Archinect - Press Release 2015-07-05T19:21:52-04:00 Design for Love. Design for Animals Ricardo Torres 2015-07-03T14:50:45-04:00 >2015-07-03T14:51:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The question is not, &ldquo;Can they reason?&rdquo; nor, &ldquo;Can they talk?&rdquo; but rather, &ldquo;Can they suffer?&rdquo;</p><p><em>Jeremy Bentham</em></p><p>In Mexico, there are around 23 million dogs &amp; cats, accordingly to the last census performed by the Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology (INEGI) in 2010. Roughly 70% of the 18 million dogs estimated are abandoned on the streets, while only 30% live at home. Moreover, the dogs &amp; cats population outnumbered the elderly and kids ones by the same year the study was done. In addition, nearly 700 tons of feces are delivered by those animals every day, causing health problems in citizens nationwide.</p><p>Another statistics by the INEGI show that the human population in Mexico increases by 1.8% in a year, whereas the dogs &amp; cats does it by 2.5%. That talks about an uncontrolled pet growth as a result of our Animal Welfare culture lack.</p><p>On one hand, while I am unsure of how many dogs &amp; cats are sacrificed by the animal shelters because of not having eno...</p> LECTURE: Synagogue Design: Gender, Collaboration and the Practice of Architecture Esther Sperber 2015-07-02T13:37:20-04:00 >2015-07-03T21:56:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Jewish Theological Seminary<br>March 18, 2015, New York</p> The Architecture of Psychotherapy, New York Times, June 9, 2015 Esther Sperber 2015-07-02T13:33:38-04:00 >2015-07-03T21:52:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Esther Sperber&nbsp;published in the New York Times.&nbsp;</strong>"As an architect, I try to notice the sequence of spaces that we move through as we enter and leave a building. My task is to create spaces for various functions, and I achieve this by designing the walls and facades that make these activities possible. By designing exteriors, we create interiors. Architecture is a meditation on entering and exiting: It articulates the frames that contain our lives."</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> BBA DESIGNS UNIQUE HIGH-END TOWNHOMES IN LUXURY SOUTH-OF-FIFTH NEIGHBORHOOD OF MIAMI BEACH Gustavo Berenblum 2015-06-30T18:13:56-04:00 >2015-06-30T18:13:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MIAMI, June 30, 2015 &mdash; Berenblum Busch Architecture (BBA), an international architecture, planning and interior design firm, today announced that it has designed &ldquo;SoFi House,&rdquo; four high-end multi-storey townhomes, located on the west side of Washington Ave., south of Fifth Street in Miami Beach.</p><p>SoFi House, features a series of three similar modern homes, each approximately 2,600 square-feet, and one completely unique townhouse, 2,450 square-feet, which integrates an existing wooden bungalow built in the 1920s that has been historically preserved and completely renovated. The overall architectural motif is clean lines with sophisticated aesthetics enhanced by the subtle use of warm materials.</p><p>Each unit includes living area, kitchen, dining area, pantry, three bedrooms, three or four bathrooms, two parking spaces as well as roof-top gardens and terraces with individual pools.</p><p>&ldquo;We are excited to continue to expand our design portfolio of high-end residential projects with the addition of...</p> The Ulm Stadhaus Exhibition & Assembly Building in Germany Presents Picture, Tower, Building. Richard Meier and the Ulm Minster Richard Meier & Partners 2015-06-29T14:21:07-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:07:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="712" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>New York, June 29th, 2015 </strong><strong>&ndash; Richard Meier &amp; Partners is pleased to announce <em>Picture, Tower, Building. Richard Meier and the Ulm Minster </em>at the Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition &amp; Assembly Building in Ulm, Germany.</strong></p><p>Designed by Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects, The Ulm Stadthaus presents a new exhibition of some of the most iconic and current projects by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. The works on display explore the development of the work of Richard Meier with some of his early residential projects in contrast to some of the more recent urban and large scale projects all around the globe in New York City, Hamburg, Prague and Mexico City.