Archinect - News 2014-08-27T21:15:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100070483/winners-of-the-2014-great-places-awards-to-be-exhibited-at-edra-conference-new-orleans Winners of the 2014 Great Places Awards to be exhibited at EDRA Conference, New Orleans Justine Testado 2014-05-19T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T20:11:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3bfkdmxmgk6nf20.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The annual Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Great Places Awards highlight the invaluable relationship between people and their experience with physical space. For its 2014 program, EDRA chose six winning projects that exemplify professional and scholarly excellence in environmental and experiential design.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Masoro Village Project</strong> by GA Collaborative</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z13lrb23w5tq6aye.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Open House</strong> by Matthew Mazzotta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13youq10bvlszn79.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Sugar Beach </strong>by Claude Cormier et Associ&eacute;s</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z079blm7karih53g.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Planning Award: Pike-Pine Renaissance</strong> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15545239/gustafson-guthrie-nichol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njkc38xlsjndce7w.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Research Award: Green Alley Demonstration Project</strong> by City of Austin, The University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Austin Community Design and Development Center</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9qmevq68dbmqe1q.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Book Award: The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space</strong> by Vikas Mehta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nw6cpfzqzrgkq5x3.jpg"></p><p>For project details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2014_great_places_awards_to_be_exhibited_at_edra_conference_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90392557/contained-one-prize-2013-stormproof-finalist-entry [CONTAINED] - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof finalist entry Justine Testado 2014-01-03T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as3y4gv3gr6gxlow.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's our latest feature from the ONE Prize 2013: Stormproof competition, wherein participants had to propose smartly designed resilient cities prepared to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Specifically designed for New York City's coast, [CONTAINED] by <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda</a> was a finalist entry in the international competition.<br><br> Here's a preview of their proposal:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rzxfuvcpqrhalqz.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8sclqh5xbq9d451.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkh6huntu4f5al8s.jpg" title=""><br><br> For full project details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/contained_-_one_prize_2013_stormproof_finalist_entry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br> More images can be found in the the thumbnails below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88676289/project-winners-announced-for-public-interest-design-global Project winners announced for Public Interest Design Global Justine Testado 2013-12-12T13:35:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:53:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e49wffyt1q5idff6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After tight competition and vigorous deliberation from the jury, six Project winners were selected for the Public Interest Design Global. The winners will present their projects and discuss social impact design at a public global convening at the Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture in Paris on April 18-19, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The six winners, announced by the Ecole Sp&eacute;cial d&rsquo;Architecture, Design Corps, and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network are:</p> <p> <strong>Umusozi Ukiza "Healing Hill" - Butaro Doctor Housing</strong> - Burera District, Rwanda (see cover image)<br><br><strong>Can City</strong> - Sao Paulo, Brazil</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cs/csnuuzp29ap8scrz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>TAEQ Green Building Headquarters</strong> - Sakhnin, Israel</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d85y4b9az3tjpiqp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Walk [Your City]</strong> - Raleigh, North Carolina</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oy95tsn09p4vkmsb.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Comunidad Ecologica Saludable</strong> [Healthy Ecological Community] - Lima, Peru<br><br><strong>Joler Jonno Utshob</strong> - A Dug Well Pavilion - Dhaka, Bangladesh</p> <p> For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/project_winners_announced_for_public_interest_design_global/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87395137/grimshaw-completes-the-nature-inspired-ecorium-their-first-project-in-asia Grimshaw completes the nature-inspired Ecorium, their first project in Asia Justine Testado 2013-11-25T20:14:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> recently announced the completion of the Ecorium at the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea -- making this the firm's first project in Asia.