Archinect - News 2014-04-16T12:02:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98067795/monu-20-on-geographical-urbanism-released MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6yasyu4hybym0uy.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. Nikos Katsikis explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution "On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. <strong><em>Nikos Katsikis</em></strong> explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution <strong>"On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization"</strong>, putting the discussion of the <strong>20th</strong> issue of <strong>MONU</strong> on the topic <strong><em>"Geographical Urbanism"</em></strong> in a historical context. For <strong><em>Bernardo Secchi</em></strong> this is not much of a problem as he is no fan of natural geography anyway, a position he reveals in our interview with him entitled <strong>"Working with Geography"</strong>. According to him our task today is to understand, and to learn from, natural geography, but to correct and improve it and design useful projects of artificial geography. What is important to him - and which is the reason why he considers physical geography the starting point of all his ideas on planning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98088979/update-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-extended-to-april-22 UPDATE: ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline extended to April 22 Justine Testado 2014-04-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:56:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Due to popular demand, the final deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> has been<strong> updated to</strong> <strong>April 22 at 12 a.m. PDT</strong>.</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference -- including workshops and tour -- will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles this October.</p><p>Conference: October 23-25, 2014<br>Workshops and Tour: October 20-22 &amp; 26, 2014.</p><p><strong><a href="http://2014.acadia.org/submit.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submission details</a><br><a href="http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=10335548.U23so5alUTQURvFv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit a paper</a></strong><br><a href="http://http://acadia.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=23c52ab4f14aaad88094be401&amp;id=af21a3606d&amp;e=21d689acf4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ACADIA 2014 Consent to Publish form</strong></a></p><p>You can find more details about the conference <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/acadia_2014_design_agency_-_call_for_papers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98055102/editor-s-picks-363 Editor's Picks #363 Nam Henderson 2014-04-15T00:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:27:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ch/chb84zpu2lud9je5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie</a>, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road.&nbsp;Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims</p><p>"<em>The job they do is even bigger problem because 95% what Americans build is not architecture. Nothing historic, they are big but they are not architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vya5k0x604t612ir.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>It's interesting that Jose mentions the French Cultural Center in Damascus. I've tried to find documentation of the project for years, without much luck. Jose includes a few faded slides in his lectures from time to time, but it remains a bit of a mystery.....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vxa52gz9uq0w79q.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/phokaides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petros Phokaides</a>, Loukas Triantis and Iris Polyzos penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97029910/op-ed-response-to-screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Response to Screen/Print #6, MONU's "Greater Urbanism"</a>.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jakq8hhbc6pdsj6.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian unveiled</a> plans for Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first buildings in England.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help wondering "<em>From what I see, they are proposing to build a ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98041179/university-of-utah-names-new-architecture-dean University of Utah names new architecture dean Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:49:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8617e6e1c401aecbcdd3acd1faba91a.jpg" width="464" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of Kansas faculty member Keith Diaz Moore has been selected as the next dean of the the University of Utah's College of Architecture and Planning, university officials announced Monday. Diaz Moore's term as dean is expected to begin Aug. 1, pending final approval by U. President David Pershing and the university's board of trustees.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98033706/american-academy-in-rome-announces-the-2014-2015-rome-prize-winners American Academy in Rome Announces the 2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T15:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T15:18:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cfc3b0d9436618e1e2a71f419757baa.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition at a festive ceremony in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among many other fields, the two 2014-15 Rome Prize winners in the field of Architecture are:</p><ul><li><strong>Firat Erdim</strong> (Founders Rome Prize)</li><li><strong>Vincent L. Snyder </strong>(James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/98028871/wheelwright-prize-2014-finalists-announced Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y289y5jk8f8kc8x5.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91234757/100-000-wheelwright-prize-details-announced-for-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97789711/drury-architecture-students-are-experimenting-with-virtual-reality-technology-oculus-rift Drury architecture students are experimenting with virtual reality technology Oculus Rift Archinect 2014-04-11T11:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asouort9y4s1v4hs.