</p><p>The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, drawings and photographs. Some of the projects exhibited on the show include the house designed by Richard Meier for his parents in Essex Fells, New Jersey, the Ulm Stadthaus, and the iconic Smith House in Darien, Connecticut. Other projects in the exhibition are some of the ...</p> Healthcare and governmental projects by AGi architects, shortlisted for WAF Awards 2015 AGi architects 2015-06-29T10:06:21-04:00 >2015-07-03T21:52:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><ul><li><strong>Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic will compete in the Completed Buildings Health category while Qatar Courthouse will compete in the Future Project Competition category.</strong></li><li><strong>The design firm was the WAF Award 2014 winner in the Completed Buildings Religion category with &ldquo;La Ascensi&oacute;n del Se&ntilde;or&rdquo; Church, in Seville, Spain.</strong></li></ul><p><strong>&#8203;</strong><strong>Madrid, </strong><strong>29th June 2015. Two projects </strong>developed by <strong><a href="" target="_blank">AGi architects</a></strong>, an international design firm led by architects <strong>Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea </strong>and<strong> Nasser Abulhasan</strong>, have been shortlisted by the <strong>World Architecture Festival</strong> to compete for <strong>WAF awards 2015</strong> in their appropriate categories.</p><p>One of the selected projects is<strong> <a href="!works/hospital-architecture-Sulaibikhat-Center" target="_blank">Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic</a></strong>, recently opened in Kuwait, which will compete for a WAF award in the <strong>Completed Buildings Health </strong>category at this year&rsquo;s edition. This work won the <strong>2013 WAF award</strong> in the <strong>Future Project Health category.</strong></p><p>The other, <strong><a href="!works/institutional-architecture-qatar-courthouse" target="_blank">Qatar Courthouse</a></strong> competition entry, submitted by <a href="" target="_blank">AGi architects</a> to the restricted competition organized by the Qatar Governm...</p> Diptyque - Paris | diptyque unveils its rebirth with kindling custom-designed lighting solutions at its newly renovated boutique .PSLAB 2015-06-29T09:55:56-04:00 >2015-06-29T10:03:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Diptyque was created in 1961, with its first store at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, in the heart of<br>Paris. 54 years later, diptyque reintroduces its authenticity with a subtle concession to modernity,<br>by unveiling its newly refurbished space.</p><p>To maintain the boutique&rsquo;s realness, original colors such as olive green on the inside and&nbsp;burgundy on the fa&ccedil;ade, have been preserved and restored. Elegance, freshness and life were&nbsp;given to the furniture, tapestry and original pieces such as the Lapis and Malachite wall, hand&nbsp;painted by Desmond Knox-Leet, one of diptyque&rsquo;s founders.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The authentic spirit didn&rsquo;t retain diptyque from adding a touch of modernity and subtlety, while<br>maintaining the legitimacy and the principles that mark this Parisian address. .PSLAB worked<br>closely with the brand to develop a lighting solution that meets those restoration needs and<br>overcomes all technical and electrical constraints due to the historical aspect of the building.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>.PSLAB collaborated with diptyque on the desig...</p> Hai d3 - Dubai, UAE | Designing an outdoor lighting solution for a unique creative habitat .PSLAB 2015-06-29T08:47:23-04:00 >2015-07-03T21:54:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dubai Design District, d3, was developed to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical&nbsp;creative neighborhood. It has its own beating heart; its own spirit and its own personal style. This is a place where&nbsp;bohemians can live, work and play. Where aspiring designers can cut their teeth and learn their trade; where local talent can&nbsp;work alongside international design, art and fashion houses. It is, at its heart, a place where creative minds can come&nbsp;together to realize their dreams.