Archinect - News 2016-10-25T13:35:44-04:00 Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions Justine Testado 2016-04-19T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T15:26:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it&rsquo;s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health. Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study finds</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></p> ‘Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association’ Liam Otten 2014-08-12T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:46:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is architecture a trade or an art?</p><p>For Alvin Boyarsky, the answer was clear. As longtime chair of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a> (AA) in London, and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education, Boyarsky argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture &mdash; an open, wide-ranging practice that comprises drawing and publication as much as it engages design and construction.</p><p>This fall, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum</a> at Washington University in St. Louis will present <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association,&rdquo;</a> the first public museum exhibition of drawings from Boyarsky&rsquo;s private collection.</p><p>Featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects &mdash; including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi &mdash; &ldquo;Drawing Ambience&rdquo; explores Boyarsky&rsquo;s role as a collector of drawings and also, metaphorically speaking, of the ideas and people that have come to defin...</p> Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots Alexander Walter 2013-04-29T14:44:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T07:41:38-04:00 <img src="" width="610" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you live in any large &lsquo;rustbelt&rsquo; city in the Midwest, and St. Louis in particular, you&rsquo;re probably all too familiar with the site of vacant lots. Empty land where homes and businesses used to be present a tough challenge for cities. This weekend, ground will be broken on several projects which aim to change the way neighborhoods and cities deal with vacant property. The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition chose five winning designs from 48 design submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>