Archinect - News 2016-12-02T19:24:31-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149977567/immersion-in-robotic-design-keeps-acadia-workshops-true-to-posthuman-frontiers-theme Immersion in robotic design keeps ACADIA workshops true to 'Posthuman Frontiers' theme Viola Ago 2016-11-10T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T20:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/er74xng9au6nhxmj.jpg" width="650" height="174" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA</a> (The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) conference is a yearly, highly anticipated event for many architecture practitioners, researchers, educators, and inventers around the world. It is a chance for architects to come together and reach into the work that they have been starting or contributing to over the last year. This year ACADIA was hosted at <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan</a>, chaired and organized by accomplished and celebrated faculty members from Taubman College. The theme for the ACADIA 2016 conference is &ldquo;Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines&rdquo;; an elusive title meant to question certain fundamental conventional methods in architecture.</p><p><strong>The workshop series: immersive, full-service learning</strong></p><p>Every year, the workshop series is an integral part of a successful ACADIA conference. This year, there was a total of seven workshops that spanned across three intensive days in intim...</p> 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/149976752/acadia-s-floating-megalith-workshop-challenges-architecture-s-obsession-with-surface-over-volume ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume Isabelle Leysens 2016-11-04T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T17:21:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kh5mmj1nz8pwu41.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Wednesday afternoon, traffic briefly stopped at the main entrance to the University of Michigan&rsquo;s North Campus as 12 of us hauled a stark white blob the size of a jet ski up hills and across intersections. Curious and confused onlookers watched us as we carried what must have seemed like an unidentifiable object towards the small pond located behind the School of Music. Despite the cold and the rain, the workshop group prepared the form for its maiden voyage, and watched as its water ballast was filled, allowing the foam blob to slowly position itself into a floating megalith. Throughout this trek the workshop&rsquo;s leader, MIT Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford, walked alongside answering questions. For Brandon, this procession towards the water was not just a familiar aspect of his research in megalithic constructions, but instead an essential element of the history and significance of volumetric design.</p><p>Two days earlier, Brandon began his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA workshop session</a> by telling the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976215/acadia-s-wooden-structures-workshop-takes-a-hack-at-automated-fabrication-of-multi-species-structures ACADIA's 'Wooden Structures' workshop takes a hack at automated fabrication of multi-species structures Nada Elsonni 2016-11-02T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:21:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There is a misleading <a href="https://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/researchanddevelopment/whatisarchitecturalresearch.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">myth that &ldquo;architecture is just architecture&rdquo;</a>, that assumes that architecture is a form of knowledge that neither research definitions, nor processes applied in other disciplines, can be applied to architecture research. It is a myth that has been used enduringly as an excuse to avoid further forms of research, claiming that other disciplines do not have the capacity to comprehend the nature of the field and the kind of work it entails. While part of these claims might be true, these claims have led to the severance between architecture and other disciplines, thus marginalizing architecture. Furthermore, it has made architecture seek authority from other disciplines such as art and science.</p><p>In the last decade there has been a tremendous change in the way architecture is perceived, which came along with the growing awareness of the importance of research in architecture, initiating interdisciplinary research, and removing all the intellectual paradigm boundaries ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974039/one-to-one-42-with-acadia-workshop-co-chairs-catie-newell-and-wes-mcgee One-to-One #42 with ACADIA workshop co-chairs Catie Newell and Wes McGee Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-17T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-10-23T23:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/19/19ewl0xq6fk682z9.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aside from their role as workshop co-chairs for the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/520914/acadia-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA</a> conference, this week's One-to-One guests are both architects who work and teach at&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Their focus on fabrication led them to their roles at ACADIA, with McGee directing Taubman's FABLab and Newell serving as Director of the Master of Science in Material Systems and Digital Technologies.</p><p>ACADIA stands for the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, and this year's conference, "Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers and Cognitive Machines" (October 27-29) attests to the extreme collaborative depths humans and machines have come to in architecture. I spoke with Catie and Wes about what they have planned for the <a href="http://2016.acadia.org/workshops.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conference workshops</a>, taking place October 24-26, and just how close architects are to achieving the singularity.</p><p>You can see our coverage of prior ACADIA conferences <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/520914/acadia-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#42 with&nbsp;<strong>Catie Newell and Wes McGee</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iT...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960244/students-go-above-the-double-curve-in-influx-from-aa-summer-dlab-red Students go above the double-curve in “InFlux”, from AA Summer DLAB::RED Justine Testado 2016-07-27T18:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:25:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0f6241v7ys99bkqa.