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Arabic word for &lsquo;neighborhood&rsquo;, Hai reflects the importance of community spirit in the Dubai Design District. Hosted in&nbsp;a total of 68 white recycled containers, Hai d3 aims to contribute to the creative and cultural development of Dubai by&nbsp;presenting and hosting a program of events and participatory activities for Dubai&rsquo;s varied creative communities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>.PSLAB collaborated with IBDA and d3 on the design and build of the lighting of this urban, relaxed environment. In an effort&nbsp;...</p> schmidt hammer lassen architects breaks ground for the studio’s first library in China 2015-06-29T05:17:30-04:00 >2015-06-29T05:17:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Last week, a ground-breaking ceremony was celebrated for the new 30,000 square metre central library in Ningbo, China. Participating the ceremony were the head of the Ningbo City Cultural Bureau, Ningbo Library, Ningbo Urban Planning and Construction Design Institute, and schmidt hammer lassen architects who won the competition in 2013 to design the 240 million RMB (&euro; 29 million) Central Library in the eastern port city of Ningbo.</strong></p><p>The Ningbo City Library was founded in 1927 and although it holds a collection of approx. 1.7 million books it can only hold half its collection in the current library. This includes the largest collection of historic and ancient books in the region. The new 30,000m2 library will house the entire collection under one roof, with expansion to over 2 million books.</p><p>The current library attracts 3-4000 visitors per day (similar to that of the Royal Library in Copenhagen) and the aim is that with the new library this will increase to 7-8000 visits per day. To deal...</p> Two Net-Zero Passive Houses are State-of-the-Art on Green Homes Tour kimweiss 2015-06-26T18:47:36-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:09:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 27, 2015 (Chapel Hill, NC) -- There&rsquo;s &ldquo;green,&rdquo; and then there&rsquo;s GREEN.</p><p>When the Home Buyers Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties presents its 10th annual Green Home Tour May 2-3 and 9-10, tour-goers will see several houses that are certified &ldquo;green&rdquo; because they use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are generally healthier environments than a traditionally designed and constructed house.</p><p>Two houses on the tour, however, are so green that even LEED Platinum structures pale in comparison. Designed by Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, homes &ldquo;C6&rdquo; and &ldquo;C12&rdquo; in the tour&rsquo;s guidebook are &ldquo;net zero passive houses.&rdquo;</p><p>Net zero means that these houses produce as much energy as they use. &ldquo;Passive&rdquo; refers to their ability to maintain indoor temperature with minimal dependence on active HVAC systems.</p><p>&ldquo;Of course, passive houses work well in tandem with active systems like solar panels if the goal is to reach net zero,&rdquo; Schechter po...</p> UWMilwaukee to offer Architecture LOOC snatraj 2015-06-26T13:44:34-04:00 >2015-07-03T21:56:45-04:00 <p>UW Milwaukee Department of Architecture will offer a section of Arch 100 as a Limited Open Online Course (LOOC) this Fall 2015. LOOCs provide a tuition-free open online class while retaining the sense of community of a small course. Architectural Making I (100-203)was opened for the LOOC students. The section is facilitated Prof. Mark Keane and is monitored by teaching assistants. This course is open to any high school junior or senior of good standing much like an AP course. It is unlike a MOOC, in that once it starts, the course is not open for all to drop in. Access is granted by the Department of Architecture (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>).</p><p>Partnering high schools will provide high school credit for the course, with college credit delivered via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) on a per student basis.</p><p>Professor Keane has been teaching his blended course to all architecture majors for over a decade, and an on-line section to non-majors for 7 years. Four years ago, a section was opened up to accommo...</p> VICTORY FOR CAL POLY POMONA ARCHITECTURE STUDENT TEAM Sarah Lorenzen 2015-06-25T19:45:03-04:00 >2015-06-26T13:56:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Trio outpaces SoCal architecture programs in prestigious design competition </em></p><p><strong>POMONA, Calif. (June 25, 2015)</strong> &ndash; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for the first time secured the top honor in the prestigious Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award Competition, named after the most prominent photographer of 20th century Los Angeles architecture. The title and a cash award of $5,100 were presented on June 18 to Kate Bylik, Nicole Doan and Jeffrey Stevens at the Los Angeles Business Council's 45th Annual Architectural Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The trio are recent architecture graduates of Cal Poly Pomona&rsquo;s College of Environmental Design.