Archinect - News 2017-07-25T10:57:08-04:00 Factory and Office Headquarter Annex by SUBdV Architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T14:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T11:51:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by a Brazilian architecture firm SUBdV Architecture, this Factory and Office Annex in S&atilde;o Paulo, fuses high-tech architectural design strategies with local low-tech construction methodologies. <br></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> system references the traditional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian</a> &lsquo;cobogo&rsquo; shading screen, which controls the filtration of indirect sunlight through the operable windows on the south and west facades, while also creating a thermal mass which prevents the penetration of hot air in the interior spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><p>Generated through <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">parametric</a> scripts, the various geometric configurations of blocks produce&nbsp;different sized openings and differently-angled light reflection planes, allowing for the optimal combination of both shading and illumination.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>The building's double-height ground floor contains a material storage facility, first and second floors are dedicated to administrative office space for the factory and a showroom of the factory's products.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>De...</p> How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future? Sponsor 2016-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T14:35:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Since 2006 <strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual <strong>Skyscraper Competition</strong> explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. The competition challenges preconceived ideas, and as such, the results are received with a mix sentiment of excitement and misbelief. Many believe that these projects belong to science fiction, that would never be built, and let alone solve any of our current architectural and urban problems. eVolo Magazine seeks to enter the ranks of inspiring publications like <em>Lacerba</em> in Italy and <em>Le Figaro</em> in France which published conceptual projects by Futurists like Arne Hosek, Piero Portaluppi, and Sergei Lopati whose &ldquo;out of this world&rdquo; projects of the 1900&rsquo;s became a reality 100 years later.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It is eVolo Magazine&rsquo;s mission to keep promoting t...</p> "But always with Zaha’s DNA" Nam Henderson 2016-10-29T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-31T14:18:55-04:00 <img src="" width="2364" height="1490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The importance to Zaha was the layering, setting a new structure over the old one&rdquo; that would both read at a distance and liberate ground for public space. And Patrik wanted the new structure to overshoot the fire station and land on a single point."</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the occasion of the opening of Zaha Hadid Architects, Port House in Antwerp,&nbsp;Joseph Giovannini reflects on the&nbsp;afterlife of Dame Zaha&nbsp;Mohammad&nbsp;Hadid, DBE.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Further images of the&nbsp;&ldquo;floating&rdquo; Port House in Antwerp were published previously,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this year Archinect shared</a>&nbsp;the official announcement from&nbsp;Zaha Hadid Architects about plans to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership. More recently,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher has further explained the parametric future he plans for ZHA</a>.</p> 2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions Sponsor 2016-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:43:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 15, 2016 - Early registration deadline</a></strong></li><li>January 24, 2017 - Late registration deadline</li><li>February 7, 2017 - Project submission deadline</li><li>April 4, 2017 - Winner's announcement</li></ul><p><strong>JURY</strong></p><p><strong>Eric Bunge</strong> [principal <em>nArchitects</em>]&nbsp;<br><strong>E...</strong></p> 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="" width="650" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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=""></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:20:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> acting as de facto leader.&nbsp;In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Hadid died</a> on March 31st, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a> will also be taking on new work. According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, in addition to opening new offices in Mexico City and Dubai, the firm "also hopes to push further into aviation, having won a contract for a new airport in Beijing." In tomorrow's episode of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>,&nbsp;Schumacher will share his personal and professional reflections on Hadid's legacy, and elaborate on how he'll carry Hadid's "DNA" and his&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">p</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arametricist</a>&nbsp;ideas into new arenas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We want to tell the world that we&rsquo;re still a viable, vibrant address for major work of cultural importance," Schumacher told the NYT.&nbsp;&ldquo;My ambition is to become more visible as a leader of the field to clients."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>He also stated that he wants to continue moving forward on ...</p> Editor's Picks #437 Nam Henderson 2015-12-16T11:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-31T10:11:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a double review; of '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform</a>'.&nbsp;He finds "<em>The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement</em>"&nbsp;and goes on to reference "<em>enmeshment</em>", systems thinking and dark ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;took stock of how The Bartlett and the Architectural Association <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">are</a> "<em>bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal</a>. Snubbed of the 1991 Pritzker Prize when Venturi was named as the only laureate, Scott Brown is the second female recipient of the Gold Medal.</p><p>In honor of the happy and historic occasion, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown appeared on Archinect Sessions #45</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To <strong>DWLindeman</strong> it "<em>is splendid good news, and a long overdue award...Robert Venturi was right to say to the AIA &lsquo;not without Denise.&rsquo; &nbsp;This is also a very significan...