Archinect - News 2016-12-06T09:23:31-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149952075/it-s-not-the-kids-it-s-their-environment-the-tragic-story-of-a-young-aspiring-architect-who-died-too-soon “It's not the kids, it's their environment”: The tragic story of a young aspiring architect who died too soon Justine Testado 2016-06-16T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:11:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92xgw9hi9cmyht0q.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Too often children from low-income neighborhoods are called broken...That needs to stop. &ldquo;You keep telling kids that, and they actually begin to believe they are broken, that there is something wrong with them,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;When in reality, it&rsquo;s not the children that are broken, it&rsquo;s the environment and area around them that is not working properly.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ananias Jolley was a high-school student in Baltimore who had a knack for building things with his hands, and he had dreams of becoming an architect. Living in a low-income neighborhood wrought with violence, his life was tragically cut short at age 17 when he was killed by a classmate. The story above is yet another grave reminder about the social and economic inequalities that persist in many U.S. cities (and in the world), as well as the dangers of stereotyping kids &mdash; who, more often than not, are POC &mdash; from low-income neighborhoods.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937228/what-are-the-world-s-most-violent-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What are the world's most violent cities?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147131407/so-far-to-go-so-much-to-gain-discussing-diversity-with-elsie-owusu-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">So Far to Go, So Much to Gain &ndash; discussing diversity with Elsie Owusu on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #9</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942585/kentucky-students-defend-shared-living-spaces-over-innovative-new-dorms Kentucky students defend shared living spaces over "innovative" new dorms Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/02pipo6pw0whseno.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>with the rise of these innovative areas, traditional-style dorms, characterized by shared bathrooms and two or more students living with one another in a single space, are becoming less frequent on campus, and will soon be discontinued altogether. [...] living in a traditional-style dorm is important, especially for first-year students, because the living arrangements allow for greater communication between residents that may not necessarily occur in the newer dorms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears</a></li><li><a title="Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139461710/viennese-student-dorms-may-passively-house-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees</a></li><li><a title="Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27359669/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145117570/rejected-leonardo-da-vinci-design-will-finally-come-to-life-as-world-s-longest-ice-bridge Rejected Leonardo da Vinci design will finally come to life as world’s longest ice bridge Alexander Walter 2016-01-06T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fh9db9y95flhaqo1.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1502, at the request of the Turkish sultan, Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design for a stone bridge that would cross the Golden Horn [...]. With a span of some 240 meters, it would have been the longest bridge in the world&mdash;if it had been built. Now, more than 500 years after the sultan rejected da Vinci&rsquo;s design, a team of students and volunteers in the Finnish town of Juuka are in the process of constructing a scale model of the original drawing&mdash;out of ice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished&mdash;in ice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117657126/icecave-iceland-is-a-city-in-the-glacier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IceCave Iceland is a city in the glacier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78309477/frank-gehry-designs-icehenge-desk-for-inland-steel-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house 2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE Justine Testado 2015-10-19T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-03-15T13:46:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycwvisllx070xjl1.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/20461688/stevens-institute-of-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stevens Institute of Technology</a> of Hoboken, New Jersey won the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/403766/2015-solar-decathlon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon</a> with their storm-resilient SURE HOUSE this past weekend. One of the crowd favorites in this year's competition, the SURE HOUSE scored the highest in seven out of the 10 contests, which put the team in the lead with a final score of 950.685 points out of a possible 1,000. Along with more than a dozen U.S. and international teams, Team Stevens spent two years designing and planning the SURE House, and constructed it from the ground up in just nine days before the competition began on October 8.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1hc7pispawlu5v2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4vvylbmmegnpgba.