Archinect - Press Release 2014-12-21T05:05:11-05:00 Customized Furniture Design Becomes the Preferred Choice of Interior Designers Bhushan Avsatthi 2014-12-20T03:58:11-05:00 >2014-12-20T03:58:42-05:00 <p>Every home and property owner wants a house that is uniquely designed to serve individual needs. Run of the mill designs do not add the desired exclusivity to the home and office interiors. This is the reason why interior design as an industry is booming. Interior designers are increasingly choosing to customize furniture design pieces to suit the kind of interiors they design.</p><p><strong>Customized Furniture Design &ndash; 3D Modeling and Rendering</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Not using the tried and tested, run of mill designs means convincing clients about the look, mechanism and workability of the new design. How do designers achieve this? - Via <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>furniture design 3D modeling and rendering services</strong>.</a></p><p>Expert 3D modelers and renderers can replicate the exact design, finish, materials and the texture of a furniture piece. Such evolved is this art, that if you look at a well rendered image of a furniture design, it is difficult to tell a rendered 3D model from a photograph.</p><p><strong>Interior Design Rendering &ndash; Replete with Furniture Pieces, Fi...</strong></p> Not a Guggenheim Museum - Helsinki Rob Mothershed 2014-12-19T01:40:08-05:00 >2014-12-19T20:51:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Summary</strong><br>The trace of mankind is his grafting of Art. Our design proposal seeks to augment a radical<br>engagement with its immediate context. This generative ambition to offer the instruments of architecture&nbsp;with a strong phenomenal attitude promotes the co-operant forces of nature and creative man to be&nbsp;enmeshed and synthesized. The new Museum invites the public to participate and embrace art as&nbsp;humanistic endeavor. The new museum shall create a global node in the world of contemporary art.</p><p><strong>Site Immersion &ndash; Helsinki</strong><br>The new ambient architecture sensitively elevates the new open galleries, roof top terraces, parkway<br>paths circulation, covered verandas, indoor-outdoor theatrical performance functions, temporary art<br>exhibitions, and dining into a single blended program that bridges public and private spaces. The layered&nbsp;loosed stacking of assignable space aspires to be anchored and simultaneously elevated. The site&nbsp;property inclusively functions as a gateway building that can transform the cit...</p> Blog Update_Web Launch Party Lacey.Lauren 2014-12-17T15:22:29-05:00 >2014-12-17T21:23:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hello all!<br><br>Check it out, we just updated our blog with a post about our recent web launch party hosted graciously by our clients over at the new MPower Yoga Studio. We had a great time, and are just so grateful to all who have participated in this ride with us!<br><br><a rel="nofollow nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> Gustafson Porter is now on Flickr! gustafsonporter 2014-12-17T12:11:49-05:00 >2014-12-18T00:38:08-05:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Nikole Bouchard wins Baltic Thermal Pool Park competition snatraj 2014-12-17T11:42:23-05:00 >2014-12-17T21:24:30-05:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank">Assistant Professor Nikole Bouchard</a> won the 1st Place Award for the Baltic Thermal Pool Park 2014 International Design Competition, held in Liep&#257;ja, Latvia, as well as Honorable Mention awards in the Mojdeh Baratloo Urban Urge 2014 competition (Brooklyn, NY) and the One Prize 2014 design competition (Brooklyn, Navy Yard, New York City). <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to see images.</a></p><p><strong>Baltic Thermal Pool Park competition:</strong></p><p>This competition, held by Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia asked designers to present the vision for a new development that would consist of thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities. Prof. Bouchard&rsquo;s project, SP&bull;&Auml;RK, provides a productive place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. It ignites with a cut-and-fill landscape strategy. Soil is excavated to create several ponds of varying sizes throughout the site. Some ponds are Constructed Wetlands for Rainwater Remediation - Others are Thermal Springs rich with healing minerals and salts. The...</p> JacobsWyper Architects Designs State-of-the-Art Tactical Response Facility for Philadelphia Police Academy Isabelle Kellogg 2014-12-16T19:43:31-05:00 >2014-12-16T19:43:31-05:00 <p>November 2014--JacobsWyper Architects' recently completed state-of-the-art SWAT, Bomb, K-9 Facility for the Philadelphia Police Department's tactical response departments uses a cross-platform design to bring together the police units responsible for joint tactical response. The project was awarded LEED&reg; Gold certification by the US Green Building Council, the first such designation for a city-owned project. The facility also won two Project Recognition awards from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) mid-Atlantic chapter.