</p> <p> The newly built ecological educational and research center gives visitors a first-hand experience to learn about the Earth's ecosystems all in one place.</p> <p> Below are more details on the project:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qc100pa9b7xl97w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "The project, which was secured through a turnkey design and build competition hosted by Korea&rsquo;s Ministry of the Environment, uses nature as an immersive teaching tool to showcase the world&rsquo;s diverse ecosystems. Grimshaw&rsquo;s New York studio was appointed by Samsung Construction and worked alongside Samoo Architects and Engineers.</p> <p> The project concept is inspired by the form of an oxbow lake, an aquatic body created by the evolving erosion of a meandering river. The masterplan guides the visitor flow through a series of botanical gardens and into Ecorium."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qh4gxwe7mmyd7us2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Visitors travel through five biomes, seeing, hearing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78928311/just-how-green-is-the-world-s-greenest-building Just How Green Is The World's Greenest Building? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-07T20:06:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:57:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qzvy1sdmy872sad9.jpg" width="514" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to data released by New York City last fall, the Bank of America Tower produces more greenhouse gases and uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan. It uses more than twice as much energy per square foot as the 80-year-old Empire State Building. - Sam Roudman</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Bank of America tower in NYC, winner of Platinum LEED certification and (according to <a href="http://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/press-kit/bank-america-tower-one-bryant-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bank of America</a>) "one of the world's most environmentally responsible high-rise office buildings", is under scrutiny for its environmental claims, in a debate hosted by the Fast Company blog, Co.Design. A recent article by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/authors/sam-roudman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Roudman for the <em>New Republic</em></a><i>&nbsp;</i>questioned the building's actual environmental impact, and the effectiveness of LEED certification by extension. Roudman's piece prompted a counter-defense from the sustainability blog, <a href="http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/leed-bashing-bank-america-building-really-toxic-tower.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Treehugger</a>, and Co.Design has published the two sides of the conversation.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68957574/sustainable-holiday-home-by-tjep-isol-e Sustainable Holiday Home by Tjep | Isolée Anna Johnson 2013-03-07T13:05:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T22:10:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Tjepkema of Dutch design studio Tjep. has designed an ecologically friendly getaway home to be self-sufficient in remote areas. Called Isol&eacute;e, the small house embraces and uses technology to be as energy efficient as possible.</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/68652047/m-thermal-imager-attachment-for-the-iphone-will-detect-thermal-vulnerabilities-in-a-building Mµ Thermal Imager attachment for the iPhone will detect thermal vulnerabilities in a building Archinect 2013-03-02T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:10:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvzj6tcbk8kht3a6.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In construction or renovation of buildings you'll be able to identify poorly insulated areas and badly wired electrical outlets before you put the drywall up. You'll find places where water has penetrated the structure where it should not have. Identifying mold and moisture is a much easier task with the M&micro; Thermal Imager.</p></em><br /><br /><p> M&micro; Optics is currently seeking financial support on crowsourced-funding website Indiegogo. The iPhone attachment may offer steep competition to the existing thermal imaging cameras that range in prices from $2,000 to $22,000, according to M&micro; Optics. The M&micro; Thermal Imager is currently offered for $125 and $150 to early adopters, with a final price goal of less than $200 if they are able to stock the product in the big box stores.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7ch4lrl89xzypdbf.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65977795/le-corbusier-s-ecology-what-modern-architecture-teaches-us-about-green-design Le Corbusier's Ecology: What Modern Architecture Teaches Us About Green Design Archinect 2013-01-21T20:02:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:42:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f26457a0034b2bc111eac201ca4eae40.