Archinect - Press Release 2016-05-29T19:08:20-04:00 What to do before replacing your roof ahforensicroofing 2016-05-28T03:04:21-04:00 >2016-05-28T03:04:41-04:00 <p><strong>Things you should know before deciding on a new roofing system</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Replacing your roof will bring about significant changes to your home. There are some things that you need to do before you replace your roof, ranging from informing all the members of your household, to getting everything in writing. Let us delve into what to do before replacing your roof.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Inform all the members of the household</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This may be rather obvious. Do not make assumptions that all the members of the household will be okay with all the noise. For instance, if someone in the household has trouble sleeping at night, you could postpone the replacement of your roof. Note that replacing your roof will take about two weeks. You need to prepare the members of your household for two weeks of serious banging, starting as early as 6 a.m. If the roof requires immediate replacement, you may need to purchase a pair of ear plugs for members of your household.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Get to understand your current roof</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Your current roof will determine...</p> What unites Gulf countries: Kuwait pavilion at Venice’s Biennale AGi architects 2016-05-26T10:24:32-04:00 >2016-05-26T19:43:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What unites Gulf countries is the ocean and with it its countless islands, so the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Kuwait pavilion</strong></a>&nbsp;which is being prepared for this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Venice Biennale</strong></a>&nbsp;is about them. Specifically, every collaborating architect of the project has been assigned to a Gulf island in which to embody the research. The jointly proposals will make up&nbsp;<strong>a collaborative project in order to represent the collective identity of the region</strong>.</p><p>We have been honored to be invited to be part of this experience along with other local studios such as Behemoth Press, Matteo Mannini Architects, Design Earth, ESAS Architects, X-Architects, PAD10, Fortun&eacute; Penniman and Studio Bound.</p><p><strong>Entitled &lsquo;Between East and West: A Gulf&rsquo; proposed by the pavilion curators, Hamed Bukhamseen and Ali Karimi,&nbsp;</strong>the exhibition is a place for reflection in which to assess the potential of a region when it acts together throughout architecture and urbanism, a place of future opportunities under one single plan for the contested although undervalued w...</p> Eco Design: Architecture student earns national award for sustainable design kennesawstate 2016-05-26T09:24:10-04:00 >2016-05-26T09:24:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Laura Sherman was working in her Integrated Design Studio class last semester when she stumbled upon a call&nbsp;for entries in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) student design competition that seemed perfectly suited to her latest architecture project.</p><p>Her design was selected recently by the AIA Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), as one of 10 recipients of the AIA COTE Top Ten for Students.</p><p>The national competition, now in its second year, recognizes 10 exceptional studio projects that fuse innovative, regenerative strategies within broader architectural design concepts. Sherman&rsquo;s project was selected based on her integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.</p><p>Her project, "O2O4W: Oxygen House in the Old Fourth Ward District", proposes a new facility on the site of the soon-to-be-demolished Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium in Atlanta. The MLK Natatorium was a social and a...</p> DeafSpace - Architectural Design Support should adapt to this emerging diversity in Architecture hiral.patel 2016-05-26T05:00:07-04:00 >2016-05-26T17:11:53-04:00 <p><strong>You as an architect, have ever thought to put at work the architectural design principles that cater to the communication and spatial needs of the hearing impaired? </strong></p><p><strong>Have you ever appreciated your Building Information Modeling Service partner&rsquo;s innovative idea, or their architectural design support efforts aligned to this thought process?</strong></p><p>I am sure the answer will be a big &ldquo;No&rdquo;. These specially abled are amongst us, and form a part of our community and maybe our friends and family too.</p><ul><li>32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss</li><li>40% is attributable to genetic causes</li><li>31% to infections such as measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis</li><li>17% to complications at birth, including prematurity, low birth weight and neonatal jaundice.</li></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank">Source</a></p><p>The reason why the issue is not talked about is that not many of us know about it. How much have we contributed towards deaf and mute people as a society, is something that all of us need to introspect? The time has come when the issue is a...