Archinect - News 2014-08-20T20:31:38-04:00 Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-13T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-13T14:03:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" 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. 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 poster today comes from the Yale University, School of Architecture. Just like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last Fall</a>, their poster was designed by Michael Bierut and Jessica Svendsen of Pentagram.</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>Listed below are upcoming events only. Lectures begin at 6:30 pm in Hastings Hall (basement floor of Paul Rudolph Hall), unless noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15 pm, unless noted.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 26-27</em><br>5:00 pm<br><strong>Bruno Latour </strong><br>March 26: &ldquo;How Better to Register the Agency of Things: Semiotics&rdquo;<br>March 27: &ldquo;Ho...</p> Gunman reported on Yale's Old Campus Archinect 2013-11-25T12:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T12:22:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yale sent out an email alert at 10:17 a.m. It read: &ldquo;New Haven Police have received an anonymous call from a phone booth in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue reporting a person on the Yale Campus with a gun. There have been NOT confirmations or sightings of this person. Yale and New Haven police are in the area. If you have information, please call 911 immediately. Yale Police advises those on campus to remain in their current location and shelter in place until there is additional information.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Yale Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-07T12:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T11:43:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" 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> Our first poster of the week comes from the Yale School of Architecture, specially designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Svendsen.<br> (It's hard to not get hypnotized by that typography, no?)</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 are events listed under Lectures only. Lectures begin at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> in <strong>Hastings Hall (basement floor)</strong>. Doors open to the public at <strong>6:15 pm</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>AUGUST</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>August 29</strong></em><br><strong>John Spence</strong><br> Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow<br><strong>&ldquo;Five Star Hippie&rdquo;</strong><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 5</strong></em><br><strong>Sylvia Lavin</strong><br><strong>&ldquo;Architecture That Is Near and Arc...</strong></p> Yale Gallery’s $135 Million Expansion Reveals Riches Archinect 2013-01-08T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T10:09:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After nine years and $135 million, the Yale Art Galleries on the university&rsquo;s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, have reopened to display the treasures you more typically find in a big-city museum. The project is the culmination of a campus-wide arts master plan that has taken 17 years and $500 million.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A world-class encyclopedic art museum, complex re-opens in New Haven Nam Henderson 2012-12-15T18:22:00-05:00 >2012-12-18T16:59:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Balance. For decades we&rsquo;ve had an art culture that tries to wow us with too muchness &mdash; blockbusters, biennials, bank-breaking museum buildings no one needs &mdash; and that ends up delivering way too little. Could it be that the day of just enough is upon us, and that Yale&rsquo;s just right museum is a bellwether?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Holland Cotter reviews the final results of the $135 million renovation and expansion of Yale&rsquo;s museum complex.&nbsp; The entire refurbished complex &mdash; a block-and-a-half-long stretch that is itself a museum of changing architectural styles &mdash; officially re-opened two weeks ago. Consisting of the 1953 Kahn building and two adjacent buildings on Chapel Street &mdash; the so-called Old Yale Art Gallery, a 1928 neo-Florentine Gothic building and Street Hall, a Ruskinian Gothic structure from 1866 &mdash; the renovations and additions have combined to give the respected institution an "<em>aura of a destination</em>'. The paper also recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a profile of Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale University Art Gallery, by Charles McGrath</a>. Therein McGrath explored the successful tenure of the sculptor turned director who has "<em>caused hundreds of millions of pour into Yale&rsquo;s coffers</em>" or to put it another way "<em>He makes money rain on the place</em>".</p> Yale's "Women in Architecture" reunion examines gender diversity Archinect 2012-11-30T11:59:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:57:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From Friday evening to Saturday afternoon, 180 alumnae and current female students alike will gather at the school to discuss issues such as evolving design practices and the intersection of architecture and activism, School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern said. But the symposium&rsquo;s larger goal is to allow graduates to share their experiences as women architects, he explained.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Symposium sheds light on Nelson Archinect 2012-11-12T11:36:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T11:36:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the lecture series &ldquo;Context and Collaboration&rdquo; given by Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine, Pullman and architect Jane Thompson of the Thompson Design Group, Nelson was described as rejecting the Howard Roark paradigm of the &ldquo;hero architect&rdquo; due to his socially conscious approach and his choice to work on interiors during the mid-20th century when furniture design was considered &ldquo;feminine.