Archinect - News 2014-10-22T05:59:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110334103/get-lectured-uc-berkeley-fall-14 Get Lectured: UC Berkeley, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-02T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1cxmde5nncokepgh.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" 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>Our next featured poster comes from the University of California - Berkeley, College of Environmental Design.</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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, all events begin at 6:30 p.m. at 112 Wurster Hall, and are open to the public. Below are upcoming department of Architecture events only.</p><p><em>Oct. 8</em><br>THE MAKING OF THE AVANT GARDE<br>Film screening + panel with Diana Agrest / Cooper Union - NY<br>Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects - San Francisco<br>Sylvia Lavin / UCLA - Los Angeles<br>Nicholas de Monchaux / UC Berkeley</p><p><em>Oct. 15</em><br>KEES CHRISTIAANSE / Kees Christiaanse Architects + Planners - Z...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054102/artistic-landscape-architecture-brings-a-sense-of-belonging Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdb14c1ddfc40a5f60515c72f87647f4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When five of the nation's leading landscape architects gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain. [...] The issues and ambitions on display can be applied to any 21st century metropolitan region like ours, where the most challenging frontiers for growth lie in struggling with issues of growth and change; where the land in question is high-profile and politically charged.</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/99015236/cal-architecture-grad-asks-fellow-alums-to-urge-toy-titan-lego-my-campanile Cal Architecture Grad Asks Fellow Alums to Urge Toy Titan: LEGO My Campanile Alexander Walter 2014-05-01T13:16:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:16:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b770ac4baf7face31ca76ae690fd18c.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He merely wanted to immortalize the most iconic of Berkeley&rsquo;s icons&mdash;the Sather Tower campanile&mdash;in a Lego kit. &ldquo;A couple of months ago I started fooling around with Legos and I made a couple of mock-ups of the Campanile,&rdquo; he recalls. &ldquo;I knew that Lego has a suggestion site&mdash;if you submit a proposal and it gets 10,000 votes, they&rsquo;ll consider making a kit. I thought it would be very cool if they included the Berkeley Campanile in their architecture series.&rdquo;</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/98446122/2014-berkeley-prize-winners-announced 2014 BERKELEY PRIZE Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4730u3pqslbn95x.jpg" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 16th annual international BERKELEY PRIZE competition were just announced. The 2014 challenge revolved around the topic: 'The Architect and the Healthful Environment.' 141 undergraduate architecture students from 28 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s call to describe examples of healthful and unhealthful environments in their respective cities and to compare them analytically.</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/94517401/108-eighth-grade-students-design-their-school-s-library-in-berkeley 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zu0uv42zbhjgltz8.jpg" 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="http://www.realmcharterschool.org/" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqamkoqjr97gmmvu.jpg"><br><br>X-Space started out as a school project in <a href="http://www.studio-h.org/" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wjt9e5ay8t0ltx.jpg"><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkhrrgoofkash1gh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hldqnrqiytzi44sc.jpg"><br><br>Studio H launched a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1903209704/xspace-a-library-designed-and-built-by-its-student" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Feb. 25 and has already raised o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445927/get-lectured-uc-berkeley-spring-14 Get Lectured: UC Berkeley, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-12T17:41:00-05:00 >2014-02-22T23:59:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eescg5qgbjkrjc0.jpg" width="514" height="1671" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a><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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" 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>Our next poster comes from the University of California, Berkeley - College of Environmental Design. Their Spring poster shows off a French Pop-Tone Sour Apple paper and a fluorescent blue overprint gradient.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures will take place at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> in <strong>112 Wurster Hall</strong>, unless otherwise noted. Listed below are upcoming lecture events only. Events open to the public.</p><p><strong>FEBRUARY</strong><br><br><em>Feb 12</em><br><strong>The City of Devi</strong><br><strong>Manil Suri</strong> / University of Maryland, Baltimore County<br><strong>Rajat Dutta</strong> / Trikone, Bay Area and Funding377NoGoingBack<br><strong>Harsha Mal...