Archinect - News 2017-07-25T08:51:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150018742/paul-goldberger-writes-on-the-mysticism-of-louis-kahn Paul Goldberger writes on the mysticism of Louis Kahn Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T14:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn led a generation of architects away from the standard-issue modernism of glass and steel boxes, but his route was gentle, thoughtful, philosophical, and sometimes vaguely mystical, which is part of the reason that he never really became famous. Kahn&rsquo;s semi-obscurity didn&rsquo;t just extend to the cops at Penn Station: The Times obituary had to be written on deadline the night his death became known, because the obit editors hadn&rsquo;t considered him important enough to merit one in advance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his essay on Kahn, Goldberger examines methodologies of biographical writing, and explores the enigmatic aspects of the architect's identity and work.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"You get his essence almost as much through his words as his buildings. Both are somewhat spare and cryptic, and both are rich in meaning. Who else but Kahn could have said, &ldquo;A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end be unmeasurable&hellip;. what is unmeasurable is the psychic spirit.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;I want to give the wall a consciousness.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>Kahn&rsquo;s writing could dance on the edge of psychobabble, and we almost certainly would have been less forgiving if his architecture hadn&rsquo;t been as good as it was. But at their most evocative, Kahn&rsquo;s words don&rsquo;t give us insight into his buildings so much as they do him and the reasons behind his designs. Kahn spent his life in pursuit of the distinct...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018565/shane-williamson-appointed-director-of-university-of-toronto-daniels-master-of-architecture-program Shane Williamson appointed director of University of Toronto Daniels Master of Architecture program Nicholas Korody 2017-07-20T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T12:27:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31gz2zekfl2n2giu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/release/294/lecture-video-shane-williamson-incremental/141213083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shane Williamson</a>, currently an Associate Professor, has been appointed Director of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/21687/university-of-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a> Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Master of Architecture Program, effective starting July 1, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Williamson is known for his built, projected, and speculative work, much of which involves using advanced digital tools as the means to &ldquo;critically engage/transform traditional modes of construction and tectonic expression,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;His work seeks to situate digital fabrication and wood construction in a broader cultural context and link theories of design and technology to sustainable building strategies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Williamson is also the Principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/wwinc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamson Williamson Inc.</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a> -based studio that does work across a variety of scales, from furniture design to master planning.</p> <p>&ldquo;Williamson brings with him his interest in our Master of Architecture program&rsquo;s relationship to the City of Toronto and the broader profession, and his focus on th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017969/usc-s-homeless-studio-debuts-a-new-video USC's Homeless Studio debuts a new video Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T19:21:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2aezapeooswae27g.jpg" width="650" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously covered by Archinect</a>, MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio is a USC course exploring the architect&rsquo;s role in helping to solve Los Angeles' rapidly accelerating homelessness crisis.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"Getting someone off the street and into permanent housing doesn't happen right away. We are looking at lead time of 2-5 years per project. How do we help people today?"</em>- asks Sofia Borges in the freshly released video.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017681/heather-roberge-named-chair-of-ucla-department-of-architecture-and-urban-design Heather Roberge named Chair of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T19:16:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/12/12b5ppwab16in0du.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Associate Professor <a href="http://archinect.com/hroberge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Roberge</a> has been appointed to the position of chair of the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design</a> effective July 1, 2017. She will take over for interim chair, Professor <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, alongside whom she has served as interim vice chair during this past academic year.&nbsp;</p> <p>A designer and educator who has served on the faculty at UCLA since 2002, Roberge is the founder and principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/murmur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murmur</a>, an award winning practice based in Los Angeles. Roberge&rsquo;s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural, and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017658/moscow-s-new-avant-garde-museum-opens-to-the-public Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T06:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As government officials in Moscow earmark Constructivist buildings for demolition in a massive project to relocate up to 1.6 million of the city&rsquo;s residents, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Russia&rsquo;s avant-garde architecture has opened in the Shabolovka neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Avant-Garde Museum is located in Na Shabolovke Gallery, which is a part of&nbsp;Khavsko-Shabolovsky housing complex built in the late 1920s by the rationalist Asnova (Association of New Architects). It is part of a district with a rich heritage of early Soviet architecture and design, dominated by the famous hyperboloid Shukhov radio tower. Supported by private grants and volunteers, the museums features photographs, video footage, archaeological fragments, archival materials, blueprints, salvaged interior fittings such as door handle, and tools belonging to the tower's visionary engineer, Vladimir Shukov.