Archinect - News 2014-08-01T03:57:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104184278/five-teams-selected-to-participate-in-the-re-envisioning-branch-libraries-design-study-in-new-york Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York Justine Testado 2014-07-14T18:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:13:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5z6ugqy9w8ey8b01.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although anyone with Internet access can do a quick search online, nothing replaces a brick-and-mortar public library for quality resources and info &mdash; yet these centers are consistently overlooked by city policymakers. After setting up an RFQ for the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York, the Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future selected five interdisciplinary teams out of 45 submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><ul><li>Andrew Berman Architect | Library Development Solutions&#8232; | Neil Donnelly | AEA Consulting | Auerbach Pollock Friedlander</li><li>Marble&nbsp;Fairbanks with James Lima Planning + Development and Special Project Office</li><li>MASS Design Group&nbsp;</li><li>SITU Studio</li><li>UNION</li></ul><p>To find out more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_selected_to_participate_in_the_re-envisioning_branch_libraries_d/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</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/100953285/baumgartner-uriu-s-apertures-shell-structure-challenges-the-conventions-of-sustainable-design Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design Justine Testado 2014-06-02T18:26:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0jpo29x327u46uz.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bplusu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baumgartner+Uriu</a> looked to none other than Mother Nature for their<em> Apertures</em> installation, which was publicly displayed at the <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's <em>Apertures </em>sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Animated Apertures" Housing Tower</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>that was exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France.</p><p>Whatever its organic form reminds you of, the shell structure let visitors catch a glimpse of B+U's ongoing exploration in architectural biomimicry and how it challenges the boundaries of ecological design.</p><p>Read on for more project details from B+U:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsv0u6czhddwpwff.jpg"></p><p>"Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i750575yrm3byd3o.jpg"></p><p>"Rooted in Baumgartner+Uriu&rsquo;s work and ongoing research, Apertures challe...</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/98088979/update-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-extended-to-april-22 UPDATE: ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline extended to April 22 Justine Testado 2014-04-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:56:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Due to popular demand, the final deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> has been<strong> updated to</strong> <strong>April 22 at 12 a.m. PDT</strong>.</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference -- including workshops and tour -- will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles this October.</p><p>Conference: October 23-25, 2014<br>Workshops and Tour: October 20-22 &amp; 26, 2014.</p><p><strong><a href="http://2014.acadia.org/submit.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submission details</a><br><a href="http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=10335548.U23so5alUTQURvFv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit a paper</a></strong><br><a href="http://http://acadia.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=23c52ab4f14aaad88094be401&amp;id=af21a3606d&amp;e=21d689acf4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ACADIA 2014 Consent to Publish form</strong></a></p><p>You can find more details about the conference <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/acadia_2014_design_agency_-_call_for_papers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96730819/last-reminder-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-is-april-1-update-april-22 Last reminder! ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline is April 1 (UPDATE: April 22!) Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:00:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Just a heads up that the deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> is <strong>April 22 (UPDATED!)</strong>!</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Oct. 20-25, 2014.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The conference theme is intended to highlight experimental research and projects that exhibit and explore new paradigms of computing in architecture. The theme is a purposeful instigation of work that looks at re-defining the term "Agency" through the lens of computational design strategies such as simulation, fabrication, robotics, and novel integrations from science and the media arts...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78926701/the-nocturnal-face-of-architecture-awp-s-vers-un-climat-exhibit-opens-this-month The Nocturnal Face of Architecture: AWP's "Vers un climat" exhibit opens this month Justine Testado 2013-08-07T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T19:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz4462b53gnfovwu.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cities can transform into an entirely new place once it's nighttime, sometimes to the point of disorientation that you wonder if you're still in the same city. The upcoming "Vers un climat: Building (With) The Unstable" exhibit at Cornell University presented by award-winning interdisciplinary practice AWP explores the alluring atmosphere of the urban nightscape to illustrate how structures can evolve, change, and perform as active participants in our cities.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87zsi2fk582imdb0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> "Vers un climat" is based on years of in-depth research by AWP founders Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, and Alessandra Cianchetta, who continuously explore how intangible elements like climate, time, and light affect architectural design.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5vtqejj1ha163l2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The exhibit will showcase AWP's realized and proposed designs that convey the practice's recurring themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable. Featured projects include The Lantern Pavilion in Norway, the Troll installation pieces, the LAM Museum sculpture park, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71226934/the-rise-of-the-darists The Rise of the Darists Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-15T12:09:00-04:00 >2013-04-23T13:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7z8k3g35jdrdgz5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To be sure, I do not believe that design practices do not involve research, or that these practices do not produce new knowledge. Nothing could be further from the idea. All design draws upon knowledge, either produced by existing research or new research. But critically, design is not synonymous with research. Design cannot base its conclusions on design itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect&nbsp;contributor&nbsp;and former editor in chief Javier Arbona's critique of Design as Research, DaR, and what happened to architectural theory. A provocative piece. "the Rise of Darists" @ PLAT 2.5</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41524592/upstate-at-syracuse-university UPSTATE at Syracuse University Places Journal 2012-03-15T16:04:00-04:00 >2012-03-15T17:07:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/te7xryuf5ht99f2g.jpg" width="514" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UPSTATE was created [as a] framework for sustained collaboration with the community and the city&mdash;in our case a post-industrial city in upstate New York that's been grappling with a shrinking population, eroding tax base, crumbling infrastructure, underfunded schools, cash-strapped services. The challenges aren't new&mdash;they're the challenges of cities all across the rust belt&mdash;but they're real, and they're intensifying.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Continuing a series on university design centers, Places editor Nancy Levinson interviews Julia Czerniak and Joe Sisko of UPSTATE at Syracuse University.</p> <p> The slideshow features work by&nbsp;Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Cook+Fox, ARO and Della Valle Bernheimer, Onion Flats, the Near West Side Initiative, and others.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/35085998/urbanlab-at-california-college-of-the-arts URBANlab at California College of the Arts Places Journal 2012-01-19T17:47:00-05:00 >2012-01-19T17:57:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbvmh25tjq6mug4n.jpg" width="514" height="536" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Academic institutions have a mandate to contribute to public knowledge, but the structures that support the transfer and dissemination of research, and the application of research within urban design practice, are often weak. There is a widening gap between what happens within the academy and what happens on the ground in cities &mdash; often a retrograde, generic and ad hoc agglomeration of politically or financially motivated initiatives.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Places interviews Ila Berman, director of architecture at the California College of the Arts, and Mona El Khafif, project coordinator of&nbsp;<a href="http://ulab.cca.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">URBANlab</a>, about research + design initiatives at the lab. The feature includes a slideshow of faculty and student work, including design proposals for projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jerusalem, and Tianjin.</p> <p> This is the second installment in an ongoing series of profiles of university-based design centers. Previously: <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/venture-design/25918/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Luoni and the University of Arkansas Community Design Center</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>