</p><p>Sponsored by the Los Angeles Business Council, this annual competition sees all six of the Los Angeles-area&rsquo;s architecture programs face off in a design charrette juried by five leading Southern California architects. This year&rsquo;s judges were David Martin of AC Martin; Bob Hale of Rios Clementi Hale Studios; Sabu Song of...</p> Inauguration of revitalized Boiler Central in Vejle, Denmark 2015-06-25T06:26:42-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:06:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>On the 24th of June, the inauguration of The Boiler Central&nbsp;was celebrated, an old boiler building from the 1940ies in the unique, historic industrial complex in Vejle, Denmark. schmidt hammer lassen architects has designed the 1,200 square meter large refurbishment project which provides space for the new Design Driven Innovation Centre housing 30 creative companies.</strong></p><p>The ambition for the new Design Driven Innovation Centre will combine innovation, creativity, design and business understanding and contribute to closer cooperation between private and public companies and knowledge institutions. At the same time, The Boiler Central is a visual landmark for innovation and business in Vejle and the entire region.</p><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects was also responsible for the conversion of the adjacent Spinning Mills, which was once Vejle&acute;s largest industrial workplace. In 2010, The Spinning Mills opened hosting 50 micro enterprises in the fields of creativity, communication and business de...</p> Applications for INSTEAD postgraduate program 2015-16 Georgia Tahoula 2015-06-24T09:16:15-04:00 >2015-06-24T09:53:49-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, invites all interested students to submit their applications for the postgraduate program <em>INSTEAD (parapoesis)</em> for the academic year 2015-16, leading to a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Architectural Design.</p><p>The postgraduate program has been operating for six years at the University of Thessaly. It is an international program, in permanent cooperation with professors and universities abroad. INSTEAD is directed by architects (Antonas, Paniyiris, Vyzoviti) but this year&rsquo;s program will involve important artists like Zafos Xagoraris, artist and president of the Athens School of Fine Arts.</p><p>The program addresses the city through all scales of the urban environment: design for the urban fabric, the building block, the building unit and the furniture. The program comprises workshops and seminars with thematic topics that relate to all these scales. The award of the Master&rsquo;s Degree requires the attendance and successful examination in four (4) cours...</p> Remodelling of the Ninot Market. Barcelona, 2015 mateoarquitectura 2015-06-23T06:00:39-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:08:55-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>The market, since its origins, has been a large covered place.</em></p><p><em>We conserve and repair the beautiful structure that supports that roof.<br>Beneath, we dig into the site to introduce new services that complement sales activity: logistics, parking,&nbsp;installations.</em></p><p><em>Rather than changing the visible volume, we change the surfaces that enclose it to improve the conditions&nbsp;of use and space, control the entrance of daylight and organize the adjacent urban space, integrating the&nbsp;presence of the outdoor stalls.</em></p><p><em>The interior is like a city. Two orthogonal axes (N-S and E-W) form the layout along which the stalls are&nbsp;organized, with the emphasis on their individuality.<br>A large open foyer space on Carrer de Mallorca receives visitors. It is a plaza leading into this virtual city&nbsp;of commerce.<br>The inside space, bathed in the milky light we filter in from the exterior, is a hive of activity.</em></p><p><em>On the outside, the skins with which we clothe the existing structure open as they reach the ground to<br>offer produce.<br>The ...