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hearing the Future of Architecture Archinect 2012-10-23T12:01:00-04:00 >2012-10-23T21:47:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week, Raj Patel, principal and acoustic consultant at&nbsp;Arup treated the crowd at Yale School of Architecture&rsquo;s Sound of Architecture Symposium to a presentation on his company&rsquo;s Sound Lab. The Sound Lab uses a battery of speakers arranged in a spherical configuration to mimic the acoustic properties of a digital architectural model. In real time, designers can change the shape of a hall, the material of the seats, the angle of the walls, and hear how it might affect the acoustics...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Yale Daily News summarizes last night's WORKac lecture Archinect 2012-09-07T12:50:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:33:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t believe architecture can solve anything,&rdquo; Andraos said of the relationship between environmentalism and design in WORKac&rsquo;s creations. &ldquo;Rather, we feel this is a question of impacting culture. In the architect&rsquo;s Sisyphean relation to power, we believe in the visionary, and his agency to radicalize and to move culture.&rdquo;</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> Kevin Roche in His Own Words Archinect 2012-06-07T13:09:00-04:00 >2012-06-10T19:48:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2008, while conducting research on the work of celebrated modernist Kevin Roche (b. 1922), Yale School of Architecture associate professor Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen conducted a series of interviews with the architect in his Hamden, Connecticut, home. She included selections from the interviews in Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment (Yale University Press, 2011), the monograph published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Redrawing the architecture major Archinect 2012-04-25T18:15:10-04:00 >2012-04-26T11:20:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yale&rsquo;s new undergraduate architecture program treads a fine line between Yale College&rsquo;s liberal arts philosophy and the preprofessional culture of its home in the Architecture School&rsquo;s Rudolph Hall. Due to the major&rsquo;s rigorous coursework early on and focus on production, six undergraduate students in the major interviewed said that they feel the program is more &ldquo;preprofessional&rdquo; than other majors at Yale.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Gehry and Goldberger, live discussion from Yale Archinect 2012-04-12T19:27:00-04:00 >2012-04-12T19:57:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Check out the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live stream</a> of the discussion between Paul Goldberger and Frank Gehry at Yale.</p> The New Architect Archinect 2012-04-11T13:18:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T16:31:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This past Monday the anti-establishment infiltrated Yale School of Architecture in a dashing gold scarf. Seducing the audience with a breathless stream of &ldquo;Frenglish,&rdquo; whose charm derived from the speaker&rsquo;s sheer enthusiasm for his subject, Fran&ccedil;ois Roche rose to a god-like status typically only afforded movie stars. And if there were a god in whose likeness he is modeled, it would have to be Janus, the forward-backward-looking deity of beginnings and transitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R&amp;Sie(n) (cancellation letter)</a></p> Yale architecture majors slide into Dubai Archinect 2012-01-12T12:03:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T22:13:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seniors in the architecture major will have to abandon T-squares and straight edges for their latest project: designing water slides for the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. The students will enter their designs into a global architecture contest sponsored by the Jumeirah hotel chain, which owns the water park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Chipperfield talks architectural balance Archinect 2011-11-04T13:11:37-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It was a shock to come out [of graduate school] and realize [modern architects] were a public enemy,&rdquo; Chipperfield said. This &ldquo;hostile public opinion,&rdquo; he said, was the result of poor work by the previous generation of architects, whose bad reputation became projected onto Chipperfield and his contemporaries. Furthermore, the damage to England&rsquo;s monuments and other edifices caused in World War II contributed to the public&rsquo;s grim outlook on architecture, he added.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Exhibition at Yale School of Architecture Gallery examines work of architect Stanley Tigerman Archinect 2011-08-23T13:24:42-04:00 >2011-08-23T13:25:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The career of eminent architect and educator Stanley Tigerman is the subject of a retrospective exhibition opening at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, in historic Paul Rudolph Hall, on August 22, 2011. Ceci n&rsquo;est pas une r&ecirc;verie*: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman, which remains on view through November 5, 2011...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment: Yale Press Paul Petrunia 2011-05-16T20:41:24-04:00 >2011-05-17T12:33:42-04:00 <img src="" width="490" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo met in the Saarinen office, where Roche was Saarinen's indispensible lead designer and Dinkeloo directed the firm's production. Upon Saarinen's sudden death in 1961 the pair assumed control of the firm, completing a series of highly significant projects then in construction or on the boards (including Dulles Airport, the CBS Building, Bell Labs and the St. Louis Arch) after which, in 1966, they seamlessly transitioned into their own independent practice.</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> Eisenman addresses admitted students, talks time and space Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T12:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:41:52-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Immanuel Kant said that human beings make sense of our experiences by using the concepts of space and time. Famed architect and School of Architecture Professor Peter Eisenman said that architects tend to pick one or the other.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>