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the last 18 months, Assistant Professor David Beach and senior architecture student Sam McBride have been working on a program that allows designers and clients alike to physically experience a building...before a single brick is laid. This designing process Beach and McBride have developed is highly interactive. It focuses on making technology like this available for architects around the world. What's more, systems like this are becoming more available for consumers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97717344/applications-to-cooper-union-stumble-in-wake-of-decision-to-charge-tuition Applications to Cooper Union stumble in wake of decision to charge tuition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-10T17:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T21:14:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36oisajfp7snr1iu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Cooper Union], which announced last April that it would charge undergraduate students tuition for the first time, released figures on Friday that showed overall applications were down this year by just over 20 percent. [...] The new figures indicate that the admission rate nearly doubled, from 7.7 percent last year to 14.4 percent this year, which still places Cooper Union among the most selective schools in the country.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The freshmen class of Fall 2014 will be the first in Cooper Union's history to pay tuition. It remains to be seen whether Cooper Union's reputation overtime will falter, as quality considerations are matched against tuition rates and student debt, and students are given fewer options to pursue affordable education.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97566129/peter-mackeith-named-dean-of-ua-s-fay-jones-school-of-architecture Peter MacKeith Named Dean of UA's Fay Jones School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T17:06:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72c6a731c02459c0cae5817affaa56f6.jpg" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architecture professor at a Missouri university has been named the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Peter MacKeith, a professor at the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, is set to become the UA school's dean, effective July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97494509/platforms-for-architecture Platforms for Architecture Kyle Miller 2014-04-07T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:15:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bawvcr06e0nm191.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Platforms for Architecture&nbsp;</strong>is&nbsp;a discussion event that brings together leaders from three different curatorial projects that focus on the production and dissemination of experimental art and architecture. Please join us in the&nbsp;Slocum Hall Auditorium in Syracuse, New York from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 8th&nbsp;for a discussion with&nbsp;<strong>Jimenez Lai</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jonathan Louie</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Kyle Miller</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Danielle Rago,</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>James Michael Tate&nbsp;</strong>that will be&nbsp;moderated by&nbsp;<strong>Anda French</strong>&nbsp;.&nbsp;</p><p>Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the means of disseminating architectural design has varied in type, medium, and scale. From the spaces of the domestic garage to the institutionalized museum, a variety of platforms have proven to be productive in sharing new ideas and progressive design work.&nbsp;</p><p>Architectural designers constantly introduce and develop new design ideas that serve to highlight and promote movements, directions, and debates within and outside of the discipline of architecture. With new cultural trends and technological...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97493694/apply-now-for-the-10k-zgf-scholarship Apply now for the $10K ZGF Scholarship Archinect 2014-04-07T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mbz92ws1apg4ofji.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Listen up, architecture students: the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation is now receiving applications again for the annual $10K ZGF Scholarship. Read on for a brief overview:</p><p><em>ZGF is a nationally recognized architecture, planning, and interior design firm with a long commitment to the critical collaboration of architectural education and professional practice. In place since 2004, this scholarship is intended to recognize and foster students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for architecture. $10,000 will be awarded to one scholarship recipient; a currently enrolled student entering their final year in a graduate or undergraduate level, NAAB accredited, architecture program in the fall of 2014. In addition to the financial award, a summer 2014 internship in one of the firm&rsquo;s office locations will be offered to the scholarship recipient. The deadline is May 1, 2014 with the scholarship recipient selected no later than June 1...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97255930/get-lectured-university-of-queensland-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Queensland, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-04T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/40cd54usg82pk7bl.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>We have our second Australian poster from the University of Queensland, School of Architecture with their Spring lecture series, &ldquo;720+", named after the Dewey system code for architecture.</p><p>"There are parallels between the various tasks of an architecture school and the role of the contemporary library. More than just being places where one finds existing, static information, they are places that generate new knowledge...The series builds on this relationship, bringing together leading designers and thinkers, award-winners and provocateurs who are each engaged in the generation of new knowledge and w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97184423/deans-from-past-50-years-reflect-on-usc-architecture-s-legacy Deans from past 50 years reflect on USC Architecture's legacy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-03T17:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T20:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gta90y1rn1qxtspo.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last night, the University of Southern California's School of Architecture hosted a panel discussion with four former deans dating back to 1961, in celebration of the school's upcoming centennial anniversary. Moderated by current dean Qingyun Ma, the deans included (in chronological order): Samuel Hurst, Ralph Knowles, Robert Harris, and Victor Regnier.