Archinect - News 2015-09-03T11:22:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135666655/apply-now-for-the-aa-visiting-school-greece-thessaloniki-revelations-workshop Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop Sponsor 2015-09-01T19:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w950e1hlxh9wts0f.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Greece</a> program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.&nbsp;</p><p>All architecture and design students and professionals worldwide are invited to sign up. Be sure to apply by <strong>October 15</strong>.</p><p>The workshop will challenge participants to rethink the way Thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. Students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of Thessaloniki.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u3jetmze05jq6q0.jpg"></p><p>During the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods thro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132666733/dump-your-old-vector-files-in-the-digital-junkyard-to-be-recycled-into-real-world-objects Dump your old vector files in the Digital Junkyard to be recycled into real-world objects Justine Testado 2015-07-24T21:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:41:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q820e2arudnm9fq.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Digital Junkyard is an experiment in virtual salvage. It is a repository of donated digital information that is used to generate real physical and spatial objects...This project is an embodiment of the growing collective intelligence that technology affords us; and an experiment in ideas about digital ecology. It also honours the time and energy that designers put into testing and making mistakes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>No, this isn't some snarky Craigslist ad. Recently launched by architecturally trained designer and artist Car Martin, the Digital Junkyard is a website with a mission to transform as much of your unwanted vector files into a new physical object or creative idea of sorts, in the real world. In addition to "dumping" their files, users can "salvage" and download donated files, and can eventually check out the resulting "artifacts" -- although that section of the site is yet to be filled.</p><p>The Digital Junkyard accepts a maximum of 250 MB and is mainly looking for vector files. More specifically:</p><ul><li>Adobe (.ai .eps .pdf)</li><li>Autodesk (.dwg .rvt)</li><li>Mcneel/Rhino (.3dm .gh.ghx)</li><li>Sketchup (.skp)</li><li>GIS (.mxd &amp; shapefile folders)</li><li>Other (.svg .dxf)</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nchiy3qvwjzxoetg.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot via djunkyard.com</em></p><p>While the Digital Junkyard can be a practical outlet for architects and designers to clear up their digital workspaces, Martin's website has an introspective side to it that is greatly relevant at this point in our tightening relationship wit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131877039/reminder-the-2015-aa-summer-dlab-red-application-deadline-is-july-20 REMINDER: The 2015 AA Summer DLAB :: RED application deadline is July 20! Sponsor 2015-07-14T17:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w3y94rqmlrlshfd.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's still time to apply for the AA School of Architecture 2015 Summer DLAB :: RED workshop. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer program emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the phenomenon of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96890esc28t0ko3d.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by the use ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="514" height="727" 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://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123058018/virginia-tech-center-for-design-research-exhibition-showcases-experimental-digital-fabrications Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibition showcases experimental digital fabrications brutvan 2015-03-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:30:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yx03ndlthvswkk7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are in the midst of another industrial revolution &ndash; softer, less obtrusive, faster, and more pervasive. All aspects of daily life are changing through the integration of things made of atoms and things made from bits. Surrounded by an increasing number of sophisticated devices, digital heartbeats, and sensors are now standard components in products. How should architecture education respond?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Advances in digital technology are creating an explosion of possibilities related to the basic building blocks of design: material and form, light, movement, and pattern. Virginia Tech student work featuring 3-D printing, robotics, and dynamic fenestration is currently on display in Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s office and gallery space in Town Center, Virginia Beach.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6htyvecwva8yf9b.jpg"></p><p>Exhibition materials were developed with digital tools in an undergraduate studio called CRD &ndash; (trans)LAB at Virginia Tech&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Design. Students from different disciplines explore how the advancement of technological and computational processes can challenge and inform the practice of architecture and design. The exhibition examines how architecture education should change in response to an environment where analog, mechanical, and electronic technologies are being replaced by rapidly emerging digital technologies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8h7g59f0u11lp61j.jpg"></p><p>Students participating in the exhibition include Laura Escobar, Ryan Hawkins, Brian Kato, David Ko...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121692925/hy-bol-pavilion-at-city-college-of-new-york HY-Bol Pavilion at City College of New York op-al 2015-02-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:32:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjii61dklitskyzd.jpg" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The HY-Bol Pavilion, designed and built in the summer of 2014 by students of the Spitzer school of Architecture at City College New York, was the culmination of a series of courses devoted to the expression of complex geometric curvature. Contemporary architecture theory has witnessed an new debate on how topology and smooth surface curvature should either embrace or dismiss the historic concepts of tectonics in architecture, a term which has re-appeared sporadically and influentially throughout Architectural History. As a generic umbrella for the term, all of the readings of the word in question seem to share the idea that the tectonic represents an ineffable quality of visual synergy between the needs of construction and structure with the harmonious visualization and pronunciation of those needs.