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o0/o0tkl0b86m4yir6k.jpg"></p><p>After witnessing&nbsp;&mdash; and even personally experiencing&nbsp;&mdash; the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Stevens team based their concept of the SURE HOUSE on storm resilience that balances energy efficiency. Built with fiber-composite materials repurposed from the boad-building industry, perhaps the standout element of the house is the bi-folding storm shutters, which are wrapped with fiberglass and made of a composite f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139121978/students-endure-the-final-home-stretch-at-the-u-s-solar-decathlon-2015 Students endure the final home stretch at the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015 Justine Testado 2015-10-18T16:34:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:11:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vq/vqngoa6chlo3yg4g.jpg" width="650" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sun beat down onto the asphalt grounds of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, where a village of 14 solar-powered houses popped up for the U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19773/solar-decathlon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon</a>. Multi-disciplinary <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93446440/twenty-teams-listed-for-doe-solar-decathlon-2015-at-oc-great-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">teams of college students</a> worldwide dedicate two years to designing and planning their institution&rsquo;s house, then spend just nine days assembling them from scratch in Irvine.&nbsp;Then, the competition begins.</p><p>Teams are tasked with constructing the house that best blends affordability and consumer appeal, and demonstrates optimal energy production and efficiency. The houses are evaluated in <a href="http://www.solardecathlon.gov/2015/competition-contests.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 contests</a>&nbsp;based on merits of performance and livability. The team who scores the most out of a maximum 1,000 points is crowned the overall winner. Held biennially, the Decathlon attracts ambitious students who want to push the boundaries of the future of sustainable technology and housing, while honing their technical skills and toughening their skin for their forthcoming careers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wtjuzz9ti0dhmacw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6pkkuxc64ddulou3.jpg"><br><em>"S...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132489224/lego-architecture-launches-new-student-acoustic-design-challenge-to-restore-a-destroyed-music-theater LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater Justine Testado 2015-07-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llu59z7fjs6gpf9r.jpg" width="650" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a successful inaugural event <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29653301/lego-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> is presenting another opportunity for architecture students in the Villa Pennisi in Musica 2015 summer workshop to hone their acoustic-design and LEGO-building skills in the upcoming #FILLTHETHEATRE challenge.</p><p>Taking place in August at the Villa Pennisi in Italy, the workshop challenge is part of the 15-day <a href="http://www.vpmusica.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa Pennisi in Musica</a> festival that brings together classical music, architecture, and performance design. Attendees get to check out live music performances, exhibitions, lectures, and presentations by major classical musicians and notable practitioners in architecture and sound design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps3f4p6d126kbcbd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/li9fnzz0ptuvd9ue.jpg"></p><p>Using the 1,200-piece monochromatic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture Studio sets</a>, students will build scale models of indoor structures that will amplify the acoustics of the historic Teatro Bellini of Acireale, a baroque theater that was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. The theater was only partially reconstructed, but is no longer in use due...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131877039/reminder-the-2015-aa-summer-dlab-red-application-deadline-is-july-20 REMINDER: The 2015 AA Summer DLAB :: RED application deadline is July 20! Sponsor 2015-07-14T17:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6w/6w3y94rqmlrlshfd.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's still time to apply for the AA School of Architecture 2015 Summer DLAB :: RED workshop. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer program emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the phenomenon of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96890esc28t0ko3d.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by the use ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131491063/downtown-portland-says-hello-to-new-student-designed-public-parklet Downtown Portland says hello to new student-designed public parklet Justine Testado 2015-07-09T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T18:09:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3a0i20fk5ccw6li.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first public parklet in downtown Portland, the installation is intended to help revitalize this stretch of SW Fourth Avenue in the heart of the SoMa EcoDistrict (for &ldquo;South of Market Street&rdquo;), giving students, faculty, and workers from surrounding offices a place to sit and enjoy their food-cart lunches in the sunshine, rather than racing back to their desks to eat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Downtown Portland is no stranger to green public spaces, but the recently opened Fourth Avenue Parklet has that ideal recipe for a do-good-feel-good collaborative project. Twenty-six architecture students from Portland State University spent 18 months to design and construct the parklet, which also crowdsourced $15,640 in cash and in-kind donations from the local community.