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The modernists were attempting to make architecture for a class of people who were not necessarily privileged to the architectural product... that&rsquo;s very relevant for our times, because once again architecture has drifted to the fringe of being a product for the elite... when the early modernists imagined that we could build light, airy, and dignified environments for working-class, they recognized that there was a limitation on the resources and capital society had available to make the work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Artinfo talks to Kevin Bone, curator of &ldquo;<a href="http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/lessons-modernism" target="_blank">Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture</a>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64828361/will-biomimcry-offer-a-way-forward-post-sandy Will Biomimcry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? Archinect 2013-01-04T18:25:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:21:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0n39n38jbvdfq5l.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy begin drafting plans for reconstruction, some progressive architects and urban planners have been pointing out that the emerging science of biomimicry offers a way forward. The notion is that the next generation of waterfront designs could draw inspiration from the intricate ways that plants and animals have adapted to their situations over hundreds of millions of years.</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/34047661/buildings-and-clothes-could-melt-to-save-energy Buildings and clothes could melt to save energy Archinect 2012-01-10T18:02:00-05:00 >2012-01-11T19:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lvux2t9iv4dt52z.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is no design flaw: encapsulated within the walls and ceiling panels is a gel that solidifies at night and melts with the warmth of the day. Known as a phase change material (PCM), the gel will help reduce the amount of energy needed to cool office space in the building - scheduled to house the molecular engineering department when completed this month - by a whopping 98 per cent.</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/9903474/apologue-s-tali-krakowsky-to-speak-on-experience-design-at-eyeo-festival-promaxbda Apologue's Tali Krakowsky To Speak On Experience Design At Eyeo Festival & PromaxBDA Michele Lu Kumar 2011-06-14T14:26:11-04:00 >2011-06-14T14:34:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndm9ysh8bcm49tky.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Tali Krakowsky</strong>, founder of experience design studio Apologue, will be speaking at the Eyeo Festival on June 27th and June 28th in Minneapolis, and at the 2011 PromaxBDA Conference on June 30th in NYC.</p> <p> At the Eyeo Festival, Krakowsky will be moderating in two panels. On June 27th is a panel that wonders &ldquo;WHY&rdquo; and features Golan Levin, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Zach Lieberman. Why do we do what we do? Why should our spaces be infused with the digital? Why data? Why code? Why generative? Why collaborative? Why interactive? Why color? Why sound? Why touch? Why do frameworks have to be open? Why design?</p> <p> June 28th will feature a panel called &ldquo;Coding Spaces&rdquo; with Emily Gobeille, Theo Watson and Jake Barton. Peep behind walls made of bits and bytes to unravel and contemplate the art and science of imagining, coding and building interactive environments. The panel will search for some general process ideas, tips, warnings, recommendations and insights into the making of these fascinatin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2652994/cal-poly-pomona-env40-celebration Cal Poly Pomona ENV40 Celebration Sarah Lorenzen 2011-04-12T15:09:02-04:00 >2011-04-12T17:54:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8tcalg9bga95pc9e.jpg" width="514" height="99" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Event includes panel discussions featuring leaders of the environmental design professions including: Marvin J. Malecha, Ray Kappe, Richard Chylinski, Frank Clementi, Stefanos Polyzoides, Deborah Sussman, Michael Rotondi, Ken Smith, Rick Bishop, and Lorraine Wild.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SCHEDULE OF ENV 40 PANELS, Saturday April 16th 2011<br><br>10 &ndash; 11 am:&nbsp; The early years<br></p> <ul><li>Dean Emeritus Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, 2009 President of the American Institute of Architects</li><li>Professor Emeritus Ray Kappe, FAIA, former Chair of the Architecture Department (who went on to found SCI-ARC)</li><li>Professor Emeritus Richard Chylinski, FAIA, former Chair of the Architecture Department (who helped establish the department in 1966)</li><li>Professor Emeritus Ken Nakaba, FASLA, former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Professor Emeritus Bob Perry, Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Professor Emeritus Charles Loggins, Urban and Regional Planning Department, former Associate Dean of ENV<br></li></ul><p>11 &ndash; 11:45 am:&nbsp; Years of growth<br></p> <ul><li>Dean Emeritus Barry Wasserman, FAIA, former California State Architect</li><li>Professor Emeritus Rod Tapp, FASLA, Landscape Architecture Department</li><li>Calvin Abe, FASLA, AHBE Landscape Architects</li><li>Steven A. Preston, FAICP, City Manager, City of San Gabriel</li><li>Bob Kain, AIA, Healthcare Principal, HMC Architec...</li></ul>