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The idea for the space came from the local historian and activist Ilya Malcow, who has spent years collecting artifacts of the area&mdash;many of which are now on show at the museum. The neighborhood is unique, he says, because it was built virtually from scratch after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to house workers for the new factories and institutions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Olga Alexeyenk...</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017636/design-academy-eindhoven-appoints-joseph-grima-as-the-new-chair-executive-board-creative-director Design Academy Eindhoven appoints Joseph Grima as the new Chair Executive Board / Creative Director Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:46:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3we3oczmrll8xjg.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joseph Grima (40) is a graduate of <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the AA</a> and the founder of Space Caviar (Genova, Italy), a design research studio operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics and the public realm. He has extensive international experience as curator, editor and writer in the fields of design and architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph Grima</a>: &ldquo;Despite the extraordinary proliferation of design schools in recent years, there is still an acute shortage of places that actually question what design is. <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/25720887/design-academy-eindhoven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Academy Eindhoven</a> isn&rsquo;t a school where students simply learn design&mdash;they design design, and each day rethink the parameters through which it shapes society. I look forward to working with the Academy&rsquo;s exceptional staff to help them build a place in which the future is born.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017226/the-norman-foster-foundation-announces-a-program-of-education-initiatives The Norman Foster Foundation announces a program of education initiatives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j9/j9ueows2zqvffpfx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Based in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9274/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> and operating globally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Norman Foster Foundation</a>&nbsp;is a non-profit promoting holistic education and interdisciplinary thinking and research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Followed from the <em>Future is Now</em> forum held in Madrid's Royal Theater on the 1st of June, Mayor of Madrid and Lord Foster brought together leading figures in the fields of science, design, architecture, politics, art, economics and history, to&nbsp;a capacity audience of 2,000 and 75,000 online viewers.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the support of the Rolex Institute, the Foundation will host week-long events in its Madrid Headquarters in November 2017. Grants will be awarded to ten students from around the world for a series of talks, think tanks and workshops led by key individuals, including Norman Foster, on issues such as the city, infrastructure, mobility and technology.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg"></a><figcaption>The Norman Foster Foundation. Image courtesy of the NFF</figcaption></figure></figure></figure><p>In October 2017 the Foundation will feature an exhibit titled Common Futures in Madrid's Espacio Fundacion Telefonica. Create...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016793/the-new-exhibition-at-the-national-building-museum-architecture-of-an-asylum-explores-the-links-between-mental-health-and-architecture The new exhibition at the National Building Museum, 'Architecture of an Asylum', explores the links between mental health and architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T18:00:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vd2lpvo4py9byo4h.jpg" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dix made sure the hospital that became St. Elizabeths in 1916 had heat, tall arched windows and screened sleeping porches where patients could catch summer breezes. Photos, models and floor plans included in the museum exhibit show handsome brick buildings &mdash; with towers, high ceilings, open space and river views.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Washington's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/136078/national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>&nbsp;features an exhibit that tells the story of architecture of St. Elizabeths or, as originally named upon its opening in 1855, the Government Hospital for the Insane.&nbsp;</p> <p>Started by Dorothea Dix, the 19th century reformer who fought for the facility to represent healthier standards for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/122656/mental-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mental health</a> treatment, the history of the federally-operated hospital bears traces of America's changing healthcare system, evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fo/fo3tgiea8vtp79b0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fo/fo3tgiea8vtp79b0.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. Image courtesy of National Building Museum</figcaption></figure><p>"Some things cannot be cured," says Denise Everson, an architect in the D.C. area who specializes in design and health. "But I think humane treatment &mdash; I think, creative treatment &mdash; is where we should go as a community, as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016204/the-mystery-of-how-roman-concrete-has-withstood-the-sea-for-millennia-is-finally-solved The mystery of how Roman concrete has withstood the sea for millennia is finally solved Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T13:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi39nrks1hg60qkh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modern, steel-embedded concrete seawalls tend to need repair after a few decades of erosion from the endless procession of waves, but the Roman pier at&nbsp;Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy has remained solid for almost two thousand years. Scientists have finally figured out the missing ingredient of this material's longevity, and it turns out to be mineral growth after the concrete has set.