Archinect - Press Release 2015-03-30T10:19:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/firms/release/123933506/led-world-supports-earth-hour-2015-switch-to-led-save-energy-save-the-planet/124014526 LED WORLD supports Earth Hour 2015 - "Switch to LED: Save Energy, Save the Planet" LEDWORLD 2015-03-29T03:38:56-04:00 >2015-03-29T03:38:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mumgg7oz7iuxincv.jpg" width="514" height="192" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LED WORLD proudly takes the initiative to support and implement &ldquo;<strong>Earth Hour&rdquo;</strong> to save the planet. Lighting is the third biggest energy user in daily lives hence, our LED based products ensure energy conservation which lead to a healthier environment and serve best for this cause. We are very much into practice of switching off lights when leaving an unoccupied room, shut down our computers, chargers, fridges, water taps including all other electrical devices before leaving our workplace in order to play our role in the conservation of energy for the betterment of our planet. We strongly believe in saving water, plastic and specially paper with the help of technology advancement providing us mobile access day and night for professional as well as personal use. As a fact, LED bulbs save more than 70% energy as compared to incandescent or other types of bulbs. Switching to LED can create a huge impact on energy conservation as well as cost of living which decreases with time. Let&rsquo;s join...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/7374/cpp-architecture-spring-2015-lecture-series/123919863 CPP Architecture Spring 2015 Lecture Series Sarah Lorenzen 2015-03-27T22:02:07-04:00 >2015-03-28T13:20:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh2v79y3nlsedul9.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 3rd: David Freeland, Freeland Buck</p><p>April 10th: Andrew Kovacs, UCLA AUD</p><p>April 17th: Frank Escher and Ravi Gune Wardena</p><p>April 24th: Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner Architects*</p><p>May 8th: Dwayne Oyler, Oyler Wu Architects</p><p>May 15th: Elena Manferdini, Atelier Manferdini</p><p>May 18th: Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn FORM*</p><p>May 22nd: Brook Muller, University of Oregon</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Location:</p><p>3801 W. Temple Ave.&nbsp;Pomona, CA 91768</p><p>All Lectures to take place @ the IDC,&nbsp;Building 89A @ 12:00 PM unless&nbsp;otherwise noted.*</p><p>Lectures may take&nbsp;place at an alternate location TBD.</p><p>All Lectures are open to the public and&nbsp;are made possible by the Henry Woo&nbsp;Lecture Series Fund</p><p>Poster designed &nbsp;by first year undergraduate architecture student Tyler Liang</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/sci-arc-to-launch-online-offramp-journal-on-april-10/123904598 SCI-Arc to Launch Online OFFRAMP Journal on April 10 sciarcnews 2015-03-27T18:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T18:13:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fou9lcba49ovyja.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Interpretations, distorting, bending with alternatives, lies, lying, liar. The multi-faceted nature of contemporary discourse in architecture can be conceived as a field of partial and subjective truths evidenced by its mediums and conventions. Questioning traditional notions of representation as a principal means for exchange, we ask what relation contemporary work must bear to a referent to acquire meaning.</p><p>From orthographic projections and perspectival distortions to rendering curated views, optical aberrations, and texturing, our discipline offers specific forms of effect-production. Granting that architectural representations are in themselves a form of truth, what do they actually represent? What is the nature of their plural truths? To what degrees do falsehood, deceit, fiction, and lies play in this analysis? These are some of the questions Offramp 9 sets out to ask.</p><p>Offramp is the academic journal published by SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Between 1987 and 2000, SCI-Arc produced se...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/5208403/students-and-faculty-engage-with-the-community-during-inaugural-userve-event/123898954 Students and Faculty engage with the community during inaugural UServe event jp88 2015-03-27T15:37:49-04:00 >2015-03-27T15:38:06-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/ep4v5sf02diwj1j5.jpg"></p><p>March 25th - The University of Miami School of Architecture has had a long standing tradition of community engagement.&nbsp; Design studios have often revolved around a local focus or need in several of Miami&rsquo;s impoverished neighborhoods such as Homestead, The West Grove, Allapattah, and Opa-Locka.&nbsp; Although this engagement have been very successful, winning many grants and producing built work, it&rsquo;s exposure has been limited to only a few singular courses.