Archinect - News 2014-11-27T01:57:54-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109722336/get-lectured-oxford-brookes-university-2014-2015 Get Lectured: Oxford Brookes University, 2014-2015 Justine Testado 2014-09-24T15:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9nkbg0lqsifn05w.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today features the 2014-15 OxArch Lecture Series, "Beyond Architects, Beyond Architecture" from OxArch (The Oxford Architecture Society). OxArch is the student society of the Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture in Oxford, England.</p><p><em>Beyond Architects, Beyond Architecture</em> investigates the ways architectural thinking operates outside the immediate field of designing and making buildings. The series also highlights ways non-architects approach their design processes.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures are on Tuesday evenings at Oxford Brookes U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107635330/the-british-countryside-family-who-are-designing-entire-cities-in-iraq The British countryside family who are designing entire cities in Iraq Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:13:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3185589171dfa72c8e7c90ece3a5111.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The cities we&rsquo;re working on were neglected by Saddam Hussein, so they have little basic infrastructure,&rdquo; says Elliot Hartley, 36, a director of Garsdale Design. But why can&rsquo;t Iraqis redesign their own cities? &ldquo;There has been a massive brain drain of professionals from Iraq over the years, and a lack of investment in local government planning departments, which means that the skills aren&rsquo;t there &ndash; yet,&rdquo; [...]. More improbably yet, only one member of the family firm [...] has set foot in Iraq.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107094585/great-mistakes-in-english-medieval-architecture Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture Archinect 2014-08-21T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T19:51:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skxzgbe4q16bx17g.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn&rsquo;t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can&rsquo;t unnotice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102193096/nicholas-grimshaw-to-offer-mentorships-to-emerging-architects-in-manchester-s-noise-festival-2014 Nicholas Grimshaw to offer mentorships to emerging architects in Manchester’s NOISE Festival 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-18T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aatxwnxqp3x73abi.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year since 2005, the Manchester-based NOISE Festival gives thousands of aspiring architects the opportunity to get their portfolios recognized by some of the design industry's most well-known names. The nationwide Festival, which takes places online and through exclusive events, showcases undiscovered talent in over 14 categories including Architecture, Design, Illustration, Games, Fashion, Music, Fine Art, and Film.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among the panel of noteworthy Curators who will judge the submissions, British architect Nicholas Grimshaw of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> is this year's Architecture Curator. He'll be offering a one-on-one mentorship to five entrants whose submissions he rates the highest.</p><p>If you're eager to join,<strong> <a href="http://www.noisefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">do it now</a> </strong>-- it's free and open to all ages! The deadline has been extended to <strong>July 6, 2014</strong>.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/nicholas_grimshaw_to_offer_mentorships_to_young_architects_in_mancheste/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to find out more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78540032/british-ice-cream-shoppe-snugbury-s-creates-a-35ft-straw-dalek-for-50th-anniversary British ice-cream shoppe, Snugbury's, creates a 35ft straw Dalek for 50th anniversary Archinect 2013-08-02T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-08-02T18:59:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8ssujmbpqq9kp8or.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Snugbury's has been erecting its giant straw sculptures for more than 10 years, but this one is by far the most advanced yet. It features two fully movable parts - the head and the gun - and also includes audio. It is the brainchild of engineer Mike Harper, whose team of volunteers have put in an estimated 700 man hours to bring the creation to life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65960856/bristol-s-architect-mayor-wants-the-city-to-be-a-laboratory-for-change Bristol's architect mayor wants the city to be a 'laboratory for change' Archinect 2013-01-21T14:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:28:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/127e97c3316c79b84712a3b17f6a576a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I'm going to be intolerant of bad architecture," he says, describing how the former head of planning was a highways engineer who "let anything and everything through &ndash; including office blocks stacked on top of multistorey car parks. "My idea of good architecture is about creating place. It's not about providing glitzy iconic buildings, competing one against the other, but how we use the best of what we've got."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/44740295/residential-skyscrapers-come-of-age-in-britain Residential skyscrapers come of age in Britain Archinect 2012-04-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2012-04-12T12:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a15519c7a1b7ec0983f7ad9463ae8958.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Because towers take so long to plan and construct, the current crop reflect a vision up to a decade old, reckons Nick Offer of Arup, an engineering firm. Economic conditions and the scale of such projects mean that only the very brave will invest now... In 2010 the coalition scrapped the previous, Labour government&rsquo;s density targets, which were designed to encourage developers to build more units. Instead it has endorsed &ldquo;garden cities&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/44200134/just-climbing-the-shard-whatever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just climbing the shard, whatever...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18926166/carbuncle-cup-2011-mediacityuk-is-crowned-britain-s-ugliest-new-building Carbuncle Cup 2011: MediaCityUK is crowned Britain's ugliest new building Archinect 2011-09-01T13:46:20-04:00 >2011-09-01T13:49:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lcohi4d455nno5f3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were other strong contenders, but the 2011 Carbuncle Cup for Britain's "ugliest new building" has been awarded to the &pound;600m MediaCityUK. This concatenation of anaemic buildings is the controversial new regional headquarters of the BBC, and home to the media studies faculty of Salford University.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18816739/get-set-for-druids-in-golf-buggies-at-stonehenge Get set for druids in golf buggies at Stonehenge Archinect 2011-08-31T14:56:46-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8980ab0362ebffada1d31a57f23b723.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now the British government is preparing to close the road around [Stonehenge], restoring the stones' heathland setting, while a new visitors' centre is constructed 2.5km away. In the new design, hundreds of thousands of sightseers will reach the site via the centre on a lightweight transit system. Expect druids in golf buggies.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10837669/totally-cosmic-the-life-mounds-of-charles-jencks Totally cosmic: the Life Mounds of Charles Jencks Paul Petrunia 2011-06-22T17:10:33-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1fa4d2beda9bf9cb5144382e43091af.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Life Mounds are the first thing you see as you drive through the gates of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park in the grounds of Bonnington House, outside Edinburgh. Newly completed, these eight man-made hills have been shaped by the distinguished US critic, polemicist and&nbsp;designer Charles Jencks. Beautiful&nbsp;things, they rise in stepped ramps sheathed in emerald green turf,&nbsp;clustered around swirling&nbsp;ponds.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/7855502/buried-treasure buried treasure Paul Petrunia 2011-05-27T19:39:54-04:00 >2011-05-28T16:18:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0uqe8ne06gjvo8f.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This lovely underground home is slated to be the first zero-carbon home in the North West of England. Designed by Make Architects, this 4-bedroom oasis leaves the views of nature in tact above the ground while creating spaces filled with light and space below the ground plane.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>