC Selection Committee, made up of faculty, staff, students, and design professionals, recently reviewed the qualifications of 28 of the world&rsquo;s foremost architecture firms. [...] has selected three finalists to advance to the final round of the competition. The finalists are: Adjaye Associates; SHoP; and Snohetta.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Notably, each of these firms is among the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven finalists</a> currently vying for the opportunity to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago," the school's announcement goes on to say.</p><p>More Syracuse Architecture news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143604710/two-syracuse-architecture-faculty-members-think-glocal-as-school-launches-new-design-energy-futures-ms-concentration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Syracuse Architecture Faculty Members Think "Glocal" as School Launches New Design | Energy | Futures MS Concentration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132584053/syracuse-university-student-and-faculty-work-a-review-of-trans-inter-ference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University student and faculty work: a review of Trans(inter)ference</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136186990/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '15</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146191891/architecture-grad-students-get-canopied-field-experience-with-the-port-authority Architecture grad students get (canopied) field experience with the Port Authority Julia Ingalls 2016-01-20T13:16:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:16:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4qnjhur52jfhw47.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graduate students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture&rsquo;s Graduate Design and Build Studio program will officially begin work for the Port Authority of Houston Wednesday. The project aims to build an open shade structure for a security checkpoint where officers would check I.D.s. under the protection of a canopy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is working for the Port Authority as a grad student like interning for the government, especially when "The $75,000 [grad-student designed] project is more cost effective than the previous designs that would&rsquo;ve cost between $200,000 to $400,000"?</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139051283/the-school-of-helpful-knocks-the-experiential-pedagogy-of-design-build-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The school of helpful knocks: the experiential pedagogy of Design Build Research</a></p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pt/ptvkxaumgt9wm1to.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146191885/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-20T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:03:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;with their upcoming Spring '16 lecture series.</p><p>All lectures begin at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 27</strong><br>Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Renaud / Babin + Renaud, Paris; &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville<br>at&nbsp;Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>Philippe Rahm / Philippe Rahm Architects - Paris<br>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 17</strong><br>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, Madrid and New York<br>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 24</strong><br>James Rojas / PLACE IT!, San Diego<br>Goldsmith Ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146153336/editor-s-picks-440 Editor's Picks #440 Nam Henderson 2016-01-20T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:36:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x49wlwexbwa5dt7p.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;profiles <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145190627/making-space-and-a-business-one-thread-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the work of Samira Boon</a> who in in recent years "<em>has turned to an interesting series of <a href="http://www.samiraboon.com/category/work/research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">research-led design projects</a> focusing on making 3D fabrics</em>"&nbsp;and immersed&nbsp;herself "<em>in research on structural textiles</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po5vge2913szi0xz.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;rounded up the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Reaction to the news of Aravena's 2016 Pritzker</a>.&nbsp;His closing line "<em>it remains important to avoid disciplinary self-satisfaction and inflated self-importance, particularly when we still consider a bronze medal conferred by an international hospitality conglomerate as among the highest achievements possible.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/VirgilioRico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virgilio Rico</a>&nbsp;believes&nbsp;"<em>We will never end homelessness but we can provide housing solutions that procure not only dignity but that also fulfill the spiritual needs of the people, and Aravena does that. Maybe for many that's not enough to be deserving of the Pritzker Price, but his awarding definitely sends a political message to everyone in the industry; we should care about things other than the aesthetic and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146115557/get-lectured-nyit-spring-16 Get Lectured: NYIT, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-19T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T11:23:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zb9c25mq3oo41r0.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277909/new-york-institute-of-technology-nyit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology</a>. Lectures are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. (March 1 lecture begins at 6 p.m.). Note each lecture's location.