&nbsp; This academic year, Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and Professor Sonia Chao (Director of the Center for Urban &amp; Community Design) decided to expand on this work by creating an event that would allow all students and faculty in the School of Architecture to participate.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1xlfe5j7v0338sj.jpg"></p><p>The event is called UServe, where participants would dedicate a few hours from normal class time to providing community engagement and volunteer work.&nbsp; The location for this event was in Miami&rsquo;s famous Little Havana neighborhood, specifically East Little Havana.&nbsp; This region ...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/71077/ut-college-of-architecture-and-design-to-host-spring-open-house-april-11/123891713 UT College of Architecture and Design to Host Spring Open House April 11 UTCoAD 2015-03-27T13:24:29-04:00 >2015-03-27T13:24:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppkvvukrzruclqs8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host an open house on Saturday, April 11.</p><p>The event will be split into two sessions&mdash;the first, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is intended for high school juniors, and the second, from noon to 3 p.m., is for admitted students and prospective graduate students.</p><p>"Open house is a great opportunity to get a sense of life at the College of Architecture and Design at UT," said Julie Beckman, director of student services at the college. "Meeting current students and faculty, seeing our facilities and hearing about all of the exiting new initiatives the college is undertaking are all valuable pieces of information when making such an important decision as to where to study. We look forward to meeting with students this spring.&rdquo;</p><p>The event will give future Volunteers the opportunity to learn about the college's programs in interior design, landscape architecture and architecture. Participants are encouraged ...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/118849956/increased-roi-for-hotel-owners-with-tax-incentives/123875631 Increased ROI for Hotel Owners with Tax Incentives hiral.patel 2015-03-27T08:25:22-04:00 >2015-03-27T08:28:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbfhh3gykstcmq9d.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dynamism of global economy warrants a lot of savings on operational costs; for everyone &ndash; including hotel property owners. A lot of hoteliers are trying new avenues of integrating sustainability into construction or tweak existing properties to save on energy usage resulting in considerable cost savings.&nbsp; Appropriate planning and <a href="http://www.hitechcaddservices.com/building-energy-modeling.php" target="_blank">execution of energy efficient constructions</a> or modifications may not only save on operating costs but also help with noteworthy tax savings.</p><p><strong>Why Should Hotel Owners Employ Energy Efficient Measures?</strong></p><p>The economy is reviving and urbanization is at its peak. People are increasingly indulging in leisure and travel activities; resulting in increased demand for travel and hotel bookings. The industry is booming and flourishing.</p><p><strong>Hotels and Hospitality - The Flourishing Industry &ndash; A Brief Insight</strong></p><ul><li>In 2013 the demand for hotel rooms increased by 2.2%, however did the industry match up to the demand? The supply of rooms grew by 0.08%. It is predicted that there will be 2%...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/firms/release/83689/a-decade-later-crossboundaries-realizes-aimer-s-lingerie-factory-a-new-model-of-indsutrial-architecture-that-embodies-china-s-economy-in-transition/123866002 A decade later, Crossboundaries realizes Aimer's Lingerie Factory, a new model of indsutrial architecture that embodies China's economy in transition crossboundaries 2015-03-27T05:23:01-04:00 >2015-03-27T05:25:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xeaa6425vj62sfkz.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Aimer first approached Crossboundaries in 2004, it requested a factory compound of 14000 sqm gross floor area that could house conventional storage, manufacturing, and a 300-people dormitory by individual functions. However, as Aimer grew rapidly in China, the leadership quickly foresaw the importance to upgrade its operation shifting from a production-focused business to a genuine fashion brand. In order to reinforce its brand image and adapt to a maturing economy, Crossboundaries was asked to add a Research and Development office, a 23000sqm distribution center as well as spaces to showcase its products. The realized facility of 53000sqm in 2014 represents a successful collaboration between Aimer and the designers in rethinking the future of the Chinese brand that integrates production, brand building with the well-being of employees.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4q1lbc25em2nwej.jpg"></p><p><strong>Unity: A facility that reflects the strength of a leading enterprise</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>To optimize the site, Crossboundaries gathered all business functions under...