</p> Interior design living room with leather for sofas made nikydecor 2016-05-25T11:32:53-04:00 >2016-05-25T11:32:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&nbsp;We create interior design projects with designer fabrics imported from Italy, Spain. Sometimes it is so easy to choose to be fashionable, you do not need major changes but only a different view on things. Yet classic and modern style and good taste, always original and elegant collection of leather sofas give a new look and a new attitude enduring qualities that can influence our even our state of mind. The choices we make bring us closer to perfection, so choose quality at reasonable prices even in terms of the beauty of your sofas.</p><p>Interior design project web page made by company Niky Decor -&nbsp;<a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>It fails to provide a new look and cared for any household. This artifice of elegance and good taste calling very many owners of hotels and hostels that want to attract customers by pleasant and very aesthetic design. Because change is one of the necessary conditions for success, cloth upholstery for sofas is very popular among those who want to be in ...</p> Modern classic interior design houses Nobili design Bucuresti 2016-05-25T11:06:49-04:00 >2016-05-25T11:06:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When you move to a new condo, it is only natural that you wish to leave a mark in one way or another. This is why there are plenty of people that wish to start redecorating the condo from scratch and make each room a personalized and intimate space. Nonetheless it is not that easy to start such a project on your own, thus it is wise to solicit the specialized services of an interior design firm. Together with these specialists, you will be able to come up with a plan and later on, these experts can easily spruce up the apartment in which you will be living.<br><em>Modern apartment interior design portfolio</em> -&nbsp;<a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a>/.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><br>The modern style is the perfect choice for such a home, especially because this type of style is based on the ergonomics of the overall space as well as the utility of each furniture piece. If the hallway for instance is small and narrow, you could choose a really luminous shade for th...</p> Waterproofing Failures - Architects, Engineers or Contractors, who is responsible? hiral.patel 2016-05-25T02:39:43-04:00 >2016-05-25T02:41:38-04:00 <p>UAE witnessed significant infrastructural damages, after a storm ripped through the country in early march. The GEMS American Academy School in Abu Dhabi lost its facades, while Danube metro station was flooded due to this storm. The capital emirate was prompt enough to announce the formulation of new regulations for infrastructures projects, to allow greater resilience against harsh weather conditions.</p><p>However; the storm and the damages, raised quite a lot of questions on infrastructure waterproofing. Locals are of the opinion that Dubai Municipal Corporation should hire experienced and expert BIM consultants<strong>,</strong> who can further explain Land Surveyors, Architectural Design Firms, MEP Contractors, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, about the standards and material required to meet sustainable waterproofing.</p><p>We all know that natural conditions including thermal, climate, wind, water and many more have their impact on a building&rsquo;s life cycle. All these make it more mandatory for water p...</p> rzlbd will release 50 limited edition bowties at Door Open Toronto rzlbd 2016-05-24T10:14:20-04:00 >2016-05-24T10:14:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2016, offering free and rare access to more than 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.&nbsp;</p><p>rzlbd is proud to be part of this year Doors Open Toronto and will release 50 handmade, limited edition bowties, all designed by rzlbd.</p><p>The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of&nbsp;<em><strong>Re-used, Re-visited and Revised</strong>&nbsp;</em>will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto's architectural history.&nbsp;</p><p>To plan your Doors Open Toronto weekend, refer to this <a href="" target="_blank">website</a> for information on free special programming, exhibits, walking tours, and talks that can be experienced during the event.</p> TAKE THE DESIGNINTELLIGENCE SURVEY BY JUNE 10TH! TJewell 2016-05-23T22:59:23-04:00 >2016-05-23T23:01:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The eighteenth annual&nbsp;<em>DesignIntelligence</em>&nbsp;ranking round is happening, and the Georgia Tech School of Architecture seeks your help in showcasing the extraordinary architectural education provided to our students. College programs are ranked on the basis of their ability to prepare students for success in the architecture profession.&nbsp;Each year, prospective students&nbsp;reference the&nbsp;<em>DesignIntelligence</em>&nbsp;rankings as a means of deciding which architecture schools to apply to, attend, and graduate from.&nbsp;The rankings are determined by survey responses from professionals like you, and it is our hope that you will take&nbsp;a few short minutes to fill out this year's survey.</p><p>Firms:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Students:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The deadline to complete this survey is June 10th and must be done in one (short) sitting. The survey results will be published in the 18th annual edition of&nbsp;<em>DesignIntelligence</em>'s America's Best Archi...