Archinect - News 2016-08-26T21:35:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/143479468/editor-s-picks-437 Editor's Picks #437 Nam Henderson 2015-12-16T11:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-31T10:11:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90nxiffe7ftnbinf.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a double review; of '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform</a>'.&nbsp;He finds "<em>The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement</em>"&nbsp;and goes on to reference "<em>enmeshment</em>", systems thinking and dark ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl090lecrdd61pj7.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;took stock of how The Bartlett and the Architectural Association <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">are</a> "<em>bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal</a>. Snubbed of the 1991 Pritzker Prize when Venturi was named as the only laureate, Scott Brown is the second female recipient of the Gold Medal.</p><p>In honor of the happy and historic occasion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143058935/golden-years-saluting-joint-creativity-with-denise-scott-brown-on-archinect-sessions-45" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown appeared on Archinect Sessions #45</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxa34uqt6turgc1m.jpg"></p><p>To <strong>DWLindeman</strong> it "<em>is splendid good news, and a long overdue award...Robert Venturi was right to say to the AIA &lsquo;not without Denise.&rsquo; &nbsp;This is also a very significan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83146224/the-life-aquatech-by-thinktank-fuses-aesthetics-and-performance-with-hydronics "The Life Aquatech" by thinkTANK fuses aesthetics and performance with hydronics Justine Testado 2013-10-01T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:55:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36l05dkuxt1rjtu3.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After 16 months of computational and fabrication research into building system technology, a team of students known as thinkTANK created "The Life Aquatech" for their thesis project at the AA Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). Prioritizing human comfort in terms of temperature, the structure has a self-regulating hydronic system that behaves more like a biological mechanism instead of the standard HVAC system. Additionally, the water-based system easily fuses with the building's contoured aesthetics and doesn't compromise performance.<br><br> Here's the project description and images that thinkTANK sent to us:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uwkzp7ndw4nhuer.jpg" title=""><br><br> "The Life Aquatech investigates the relationship between the building systems that mediate between interior and exterior and architectural design by shifting from air-based systems to a water-based system.<br><br> Human comfort is one of the main drivers of the investigation, seeking an ideal relationship between the user&rsquo;s comfort in relation to temperature and how the building can sel...</p>