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Contrasting against the greenery of Hooke Park is &ldquo;InFlux&rdquo;, a brick-red wall prototype that 18 students and their tutors assembled for 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::RED 2015 program. Taking place from July 27 to August 8, the RED-themed agenda explored the phenomenal process of decay in nature.&nbsp;</p><p>InFlux builds upon the material behavior research that began&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, with further investigations that connect geometry, material, and structure. During the first two weeks, students&nbsp;investigated the fabrication and construction of double-curved complex geometries in applying generative design techniques and robotic milling strategies. Students then applied their skills in constructing the 1:1 working prototype during the last seven days of the program. Since then, InFlux has become a permanent installation at Hooke Park.</p><p>Also be on the lookout for more from&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/7664/aa-summer-dlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Summer DLAB::ORANGE</a>, which just started earlier this week.</p><p>Keep reading for more about InFlux's fabrication process:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b2/b2r5v87b2pgf6en8.jpg"><br><em>Ph...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146818488/digital-manufacturing-revolution-still-held-back-by-outdated-equipment Digital manufacturing revolution still held back by outdated equipment Alexander Walter 2016-01-28T17:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T12:06:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0e/0ea020840065449787a51c5ca0ca8589.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most small manufacturers &mdash; a big chunk of the nation&rsquo;s supply chain &mdash; are running older, pre-Internet equipment.&nbsp;&ldquo;One of the issues we have to address,&rdquo; said Harris, &ldquo;is this legacy equipment.&rdquo; The digital thread can be hard to trace in an entrepreneur like Ellegiers&rsquo; plan to ship an app for making a desk, instead of a finished product.&nbsp; &ldquo;Most shops are definitely not ready for this,&rdquo; Ellegiers said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While many American manufacturing workshops may still be stuck with legacy equipment, you can learn more about fabricators at the very forefront of the industry&mdash;employing cutting-edge technology in creative ways&mdash;in Archinect's new <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142362067/matters-of-scale-mass-an-interview-with-jim-durham-of-quarra-stone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matters of Scale</a> feature series.</p> 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/650x/w9/w950e1hlxh9wts0f.jpg" width="650" height="919" 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/132489224/lego-architecture-launches-new-student-acoustic-design-challenge-to-restore-a-destroyed-music-theater LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater Justine Testado 2015-07-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llu59z7fjs6gpf9r.jpg" width="650" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a successful inaugural event <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29653301/lego-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> is presenting another opportunity for architecture students in the Villa Pennisi in Musica 2015 summer workshop to hone their acoustic-design and LEGO-building skills in the upcoming #FILLTHETHEATRE challenge.</p><p>Taking place in August at the Villa Pennisi in Italy, the workshop challenge is part of the 15-day <a href="http://www.vpmusica.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa Pennisi in Musica</a> festival that brings together classical music, architecture, and performance design. Attendees get to check out live music performances, exhibitions, lectures, and presentations by major classical musicians and notable practitioners in architecture and sound design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps3f4p6d126kbcbd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/li9fnzz0ptuvd9ue.jpg"></p><p>Using the 1,200-piece monochromatic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture Studio sets</a>, students will build scale models of indoor structures that will amplify the acoustics of the historic Teatro Bellini of Acireale, a baroque theater that was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. The theater was only partially reconstructed, but is no longer in use due...</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/650x/6w/6w3y94rqmlrlshfd.jpg" width="650" height="919" 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/650x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="650" height="919" 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/124302165/the-fascinating-world-of-grimm-city The fascinating world of Grimm City Alexander Walter 2015-04-01T21:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:53:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/eb2ce92d2c8cc649b992aa19cc03d9b3.jpg" width="650" height="1000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Later this summer, London's Flea Folly Architects&mdash;Pascal Bronner &amp; Thomas Hillier&mdash;will be running a workshop in what they broadly call "narrative architecture" at the Tate Modern. "What would a town inhabited by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Man Ray look like?" they ask. [...] Their own project, Grimm City, is perhaps an example of what might result.</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/122147451/guggenheim-to-host-competing-intelligence-digital-architecture-masterclass-this-saturday Guggenheim to host "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday Justine Testado 2015-03-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:27:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7p/7pakgks1kiyvrfeg.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars, <a href="http://www.guggenheim.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guggenheim</a> is hosting a free one-day "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All current architecture students and recent graduates (from within the past five years) in the New York metro area are encouraged to join!</p><p>This experiment will bring together human and artificial intelligence in evaluating design, as an interactive way to test the limits of artificial intelligence in an architectural context, specifically in the architecture competition. To make things even more interesting, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stage One entries </a>of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> will be used as the data set.</p><p>The one-day workshop will be led by Hugo Liu, principal scientist at eBay and a Ph.D. holder from the MIT Media Lab, and Troy Conrad Therrien, who is the curator of the Architecture and Digital Initiatives.