</em></p> Dokk1 - Scandinavia's largest library opens in Aarhus, Denmark 2015-06-23T04:45:55-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:05:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="224" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>When Dokk1 opened its doors to the public on Saturday, 20 June,&nbsp;became the largest public library in the Nordic countries, representing a new generation of modern, hybrid libraries. The 30,000 square metre building is part of the Urban Mediaspace project, which is transforming the harbour front of Aarhus. The project houses the new library, a citizen service centre, automatic parking for 1,000 cars and new harbour-side public squares. With a budget of over &euro; 280 million, it is the largest construction project by the Municipality of Aarhus in the city&rsquo;s history.</strong></p><p>In 2009, schmidt hammer lassen architects won the competition to design the new Urban Mediaspace project as lead architect in collaboration with Kristine Jensens Landscaping and engineering company Alectia.</p><p>The large polygonal building is located at the mouth of the Aarhus River, connecting the city with the port and water. Flanked by forests to the north and south, a recreational belt has been created through which a new light...</p> UWMilwaukee's Urban Edge Award 2015 Studio work to be exhibited in Chandigarh, India. snatraj 2015-06-22T14:14:02-04:00 >2015-06-23T17:38:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The School of Architecture and Urban Planning's (SARUP) Urban Edge 2015 exhibit has been included on the list of events scheduled to mark Le Corbusier's 50th Death Anniversary in Chandigarh, India.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In January 2015, grant recipients from the Urban Edge Studio traveled to India, directed by Associate Professor Manu P. Sobti. The students on this trip included Kate Malaia, Richard VanDerWal,&nbsp;Andreya Veintimilla, Sisco Hollard, Jessica Yester, and Anna Czajkowska-Szot. The team visited numerous sites in the cities of Delhi and Agra before their arrival in Chandigarh. Here they were joined by seven students from the Chandigarh College&nbsp;of Architecture (CCA) for an intensive, six-day Urban Edge Workshop on Chandigarh, conducted jointly by Prof.&nbsp;Sobti and Sangeeta Bagga-Mehta (Associate Prof.&nbsp;at CCA). Over the course of this workshop, two &ldquo;edge&rdquo; sites in Chandigarh were analyzed -&nbsp;one positioned within the formal confines of the city and the other on its periphery. Urban design propositions ...</p> Clark Nexsen’s Lighting Studio Receives 15 Lighting Awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society brutvan 2015-06-22T11:04:46-04:00 >2015-06-22T16:30:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Clark Nexsen's Lighting Studio has received a total of 15 awards from the Illumination Engineering Society (IES). The annual IES Illumination Awards program recognizes ingenuity, professionalism, and originality in lighting design. On May 20, the IES Tidewater Virginia Section honored seven projects with awards for excellence in interior lighting, exterior lighting, and lighting controls innovation. Six of these projects will also receive IES National Awards of Merit in November at the annual IES Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.</p><p>Clark Nexsen projects receiving awards for lighting design excellence were 4525 Main Street Tower, Clark Nexsen Corporate Headquarters, Edson Range and Chappo Dining Hall Facilities, Hill Hall Renovation and New Student Success Center, Operation Smile World Headquarters, and the Transient Wounded Warrior Lodge.</p><p>&ldquo;Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s Lighting Studio takes pride in being ready for any illuminating challenge,&rdquo; said Senior Electrical Engineer, Noll Kretschmann. &ldquo;The...</p> UMSoA Hires Josemaria de Churtichaga to Direct Masters of Architecture Programs AnnetteGallagher 2015-06-22T08:41:47-04:00 >2015-06-22T08:42:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Josemaria de Churtichaga Is Internationally Renowned Architect and Educator; Was Inaugural Associate Dean of the School of Architecture at IE University in Spain</em></p><p><strong>Coral Gables, Fla. (June 22, 2015)</strong> &ndash; Award-winning architect and noted educator Josemaria de Churtichaga is the newest member of the faculty at the University of Miami <a href="" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a>. Beginning August 15, de Churtichaga will take over leadership of the Master of Architecture program at UMSoA.