</p><p>Each dean briefly reflected on their tenure at USC, explaining their influence within the school and how they witnessed the architecture school's priorities shift alongside Los Angeles' urban development. Hurst characterized his deanship as highly affected by the social and urban turmoil of the 1960s, encouraging him to develop the school's social atmosphere. Knowles, who served as dean from 1973-1975, brought a timely interest in naturalistic and ecologically-conscious architecture with his research in solar technologies. Harris' time as dean established stronger ties between the university and the city of Los Angeles, initiating stu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97177160/get-lectured-mit-spring-14 Get Lectured: MIT, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-03T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-13T14:51:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pmny82p4mlp93wp.jpg" width="514" height="672" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Thursday's poster comes from MIT Architecture. Just like they did in Fall '13, <a href="http://twopoints.net/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TwoPoints.net </a>of Barcelona designed the school's lecture poster once again.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>MIT Architecture still has plenty of upcoming events for April. Check 'em out.</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><em>April 3</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>Sylvia Lavin </strong><br>Creative Space</p><p><em>April 4</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>John May </strong><br>Does Drawing Have a Future?</p><p><em>April 5 </em><br>10-5 pm<br><strong>&Ccedil;elik Alexander, May, Allais, Eigen, Halpern, Harwood, Hunter, &amp; Osman </strong><br>The Instruments Project, Workshop IV</p><p><em>April 7 </em><br>12:30 pm<br><strong>Marci Uihlein ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97184424/university-of-kansas-architecture-dean-john-gaunt-stepping-down-after-20-years University of Kansas architecture dean John Gaunt stepping down after 20 years Alexander Walter 2014-04-03T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T16:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de5d94ff8183e2a242440de6c85f65c5.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 20 years as the dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, John Gaunt will miss the &ldquo;intensity of the wider university community involvement,&rdquo; but looks forward to being more engaged with his students. [...] &ldquo;No regrets for those 20 years,&rdquo; Gaunt said. &ldquo;I have a sense of accomplishment and involvement and value, and the teaching part of it has been an enrichment, which from here on I&rsquo;ll have a more direct and defined involvement in, but really a different kind of challenge.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97099882/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-02T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt7u1949lsbboh01.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's Spring '14 lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 5 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120, located at 22nd and Guadalup, Austin, TX.</p><p><em>April 3-4</em><br><strong>Latitudes: A Symposium on the Architecture of the Americas</strong><br><strong>Betsy Williamson</strong> / Williamson Chong architects, Toronto, Canada<br><strong>Joeb Moore</strong> / Joeb Moore &amp; Partners LLC, Greenwich, USA<br><strong>Joshua Aidlin</strong> / Aidlin Darling Design, San F...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96979991/editor-s-picks-361 Editor's Picks #361 Nam Henderson 2014-04-01T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:01:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qx4no0f9j1w16yq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest <strong>ShowCase: </strong>was a private <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/96413581/showcase-residence-in-weinheim-by-wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">residence in Weinheim by Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten</a>.&nbsp;<strong>megan_eleven</strong> commented "<em>I like the interior. The outside looking, I think, is not like a home, not warm enough~ I still prefer a house giving people warm and love.......This one, it looks a little cold~Just my opinion....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybij9637nmlckv2v.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eleventh edition of <strong>Screen/Print:</strong> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95560741/screen-print-11-oase-s-building-atmosphere" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an article by Juhani Pallasmaa published in 2013 in OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere</a>". The essay examines the "<em>haptic and &lsquo;dense&rsquo; spaces</em>"&nbsp;found in Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s buildings and the "<em>the importance of atmospheres in architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ur/urom20pu2q4ms4l2.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reported the news that <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> was &nbsp;announced as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u132g20eb718onnh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikvlikzmxl8d7j0f.jpg"></p><p>For his part <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/91227491/peyton-westlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peyton Westlake</a>&nbsp;felt it was a "<em>Savvy choice by the Pritzker; award an architect who does projects for all social types (disaster and ny condos alike) in beautifully constructed and detailed ways...Still, it feels about five years late</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96481159/patrik-shumacher-backhanded-compliment-to-shigeru-ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> off...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97025881/stanford-spring-lecture-series-2014-origins Stanford Spring Lecture Series 2014: Origins Kyu Kim 2014-04-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:13:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmgo6s9gc2y8jibu.jpg" width="514" height="822" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The series features landscape architects, architects, engineers and artists working together in the building and design industry. Past speakers have included Tom Kundig, Steven Ehrlich, Joshua Aidlin and David Darling, Richard Olcott, Ricardo Legorreta, Sr. Norman Foster, Peter Bohlin, and Peter Busmann. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. All lectures are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., April and May, location - Clark Center Auditorium and Cemex Auditorium (for Symposium 5/21/14).