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/6259264/aedas-arts-team-receives-a-merit-award-at-2015-usitt-architecture-awards/123792067 Aedas Arts Team receives a Merit Award at 2015 USITT Architecture Awards JessW 2015-03-26T06:21:32-04:00 >2015-03-26T06:21:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3pzsl6bdck7kgho.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Milton Court, London, was recognised with a Merit Award for its design excellence by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).</p><p>Aedas Arts Team designed the new facilities for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Milton Court, which was opened in September 2013. The Milton Court property provides the school with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including a 608-seat concert hall with large public foyers, a 223-seat theatre, a studio theatre, three major rehearsal rooms, a TV studio suite and other teaching, meeting and administrative spaces.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We are proud to have delivered a place where students can learn and perform in facilities that emulate the professional world they will soon become part of, but also where world class artists can give recitals and master classes, and discerning audiences can enjoy first class performances,&rdquo; said Barry Pritchard, Executive Director of Aedas and head of Aedas Arts Tea...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/6259264/aedas-wins-asia-s-top-design-practices-and-sg-mark-at-designs-gala-dinner-and-awards-night/123787256 Aedas wins Asia’s Top Design Practices and SG Mark at DesignS Gala Dinner and Awards Night JessW 2015-03-26T04:48:25-04:00 >2015-03-26T06:27:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/ri8cdcdiy2hy04bh.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Aedas wins Asia&rsquo;s Top Design Practices and SG Mark at DesignS Gala Dinner and Awards Night</strong></p><p>It was a fruitful night for Aedas last Friday (13 March 2015) at the DesignS Gala Dinner and Awards Night. Aedas was named Asia&rsquo;s Top Design Practices for Singapore Design Awards 2015. In addition, its design concept for The Venue Residences and Shoppes in Singapore, for developer City Developments Limited (CDL), received SG Mark for Singapore Good Design Mark 2015.</p><p>&ldquo;Both awards reaffirm Aedas&rsquo; ethos of understanding the social and cultural nuances of the communities we design for in order to create great design,&rdquo; said Tony Ang, Global Board Director of Aedas. &ldquo;We will continue to deliver quality projects to our clients and users.&rdquo;</p><p>The Venue Residences and Shoppes is located on the fringe of downtown Singapore at Tai Thong Crescent and the project aims to reinvigorate the nostalgic charm of its original shophouse estate with a vibrant, contemporary twist. A distinctive two-tiered high and low-ris...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/63232310/we-re-building-a-beach-house/123659494 We're Building a Beach House! Lacey.Lauren 2015-03-24T13:03:33-04:00 >2015-03-24T13:03:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wc7nyktcgog7c4ld.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hello all,</p><p>Check out our blog for some exciting progress being made on our property in Cape May, NJ! Can't wait to see our little retreat complete so we can go to the beach and get to "work"</p><p>Stay tuned for updates as we get into the down and dirty of the construction!</p><p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.jnealdesign.com/were-building-a-beach-house/" target="_blank">http://www.jnealdesign.com/were-building-a-beach-house/</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/12457344/dance-meets-architecture/123656258 Dance Meets Architecture brutvan 2015-03-24T11:49:49-04:00 >2015-03-24T11:49:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tnxorzousfsa7csz.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A performative collaboration between the Old Donation Center Dance Program at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and designers from Clark Nexsen will be performed at Clark Nexsen in Virginia Beach on Friday, March 27, 2015.</p><p>Dance Meets Architecture<br>March 27, 2015<br>11:00 am - noon<br>Clark Nexsen<br>14th Floor Lobby<br>4525 Main Street Suite 1400<br>Virginia Beach, VA 23462</p><p>Elementary and middle school students from the ODC Dance Program at Virginia Beach City Public Schools will perform dances choreographed using architecture as a physical and conceptual theme, with set structures fabricated by Clark Nexsen designers. Following the free performance, architect Paul Battaglia will speak on the connections between dance and architecture.</p><p>The ODC Dance Program is a part of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. The mission of the Gifted Dance Education Program is to support, nurture, develop and enrich the full development of the gifted dancer's potential through focused, strategic study in all aspects of d...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/67343028/bim-for-retail-tapping-the-huge-potential-in-gulf-countries/123641806 BIM for Retail - Tapping the Huge Potential in Gulf Countries truecadd 2015-03-24T07:26:11-04:00 >2015-03-24T08:10:39-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syy3v4t0du4yfwa1.