&nbsp;Center Gallery is open M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</p><p><strong>Feb 2</strong><br>Mathew Ford and Jason Van Nest / Assistant Professors, NYIT School of Architecture and Design - New York<br>"SIMULATING PARADOXES"&nbsp;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, Manhattan campus&nbsp;</p><p><strong>March 1</strong><br>Stephen Kieran / Principal Architect, KieranTimberlake - Philadelphia<br>"UNDERSTANDING PLACE:&nbsp;7 Years Researching Dhaka, Bangladesh"<br><em>Exhibition:...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146042310/get-lectured-uic-barcelona-foros-2016 Get Lectured: UIC Barcelona, Foros 2016 Justine Testado 2016-01-18T14:49:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:53:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8x/8x2qexd44bfaz0be.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/ArchitectureUICBarcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UIC Barcelona School of Architecture</a> with their 2016 Foros lecture series: "Origin." Returning for its 11th cycle, the 2016 cycle "invites reflection on the origins of ideas, something that can be invisible and hard to describe but often capable of changing circumstances."</p><p>Lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. on campus.</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Christoph H&ouml;lscher &amp; Victor Schinazi / Directors of Cognitive Science - ETH Zurich&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 15</strong><br>Luis Mart&iacute;nez Santa-Mar&iacute;a</p><p><strong>Feb 29</strong><br>Arquitectura-G</p><p><strong>March 14</strong><br>Harquitectes</p><p><strong>April 18</strong><br>Baukuh</p><p><strong>April 25 </strong><br>Pascal Flamme...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145677946/stanford-anderson-head-of-mit-s-department-of-architecture-from-1991-2004-has-died Stanford Anderson, head of MIT's Department of Architecture from 1991-2004, has died Julia Ingalls 2016-01-14T09:58:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T20:58:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvdjprr3ogz13nun.jpg" width="364" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the country&rsquo;s leading architectural historians, [Professor Stanford] Anderson joined the faculty in 1963 for an extraordinary career at MIT that spanned more than 50 years. But Anderson&rsquo;s profound contributions as an author and intellectual, his colleagues say, are matched by his influence on MIT and how he formed the department&rsquo;s shape and stature today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122732395/revisiting-case-conference-hosted-by-mit-htc-5-2-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting CASE Conference Hosted by MIT HTC - 5/2/15</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142833231/zoom-in-zoom-out-hashim-sarkis-dean-of-mit-s-school-of-architecture-planning-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoom In, Zoom Out: Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT's School of Architecture + Planning, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #5</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139888066/mit-launches-three-year-collaboration-with-london-s-soane-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT launches three-year collaboration with London&rsquo;s Soane Museum</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l5kvkt8j78dkjdjl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145653004/what-does-president-obama-s-final-year-in-office-mean-for-architecture What does President Obama's final year in office mean for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2016-01-13T13:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-26T13:20:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aefrzjr6nt83s24m.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>President Obama gave his final State of the Union speech last night, which prompted the AIA to issue a statement outlining policies it feels President Obama and Republicans in Congress should enact this year in order to bolster the health of the architectural profession. These include:</p><p>&bull; Strengthening the Historic Tax Credit</p><p>&bull; Passing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95485007/architects-laud-introduction-of-bipartisan-national-design-services-act-as-way-to-cut-spiraling-student-loan-debt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The National Design Services Act</a></p><p>&bull; Retaining 2030 energy efficiency targets for federal buildings</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oc/ocbbr3i4imvnlojh.jpg"></p><p>The majority of these initiatives are designed to ease financial burdens, both by reducing student debt while stimulating tax incentives for construction (the AIA advocates for making the&nbsp;179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction permanent). Among other things, The National Design Services Act allows students to work off their academic loans through community service, while the AIA describes the Historic Tax Credit as a method of "promot[ing] investment in the buildings that make America what it is today." Archinect plans to follow the state of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145603251/get-lectured-university-of-miami-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Miami, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-13T12:36:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T21:14:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/9250j9fq6xeqnxoh.jpg" width="514" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/5208403/university-of-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami School of Architecture</a> shared upcoming events for three of their lecture series for the Spring 2016 term.