Archinect - News 2017-03-27T10:53:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149977527/acadia-s-robotic-softness-workshop-experiments-with-xbox-kinect-and-robo-weaving ACADIA's 'Robotic Softness' workshop experiments with Xbox Kinect and robo-weaving Drishti Haria 2016-11-08T20:07:00-05:00 >2016-11-17T12:37:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsn8y7qbb1ixr9kl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The<a href="http://acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture</a> (ACADIA) conference 2016, hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning at the University of Michigan, is a preeminent platform to discuss design philosophies and acknowledge new realms of work done by individuals or organizations among the architectural community. The Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart's contribution to the field of computational design and architecture has been immense, and the workshop gave us valuable insight into the technology and know-how being developed at the there.</p><p>Through the seven ACADIA&rsquo;s workshops, we participated in &ldquo;Robotic Softness: Behavioral Fabrication Process of Woven Structures,&rdquo; led by Lauren Vasey, a Research Associate from the ICD and Giulio Brugnaro, a graduate of the ITECH Master&rsquo;s Program at the University of Stuttgart who is currently also pursuing his PHD at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The three day workshop was structured...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77165422/editor-s-picks-324 Editor's Picks #324 Nam Henderson 2013-07-16T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T18:48:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gcvrt3emf60l310j.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> The LA Times reported that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76646781/big-trouble-for-little-chinatown-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a Rancho Cucamonga structure described as one of the last surviving examples of Chinese worker housing in the region has been selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its 2013 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places</a>.<br><br> Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/chris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Sison</a>&nbsp;wrote "<em>No, the Chinatown House is not a restaurant at Victoria Gardens Shopping Center. Yes, Chinese immigrants made it to Rancho Cucamonga long before Ice Cube and cousin Day-Day ever did. Unbeknownst to most local residents, Rancho Cucamonga once housed a significant Chinese immigrant population that was vital to developing the agricultural economy of the Cucamonga Valley...Advocates hope that attention from the National Trust designation will gather supporters and hopefully attract grant money for the rehabilitation of the building. The Chinatown House Preservation Coalition and other local advocates hope to save the structure and turn it into an educational space that ...</em></p>