Archinect - Press Release 2015-03-06T12:48:01-05:00 SoA models part of exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art jp88 2015-03-05T20:59:33-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:59:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&mdash;&nbsp;CORAL&nbsp;GABLES, FL (March 5, 2015)</p><p><em>Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980</em>&nbsp;will open at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, March 29. Seven models built by UM School of Architecture students, led by professor Jean-Francois Lejeune, are included in the exhibition, which is a &ldquo;complex overview of the positions, debates and architectural creativity from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, from Mexico to Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s,&rdquo; according to a statement from MoMA.</p><p>&ldquo;We immediately thought of Professor Lejeune when it became clear to us that our archival hunting was not yielding the fully array of historical materials we had hoped to unearth. Lejeune is not only a wide-ranging historian who produced an important exhibition a decade ago on Latin America, and thus knows the region very well, but an exquisite conceptualizer of models,&rdquo; said Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. &ldquo;Lejeune ...</p> GOETTSCH PARTNERS DESIGNS NEW WARSAW TOWER DEVELOPMENT nikki_od123 2015-03-04T15:13:05-05:00 >2015-03-04T15:14:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>CHICAGO &ndash; (March 04, 2015) &ndash; Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been retained by developers Golub &amp; Co. and Golub GetHouse Sp. z o.o to design a new Class A office development project located in Warsaw, Poland. The Mennica Legacy Tower development is located in the Central Business District of Warsaw at the intersection of Prosta and &#379;elazna Streets. GP will collaborate with Epstein, a design firm with offices in both Chicago and Warsaw, which will guide the project through the government approval process in Warsaw and serve as architect and engineer of record as well as design engineer for MEP and structural engineering services.</p><p>The program is divided into a 35-story tower located on the south east side of the site and a smaller 10-story building on the west side of the site. It is part of a newly-approved master plan that governs development in this area. The project consists of approximately 100,000 gross square meters, with 80,000 gross square meters of Class A office ...</p> Urban Salon's Rembrandt exhibition is a finalist in the Museums and Heritage Awards Urban Salon 2015-03-04T10:22:29-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:24:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Urban Salon's exhibition for the National Gallery, Rembrandt: The Late Works has been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Award in the Temporary and Touring Exhibition category.</p><p>The awards received a record number of entries this year. Other projects shortlisted in the category include: Historic Royal Palaces' &nbsp;Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red and the Jerwood Gallery's&nbsp;Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable.</p><p>The winners will be announced on 29 April.&nbsp;</p> Rebar Detailing For Residential Buildings To Build Better Structures hiral.patel 2015-03-04T03:04:09-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:24:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A building is often judged by its outer shape, appeal and aesthetics. People often express a lot about how architecture should fullfill the needs of people and the environment in which a building is set in terms of design. However, the required consideration and emphasis on Structural Design is not given due weightage.</p><p>As a result today we can see several headlines about various companies breaching structural design codes and risking the lives of many. A <a href="" target="_blank">church in Nigeria collapsed</a> and there were several speculations regarding its structural design and stability. In another news flash, reportedly 11 people were killed in a building collapse.</p><p>Reason the structure of the building was not robust enough. A US based company recently, had to make workforce changes due to federal complaints. The violation we are talking about is pertaining to some potentially faulty rebar. In wake of these complaints, the company took timely steps and improved the quality control and processing for welding p...</p> INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE STUDIOSC 2015-03-03T23:06:18-05:00 >2015-03-03T23:06:18-05:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank">FEBRUARY 2015 INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON STUDIOSC BROOKLYN DESKS PROJECT</a></p> UWMilwaukee/Madison team finalist in ULI competition snatraj 2015-03-02T21:32:10-05:00 >2015-03-03T22:51:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A team&nbsp; of students from UW Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (Efrain Cano, Ryan Guetschow, Joe Stefanich and team leader Jacob G.Jordan) along with Scott Gibbel, Master of Business Administration, UW Madison, are finalists in the 13th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to create proposals for the development or redevelopment of a designated site in a U.S. metropolitan area. Faculty advisers were Prof. Harvey Rabinowitz, and Carolyn Esswein, Faculty Associate.