</p><p>The 31,000sqft complex integrates the critical response departments of the Police Department with common training, classroom, locker and break areas. Training programs conducted by these units within the new complex are utilized by over 400 other jurisdictions nationally. JacobsWyper Architects developed a cross-platform approach to increase operational coordination among the different units and raise the standards of response and tactical trai...</p> JacobsWyper Architects Retores Merrick Hall at Northern Home for Children, Roxborough, PA Isabelle Kellogg 2014-12-16T19:37:01-05:00 >2014-12-16T19:37:31-05:00 <p>October 2014--Philadelphia architecture firm <a href="" target="_blank">JacobsWyper Architects</a> and Northern Children Services (NCS) recently celebrated the opening of Merrick Hall located on the social service agency&rsquo;s six-acre campus in the city's Roxborough neighborhood. The building, which was the former home of 19th century industrialist J. Vaughn Merrick, was fully restored and adapted on the exterior and interior by JacobsWyper Architects.&nbsp; Originally built in 1862, the house was last renovated in 1927 by the well-known Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer.&nbsp; The building now provides temporary housing for young mothers and their infants and independent living quarters for four young families.&nbsp; The $4.4 million restoration project began in early 2012. IKEA was a partner in this project and provided all the interior furnishings for Merrick Hall.&nbsp;</p><p>JacobsWyper Architects' historic preservation studio is currently working on renovations for historically designated Amtrak stations in Connecticut and Iowa, a...</p> JacobsWyper Architects Expands Expertise with SaylorGregg Architects Aquisition Isabelle Kellogg 2014-12-16T19:26:03-05:00 >2014-12-18T00:38:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>September 2014--Two of the region's leading architecture firms, JacobsWyper and SaylorGregg, announced their merger this month.&nbsp; Both firms have an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects that are recognizable throughout Center City and the mid-Atlantic region from complex manufacturing, pharmaceutical, corporate and university facilities to cultural and performing arts centers. The merger of the two firms complements and broadens the scope of design expertise that they can offer to the corporate, academic and museum sectors.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Our firms share a common approach to design and bringing together the two firms greatly augments the work we can provide for our existing clients," said Jamie Wyper, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Co-founder, JacobsWyper Architects.&nbsp; "This added level of expertise enables us to compete for larger projects across a broader spectrum for our university and global clients in many sectors of industry.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;The collective methodology we use for our projects complemen...</p> HK Architect Wins Top Singapore Award – The Inaugural SIA-Uniseal G-Architect Ronald Lu & Partners 2014-12-16T04:18:14-05:00 >2014-12-16T04:18:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ronald Lu &amp; Partners (RLP) is honored to announce that Mr. Leung Man Kit (MK Leung), Director of Sustainable Design of RLP, has been given the top Singapore award by The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) &ndash; The Inaugural SIA-Uniseal G-Architect, for appreciating his efforts on sustainable design.</p><p>&ldquo;I am so excited receiving an award from The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). It was great to see the architectural design of Hong Kong being recognized on the world stage. My team and I think that sustainable design is necessary to every country, a good project should create a friendly, attractive, sustainable space for all users.&rdquo;, said by MK Leung, Director of Sustainable Design of RLP, the team leader on the first Zero Carbon Building project in Hong Kong, the pioneering sustainability master planning for Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3, the Transformation of the existing Jockey Club Environmental Building into a Centre of Excellence in Sustainability, etc.</p> Pomeroy Studio unveil Newpark – a new eco-township set in the 100-year-old former Colonial Town of Kluang, Johor Pomeroy Studio 2014-12-16T01:34:04-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:34:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>-- PRESS RELEASE --&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Award-winning green designers Pomeroy Studio have unveiled plans for an innovative park and skygarden orientated eco-township, located in the 100-year old former colonial town of Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. Close to the most important Expressway in West Malaysia (the North-South Expressway), &lsquo;Newpark&rsquo;, will be the largest masterplanned commercial project in Kluang and seeks to balance 21st century trade and education with green living. It will host a diverse mix of uses that will mark the town&rsquo;s evolution from a palm oil production centre to a pre-eminent vocational education and trade leader. Centred in the middle of Johor state, Kluang is set to capitalize on trade and expositions through Newpark&rsquo;s state of the art infrastructure. Its enviable position near the celebrated natural landmark of the Gunang Lambak hills allows the masterplan to draw its green inspiration in order to establish a new chapter in Kluang&rsquo;s history.