Archinect - News 2017-07-23T01:01:42-04:00 Korean Diaspora by Carlos Zarco Sanz - 3rd-prize entry from Re-thinking The Future Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-06T19:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T02:43:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carlos Zarco Sanz from the University of Madrid recently sent us his proposal, "Korean Diaspora" from Re-thinking the Future's International Architectural Thesis Award we previously featured. His design won 3rd place in the Public/Institutional category. Sanz's "Korean Diaspora" reimagines Manhattan's Koreatown as a shifting social and commercial space built for the neighborhood's present and future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> For full details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Carlos Zarco Sanz.</em></p> Winners of Re-Thinking the Future’s International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-22T19:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T13:45:27-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Re-Thinking the Future's International Architecture Thesis Award 2013 recently concluded with the announcement of this year's winners. The exclusive international design competition recognizes the best in student thesis projects. Starting with 525 registrations, 265 entries were shortlisted for the first round of screening. The competition pool was then narrowed down to 80 submissions that advanced to the next level of grading.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Public/Institutional, First place: Center for Musical Experimentation | Victor Diaz Ortega, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Residential/Housing, First place: (Re)Interpretations of Nature | Nathan Fisher, Lawrence Technological University, Canada</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Sustainable Design, First place: Urban Renewal | Riccardo Torresi, University of Ferrara, Italy</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Transport Terminal, First place: Nicosia International Airport | Charoula Lambrou, Newcastle University, United Kingdom</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of IATA 2013.</em></p> Micro Housing by Donghyun Kim - second-prize entry for International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-09-01T23:56:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donghyun Kim, an architectural designer who graduated from Cornell University, recently won second place in the Residential category for RE-THINKING THE FUTURE's International Architectural Thesis Award. [...] Kim's "Micro Housing" proposal is a response to New York City's changing demographics of shrinking housholds and also the lack of ground-level residential housing space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lian live-blogs final reviews from Harvard GSD Paul Petrunia 2013-05-17T14:26:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T21:19:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian, our resident GSD school blogger</a> is currently live blogging reviews. So far she's covered:</p> <ol><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceri Edmunds, "Consolidation: The suburban shopping mall as a paradigm of public space."</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trey Kirk, "King Country Courthouse - Seattle, Washington"</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Cowdrey, "Contemporary Asylum" (M.Arch.I Thesis Review)</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fareez Giga, "Nonsense" (M.Arch.I thesis review)</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John David Todd, "Sometimes alone. Mostly with others" (M.Arch.I thesis)</a></li> </ol><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> And<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> M.Arch.I thesis</a></p> Possible Thesis Sites #1: Stalin's Atlantis Orhan Ayyüce 2012-11-14T14:29:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T03:53:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the 1950s, Soviet engineers built a massive city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms linked by hundreds of kilometers of roads and housing 5,000 workers, with a cinema, a park and apartment blocks. Gradually disintegrating but still closely guarded, this astonishing place inspired a fiery scene in a James Bond movie.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> It might be few weeks late but I thought this would make a great site for those who are still struggling to come up with a spiffy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">idea for a thesis project</a> in architecture schools. For those who wanna, tell them Orhan sent you.&nbsp;</p> Four Winners of 2012 RIBA President’s Awards for Research Announced Alexander Walter 2012-10-30T18:01:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:33:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects today recognized four outstanding architectural research projects with the RIBA President's Awards for Research.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Phantom Geometry, Winner of the SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-10-23T17:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:48:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Husband-and-wife team, and 2012 SCI-Arc graduates, Liz and Kyle von Hasseln are the recipients of the inaugural Gehry Prize. The couple was recently presented with the prize for their outstanding masters thesis Phantom Geometry, a unique 3D printing method developed in the SCI-Arc Robot House with advisers Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa. This summer, the school had received a $100,000 gift from architect and SCI-Arc trustee Frank Gehry for the establishment of the institute's annual Gehry Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc</a></p> Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc Archinect 2012-09-05T19:20:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1022" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Gift Will Endow an Annual Prize to Recognize Outstanding SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Projects</strong></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a> today announced it has received a transformative $100,000 gift from world-renowned architect and SCI-Arc trustee Frank Gehry, and his wife, Berta. The noteworthy contribution will go toward the establishment of the Gehry Prize, to be awarded annually to the best thesis projects selected by critics and jurors in the Graduate Thesis Weekend hosted in September.</p> <p> SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss suggested a quote from Thucydides which conveys the spirit in which the prize is given: &ldquo;They were born never to live in peace and quiet themselves and to prevent the rest of the world from doing so.&rdquo; He also praised the donors, after whom the graduate thesis prize will be named, for the generosity of the donation and its prestigious nature. &ldquo;The entire school community, including students, faculty, staff, administration and board, is extremel...</p> Architectural Association’s Foster + Partners Prize 2012 Goes to Yi Yvonne Weng Alexander Walter 2012-07-06T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-07-07T16:53:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week in London, the Architectural Association and Foster + Partners announced AA diploma student Yi Yvonne Weng as winner of the 2012 Foster + Partners Prize for her project &lsquo;The 6th Layer &ndash; Explorative Canopy Trail&rsquo;. The award is presented annually to the AA fifth year diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An Architectural Time Machine Archinect 2012-06-01T19:12:00-04:00 >2012-06-07T12:40:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architectural Time Machine by architect Heechan Park explores how to create an architectural time-based event. As the machines blow vapour rings that double as ephemeral scent zones, the public not only experiences a visual performance of smoke vortices travelling through space, but they also perceive scents that are temporally spatialised and visualised.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> (a) Ball by Donovan Ballantyne Alexander Walter 2012-04-20T20:04:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T13:38:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Donovan Ballantyne has shared with us his thesis project project (a) Ball, a rather unique take on the geodesic dome concept. Along with the SCI-Arc Selected Thesis Award, this project has been selected as an Exhibit Finalist to have a portion of it fabricated for suckerPUNCH's Land of Tomorrow exhibition, and it was also nominated as a Co-Finalist for HD Magazine's Annual Design Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> More Photos of Studio 400’s “White” Installation Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T19:30:00-04:00 >2012-04-26T03:18:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we posted a video of the gallery installation White, the thesis book show by the 20 fifth-year architecture students of Professor Karen Lange at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Now we have also received plenty of exhibition photos from the students, as well as images of the construction process.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see the video of the installation, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> White: Studio 400 Book Show Installation Alexander Walter 2012-03-29T13:17:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T19:37:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students of Professor Karen Lange at California's Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design have shared with us a video of their recent thesis book show installaton, White.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>