</p><p>UWM is one of four finalists, the others being University of Maryland and two teams from Harvard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For complete information about the competition and the finalists&rsquo; proposals, please see:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Spring 2015 Lecture Series: Experiments iche 2015-02-27T20:03:08-05:00 >2015-03-04T22:26:31-05:00 <p><strong>05 Feb - 17 April</strong><br>&#8203;Building Discourse: The 2015 MIT Architecture Faculty Exhibition<br>Opening, Wolk Gallery Exhibition</p><p><strong>11-Feb<br>Wang Shu</strong><br>"Tiles Hill"<br>6 PM, E14-633</p><p><strong>12-Feb</strong><br><strong>Francesca Hughes</strong><br>&ldquo;The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure and the Misadventures of Precision&rdquo;<br>6 PM, Long Lounge</p><p><strong>19-Feb</strong><br><strong>Jonathan Knowles with Helen Bergstrom and Kim Dupont-Madinier</strong><br>"Techstyle Haus"<br>Building Technology, 6 PM, Long Lounge</p><p><strong>21-Feb</strong><br><strong>Dance/Light Lateral Studio with Richard Colton, in collaboration with Abigail Donovan, Tom Hughes, and Jared Green</strong></p><p><strong>23-Feb</strong><br><strong>Emily Whiting</strong><br>&ldquo;Computational Tools To Stand, Spin And Assemble&rdquo;<br>Building Technology, 12:30 PM, Long Lounge</p><p><strong>23-Feb</strong><br><strong>Farhan Karim</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Architecture as an Appropriating Apparatus: Muslim Nationalism and Designing Presidential Complex of Islamabad, Pakistan</a><br>AKPIA, 6:00 PM, 3-133</p><p><strong>23-Feb</strong><br><strong>Martino Tattara</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Living/Working: Domestic Space and the Project of the City</a><br>CAU, 6 PM, Long Lounge</p><p><strong>26-Feb<br>Carlo Olmo and Susanna Caccia Gherardini</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye: A Microhistory, 1929-1998</a><br>HTC, 12:30 PM, ...</p> Wall Museum Tiago do Vale 2015-02-27T18:28:40-05:00 >2015-03-03T23:02:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p><p>An international, one-stage architecture competition was recently held by Arkxsite with the purpose of developing compelling ideias for a contemporary museum located within the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal. Placed on the top of a hill, 291m above sea level, not only it rules over a breathtaking view but also documents a continuous history from the Roman Period to the 18th century.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Citing the competition brief, &ldquo;the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo is a significant landmark on a prominent landscape, a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be preserved.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a remarkable place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins within this spectacular landscape, providing visitors a unique experience&rdquo;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tiago do Vale Architects&rsquo; design for the Site Museum is motivated by three...</p> Dean Douglis to Receive John Q. Hejduk Award at The Cooper Union Emily Klein 2015-02-27T00:44:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T23:21:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean of Architecture&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Evan Douglis</strong></a>&nbsp;is among four individuals to be honored by the Cooper Union Alumni Association at their Founder&rsquo;s Day Celebration on April 26, 2015. Douglis will be presented with the John Q. Hejduk Award, given to a graduate of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture who has made an outstanding contribution to the theory, teaching and/or practice of architecture. The award has been presented since 2003 to a recipient who reflects the passion and commitment that John Hejduk, Cooper Union faculty member from 1964 to 2000 and dean of the School of Architecture from 1975 to 2000, had for architecture.</p><p>&ldquo;I am very honored to receive this distinguished award from The Cooper Union. John Hedjuk&rsquo;s international reputation as a visionary educator, administrative leader and architect continues to have a resounding impact on our discipline today,&rdquo; Douglis said. &ldquo;His focus on the poetics of architecture from a literary, design and cultural per...</p> Thresholds 44: workspace Call for Submissions iche 2015-02-26T13:55:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T22:57:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Nisa Ari and Christianna Bonin, editors of Thresholds 44, have released a call for submissions for the upcoming issue, <em>workspace</em>. Submissions are due on May 1, 2015. Thresholds is an annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture.</strong></p><p>When an employee at Google&rsquo;s Mexico City office takes a post-lunch plunge into the on-site ball pit, is she working or playing? And when an employee in one of Foxconn&rsquo;s factory sites in China leaps from his eighth-floor dormitory, only to be cradled in recently installed &ldquo;suicide&rdquo; netting, is he fulfilling or transgressing the design of the workspace? Long hidden in museum basements, conservation labs and storage rooms now feature prominently in museum designs. Facing complicated visa programs and unsavory jobs, employers skirt bureaucracy to sustain the agricultural industry in the US and illegal workers stay undocumented in order to be easily employable. When and why are certain workspaces - and workers - hidden or revealed? W...</p> Welcome to 114 W Read Street Lacey.Lauren 2015-02-26T12:45:16-05:00 >2015-03-03T22:56:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="114" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hello all! Check out our latest blog post officially announcing our new studio location! We still have some work to do, but it's really starting to feel like home.</p><p>Keep posted for updates on events and other happenings in our space at 114 W Read St!</p><p><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Scan To BIM for Infrastructure Design and Redevelopment Bhushan Avsatthi 2015-02-26T04:32:23-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:00:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Technology is changing the building design and construction landscapes. Today using a variety of digitization techniques the physical world can be captured into a virtual world and the virtual information can be translated into physical design. <strong>One such technology is Scan to BIM, where the physical buildings and infrastructure can be captured as point cloud models, surface restructured and then converted into an intelligent BIM.