Archinect - News 2016-06-28T20:02:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954664/after-being-rejected-by-princeton-three-michael-graves-properties-slated-for-purchase-by-kean-university After being rejected by Princeton, three Michael Graves properties slated for purchase by Kean University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T18:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20l6mcuehhhom8bq.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through his will, he donated the properties to Princeton University, his neighbor and longtime employer. [...] &ldquo;We were grateful to be able to consider the possibility of accepting Michael Graves&rsquo;s properties, but concluded that we could not meet the terms and conditions associated with the gift,&rdquo; [Princeton] said in a statement. Among those &ldquo;terms and conditions&rdquo; were preserving the houses and making them fit for education &mdash; a cost that Kean said it was willing to take on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Estimates by Kean's president, Dawood Farahi, place annual maintenance costs for the three Princeton, NJ properties (including The Warehouse, Graves' home and studio) at $30,000 to $40,000 per year, and "retrofitting the buildings for student use would cost about $300,000. The three properties were appraised for a total value of nearly $3.2 million."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title="NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Fast Forward, Look Back&quot;: Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123222752/fast-forward-look-back-archinect-sessions-episode-21-featuring-craig-hodgetts-of-ucla-s-hyperloop-studio-and-remembering-michael-graves-with-colleague-patrick-burke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke</a></li><li><a title="Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954304/holistic-design-tool-homekit-takes-on-issues-of-resilient-community-and-sustainability-in-rural-colombia Holistic design tool HOMEKIT takes on issues of resilient community and sustainability in rural Colombia Sponsor 2016-06-28T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:25:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmg1wo9h810m4qf4.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Population growth and lack of shelter are the main indicators of increased poverty in developing countries. Every year, millions of people in rural communities in tropical climates migrate to cities in search of a better life. Informal settlements proliferate on the cities&rsquo; peripheries. However, what often awaits them is misfortune: few employment opportunities, lack of clean water, crowded housing spaces, crime, and other threats to their family traditions and lifestyle.</p><p>The HOMEKIT training program educates people in rural areas to sustainably cultivate bamboo and empower their villages to be self-reliant and to meet their own shelter needs. The system reduces forest depletion and contributes to the socioeconomic infrastructure of the villages. It provides safe, dignified, highly functional homes that respond to the local environment and natural disasters, connects people with the natural systems that support them, and he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953947/katherine-ankerson-named-dean-of-unl-college-of-architecture Katherine Ankerson named dean of UNL College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T19:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T19:42:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/642xo6pehwq33vp2.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University, has accepted appointment as dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. [...] Ankerson, who was a professor and associate dean in the UNL architecture college from 1996 to 2011 before her tenure at Kansas State, will assume the dean's post July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950267/university-of-calgary-pays-16k-to-recover-data-held-hostage-by-ransomware-attackers University of Calgary pays $16K to recover data held hostage by ransomware attackers Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T13:05:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99wbtxycd0bk16vd.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canada's University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian, ~&pound;10,800) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by crypto ransomware attackers. The ransom was disclosed on Wednesday morning in a statement issued by University of Calgary officials. It said university IT personnel had made progress in isolating the unnamed ransomware infection and restoring affected parts of the university network.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"It went on to warn that there's no guarantee paying the controversial ransom will lead to the lost data being recovered."</em></p><p>Attacks with ransomware have become increasingly frequent. As the name suggests, ransomware allows hackers to take computers hostage until the user pays up. The increasing prevalence of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has facilitated the rise in such attacks.</p><p>As the University of Calgary's Vice President stated, ""We are conducting world class research daily and we don&rsquo;t know what we don&rsquo;t know in terms of who&rsquo;s been impacted and the last thing we want to do is lose someone&rsquo;s life&rsquo;s work."</p><p>For more on that state of privacy in our digital era, check out these links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" target="_blank">If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949640/casing-the-joint-geoff-manaugh-discusses-his-latest-book-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-on-one-to-one-26" target="_blank">Casing the joint: Geoff Manaugh discusses his latest book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" on One-to-One #26</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946045/goodbye-to-public-anonymity-this-new-russian-face-recognition-app-may-spell-its-end" target="_blank">Goodbye to public anonymity? This new Russian face-recognition app may spell its end</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 201...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949449/editor-s-picks-447 Editor's Picks #447 Nam Henderson 2016-06-05T16:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T23:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lf062tsdkfr91d48.