Archinect - News 2014-04-24T00:59:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/87406398/editor-s-picks-343 Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6ixk5owgsummv5o.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbm510sgigr4731i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61044613/harvard-graduate-school-of-design-ecological-urbanism-app Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App Archinect 2012-11-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T17:50:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lpd8ws0p3yolc1v.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecological Urbanism app adapts content from the GSD&rsquo;s book of the same name for a tablet. Much more than an ebook, it&rsquo;s an entirely new way of looking at the information interactively. With the majority of the world&rsquo;s population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, Ecological Urbanism addresses the expanding practice of sustainable design. A timely evolution of the book, this iPad app visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities</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/59988621/2012-curry-stone-design-prize-winners-announced 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-10-24T20:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2inkegn7kns6w0t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. In a departure from previous years, and in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Prize, five winners will share the award equally, each recognized with $25,000 for their work as social design pioneers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> An awards ceremony will take place on November 15, 2012, at Harvard Graduate School of Design, followed the next day with a forum of presentations by the 2012 winners and panel discussions with a curated group of respondents. The awards ceremony and daylong forum are free and open to the public.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44077467/marc-simmons-process-performance Marc Simmons, "Process Performance" Archinect 2012-04-06T18:34:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T18:52:23-04:00 <em><p>With the firm Front, in which he is a Partner, Marc Simmons has collaborated on projects with OMA, Asymptote Architecture, ARO, Beyer Blinder Belle, Gehry Partners, Herzog &amp; De Meuron, Kengo Kuma, KPF, Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects, Renzo Piano, Sejima + Nishizawa Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Toshiko Mori, and many other architects. His lecture will explore themes in his recent work, including the speculative and experimental potential of the facade specialist.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Via <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/44063035/video-marc-simmons-you-talk-pretty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian's GSD blog</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18586984/from-the-school-blogs-schmancy-new-website-for-the-gsd From the School Blogs: Schmancy new website for the GSD Archinect 2011-08-29T14:36:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6mk695b1sohrokm.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a quick note to say that it looks like the GSD's new website, which has been in the works for the past few years, is live! I haven't even looked through it yet, but you can check it out here. The site is designed by Pentagram.</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/18379092/from-the-school-blogs-arigatou-gozaimasu-mohsen-sama From the School Blogs: Arigatou gozaimasu, Mohsen-sama! Archinect 2011-08-27T19:25:22-04:00 >2011-08-29T13:43:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e32b16d87fd485a77619b5097a2506cb.jpg" width="350" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this semester&rsquo;s Paris studio offering, we have made plans to continue the Study Abroad Program in Tokyo for the Spring 2012 term. Toyo Ito will instruct the studio, focusing on the tsunami-hit area of Japan.</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/17763367/from-the-school-blogs-gund-hall-is-naked From the School Blogs: Gund Hall is Naked Archinect 2011-08-22T11:26:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:47:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f05d5baa3e72646796925c94b537d2f.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like everyone else who's heading back to school this fall, I'm not yet prepared to let go of summer. There are so many things I wanted to do but haven't yet done! I just need a bit more time. I'm not ready yet!</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/17307860/from-the-school-blogs-slow-summer-slummer From the School Blogs: Slow summer...slummer Archinect 2011-08-18T12:43:08-04:00 >2011-08-18T13:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e197d62452e4eec4837b83b16abd3baf.jpg" width="419" height="556" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Do you remember when you took driving lessons and the teacher said to be particularly careful about your speed when you're exiting a highway, because you've adjusted to its high speeds? Same thing here, the other way around. And the lazy pace of a summer of glorious unemployment surely also helps, but a walk to the gym, to the river, or to see friends a few blocks away is enough for me at the moment.</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/11269899/from-the-school-blogs-on-loyalties-divided-re-sacking-of-michael-jemtrud-at-mcgill From the School Blogs: On Loyalties Divided (re: sacking of Michael Jemtrud at McGill) Paul Petrunia 2011-06-26T12:03:36-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/0178c602aca91744400272d006614296.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An institution isn't just a logo, a set of buildings and protocols, and the legal and economic capacity to grant degrees, hire employees, and command public attention. It's not a means to an end&mdash;a place where you cough up your time, money, and effort in exchange for other goods, such as credentials or a salary. An institution is built on traditions, community, and relationships built one at a time between the people who make themselves a part of it. It is a family, of sorts.</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/8290671/in-the-school-blogs-hkgbos-a-collaborative-photo-project-with-school-blogger-andreas-viglakis In the School Blogs: HKGBOS: a collaborative photo project with School Blogger Andreas Viglakis Paul Petrunia 2011-05-31T14:18:36-04:00 >2011-06-03T02:04:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aefda75bc8f97d1b2d39ae857b26f87b.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And, well, now I'm in the hospital after a bicycle accident yesterday, waiting for surgery on my foot, ankle, and leg. Luckily I didn't hurt anything else. But you can follow my progress, in all the gory details, over the next few weeks at HKGBOS.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Get well soon Lian!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5312912/live-blog-jacques-herzog-and-pierre-de-meuron Live Blog: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Paul Petrunia 2011-05-05T18:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T17:43:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/ws8sdyr2keuefate.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jacques Herzog: I don't believe in books on architecture; they're bound to fail and disappear even sooner than architecture...which can last for hundreds of years [before disappearing]. Not that I don't respect people who write books.</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/3914655/new-ug-architecture-concentration-planned-at-gsd New UG Architecture Concentration Planned at GSD Paul Petrunia 2011-04-23T14:24:09-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <em><p>Harvard&rsquo;s Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Graduate School of Design are developing a new undergraduate concentration in architectural studies planned to be offered for the first time in the fall of 2012.</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/3022147/korean-dance-off-and-cory-booker Korean Dance-Off and Cory Booker Paul Petrunia 2011-04-15T20:10:06-04:00 >2011-04-25T11:59:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/ca2610dde25aee7587585736134c0e3a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Korea GSD hosts one of the very best Beer and Dogs* events of the year because they prepare Korean food and a dance performance. This year, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) also sent a group to perform.</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>