</strong> This information rich <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Point Cloud to Revit BIM</strong></a> can henceforth be used to renovate, build or restructure the existing design.</p><p>Today Building Information Modeling has become the most talked about technology and is adopted across both the vertical and horizontal disciplines, i.e. BIM for buildings and infrastructure respectively.</p><p><strong>Virtual Design and Reality Computing &ndash; Horizontal BIM &ndash; The Benefits:</strong></p><p>While Building information modeling for building design and construction has gained a lot of traction across the industry, BIM for infrastructure projects, also known a...</p> Ronald Lu & Partners Wins Two MIPIM Asia Awards Ronald Lu & Partners 2015-02-26T02:02:47-05:00 >2015-02-26T02:02:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Architecture firm leads the way with green and innovative designs for</em><br><em>China Resources Building and a residential development at Blue Pool Road</em></p><p><strong>(3 December 2014, Hong Kong) </strong>Ronald Lu &amp; Partners (RLP) is pleased to announce that they have won two awards at the MIPIM Asia Awards &ndash; the Best Residential Development Silver Award for a residential project at Blue Pool Road and the Best Office and Business Development Bronze Award for the China Resources Building. These twin honours reflect the fact that RLP is now being recognized internationally for its excellent performance in spatial design and planning.</p><p>Mr Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman of RLP, said &ldquo;We firmly believe that a high-quality project can be both a bridge and a communication platform for a community and its people. We are happy to see that these projects&rsquo; excellent design, human approach and their goals of creating sustainable, energetic and innovative space have once again been recognized.&rdquo;</p><p>The MIPIM Asia Awards commend outstanding a...</p> Coastal Construction Funds Design Studio at the University of Miami School of Architecture jp88 2015-02-25T15:04:33-05:00 >2015-02-25T15:04:46-05:00 <img src="" width="374" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&mdash;&nbsp;CORAL&nbsp;GABLES, FL (February 23, 2015)</p><p><em>The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building Will Include Fabrication Lab</em></p><p>Coastal Construction, a major builder in South Florida for three generations, has pledged $3.5 million to construct a state-of-the-art design studio at the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">University of Miami School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;The gift will support&nbsp;<em>Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami</em>.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Tom Murphy, Jr.</a>, President and&nbsp;CEO&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Coastal Construction</a>, is passionate about supporting education in architecture, and in fact, got his start while a UM student, working on fraternity houses.</p><p>&ldquo;My family has been building for four generations,&rdquo; Murphy said. &ldquo;Learning to design buildings using the latest technology in a collaborative environment is critical to being able to create cities and communities that will last. My family is proud to be able to provide this facility for UM students to learn to build, to create and to work together.&rdquo;</p><p>The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building will be&nbsp;LEED...</p> Wolf Prix + Eric Owen Moss Exhibition Talk sciarcnews 2015-02-25T14:43:25-05:00 >2015-03-03T22:54:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="504" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Thursday, March 5, 7pm</strong></p><p><strong>W.M. Keck Lecture Hall</strong></p><p>COOP HIMMELB(L)AU's "Dynamic Raumplan" in the SCI-Arc Gallery is not an object but a spatial installation that operates like a machine, designed to communicate a new urban vision for the future. In this installation, the city is seen as a complex system whose complexity increases constantly due to the intensified inter-connectivity of its components and continuously emerging new parameters. This dynamic approach to urban planning demands a shift from linear cause-and-effect thinking that attempts to offer fixed solutions to a problem, to employing new tools that work with feedback loops, taking a vast number of parameters into account to arrive at possible future scenarios that don't predict but rather serve to orient the future.</p><p>The installation proposes energy as a critical, new parameter for urban planning of the 21st century, a catalyst for a new city morphology, a major paradigm shift similar to the impact the automobile had on cities ...</p> Log 33 Now Available anyonecorporation 2015-02-25T10:55:28-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:01:29-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Log</em> 33 delivers emerging currents and renewed interests in architectural thought. It includes a thorough examination of object-oriented philosophy: two essays offering contrasting positions on its value for the architectural discipline as well as a conversation between philosopher Graham Harman and architects Todd Gannon, David Ruy, and Tom Wiscombe. Objects are invoked throughout the issue in myriad other ways &ndash; in essays on the postcritical legacy, architecture and objecthood, shape and character, history and machines &ndash; highlighting the currency and multivalence of the term <em>object</em> in the discourse today. <em>Log</em> 33, which follows two best-selling issues, also presents Wolfgang Schivelbusch&rsquo;s &ldquo;World Machines,&rdquo; the new preface to his recently republished book <em>The Railway Journey</em> as well as critical commentary on architectural events from around the world, essays on urban noise and architectural acoustics, new explorations of the architect&rsquo;s hand in drawing, and more.