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> wrote about architectural solutions, four major U.S. cities have used, to address homelessness.&nbsp;<strong>no_form</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">quipped</a>&nbsp;"<em>Giving homeless people housing solves homelessness. Wow, fucking brilliant. Took long enough to recognize the obvious.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0h/0hkv4pcsr0pn8rf4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;previewed Anupama Kundoo's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947194/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-anupama-kundoo-s-building-knowledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Knowledge</a>"&nbsp;and examined "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947453/examining-the-2016-venice-biennale-sarajevo-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Now</a>" as part of Archinect&rsquo;s 2016 Venice Biennale coverage.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The Guardian provided <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a First look</a>: inside the Switch House. The new "<em>arresting brick ziggurat</em>"&nbsp;for Tate Modern's.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>, commented "<em>Those stairs are beautiful.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0i/0ibj4f98b6zslp8v.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947167/david-chipperfield-selects-simon-kretz-as-his-2016-17-rolex-arts-prot-g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that Swiss architect Simon Kretz is the lucky prot&eacute;g&eacute; who will get to work with David Chipperfield in a year-long architecture mentorship (from the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative), kickstarted a discussion about diversity, "<em>white male shit....</em>"&nbsp;and mentoring vs patronage. <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a>&nbsp;paused to put things in perspective, via an amazing podcast with<a href="http://the-archipelago.net/2016/05/26/mabel-o-wilson-design-racism-2-can-the-masters-tools-dismantle-the-masters-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Mabel Wilson</a> from Columbia. "<em>The were some crazy points brought up, like the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949043/penn-state-announces-new-endowment-for-student-study-abroad Penn State announces new endowment for student study abroad Julia Ingalls 2016-06-02T15:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T15:38:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxtigkim83l93k2e.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the early 1960s, [Penn State's] international studies were confined mainly to books and photos &mdash; until George Ehringer and his classmates organized a semester in London, the department&rsquo;s first official study abroad trip. Ehringer, who earned his bachelor of science in architecture from Penn State in 1964, recently made a $25,000 gift to create the George D. Ehringer, Class of 1964, Award for Study Abroad in the Department Architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to this warmhearted account, from unwittingly meeting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127787413/buckminster-fuller-s-fbi-file-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>&nbsp;("He was never introduced. It was only later we learned it was Buckminster Fuller!&rdquo;)&nbsp;to developing relationships that lasted for decades, studying abroad in London ultimately benefitted the 1964 Penn State architecture students in ways they could not have anticipated. Anyone who wants to donate to the newly created endowment can do so either via snail mail (Penn State to the A&amp;A Development office, 107 Borland Building, University Park, PA 16802) or <a href="https://secure.ddar.psu.edu/s/1218/2014/index.aspx?sid=1218&amp;gid=1&amp;pgid=658&amp;cid=2321&amp;dids=2607&amp;bledit=1&amp;appealcode=AD6EJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xyjd1n1vesz2n5s.jpg"></p><p>For more on the benefits of travel in architectural education:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142454438/sci-arc-expands-to-shanghai-with-more-global-programs-on-the-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc expands to Shanghai, with more global programs on the way</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104958157/rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-publishes-yearlong-research-on-european-performing-arts-based-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949044/battle-rages-over-a-public-sculpture-in-mexico-city Battle rages over a public sculpture in Mexico City Nicholas Korody 2016-06-02T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:36:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kesetg1nx44nm4sv.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a simple sculpture: 64 concrete pyramids that stand in a perfect circle around two-and-a-half acres of rippling, black volcanic rock. Known as &ldquo;Espacio Escult&oacute;rico&rdquo; (&ldquo;Sculptural Space&rdquo;), the sculpture was inaugurated in 1979 here on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. It is considered one of the most important pieces of land art in Mexico, a tranquil oasis in a chaotic city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But the recent construction of a white eight-story building nearby has prompted a furious protest that pits the university&rsquo;s needs against Mexico&rsquo;s cultural heritage."</em></p><p>For more news from the <em>Distrito Federal</em>, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936224/how-one-architect-is-working-to-fix-mexico-city-s-faulty-water-supply-infrastructure" target="_blank">How one architect is working to fix Mexico City's faulty water supply infrastructure</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141169645/a-return-to-mexico-city-s-lacustrine-origins" target="_blank">A return to Mexico City's lacustrine origins</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134815269/fr-ee-frente-and-rvdg-to-redevelop-mexico-city-s-historic-avenida-chapultepec" target="_blank">FR-EE, Frente and RVDG to redevelop Mexico City's historic Avenida Chapultepec</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948835/ds-r-vs-tod-williams-billie-tsien DS+R vs. Tod Williams Billie Tsien? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-01T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:06:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjv4scecqz5huoa8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not the first time, though, that a design like this has been pitched for the university. However inadvertently, the DS+R design resembles another proposal for the campus&mdash;a draft project that was eventually revised. While the resemblance between two draft renderings is hardly consequential, this one comes as a surprise, given the nature of the projects and the history between the firms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Raking only the choicest aesthetic muck, in this piece Kriston Capps wonders at the passing similarities between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>' initial proposed design for the University of Chicago's David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio, and Renfro</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently unveiled plans for the Rubenstein Forum</a>, before bringing up the destruction of TWBTA's Folk Art Museum Building, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destroyed to make way for DS+R's MoMA expansion</a>. As Capps writes, "The tortured history between these firms suggests that a resemblance is something that these firms would rather avoid."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ol/olpw6z8zfjkua97f.jpg"></p><p>The latest on TWBTA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937017/it-s-almost-as-if-they-were-getting-revenge-for-what-moma-did-to-their-folk-art-museum-twbta-take-on-charles-moore-s-hood-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum" &mdash; TWBTA take on Charles Moore's Hood Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams &amp; Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0b8e599fecb435ada89590dc3614871.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/686eaba95e147d598bb86a75427516c1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9ea9174667de37b0aebd73f8f13bf00.jpg">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948679/a-girls-only-summer-camp-for-aspiring-architects-and-engineers A girls-only summer camp for aspiring architects and engineers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-31T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqsuoyzqify20vb2.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Girls Inc. was looking for ways to get their girls interested in fast-paced, high-paying jobs where women traditionally have been left out. Architecture and engineering certainly fit the bill. [...] the girls will travel to various construction sites and talk to professionals in the field. Girls Inc. also is looking to build a new, bigger facility, and the summer camp girls will play a large part in the initial design, even being given a chance to pitch their project</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the gender gap in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li><li><a title="Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947732/alejandro-zaera-polo-sues-princeton-university-for-libel Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University for libel Justine Testado 2016-05-26T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T17:30:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4cveq6savj3s1vu.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Former Princeton architecture dean <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66433523/azpa-alejandro-zaera-polo-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Zaera-Polo</a> filed a lawsuit to the Superior Court of Mercer County&nbsp;earlier this week against Princeton University, claiming that the school is guilty of libel and breach of contract. Zaera-Polo was asked <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to resign</a>&nbsp;from his position by President Christopher L. Eisgruber in October 2014 due to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarism allegations</a> in texts that were used in the Exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Biennale.</p><p>In an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official response last March</a>, Zaera-Polo&nbsp;wrote that his purpose of removing the academic citations in the texts was to create a more casual narrative for the general public, and that he &ldquo;explicitly [states] the non-academic nature of the document, its speculative and polemic intent, and its non-suitability as a source.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither the Superior Court of Mercer County's records department nor Zaera-Polo's attorneys have provided a copy of his complaint, reports say. Princeton University issued this statement regarding Zaera-Polo's pend...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed "A stack of neighborhoods": DS+R's design for Rubenstein Forum revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmqoh1lrypii9m6r.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/4069531/the-university-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, weary of holding large events off-campus, hired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio and Renfro</a> to design a 90,000 square foot, multi-faceted meeting place. The result is the Rubenstein Forum, which will&nbsp;be placed next to the Harris School of Public Policy&rsquo;s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m5/m5z9efjgianzgv7l.jpg"></p><p>In terms of the design concept, Liz Diller stated that "we composed the tower as a stack of &lsquo;neighborhoods&rsquo; with meeting and communal spaces of all sizes&mdash;both formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse. The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another where possible to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.&rdquo;</p><p>What else is DS+R up to these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946426/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T09:22:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48zip9l1z760guwn.