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Ancient Roman Seawall at Portus Cosanus in Orbetello. Image: Wikimapia</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>This concept of concrete that grows after it has been set is something&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006999/this-bacteria-infused-concrete-heals-when-cracked" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">that others have been experimenting with</a>&nbsp;recently, but&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/03/secret-roman-concrete-survived-tidal-battering-2000-years-revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a>&nbsp;breaks this new discovery down thusly:</p> <p><em>Roman engineers made concrete by mixing volcanic ash with lime and seawater to make a mortar, and then added chunks of volcanic rock. &nbsp;The combination of ash, water, and lime produces what is called a pozzolanic reaction, named after the city of Pozzuoli in the Bay of Naples, triggering the formation of crystals in the gaps of the mixture as it sets.</em></p> <p><em>Th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016200/architects-artists-conceive-of-the-world-differently-than-other-people-study-reveals Architects + artists conceive of the world differently than other people, study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:39:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwaufx2jnkeoko20.jpg" width="650" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a study conducted by UCL and Bangor University researchers in which people were shown a Google Street View, a painting of St. Peter's Basilica and a surreal computer generated image, architects, sculptors and painters consistently conceptualized of the space differently than those with no background in these professions. As this article in <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628095931.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Daily</a> explains:</p> <p><em>The painters tended to shift between describing the scene as a 3D space or as a 2D image. Architects were more likely to describe barriers and boundaries of the space, and used more dynamic terms, while sculptors' responses were between the two. Painters and architects also differed in how they described the furthest point of the space, as painters called it the 'back' and architects called it the 'end.' The control participants gave less elaborate responses, which the authors say went beyond just a lack of expert terminology.</em><em></em><br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015519/v-a-museum-addition-includes-70m-all-porcelain-public-courtyard V&A Museum addition includes $70M all-porcelain public courtyard Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T17:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T17:44:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3u/3u8o27fe7nw4t4nt.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The bold addition features the world's first all-porcelain public courtyard, paved with 11,000 handmade porcelain tiles in 15 different patterns. The tiles were manufactured by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands' oldest registered company, established in 1572.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After six years of construction, the Exhibition Road Quarter, AL_A-designed courtyard space opened yesterday in London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Victoria and Albert Museum</a>, adding 11,840 square feet of column-free flexible gallery space to the museum to help accommodate the V&amp;A's headline exhibitions. Intended as a meeting point, public square and museum entrance, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/658011/al_a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AL_A</a>'s extension is V&amp;A&rsquo;s largest architectural intervention in over 100 years.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015035/the-harvard-gsd-unveils-restored-richard-rogers-wimbledon-house-in-london The Harvard GSD unveils restored Richard Rogers’ Wimbledon House in London Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T14:54:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o3arosfipswxednr.jpg" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wimbledon house in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/722/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, UK, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3917/richard-rogers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Rogers</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;1968,&nbsp;was&nbsp;gifted to <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a> in 2015 to provide both a residence for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973352/want-to-live-and-work-in-richard-rogers-wimbledon-house-apply-to-harvard-s-new-richard-rogers-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers Fellowship</a>, and&nbsp;GSD's new&nbsp;venue for lectures, symposia, and other events. Restored by British architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/680811/philip-gumuchdjian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Gumuchdjian</a> and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan&nbsp;since 2015, the house premiered yesterday, on June 27.</p> <p>Philip Gumuchdjian, commented &ldquo;Parkside is&nbsp;not just an iconic, flexible machine for living, nor simply a historic experimental building that foretold the architect&rsquo;s future work; it was also a home with a unique memory, patina, and aura. Conserving these qualities within a wholly refurbished twenty-first-century building tailored to Harvard&rsquo;s new use was our aim and hopefully the achievement of the team&rsquo;s work.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/db3waduryteb8azt.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/db3waduryteb8azt.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Richard Rogers&rsquo;s Wimbledon House. Photograph by Iwan Baan. Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design.</figcaption></figure><p>Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, whom re-designed the garden context&nbsp; from the street front...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014810/ncarb-reports-architects-take-12-5-years-on-average-to-get-their-licenses-down-from-14-years-in-2013 NCARB reports architects take 12.5 years on average to get their licenses, down from 14 years in 2013 Julia Ingalls 2017-06-27T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T21:08:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q34xbcfl28kbut8k.