</p><p>"Architecture is <em>Building-plus-value</em>." This equation is not simply the addition of unrelated elements... The identity named by this equation - the "is," or "equals" - is enabled by the di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE Justine Testado 2015-01-07T20:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v4s4mix8hm4d42f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly summer workshop explore algorithmic/generative design methodologies fused with large-scale digital fabrication tools that aim to enhance architectural design. Following the Summer DLAB's color-based agenda, WHITE focused on investigating organic formation processes and reinventing them through architectonic structures.</p><p>In the first phase of the workshop, students designed their own proposals that had to include an algorithmic process with a logical approach in the design in addition to illustrating how each concept will be fabricated at a certain scale. The concepts that students developed were then applied in the second phase of realizing the paleolithic-looking Callipod in a span of one week...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112419909/plastic-stereotomy-wins-tex-fab-s-plasticity-competition Plastic Stereotomy wins TEX-FAB’s Plasticity competition Justine Testado 2014-10-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T17:24:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64o1xp04mlpnaqfv.jpg" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>TEX-FAB's Plasticity is the fourth annual competition that focuses on connecting experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design. Out of four finalists, "Plastic Stereotomy" by Knowlton School of Architecture assistant professor Justin Diles was announced as the winner during the ACADIA 2014 conference at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles late last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6pt5ephxjxxg3q1.jpg"></p><p>Further details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plastic_stereotomy_wins_tex-fabs_plasticity_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</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/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104798959/a-glimpse-of-evolo-s-latest-book-digital-parametric-architecture A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59jglvtxh758p5nx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="http://evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh6xihyyml1saqse.jpg"></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7z5j3sij9chh1t1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p797av08f37cc5m6.jpg"></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-06-digital-parametric-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></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/101581747/editor-s-picks-371 Editor's Picks #371 Nam Henderson 2014-06-11T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqfc6jkymsrd6r2x.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> released audio from an interview with architect, preservationist and filmmaker Malachi Connolly, director of "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Built on Narrow Land</a>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xch1cs97hs4kixh0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101106918/vernon-ca-known-for-meatpacking-corruption-and-tapat-o-featured-in-la-forum-s-submission-to-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in a short film for the </a><a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>.&nbsp;<strong>citizen</strong> commented "<em>Vernon is such an atypical case politically, economically, and in terms of governance, as well as architecture, urbanism and environment</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnx1f9yykvk4yjt7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101168218/rem-koolhaas-blows-the-ceiling-off-the-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright, reviewed the Venice Architecture Biennale</a>&nbsp;directed by Rem Koolhaas, for the Guardian. Reacting to <strong>Quondam</strong>&rsquo;s excessive self-referentialism, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;quipped "<em>It's Rita Novel's world, we just post in it</em>".</p><p><a href="http://Design%20http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buster.net provided A closer look into The BIG U</a>, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxbx9yi8jg02drla.jpg"></p><p><strong>Firms/Blogs/Work Updates</strong><br>Over at the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) blog, &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/49082203/michael-monti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Monti</a>&nbsp;responded with "<em>cautious optimism</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA/your-jurisdiction-and-you" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news&nbsp;that NCARB is hoping to develop a new path for architecture students to be licensed...</a></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/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgtr9hdg01gwtft9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/illevz88exyhnja0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuye0etdeamyt7cd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39pm289kytp4dho0.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90693455/winners-of-the-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital-giveaway Winners of the "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" giveaway Sponsor 2014-01-07T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T21:58:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4evignb6jnc1day.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you still remember our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital</em></a> book giveaway last month, we're finally announcing the five winners!<br><br><strong>Nick C.</strong> - New Orleans, LA<br><strong>Christopher A.</strong>&nbsp; - Chicago, IL<br><strong>Martin C.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA<br><strong>Mark V. </strong>- Brooklyn, NY<br><strong>Nate O.</strong> - Iowa City, IA<br><br> Edited by <a href="http://madmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists including Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, and Anish Kapoor.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.<br><br> For more details on "Out of Hand", click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89558443/editor-s-picks-347 Editor's Picks #347 Nam Henderson 2013-12-24T00:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-29T10:44:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6eo7dg9wqtvgjlyp.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect features BI's inaugural publication, "FREE" in Screen/Print #3. Donna Sink LOVED "the cover of this periodical! So satirical".