Archinect - News 2014-04-23T13:59:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93446379/new-dual-master-s-degree-in-design-and-computation-at-unc-charlotte New Dual Master's Degree in Design and Computation at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2014-03-26T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4fza8qedzcsg03y.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4a745ffdoccj753.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Ripple Wall- The Ripple wall installation, is composed of entirely friction components, exemplifying the use of digital tectonics made available through digital fabrication equipment.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline, it has expanded its focus to include the physical and virtual settings in which users interact with the machine.&nbsp; Specialties like human computer inte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86857898/parametric-smackdown-patrik-schumacher-and-reinhold-martin-debate-at-calarts-conference Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-19T16:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T17:48:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73mlg5wsaxny7zuy.jpg" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> CalArts two-day symposium on &ldquo;The Politics of Parametricism&rdquo; opened last Friday with a conversation between Reinhold Martin, associate professor at Columbia University&rsquo;s GSAPP, and Patrik Schumacher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects. Their debate, while at times tending more towards dysfunctional improv theater than academic discussion, revolved around the relationship between architecture and politics -- generally speaking, Martin sees the two as indelibly linked, while Schumacher idealizes their explicit separation. Their debate didn&rsquo;t concern the visual aesthetics of parametric design, so much as argue about its utility in political systems.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdyx3jfi45n9tnzk.jpg" title=""><br><em>Patrik Schumacher</em></p> <p> As an event presented by CalArts&rsquo; MA Aesthetics &amp; Politics program, the Martin-Schumacher debate did not explicitly discuss individual architecture projects, but tended more on the side of critical architectural theory. To introduce their debate, both Martin and Schumacher presented papers on their approach to parametr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83829396/doris-sung-s-living-architecture-morphs-to-protect-from-the-elements Doris Sung's Living Architecture Morphs To Protect From The Elements Alexander Walter 2013-10-10T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:20:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f48e9f4e1f725a05aec96d3ec5e014.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Doris Sung was growing up she had several ideas about how architecture was supposed to be. From what she knew it was static, immovable, and didn't allow much room for experimentation and creativity. Fast-forward several years later, and Sung is now wildly experimenting with building mediums and metals, computer software, and nature itself to create interactive designs that respond to environmental stimuli, essentially coming 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/80934401/editor-s-picks-331 Editor's Picks #331 Nam Henderson 2013-09-03T12:39:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T13:34:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzfqimezn08j9dsw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donna Sink offered up her memories "I spent a summer living in that building. It's very lovely and graceful, though I like &lsquo;suavely-curved&rsquo; much better as a descriptor! The views are unmatched, IMO, still. Breathtaking...Back then its only drawback was that it was very removed from the activity of the city</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture critic tweeted "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80609319/george-schipporeit-co-architect-of-chicago-s-lake-point-tower-has-died" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died</a>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwuy7brt9k2ii6up.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink&nbsp;</a>offered up her memories "<em>I spent a summer living in that building.&nbsp; It's very lovely and graceful, though I like &lsquo;suavely-curved&rsquo; much better as a descriptor! The views are unmatched, IMO, still. Breathtaking...Back then its only drawback was that it was very removed from the activity of the city.&nbsp; It was a bleak walk for several blocks to get back into the hustle of daily life in a city.&nbsp; These days it's surrounded by smaller scale housing, retail, and the much-improved Navy Pier, yes?</em>"</p> <p> <strong>thisisnotmyname</strong>&nbsp;answered "<em>Somewhat.&nbsp; A few more adjacent sites need to fill in.&nbsp; Lake Point Tower is still one of the finest examples of residential high rise design in Chicago</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80606902/daniel-libeskind-s-world-trade-center-change-of-heart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the New Yorker Elizabeth Greenspan chatted with Daniel Libeskind and discussed the openin...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80514363/the-politics-of-parametricism-conference-coming-to-los-angeles-this-november “The Politics of Parametricism” conference coming to Los Angeles this November Justine Testado 2013-08-28T12:57:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T21:03:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mb0t2662xot3hor.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Politics of Parametricism" conference at LA's Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) from Nov. 15-16 explores the vast complexities of Parametrics, the evolving design paradigm described as becoming the "avant-garde in architecture and design" and "the next 'grand style' of architectural movements."</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/75982223/cellular-complexity-2013-faculty-winner-of-aia-la-s-2x8-student-exhibition-design-competition Cellular Complexity - 2013 Faculty Winner of AIA|LA’s 2x8 Student Exhibition Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T18:45:00-04:00 >2013-06-28T08:05:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk4cvfg3k1lttsos.jpg" width="514" height="175" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following the call for proposals for the recent 2x8 Exhibition Design Competition, the AIA Los Angeles chapter has announced "Cellular Complexity," a project by UCLA lecturer Julia K&ouml;rner in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, as the winning entry. The Installation will be completed by February 2014, just in time for the 11-year anniversary of the annual 2x8 exhibit.</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/75835110/who-s-your-data-urban-design-in-the-new-soft-city Who's Your Data? Urban Design in the New Soft City Places Journal 2013-06-25T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:59:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2xmaboyoxomfhbm.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smart city infrastructure can augment the ability of managers, planners, designers and engineers to define and implement a fundamentally better next generation of buildings, cities, regions &mdash; right? Maybe. For that to be a serious proposition, it&rsquo;s going to have to be normal for planners and designers not only to collaborate productively with engineers, but to do so with the full and competent participation of the only people they mistrust more than each other ... customers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "A city is not a BMW," writes Carl Skelton. "You can't drive it without knowing how it works." In a weighty think-piece on Places, he argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to thrive in a "new soft world" increasingly shaped by smart meters, surveillance cameras, urban informatics and big data. "To be a citizen of a digital city requires understanding what the databases do and don&rsquo;t contain, and what they could contain, and how the software used to process that data and drive design decisions does, doesn&rsquo;t, and might yet perform."