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2013, it took an architect an average of 14 years to complete the initial education, myriad examinations and extra curricular activities neccessary to acheive licensure. In 2016, that figure dropped by 1.5 years thanks in part to an accelerated testing schedule. As <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/press/2017-time-to-architecture-license" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a press release</a> notes, "NCARB's work with licensing boards over the past decade have focused on streamlining, updating, and aligning two key pillars on the path to licensure&mdash;the Architectural Experience Program&trade; (AXP&trade;) and the Architect Registration Examination&reg; (ARE&reg;)&mdash;leading to a reduction in completion times. Plus, candidates for architecture licenses are increasingly overlapping these two programs."&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013309/17-architecture-schools-now-offer-a-faster-track-to-becoming-an-architect 17 Architecture Schools now offer a faster track to becoming an architect Sponsor 2017-06-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T15:40:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b1e8a454p27wsn9z.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3l/3lossjk33olyb4zx.png"></a></p> <p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/ipal/programs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seventeen US architecture schools</a> now offer their students a faster track to becoming an architect; NCARB&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/ipal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure</a> (IPAL).&nbsp; Students in IPAL programs will document the same number of hours of work experience, pass the same exams, and earn the same architecture degree as their non-accelerated counterparts &ndash; but they will have the opportunity to accomplish all of this before they graduate from college. &nbsp;</p> <p>California leads the way, with three participating institutions (New School of Architecture and Design, University of Southern California and Woodbury University), but IPAL is making an impact in architecture schools from coast to coast, and NCARB has pledged to work with state licensing boards to increase the number of jurisdictions which will accept this alternative to the traditional sequence of school, then work, then testing.</p> <p>Typically, architectural training begins with graduation from a professional degree...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013617/yale-students-are-raising-awareness-about-homelessness-and-affordable-housing Yale students are raising awareness about homelessness and affordable housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T18:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nw/nwci2s0vhcv3qb31.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside the pavilion is a long table embedded with exhibits and audio stations telling the stories of people who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, along with excerpts from data sets, state reports, urban theory, poetry, and literature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working&nbsp;with New Haven-based homeless services provider <a href="http://www.columbushouse.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus House</a>,&nbsp;students from the <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;designed an interactive pavilion that will be featured at this year&rsquo;s festival together with&nbsp;an exhibition of student work in the YSoA architecture gallery showing proposals for affordable two-unit dwellings. </p> <p>&ldquo;The built environment affects us all, and it is our belief that architects and designers have an important role to play in addressing many of the most vexing issues of our time, including the shortage of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> and making our cities more inclusive," states&nbsp;Deborah Berke, Dean of the YSoA. </p> <p>The pavilion is open to the public 10AM - 4PM through June 24, and the exhibition will be on display Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. through Aug. 12 at the YSoA gallery, 180 York St.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013610/heather-woofter-to-lead-architecture-programs-at-washington-university-in-st-louis Heather Woofter to lead architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2017-06-20T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wz5l5dgsiz3nndzd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/heather_woofter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.axi-ome.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axi:Ome llc</a>, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> <p>Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.</p> <p>She will succeed&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/bruce_lindsey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Lindsey</a>, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bruce leaves a significant legacy,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/carmon_colangelo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &nbsp;&ldquo;His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012972/machines-don-t-care-a-conversation-about-exhibit-columbus-s-student-built-structures Machines Don't Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus's Student-Built Structures Paul Petrunia 2017-06-15T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrhntc6lxgixifvt.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today&rsquo;s show follows up on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions episode </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">83</a>, when we discussed this first year of <a href="http://exhibitcolumbus.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities</a>, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today&rsquo;s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17716/ball-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball State University</a> team, and Martin Summers from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/x5/x55o9pjh1k327fl9.gif"></a></p><p>Listen to "Machines Don't Care":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-103.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012379/does-architectural-education-brainwash-students-nikos-a-salingaros-thinks-so Does architectural education "brainwash" students? Nikos A. Salingaros thinks so Julia Ingalls 2017-06-13T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qy0ixzwbm7zgom9s.