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the proven time and cost efficiencies, there are a plethora of other benefits that BIM delivers. <strong>Building information modeling is widely adopted across the construction industry, and more specifically for development of retail facilities and commercial properties.</strong></p><p>With <a href="http://www.truecadd.com/retailers.php" target="_blank">BIM for retail design and development</a>, developers get help during tender and bidding stages. Architects and contractors can collaborate to develop retail buildings and commercial facilities that are well designed, are aesthetically appealing and are also constructed for higher structural stability, quality and occupant comfort.</p><p>Owners benefit because - virtual design and construction (VDC) capabilities, make it possible to complete the project on time, increase productivity, employ a lean approach and hence reduce waste and save more money, thus gain better returns on investment.</p><p><strong>Evolving Landscapes in Middle East for Retail Sector</strong></p><p>The time is ripe to tap the potential in gulf countries, as there is tremend...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/10196497/wiel-arets-to-lecture-on-toward-a-hybrid-metropolis-in-chicago/123565431 Wiel Arets to lecture on 'Toward a Hybrid Metropolis' in Chicago WielAretsArchitects 2015-03-23T07:37:22-04:00 >2015-03-24T05:43:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeh2dfee44uvzk40.jpg" width="514" height="835" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>On March 30th, 2015</strong>, under the banner of the 'Presidential Lecture Series', <strong>Wiel Arets will give a lecture entitled 'Toward a Hybrid Metropolis', at the IIT's Herman Hall</strong>. The lecture will wander around the idea that today's cities are currently undergoing a subtle yet powerful shift in the ways in which they function, the results of which will become readily apparent, decades from today. <strong>As the lecture will put forth, and elucidate upon; metropolises of the twenty first century will be hybrid&ndash;connected, automated, and noiseless.</strong></p><p>IIT Presidential Lecture Series<br>'Toward a Hybrid Metropolis'<br><strong>March 30th, 2015 15:30</strong></p><p>Herman Hall<br>3241 South Federal Street<br>Chicago, Illinois 60616<br>United States of America</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/115369802/request-for-proposal-for-singapore-rail-corridor-project/123564629 Request for Proposal for Singapore Rail Corridor Project URA Singapore 2015-03-23T07:29:41-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:00:25-04:00 <p>The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore, Singapore's planning authority, has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Singapore's Rail Corridor project on 18 March 2015.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Rail Corridor is a 24 km-long former railway line that stretches from the north to south of Singapore. As of 1 July 2011, it is longer in use, and has since become an informal public space for leisure activities. It threads through diverse landscapes, from high-density public housing to enclaves of private housing, from business parks and industrial estates to a Nature Reserve and public parks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This RFP is open to local and overseas landscape architectural and architectural firms. It is a 2-stage RFP. The 1st stage is Pre-Qualification where interested design teams are given 5 weeks to submit information on their team composition and organisation, track record, as well as a Statement of Design Intent for the Rail Corridor no later than 23 April 2015.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The RFP invitation and tender documents are post...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/118849956/building-mega-structures-across-uae-skyline-new-era-of-bim-efficacy/123331957 Building Mega Structures across UAE Skyline – New Era of BIM Efficacy hiral.patel 2015-03-20T06:52:04-04:00 >2015-03-20T06:55:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l0bvmxzydkfh4tp.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Building information modeling is no more the wonder word that the construction industry raved about. Today BIM has become vernacular of professionals working on building design and construction projects for large buildings and complex structures.</p><p>The question that construction firms are asking is not about whether to implement BIM or not, now it is all about how it will be executed. The industry has now accepted &ndash; rather BIM has time and again proven, that it is the most efficient technology expedited process that helps manage the full lifecycle of a building in the most efficient manner.