</p> Follow Zellner Naecker Architects on Instagram Peter Zellner 2016-05-22T17:17:05-04:00 >2016-05-22T17:20:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Follow Zellner Naecker Architects on Instagram to receive updates on new projects, upcoming lectures and events.</p><p>IG: ZELLNER_NAECKER</p> Stockwool completes £85m East London regeneration scheme Toby Cope 2016-05-20T11:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T11:53:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Stockwool has shared the first images of its &pound;85m regeneration of a former school site within&nbsp;the Festival of Britain&rsquo;s Lansbury Estate conservation area.</strong></p><p>The 502-home scheme, known as New Festival Quarter, sits on a 1.95-hectare site of new landscaped&nbsp;public realm. The design approach aimed to capture the spirit of the 1951 Festival of Britain while&nbsp;creating architecture that is of its time. The Festival, described as a &lsquo;reaffirmation of faith in the&nbsp;nation&rsquo;s future&rsquo;, made housing for all a key element of that future. The Lansbury Estate, to be built as a&nbsp;live architecture exhibition, was designed as an exemplar of planning-led neighbourhood creation,&nbsp;regenerating the badly bombed Poplar area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Said to be the first project to include a sociologist among its multidisciplinary&nbsp;team, it intended to create a viable and self-sustaining&nbsp;community with all the amenities residents needed, including shops,&nbsp;schools, churches and community buildings. The context to the&nbsp;Festival and to the Lansbu...</p> Multiple 3D CAD Models; Will Autodesk - Siemens Collaboration Resolve the Interoperability Issue? truecadd 2016-05-19T05:37:11-04:00 >2016-05-19T05:37:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It has been more than two decades that major CAD vendors have operated on their own terms and mentored the <a href="" target="_blank">CAD service providers</a> in a way that "if you don't look out for yourself, no one else will&rdquo;. They might have done it to justify their proprietary formats and 3D modeling standards as the best of their individual set of tools and applications.&nbsp; Very often the vendors would make it a point to play nice as compared to competition, however; their efforts never really sustained for a longer time frames to take care of customer&rsquo;s frustrations when it came to incompatible CAD formats.</p><p>Challenge of dealing with multiple CAD formats is a long known pain for engineering organizations, resulting in investment of millions of dollars and thousands of man hours to pull up 3D CAD models from Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks and many more, to a platform where they could be easily shared for design collaboration. These investments may vary from organization to organization, but the fact remain...</p> Interior design classic luxury homes made with Italian furniture - Nobili Interior Design Nobili design Bucuresti 2016-05-18T09:50:27-04:00 >2016-05-18T09:50:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Interior design experts demonstrate talent and creativity when it comes to decorating a home. The large spaces such as villas or houses are ideal for opting for a classic and elegant decor style. If the beneficiary wishes to go with a very sophisticated and refined decor, an Italian furniture will definitely bring together the key elements of this classic interior design style.&nbsp;</p><p>Classic house interior design project -&nbsp;<a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>&nbsp;A classic and luxurious furniture can either decorate the living room or the master bedroom. The fine quality of the materials and the detailed craftsmanship of this type of furniture, will fuse the functionality that the beneficiary desires as well as the luxurious allure. Because the specialists only work with the finest materials, the chosen furniture pieces will endure the test of time. The finish look as well as the colors and the small details will contribute to the lush effect that the benef...</p> Thamesmead proposals revealed mecanoo PR 2016-05-18T08:19:44-04:00 >2016-05-18T08:19:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London housing association Peabody has submitted ambitious plans for the regeneration of Thamesmead in south east London. Making use of the possibilities the improved transport links that Crossrail will bring, Mecanoo Architecten and Proctor and Matthews Architects, alongside landscape architects Turkington Martin, developed a masterplan with over 1,500 housing units. The plan will deliver a coherent community with affordable homes, new jobs, and around 10,000 square metres of commercial, retail and leisure space, at close travel distance to the City of London.<br><br>Detailed proposals have also been unveiled for a new civic quarter as the first development phase of the masterplan. This will contain 525 homes alongside community, retail and leisure facilities around a public square, shifting perceptions of Thamesmead through a step change in the quality of the built environment and public realm.<br><br><strong>First phases of development &ndash; Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead</strong><br>Thamesmead was built in the 1970s o...