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently I&rsquo;ve come to the reluctant conclusion that architectural education does some very specific things to its students, and in remarkably short order: 1.) It disconnects them from their bodies....2.) It brainwashes them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a brief article on&nbsp;<a href="http://commonedge.org/what-architectural-education-does-to-would-be-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Common Edge</a>, the University of Texas San Antonio's Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros lists five effects he's witnessed as a teacher on students, and they include disasociation from one's body, a certain brainwashing through abstraction, and an emphasis on insularity and novelty over the actual human experience of a building. As he notes:</p><p><em>Contemporary architecture is obsessed, to the point of arrogance, with &ldquo;innovation.&rdquo; But unless you&rsquo;re trained to admire and revere it for its own sake (something architecture students are routinely taught), aggressive &ldquo;novelty&rdquo; often triggers negative reactions from everyone else: alarm, anxiety, even physio-psychological pain. Remember the poor Vitra firemen, unwitting victims of &ldquo;cutting edge&rdquo; architecture? That&rsquo;s just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, as far as alienation and architecture are concerned. Once upon a time, shareable stories were embedded onto and into buildings. Today architects detach their stories and apply them inst...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011950/editor-s-picks-470 Editor's Picks #470 Nam Henderson 2017-06-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T21:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/imnajz7jqjdmjq99.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> launched Archinect&rsquo;s latest series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Each session of Cross-Talk will be oriented around one topic.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each topic will be addressed by four texts.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each text will be produced by a different author. </em></p><p><em>Each writer will have their own stance. </em></p><p><em>Each stance will be meant to agitate others.</em></p><p><em>Each agitation will produce a possible crack in reason. </em></p><p><em>Each crack will reveal a possible new position.</em></p><p>The first installment explored&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/943834/agonism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">agonism</a>. Reacting to one of the pieces <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wrote "<em>I've never, ever thought of myself as struggling against gravity as an architect...But reading this and thinking about the current project that is obsessing me - renovating a 100 year old abandoned brick building - I realize I constantly fight against decay, or entropy, or disuse.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1uu4uadgbnwpm4w5.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/hannahlucywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Woods</a> published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects of Social Responsibility</a>, in which she "<em>engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011624/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-09T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fhawt1pji7lgifa.jpg" width="650" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnggp0s8xx76w17y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea/project/the-d-i-y-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The D.I.Y. Building</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul-Andrei Burghelea</a> with Shaun Murray</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u7j6eln7iev3k5t6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec/project/gestate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gestate</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebecca Velic</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uh/uh5bgt7vb6rfxtq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez/project/visiting-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visiting Home</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samantha Sanchez</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/dfe3fkedvew6dth1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/150001763/bridge-with-coffee-and-karakoe/150010342" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge With Coffee and Karakoe</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/150001763/alasdair-mott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alasdair Mott</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0gxuvft4qes4xf3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia/project/bunker-hill-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bunker Hill Lobby</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hooman Kia</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/krz9nz1fjdke01ve.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber/project/perceiving-sensation-louis-kahn-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PERCEIVING SENSATION: Louis Kahn Foundation</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Wieber</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2qu654dqbjikzr88.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata/project/music-house-of-yugoslav-rock-n-roll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music house of Yugoslav Rock n Roll</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miljan Salata</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/aff3aqkqd6dvr5ra.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos/project/portfolio-sample" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portfolio Sample</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Markos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/uxszdpyhf5h2g9sc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz/project/rescued-architectural-concept-models" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rescued Architectural Concept Models</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenn Munoz</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee/project/big-er-apple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big [er] Apple</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elli Alaee</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your Ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011375/2017-mad-travel-fellowship-granted-to-10-architecture-students-worldwide 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship granted to 10 architecture students worldwide Justine Testado 2017-06-07T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T19:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uc/ucfq9pevxvin46g6.jpg" width="650" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, MAD