Archinect - News 2014-09-20T00:16:25-04:00 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/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/514x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="514" height="727" 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/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/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/85365024/get-lectured-aa-school-of-architecture-fall-13 Get Lectured: AA School of Architecture Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-30T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-11-18T23:09:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34vo84m29xrfvu67.jpg" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE</strong>: We've added international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's poster comes from the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association School of Architecture</a> in London. By looking at the poster alone, the AA School of Architecture is packed with events for the current term including public exhibitions, book launches, roundtable talks, symposia, and of course, lectures.</p> <p> There are plenty of lunchtime and evening lectures to look out for. A few notable speakers this season are Greg Lynn, Patrik Schumacher, and Charles Jencks in addition to upcoming lectures from Mark Wigley, Mark Cousins, Keller Easterling, Beatriz Colomina, Smout Allen, and Pier Vittorio Aureli.</p> <p> Last but not least, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83146224/the-life-aquatech-by-thinktank-fuses-aesthetics-and-performance-with-hydronics "The Life Aquatech" by thinkTANK fuses aesthetics and performance with hydronics Justine Testado 2013-10-01T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:55:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36l05dkuxt1rjtu3.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After 16 months of computational and fabrication research into building system technology, a team of students known as thinkTANK created "The Life Aquatech" for their thesis project at the AA Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). Prioritizing human comfort in terms of temperature, the structure has a self-regulating hydronic system that behaves more like a biological mechanism instead of the standard HVAC system. Additionally, the water-based system easily fuses with the building's contoured aesthetics and doesn't compromise performance.<br><br> Here's the project description and images that thinkTANK sent to us:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uwkzp7ndw4nhuer.jpg" title=""><br><br> "The Life Aquatech investigates the relationship between the building systems that mediate between interior and exterior and architectural design by shifting from air-based systems to a water-based system.<br><br> Human comfort is one of the main drivers of the investigation, seeking an ideal relationship between the user&rsquo;s comfort in relation to temperature and how the building can sel...</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/514x/9y/9ys7rkn7ul22esvh.jpg" 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="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/76316610/rip-mark-fisher-we-will-rock-you RIP Mark Fisher: We Will Rock You. TED 2013-07-02T19:20:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mfnwfj9d7lmyiz8o.jpg" width="458" height="586" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Anyone who has been to a Stones, U2, Queen, Pink Floyd Concert during the 80s 90s will certainly know the work of Mark Fisher who died 25 June.&nbsp; One of those special folks going through the AA and finding a place called home.&nbsp; We will miss you.</p> <p> He was known not only for his brilliance but the rapid deployability of stage/concert design logistics.</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/11877479/haiti-simbi-hubs-wins-aa-school-and-foster-partners-sustainability-and-infrastructure-prize Haiti Simbi Hubs Wins AA School and Foster + Partners Sustainability and Infrastructure Prize Alexander Walter 2011-07-01T18:40:48-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv9xd9wm1ctnhjmf.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to Aditya Aachi, of Diploma Unit 7, for his project 'Haiti Simbi Hubs'. The project proposes sanitation infrastructure for Haiti and draws on the unprecedented need for cooperation between the Haitian Government and NGOs to combat cholera outbreaks.</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/6706028/call-for-applications-unknown-fields-design-workshop-in-chernobyl-and-baikonur-cosmodrome Call for applications- Unknown Fields design workshop in Chernobyl and Baikonur Cosmodrome Paul Petrunia 2011-05-17T20:27:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9xdwauf04h92u11.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liam Young</a> and <a href="http://www.liquidfactory.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kate Davies</a>, leaders of the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/UNDERGRADUATE/dip6.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association&rsquo;s</a> award winning <a href="http://www.unknownfieldsdivision.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unknown Fields Division,</a> have announced an international recruitment drive for their new <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/unknownfieldsdivision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">annual nomadic studio</a> which will run from 11-22 July 2011. Applications are open to all and you can <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sign up now</a> to join them on an extraordinary design research expedition through the unknown fields that lie between nature and technology. Participants will collaborate with a collection of international artists, photgraphers, filmmakers, writers and workshop partners Phillips Technologies Design Probes, Volume Magazine and Storefront for Art and Architecture to develop projects and produce an annual publication and touring exhibition. This year to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the 50th anniversary of Gagarin&rsquo;s Baikonur space launch the workshop will travel on a cross section through landscapes of obsolete futures from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, through the Ukraine and the C...</p>