</p> Synecdoche wins AIA Michigan Award of Honor for AKA Sushi Adam Smith 2016-05-17T22:26:19-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:09:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Design of a 2,800 sf restaurant expansion in Jackson, MI. The corian counter folds to bench seating as a continuous band connecting the entry to dining. Likewise, the whitewashed pine wall slips past the dining room to the kitchen entrance. Both moments work to connect spaces through the effort of the white band. The pine wall wrap is bound in contrast by dark tile flooring and an acoustically treated ceiling. The sushi kitchen and bar are carved out of the white band, framing the active kitchen as a dining experience.&nbsp;</p><p>2016 AIA Michigan Award of Honor - Small Projects Category</p><p>Design Collaboration: Karl Daubman of daub</p><p>Contractor: R.W. Mercer Construction</p><p>Photos: Synecdoche &amp; Cat Carty Buswell</p> Proiecte design interior case clasice realizate cu tapet Italia nikydecor 2016-05-17T16:53:46-04:00 >2016-05-17T16:56:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proiecte <a href="" target="_blank">design interior case clasice</a> realizate cu materiale de designer: tapet clasic italia, mobila clasica la comanda, parchet stratificat Kahrs.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>Sunt usor de aplicat, foarte avantajoase din punct de vedere a pretului. Sunt elegante, pline de stil si rafinament. Se potrivesc perfect atat pe cerintele stilului clasic cat si pe ingeniozitatea pretinsa de stilul modern. Sunt ideale pentru orice camera si confera un aer nou, proaspat, luminos si curat oricarei incaperi.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pe langa aspectul special, tapetul impresioneaza si prin utilitatea sa. Astfel daca apelam la&nbsp; modele lavabile vom reusi sa scapam de grija inesticelor petea care ne tradeaza neindamanarea si care stirbeste din eleganta pe care o cautam. De asemenea, tapetul va ascunde diversele defectiuni ale peterelui, va impiedica aparitia igrasiei si a altor tipuri de degradare transformandu-l intr-o dovada de bun gust care tradeaza preferintele cizeltate ale proprierului.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fie ca-ti doresti un living modern, u...</p> SCI-Arc Features Exhibition by M. Casey Rehm in the SCI-Arc Gallery sciarcnews 2016-05-16T13:40:59-04:00 >2016-05-17T00:19:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="759" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></em></p><p><strong>Media Contacts:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Stephanie Atlan, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, 213-356-5395</p><p><strong>SCI-ARC GALLERY EHIBITION</strong></p><p><strong>M. Casey Rehm:&nbsp;<em>Control</em></strong></p><p><strong>July 1&ndash;July 31</strong></p><p><strong>Friday, July 1, 7pm:&nbsp;<em>Opening Reception</em></strong></p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2016) </strong>&mdash;SCI-Arc is pleased to present <em>Control</em>, an exhibition by architect M. Casey Rehm opening July 1 in the SCI-Arc Gallery. <em>Control</em> utilizes a conflation of techniques between interactive media and formal generation to produce a space which engages interface as a domestic and cultural condition.&nbsp; The installation exploits the ubiquitous distribution of intelligent agents as daily mediators of our environment and lives as a device to rethink surface and tectonic as instruments in service to both human and inhuman agencies.&nbsp; Eschewing the urge to treat surveillance as invasive and design towards camouflage or isolation, Control instead embraces the narcissistic an...</p> UWMilwaukee's Chris Cornelius invited to participate in Miller Prize competiition snatraj 2016-05-13T11:22:24-04:00 >2016-05-16T00:33:29-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assoc. Prof. Chris Cornelius (studio;Indigenous) is one of ten architects invited to participate in the inaugural J. Irwin Miller and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition, which will coincide with the inaugural 2016 symposium for Exhibit Columbus, &ldquo;Foundations and Futures,&rdquo; which will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. in Columbus, Indiana.</p><p>Through a juried competition, the Miller Prize will be awarded to five designers and design teams<br>who will design, build, and install temporary projects in response to one of five sites, each of which is a Columbus icon. This competition&rsquo;s name honors the legacy of two of the twentieth century&rsquo;s greatest patrons of architecture, design, and art, and a family whose visionary commitment to&nbsp; community remains unparalleled.</p><p>The five sites that will host Miller Prize installations in 2017 are:<br>&bull; First Christian Church (1942) by Saarinen and Saarinen<br>&bull; Irwin Conference Center (1954) by Eero Saarinen and Associates<br>&bull; Bartholomew County Public Library (1969) by I.M. Pei...</p> A Family Revelation at Rush University Medical Center TheSkyFactory 2016-05-13T11:06:26-04:00 >2016-05-16T00:32:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On March 30th, the Marker and Bednarz families, distinguished members of the Rush and Oak Park Hospitals, along with Sky Factory representatives, came together for an evening dedication ceremony at The Women&rsquo;s Board Center for Radiation Therapy at Rush University Medical Center.</p><p>The group officially unveiled The Thomas P. and Marcia L. Marker Revelation SkyCeiling, the first of its kind in a patient waiting room environment in the United States. The plaque commemorates and details the therapeutic value of Sky Factory&rsquo;s Luminous SkyCeilings, the only research-verified virtual skylights in the world.