Archinect - News 2016-09-26T15:18:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958970/an-eco-building-toolkit An Eco-Building Toolkit Nam Henderson 2016-07-21T02:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T23:49:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x77k5w0kjf09b1am.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>**I'm truly impressed that Mr Open Source Ecology &amp; Ms Open Building Institute got married and built a house...Of course it's an open-source house that's all makered-up from straw, wood and brick from their neighborhood - Bruce Sterling</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kelly McCartney highlights the work of&nbsp;Marcin Jakubowski&nbsp;and&nbsp;Catarina Mota, who decided to reinvent the home-building wheel a few years back.</p><p>For more check out the <a href="http://openbuildinginstitute.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Building Institute</a>&nbsp;and/or contribute to their <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/622508883/open-building-institute-eco-building-toolkit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/nctzm4dc7mww7yb1.jpg"></p><p>h/t @<a href="https://twitter.com/bruces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939615/editor-s-picks-444 Editor's Picks #444 Nam Henderson 2016-04-13T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T09:09:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgvllomjkxdsgprd.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/722046/coy-howard-student-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 3 part interview</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, by students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ewalenart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewa Lenart</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>Great Work and greatly inspiring teacher!</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/su/sutft9l1c779cb0i.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> explored &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work</a>&rsquo; by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a> thought it was "<em>good work...very interesting...these guys are 100% correct about scale</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Dame Zaha Hadid DBE <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed</a> on March 31st.&nbsp;Frank Gehry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remembered</a>&nbsp;"<em>she was one of the guys...[That&rsquo;s] sexist in its own way I suppose. I don&rsquo;t mean it that way...She was undaunted by all the stuff that would be against a woman coming into a field at that level. She didn&rsquo;t pay attention to it&hellip;She was very confident.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll5yh22xugifbkpj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a> criticized some of commentary "<em>She deserves to be remembered not as one of the best 'female architects' but one of THE BEST architects of our time...A visionary before her time and a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125437188/amanda-baillieu-weighs-in-on-architect-free-open-source-architecture Amanda Baillieu weighs in on "Architect-free" Open Source Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T10:26:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u1l178x5zaebk9gg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are told that the &ldquo;architecture of tomorrow&rdquo; needs to be networked, collaborative and inclusive, drawing its inspiration from crowdsourcing, open access and mass customisation. But to do this &ldquo;architecture must be put into the hands of people themselves&rdquo; and the architect possibly &ldquo;guillotined&rdquo;. [...] This is inflammatory stuff [...].</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/102796714/relocation-or-adaptation-building-a-diy-civilization Relocation or Adaptation: Building a DIY Civilization Nicholas Korody 2014-06-26T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T16:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7exx6k0gajj7fey.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you build a civilization from scratch? According to <a href="http://opensourceecology.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Source Ecology </a>(OSE), the first step is building the right machines.</p><p>Started by Marcin Jakubowski in 2003, OSE is a network of farmers, architects, and engineers based in rural Missouri with branches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. According to their<a href="http://opensourceecology.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> website</a>, their mission is &ldquo;to create a collaborative economic platform that optimizes development, production, and distribution &ndash; via open source collaboration &ndash; to accelerate innovation to unprecedented levels.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i29dnywreflinzdw.jpg"></p><p>Basically, the idea is that a self-sufficient community requires proper tools and equipment, which within our current economy are prohibitively expensive both to purchase and maintain. By developing open source industrial machines, OSE hopes to reduce such expenses to a fraction of their current cost while simultaneously eliminating reliance on global corporations.</p><p>The eventual goal of OSE is to manufacture the Global Village Construction Set (GVSE), ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84907684/unstudio-tried-riding-the-open-source-wave-but-failed UNStudio Tried Riding the Open Source Wave, but Failed Archinect 2013-10-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c44442804d1ef83e6b72e0a7cdaf7edf.jpg" width="514" height="160" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What exactly are [UNStudio] going to share? Will it be more than just some sketches they have laying around? Could it be a big database of materials and tools? Or maybe a bucketload of failed competition entries? Unfortunately, the platform features none of this. At his very moment there are only 27 articles available (they&rsquo;ve been online for 6 months now), 26 of which were written by UNStudio, and most of them are as vague and imprecise as their view on open source.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71073883/unstudio-launches-open-source-knowledge-sharing" target="_blank">UNStudio launches open source knowledge sharing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75835110/who-s-your-data-urban-design-in-the-new-soft-city Who's Your Data? Urban Design in the New Soft City Places Journal 2013-06-25T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:59:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2xmaboyoxomfhbm.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smart city infrastructure can augment the ability of managers, planners, designers and engineers to define and implement a fundamentally better next generation of buildings, cities, regions &mdash; right? Maybe. For that to be a serious proposition, it&rsquo;s going to have to be normal for planners and designers not only to collaborate productively with engineers, but to do so with the full and competent participation of the only people they mistrust more than each other ... customers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "A city is not a BMW," writes Carl Skelton. "You can't drive it without knowing how it works." In a weighty think-piece on Places, he argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to thrive in a "new soft world" increasingly shaped by smart meters, surveillance cameras, urban informatics and big data. "To be a citizen of a digital city requires understanding what the databases do and don&rsquo;t contain, and what they could contain, and how the software used to process that data and drive design decisions does, doesn&rsquo;t, and might yet perform."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71073883/unstudio-launches-open-source-knowledge-sharing UNStudio launches open source knowledge sharing Archinect 2013-04-11T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-04-23T22:30:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f87577cf19d5e1bfa39d12be6050cc0d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In June this year UNStudio will launch the new organisation of its practice as an open-source knowledge-based practice operating projects around four specialised Knowledge Platforms. As part of the reorganisation of the studio a new interactive online knowledge platform will be launched, aimed at facilitating the open exchange of knowledge, with the ultimate goal of introducing and encouraging the expansion from a collaborative to a co-creative working model for architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16c9df91172d10d2b8f39ddf9ee87355.jpg" title=""></p>