</p><p>Jason Pomeroy, founding Principal of Pomero...</p> J.Avenue – Pomeroy Studio revamps JCube Mall interior to create an all-new shopping experience Pomeroy Studio 2014-12-16T01:28:01-05:00 >2014-12-16T01:29:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>-- PRESS RELEASE --</strong></p><p><strong>30th September 2014 |&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Major retail developer CapitaMalls recently turned to award-winning green design firm Pomeroy Studio to design their latest concept retail concessions in Singapore&rsquo;s west coast mall, JCube. The designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments sought to bring a new retail flavour to Jurong through the refurbishment of 10,000 sq ft of retail space. &lsquo;J.Avenue&rsquo; is inspired by the popular shopping districts found in Tokyo and Seoul, respectively, and features a total of 70 shops selling fashion apparel and accessories. Phase 1 opened earlier in September to the excitement and delight of the young and trendy, while the roll out of the concept into other phases are scheduled by the end of the year.</p><p>Chloe Li, Associate Principal at Pomeroy Studio and the project director has consulted with CapitaMalls on other AEI projects such as Raffles City Singapore since 2009. She said, &ldquo;The concept seeks to balance, social, spatial, cultural and e...</p> Pomeroy Studio Launches the Inaugural 'Design Green! Skycourts & Skygardens' Pomeroy Studio 2014-12-16T01:21:20-05:00 >2014-12-16T01:28:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>An Exhibition, Discussion &amp; Installation at the National Design Centre, Singapore</strong></p><p><strong>-- PRESS RELEASE --</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>1</strong><strong>0th September 2014 | </strong>Pomeroy Studio, award-winning designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments, opened their curated exposition <strong>Design Green!&nbsp;Skycourts &amp; Skygardens</strong> on September 1st. The 3-week event at the National Design Centre (NDC) consists of 3 integrated components: &lsquo;The Exhibition&rsquo;, &lsquo;The Discussion&rsquo;, and &lsquo;The Installation&rsquo;. Held in conjunction with the Singapore Green Building Week 2014 and supported by the DesignSingapore Council, the exhibition and related events are conceived to celebrate the incorporation of greenery and open spaces within buildings for social interaction.</p><p>The official launch on September 2nd featured British registered architect and the host of Channel NewsAsia&rsquo;s &ldquo;City Time Traveller&rdquo;, Jason Pomeroy. His latest book, &nbsp;&ldquo;<em>Skycourts &amp; Skygardens: Greening the Urban Habitat</em>&rdquo;, formed the basis of the exposition. Tan Tian Chong, Group Director...</p> Clemson Architecture unveils solar-powered, zero-energy SolarD home Peter Laurence 2014-12-15T12:27:58-05:00 >2014-12-17T21:24:37-05:00 <p>CLEMSON &mdash; The Clemson University team participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Thursday revealed its&nbsp;highly innovative, affordable design and construction methodologies that could&nbsp;revolutionize homebuilding in South Carolina and other Southern states.</p><p>Clemson and 16 challengers from colleges and universities across the country have begun the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses for the competition. It helps demonstrate technologies and design that save money and energy while protecting local communities and boosting economic growth.</p><p>&ldquo;Our participation in the Solar Decathlon has the potential to significantly advance the standards of design and construction of market-rate, affordable, zero-energy housing in South Carolina and beyond,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Vincent Blouin</a>, principal investigator for&nbsp;the Clemson Solar Decathlon project and associate professor of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">materials science and engineering</a>.</p><p>The Clemson team includes more than 100 studen...</p> WAA awarded the 2015 Good Design Award for the Alessi '' cutlery WielAretsArchitects 2014-12-15T06:11:03-05:00 >2014-12-15T08:40:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Crafted over a period of six years and launched in early 2014, <strong>the cutlery set, designed by WAA </strong>and produced by Alessi&ndash;the Italian manufacturer of kitchen products and accessories&ndash;<strong>was recently awarded the 2015 Good Design Award</strong>. The cutlery set originated from a symmetrical design, in which the shape of the handle and the upper portions are both equivalent and opposite. Constructed entirely from 18/10 stainless steel, it includes a risotto serving spoon, a cake server, and a spaghetti fork, alongside the multiple sized forks, knives, and spoons. Absent of any ornamentation, the cutlery is meant for both everyday use and the formality required of small gatherings.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Purchase from Alessi</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read about the Good Design Award</a></p> 3D Architectural Rendering and Design Visualization and the Evolution of AEC industry hitechcaddservices 2014-12-15T06:01:42-05:00 >2014-12-15T07:16:17-05:00 <p><strong>Posted By: <a href="" target="_blank">Nikunj Patel</a></strong></p><p>The building design and construction industry is highly evolved. While the industry values, the rich heritage of architecture and design, this has not stopped it from moving ahead and adopting new technologies. Today nearly every real estate agent, architect, developer and interior designer depends on <strong>3D architectural rendering and design visualization</strong> to communicate designs to all the involved stake holders and clients.