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>In Focus</strong> series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88776771/in-focus-edward-neumann" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based photographer Edward Neumann</a>. He describes himself "<em>an aspiring fine art photographer...I like the &lsquo;art for art&rsquo;s sake&rsquo; school of thought</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw0y0ubthdktcw74.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect features&nbsp;<strong>BI</strong>'s inaugural publication, "<strong>FREE</strong>" in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #3</a>.&nbsp;Donna Sink&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOVED</a>&nbsp;"<em>the cover of this periodical!&nbsp; So satirical</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> It's that time of the year again, so we are taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88610415/archinect-s-13-top-13-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a list of 13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;got excited "<em>Woo Hoo! My images headline #5 and #8!</em>"&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88998056/archinect-s-top-13-discussions-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Discussions for '13'</a>&nbsp;while in response to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89215748/archinect-s-top-13-lecture-posters-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Lecture Posters for '13'</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hsolie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>You can really read into each schools methodology and educational philosophies through these posters. It is a shame to see so many of them favorin...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital Win a copy of "Out of Hand​: Materializing the Postdigital" Sponsor 2013-12-03T11:12:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T18:13:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxtu69xmqj9euvx3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Giveaway time! &#8203;Five Archinectors will get their hands &#8203;on (couldn't resist the pun)&#8203; a fresh hardcover copy of "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital."</p> <p> Released by black dog publishing in October 2013 and edited by <a href="http://madmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists like Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, Anish Kapoor, and Marc Newson.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.</p> <p> <strong>To enter the giveaway, fill out <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dE5rTjBXcE9IdFZVNXBrNlVaSi1GRFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by 3pm EST, December 13, 2013.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efl39em5jbh8qrmz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> Here's a further look into the book:<br> "Representing some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport, Out of Hand demonstrates an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression ranging from sculptural fantas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85857848/3xlp-wins-skin-digital-fabrication-competition 3xLP wins SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition Justine Testado 2013-11-05T20:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T22:24:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nu3idwvvx65l3jv5.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia has been announced as the winner of SKIN, the international digital fabrication competition from the TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance. The competition began with 68 entries from 14 countries from which four finalists and four honorable mentions were selected by the First Round Jury back in July. Out of the four finalist entries, which were all exhibited at the ACADIA Adaptive Architecture conference, the Second Round Jury decided on 3xLP.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77292435/skin-digital-fabrication-competition-announces-four-finalists" target="_blank">SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition Announces Four Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83629108/editor-s-picks-336 Editor's Picks #336 Nam Henderson 2013-10-08T00:31:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T10:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tw/twp35egvbtyqrm1i.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83076356/working-out-of-the-box-bryan-boyer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect-turned-public-design-instigator Bryan Boyer</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>very good article and very interesting career path. Very inspiring, Bryan</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2zxolghp1rz9u8g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Meanwhile the newest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong>, showcased a project completed in 2011, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82684993/student-works-saltworks-from-washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Reticulated Form: Full Scale Prototyping" aka Saltworks</a> an innovative outdoor installation designed, fabricated, and assembled by students in Joe MacDonald&rsquo;s and Arash Adel&rsquo;s Option Studio at Washington University in St. Louis.&nbsp;<strong>3tk</strong> was curious "<em>about how this fits ergonomically.&nbsp; Nice sculptural quality to it - hope it's still around when I finally get back there some time!</em>"...</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mplk2xt339iirds.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Earlier this week AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83135086/the-aia-issues-statement-on-federal-government-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> issued the following statement regarding the partial federal government shutdown</a> "<em>The AIA is a non-partisan professional association; we work with members of both political parties. And like most Americans, AIA membe...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78863184/editor-s-picks-327 Editor's Picks #327 Nam Henderson 2013-08-07T11:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T11:54:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rtqvdbz9ii5bkz1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed</a> the exhibit <a href="http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;currently on display at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A.&nbsp;She concluded "<em>When Los Angeles appears so often but rarely as itself, Andersen&rsquo;s piece honors the city&rsquo;s ability to be a kind of transforming icon -- each destination in conversation with its inhabitants.&nbsp; It's impossible to know exactly what Los Angeles would be like today were these projects successful, but that isn't the point of "Never Built" -- it captures the collective consciousness of a city in the unrealized language of iconic architecture</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp9t2o43ms3orqb4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2p3kyw8jdxbst6os.