Archinect - News 2014-10-22T11:58:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/76756277/3xn-to-design-university-building-in-stuttgart-germany 3XN to Design University Building in Stuttgart, Germany Alexander Walter 2013-07-10T16:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T09:06:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/gho14d7omobn5erz.jpg" width="514" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Danish architects have been announced winners of the invited competition for a new building for German university Duale Hochschule Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg in Stuttgart. A total of 25 companies were invited to compete, more than 130 had applied for prequalification.</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/40268237/editor-s-picks-253 Editor's Picks #253 Nam Henderson 2012-03-04T18:04:00-05:00 >2012-03-05T19:34:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b5zzkjx9rnyqyty.jpg" width="514" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chinese architect Wang Shu was this week named the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner. Will Galloway commented "unexpected but very coolio. i met wang shu last year at conference held by my uni her in tokyo. nice guy and very impressive presentation. love his work and his approach. i like that pritzker is not going after the usual suspects, personally."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Woody Evans a librarian living on the south side of Dubai., recently interviewed Sophia Vyzoviti an assistant professor of architectural design methodology at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly Greece, about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31857259/building-between-dimensions-an-interview-with-sophia-vyzoviti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Between Dimensions</a>.<br><br> They discussed augmented reality, touching stuff, and the aesthetics of smart textures. Sophia is quoted therein saying "<em>Material computing is a recent discipline specific term that describes the analogue form-finding processes complementing the new digital design tools</em>". The two also explored the possible implications of applying the phrase uncanny valley from robotics to the development of biomimetic architecture.&nbsp;There is also this mouthful of a passage, used to describe Sophia&rsquo;s book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Shells-Deployable-Architectural-Screens/dp/9063692692" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soft Shells</a>, "<em>The work is primarily analogue, conducted in a low-tech, high-concept fashion, but operates as a digital morphogenesis propedia, exercises algorithmic thinking and suggests alternative and cross-over fabrication methods</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> ...</p>