</p><p><strong>Floor Plan Design</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3D modeling and floor plan design is exceedingly used across the AEC sector to convey the internal demarcations and floor plans of building. A 3 dimensional realistic floor plan can be rotated and viewed from all angles. As compared to the conventional blue prints and design drafts, a 3D floor plan is highly visual and hence very easy to understand.</p><p><strong>3D Modeling and Photorealistic Rendering (Interior Design/Building Exterior/Landscape Design)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Once the floor plans are ready and approved, complete 3D models are developed and rendere...</p> Five Aedas projects awarded at A&D Trophy Awards 2014 JessW 2014-12-15T04:15:22-05:00 >2014-12-15T04:15:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Five Aedas projects were awarded with six Certificates of Excellence, with the Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/Burrows Street, Wan Chai in Hong Kong also being named the Best of Category, at A&amp;D Trophy Awards 2014. The recognised projects include:</p><ul><li>Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Best Heritage), designed by Edward Leung</li><li>Sandcrawler, Singapore (Best Commercial, Retail or Office), designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas</li><li>The Star, Singapore (Best Commercial, Retail or Office), designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas</li><li>The Star, Singapore (Best Mixed-Use), designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas</li><li>Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality &amp; Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou, China (Best Mixed-Use), designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas</li><li>Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building, Suzhou, China (Best Institutional/Public Space), designed by Andy Wen</li></ul><p>The A&amp;D Trophy Awards (previously The Perspective Awards) were created in 2004 to celebrate e...</p> We are delighted to announce that Gustafson Porter is in one of the six teams shortlisted for Olympicopolis gustafsonporter 2014-12-12T10:23:31-05:00 >2014-12-18T00:40:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The six teams in full:</strong></p><ul><li><em>AECOM</em>&nbsp;with Stanton Williams, Alison Brooks Architects, AKT II, Asif Khan, Carmody Groarke, Charcoalblue, Haworth Tompkins and Vogt Landscape Architects</li><li><em>Ramboll UK</em>&nbsp;with Rick Mather, RCR, Jun&rsquo;ya Ishigami, So-il, Max Fordham, Eckersley O&rsquo;Callaghan, Steer Davies Gleave, Gardiner and Theobald, Savills, Britain Thinks, Eley Kishimoto, Ab Rogers, Charcoalblue, Speirs + Major and Gross.max</li><li><em>Allies and Morrison</em>&nbsp;with Buro Happold, O&rsquo;Donnell and Tuomey, Gardiner and Theobald, Gustafson Porter and Josep Camps/Olga Felip Arquitecturia</li><li><em>David Chipperfield Architects</em>&nbsp;with Arup, Robbrecht en Daem, Harry Gugger Studio, Vogt Landscape Architects, Publica Associates, Alinea consulting</li><li><em>Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios</em>&nbsp;with Atelier Ten, Grant Associates, Expedition, Charcoalblue, Gardiner &amp; Theobald, 5th Studio, Coffey Architects, David Kohn, DRDH Architects, Hoidn Wang Partner and Thomas Matthews</li><li><em>Baumschlager Eberle</em>&nbsp;with 6a Architects, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Latz+Partner, B...</li></ul> Gustafson Porter's Garden of Forgiveness project now on platformgreen: gustafsonporter 2014-12-12T10:01:05-05:00 >2014-12-18T00:37:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a rel="nofollow nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Kathryn Gustafson at the awards ceremony for the Obayashi Prize. gustafsonporter 2014-12-12T09:55:41-05:00 >2014-12-12T09:55:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foundation Chairman Takeo Obayashi presents the eighth Obayashi Prize to Kathryn Gustafson. The prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is&nbsp;in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in&nbsp;relation to cities and urbanism.&nbsp;</p> Laser Cutting and Fabrication @ Smith Factory, LLC DaveSmith 2014-12-11T19:13:45-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:14:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Laser cutting can quickly and precisely fabricate 2D and 3D designs that would be painstaking and time consuming to do by hand, and can assist creatives and designers in architecture, industrial design, fashion design, jewelry design, robotics, interiors, and art in creating exact models or prototypes.</p><p>Our Laser Cutter:</p><p>the Smith Factory, LLC operates one of&nbsp;the largest,&nbsp;most powerful, state-of-the-art laser cutters available to the public in New York State. Our studio is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Our machine's power and size mean faster cutting times and lower prices for our clients.