Architects announced the 10 architecture students who won the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 MAD Travel Fellowship</a> in its first global edition. Without a doubt, competition ran high. Out of 500 hopeful applicants, MAD selected the architecture research proposals of&nbsp;five international students who will get to travel to China, as well as&nbsp;five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Here are the 2017 recipients:</p><p><strong>Overseas student recipients&nbsp;traveling to China:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i1/i1ptferlr8e78rgg.jpg"><strong>Hossein Goudarzi</strong>, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fn/fnefrqpysm1unbov.jpg"><strong>Kyriaki Goti</strong>, from Greece, 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8y/8yju41kmqeiq6kzy.jpg"><strong>Roberto Vargas Calvo</strong>, from Costa Rica, 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/99/99wdb01e4quanvpr.jpg"><strong>Shaun McCallum</strong>, Scotland, 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oy/oywazwxeekkgqj2p.jpg"><strong>Federico Fauli</strong>, from Italy, 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK</p><p><strong>Chinese student recipients&nbsp;traveling overseas:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ho/ho4yyqguy446vbpx.jpg"><strong>Qiwei Li...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011141/first-year-students-in-zurich-build-a-240-square-meter-installation-in-less-than-10-days First-year students in Zurich build a 240 square meter installation in less than 10 days Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-06T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T17:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3ya9nm8dwzlgzk6.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located under a freeway overpass in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6226/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, next to the Toni-Areal which houses the University of Arts and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is a new 240 square meter public architectural installation. The project has been carried out by <a href="http://alice.epfl.ch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l&rsquo;Espace) laboratory</a>, an active unit of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14027592/cole-polytechnique-f-d-rale-de-lausanne-epfl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPFL-ENAC</a> (School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering) that pursues research activities at the intersection of architecture, urban thinking and social sciences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42d70pd7n1blpjn7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0jpbpwpj9jsumtu.jpg"></p><p>The installation was carried out by 200 first-year students and was erected in under 10 days. The students prefabricated all the built elements in Lausanne, where ENAC is located, and transported them in shipping containers to Zurich, where ALICE has been partnering with the Zurich University of Arts. The full-size, ephemeral structure, is comprised of 12 various contributions from the students and reflects numerous voices and spatial approaches. The project is meant to question the qualit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011089/harvard-withdraws-acceptance-offers-from-students-who-created-offensive-memes Harvard withdraws acceptance offers from students who created offensive memes Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T12:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T18:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g869piz7yqddg65q.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child &ldquo;pi&ntilde;ata time.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ten students who managed to beat out nearly 38,000 others to gain admission to Harvard lost their chance to attend the university after sharing offensive online memes in a private Facebook chat. After discovering the memes, which ironically were traded over a platform designed by a former alumnus over a decade ago, the College withdrew the students' offers of admission, upholding the institution's strong commitment to ethics. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010601/dr-michelangelo-sabatino-to-serve-as-interim-dean-of-the-iit-college-of-architecture Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino to serve as interim dean of the IIT College of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-06-02T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T14:14:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wz70owt3zyva56i.jpg" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Illinois Institute of Technology</a>, College of Architecture has announced that Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino has been appointed the Interim Dean for a one-year term. He will succeed <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a>, who finished his tenure on May 31.</p><p>Trained at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3680390/universit-iuav-di-venezia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University IUAV di Venezia</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>, Sabatino has previously taught at multiple institutions including <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14912773/university-of-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Houston</a>. Previously, he served as Professor and Director at IIT&rsquo;S PhD Program in Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010441/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-sean-ahlquist-detroit-based-architect-educator-and-researcher Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Detroit-Based Architect, Educator and Researcher Paul Petrunia 2017-06-01T16:46:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T16:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a07y16762kak14h9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. I talk with him about architectural education and his work merging new technologies with innovative applications of architecture and material research in his Lab for Material Architectures.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Den...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010380/off-centred-considerations-in-the-urban-age-review-of-monu-26-by-federico-ortiz Off-centred Considerations in the Urban Age: Review of MONU #26 by Federico Ortiz MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-06-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:02:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hh32w32djcsch5pd.