</p><p>Results will be showcased in the forthcoming Guggenheim Helsinki Now exhibition at the Kunsthalle Helsinki a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113571377/moma-s-uneven-growth-case-studies-conclude-with-exhibition-this-month MoMA's “Uneven Growth” case studies conclude with exhibition this month Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T14:59:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsuzdoq1ilt7iso4.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams spent 14 months in workshops designing proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. Each case study will be exhibited to the public at MoMA starting on November 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But the discussion doesn't end there. MoMA also created a user-generated <a href="http://uneven-growth.moma.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tumblr</a> that collects examples of emerging modes of tactical urbanism taking place in the six cities.</p><p>Here's a glimpse:</p><p><strong>LAGOS</strong><br>By NL&Eacute; (Lagos, Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br>Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas (Madrid, Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0ons4nm5za66uq8d.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONG KONG</strong><br>By MAP Office (Hong Kong, China)<br>Network Architecture Lab (Columbia University, New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7and5psdjvpi2kc.jpg"></p><p><strong>ISTANBUL</strong><br>By Superpool (Istanbul, Turkey)<br>Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (Paris, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m37c1xfs7kyexzfw.jpg"></p><p><strong>MUMBAI</strong><br>By URBZ: user-generated cities (Mumbai, India)<br>Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab (Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18hxwgs39hw2eswn.jpg"></p><p><strong>RIO DE JANEIRO</strong><br>By RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)<br>MAS Urban Design at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhveryk6ljc91i7n.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br>By SITU Studio (New York, U.S.)<br>Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) (Rotterdam, Netherlands AND New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/ll9izqxg6cri2hqq.jpg"></p><p>For further details and images from each case study, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moma_concludes_uneven_growth_workshops_case_studies_to_be_exhibited_this_mo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112498637/generative-design-and-the-future-of-architecture-workshopping-with-zaha-hadid-code Generative Design and the Future of Architecture: Workshopping with Zaha Hadid: Code Archinect 2014-10-30T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-11-02T16:55:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3f/3fq23ankqjc5cnd3.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid: Code is the programming arm of the renowned Zaha Hadid Architecture, a firm known for it's sleek, futuristic designs. During the ACADIA workshop, the designers chose to focus on the task of developing unique, computationally derived models to 3D print within the tight three day timeframe of the workshop. For architecture firms like Zaha Hadid, these workshops serve as playgrounds and testbeds for technologies.</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/108636614/last-reminder-application-deadline-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force-is-sept-15 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104481022/reminder-register-now-for-facades-in-chicago REMINDER: Register now for Facades+ in Chicago Sponsor 2014-07-18T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T15:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rnbb6laan3kb9uw3.jpg" width="530" height="120" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't already done so, register now for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/facades_chicago_july_24th_and_25th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ conference</a> taking place on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, IL.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> and Enclos, the conference will discuss the fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Attendees will have the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion panels, and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>The opening keynote will be <strong>James Timberlake</strong>, a founding principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8422861/kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>, the renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm known for its synthesis of art, science, and advanced research. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69381519/jahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JAHN</a>&rsquo;s <strong>Francisco Gonzalez Pulido</strong> will give the afternoon keynote, <em>Lightness.</em></p><p><strong>For more details and to register, visit <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August Justine Testado 2014-07-15T19:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T13:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6w/6wwp6tuwjl0ik2h6.jpg" width="650" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LEGO Architecture is making its European debut on August 1 in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. The event is part of a program that brings an Italian architecture summer school and a classical music masterclass under the same roof.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture students will use <a href="http://architecture.lego.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> to form their ideas as they explore ways to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for the event's outdoor chamber music performances&nbsp;&mdash; in less than 10 days.</p><p>Read more about the event on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lego_architecture_to_launch_in_europe_at_the_italian_villa_pennisi_in_music/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:34:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct ...</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/650x/x4/x4hzqjyo0lnyjojj.jpg" width="530" height="749" 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/100521290/only-one-week-remaining-to-apply-for-aa-visiting-school-los-angeles-summer-2014 Only one week remaining to apply for AA Visiting School Los Angeles Summer 2014! Archinect 2014-05-27T15:54:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T13:18:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qo/qo1sjlpc3e3uo0yi.jpg" width="650" height="862" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline for the first ever <a href="http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Los Angeles</a> is inching closer and closer &mdash; applicants have until Sunday, June 1 to apply for what promises to become one of the West Coast's standout events this summer.