</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the program that brought you football fans Andrew Luck, Stanford Architecture announces its 2014 spring lecture series hosted in the Norman Foster designed James H. Clark Center underground rotunda.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97022647/get-lectured-university-of-hong-kong-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Hong Kong, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-01T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:32:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmwyibr7sjpvj0i9.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from The University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 6:30 pm at Room KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, HKU. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><em>April 2</em><br><strong>Gurjit Singh</strong> / Principal, MATHAROO<br>"Succulent Thighs and Other Stories"<br>at Room 101, KK Leung Building, HKU</p><p><em>April 4</em><br><strong>Dong Yu Gan</strong> / Professor, Peking University<br>"Tectonic of Chinese Garden"</p><p><em>April 11</em><br><strong>Terunobu Fujimori</strong> / Professor, Kogakuin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems GSAPP Lecture Addresses Architecture's Role in New Democratic Systems Ayesha Ghosh 2014-03-31T18:31:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T20:59:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxow6bbdpa40xgbd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>GSAPP continued its spring lecture series&nbsp;last Thursday night&nbsp;with the Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe. The talk provided a brief interlude away from pure architecture and explored Mouffe&rsquo;s theories on counter-hegemonic radicalization of democracy by the multitude through agonistic pluralism. Considering the entire lecture was as dense as the previous statement, Mouffe began with a much-needed summary of post-modern political philosophers ranging from Negri to Virno. She pointed out how they all advocated a general strategy of withdrawal, using exodus from established hegemonies as a form of political action. While Mouffe didn&rsquo;t directly address the architect&rsquo;s role within this paradigm, she noted how artists with political intentions abandon traditional institutions (museums, galleries, etc) to instill their work with radical meaning.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxa3zhw4qxlcqttu.jpg"></p><p>Mouffe formulated her lecture to bring up two essential points to her theories of agonistic pluralism, the first elucidating how withdraw...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96947695/get-lectured-pratt-institute-spring-14 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-31T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:34:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3ss534hd5sibrp6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Monday's poster comes from the Pratt Institute, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's time and location.<br>Brooklyn campus (BK): Higgins Hall - 61 St James Place Brooklyn, NY 10238<br>Manhattan campus (M): Room 213 - 144 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011</p><p><em>March 31 </em>(M)<br>6:30 pm<br><strong>David Schreiber</strong> / President, Building Technology Associates<br>&ldquo;Sustainability&rdquo;</p><p><em>April 3 </em>(BK)<br>6 pm<br>Keynote for Poetics at Pratt<br>&ldquo;<strong>The Annual Christina Porter Art and Poetry in the Schools Lecture</strong>&rdquo;<br><strong>Rachel Levitsky</strong> / <em>The Story of My Accident is Ours...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96730819/last-reminder-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-is-april-1-update-april-22 Last reminder! ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline is April 1 (UPDATE: April 22!) Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:00:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Just a heads up that the deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> is <strong>April 22 (UPDATED!)</strong>!</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Oct. 20-25, 2014.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The conference theme is intended to highlight experimental research and projects that exhibit and explore new paradigms of computing in architecture. The theme is a purposeful instigation of work that looks at re-defining the term "Agency" through the lens of computational design strategies such as simulation, fabrication, robotics, and novel integrations from science and the media arts...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96713896/get-lectured-university-of-hawaii-at-manoa-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-28T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:04:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jhfy26aznyocwkz.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For Friday, we have our first poster from Hawaii with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture. They have two lectures left for the season.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at the University of Hawai&lsquo;i at Manoa, School of Architecture: 2410 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822</p><p><em>March 29</em><br>7:30-8:30 pm<br><strong>Craig Steely</strong> / Craig Steely Architecture<br>AIAS West Quad Conference Keynote Speaker</p><p><em>April 9</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>Yoshiharu Tsukamoto</strong> / Atelier Bow-Wow<br>archhawai'i speaker</p><p>For more details, click <a href="http://www.arch.hawaii.edu/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/96638255/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-27T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T13:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmy1h797w55cohyi.jpg" width="514" height="803" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The University of Oregon School of Architecture is back again for today with their upcoming Spring '14 lecture series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Note each lecture's time, date, and location.<br>EUG = Lawrence Hall: 1190 Franklin Blvd Eugene, OR 97403<br>PDX = White Stag Block: 70 NW Couch St Portland, OR<br>PDX = Smith CFI Showroom: 620 NE 19th Ave Portland, OR</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><strong>Hopes 20 Conference: Inevitability</strong><br>April 1-6<br><a href="http://hopes.uoregon.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info</a></p><p><strong>Prof. Dr. J.</strong> <strong>Alexander Schmidt</strong><br>Germany<br>April 7 | 5:30 PM | Lawrence Hall 177 - EUG<br>April 9 | 5:30 PM |...