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91163731/moving-day-a-success-for-uc-berkeley-s-julia-morgan-building Moving day a success for UC Berkeley's Julia Morgan building Archinect 2014-01-13T20:17:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:45:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps8bb3e5bofifjlk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though Morgan assisted campus architect John Galen Howard with the master plan, Girton Hall is the only building to be designed specifically for the campus by Morgan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j2d8534q9kl2csj.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83676587/get-lectured-uc-berkeley-fall-13 Get Lectured: UC Berkeley Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-08T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T16:54:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7r03ddtjizz8o15p.jpg" width="514" height="1580" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Tuesday's lecture poster is a vivid red-and-gold gradient silkscreen from the University of California, Berkeley - College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture.<br><br><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> All lectures will be at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> at <strong>112 Wurster Hall</strong>, unless otherwise noted.**<br> Events are free and open to the public.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 18</strong></em><br><strong>Florian Idenburg</strong> / SO-IL - New York City</p> <p> <em><strong>September 23</strong></em><br><strong>Jason Young</strong> / YARD, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor<br> Howard A. Friedman Lecture - Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Professional Practice<br> Sponso...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79932291/unbuilt-sf-showcases-past-and-future-bay-area-architecture-projects "Unbuilt SF" showcases past and future Bay Area architecture projects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-20T21:49:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T18:19:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05exf6pgvr8190pw.jpg" width="398" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If San Franciscans like to describe their city as &ldquo;49 square miles surrounded by reality,&rdquo; the visionary ideas that were too grandiose for even San Franciscans to consider remain some of the most fantastic designs for any city in the world. Imagine a grand casino on Alcatraz, the city wrapped in freeways and a subdivision covering flattened hills north of the Golden Gate Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p> San Francisco is a small yet fierce city; its 7x7 mile girth is home to a rich history of social activism, tech start-ups, foodies, artists, composting programs and <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-bay-area-july-home-prices-20130815,0,7066358.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">absurdist housing rates</a>. Given its compact and hilly terrain, any addition or subtraction would drastically impact the city&rsquo;s image -- how do you regard a San Francisco without the Transamerica pyramid, or with a <a href="http://www.preservenet.com/freeways/FreewaysEmbarcadero.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giant freeway at the Embarcadero</a>? As part of the <a href="http://www.archandcity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the City Festival</a>, the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.archandcity.org/unbuilt/%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unbuilt San Francisco</a>&rdquo; exhibition provokes citizens to consider their relationship to the city through its architecture, by examining designs for past and future landmarks.</p> <p> This exhibition may sound familiar -- down south in Los Angeles, the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> is exhibiting similar themes of architectural potential with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built</a>&rdquo; show. As discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a> a few weeks ago, the unrealized plans featured in &ldquo;Never Built&rdquo; are all about past imaginations of a city trying to choose its path...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79617396/abandoned-uc-presidential-mansion-may-be-renovated-after-years-of-neglect Abandoned UC presidential mansion may be renovated after years of neglect Archinect 2013-08-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T12:06:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b86ffa57d70e682e3b81fd0cb4ca2c1f.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North of the Berkeley Hills, nestled in the quiet community of Kensington, lies an abandoned mansion called the Blake House. At the end of a short gravel path, the home historically reserved for the UC president lies behind two wrought iron gates. But the 13,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion &mdash; with an elevator, two kitchens, a massive library and panoramic views &mdash; has been empty for more than five 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/71896638/2013-berkeley-prize-winners-announced 2013 Berkeley Prize Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2013-04-24T16:38:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T16:45:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2exncd6qcmx245b.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners of the 15th annual BERKELEY PRIZE competition have been announced. The 2013 prize program focuses on the topic: 'The Architect and the Accessible City.' 152 architecture students from 26 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s question: "Provide us with an overview of what is being done in your city to make it accessible to people who have physical disabilities. In your opinion as an architect, what more can be done?"</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>