</p><p>The new parklet flaunts 3,475 pounds of steel, 250 feet of repurposed escalator handrail, 768 linear feet of sustainably harvested juniper, and drought-resistant native plants. It was built as a complementary hangout spot for people to relax and enjoy their grub from the nearby diners and food-cart pod along&nbsp;SW Fourth Avenue in Portland's SoMa EcoDistrict.</p><p>Keep doing you, Portland.</p><p><em>Image <a href="https://www.pdx.edu/the-arts/soma-parklet-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro Justine Testado 2015-05-04T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T06:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p524td3vpx47ps7c.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With final crits creeping up for many architecture students, there's no doubt that the agenda includes sleepless nights in the studio and personal health becomes second priority. Sad but true. In recent years, some students turned to social media sites like Tumblr to post snapshots of their peers seizing the chance to catch up on some ZZZs -- whether as a way to share their woes with fellow architecture students, poke a little fun at their friends, to procrastinate, or maybe even as a cry for help. The widespread social-media trend is nothing new (neither is sleep deprivation among aspiring architects), but what it reflects of architectural education and studio culture is certainly still <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126539522/aias-launches-survey-to-reassess-studio-culture-s-broken-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>.</p><p>As anyone who has gone through architecture school may already know, the studio provides plenty of room&nbsp;&mdash; and materials&nbsp;&mdash; to get <em>some</em> form of shut-eye while working on big presentations:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7acglu0ho13sbk8n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q33wiginj3gx9wln.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2trrgofjlr37e9em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15vf3jorex2hlj31.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/oro03j5tsh2wgcpf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjd0bx9acxw5tqpx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91j0oaf4dbn2480a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3xt1otxnp7lz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywkyfb3aog65popt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahhwbqq43ugrs0e4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jj5i4wbczmoulamp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24k4qc2jsahj5b3b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o6x4uv6ee4gkd7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n77jmyxzry41e4bv.jpg"></p><p>To any students going through this at the moment: Hang in there.</p><p>More photos <a href="http://realstarchitectssleeparound.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="http://gsappsleep.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and <a href="http://architectssleepinginstudio.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Rel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124980104/university-of-maryland-grad-students-envision-redevelopment-plan-for-new-orleans-neighborhoods University of Maryland grad students envision redevelopment plan for New Orleans neighborhoods Justine Testado 2015-04-10T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:07:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su1i8ixuucg0zziv.jpg" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded by Gerald D. Hines, the annual Urban Land Institute Hines competition challenges multidisciplinary graduate student teams from North American universities to propose a comprehensive redevelopment program for a designated U.S. metro area. The ideas competition is set up as a design exercise with no plans of implementation, but the hypothetical situations of the brief are largely based on actual urban development and redevelopment scenarios, so students get to test their design skills in relevant real-world issues. What student wouldn't be motivated by that?</p><p>For its 13th edition, the competition focused on the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmkzeex3wk9qm1js.jpg"><br><em>2015 ULI Hines finalists (starting on the L, clockwise): Harvard University: &ldquo;Trem&eacute; 2.0&rdquo;; University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin - Madison: &ldquo;Quartier Vert&rdquo;; Harvard University: &ldquo;Claiborne Grove&rdquo;; University of Maryland: &ldquo;The Crossing&rdquo;</em></p><p>The comp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120521346/harvard-gsd-to-host-talk-on-habitation-in-extreme-environments-alpine-shelter-exhibition-this-friday Harvard GSD to host talk on "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition this Friday Justine Testado 2015-02-11T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T21:08:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vbsurwd4jdekmk9o.jpg" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curated by Spela Videcnik, Rok Oman, and John T. Dunlop (Design Critic in Housing and Urban Development), the "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition currently at the Harvard GSD presents a prototypical alpine shelter that students designed in <a href="http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k103976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an option studio</a> this past fall. A public lecture and discussion by Spela Videcnik will formally introduce the topic this Friday, February 13 at Gund Hall. The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akk1nvz9q00m7cbv.jpg"></p><p>Guided by instructors Spela Videcnik and Rok Oman of Ljubljana-based OFIS arhitekti, the studio focused on investigating architectural solutions and responses to extreme climatic conditions, specifically referring to the ongoing heavy wintry conditions that ravage the North region of the U.S. The students researched traditional European alpine settlements in an effort to find new architectural solutions fit for a North American context.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/ai353s8yg1au0cmk.jpg"></p><p>The prototype shelter that will be presented at this Friday's lecture prov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118296787/second-registration-period-for-5th-is-arch-awards-ends-january-19 Second registration period for 5th IS ARCH Awards ends January 19 Justine Testado 2015-01-14T03:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T22:07:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h5/h56wnl6ndpt1t4u6.jpg" width="530" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a reminder that the second registration period for the 5th edition IS ARCH Awards for Architecture Students ends January 19. Although there's still one more registration period, the fee will increase to &euro;90 (approx. US$105).&nbsp;</p><p>The annual IS ARCH Awards provides for current architecture students -- and recent grads --&nbsp; an international platform where they can contribute and debate on the projects and solutions&nbsp; derived from their university studies. The awards were created to provide a gateway to the professional and corporate world for young architects. The awards also encourages young architects to take part in healthy architectural debate and practice developing their own perspectives and opinions.</p><ul><li>The competition is open to all architecture students and young architects that have graduated within the last 3 years prior to the date of submitting necessary documents.</li><li>Each participant or team of participants is allowed to submit as many projects as they like, regardless of typology...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE Justine Testado 2015-01-07T20:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1v/1v4s4mix8hm4d42f.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly summer workshop explore algorithmic/generative design methodologies fused with large-scale digital fabrication tools that aim to enhance architectural design. Following the Summer DLAB's color-based agenda, WHITE focused on investigating organic formation processes and reinventing them through architectonic structures.</p><p>In the first phase of the workshop, students designed their own proposals that had to include an algorithmic process with a logical approach in the design in addition to illustrating how each concept will be fabricated at a certain scale. The concepts that students developed were then applied in the second phase of realizing the paleolithic-looking Callipod in a span of one week...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115271132/the-2014-new-zealand-student-design-awards-winners The 2014 New Zealand Student Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2014-12-05T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:07:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/fadbvzgiqb2ygh6u.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New Zealand Institute of Architects' celebrated another year of top-notch architecture student work with the recent announcement of the 2014 NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards winners. Every year, the top four final-year students from each of New Zealand&rsquo;s three Schools of Architecture (the University of Auckland, Unitec, and Victoria University of Wellington) compete for the top prestigious award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are a few of the winners and finalists:</p><p>Above - WINNER: Tom Dobinson (Victoria University of Wellington): "Wharf Dwellers &ndash; An Expose of Lyttelton"</p><p>HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ji Min An (Unitec): "Korea/Korea"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnndir6eomz1sv48.jpg"></p><p>HIGHLY COMMENDED: Norman Wei (University of Auckland): "SUPER-PACIFIC-CITY: The Saga of Lomipeau"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6rkkusbvl2i9zid.jpg"></p><p>FINALIST: Hamish Beattie (Victoria University of Wellington): "Topology Of A Phantom City"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/og5or148j5ytmy3y.jpg"></p><p>FINALIST: Mayank Thammalla (Unitec). Project: "Swim Or Sink"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq9t70mf3y7hgm9t.jpg"></p><p>FINALIST: Zee Shake Lee (University of Auckland): "Moving Grounds: Irrupting Three Kings&rsquo; Inverted Volcanoes"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxxfc2j0q0zl4uhg.jpg"></p><p><strong>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2014_new_zealand_student_design_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115195694/winners-of-the-2014-riba-president-s-medals-student-awards Winners of the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Justine Testado 2014-12-04T15:32:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:54:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/66/66c1k2afeo7sqtms.jpg" width="650" height="803" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA announced the 2014 winners of the prestigious President's Medals Student Architecture Awards last night in a ceremony in London. Established in 1836, the RIBA President's Medals are regarded as the world's highest awards in architectural education. The awards program honors the cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of architecture students for their talent and excellence, and aims to incite global architectural debate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are a few of this year's winning projects:</p><p>Above - RIBA SILVER MEDAL: Nick Elias (Bartlett School of Architecture - University College London) for &lsquo;PoohTown&rsquo;</p><p>&darr; RIBA BRONZE MEDAL: Simon Dean (Kingston University) for "Flow, 1944"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rk9rkzzyyp0f1mlz.jpg"></p><p>&darr; DISSERTATION MEDAL: Jasper Ludewig (University of Sydney) for &lsquo;Made Ground: A spatial history of Sydney Park&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h3/h3mtwvjlm20b94s2.jpg"></p><p>&darr; SERJEANT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DRAWING Part 1: Oliver Riviere (University of Brighton) for &lsquo;The Institute of Concrete Poetry&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51sf8sszh09pajqb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 2: Mike Lim (Royal College of Art) for &lsquo;Untitled, 2014. Mixed Media&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xagxu1bo4hpuoiz.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2014_riba_presidents_medals_student_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115047965/eyetime-announces-the-2014-winners EyeTime announces the 2014 winners Justine Testado 2014-12-02T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T19:12:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xaupjpr6pbkmyt6j.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for EyeTime 2014. The popular contest was created by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research, exploration and investigation happening within today's emerging talent. The guest jury chose the winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories. Additionally, the public got to participate in selecting the winners in the "EyeTime" contest...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year, the guest jury featured Archinect and Bustler founder/director <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>! Here's a peek at some of the 2014 winners:</p><p>(Pictured above) EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Binh Duong - "Street Barber"</p><p>EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Rongguo Gao - "Mother and Child"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/483hukex959aoqlb.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2znbwa7mpdsbop7r.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Flowers of City Slums"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57zvablop4k0xs9d.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES PUBLIC WINNER: Christopher Lucka - "Lovers"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7k848zgic8ko5qg.jpg"></p><p>Find more of the winning photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_eyetime_2014_are_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112900804/eyetime-2014-finalists EyeTime 2014 finalists Justine Testado 2014-11-04T20:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:38:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mkcbeessdasfmokz.jpg" width="650" height="1083" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The EyeTime competition is back for 2014. The popular annual contest was established by photographers, professors and students to promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening within today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories will be chosen by the guest jury in addition to the public-viewing "EyeTime" contest. Another bonus: This year's guest jury includes Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> founder/director, <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>!</p><p>Here's a few of this year's finalists.</p><p>Emerging Talent:</p><p>Pictured above: Fold . Hold by Darren Yio.</p><p>&darr; Symmetry by Edward Neumann - EMCN.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mqo77yfxpea8lhr.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; Lost Angelinos by Erica Simone.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yz7rd5hqly61416.jpg"></p><p>Future Voices finalists:</p><p>&darr; Architecture in Limbo by Ben Tynegate.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9b7qb35ncqldcs3.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Train Yards Chicago: A Network of Connectivity by Chris Bennett.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vkclkd7pkkrmz7h.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Mans Best Friend by Mando Parrilla.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0euoujchfg6kzch.jpg"></p><p>Head over to Bustler to see <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/eyetime_2014_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105803115/the-tall-dc-new-monumentalism-exhibit-questions-washington-d-c-s-building-height-restrictions The TALL DC: New Monumentalism exhibit questions Washington D.C.‘s building height restrictions Justine Testado 2014-08-04T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T19:27:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y9/y925l12zs8l7smr0.jpg" width="650" height="541" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent "TALL DC: New Monumentalism" exhibition took a critical approach to how outdated urban building standards -- specifically in D.C. -- can affect the built environment and the field of architecture, even as social demands and technology progress. Graduate students of Emerging Technologies and Media at The Catholic University of America proposed three skyscrapers among D.C.'s historical monuments to further encourage the questioning of this notion and the definition of "a monument".</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icv1idr2u2l16gs4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tj/tjdfo3f9mcp8wmck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8r6t4i6dae1df1d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g4/g45kxlelwxu167n1.jpg"></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_talldc_new_monumentalism_exhibit_questions_washington_dcs_building_heig/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104422375/italian-team-wins-first-place-at-the-solar-decathlon-europe-2014 Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-17T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:09:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hvwe7tylh6f0ut8w.jpg" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Pictured above) <strong>1st Place/Overall: </strong>"Rhome for Dencity" by Team Rhome (Universit&aacute; Degli Studi di Roma TRE)</p><p><strong>2nd Place:</strong> "Phil&eacute;as" by Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/7240nedqzdse327u.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Place:</strong> "A Home with a Skin" by Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-loger (TU Delft, The Netherlands)<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94365163/saving-face-pr-t-loger-designs-solar-powered-skin-to-preserve-dutch-row-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Previously on Archinect)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcjzocsjqyv4ikja.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/italian_team_wins_first_place_at_the_solar_decathlon_europe_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103865540/apply-now-for-the-2014-aa-summer-dlab-white-registration-ends-monday-july-14 Apply now for the 2014 AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE - Registration ends Monday, July 14 Sponsor 2014-07-10T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T15:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4hzqjyo0lnyjojj.jpg" width="530" height="749" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The final registration deadline for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_summer_dlab_white/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE</a> is quickly approaching: Apply by July 14 for your spot in this exciting summer workshop. Presented by London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>, the program focuses on the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools.</p><p>The workshop will take place in London between July 21 until August 2, 2014 and from August 2 onwards, will be located in South England's Hooke Park until August 8, 2014.</p><p>All current architecture and design students are invited to apply.</p><p>Find more details below or <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p>"One of the major objectives of Summer DLAB is to demonstrate the continuity of the workflow between computational software and digital assembly procedures leading to physical fabrication. In this respect, the programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase shifts to A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103730413/apply-now-to-win-the-10-000-vectorworks-design-scholarship Apply now to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Archinect 2014-07-08T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T21:23:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/suowm30einyyofz1.jpg" width="530" height="120" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and apply by July 30th for a chance to win the $10,000 <a href="http://www.vectorworks.net/scholarship?source=bustler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vectorworks Design Scholarship</a>! The program invites students across all design disciplines to submit their best work, created in any software program, and answer a few short questions to be considered for cash prizes and other awards.</p><p>Read on for more details from the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/the_vectorworks_design_scholarship/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call for Applications</a> on Bustler.</p><p>"The scholarship program supports promising students on two levels. First, Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be presented to multiple winners around the globe. Prize packages include $3,000 USD, Vectorworks&reg; Designer with Renderworks&reg; software for a computer lab at the winner&rsquo;s school and virtual or in-person training for faculty and students. Winners will be announced August 30, 2014.</p><p>Second, all Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will compete for The Richard Diehl Award, a global award named after the founder and current chairman of Nemetschek Vectorworks that recognizes the top overall submission to th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="641" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture "Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-12T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-21T00:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The writer and the architect aren't so different from each other when you consider each one as builders of an environment, and what better way to introduce that concept than to a class of high school students. After reading about <a href="http://www.matteopericoli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matteo Pericoli'</a>s "The Laboratory of Literary Architecture" course in <em>The New York Times</em>, English teacher George Mayo was inspired to teach it to his 10th grade class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glzlbogp55s1d0vb.jpg"></p><p>Matteo Pericoli created and taught the workshop in the Scuola Holden creative writing school in Turin, Italy and then in the M.F.A. writing program at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s School of the Arts. Students picked a literary work they closely understood and then broke it down to its core elements, from which they based their architectural designs.</p><p>The goal was for students to avoid literal&nbsp;representations and instead design&nbsp;<em>literary</em> representations that symbolize "the essential ideas of the narrative structure in a spatial form," as described in P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100944428/1st-year-goals-and-final-crit-anxieties-a-few-words-from-usc-architecture-students 1st year goals and final crit anxieties: a few words from USC Architecture students Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-03T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, the University of Southern California's School of Architecture hosted its annual <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a> event, an exhibition surveying work from all levels and discipline. The massive show of work from first year bachelors to masters thesis levels is a prime chance for students to see what's been going on in other studios, and for the School of Architecture to showcase its output to those outside its walls.</p><p>Fellow Archinect editor, <a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>, and I visited the Blue Tape exhibitions to talk with students, administrators and teachers about what it's like for an entire school of architecture to be on display -- and why it's so important that they open their doors each year.</p><p>I intercepted a gaggle of first years exiting their final critique, who kindly agreed (after sighs of exhaustion and shouts of relief) to answer a few questions about life at USC Architecture.</p><p><strong>What's first year at USC Architecture like?</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Why did you choose USC? [Undergraduate]</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Why did you choose USC?</strong>&nbsp;<strong>[Graduate]&nbsp;</strong>(We b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99832200/apply-for-the-2014-aa-summer-dlab-white-now-until-july-14 Apply for the 2014 AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE now until July 14 Sponsor 2014-05-15T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T22:50:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcrmy7gxhbyd206b.jpg" width="640" height="940" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is back again for its 2014 cycle. The summer-long workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools.</p><p>Continuing its color-based agenda with White, this year's Summer DLAB will highlight White as a starting point to investigate natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p><strong>The application deadline is JULY 14! </strong>The program is open to all current architecture and design students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4q6kflmpfkl5q5y.jpg"></p><p>"One of the major objectives of Summer DLAB is to demonstrate the continuity of the workflow between computational software and digital assembly procedures leading to physical fabrication. In this respect, the programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase shifts to AA Hooke Park campus and revolves around the fabrication and ...</p> 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/650x/zu/zu0uv42zbhjgltz8.jpg" width="650" height="435" 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/93446523/120-hours-2014-competition-prepares-for-feb-17-launch 120 HOURS 2014 competition prepares for Feb. 17 launch Justine Testado 2014-02-14T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T14:48:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m9/m9z1wdvw5eif0hnf.jpg" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>120 Hours</em> is a choice competition for students who love&nbsp;&mdash; or perhaps need&nbsp;&mdash; an extra dose of adrenaline rushing through their blood. As its name states, the competition challenges participants to solve a complex and socially relevant problem in exactly 120 hours, or 5 days. 120 Hours 2014 begins once the assignment is revealed on Monday, Feb. 17 at 14:00 (GMT+1) and ends on Saturday, Feb. 22. Three winning proposals will be selected.&nbsp;<br><br>120 Hours has grown immensely since its inception in 2010. Last year's edition brought in a record-breaking 420 student teams from 103 Universities in 44 countries. For 2014, the <em>120 Hours </em>group hopes to have the winning submission realized.</p><p>This year's jury features:</p><ul><li>Ellen van Loon - OMA partner and 120 Hours jury leader</li><li>Nanne de Ru - co-founder of Powerhouse Company and director of The Berlage</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert - director of Storefront for Art and Architecture; founder of office of architectural affairs</li><li>Alfredo Brillembourg - Urban Think-Tank founding ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T14:40:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T15:23:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As virtual access to art collections expands through online walk-throughs and projects like Google&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/opengallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Gallery</a>, museums have long been experimenting within their own halls with ways to accommodate a wider range of visitors,&nbsp;particularly those with disabilities. Historically, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/welcoming-art-lovers-with-disabilities.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums have been leaders in the field of accessible institutional design</a>, whether through improvised additions or new technology. In a collaboration between the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> and Parsons The New School for Design, students in the <a href="http://amt.parsons.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art, Media, and Technology</a> have focused on how both physical and online resources can optimize the museum experience for people with disabilities.</p> <p> Working under the <a href="http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design and Technology masters program</a> and alongside education specialists at the Met, Parsons&rsquo; students spent the last semester designing a host of physical and digital tools to not only make museum resources more accessible, but to serve and benefit the public at large. Their work, including a...</p>