</p><p><strong>The Fall and Rise of Construction Industry in UAE&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>The real estate and construction industry in UAE nosedived during the global financial crisis period in 2009. The industry however, is now past that struggle period and is advancing towards a new era of <strong><a href="http://www.hitechcaddservices.com/bim-services.php" target="_blank">building design and construction</a></strong>.</p><p>The UAE construction market is predicted to return to near ful...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/sci-arc-faculty-alumni-to-speak-at-103rd-acsa-annual-meeting-in-toronto/123286194 SCI-Arc Faculty, Alumni to Speak at 103rd ACSA Annual Meeting in Toronto sciarcnews 2015-03-19T16:43:37-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:33:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6m3kfybvy9op85y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A group of SCI-Arc faculty and alumni will be attending the 103rd annual conference hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) from March 19-21, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. The annual meeting co-chaired by David Ruy of the Pratt Institute and Lola Sheppard of University of Waterloo is organized under the leadership of ACSA&rsquo;s Board of Directors, currently led by SCI-Arc Director of&nbsp;Academic Affairs <strong>Hsinming Fung</strong>.</p><p>Themed &ldquo;The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center,&rdquo; the conference features more than 20 thematic sessions where faculty and alumni of SCI-Arc will be presenting their papers and proposals alongside more than 200 faculty members from more than 100 architecture schools in the U.S. and Canada. The organizers&rsquo; goal: exploring the implications of architecture&rsquo;s recently colonized frontiers while also bringing scrutiny to architecture&rsquo;s core discipline, examining what remains essential within a mutable disciplinary terrain.</p><p>SCI-Arc design faculty and...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/123139179/thinking-in-3d-at-betaspring-s-startup-showcase/123139182 Thinking in 3D at Betaspring’s startup showcase Modelo 3D 2015-03-17T18:59:29-04:00 >2015-03-17T18:59:29-04:00 <p><a href="http://betaboston.com/innovation-economy/2014/06/03/thinking-3d-at-betasprings-startup-showcase/" target="_blank">http://betaboston.com/innovation-economy/2014/06/03/thinking-3d-at-betasprings-startup-showcase/</a></p><p><em>"<a href="http://modelo.io/" target="_blank">Modelo</a>, founded by architects, industrial designers, and a professor from Harvard&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design, wants to make it easy to share construction drawings and 3D models over the web, and make them viewable on both computers and mobile devices. Right now, Modelo works only with objects created using 3D modeling software from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rhino3d.com/" target="_blank">Rhino</a>, but CEO Qi Su tells me they plan to integrate with other software packages soon. Clients or partners can comment on the 3D objects, tagging the feedback to specific &ldquo;places&rdquo; on the model, and the 3D model can be easily published to a website or blog. Su said his ambition is to create &ldquo;a 3D ecosystem that is accessible to everyone&rdquo; and to build the &ldquo;iTunes for 3D modeling.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/93172967/philippe-choplin-of-le-loft-interior-decoration-on-custommade/123111019 Philippe Choplin of Le Loft Interior Decoration on Custommade Philippe Choplin 2015-03-17T10:15:55-04:00 >2015-03-17T10:15:55-04:00 <p><a href="http://www.custommade.com/blog/designers-corner-philippe-choplin-le-loft-interior-decoration/" target="_blank">http://www.custommade.com/blog/designers-corner-philippe-choplin-le-loft-interior-decoration/</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/12457344/clark-nexsen-hosts-virginia-tech-center-for-design-research-exhibition-exploring-the-impact-of-digital-fabrications-on-architecture-and-education/123057213 Clark Nexsen hosts Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibition exploring the impact of digital fabrications on architecture and education brutvan 2015-03-16T17:22:55-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8zq4jsjvtyi06yq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Advances in digital technology are creating an explosion of possibilities related to the basic building blocks of design: material and form, light, movement, and pattern. Virginia Tech student work featuring 3-D printing, robotics, and dynamic fenestration is currently on display in Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s office and gallery space in Town Center, Virginia Beach.</p><p>Exhibition materials were developed with digital tools in an undergraduate studio called CRD &ndash; (trans)LAB at Virginia Tech&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Design. Students from different disciplines explore how the advancement of technological and computational processes can challenge and inform the practice of architecture and design. The exhibition examines how architecture education should change in response to an environment where analog, mechanical, and electronic technologies are being replaced by rapidly emerging digital technologies.