</p><p>This architectural gift capped a two-year project that began when Sheri Marker-Bednarz, who recently retired from the Rush Medical Center as the Vice President of Human Resources, and her brother Mark Marker, principal at MD Marker &amp; Associates (now retired), a management consultant firm specializing in business strategy, sought to bestow a meaningful contribution to the healing environment...</p> WAA progress construction on the Blumenhaus in Zürich WielAretsArchitects 2016-05-13T05:09:40-04:00 >2016-05-16T00:35:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A mixed-use program of office and retail, with private residences above, define the Blumenhaus. It is a newly built building set for completion this spring; together with those nearing completion in its immediate vicinity, it is part of the larger effort to rebrand the Escher-Wyss district of Z&uuml;rich&ndash;characterized by its industrial heritage. Blumenhaus is adjacent to a former ship building hall&ndash;or Shiffbau, in German&ndash;of Escher Wyss &amp; Cie., an industrial company from which the area derives its name. <strong>Blumenhaus' fa&ccedil;ade is finished in matte aluminum, punctuated by poppy flower silhouettes, and inversely, reliefs of the same pattern</strong>; Blumenhaus' materiality acknowledges the area's 'rough' industrial past, whose incorporation of technology is readily apparent, upon second-glance.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about the Blumenhaus</a></p> UO students Top Ten winners in AIA COTE awards martig 2016-05-12T14:58:17-04:00 >2016-05-16T00:33:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two projects by UO architecture students are winners of the 2016 &ldquo;Top Ten for Students&rdquo; design competition awarded by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment. Undergraduates Lacey Aley, Alex Collins, and Addison Estrada and graduate student Tim Schneider were selected for the prestigious national honor. This marks the second year that UO designs have placed in the national competition. Read more <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> IONS DESIGN | 2016 - Luxury Residential Interior Design Work IONSDESIGN 2016-05-12T09:22:02-04:00 >2016-05-12T09:22:02-04:00 <p>Discover our 2016 - Luxury Residential Interior Design Work&nbsp;<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a> &nbsp;| &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> Building Industry is Busy with BIM for Design and Construction; but is it FM Friendly? truecadd 2016-05-12T04:55:50-04:00 >2016-05-17T11:24:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Qatar has been in news for quite a time now. Its infrastructure projects and vision 2030 has definitely raised eyebrows of top notch investors. Also let&rsquo;s not forget, its preparing for FIFA World CUP along with.&nbsp;</p><p>Qatar has a huge responsibility to justify the billion dollar investments in its mega projects. Lagging behind, when it comes to adopting technology it has now geared up to integrate BIM for at least its Government projects. Like any other firm, it too faces common BIM implementation problems across various sectors.</p><p>Keeping in mind the deadline&rsquo;s it&rsquo;s already approaching deadlines with not expected development. Facility managers are no exceptions. It has any days been difficult to integrate facility management from the very conceptual stage of project, and with little knowledge of BIM it&rsquo;s going to be a little difficult for Qatarian Construction Industry to resolve the issue.</p><p><strong>However; integrating with BIM and BS1192 workflows it can manage to finish the projects smoothly and o...</strong></p> BIM Could Boost Qatar’s Position & Support UAEs Infrastructural Competitiveness Globally truecadd 2016-05-11T10:02:53-04:00 >2016-05-11T10:02:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="977" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIM could Boost Qatar&rsquo;s Position &amp; Support UAEs Infrastructural Competitiveness Globally. <a href="" target="_blank">BIM services</a> are equipped to help them with their aim to become a developed nation by diversifying oil based economy, achieving sustainable development and providing high standards of living to the population.</p> Significance of Future BIM Implementation for Qatar Infrastructure Projects hiral.patel 2016-05-11T09:54:07-04:00 >2016-05-11T10:05:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1016" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Significance of Future BIM Implementation for Qatar Infrastructure Projects has manifold, as it prepares to welcome around 400,000 fans during the FIFA World Cup in 2022. <a href="" target="_blank">BIM for construction</a> industry is out to help Qatar government to succeed in their vision of housing best infrastructure and residential projects.</p> Future BIM Implementation in Qatar: Demand Vs Supply hiral.patel 2016-05-11T02:55:51-04:00 >2016-05-11T02:56:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council &ndash; GCC and thoroughly benefits from common markets with other Gulf States. The construction industry of Qatar, Doha, has witnessed significant increase in the usage of building information modeling &ndash; BIM. However; the lack of national standards and minimal capabilities of onshore consultants, have posed numerous challenges to the future of BIM Implementation in Qatar.