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/8n/8ntq9p2zjmgh147x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945513/abstraction-explicated/149945553" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstraction Explicated</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945513/beth-carliner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Carliner</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8re7vhakroujsybt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149301059/masters-in-architecture-portfolio-south-dakota-state-university/149301862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters in Architecture Portfolio - South Dakota State University</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149301059/brian-skrovig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Skrovig</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1wbnz99c29o1noo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16/project/net-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Net Work</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Birger Meekins</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fyt2xtzqtzb990c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley/project/the-shell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Shell</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edward Whitley</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsrndpm5yrfm4x0t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon/project/arch101" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA River Housing Project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Yoon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkeq3vkk7ho0expt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna/project/lehi-green-link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehi Green</a> Link by <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Chen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbug7o5xchf88kjo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna/project/alexander-mcqueen-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander McQueen Showroom</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joanna Gronowska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8do3rwwdyt78o7su.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun/project/silent-sound" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[silent] SOUND</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridgette Van Sloun</a> with Kara Simard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/ybmmm4fdjiyrxuwd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/drawn-in-place-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawn-In-Place Pavilion</a>, a joint thesis project by <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a> with Anders Rod</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945296/haute-couture/149945299" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haute Couture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945296/ryosuke-imaeda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</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...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945596/uk-college-of-design-welcomes-new-school-of-architecture-director UK College of Design Welcomes New School Of Architecture Director jweditor 2016-05-16T15:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk0dpcx8458xin4j.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The University of Kentucky College of Design announces the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson, AIA, the new Director of the School of Architecture. Johnson joins the faculty from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. &ldquo;In addition to his balance of practice and academia, Professor Johnson is a promising leader in the School and College because of his experimentation at a range of scales from interiors to urban design,&rdquo; said Dean Mitzi Vernon.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The University College of Design is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson as the new School of Architecture Director.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945083/jim-williamson-named-dean-of-texas-tech-college-of-architecture Jim Williamson named Dean of Texas Tech College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-05-13T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6.jpg" width="200" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jim Williamson, an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, has been named the new Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. Williamson will assume his new position on Aug.1. Williamson, who earned his bachelor&rsquo;s degree in architecture design at Texas Tech, has been at Cornell since 2001.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149042568/dean-frederick-steiner-leaves-ut-austin-for-penn-design-due-to-new-campus-carry-gun-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean Frederick Steiner leaves UT Austin for Penn Design due to new "campus carry" gun law</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939180/ila-berman-named-dean-of-university-of-virginia-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ila Berman named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945014/uk-school-buildings-are-damaging-pupils-health-and-performance UK school buildings are damaging pupils’ health and performance Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buildings in the UK are of such poor quality that children are underperforming and teachers are quitting the classroom, experts have warned. A new study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found that one in five teachers have considered leaving their school as a result of stressful, overcrowded working environments caused by the poorly designed buildings they have to teach in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating UK articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943503/learn-about-interior-architecture-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-05-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rdj7l7ieacgmuzq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Boston Architectural College&rsquo;s <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-interior-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Interior Architecture</a> offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degree programs. Both degrees help students prepare to become NCIDQ-certified interior designers within a framework of mentored work in the field. Evening class scheduling after the first year allows students to gain real-world practical knowledge and build their network, while exploring creative scholarship in their academic work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lm2av27lfzgwhetp.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Interior Architecture is the design of human experience,&rdquo; said Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture. &ldquo;Good design makes health and well-being a priority, and achieves its aims sustainably in balance with nature. We ask our students to base their decisions on a proven body of knowledge, and to draw and apply ideas taken from their own practical experience.