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization. By Federico Ortiz</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a world undergoing a process of constant urbanization, which appears to cover the entirety of our planet&rsquo;s surface, we have become familiar with the idea of living in the &ldquo;Urban Age&rdquo; and with statistics that predict, for example, that by 2030 60% of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization.<br><br>With as many diverse perspectives as collaborators, MONU #26 DECENTRALISED URBANISM probably originated in a triggering question: Are cities like London, New York and Paris, with their centralizing power, the ones to blame for Brexit, Trump, and Marine Le Pen? These elections revealed the power of the underestimated peripheral (suburban, <em>rurban</em> and rural) populations, as well as expos...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Call for Entries: Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-06-01T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T06:23:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/n4/n4kna859soek8pd3.gif" width="1028" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect UK is launching a nationwide portfolio competition for 2017. This award aims to celebrate and promote the exceptional talent, vision and innovation of UK Architects, Interior Architects, Landscape and Urban designers.</p><p>The competition will be managed online via <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s unique community profiles section</a>, with the winners invited to exhibit at <a href="https://interioreducators.co.uk/free-range-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors Educators Freerange show</a>, the largest exhibition of architecture and interior design graduates in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>There will be a range of categories and a prestigious judging panel of professionals from the architecture &amp; design industry whom we will be introducing here on Archinect shortly. Winners will be announced in conjunction with the IE awards on the evening of July 14th , with events and talks throughout the rest of the show.</p><p><strong>Awards</strong></p><ul><li>Best Overall Portfolio Design</li><li>Best Imagery&nbsp;</li><li>Best Typography</li><li>Judges Favourites</li><li>Most Creative</li><li>Best Archinect Profile&nbsp;</li></ul><p><strong>To enter:</strong></p><ul><li>Upload your portfolio to your Archinect profile or register and set up a pro...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010211/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-academic-andrew-zago Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Architect/Academic Andrew Zago Paul Petrunia 2017-05-31T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T13:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/adr9jo625aofzf42.gif" width="2000" height="2000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4055/zago-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Zago</a>, LA-based architect and educator. We talk about growing up in Detroit, early inspirations, working on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne&rsquo;s iconic Sixth Street House</a>, his so-called unusual early work in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111277679/vertical-studio-at-sci-arc-proposes-a-hybrid-brothel-child-care-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Kipnis</a>, and his approach and thoughts on the current state of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/89/academia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural education</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Denson,&nbsp;Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy, and Eileen Lee.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150010185/ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-appointed-as-dean-of-woodbury-university-s-school-of-architecture Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter appointed as Dean of Woodbury University's School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2017-05-31T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T13:49:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ti/tiy4lvldc4nhxeuv.jpg" width="650" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Woodbury University has named&nbsp;Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA, Dean of the School of Architecture. Her appointment is effective June 1st, 2017. [...] Prior to Woodbury, Wahlroos-Ritter taught at Yale University, Cornell University, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, and SCI-Arc. Wahlroos-Ritter is also Director of WUHO, a venue for exhibitions, installations, and public dialogue. She [...] is now serving as Director on the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Advisory Board</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Our school is a role model for the direction in which the profession is heading &ndash; improving economic, gender, and ethnic diversity among its members, and reaffirming the importance of ethical conduct and social responsibility,&rdquo; Wahlroos-Ritter said in a statement, &ldquo;and I am inspired every day by our students, by my colleagues who are a splendid collection of critical thinkers and distinguished practitioners, by the optimism that infuses our School, and by our shared belief in the power of design to address urgent, contemporary issues. I look forward to working with faculty to cultivate and strengthen our student&rsquo;s unique design voice that is equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity, and to formal and technological inquiry.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009553/sign-up-now-for-aa-summer-dlab-2017 Sign up now for AA Summer DLAB 2017 Sponsor 2017-05-30T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T12:24:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lmex6u8oullyc8r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AA Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. In its 12th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise on complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance. The programme brings together a range of experts &ndash; tutors and lecturers &ndash; from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international media and peer-reviewed conference papers, including SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).</p><p><img title="AA Summer DLAB 2017" alt="AA Summer DLAB 2017" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3ya9zozmmlpzfmk.jpg"><em>AA Summer DLAB 2017</em></p><p>AA Summer DLAB investigates on the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication, coupled with analog...</p>