Archinect - News 2014-04-18T14:53:03-04:00 108 eighth-grade students design their school's library in Berkeley Justine Testado 2014-02-28T20:25:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:29:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What good is a school without a library? A team of 108 eighth-grade students at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REALM Charter School</a> in Berkeley, CA let their curiosity take the lead in designing their school's own reading space, which they call X-SPACE.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>X-Space started out as a school project in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio H</a>, an in-school curriculum led by&nbsp;director Emily Pilloton and 8th-grade teacher Hallie Chen that lets students in grades 8-11 design and build in socially-engaged projects.<br><br>The idea and name of X-Space came from the students' desire for a place to study, to relax, to learn and discover "X"&nbsp;&mdash; the unknown. In short, they wanted a welcoming library space for fellow students at the growing charter school.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Another product of the project is the X-shaped "STAX" shelving system the students helped construct. The stackable shelves were designed from low-tech 13-ply finished plywood and made using high-tech CNC technology with the help of Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Studio H launched a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Feb. 25 and has already raised o...</p> Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for November + December 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-04T10:22:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:28:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> And just like that, it's already December. For the last two months of 2013, let's have a look at our favorite picks from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> 1. <strong>'<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REM' - Rem Koolhaas Documentary by Tomas Koolhaas</a></strong><br> Directed by Rem's son, Tomas Koolhaas, this feature-length documentary has two shoots left before starting post-production. Tomas' architecture documentary branches out from the traditional approach of the film genre, featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the details of his father's work process as well as stories from everyday people that use his built projects.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> 2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Pop-Up City Book by The Pop-Up City</strong></a><br> Jeroen Beekmans and Joop de Boer of the Amsterdam-based blog The Pop-Up City is finally at the brink of publishing their first book. Readers will get to flip through 260 pages of stories and colorful illustrations about the making of cities, design and culture.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> 3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The DIY Concrete House Ring by Linda Bennett</strong></a><br> The complex process of making used in the...</p> Cooper Union Architecture Students Launch Campaign To Preserve Free Education Apollo@Didyma 2013-11-29T17:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-01T00:35:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund'&nbsp;in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school.</p> <p> The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious financial crisis that has prompted the administration to introduce tuition. Tuition compromises the meritocratic foundation of the school and undermines the social contract amongst students and faculty.</p> <p> This campaign is a student initiative from within the School of Architecture. The objective of the students involved is to provide the incoming undergraduate students with the equivalent financial support that the current students received upon their acceptance to the School in the form of merit based full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students.</p> <p> The campaign runs until January 6th, 2014.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A. Justine Testado 2013-11-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2013-11-28T12:33:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!<br><br> Event details are right below:</p> <p> <strong>RELIER Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party</strong> <strong>| December 14</strong>, <strong>Doors open 4 p.m.</strong></p> <p> The RELIER team -- an alumni group from the Cal Poly Pomona architecture program -- would like to invite you to our Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party hosted at the historical VDL House.<br><br> Join RELIER for cocktails as we provide our vision and plans for the exhibition ahead. We will be hosting a silent auction, with items designed by various Cal Poly Alumni and faculty. All donations will go toward the production of RELIER 2014.</p> <p> Featured Artists include:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manny Torres</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando Pndlian</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andy Wilcox</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIA Studio</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a><br> and many more!</p> <p> For event tickets and additional information, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Opening of Non-Mechanical Repetition Installations | December 7, 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p> <p> Com...</p> LA ForumFest to honor Michael Maltzan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-01T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:22:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> at their annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ForumFest</a>. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism, where design professionals and the general public alike can reflect on the nature and impact of architecture in Los Angeles.</p> <p> Michael Maltzan was a natural choice for this year's ForumFest honoree -- established in Los Angeles since 1995, his firm embraces the diverse, sometimes contradictory Los Angeles landscape, while retaining a recognizable personality and form specific to his practice. He has also contributed to the architectural discourse on Los Angeles through multiple essays and critical pieces. Maltzan is perhaps most well-known in Los Angeles for his work with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skid Row Housing Trust</a>, as well as his many architectural and urban planning projects at the intersection of education...</p> Architects, artists create lights for MAK Center auction Archinect 2012-11-08T17:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T03:29:46-05:00 <img src="" width="338" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of L.A.&rsquo;s best known architecture firms and artists have designed one-of-a-kind lamps to be auctioned Nov. 2 at a fund-raiser for the MAK Center in West Hollywood. Among those who designed, produced and donated their work for the event, dubbed &ldquo;Light My Way, Stranger&rdquo;: Ball-Nogues Studio, Cory Buckner, Ehrlich Architects, Hodgetts &amp; Fung, Eric Owen Moss, Barbara Bestor, Dewey Ambrosino, Liz Larner and Sam Durant.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>