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;Archinect&rsquo;s Editorial Intern <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78386180/cardborigami-designed-to-help-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted the work of CARDBORIGAMI&trade;</a>, an effort started by Tina Hovsepian to "<em>provide temporary, transitional shelter and connections to social services to help get people off the streets</em>".&nbsp;Her Cardborigami shelter is currently on display at the Berkshire Museum's latest exhibit, "<a href="http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/paperworks-the-art-and-science-of-an-extraordinary-material/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PaperWorks: The Art and Sc...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77292435/skin-digital-fabrication-competition-announces-four-finalists SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition Announces Four Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-17T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-05T20:57:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jrry6d5pce2bbe92.jpg" width="514" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four Finalists and four Honorable Mentions have been selected in TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance&rsquo;s 2013 international digital fabrication competition, SKIN.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75982223/cellular-complexity-2013-faculty-winner-of-aia-la-s-2x8-student-exhibition-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cellular Complexity - 2013 Faculty Winner of AIA|LA&rsquo;s 2x8 Student Exhibition Design Competition</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51875713/finalists-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85857848/3xlp-wins-skin-digital-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3xLP wins SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60451105/winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition Alexander Walter 2012-10-31T17:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T15:31:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwyyzpgk3e9ymh7k.jpg" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In mid-June, we published the first round finalists of the TEX-FAB APPLIED: Research through Fabrication competition, and today it was announced that the overall winner was the entry CAST THICKET by Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy. The jury, consisting of Nader Tehrani, Andrew Kudless, Branko Kolarevic, and Vlad Tenu, selected the winning project from the four finalists. CAST THICKET will now be built for the next TEX-FAB Event in Dallas next Spring, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51875713/finalists-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69513624/cast-thicket-winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition-now-completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cast Thicket, Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition, Now Completed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57063888/editor-s-picks-281 Editor's Picks #281 Nam Henderson 2012-09-11T12:33:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T22:35:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we2kwk242lv62sm6.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest Student Works feature Elif Erdine a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled Fallen Star an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led drewjmcnamara to think "I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest Student Works feature <a href="http://archinect.com/elif.erdine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elif Erdine</a>&nbsp;a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fallen Star</a> an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led <strong>drewjmcnamara </strong>to think "<em>I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use</em>".</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Last weekend Michael Graves penned an opinion piece for the NYT on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56624330/architecture-and-the-lost-art-of-drawing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing</a>.&nbsp;Graves categorizes three types of architectural drawing and argues that while at least 1 of them (the 'definitive' drawing) have moved with good reason to digital, the other other two ('referential sketch' and the 'preparatory study') are perhaps better suited to paper/hand...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45438032/chris-moody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Moody</a>&nbsp;basically agreed commenting "<em>Regarding speed ,accuracy,and the ability to edit quickly, yes computer-aided dr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51875713/finalists-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition Alexander Walter 2012-06-18T21:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T15:29:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czjyqxom4xtawzeu.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four projects have today been announced as First Round Finalists in TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance&rsquo;s 2012 international competition, APPLIED Research Through Fabrication.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60451105/winner-of-applied-research-through-fabrication-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28287312/less-really-is-more-according-to-shop Less Really Is More according to SHoP Nam Henderson 2011-11-21T20:01:00-05:00 >2012-09-26T20:13:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud4m8wpuvb7a96zy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We have the tool kit to pull it off at the highest level in this pressure cooker of New York, and to export it to the rest of the world,&rdquo; Pasquarelli says, punctuating the self-assessment with a cocky grin: I may be arrogant, but I&rsquo;m right.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Justin Davidson examines how&nbsp;SHoP Architects founded by a five friends, who met while at Columbia University in the 90s, are becoming masters of post-boom buildability. Primarily, through a focus on digital fabrication and modularity.</p> <p> Whether their B2 tower, which will rise at Atlantic Yards or a high-tech innovation center they&rsquo;re designing for Bots&shy;wana the approach they saw allows them to control costs&nbsp;throughout&nbsp;the design process instead of late-stage, value engineering.</p> <p> Meanwhile, in his recent post <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/27817068/boxy-and-timely" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxely and Timely</a>, Javier Arbona considers the relationship between modularity, union-busting and Bruce Ratner's annual income.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://images.nymag.com/arts/articles/11/11/shoparchitects/images/4.jpg"></p>