Archinect - News 2014-10-24T20:55:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/13117766/from-the-blogs-a-small-side-project From the Blogs: a small side project Paul Petrunia 2011-07-12T13:19:13-04:00 >2011-07-12T16:01:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2c8b0cec5d9189209b7be0ceb58e73b5.jpg" width="400" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fish are part of a small side project the lab is working on in the city of Kesenuma. You probably saw it on the news. It's the city that had a massive boat sitting on a street instead of in the water.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out the latest blog entry from the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/press/5563899/keio-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keio University blog</a>.</p> <p> "The community asked us to think of something that kids could be involved in and that would be cheap to put together and somehow symbolic and fun.&nbsp; The students in the lab came up with using the laser cutter to make a small school of fish that could be assembled by children to make a simple arch.&nbsp; It's a cute idea. Perfect for Japan."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9808606/from-the-blogs-dealing-with-disaster From the Blogs: dealing with disaster Paul Petrunia 2011-06-13T18:33:15-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/5368ffe8c368f7681b95588444150301.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The school year began about a month late this year. Rolling black outs meant there was no power for at least a few hours every day, and the buses were not running either (no gasoline) so the school was kind of stranded. The distance between being a first world advanced civilisation and a bunch of people sitting in the dark turns out to be pretty short.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the coming weeks we will be rolling out some new features on Archinect, including, but not at all limited to, Groups and our new Blog Network. Until then, we don't have an appropriate place for a group/studio blog, so when our friend Jump asked us about setting up a blog for his studio at Keio University in Tokyo, we had to figure something out quick. For the time being, you will be able to follow his blog in the Firm Profiles section, before it gets moved to the forthcoming Groups section and added to the Blog Network. We will also announce new posts here to the news, so stay posted, and enjoy this first post.</p>