Archinect - News 2016-05-29T11:30:53-04:00 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:34:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct ...</p> Winners of Re-Thinking the Future’s International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-22T19:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T13:45:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Re-Thinking the Future's International Architecture Thesis Award 2013 recently concluded with the announcement of this year's winners. The exclusive international design competition recognizes the best in student thesis projects. Starting with 525 registrations, 265 entries were shortlisted for the first round of screening. The competition pool was then narrowed down to 80 submissions that advanced to the next level of grading.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Public/Institutional, First place: Center for Musical Experimentation | Victor Diaz Ortega, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Residential/Housing, First place: (Re)Interpretations of Nature | Nathan Fisher, Lawrence Technological University, Canada</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Sustainable Design, First place: Urban Renewal | Riccardo Torresi, University of Ferrara, Italy</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Transport Terminal, First place: Nicosia International Airport | Charoula Lambrou, Newcastle University, United Kingdom</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of IATA 2013.</em></p> ASLA 2013 Student Excellence Award Winner: Natural Water as Cultural Water by Daniel Zhicheng Xu Justine Testado 2013-11-01T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel (Zhicheng) Xu, an undergraduate at Purdue University, recently won the ASLA 2013 Student Awards - Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category for his project "Natural Water as Cultural Water / A 30 Year Plan for Wabash River Corridor in Lafayette." The project is a stormwater management plan to achieve ecological and cultural resilience for the poor landscape conditions of the Wabash River in Lafayette, Indiana.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winner of 2013 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition Alexander Walter 2013-05-06T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:17:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced recently at the fifth annual Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition, organized by Chicago Architecture Today. [...] The top title of International Skyscraper and Mock Firm Champion (a combination of architectural and marketing efforts) was awarded to the team AZAHAR Architecture composed of five architecture students and one professor from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results of tur(i)ntogreen International Student Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-12T14:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-13T18:24:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the tur(i)ntogreen international design competition were recently announced in Turin, Italy. Organized by the Research and Documentation Center in Technology, Architecture and City in Developing Countries at the Politecnico di Torino, the competition had invited university students [...] to develop new multidisciplinary solutions for a sustainable and inclusive city reflecting on new forms of urban management and regeneration through agro - housing and urban - farming models.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Exploitation of Interns Coming to an End? Anna Johnson 2012-12-27T13:17:00-05:00 >2013-01-03T17:16:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unpaid interns are common in architecture firms, but recent lawsuits brought by interns across other industries may have the architecture industry forking out some cash. In many industries, the term &lsquo;intern&rsquo; is often used to describe someone who works for no pay, but the NCARB&rsquo;s IDP has been trying to detach interns from the assumption by architecture firms that they are willing to work for free. The council defines architectural internships as post-graduate, pre-registration professional work.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the 2012 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Archinect 2012-12-06T16:36:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:50:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2012 RIBA President&rsquo;s Medals were announced this week at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. Dating back to 1836, the prestigious RIBA President's Medals reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Boston Architectural College student missing, search continues Archinect 2012-10-08T14:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T20:09:01-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The volunteers from LostNMissing Inc., a nationwide non-profit organization based in Londonderry, N.H., are scheduled to begin circulating posters about Jonathan Dailey, a second-year student at Boston Architectural College, around Allston early Sunday afternoon.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Police say Dailey is 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, and a black stripe tattoo on his left bicep. Anyone who sees him should call District D-14 detectives at 617-343-4256.</p> Winners of the SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-18T14:46:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T08:58:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanish architectural magazine future arquitecturas recently announced the winners of its SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers competition which called for innovative ideas of how to build a habitable bridge in two different sites: Chongqing (China) and Seville (Spain). Eligible for the international competition were architecture students or young architects under 35 years old.</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 >2012-07-16T20:23:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" 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> Architectural Association’s Foster + Partners Prize 2012 Goes to Yi Yvonne Weng Alexander Walter 2012-07-06T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-07-07T16:53:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week in London, the Architectural Association and Foster + Partners announced AA diploma student Yi Yvonne Weng as winner of the 2012 Foster + Partners Prize for her project &lsquo;The 6th Layer &ndash; Explorative Canopy Trail&rsquo;. The award is presented annually to the AA fifth year diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Designing for Adaptable Futures (DAF) Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-07-05T20:02:00-04:00 >2012-07-06T11:50:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Adaptable Futures (AF) group at Loughborough University in England today announced the winners of its first international student competition, Designing for Adaptable Futures (DAF). The competition asked students to illustrate how the life of their proposal - whether product, building or urban intervention - would unfold through time: over an hour, day, year, decade, or perhaps a century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Helsinki Landmark Building, “Fokka” by Arto Ollila Alexander Walter 2012-07-02T15:54:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T03:02:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The concept "Fokka," by Finnish architecture student Arto Ollila at Helsinki's Aalto University, is the winning concept in a student design competition held in 2011 among all architecture schools in Finland. The task was to design a new landmark building in the Koivusaari area, the most western part of Helsinki, using new and innovative steel structures. Koivusaari is one of the new areas currently under development in Helsinki, the World Design Capital 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UA architecture students look to revitalize downtown Tucson Archinect 2012-05-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-05-31T14:52:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For years city planners have looked at ways to revitalize downtown, now some University of Arizona architecture students may have the answer. For the past couple of years the grad students have been working on a project called "The New Old Pueblo". "We did a lot of research on successful strategies used in other cities," UA Grad Student Julia Roberts says. Roberts is one of 17 students who worked with Architecture Professor Mark Frederickson to design the plan.