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72632485/editor-s-picks-314 Editor's Picks #314 Nam Henderson 2013-05-07T13:14:00-04:00 >2013-05-09T20:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cf77sgbcvp5r8ep.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over at the LA Times, Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA Director Michael Govan&rsquo;s plan&rsquo;s for $650-million new building by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor...Eric Chavkin commented "New construction has always been fundraising tail that wags the museum dog. Big names to draw bigger money...Now that AMPAS is leveraging it's Oscar prestige to be a part of LACMA, a new name to entice donor dollars is Zumthor, a name that means absolutely nothing to most.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Z Wise reviewed the newest edition of Albert Speer, Architecture by L&eacute;on Krier for the Wall Street Journal</a>.&nbsp;Mr. Wise concluded his review "<em>Though he is again bemoaning a contemporary inability to regard classicism in a detached manner, it is L&eacute;on Krier who is in a delirious thrall to a malevolent aesthetic</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;was surprised "<em>wow, i didn't need another reason to dislike krier, but this one certainly seems more than enough to set aside any other complaint about the guy and never revisit them.&nbsp; its amazing that someone could hate modernism so much that even hitler's vision for the world seems palatable to him. nasty</em>". For his part <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a><br> argued "<em>I'd rather see the swastika redeemed for its original associations (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika</a>) than see any redemption of Speer's work. It's not that the style(s) from which he borrowed were bad so much as his intentional bombastic over-scaling of everything. These buildings were meant to communicat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69513624/cast-thicket-winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition-now-completed Cast Thicket, Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition, Now Completed Alexander Walter 2013-03-15T20:41:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T15:30:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4q5jkzpp7vt4qawz.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In October of last year, we reported that the parametric design concept Cast Thicket had been selected as the winning entry of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication competition. Over the past 4 months, the winning designers Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy have further developed their proposal in collaboration with TEX-FAB, and now Cast Thicket is complete and installed in the University of Texas at Arlington&rsquo;s School of Architecture Gallery.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60451105/winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68055732/surface-design-award-winner-kebony-kreod-sculpture Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T15:27:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx9ozn1dc97m487i.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>KREOD, a portable wooden structure revealed in London last September, has recently been recognized with a Surface Design Award for Temporary Structure.</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/65222232/winners-of-iit-s-innovation-center-parametric-design-competition Winners of IIT’s Innovation Center Parametric Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-10T15:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69g4eiblx65pv1ch.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winning entries [...] have recently emerged from the IIT Innovation Center Parametric Student Design Competition, held at Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture under the guidance of professors Alphonso Peluso &amp; John Manaves. The brief was based on the school's recently announced plan to build a new &lsquo;Innovation Center,&rsquo; a proposed hub for interdisciplinary education and an incubator for idea exchange between faculty, students, business and industry.</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/60451105/winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition Alexander Walter 2012-10-31T17:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T15:31:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwyyzpgk3e9ymh7k.jpg" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In mid-June, we published the first round finalists of the TEX-FAB APPLIED: Research through Fabrication competition, and today it was announced that the overall winner was the entry CAST THICKET by Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy. The jury, consisting of Nader Tehrani, Andrew Kudless, Branko Kolarevic, and Vlad Tenu, selected the winning project from the four finalists. CAST THICKET will now be built for the next TEX-FAB Event in Dallas next Spring, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51875713/finalists-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69513624/cast-thicket-winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition-now-completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cast Thicket, Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition, Now Completed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56638499/patterning-lab-workshop-impressions PATTERNING LAB - Workshop Impressions Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T17:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezeoyzps4n523zbx.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn-based design studio and research collective Studio Mode/modeLab has sent us plenty of photos from the recent two-day workshop PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication which took place on August 18-19 in Brooklyn, NY. PATTERNING LAB focused on the topic of Parametric Patterns with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros.</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/53302366/yale-assembly-pavilion Yale Assembly Pavilion Archinect 2012-07-10T19:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-16T20:23:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yg5or3d5zw9ggne.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A team of students from Yale's <a href="http://www.architecture.yale.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> has shared with us their pavilion project which acted as the ticket and information booth at the New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas this June. The pavilion was designed, built, and fund-raised this spring and summer in the 'Assembly' seminar led by faculty member Brennan Buck. The seminar sought to explore the relationship between digital design and fabrication on the one hand and public engagement and visual dynamism on the other.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcqsx3hwk8huusjb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm1wgwm13jww18sz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Here's the project description we've received from the students:</p> <p> A pavilion for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas opened on Friday, June 15 on the New Haven Green as the product of the &lsquo;Assembly&rsquo; seminar led by faculty member Brennan Buck. Thirteen students and teaching assistant Teoman Ayas completed the design work during the spring semester, with fabrication and assembly following in the early weeks of summer.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d41cyhx77phr7ktq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All fabrication work was completed in the scho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51875713/finalists-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition Alexander Walter 2012-06-18T21:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T15:29:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czjyqxom4xtawzeu.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four projects have today been announced as First Round Finalists in TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance&rsquo;s 2012 international competition, APPLIED Research Through Fabrication.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60451105/winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p>