</p><p>Students participating in the exhibition include Laura Escobar, Ryan Hawkins, Brian Kato, David Ko...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/10196497/waa-win-competition-to-design-am-hirschgarten-in-munich-germany/123044353 WAA win competition to design 'Am Hirschgarten' in Munich, Germany WielAretsArchitects 2015-03-16T16:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T05:18:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0me68tocovybmbe.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located on the western edge of Munich, near the Friedenheimer bridge, and adjacent to the light-rail lines that string throughout the city&rsquo;s center, &lsquo;<strong>Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; is a campus-like cluster of four buildings, each of which entails a tower, which rises from the base of every building&rsquo;s plinth. </strong>The project&rsquo;s urban planning requirements mandated economical, sustainable, and flexible buildings, whose programming could also accommodate a future conversion&ndash;for instance&ndash;into residential spaces. &lsquo;Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; therefore constitutes four horseshoe-shaped buildings, each with a plinth of six to seven stories. A tower rises from each plinth&ndash;the pinnacle of which is 17-stories; it prominently cantilevers from its plinth, which creates a landmark within the project. Only steps away from the &lsquo;Hirschgarten&rsquo; station along the city&rsquo;s light-rail lines, and just a few hundred meters from multiple stops along the city&rsquo;s tram lines, this campus-like cluster of four buildings is able to be <strong>swiftly a...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/118849956/adoption-of-bim-in-the-middle-east-construction-industry/123024272 Adoption of BIM in the Middle East Construction Industry hiral.patel 2015-03-16T07:13:01-04:00 >2015-03-16T07:37:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsbym5nwz65fiftd.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2014 experts had predicted a surge in the adoption of BIM. We can already experience this change and increased demand for Point cloud to BIM as built structures, and extraction of complete building information modeling benefits by implementing it across the lifecycle for new construction projects.</p><p>Compared to other parts of the world, demand for BIM in the Middle East has increased remarkably. In fact, authorities in Dubai have made of BIM mandatory for large buildings, skyscrapers and complex architectures.</p><p><strong>The construction industry landscapes in Middle East have been swept by the BIM wave, and it is not just restricted to buildings but also for infrastructural developments and civil structures. </strong>The rail industry will pioneer this change as there is an estimation of over 50 billion dollar rail expansion projects in the pipeline in Middle East.</p><p>As a result contractors want to make a rapid transition into BIM in order to meet the specified project demands. There is a pressing need to...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/67343028/evolving-market-of-bim-for-civil-engineers-and-great-opportunities-for-rail-infrastructure-projects-in-middle-east/123012243 Evolving Market of BIM for Civil Engineers and Great Opportunities for Rail Infrastructure Projects in Middle East truecadd 2015-03-16T03:24:44-04:00 >2015-03-16T03:30:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7xyep0gwqgzu0mt.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIM &ndash; Building information modeling is extensively used across the AEC industry for building design and construction projects. However, the adoption of <strong><a href="http://www.truecadd.com/engineers.php" target="_blank">BIM for civil engineers</a></strong> is has remained slow. The scenario is now fast changing, as BIM is used across several complex and large scale infrastructure developments, roadways and railway projects.</p><p>On March 17 to March 18, 2015, the largest rail exhibition and conference in Middle East will be held at Dubai International convention and exhibition center (DICEC). Over 50 billion USD worth of rail expansion projects are in the pipeline in Middle East. As a result, the spotlight at this event will be on <strong>&lsquo;BIM solutions for Railways &ndash; by Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design and engineering software&rsquo;.</strong></p><p>Using BIM for railway projects can play a pivotal role in development of sustainable and safer railway infrastructure. Virtual design and development capabilities can be used for station design, railway track design and layout, platform design et...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/67343028/bim-for-general-contractors-deriving-the-best-project-outcomes/123012242 BIM for General Contractors - Deriving the Best Project Outcomes truecadd 2015-03-16T03:17:02-04:00 >2015-03-16T03:17:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv0mdk8vikj0rn2c.jpg" width="514" height="207" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>General contractors are in charge of construction projects, and are responsible for day to day site surveys, cost estimations, project scheduling and monitoring, liaisons across multiple disciplines and applying for various permits and licenses.