</p><p>This cape of merely 4,416 square miles is looking forward to welcome 400,000 football fans during FIFA world Cup in 2022. It has brought infrastructure and residential construction into government&rsquo;s focus prominently, which makes the future of <a href="" target="_blank">BIM implementation for building construction</a> industry, favorable.</p><p>Qatar National vision 2030 is one more reason, apart from FIFA world cup 2022, which drives the growth of the construction industry. It seems the country is pacing up to diversify its oil based economy, with plans to spend about QAR237 billion (US$65 billion) on infras...</p> J. Meejin Yoon receives 2016 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence iche 2016-05-09T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T01:12:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">MIT News</a><br>School of Architecture and Planning&nbsp;<br>May 5, 2016<br><br>Professor and Department of Architecture head J. Meejin Yoon has been awarded the 2016 Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (<a href="" target="_blank">ACADIA</a>) Teaching Award of Excellence. The jury cited Yoon&rsquo;s &ldquo;innovative and critical pedagogical approach to integrating new ideas, techniques and technologies into her teaching and research. This approach is supported by excellence in academic leadership, scholarship and professional practice.&rdquo;</p><p>Yoon&rsquo;s academic and professional work, as a principal of Boston-based H&ouml;weler + Yoon, investigates the intersections between design, technology, and public space. At MIT, Yoon organized&nbsp;4.110J / 4.S64 / MAS.330J (<a href="" target="_blank">Design across Scales</a>), a course taught with Professor Neri Oxman in which students from across the Institute explore relationships among design, science, and technology while developing methods for collaborative design research. Yoon also led efforts to create a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Design Minor</a>&nbsp;in the Departme...</p> A robust presence for MIT at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale iche 2016-05-09T15:01:26-04:00 >2016-05-23T15:22:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tom Gearty<br>School of Architecture &amp; Planning<br><a href="" target="_blank">MIT News</a></p><p>Architects, artists, and designers from the MIT community will constitute a robust presence at the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2016 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.</p><p>With eight full-time and visiting faculty, four alumni, and numerous contributing researchers and graduate students, the MIT community is deeply integrated into the extensive programming associated with the Biennale, including the main exhibition, national pavilions, and collateral locations across the historic city. In all, individuals from the MIT community are represented in 10 separate installations and exhibitions.</p><p>The 15th international architecture exhibition, opening May 28, is curated by Chilean architect and 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Alejandro Aravena. Aravena&rsquo;s theme, announced last fall, is &ldquo;Reporting from the Front,&rdquo; focusing on architecture&rsquo;s capacity to improve the human condition by responding on many fronts &mdash; such as segregation, inequality, suburbia, sanitation, natural d...</p> Aedas-designed MOKO in Hong Kong receives high commendation at Global RLI Awards 2016 JessW 2016-05-09T02:23:33-04:00 >2016-05-16T00:33:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas&rsquo; project MOKO in Hong Kong, China, was highly commended for RLI Shopping Centre Renovation 2016 at Global RLI Awards 2016.</p><p>MOKO, designed by Executive Director Ed Lam, is situated at Mongkok East where a focal node with high pedestrian flow is. To improve the existing layout and circulation, the atrium is strategically transformed into an elegant form and extended it to the northern part of the mall, making the atrium the focal point of the architecture and a connection hub. The refurbishment took inspirations from the nature with delicate touches of trees, leaves, petals, river, cloud and stars. The new design demonstrates a harmonious mix of nature and metropolitan</p><p>Organised by UK magazine Retail and Leisure (RLI), this year marks the 11th anniversary of the Global RLI Awards, which pay tribute to the best of the best retail design.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem Awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture phu_hoang 2016-05-06T13:01:29-04:00 >2016-05-06T14:21:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>NEW YORK - MAY 3, 2016 - We are excited to announce that Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem have won the 2016 - 2017 Founders Rome Prize in Architecture. Their proposal, "The Mutating Weathers of Rome's Ruins" will be developed over an eleven month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The Academy has awarded the Rome Prize for over one hundred years and it "represents the leading edge of contemporary American scholarship and creativity." Nearly nine hundred applicants applied to the eleven disciplines in the arts and humanities supported by the Academy. Congratulations to all the winners!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For press inquiries, please email: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>