&rdquo;</p><p>Both the Bachelor and Master of Interior Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944703/an-architectural-twin-study An architectural twin study Liam Otten 2016-05-11T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8oivs7r9hbur3phc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19% &mdash; and carbon emissions by 34% &mdash;&nbsp;in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels and those numbers drop to 39% and 65%.</p><p>These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by students, faculty and staff at Washington University in St. Louis. The architectural equivalent of a twin study, the project centered on the gut-renovation and subsequent energy monitoring of two university-owned, World&rsquo;s Fair-era apartment buildings.</p><p>&ldquo;This was a rare opportunity,&rdquo; says Phil Valko, assistant vice chancellor for sustainability, who led the project with Don Koster, senior lecturer in architecture in the university&rsquo;s Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts.</p><p>&ldquo;Both buildings have the same square footage, the same number of apartments, the same floor plans and the same sun exposure,&rdquo; Valko explains. &ldquo;That gave us a unique opportunity to design, implement and test real-world strategies for energy-efficient rehab.&rdquo;</p><p>Tho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Westminster</a>&nbsp;design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired, purposefully all-caps-titled design "PURSUIT" by fifth-year student Joshua Potter is hoping to be among those projects that make it to Black Rock City, thanks in part to his <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pursuitburn2016/pursuit-a-unique-art-installation-for-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bbnzjkxukv3zvk0.jpg"></p><p>Potter used an arrowhead as his conceptual starting point, gradually deriving the six principal tower-like timber members of the structure's geometry through a mathematical process known as Pursuit Curvature.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kfyno155o7nhg6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18tatkjzq9rxnn2v.jpg"></p><p>Described by Potter as "an interactive art installation that celebrates humanity's ongoing quest for Peace, Freedom and Joy - in Life, Love and Art" the project has about another $22K to raise by May 16th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa4wl7ektkhuu6un.jpg"></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940787/call-for-applications-2016-17-master-interior-architecture-and-retail-design-miard ­­Call for Applications 2016-17: Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design (MIARD) Sponsor 2016-05-09T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlg406z2doidwjnx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://www.pzwart.nl/master-interior-architecture-retail-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Final Deadline: May 15 2016 </strong><br>EU and Dutch applicants</p><p>The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in a vibrant learning environment.</p><p><strong>About the program:</strong></p><p>The Master of Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design [MIARD] at the Piet Zwart Institute is a two-year, English Language postgraduate program.</p><p>Our international course situates itself in applied-research, experimentation, critical thinking and the professional field of interior architecture and developing spatial practice(s). We provide an educational platform to train and support designers to be critical and progressive in the field of interiors and to expand the bound...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944145/editor-s-picks-445 Editor's Picks #445 Nam Henderson 2016-05-08T23:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-09T07:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gddzh0zrgxr45zmx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the begining of Apri,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a>'&nbsp;For&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jmiller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Miller</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;takeway was "<em>am clearly paying my intern too much, that must be why I am not a successful famous Architect...But Seriously, &nbsp;I can sort of see an unpaid internship as a summer intern while still in school. But even then, I think they should make the minimum wage. However, Once you are out of school, a professional wage is appropriate.</em>"&nbsp;As he also noted "<em>t</em><em>his is likely a large factor in why we have so little minority representation in Architecture</em>". <strong>Midlander</strong> added "<em>Can you think of any other profession where working for the most-admired offices pays no more and maybe less? You certainly don't hear of top-5 law grads doing unpaid internships to get into big law, or accountants under reporting hours so they can get that charmed consultancy job&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/alexis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexis Petrunia</a>&nbsp;featured the "<em>Double Stick</em>" residence, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>, which makes i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943254/monu-25-is-seeking-submissions-for-independent-urbanism MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbxpysmrsenotdmd.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:43:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qnaxm5cv12ivc7.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Yale students:] Why do you think architecture is important, and who do you think it serves, other than the golf players? (laughter) [Stern:] Architecture is everything about the man made environment. Some of it achieves the level of high art, some of it is good solid meat and potatoes, which is very important after all. You don&rsquo;t want to sit down to a dinner of foie gras every day in the week. Sometimes you want to have bangers and mash. [...] Architecture is an art&mdash;high and low.