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Contact us</a> to discuss how our&nbsp;large-format laser cutter can help you actualize&nbsp;your creative designs,&nbsp;Whether it is for a single model piece or a full production run,&nbsp;no job is too small or too large.&nbsp;</p> THE HERESY OF FUNCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL PROSTHETICS Sarah Lorenzen 2014-12-11T14:42:53-05:00 >2014-12-18T00:37:52-05:00 <p><strong>Works by Students in the Department of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona at Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk</strong></p><p>Students of Frank Clementi - adding usefulness to&nbsp;known monuments using architectural prosthetics&nbsp;to assimilate practical and metaphysical purposes,&nbsp;and students of Behn Samareh - showing means&nbsp;of digital output and automated fabrication toward&nbsp;the design and creation of dynamic spaces and&nbsp;non-static environments.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART WALK</p><p>THURSDAY DECEMBER 11, 2014</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Machine Inspired Art</strong></p><p>530 South Main Street</p><p>Los Angeles, CA, 90013</p><p>(213) 221-7076</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Jered E. Widmer, IALD Promoted to Associate Principal Darcy Veneziale 2014-12-11T09:42:55-05:00 >2014-12-11T09:44:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Lighting Practice </strong></a>is thrilled to share that <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Jered Widmer</a></strong> is an Associate Principal and share owner.&nbsp; Jered has been with TLP for 13 years, he joined our team immediately after graduating from Pennsylvania State University&rsquo;s Architectural Engineering program in 2001. During his time with The Lighting Practice Jered has proved to be highly dedicated to lighting design, our clients, and the growth of our firm. Jered is extremely active in the lighting design community as a member of the IALD and IES.&nbsp; He is currently the President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Philadelphia Chapter and for the past 8 years has taught as an adjunct professor at Drexel University. We are proud of Jered and thrilled by his successful career in lighting design and with TLP!</p> From visualisation to building a museum 2014-12-11T06:11:46-05:00 >2014-12-12T12:10:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2,5 years after we made the visualisations for the Nationaal Militair Museum competition, the museum opens for the general public this weekend.</p><p><br>The developer of the project Heijmans made a nice comparison between our renderings and the realisation of the building.<br>'search the differences' :&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>(the text in dutch explains why there are differences in the design)</p><p>The full serie renderings we made 2,5 years ago :&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Developer : Heijmans</p><p>Architect : Felix Claus Dick Van Wageningen Architecten</p><p>Landscape architect : H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten</p><p>Exhibition design : Kossmann.deJong</p><p>Visualisations : bmd</p> BluEntCAD Partners With An Award Winning Architecture Firm In New York City Ava Smith 2014-12-11T04:17:13-05:00 >2014-12-11T04:20:35-05:00 <p><strong>New York, USA :</strong> BluEntCAD, offering 3d rendering services in Houston, Texas, Florida and New York, announces a strategic partnership with a New York City based award winning architecture firm to provide 3d rendering support and services. BluEntCAD has helped top architecture design firms generate large volume of business opportunities across the United States, year after year.</p><p>A group of licensed architects from the partner firm will be working closely with the BluEntCAD 3d rendering team on a project by project basis. The partnership combines BluEntCAD's 3d rendering skills and experience with the planning, project selection and budget management skills of the partner firm to provide an effective team approach to architectural design process.</p><p>Hiring a single firm to design and develop professional rendering produces a better outcome with less stress for the client. This business partnership will help the New York based architecture design firm along the way to make sure their design ...</p> SCI-Arc Announces Spring 2015 Public Lectures & Exhibitions sciarcnews 2014-12-10T11:21:00-05:00 >2014-12-10T14:04:55-05:00 <p><img alt="" src="">The <a href="" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a> is pleased to announce its spring 2015 series of public programs and events. Each semester, SCI-Arc&rsquo;s dynamic lecture series engages speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including award-winning architects, urban historians, artists, designers, curators, writers, scholars, and other cultural figures.</p><p>The school&rsquo;s spring 2015 lecture line-up is coupled with a set of thought-provoking exhibitions, including two SCI-Arc Gallery shows: COOP HIMMELBLAU&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Dynamic Raumplan</em></a>, opening January 23, and Henry N. Cobb&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Hypostyle</em></a>, opening April 2. In addition, the Library Gallery is scheduled to host the exhibition <em><a href="" target="_blank">What&rsquo;s a Guggenheim?