</p><p>Higher predictability and on time completion of projects remains a major concern for General contractors. As the general contractors have volley of tasks that are based on predictions and assumptions, these are the people who value higher predictability in a project. And this is precisely the reason why, <a href="http://www.truecadd.com/general-contractors.php" target="_blank"><strong>BIM for general contractors</strong></a> is an ideal solution.</p><p><strong>Benefits of using BIM for general contractors include</strong>:</p><ul><li>Better construction planning &ndash; in terms of scheduling and workflow</li><li>Higher collaboration and liaisons across disciplines</li><li>Reduced risks</li><li>Increased productivity</li><li>Desired project outcomes</li></ul><p>BIM allows the main contractors, create a virtual mock up for the construction process design, detect work flow based conflicts, and manage the man power and supply c...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/hypostyle-by-henry-n-cobb-opens-april-2-at-sci-arc-gallery/122814335 "Hypostyle" by Henry N. Cobb Opens April 2 at SCI-Arc Gallery sciarcnews 2015-03-13T13:36:39-04:00 >2015-03-13T13:37:06-04:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sciarc.edu/images/archinect/Hypostyle-Archinect.jpg"></p><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to present <em>Hypo</em><em>s</em><em>tyle</em>, a site-specific SCI-Arc Gallery installation by architect Henry N. Cobb. Since time immemorial, hypostyles have been constructed as halls wherein highly ordered arrays of vertical supports populate roofed spaces that are conceptually limitless&mdash;but to widely varying effect. In the Great Hall of the Temple of Ammon at Karnak (1408-c.1300 B.C.), massive columns take preemptive pride of place within a space that is consequently experienced as entirely residual. By contrast, in the Great Mosque at Cordova (786-c.1000 A.D.), tiered arches supported by relatively slender columns grant primacy to a lofty space ennobled by their intricately contrived celebratory presence. More ambiguously, in the Basilica Cistern at Istanbul (532 A.D.), space and structure achieve an uncanny balance that stirs both wonder and apprehension. And in the Grain Storage Warehouse at Altdorf (1912 A.D.), the flared heads of Robert Maillart&rsquo;s octagonal columns induce an altog...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/63717364/the-line-a-design-foundation-merging-italian-style-with-limitless-flames/122726765 THE LINE - A DESIGN FOUNDATION MERGING ITALIAN STYLE WITH LIMITLESS FLAMES Planika 2015-03-12T10:27:51-04:00 >2015-03-12T10:28:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/8805pvomhzoh73fl.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Planika Fires</strong> together with <strong>Res Italia</strong> and <strong>Caccaro</strong> will be hosting an amazing exhibition as part of this year&rsquo;s Milan Design Week, from the 13th to 19th of April 2015. &ldquo;The Line - a design foundation merging Italian style with limitless flames&rdquo; presentation will explore the topic of linearity in design and the ways it can be integrated into projects.&nbsp;</p><p>A simple line can be expressed in multiple variations of shapes, numbers and meanings. It symbolizes stability, security, harmony and movement from past to future. The line is able to divide and connect simultaneously. Inspired by its diversity&nbsp;of meanings, Planika returned to the beginnings of design. Partnering with major design studios, we modified the definition&nbsp;of both line and fire creating a tool that gives projects unique patterns and forms.</p><p>Specifically for the Milan Design Week, Planika created an infinite long line of fire fitted into a piece of furniture.&nbsp;Being completely customizable in terms of measurements and finishes, th...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/118849956/do-kids-influence-the-interior-d-cor-of-your-home/122701687 Do Kids Influence The Interior Décor Of Your Home? hiral.patel 2015-03-12T02:28:07-04:00 >2015-03-12T02:57:35-04:00 <p>Kids are the major influences when it comes to the buying decisions of parents; however is this true when it comes to <a href="http://www.hitechcaddservices.com/architectural-rendering-modeling-services.php" target="_blank">interior design and decorating your home interiors</a>?</p><p><strong>If you have children, this will definitely - directly or indirectly influence your home interiors. </strong></p><p>Once you have kids, everything that you do, surrounds the health, safety and happiness of your child. Having children in the house makes the job of organizing your house and keeping it so &ndash; a challenge. You will have nappies and diapers to change, lot of baby clothes to wash and many toys to organize. At this stage, lot of storage space and ability to fetch things easily is your requirement. Hence this requirement influences the interiors. Besides if your child crawls or has just learnt to walk, you will most definitely want all your furniture and home decor sans sharp edges.