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces Archinect 2012-05-29T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook&rsquo;s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging &ldquo;rest and concentration in the workplace&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pinup 2012 Announces Student Competition Finalists Alexander Walter 2012-05-07T18:31:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T23:01:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixteen finalists have been announced in the Pinup 2012: Student Competition. The international contest was assembled by professors and students for students as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of “Stadium of Tomorrow” Competition in Korea Alexander Walter 2012-04-24T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T10:44:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 'Stadium of Tomorrow' design competition, sponsored by global stadium architecture specialist Populous to mark the completion of the design of its first major sports stadium in Korea, attracted more than 250 teams from all over Korea. [...] The stadium had to be transformable/moveable/demountable.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> (a) Ball by Donovan Ballantyne Alexander Walter 2012-04-20T20:04:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T13:38:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Donovan Ballantyne has shared with us his thesis project project (a) Ball, a rather unique take on the geodesic dome concept. Along with the SCI-Arc Selected Thesis Award, this project has been selected as an Exhibit Finalist to have a portion of it fabricated for suckerPUNCH's Land of Tomorrow exhibition, and it was also nominated as a Co-Finalist for HD Magazine's Annual Design Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of Tap City, a Competition around a Drinking Fountain Alexander Walter 2012-03-29T18:20:00-04:00 >2012-04-01T08:11:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="559" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One winner and one Finalist have recently been announced at Tap City, a competition around a drinking fountain. The contest asked undergraduate and graduate students to create a structure, installation, or experience around a forgotten fountain, the Duncan Dunbar Memorial Fountain in Greenwich Village, NYC, to devise a radically innovative proposal for the most particular of urban design sites.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ULI/Hines Competition Announces the 2012 Finalists + Honorable Mentions Alexander Walter 2012-03-05T15:12:00-05:00 >2012-03-06T12:25:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graduate-level student teams representing the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and a joint team from the University of Colorado and Harvard University have been selected as finalists for the tenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This year&rsquo;s finalists were charged with proposing a long-term vision for creating a distinct identity for a new downtown Houston district.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future Alexander Walter 2012-02-29T17:14:00-05:00 >2012-03-03T07:57:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Global design firm Fentress Architects recently announced the winning designs for the 2011 Fentress Global Challenge, an international competition launched last fall for architecture and engineering students to present their visions for the Airport of the Future. Expert jury members narrowed the 200 submittals to 16 finalists, and then to the top three with two honorable mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results of the 2011: Why Tall? Student Tall Building Competition Alexander Walter 2011-11-01T17:39:41-04:00 >2011-11-01T17:42:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced at the first annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition "2011: Why Tall?". From more than 200 projects submitted, 32 finalists were displayed and judged during the 2011 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) World Conference in Seoul, earlier in October.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> International School-Museum of Flamenco Competition Announces Winners Alexander Walter 2011-10-04T16:32:50-04:00 >2011-10-08T18:24:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ten finalists have been announced in the International School-Museum of Flamenco (ISMOF) competition [...] Organized by the Spanish platform contestA, ISMOF is an international ideas competition with the main objective to enable students of architecture and young architects to present their work, promote research in the field of museum architecture, as well as to highlight the important role of flamenco in the Spanish identity, specifically the Andalusian.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Student Project Used by City to Define Its Future Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-02T12:56:44-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Councilwoman Diaz said she heard about the Cal Poly student's proposal accidentally during a chance encounter on a plane flight to the Bay Area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I always tell graduating students to take their projects to real life and grass root campaign&nbsp;them.&nbsp;Well, so it happened to one Cal Poly, Pomona architecture student John Barlow, class of 2010 advised by professor Kip Dickson, when his project fell into the hands of interested&nbsp;<a href=",_California" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escondido</a> City&nbsp;Council&nbsp;and the rest of the story is very inspiring for young graduates of design schools.</p> <p> "City officials say a new proposal to have developers or venture capitalists build a cooperative wine-processing plant in Escondido could turn the city into a prominent wine-growing region."</p> <p> See the pdfs of the project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> From the School Blogs: A Gallery for One. Paul Petrunia 2011-07-11T16:34:37-04:00 >2011-07-11T17:20:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our third studio project was called &lsquo;Gallery for One&rsquo;. The point of the project was to choose a work of art and design a space to house only this piece. The hypothetical site was on UBC&rsquo;s main mall next to our Belkin Art Gallery, on an enormous strip of grass. With such a simple program and very little site restrictions the goal was to generate a space that was completely original and enhanced the experience of viewing the selected art piece without overshadowing it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Haiti Simbi Hubs Wins AA School and Foster + Partners Sustainability and Infrastructure Prize Alexander Walter 2011-07-01T18:40:48-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to Aditya Aachi, of Diploma Unit 7, for his project 'Haiti Simbi Hubs'. The project proposes sanitation infrastructure for Haiti and draws on the unprecedented need for cooperation between the Haitian Government and NGOs to combat cholera outbreaks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Yale Student Dies in Machine Shop Accident Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T15:07:31-04:00 >2011-04-14T15:08:20-04:00 <img src="" width="190" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ms. Dufault, 22, was killed when her hair became caught in the lathe, whose rotating axis is used to hold materials like wood or metal being shaped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Aaron <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">points out in the forum</a>, please be safe in the shop!</p> Brains before beauty: top architecture graduate crowned Miss Universe-Phillipines J. James R. 2011-04-12T18:45:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architecture magna cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines who topped the architecture licensure exams in 2010 bested 39 other contestants to win the 2011 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title at a glittering three-hour coronation night Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Shamcey Supsup, 24, is now a licensed architect and beauty queen in the Philippines. Her portfolio, however, is unavailable online. Her portion of the talent competition involved <a href="" target="_blank">charcoal pencils and trace paper.</a></p>