</em></p> Computer Science + Architecture Dual Masters Degree makes new connections to industry at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2015-01-20T18:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T12:54:02-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<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. The program has collaborated with national design firms, Autodesk and other architectural product manufacturers.</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=""></p><p>&uarr;<em> </em><em>Advanced Architectural Composites- &nbsp;Installation under way in the Fall of 2013 of a series of composite wall component tiles in Storrs Hall, UNCC.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline,...</p> Is The Broad Museum's newly unveiled facade living up to its renderings? Alexander Walter 2015-01-02T18:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-06T11:43:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facade of Bunker Hill's The Broad museum was officially unveiled this morning as workers removed the last of the exterior scaffolding, and things are not looking quite as originally envisioned. The design, by starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, was originally advertised as an "innovative veil" that will activate "two-way views that connect the museum and the street"; today it's been updated to be, well, a bit less innovative.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For comparison - the rendered promise:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Archinect's Lexicon: "Parametric Slug" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-04T19:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:07:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here at Archinect, we receive countless submissions of people's work, hoping to be published. Within recent memory (exactly when it began is uncertain), a particular type of work started popping up frequently.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>"Saltworks" from Washington University in St. Louis.</em></a></p><p>The pieces were recognizable as parametrically-designed pavilions, and often (but not exclusively) were student-built, part of a studio program. Photos show these pieces installed on campus quads, somewhere in a public park, or elsewhere with a open, semi-public function &ndash; a structure that gives people an opportunity to gather and linger, but often without any more specific programming. More often than not, these projects look like giant armored slugs.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore University of Technology and Design Library Pavilion</a></em></p><p>So it is respectfully and in the tradition of Venturi and Scott Brown's "duck vs. shed", that Archinect submits the "parametric slug" to <em>Archinect's Lexicon</em>. A "slug" is a typology defined by a simple tubular form, str...</p> A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> Editor's Picks #369 Nam Henderson 2014-05-29T13:05:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:39:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest <strong>Student Works:</strong> highlighted work from students in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3M futureLAB</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> studio&nbsp;along with collaborators from </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Huddersfield</a>.&nbsp;Reacting to the lonely dystopic 3D printed future of residential architecture, <strong>PULPITO</strong>&nbsp;quipped&nbsp;"T<em>he project makes me feel lonely and depressed</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> interviewed Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">She originally spoke with Ma Yansong after he visited Los Angeles in April to </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launch a new book</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and prepare MAD's new Los Angeles branch opening.</a>&nbsp;Their discussion ranged from the Chinese version of 'nature' and what New York should learn from China, to his opinion of "<em>the so-called green architecture</em>" and parametric design.</p><p>Responding to the critics <strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;wrote "<em>I think he explains himself quite well in his first two paragraphs rendering both arguments above not relevant..or more importantly in disagreement with his concept (not western) of nature</em>".<br><br><br><strong>News</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>BBC News reported the tragic news - the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> building,...</a></p> 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="" width="640" height="449" 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=""></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> 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="" width="650" height="870" 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="" 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> 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="" width="640" height="359" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #331 Nam Henderson 2013-09-03T12:39:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T13:34:53-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the New Yorker Elizabeth Greenspan chatted with Daniel Libeskind and discussed the openin...</a></p> “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="" width="650" height="325" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="650" height="222" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="650" height="457" 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> Editor's Picks #314 Nam Henderson 2013-05-07T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T11:23:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="249" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a><br> argued "<em>I'd rather see the swastika redeemed for its original associations (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></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> 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="" width="650" height="325" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> 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="" width="650" height="426" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="650" height="479" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="650" height="955" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cast Thicket, Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition, Now Completed</a></p> PATTERNING LAB - Workshop Impressions Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T17:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:54:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Yale Assembly Pavilion Archinect 2012-07-10T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-03-05T00:08:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A team of students from Yale's <a href="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> All fabrication work was completed in the scho...</p> 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="" width="650" height="701" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p>