Archinect - News 2014-10-21T01:47:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100133307/editor-s-picks-368 Editor's Picks #368 Nam Henderson 2014-05-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-05-24T06:45:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yow6tuuzko5g9a2f.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of The <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a>, Archinect spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99264230/the-deans-list-chris-knapp-of-abedian-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Knapp, Discipline Leader</a>&nbsp; of <a href="http://archinect.com/abedian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture</a> in Queensland, Australia.</p><p>Therein he argues "<em>Investigating things materially is something very, very important for us, and engendered in the philosophy of the school. It&rsquo;s trying to look more broadly and ask where the profession will be in ten, twenty years from now. Digital design tools, digital fabrication and computer aided assembly or robotic assembly are all going to be much more pervasive, especially on construction sites</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/helfzqoemyex9nex.jpg"></p><p>The interview/school reminded <a href="http://archinect.com/robertpayton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Payton</a>&nbsp;of "<em>THE EARLY DAYS OF SCI-ARC</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Ryan Wainwright</strong> noted he "<em>had the benefit of being a student of Chris Knapp's while he was teaching at the University of Michigan. He truly is an inspirational professor</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5lliaavei5mjjrry.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul</a> spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99663613/cutting-room-we-talk-with-patrick-creadon-director-of-if-you-build-it-about-the-documentary-and-the-power-of-design-education-in-post-recession-u-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrick Creadon Director of </a><a href="http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If You Build It</a>, which documents a year in the classroom of <a href="http://www.projecthdesign.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project H</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>Serious Science featured Mark ...</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>