</p><p><strong>Tecnoglass Lecture Series 2015-16: </strong>A&nbsp;year-long program of lectures, interviews, and symposia focused on a theme that is of particular relevance to SoA. This year's theme, &ldquo;Miami and the Tropical World&rdquo;, examines issues such as climate and its influence on architecture and cities, vernacular traditions and their ability to adapt for resiliency and sustainability and transformation in rapidly growing and emergin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145590405/university-of-kansas-alumnus-launches-architecture-scholarship-for-students-from-rural-areas University of Kansas alumnus launches architecture scholarship for students from rural areas Justine Testado 2016-01-12T17:51:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T21:14:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/tepxbkuj2zjpb6yh.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[University of Kansas alumnus + architect Michael Cummings] and his wife have donated $1.6 million to establish the Michael A. Cummings Scholarship for architecture students at KU, with a preference for those from rural communities...'I&rsquo;m hoping this scholarship will help some people who will have a similar experience to what I have had, which is to find a career that wasn&rsquo;t on their radar and from there to end up with a wonderful and fulfilling career.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read the University of Kansas' full press statement&nbsp;<a href="http://news.ku.edu/2016/01/11/passion-education-reading-sparks-couples-plan-2-million-estate-gift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141361582/2015-ncarb-awardees-to-implement-new-curricula-to-expand-and-reposition-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 NCARB Awardees to implement new curricula "to expand and reposition practice"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143528475/encroaching-on-the-green-belt-uk-loosens-protections-on-rural-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encroaching on the green belt: UK loosens protections on rural land</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140343455/suicide-rates-are-higher-in-rural-areas-than-in-cities-but-why" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than in cities, but why?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138415154/hello-wood-s-project-village-shifts-architectural-focus-from-urban-to-rural" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello Wood's "Project Village" shifts architectural focus from urban to rural</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145464248/2015-year-in-review-editor-s-picks-439 2015 year in review - Editor's Picks #439 Nam Henderson 2016-01-12T17:22:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T23:00:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw1buc3z7iff7lvz.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As my own contribution to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/683966/2015-year-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s 2015 year in review</a>,&nbsp;I have gathered a sampling of the News, Blog posts, Discussions and Features from last year (or even further) that touch on key themes of 2015, look to projects/awards/openings coming in 2016 or in some-way reference either 2015 or 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wun5nruqvz56dzw2.jpg"></p><p>To start, <a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More</a>&nbsp;in which he insists "<em>parametricism has matured and can now take on serious, relevant work. The days of adolescent muscle-flexing are over &ndash; the real work has to begin</em>".</p><p><strong>Daniela Ghertovici</strong> found it refreshing "<em>not because Schumacher is advocating apathetic callousness in the face of political problems, but precisely because so many (academic) architects waste precious time and resources attempting to solve macro political problems within a discourse that is entirely impotent to solve such problems.</em>"&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zsvsaizy33237mxb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, The Royal Institute of British Architects will present the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, to Dame Zaha Hadi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145578341/get-lectured-cal-poly-pomona-winter-16 Get Lectured: Cal Poly Pomona, Winter '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-12T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T04:21:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xm5fsbl3a9nelqyv.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona, Department of Architecture</a>&nbsp;with their Winter '16 series.&nbsp;</p><p>Lectures take place on Fridays at noon in the IDC (building 89).</p><p><strong>Jan 15</strong><br>Michele Saee / Saee Studio&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 29</strong><br>Jennifer Marmon / PAR&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Wonne Ickx / Productora&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 26</strong><br>Annie Chu / Chu-Gooding Architects&nbsp;</p><p><strong>March 4</strong><br>Patrick Tighe / Tighe Architects&nbsp;</p><p>For more info, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cpp.edu/~arc/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the <em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy Alexander Walter 2016-01-11T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:32:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59a36227f372036ed225d3b9e89f66b0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to a team of researchers at MIT, both scenarios may be possible before long, thanks to a new material that can store solar energy during the day and release it later as heat, whenever it&rsquo;s needed. This transparent polymer film could be applied to many different surfaces, such as window glass or clothing. [...] the new finding could provide a highly efficient method for storing the sun&rsquo;s energy through a chemical reaction and releasing it later as heat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139027144/mit-s-new-kinetic-blocks-enhances-ability-to-build-using-microsoft-kinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's new "Kinetic Blocks" enhances ability to build using Microsoft Kinect</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142833231/zoom-in-zoom-out-hashim-sarkis-dean-of-mit-s-school-of-architecture-planning-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoom In, Zoom Out: Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT's School of Architecture + Planning, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #5</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145267759/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-16 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-08T13:25:00-05:00 >2016-01-08T16:30:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjl5wpx2fnzn3v9z.jpg" width="514" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon, Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.