Archinect - News 2014-04-18T14:24:26-04:00 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="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MoMA will launch the first workshop for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities"</a> starting Saturday, Oct. 26 at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> in New York City.</p> <p> In this workshop series, <a href="" 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> 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="" width="514" height="386" 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="" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> PATTERNING LAB - Workshop Impressions Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T17:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:54:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Manta at SmartGeometry 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T21:28:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" 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> 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="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael McKay</a>, Assistant Professor at <a href="" 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="" 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>