</p><p>&ldquo;Josemaria combines a dedication to timeless disciplinary foundations with a curiosity for the currents that are reshaping the field,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Rodolphe el-Khoury</a>, Dean of UMSoA. &ldquo;This double dedication perfectly aligns with our ambitions, as we expand our reach from the defining core commitments that made UMSoA&rsquo;s international reputation, toward new challenges and opportunities brought by emerging technology and environmental priorities.&rdquo;</p><p>Before joining the full-time faculty at UMSoA, de Churtichaga was Associate Dean and Director of...</p> Now Open: StudioTJOA's Summer Pavilion @ The Denver Art Museum Alexander Worden 2015-06-19T15:58:09-04:00 >2015-06-19T15:59:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Denver Art Museums "In Bloom" exhibition is officially open to the public. TJOA's "Lilypads and Petals" installation has been installed on Martin Plaza directly adjacent to the Daniel Libeskind's Museum.&nbsp;</p><p>" Lilypads and Petals is a modification of StudioTJOA's macro crochet Lilypads. The installation, commissioned by the Denver Art Museum, takes the Lilypads and forms them into cupping petals by weaving irrigation tubing through the perimeter loops and fastening the ends with hose clamps.&nbsp;</p><p>These petals are then bundled together to create a trunk structure which then is slotted into the existing cluster of undulating Sonotubes (designed by Gensler Denver). When all the bundles are in place the petals are then connected to adjacent bundles so that each trunk structure is integrated into the larger whole.&nbsp;</p><p>Each Lilypad was crocheted by hand from a large spool of 1" foam that was custom made in purple for this installation. "&nbsp;- StudioTJOA</p><p>The exhibition will be on display until mid-Sept...</p> In Shanghai, Crossboundaries turned an abandoned commercial space into a vivid, child-friendly swimming club. crossboundaries 2015-06-19T06:35:23-04:00 >2015-06-21T20:49:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>In Shanghai, Crossboundaries turned an abandoned commercial space into a vivid, child-friendly swimming club for children aged between 0 to 6 years.</strong></p><p>Family Box, an already established children&rsquo;s facility chain in China, was ambitious to set their first step in metropolitan Shanghai by transforming the space into a dynamic and cheerful play environment for children. The existing premises of 2,100sqm in a residential area was extremely dark and unattractive as the fa&ccedil;ade cladding covered most of the windows and a chaotic organization of columns, beams and cores was revealed inside. Crossboundaries reorganized the space and created logic to the sequence of experiencing the facility.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the entrance the visitor can immediately see the dominant green staircase volume, which serves as the prime circulation path between ground floor and the swimming pool as well as the changing rooms upstairs.&nbsp;Following a clear sequence, the parents and children are led from the reception on the ground flo...</p> A look at Object studio, Harvard GSD mateoarquitectura 2015-06-17T07:46:24-04:00 >2015-06-21T20:19:33-04:00 <p>&ldquo;Mateo arquitectura&rdquo; has released a video of Harvard GSD Object studio, course that has been<br>led by Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo on Spring 2015. The video presents a breve interview with Toshiko Mori<br>(Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard GSD), Robert Silman (Lecturer<br>in Architecture, Harvard GSD) and Mark Lee (Design Critic in Architecture) accompanied by<br>projects designed by students during Spring semester</p><p><br>OBJECT STUDIO<br>Our objective will be to precisely define projects based on the simultaneous presence of three conditions:<br>1_ Place. Here, it is the city, at the border, with the presence nearby of nature. Surrounded, dialogue<br>with the exterior in continuity or in opposition. The exterior.<br>2_ Content. Use. Interior. Conventional briefs (dwellings, offices&hellip;) seen from a special viewpoint that<br>aims to discover the magic of the everyday. To analyse, observe and propose new conditions of use.<br>3_ Material. Our projects, always starting with abstract visions, take form, become ...</p> Champions for Change 8 years in a row! careersbaa 2015-06-16T14:24:45-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:24:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the eighth year in a row, Boulder Associates Architects has been awarded the Champion for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth. Amy Van Dam accepted the award on behalf of Boulder Associates at the CleanMed conference in Portland on May 14, 2015.