&nbsp;EUG = Eugene campus;&nbsp;PDX = Portland campus</p><p><strong>SHANGHAI XIAN DAI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GROUP</strong> - Shanghai<br>EUG - Jan 11, 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall. Room 206<br>PDX - Jan 12, 2:30 p.m. at White Stag Block. Room 150</p><p><strong>HALLGEIR HOMSTVEDT</strong> / Hallgeir Homstvedt Design - Oslo, Norway<br>PDX - Jan 19,&nbsp;5:00 p.m. at White Stag Block. Room 150<br>EUG -&nbsp;Jan 20 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall. Room 278</p><p><strong>JOHN QUALE</strong> / University of New Mexico<br>EUG - Jan 25, 5:30 p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145192240/get-lectured-sci-arc-spring-16 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-07T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:33:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izh6qwxzurs2qojc.jpg" width="514" height="899" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, with their "Duels + Duets" lecture event series for Spring 2016. In addition to lectures and exhibitions, the series features unscripted conversations between some leading architecture figures.</p><p>Take a gander at the upcoming events below.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 27</strong><br>Robert Somol</p><p><strong>Feb 10</strong><br>Mohsen Mostafavi&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 24</strong><br>Peter Testa + Greg Lynn</p><p><strong>March 2 </strong><br>Ray Kappe + Hernan Diaz Alonso</p><p><strong>March 4</strong><br>Gregory Crewdson</p><p><strong>March 9</strong><br>Antoine Picon</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Close-up: SCI-Arc Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception</p><p><strong>March 14</strong><br>Timothy Morton</p><p><strong>March 16</strong><br>Michael Fried</p><p><strong>March 18</strong><br>Ellie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145117570/rejected-leonardo-da-vinci-design-will-finally-come-to-life-as-world-s-longest-ice-bridge Rejected Leonardo da Vinci design will finally come to life as world’s longest ice bridge Alexander Walter 2016-01-06T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fh9db9y95flhaqo1.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1502, at the request of the Turkish sultan, Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design for a stone bridge that would cross the Golden Horn [...]. With a span of some 240 meters, it would have been the longest bridge in the world&mdash;if it had been built. Now, more than 500 years after the sultan rejected da Vinci&rsquo;s design, a team of students and volunteers in the Finnish town of Juuka are in the process of constructing a scale model of the original drawing&mdash;out of ice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished&mdash;in ice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117657126/icecave-iceland-is-a-city-in-the-glacier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IceCave Iceland is a city in the glacier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78309477/frank-gehry-designs-icehenge-desk-for-inland-steel-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145041324/get-lectured-woodbury-university-spring-16 Get Lectured: Woodbury University, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-05T13:49:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:17:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3ewcrx5awl144nx8.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University, School of Architecture</a> with their eye-popping poster for Spring 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Free and open to the public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/991z6k7fpx5ybx9j.jpg"></p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES/BURBANK CAMPUS</strong> -&nbsp;All lectures start at 6:30 p.m. in the Ahmanson Main Space.</p><p><strong>Jan 12</strong><br>Kiel Moe / Harvard Graduate School of Design</p><p><strong>Jan 26</strong><br>T. Kelly Wilson / Indiana University, Bloomington</p><p><strong>Feb 16</strong><br>The Drawing Symposium: Heather Peterson, Gerard Smulevich, Heather Flood, Mark Ericson</p><p><strong>March 22</strong><br>Cathrine Veikos / California College of the Arts</p><p><strong>April 5</strong><br>David Giss...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144961811/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2015-16 Get Lectured: University of Toronto, 2015-16 Justine Testado 2016-01-04T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T00:53:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1gnisg2kpics1jj.jpg" width="514" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a>&rsquo;s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Collaborating with Netherlands-based&nbsp;<a href="http://catalogtree.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a>&nbsp;once more, Daniels Faculty wanted to change things up a bit for their 2015-2016 lecture series poster. Instead of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111971853/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2014-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miura-Ori fold</a>, this year's poster is, yes, wearable.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mnvkr8kmqoaemzrq.jpg"><br><em>Daniels Faculty students sporting the lecture poster in style.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 12</strong><br>"Contexts"<br>Wolfgang Lorch / Wandel Lorch Architekten, Frankfurt</p><p><strong>Jan 14</strong><br>"All green roofs are equal - but some ...</p>