</a>, </em>introducing the proposals submitted by several SCI-Arc design faculty and directors to the international design competition for the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki.</p><p>Admission to SCI-Arc-hosted public events and exhibitions is always free and open to the public.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; January 14&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Tod Williams &amp; Bil...</strong></p> Season's Greetings Kai Xiang 2014-12-10T10:33:39-05:00 >2014-12-10T10:33:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1994" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.<br>It is in this spirit that we say</em>:</p><p><em>Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and happy New Year</em>!&nbsp;</p> Open Call for Adhocracy ATHENS. Deadline: January 18th, 2015. dpr-barcelona 2014-12-10T09:19:53-05:00 >2014-12-10T23:54:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the spirit of&nbsp;<em>Adhocracy</em>&nbsp;first exhibition, we&rsquo;re making an open call for projects, ideas, and experiences that pose different ways to change the system by changing the way of doing things. Such experiences include and should not only be limited to the use of digital desktop tools, DIY products and prototypes; pose a cultural shift by sharing designs and knowledge through digital or face-to-face communities. This broad spectrum, goes from the scale of single pieces to experiences on an urban, regional or worldwide scale.</p><p>All the proposals will be moderated and published on the <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Adhocracy</em> ATHENS</a> website, as a testimony of collective making of the common. The curatorial team will select some of the submitted proposals and, along with other proposals that create a continuity with previous iterations of the project, exhibit them as part of the&nbsp;<em>Adhocracy</em>&nbsp;Athens show, to be held in the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Onassis Cultural Centre</a>&nbsp;from May to June 2015.</p><p><strong>Submission instructions</strong><br>In order to complete the subm...</p> BIM for Healthcare – Promoting Facility Management, Safety And Green Design Through Technology truecadd 2014-12-09T05:57:50-05:00 >2014-12-09T05:58:14-05:00 <p>Building information modeling has emerged as the most popular tool for design, development and efficient construction of complex buildings. The cost advantages, time saving and more streamlined operations are the clear benefits BIM provides. For building health care facilities, where in addition to cost saving and scheduling it is also important to ensure that facility management becomes easy and higher levels of safety are implemented, BIM is a perfect fit.</p><p>Healthcare facilities are becoming bigger and more complex, and this provides developers with ample reasons to use <a href="" target="_blank">BIM for design and construction of healthcare facilities</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In a survey conducted in early 2014, it was found that nearly 96% of the 85 respondents used BIM and 74% these BIM users had been involved in healthcare facility construction projects. The survey henceforth, also established that there was a general consensus for the use of BIM as a high valued asset for efficiently coordinating the design, development and cons...</p> Urban Salon appointed to Bristol City Council Housing framework Urban Salon 2014-12-08T11:30:48-05:00 >2014-12-08T11:30:58-05:00 <p>We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to the Bristol City Council Housing framework to design 1000 council houses over the next four years. Urban Salon collaborated with BuroHappold who will provide engineering and sustainability advice.</p><p>The team looks forward to working with the Council to deliver affordable homes for the city.&nbsp; Earlier in the year, Urban Salon was appointed to the small projects panel for Peabody.&nbsp;</p><p><em>'We look forward to working with Bristol City Council to transform their backland sites into much needed affordable homes for the city'.</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p>Alex Mowat, Creative Director, Urban Salon.&nbsp;</p> Good things come in pairs – two Aedas projects named World’s Best Architecture at International Property Awards 2014 JessW 2014-12-08T03:24:50-05:00 >2014-12-08T03:25:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="546" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Representing Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winning projects from Europe, Africa and the Americas, Aedas-designed Bravo Tower, Pazhou in China and Sentosa Boardwalk in Singapore were named the ultimate world&rsquo;s Best International Commercial High-rise Architecture and Best International Leisure Architecture respectively at International Property Awards 2014.</p><p>Bravo Tower, Pazhou, is a mixed-use tower combining commercial office spaces on the upper floors with restaurants and a boutique serviced apartment at the lower levels. The design by Project Design Directors Ken Wai and Wai Tang caters two owners in one unified composition. The distinction between the functions is expressed on the elevation. The whole composition is unified by using vertical fins at regular intervals which act as sun shading device to enhance energy efficiency. The top of the tower steps back to provide observation decks that add a distinguished statement to the city of Guangzhou.</p><p>Sentosa Boardwalk i...</p>