Archinect - News 2014-09-19T09:52:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100953285/baumgartner-uriu-s-apertures-shell-structure-challenges-the-conventions-of-sustainable-design Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design Justine Testado 2014-06-02T18:26:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0jpo29x327u46uz.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bplusu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baumgartner+Uriu</a> looked to none other than Mother Nature for their<em> Apertures</em> installation, which was publicly displayed at the <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's <em>Apertures </em>sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Animated Apertures" Housing Tower</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>that was exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France.</p><p>Whatever its organic form reminds you of, the shell structure let visitors catch a glimpse of B+U's ongoing exploration in architectural biomimicry and how it challenges the boundaries of ecological design.</p><p>Read on for more project details from B+U:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsv0u6czhddwpwff.jpg"></p><p>"Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i750575yrm3byd3o.jpg"></p><p>"Rooted in Baumgartner+Uriu&rsquo;s work and ongoing research, Apertures challe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63033488/glen-small-zaha-hadid-exhibit-sci-arc-sham Glen Small, "Zaha Hadid Exhibit @ Sci-Arc Sham" Orhan Ayyüce 2012-12-09T22:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T08:48:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0lm539dow44bmzxz.jpg" width="514" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the recent october 12, 2012 installation at sci-arc with zaha hadid partner patrik schumacher, demonstrated trying to emulate thin shell construction with sticks. it can be done, but not like what was built in the sci-arc museum demonstration space recently. thin shell depends upon significant warpage of surfaces. the ambitious shapes sought were a confused mess, reduced to sculpture with no inherent structure. in one instant relying on connecting into the museum space wall to brace itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In his review Glen Small calls Zaha Hadid Exhibit at SCI Arc a sham and here is why...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56118689/editor-s-picks-279 Editor's Picks #279 Nam Henderson 2012-08-28T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55629733/student-works-performa_12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: PERFORMA_12</a> Archinect features&nbsp; an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay) at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Archinect also interviewed Professor McKay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>,&nbsp;highlighted the recent court decision that there is no requirement that architectural drawings contain sufficient detail to support actual construction in order to warrant copyright protection under Section 102(a)(5) of the Copyright Act. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55753518/lack-of-detail-no-reason-to-deny-copyright-protection-to-architectural-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This decision was reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding&nbsp; (Scholz Design v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, 2d Cir., No. 11-3298, 8/15/12)</a>. More specifically, over-turning the prior district-court decision the Court of Appeals found given the relevant case law, the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/22960252/question-of-the-year-and-sci-arc-2011-thesis-reviews-by-glen-small Question of the Year and SCI-Arc 2011 Thesis Reviews by Glen Small Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-06T14:28:03-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vkgojc7xr4ehsf3.jpg" width="514" height="209" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FORTY YEARS TOO SOON?&rdquo; Question of the year from Jeffrey Kipnis to Glen Small at a rooftop bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p> SCI-ARC SCREEN TEST, I SHALL RETURN is a fun to read blog post with behind the scenes imagery. It includes an honest review of <a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/09/sci-arc-screen-test-i-shall-return/#more-441" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI Arc 2011 Thesis Projects</a>&nbsp;as told by one of school's founding fathers, a visionary green architect and great critic, Glen Howard Small.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12088712/short-essay-empty-halls-of-summer Short Essay: Empty Halls of Summer Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-03T14:42:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r3dzi7eg8x6cib4f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in&nbsp;school&nbsp;and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment, and even found forgotten cash and recreational drugs here and there. Scavenging with few other friends who also enjoyed the summer like this, grilling fine dinners, drinking cheap wine and occasional sex with people who wanted to hang out with the urban campers. We could do whatever we wanted to and even invited out of town guests to stay and take advantage of free lodging.</p> <p> The first day of school in Fall was always a sad day when the places we made friends with and used for many things all of a sudden were&nbsp;occupied by strangers who didn't sense their gravity and give their love like we did. The stories developed around particular spaces quickly&nbsp;evaporated&nbsp;and days start to get shorter. No more ba...</p>