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rjhxznale595h35.jpg"></p><p>As children learn to scribble and do the most amusing things that can make cleaning up a nightmarish task, parents always keep the interiors minima...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/122633378/grain-series-is-now-in-stock/122634180 GRAIN SERIES is now IN STOCK!! Lumibright LTD 2015-03-11T05:23:19-04:00 >2015-03-11T05:23:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5gs3qy9qz45nnmde.jpg" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Perfect Spot Lights protected from Water and Dust -<br>LED Lighting</strong></p><p>Grain series has been designed and developed with LED sharp chip with an elegant and compact body which gives 50,000 hours of stylish lighting. In this series, it offers many options in terms of the model and type of spot light which is most useful in indoor lighting recommended for various applications in your bedroom, kitchen, washroom, living room or study room. It is an easy to use ceiling recessed spotlight, available in fixed as well as adjustable fixture to focus the light in your preferred direction.</p><p>Its IP rating enables you to protect against solid objects over 1.0mm and also protects when liquid is sprayed from any direction, enhancing the utilization of these spotlights to give an amazing effect to the interior of your house. Having waterproof rated fixture, it can be used in areas where protection from water, steam and dust is required. Completely designed and built in the UK, Grain series is available in thr...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/7374/interim-student-exhibition-cal-poly-pomona-dept-of-architecture/122521658 INTERIM STUDENT EXHIBITION - Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Architecture Sarah Lorenzen 2015-03-09T18:22:35-04:00 >2015-03-11T20:13:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yj2mournrdvo93j.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Please join us for a juried exhibition of the best student work from winter quarter 2015.</p><p>Date/Time: Wednesday April 1st, 2015 from 6-8pm</p><p>Location: Building 89 (Interim Design Center), Cal Poly Pomona</p><p>(We are close to the Kellogg Dr. exit off the 10 Freeway. First intersection at University Dr. turn left.)</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/13338/aim-architecture-information-modeling-is-uwm-student-startup-challenge-winner/122516831 AIM: Architecture Information Modeling is UWM Student Startup Challenge Winner snatraj 2015-03-09T16:48:22-04:00 >2015-03-11T20:17:08-04:00 <p>Architecture Ph.D. candidate Amin Mojtahedi, and his partner, Tahereh Hosseini, an electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate, are among the winners of the UWM Student Startup Challenge, as &nbsp;co-founders of AIM: Architectural Information Modeling. &ldquo;AIM is an evaluation and simulation tool that captures, maps, and analyzes the dynamics of socio-physical and socio-spatial patterns in educational and organizational settings. The ability to map these patterns is critical for identifying social, physical, and spatial resources that make a certain learning or knowledge strategy successful. In addition to its potential benefits for those involved in the fields of education and knowledge management, the tool can also be used by architects and their clients in the earliest stages of conceptual design. This not only allows both parties to explore a wide range of design possibilities while eliminating many expensive and time-consuming pre-design processes, but&nbsp;also unlocks the potential of the buil...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/58209112/english-taught-master-of-architectural-design-in-china-application-deadlines-2015/122342633 English taught Master of Architectural Design in China : Application Deadlines 2015 XLarchAdmin 2015-03-07T09:27:39-05:00 >2015-03-11T20:15:15-04:00 <p>The <strong>MArch (Des)</strong> programme takes advantage of XJTLU&rsquo;s unique position in a country in which the dynamics of rapid urbanisation are felt strongly, and help to articulate the questions with which architects all over the world are confronted. It takes its local context as a driver for developing studio design briefs and frameworks leading to the edge of current debates.</p><p>The <strong>MArch (Des)</strong> programme represents a continuation of the Department of Architecture&rsquo;s undergraduate BEng Architecture programme. XJTLU is seeking international validation at ARB/RIBA part II level from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the benefit of the first graduating cohort, as well as professional accreditation from the Ministry of Construction in China.</p><p>Studio work on the programme is geared towards individual student interest by offering free tutor choice (i.e. the benefit of studying with experts in various subjects) and alternative briefs whenever possible.&nbsp;On this programme students engage wi...</p>