</p><p>The Champion for Change Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate accomplishments in greening their own organization and assisting healthcare facility clients in improving their environmental performance. &ldquo;Preparing the Champions for Change Award submittal has become part of our annual reflection and goal-setting process, reminding us to take the time to quantify our progress and recommit to the exploration of new opportunities,&rdquo; reflects Kristi Ennis, Sustainable Design Director. Below are some of the notable sustainability achievements leading to the award:</p><p>Reducing Toxins</p><ul><li>In 2014 we reduced our purchase of disposable batteries by 33% across all five offices by stocking long lasting rechargables. These batteries have a 3-year lif...</li></ul> Darci Hernandez featured in Healthcare Design Magazine careersbaa 2015-06-16T14:22:48-04:00 >2015-06-21T20:16:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Our very own<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;Darci Hernandez</a>&nbsp;has been featured in Healthcare Design Magazine&rsquo;s &ldquo;Take 5&Prime; series.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Here</a>, Darci shares her thoughts on&nbsp;improving collaboration on project teams and why now is the time for the healthcare industry to be brainstorming on ways to improve water management.</p> Sky Factory and the Tennessee Aquarium Make an ēSea™ Splash at the T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger TheSkyFactory 2015-06-16T13:07:26-04:00 >2015-06-21T20:18:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>June 16, 2015</strong> &ndash; The Sky Factory and the Tennessee Aquarium collaborated to bring &#275;Sea, a Digital Cinema underwater portal to marine habitats, to the Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Erlanger, the 1st of its kind in the state. &nbsp;The partnership enabled the Sky Factory to film the Tennessee&rsquo;s aquarium&rsquo;s largest and most beautiful exhibit, the Secret Reef, as well as the Reelfoot Lake and the Flooded Amazon River exhibits.</p><p>&ldquo;We are extremely grateful for the support of the Tennessee Aquarium and The Sky Factory for allowing our patients and guests to benefit from not only a visual experience but also an educational experience by taking our patients and guests to various underwater worlds,&rdquo; said Cindy Rhodes, Chief Nursing Officer at Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Erlanger.&nbsp; &ldquo;Providing a natural diversion will certainly have an impact on the child&rsquo;s and parents&rsquo; hospital experience."</p><p>&#275;Sea was designed to provide the visually soothing, therapeutic benefits of living underwater environments&mdash;restoring emotional...</p> BIM Adoption - Why Contractors Should Have Affirmative Approach? hiral.patel 2015-06-16T06:21:46-04:00 >2015-06-16T06:22:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Building information modeling</strong></a> can be really useful to contractors, however making the right use of information, and populating 3D models with new level of details is important.</p><p>So what kind of information can it be? Well! For 10 different components that an architect sees, the contractor sees 100 different components and also the material of these components and how they come together to couple into a single component. To put it in a single word, &lsquo;Constructability&rsquo; is what a contractor is concerned with- and the purpose is to make BIM 4D and BIM 5D i.e. construction scheduling and cost estimation easy and efficient.</p><p><strong>What is a 3D constructible model?</strong></p><p>Lack of details can limit the way a contractor can use a 3D model to improve productivity and increase profitability. A 3D constructible model contains in depth details about how a particular component can be constructed; it can help a contractor understand and investigate how each sub assembly and assembly is built and how it has an impact...</p> Modern Minimalistic Chic, Two Storey Apartment By Hi-Tech Bhushan Avsatthi 2015-06-15T06:17:33-04:00 >2015-06-15T06:21:48-04:00 <p>When it comes to interior design, the most elementary challenge is design communication. When a client extends design requirement brief to the designer, the client has a visual in his mind however the design brief might not necessarily be according to this visual.&nbsp; Similarly when the designer develops ideas for interiors, then these may or may not match with what the client has visualized.</p><p><strong>So how do interior designers communicate exactly what they visualize to their clients &ndash; i.e. real estate developers, contractors, architects, investors etc?</strong> This can be done via realistic visualizations achieved using <a href="" target="_blank">3D architectural modeling and rendering</a>.</p><p><strong>Modern Minimalistic Apartment Interiors with Wooden Flooring</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sometimes the brief given to us by the client just says latest designs, ample leg space, functional and modern. After receiving such requirements our interior designers develop a design that has all the elements of modern minimalistic and chic, and get it modeled for the clients.</p><p>Hi-Tech...</p> The small scale mateoarquitectura 2015-06-15T04:44:56-04:00 >2015-06-21T20:52:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Architectural detailing is what makes a project unique. We would like to present the breve interview with&nbsp;Josep Lluis Mateo about role of details in architecture and three projects designed by &laquo;Mateo Arquitectura&raquo;&nbsp;selected as case studies.</strong></em></p><p><br>Q.:What is technical and aesthetic importance of details in the development of architectural projects? Is detailing just&nbsp;small scale architectural design or is it much more?<br>A.: You must zoom your mind from a distant, large abstract point of view to a very close contact to the object.&nbsp;The Eames family produced in the 70&acute;a very nice short film named &ldquo;Powers of ten&rdquo;, explaining the importance of&nbsp;the scale and in a sense, the equal, symmetrical condition of the 2 extremes. From the inside the object appears a&nbsp;cosmos; from the very far appears an unitarian object.</p><p><br>Q.: Why does concentration on small constructive details very important?<br>A.:The logic of the idea is developed and explains with the consistence of the matter.</p><p><br>Q.:Remodeling of the Banc Sabadell ...</p> Aedas-designed Center 66 in China receives high commendation at Global RLI Awards 2015 JessW 2015-06-14T21:18:08-04:00 >2015-06-14T22:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas&rsquo; project Center 66 in Wuxi, China, was highly commended for RLI International Shopping Centre 2015 at Global RLI Awards 2015.</p><p>Center 66, designed by Executive Directors Christine Lam and David Clayton, is a mixed-use development consisting of two office towers and the city&rsquo;s largest shopping mall. The three striking glass atria enclosing the mall evolve as the ideal response to the site&rsquo;s circulation patterns, distribution of natural light, and arrangement of volumes. The project also preserved two historic theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty at the heart of the site and integrated them into a large public plaza.</p><p>Organised by UK magazine Retail and Leisure (RLI), this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global RLI Awards, which pay tribute to the best of the best retail designs. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> PSUD Wins Competition for Bogor Heritage City Videl Oemry 2015-06-11T01:13:32-04:00 >2015-06-14T22:08:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>PSUD &nbsp;has been selected as a winner of Indonesian Heritage City in Bogor, that will be the first Indonesian Heritage City prototypes along with others cities. PSUD&nbsp;proposal "Kota Pusaka 'Teduh' dalam Taman (Lush&nbsp;Heritage City in Park): Towards Indonesian first ecopolis" features six green corridors connected with Bogor Botanical Garden in the center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The&nbsp;competition, run by Kementrian PU (Ministry of Public Works), called for proposals reinventing Bogor's heritage city along side of Bogor Botanical Garden to encourage the city towards UNESCO World Heritage Cities. A particular focus for the proposals to "demonstrate how the heritage city should be a part of the area&rsquo;s social and urban context, not stand as an exclusives archaeological objects"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The proposals takes a holistic approach to both surrounding existing&nbsp;neighborhood&nbsp;activities and the&nbsp;urban environment but also preserve the Bogor Botanical Garden as the legacy that embed within the city. The proposal integrates the local envir...</p>