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title='"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li><li><a title="Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71485649/robert-stern-refuses-to-sign-petition-for-pritzker-to-grant-joint-prize-to-denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown</a></li><li><a title="The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941748/woodbury-dean-norman-millar-has-passed-away Woodbury Dean Norman Millar has passed away Julia Ingalls 2016-04-21T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T13:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gw/gw2y48su5v2i42cw.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>School of Architecture Dean <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury/release/woodbury-school-of-architecture-s-norman-millar-elected-acsa-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Millar</a>, who previously taught at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>, Pasadena Art Center and was active on both the San Diego and Los Angeles campuses of <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury</a>, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on April 14. He was 62 years old. Named "Educator of the Year" in 2014 by the&nbsp;AIA|LA and elected as President of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;in 2012, Millar's legacy extended not only to his pragmatic pedagogy, but his dedication to fostering a culture of warmth and joy among his students. According to a statement released by Woodbury, he once said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I exited architecture school with the intention of making good buildings, and discovered that teaching expanded my passion by fostering it in students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50fbsd00v890wcmu.jpg"></p><p>The head of the Woodbury architecture program since 1999, Dean Millar saw enrollment in the program triple during his watch. According to a 2013 discussion with Scott Johnson, as a child Millar initially wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon, bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941622/finnish-university-receives-grant-to-explore-industrial-applications-for-hemp Finnish University receives grant to explore industrial applications for hemp Nicholas Korody 2016-04-20T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:36:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkyhmuuq4s481p30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Turku University of Applied Sciences has received a grant of 70,417 euros to see if hemp could be used more in construction projects. The research will involve investigating the soundproofing and fireproof properties of the substance. Researchers will also look at how hemp decomposes and to see how it could be used as fertilizer - in order to determine how eco-friendly hemp's waste materials are.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article is careful to note that hemp has far less THC than marijuana and is therefore not a psychoactive substance (<em>obviously</em>) &ndash; but the news still feels <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">topical</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Hemp has been used for centuries for ropes, oils and textiles. But marijuana criminalization efforts in the 20th centuries seriously hurt hemp's brand (among other things). Now that marijuana is beginning to become destigmatized, there's been a renewed interest in hemp and its many potential uses.</p><p>"Hemp-based concrete is already marketed with names like Hempcrete and Canosmose, and is made up of a mixture of hemp fibres, lime and other materials," the authors note. "The mixture is not as strong as conventional concrete however and is used in conjunction with extra framing support."</p><p>Here's some other 4/20-related articles from the archives:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91553/from-kfc-to-thc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From KFC to THC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16347/pot-clinics-grow-like-weed-in-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pot Clinics Grow Like Weed in SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42789484/house-of-hemp-pushing-cannabis-as-a-construction-material" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of hemp? Pushing cannabis as a construction material</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58690/when-in-rome-breathe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When in Rome, breathe.</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941415/monu-24-on-domestic-urbanism-released MONU #24 ON DOMESTIC URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:07:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlu0hvg2no7pcjpa.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2016</p></em><br /><br /><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what <em><strong>Andr&eacute;s Jaque</strong></em> argues in our interview entitled <strong>"The Home as Political Arena"</strong> for this new issue of <strong>MONU</strong>. This issue, <strong>"Domestic Urbanism"</strong>, deals with the domestic aspects of cities, and everything that is related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, people's own universe, things that are usually hidden and private. According to <em><strong>Jaque</strong></em>, a great number of the processes by which our societies are shaped take place in domestic interiors, the domestic realm, and in relation to very domestic elements such as the table setting, the Christmas tree, or the TV remote control. <em><strong>Justinien Tribillon</strong></em> - in his contribution <strong>"The Fridge, the City and the Critique of Everyday Life: a Tale of Domestic Urbanism"</strong> - describes, for example, to what extent a domestic element such as the refrigerator has changed radically the way we consume the city. Because the domestic infiltrates the urb...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941413/washington-university-in-st-louis-to-phase-out-styrene-next-fall-students-express-mixed-reactions Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions Justine Testado 2016-04-19T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T15:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo75k1iejx1ts9ke.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it&rsquo;s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health. Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141279707/one-night-s-bad-sleep-equivalent-to-six-months-on-a-high-fat-diet-new-study-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:05:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul>