Archinect - News 2014-12-27T20:39:27-05:00 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/514x/fa/fadbvzgiqb2ygh6u.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/66/66c1k2afeo7sqtms.jpg" width="514" height="635" 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/514x/xa/xaupjpr6pbkmyt6j.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/514x/mk/mkcbeessdasfmokz.jpg" width="514" height="857" 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/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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/514x/y9/y925l12zs8l7smr0.jpg" width="514" height="428" 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/514x/hv/hvwe7tylh6f0ut8w.jpg" width="514" height="354" 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/514x/x4/x4hzqjyo0lnyjojj.jpg" width="514" height="726" 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 .com 2014-07-08T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T21:23:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/suowm30einyyofz1.jpg" width="514" height="116" 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/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" 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/514x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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/514x/tc/tcrmy7gxhbyd206b.jpg" width="514" height="755" 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/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/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/514x/m9/m9z1wdvw5eif0hnf.jpg" width="514" height="373" 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/514x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="514" height="288" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/88083216/the-bartlett-wins-all-three-top-honors-at-2013-riba-president-s-medals-student-awards The Bartlett wins ALL three top honors at 2013 RIBA President’s Medals student awards Alexander Walter 2013-12-04T20:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:23:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/kra23q8ysq064zna.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's The Bartlett School of Architecture scored big times at today's presentation of the 2013 RIBA President&rsquo;s Medals Student Awards taking home all of the three top prizes. [...] Dating back to 1836, the prestigious President's Medals are awarded annually to students nominated by schools of architecture worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The project "Kizhi Island" by Ben Hayes received the RIBA Silver Medal for this year's best post-graduate design work. Ness Lafoy was awarded the Bronze Medal for the best undergraduate design project with the project "Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall". The Dissertation Medal went to Tamsin Hanke's research project "Magnitogorsk: Utopian Vision Of Spatial Socialism".</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87689587/cooper-union-architecture-students-launch-campaign-to-preserve-free-education Cooper Union Architecture Students Launch Campaign To Preserve Free Education Apollo@Didyma 2013-11-29T17:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-01T00:35:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fprdfg1j9je6m189.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund'&nbsp;in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school.</p> <p> The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious financial crisis that has prompted the administration to introduce tuition. Tuition compromises the meritocratic foundation of the school and undermines the social contract amongst students and faculty.</p> <p> This campaign is a student initiative from within the School of Architecture. The objective of the students involved is to provide the incoming undergraduate students with the equivalent financial support that the current students received upon their acceptance to the School in the form of merit based full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students.</p> <p> The campaign runs until January 6th, 2014.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oneyearfund.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.oneyearfund.com</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77228132/cooper-union-and-former-occupiers-reach-an-agreement Cooper Union and former occupiers reach an agreement Archinect .com 2013-07-16T19:03:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T21:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thb0q2bal0r6xojr.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We have received news that the administration, Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union and those who have occupied the Office of the President since May have reached an agreement that ended the occupation on Friday, July 12. A "working group", as described in more detail below, consisting of Board, faculty, alumni, students and administration representatives, will be established to seek an alternative to tuition that will "sustain the institution&rsquo;s long-term financial viability and strengthen its academic excellence".</p> <p> The working group will report to the administration and Board of Trustees for consideration at the December Board of Trustees Meeting.</p> <p> The Board also confirmed, in accordance with the motion approved at the June Board meeting, that procedures for student representation on the Board will be established at the September meeting.</p> <p> An interim room has been identified as a Community Commons that can serve as a student center or a community center for all members of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70226850/12-architecture-students-killed-in-syrian-mortar-attact 12 Architecture Students Killed in Syrian Mortar Attact Orhan Ayyüce 2013-03-28T13:17:00-04:00 >2013-04-04T16:18:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egj6er6gdfte17eb.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At least 15 Syrian students were killed on Thursday when rebel mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture, state-run media reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mortar shells landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture killed at least 15 students and wounded 30 others on Thursday, state television reported, blaming rebels who have stepped up attacks in the heart of the Syrian capital.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65222232/winners-of-iit-s-innovation-center-parametric-design-competition Winners of IIT’s Innovation Center Parametric Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-10T15:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69g4eiblx65pv1ch.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winning entries [...] have recently emerged from the IIT Innovation Center Parametric Student Design Competition, held at Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture under the guidance of professors Alphonso Peluso &amp; John Manaves. The brief was based on the school's recently announced plan to build a new &lsquo;Innovation Center,&rsquo; a proposed hub for interdisciplinary education and an incubator for idea exchange between faculty, students, business and industry.</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/62404266/winners-of-2012-isarch-awards Winners of 2012 ISARCH Awards Alexander Walter 2012-11-29T16:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:14:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ma/maenease1yaeic1s.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The very first edition of the international ISARCH Awards for architecture students and young architects has announced its winners. [...] The jury was composed of Ivan Harbour (Rogers, Stirk Harbour + Partners), Benedetta Tagliabue, Tomislav Dushanov (Associate at Herzog &amp; de Meuron), Koji Tsutsui, and Fernando Marquez Cecilia.</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/59159370/sofitel-water-tower-to-host-student-architecture-competition Sofitel Water Tower To Host Student Architecture Competition Archinect .com 2012-10-12T14:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T14:27:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5ch5wa8epalh05s2.jpg" width="365" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Sofitel is hosting a competition in which thirteen graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will design both an interior and exterior future concept for a fictional Sofitel property in either Helsinki, Finland, Mozambique, or Lima, Peru&mdash;sites varying from an urban center, to an eco-resort to a traditional beach resort.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Nov. 14, Jean-Paul Viguier, the French architect who designed Chicago's Sofitel, will formally judge each of the SIAC students&rsquo; entries along with the panel of local architects. Winners will be selected for both the best interior and best exterior concepts.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55304316/project-pipeline-introduces-new-orleans-high-school-students-to-architecture-and-design Project Pipeline Introduces New Orleans High School Students to Architecture and Design Alexander Walter 2012-08-14T21:09:00-04:00 >2012-08-15T11:59:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64dgnoo73hkcplo1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 25 high school students from across New Orleans, most of whom had never met an architect, recently took part in the inaugural Project Pipeline Architecture and Design Camp &mdash; a four-day, intensive workshop intended to introduce the process of design to a community with historically limited access to the design profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The camp was organized by the Louisiana Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA LA) and held at the Tulane School of Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53012223/brian-henry-sci-arc-student-jumps-to-his-death Brian Henry, SCI-Arc student, jumps to his death Paul Petrunia 2012-07-05T17:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T16:06:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2tf06l6amnv0nvk.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 29-year-old man jumped to his death last night from a parking structure at The Grove in Los Angeles, police said. The incident occurred at the outdoor mall around 7:30 p.m., according to Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.</p></em><br /><br /><p> It has just been confirmed that last week's jumper at LA's popular shopping area "The Grove" was SCI-Arc student Brian Henry (not to be confused with <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21813058/finding-my-first-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect blogger Brian Henry</a>). Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and schoolmates.</p> <p> * Above photo was taken by Brian, via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_human_brian/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his Flickr stream</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46270111/architects-support-students-call-for-pro-bono-work-in-exchange-for-loan-relief Architects Support Students' Call for Pro Bono Work in Exchange for Loan Relief Archinect .com 2012-04-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T02:09:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rh07pjtvj4ocm05.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today called for Congress to pass legislation that includes architecture school graduates in the same programs that offer other graduates loan debt assistance if they donate their services to their communities and elsewhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The AIA/AIAS initiative comes as both President Obama this past weekend and likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today urged Congress to head off a scheduled increase in student loan interest rates this July.</p> <p> Also today, the AIAS released a survey of almost 600 architect school graduates showing that graduating architecture students carry a much higher amount of undergraduate student debt - $40,000 on average &ndash; than the national student loan debt average of $25,000. AIAS members will visit Capitol Hill in July to lobby lawmakers on these issues.</p> <p> &ldquo;There are numerous opportunities for young talented architects to use their skills to help rebuild our nation&rsquo;s communities,&rdquo; said AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA. &ldquo;Yet, more and more young architects are leaving the profession because they cannot afford to remain; this brain-drain will have major implications for our communities and the construction industry in the years ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;The AIA and AIAS are not asking for a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43734218/more-photos-of-studio-400-s-white-installation More Photos of Studio 400’s “White” Installation Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T19:30:00-04:00 >2012-04-26T03:18:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztynw9tg6yecd1gu.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we posted a video of the gallery installation White, the thesis book show by the 20 fifth-year architecture students of Professor Karen Lange at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Now we have also received plenty of exhibition photos from the students, as well as images of the construction process.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see the video of the installation, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43126496/white-studio-400-book-show-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43126496/white-studio-400-book-show-installation White: Studio 400 Book Show Installation Alexander Walter 2012-03-29T13:17:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T19:37:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dy9x8xyu58xuqjz.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students of Professor Karen Lange at California's Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design have shared with us a video of their recent thesis book show installaton, White.</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/34251058/yale-architecture-majors-slide-into-dubai Yale architecture majors slide into Dubai Archinect .com 2012-01-12T12:03:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T22:13:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b48867316db8cd287460454319f3ca0.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/29528145/sd-town-tapping-architecture-students-for-ideas SD town tapping architecture students for ideas Alexander Walter 2011-12-02T14:01:40-05:00 >2011-12-04T12:31:03-05:00 <em><p>Thomas Unterseher is on a mission to make South Dakota's small towns more attractive, and he's starting in the place he knows best: his hometown of Mobridge. Like many small towns in the state, Mobridge has been on the decline for decades and is struggling to maintain its population. [...] But since there's little money in the city budget to pay architects or designers to develop a long-term plan to pitch to residents, Unterseher is turning to an untapped resource: architecture students.</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>