Archinect - Taubman College 2014-10-24T23:45:48-04:00 Research on the City project featured in Dwell kbretzius 2014-10-08T10:49:38-04:00 >2014-10-14T22:15:36-04:00 <p><strong>Heidi Beebe, Seth Ellis, John Marshall</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Julia McMorrough</strong>&nbsp;led a research team of students and historians in their extensive study into fabrication, the&nbsp;<strong>Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit.</strong>&nbsp;The team was recently<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interviewed by Dwell about the project.</a></p><p>The group's work, made possible via Taubman College's Research on the City grant from Alan and Cynthia Berkshire, seeks to create new fabrication possibilities for Detroit by illustrating the city's raw and under-utilized generative potential in an easily digestible form. The study, supported by interviews with 47 Detroit businesses, questions if it is in fact possible to get anything you can imagine made in the Motor City, or if the well-known assertion is incorrect.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>John Marshall, contributor and director of the UM Integrative Design graduate program, discussed the year spent researching the project, describing how &ldquo;a number of businesses we had already spoken to burned down, relocated, and went bust. On the other hand, many of the students that...</p> Booth Fellow opens new gallery exhibition 'Both/And' kbretzius 2014-10-08T10:37:11-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:42:59-04:00 <p>No matter how much one has been taught about a building, nothing compares to the experience of personally visiting a captivating architectural site.&nbsp;<strong>Chris Holzwart (M.Arch.'11)</strong>&nbsp;received such an opportunity thanks to Taubman College's George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship.</p><p>Holzwart won the fellowship in 2013 and set off to Japan for four weeks to explore his interest in architectural detail. The fruits of his experiences and intensive research can be explored in the current exhibition on display in the Taubman College Gallery titled, &ldquo;Both/And: The Study of Details in Japanese Architecture."<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Both/And&rdquo; runs from October 3rd to November 2nd in the Taubman College Gallery. For more details on his travels abroad as the George G. Booth Fellow, visit his travel blog at:&nbsp;<a title="" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> VIDEO: Rob|Arch 2014 Workshops kbretzius 2014-05-30T08:43:09-04:00 >2014-09-20T00:55:37-04:00 <p>Wonder what took place at Taubman College as part of the 2014 Rob|Arch workshops? Check out this video:</p> Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design Comes to the University of Michigan kbretzius 2014-05-08T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T00:55:47-04:00 <p>ROB|ARCH has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on the use of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions. In December 2012 the conference was hosted by its founders in Vienna, Austria. In 2014 the conference travels to North America, hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>Continuing with the previous theme of collaboration, the conference seeks to bring together artists, designers, fabricators and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication. Following on the success of ROB|ARCH 2012, the conference will again present a series of workshops held at the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Princeton University, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at t...</p> Architecture engages rare books for new perspective and exhibition on the picturesque kbretzius 2014-02-27T09:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:43:57-05:00 <p>ANN ARBOR - A new wave of thinking in architectural theory is emerging thanks to a rare collection of books, an exhibition, and the curiosity of Andrew Holder, an assistant professor of architecture at U-M&rsquo;s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>"I guess you can say it is ironic," says Holder as he looks down through a glass case displaying a book. "I teach computer-aided design but I have a passion for the aesthetic qualities of drawing. Nothing compares when defining shadow, tone, depth and dimension to that of pen and ink on paper. It&rsquo;s completely different from that of a computer and as architects we can learn a lot from these drawings.&rdquo;</p><p>Holder is referring to the twenty-one rare books on the picturesque currently on display as part of a Taubman College exhibition titled, In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque. The exhibition will run until February 28, 2014 in the Taubman College Gallery.</p><p>At a critical time in landscape design, the picturesque init...</p> Taubman College and LSA awarded $1.3 million Mellon Foundation grant for architecture and humanities research kbretzius 2014-02-27T09:25:32-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:42:47-05:00 <p>The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) have been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major initiative on the synergies between humanities research and the design of cities.</p><p>The program, "Egalitarianism and the Contemporary Metropolis," will run for four and a half years and include symposia, new lecture and seminar courses, post-graduate research fellowships, public exhibitions and a publication showcasing new research on Mexico City, Detroit and Rio de Janeiro.</p><p>It will engage scholars and designers from architecture and urban design, philosophy, art history, Latin American and American studies, Afroamerican and African studies, history, and urban planning.</p><p><img src=""></p><p>Coordinators of the interdisciplinary program are Milton S. F. Curry, associate dean of Taubman College and Derek B. Collins, LSA dean of humanities.</p><p>Participating faculty include Elizabeth Anderson, John...</p> Fellowships in Architecture kbretzius 2013-11-26T11:01:14-05:00 >2013-11-26T11:01:14-05:00 <p> It is that time of year. We look forward to creative types to apply by January 7, 2014!&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p>