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93446379/new-dual-master-s-degree-in-design-and-computation-at-unc-charlotte New Dual Master's Degree in Design and Computation at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2014-03-26T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4fza8qedzcsg03y.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4a745ffdoccj753.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Ripple Wall- The Ripple wall installation, is composed of entirely friction components, exemplifying the use of digital tectonics made available through digital fabrication equipment.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline, it has expanded its focus to include the physical and virtual settings in which users interact with the machine.&nbsp; Specialties like human computer inte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96559975/get-lectured-princeton-mellon-initiative-spring-14 Get Lectured: Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-26T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:24:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9yu83zti3p34gnt.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For our midweek feature, we have the Spring '14 poster from the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities -- a three-year interdisciplinary program launched by Princeton University with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only.&nbsp; Lectures take place on Thursdays at 4:30 pm in Avery N107.</p><p><em>April 3</em><br><strong>Barry Bergdoll </strong>/ Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University; Curator - Museum o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96516608/editor-s-picks-360 Editor's Picks #360 Nam Henderson 2014-03-26T11:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8t4w2z1az6n6rq5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>In Focus</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95633153/in-focus-agnese-sanvito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based Italian photographer, </a><a href="http://agnesesanvito.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agnese Sanvito</a>.&nbsp;She described how she started taking pictures while studying Fine Arts in Bologna.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30x1vc36qpskzkbw.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, &nbsp;in the the latest edition of <strong>Student Works</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted work by students from the </a><a href="http://pzwart.nl/nl/courses/miard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> program at the Piet Zwart Institute</a>. As part of last fall's [X]City studio, focusing on a defunct submarine wharf in the Port of Rotterdam, the students explored whether interior design can give way to urban redevelopment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4as9cjaq6cgkhcb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>I found this a hard problem to wrap my head around, but a good one. &nbsp;If I understand the intent with the question - Interiors are almost strictly ROI, but urban planning is social and more. &nbsp;Therefore, &nbsp;in a way urban plans allocate the best spots for ROI interiors</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An array of international architects, engineers, academics and cultural leaders</a> have signed a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96485993/get-lectured-uca-canterbury-spring-14 Get Lectured: UCA Canterbury, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T14:02:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05j6b7gm8hfk04pa.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster features the Multistory Spring '14 Guest Lecture Series at London's University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury School of Architecture.</p><p>"Over the past ten years the UCA Canterbury School of Architecture has been running Multistory - a series of talks and events organised by students and alumni of the School. This year there have already been more than 20 lectures, debates and events at Canterbury attracting guest speakers from the architecture, design and fine arts industries.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conne...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96404678/get-lectured-clemson-school-of-architecture-spring-14 Get Lectured: Clemson School of Architecture, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-24T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T12:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/ep6lkolcrk0v8co8.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from the Clemson School of Architecture, with two lectures left in April for the season.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures will take place at Lee 111 auditorium at 1:30 pm.</p><p><em>April 4</em><br><strong>Roc&iacute;o Pina, Carmelo Rodr&iacute;guez</strong> / PKMN (PAC-MAN) Arquitectura - Madrid</p><p><em>April 18</em><br><strong>Tom Leader</strong> / Tom Leader Studio - Berkeley, CA</p><p>Recordings of previous lectures can be found <a href="https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/BrowsePrivately/clemson.edu.10914063985.010914063998" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For further details, click <a href="http://www.clemson.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96244091/mental-health-survey-at-university-of-toronto-s-faculty-of-architecture-reveals-worrisome-results Mental Health Survey at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture Reveals Worrisome Results joelleond 2014-03-23T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-03-26T13:16:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9uwj0uiip9y091n.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this month, the Graduate Architecture, Landscape, and Design Student Union (GALDSU), released the results of its first mental health survey conducted in the month of December 2013. The survey asked students to reflect on their experience at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, with questions ranging from sleeping habits to issues of physical and mental comfort. The survey forms part of GALDSU&rsquo;s Mental Health Initiative and was developed in collaboration with a doctoral candidate of the Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto.</p><p>Architecture schools have a long standing reputation as pressure cookers, where constant deadlines and a drive for innovation have created an environment where all-nighters are glorified and isolation from the outside world is prevalent. The report, now <a href="http://issuu.com/joelleon1/docs/galdsu_mentalhealth_report2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available online</a>, reaffirms that many aspects of this reputation are well deserved. A majority of students reported irregular slee...</p>