Archinect - News 2015-01-30T06:04:27-05:00 Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> Schools shuffle and museums move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for October 27, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T20:29:00-05:00 >2014-11-03T20:30:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 31:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a>: Facing the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">loss of its accreditation</a> in 2017, the school is considering independent incorporation in order to continue operating.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 30:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Anthropocene&quot;" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Anthropocene"</a>: Recognizing that&nbsp;"Architecture notoriously appropriates and invents new language &ndash; sometimes to make appeals, sometimes to fill conceptual gaps, sometimes nonsensically", Archinect's new series will create a lexicon of (mostly new) discursive architectural terms.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 29:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a>: Partially due to climate change and deforestation, major reservoirs are dangerously low and cities in S&atilde;o Paulo are beginning to go dry.</li><li><a title="Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center</a>: The condo design originally was given to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>, and may involve relocating the adjacent subway stop at Civic Center in downtown San Francisco.</li><li><a title="The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an...</a></li></ul> Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-03T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T01:03:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Wednesday&rsquo;s poster comes from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, whose Fall '14 lecture series is packed with popular speakers, conferences, symposia, talks, and a film screening.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are Evening Programs only. Unless indicated, Evening Programs take place at Piper Auditorium. Find times and additional details in the PDF or the thumbnail below.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Bjarke Ingels / Bjarke Ingels Group, NY, Copenhagen, Beijing</p><p><em>Sept. 12-13</em><br>GSD Design Weekend + Campaign Launch<br>Grounded Visionaries with Jeanne Gang, Rem Koolhaas, Lars Le...</p> Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-24T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T19:19:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The documentary <em><a href="!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lagos Wide and Close - An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</a></em><a href="!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a>&nbsp;arose from Rem Koolhaas' 2001 visit to Lagos, Nigeria with filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, hoping to document a phase in one of Africa's fastest growing cities. The doc's unique direction allows viewers to switch between two video and three audio channels in realtime, mixing and matching different perspectives on the city. At once documenting Lagos from the personal perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo ("Close"), and an aerial urban view ("Wide"), the interactive piece samples from Busayo's daily journey, interviews with Lagos' citizens, and comments by Koolhaas.</p><p>After visiting in 2001, Koolhaas continued to research Lagos throughout the early 'aughts with the Project on the City at Harvard's GSD, leading to the interactive documentary's release on DVD in 2004. The film is now <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available to experience online</a>, where viewers can take full advantage of the multi-modal storytelling, and flip through ...</p> Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-14T13:47:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T14:06:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Friday's poster comes from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, MA.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Below is a selection of upcoming evening lectures listed on the poster.&nbsp; Unless noted, events below will be at 6:30-8:00 pm at Piper Auditorium - Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. Free and open to the public.<br><br><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p><p><em>Feb 14 </em><br>9:30 am-6:00 pm<br><strong>Symposium: "What Criticism?"&nbsp;</strong><br>at Stubbins (Room 112) - Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street<br><br><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Lecture: Manuel Castells :"The Space of Autonomy: Cyberspace and Urban Space in Networked Socia...</strong></p> $100,000 Wheelwright Prize details announced for 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-14T18:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:46:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wheelwright Prize</a> awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to a recent architect whose proposal conveys a talented, scholarly and professional design sense. Originally established by Harvard's GSD in 1935 as the "Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship", the prize is meant to extend travel-research opportunities to alumni. As of 2013, eligibility has expanded to any architect who has graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. The focus is on international research, requiring the winner of the Prize spend at least 6 months working out of their home country, and not in the United States.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> More information about the Wheelwright Prize and applying are on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. The online-application opens January 20, 2014, and will close March 4, 2014.</p> <p> Last year's Wheelwright winner was Brooklyn-based architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gia Wolff</a>, for her proposal "Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats".</p> Get Lectured: Harvard GSD Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-05T12:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T13:36:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p><p>With the start of a new academic school year comes a new series of lectures. Here on Archinect, we'll begin featuring a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season.&nbsp;So check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for this season's lectures you don't want to miss.<br><br>We'll be starting out with Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Most Followed Schools</a> profiles. Our first list for today is from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em><br><br>Listed below are Lecture/Discussion events only.&nbsp;All events are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong><br><br><em><strong>September 3</strong></em><br>6:30 pm-8:00 pm<br><strong>Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design Award Ceremony</strong></p><p><em><strong>September 4</strong></em><br>6:30 pm-8:00 pm<br><strong>Eduardo Souto de Moura</strong></p><p><em><strong>September 5</strong></em><br>12:00 pm-2:00 pm<br><strong>GSD Talks: Alejandro Echeverri</strong></p><p>6:30 pm-8:00 pm<br><strong>Gallery Talk: Ciro Najle with I&ntilde;aki Abalos and E...</strong></p> The Design Value of the Lecture Poster lrenechln 2013-07-09T13:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T23:08:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A selection of GSD events posters has been acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago for its permanent collection...Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described the acquisition as "an invaluable addition to the department's holdings."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the archives of the Architecture and Design department of the Art Institute of Chicago are one-of-a-kind drawings and models. These are artifacts of built and unbuilt projects documenting the process and ideas of architects from Adler and Sullivan to Jeanne Gang and Diller + Scofidio. There are also architectural fragments, design objects, and furniture pieces which make up the museum's robust collection.&nbsp; The most recent acquisition to the department's holdings, however might simply be stored in a tube or a modest flat file drawer.&nbsp;</p> <p> Students and faculty at any architecture school are used to receiving a folded copy of the semester's visiting lecturers in their mailbox.&nbsp; These seasonal posters become ubiquitous around campus as they are taped, pinned, and posted along the hallways also.&nbsp; So what has inspired the elevation of such event posters to become archived by the Art Institute of Chicago?</p> <p> <strong>Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described ...</strong></p> Lian live-blogs final reviews from Harvard GSD Paul Petrunia 2013-05-17T14:26:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T21:19:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian, our resident GSD school blogger</a> is currently live blogging reviews. So far she's covered:</p> <ol><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceri Edmunds, "Consolidation: The suburban shopping mall as a paradigm of public space."</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trey Kirk, "King Country Courthouse - Seattle, Washington"</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Cowdrey, "Contemporary Asylum" (M.Arch.I Thesis Review)</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fareez Giga, "Nonsense" (M.Arch.I thesis review)</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John David Todd, "Sometimes alone. Mostly with others" (M.Arch.I thesis)</a></li> </ol><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> And<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> M.Arch.I thesis</a></p> Grace La appointed Full Professor at Harvard GSD, Department of Architecture Archinect 2013-03-04T16:41:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:23:12-05:00 <img src="" width="304" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Grace La, co-founder with James Dallman of LA DALLMAN Architects, and Associate Professor at the UWM School of Architecture &amp; Urban Planning, has been appointed Full Professor with tenure at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Department of Architecture.&nbsp; Her appointment, officially announced on March 1st by Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, will take effect July 1, 2013.&nbsp; The office of LA DALLMAN, which continues practice in Milwaukee, will also expand to Boston.</p> <p> &ldquo;Professor La&rsquo;s expertise in the integration of building, infrastructure, and landscape will add a significant dimension to our program and its global community. We are delighted that she will join our faculty,&rdquo; says Dean Mostafavi.</p> <p> LA DALLMAN has received over forty professional honors, including Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects Wisconsin, and prizes in international competitions.&nbsp; In 2011, LA DALLMAN was the first American firm awarded The Rice Design Alliance Prize, recognizing &ldquo;excepti...</p> Harvard University GSD announces the $100k annual Wheelwright Prize Archinect 2012-12-22T17:33:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:22:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harvard GSD Introduces the Wheelwright Prize $100,000 Annual Award Open to Architects Worldwide</p></em><br /><br /><p> Harvard Graduate School of Design announces the launch of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery. With an open application process (deadline February 28, 2013), the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD&rsquo;s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.</p> <p> Since 1935, Harvard GSD has awarded the annual Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, established in memory of Wheelwright, Class of 1887. Intended to encourage the study of architecture outside the United States, the prize was formerly available only to GSD alumni; past fellows include Paul Rudolph, Eliot Noyes, William Wurster, Christopher Tunnard, I. M. Pei, John Haro, Klaus Herdeg, Far&egrave;s el-Dahdah, Adele Santos, and Linda Pollak.</p> <p> Under the leadership of Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, Har...</p>