</p><p>Read on for more information and how to apply.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8ao9u3hcfj508zj.jpg"></p><p><strong>AA Visiting School Los Angele</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>&nbsp;Details:&nbsp;<a href="http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/</a></strong></p><p>Registration is open to students and professionals alike, who are interested in participating in a 10 day design charette focused on exploring the legacy of experimental housing in LA through the lens of contemporary design methodologies.</p><p>Expect to explore computational design strategies, implement digital fabrication processes, work with a global network of like-minded designers, researchers, and educators, and experience the iconic legacy of LA's mid-century modernist homes.</p><p>Like&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AAVSLosAngeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Follow&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AAVSLA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Apply&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1ied2lZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p><p><strong>Confirmed design instructors include:</strong></p><ul><li>Marc Fornes, TheVeryMany, Harvard GSD</li><li>Jenny Wu,&nbsp;Oyler Wu Collaborative, Sci-Arc</li><li>Adam Marcus, V...</li></ul> 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/650x/tc/tcrmy7gxhbyd206b.jpg" width="640" height="940" 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/84929436/moma-s-uneven-growth-tactical-urbanisms-for-expanding-megacities-to-launch-oct-26 MoMA’s “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” to launch Oct. 26 Justine Testado 2013-10-24T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T23:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/py/pycto21h9ik584mx.jpg" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MoMA will launch the first workshop for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/uneven_growth_tactical_urbanisms_for_expanding_megacities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities"</a> starting Saturday, Oct. 26 at <a href="http://momaps1.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> in New York City.</p> <p> In this workshop series, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/uneven_growth_tactical_urbanisms_for_expanding_megacities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six interdisciplinary teams</a> will propose innovative ways of how to perceive urban growth as a response to the disproportional expansion and its potential consequences in six of the world's metropolises. The workshops will also open these pressing issues to public discussion.</p> <p> The proposals will then be exhibited at the MoMA PS1 in November 2014, the second phase of the Uneven Growth initiative.</p> <p> <strong>More details from the MoMA press release:</strong></p> <p> "The Museum of Modern Art announces a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities that address the rapid and uneven growth of six global metropolises: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83138336/aa-dlab-visiting-school-2013-light-forest AA DLAB Visiting School 2013: Light Forest Justine Testado 2013-10-01T13:22:00-04:00 >2013-10-01T13:22:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9ys7rkn7ul22esvh.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, London's Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) hosts collaborative workshops that challenge an international group of student participants at different levels of architectural experience [...]. The AA DLAB VIsiting School 2013 marked its completion with the recent installment of its final prototype, "Light Forest." This year's workshop took place at AA London and AA Hooke Park from July 22-Aug.4.</p></em><br /><br /><p> You can check out previously featured AA DLAB projects <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56638499/patterning-lab-workshop-impressions PATTERNING LAB - Workshop Impressions Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T17:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ez/ezeoyzps4n523zbx.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn-based design studio and research collective Studio Mode/modeLab has sent us plenty of photos from the recent two-day workshop PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication which took place on August 18-19 in Brooklyn, NY. PATTERNING LAB focused on the topic of Parametric Patterns with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros.</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/44662119/manta-at-smartgeometry-2012 Manta at SmartGeometry 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T21:28:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dt/dtcijm4obo9zkz2n.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The good folks at SmartGeometry have sent us some impressive images and videos of the installation "Manta," the result of a workshop at the recent SmartGeometry 2012 conference in Troy, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and videos of the fabrication process in the Bustler article.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5291296/uk-cod-assistant-professor-taught-performa-workshop-at-lund-university-in-sweden UK/CoD Assistant Professor Taught PERFORMA Workshop at Lund University in Sweden Alexander Walter 2011-05-05T13:42:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T16:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqaddjaqxgg39gur.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.mikemckay.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael McKay</a>, Assistant Professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky-college-of-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky College of Design (UK/CoD)</a> shared with us his impressions from the PERFORMA workshop he recently taught at <a href="http://www.lth.se/english" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lund University</a>, School of Architecture, Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics in Sweden. The two-week workshop was part of a semester long studio, directed by Abelardo Gonzalez, composed of visiting guest professors.</p> <p> Here's Michael's report:</p> <p> The PERFORMA workshop at the LTH School of Architecture is an intensive two-week workshop based on research involving material systems and design strategies. This work seeks to create multi-performative material systems utilizing optimization, aggregation and efficiency. Simple units and semi-finished materials are physically tested in order to extract potential performative characteristics and limits. These limits are then negotiated through rigorous digital and physical techniques in order to produce strategies of fabrication. The formal systems have inherent s...</p>