Archinect - News 2014-08-30T16:36:15-04:00 REMINDER: Register now for Facades+ in Chicago Sponsor 2014-07-18T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T15:48:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't already done so, register now for the <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>, the renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm known for its synthesis of art, science, and advanced research. <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</strong></p> 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="" width="514" height="233" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T20:51:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="" 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 a single large-scale model which will act as an active no...</p> 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="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The final registration deadline for <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" width="514" height="682" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline for the first ever <a href="" 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=""></p><p><strong>AA Visiting School Los Angele</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>&nbsp;Details:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Follow&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Apply&nbsp;<a href="" 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> 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="" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="" 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=""></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> 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>