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>In this issue:</strong> Sanf...</p> HOMAGE TO HAUSSMANN / ZAC Saussure Pont-Cardinet Îlot 4.2, Paris 17th, France Anne Sophie Delaveau 2015-02-25T10:17:38-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:01:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After two years of construction, LAN&rsquo;s project for Block 4.2 is finally finished and inhabited.</p><p>LAN (Local Architecture Network) was founded by Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano in 2002 with the intent of exploring architecture as the intersection of several disciplines. This approach has today become a working method, and it has allowed the firm to explore new territories and to develop a vision that encompasses social, urban planning, functional, and formal issues.</p><p>LAN has been recognized and awarded several times. In charge of undertaking the extension of the Grand-Palais. It was recently nominated for the &laquo; &Eacute;querre d&rsquo;Argent 2014 &raquo; and for the Mies van der Rohe award with the Euravenir Tower in Lille. In 2004, the firm was included in Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (New Editions of Young Architecture), an award bestowed by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2009, LAN was honored at the International Architecture Awards (Chicago Athenaeum), the Archi-B...</p> S333’s new building isn’t just a car park – but a new urban typology S333 2015-02-25T05:29:11-05:00 >2015-03-03T22:56:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than just a car park this is a hybrid building that combines two types of apparently contradictory operations: an office and retail building with the utility of a car park building to create a new compact typology.&nbsp;</p><p>Description&nbsp;</p><p>In S333&rsquo;s original masterplan for Derriford Hospital&rsquo;s North-West Quadrant this building forms part of a new entrance and visitor hub. The building delivers services, amenities and secured parking for 600 cars to 11,000 staff, patients and visitors that move through the hospital on a daily basis.&nbsp;</p><p>The design brief set out two clear objectives: firstly to remove on-grade, hospital parking currently on the site to release land for further development phases and secondly for the building to improve the patient&rsquo;s and staff&rsquo;s arrival experience.&nbsp;</p><p>The challenge was also to maximize the opportunity for active street frontage, despite the presence of a high-pressure gas main to the west and an existing steep road to the east that seriously restricted the size of th...</p> WAA progress construction on the IJhal in Amsterdam WielAretsArchitects 2015-02-24T20:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T12:12:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The IJhal is situated within Amsterdam's Centraal Station</strong>, parallel to the IJ&ndash;the city's connection to the North Sea&ndash;and below the station's new bus terminal, all of which is capped by a new roof that proudly proclaims the city's name. The IJhal is one component of a larger initiative to transform Amsterdam's currently entangled transportation systems. When the station opened in 1889, the city lost both its view onto the IJ and its connection to Amsterdam North. With the opening of city's new North-South subway line in 2017, which tunnels the IJ, Amsterdam's two halves will be connected for the first time, via public transportation, without the use of boats. Foreseen as reactivating the entire city, the renovation of the station&ndash;which began in the early 2000s&ndash;is set to conclude in 2019. The IJhal is integral to the functioning of the new station:<strong> it is the area in which travelers will congregate, before they disperse toward their next destination in the Netherlands, or abroad</strong>. A sys...</p> Amenta's High Expectations Set Tone for Hartford Architectural Firm amentaemma 2015-02-24T09:20:12-05:00 >2015-02-24T22:27:05-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=";MaxW=400&amp;MaxH=400"></p><p>February 23, 2015</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Hartford Business Journal - Sheena Butler-Young</a></p><p>When Tony Amenta and his college buddy, Bob Emma, rented a 600-square-foot downtown Hartford office space 30 years ago to start a fledgling architecture firm, their success might have been a longshot.</p><p>In fact, employees at a construction company in the same Wyllis Street building took bets on how quickly the startup would fail.</p><p>But that didn't phase Amenta, who says he's always had high expectations to build a strong business.</p><p>Today Amenta, principal and president of Amenta Emma Architects, says although his firm has had to weather some turbulence &mdash; namely the 1989 recession when Amenta and Emma downsized the firm drastically to just three people &mdash; it's stronger and more stable than ever before.</p><p>Recently, the firm has landed major contracts, including a multi-million dollar renovation to the state office building on Capitol Avenue and Washington Street, and plans to ramp-up hiring this year.</p><p>Running an architectural firm in ...</p> MOS Architects: 2015 Fitzhugh Scott Chairs in Design Excellence snatraj 2015-02-23T20:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T13:04:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, principals of MOS Architects [<a href="" target="_blank"></a>], are this year&rsquo;s Fitzhugh Scott Chairs in Design Excellence, and will visit the UW Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning during the course of the Spring semester in their role as MASTERcritics.</p><p>The School&rsquo;s inaugural MASTERcrit will be conducted from March 14-22nd, when twelve of the best seniors and graduate students nominated by the faculty will be given the opportunity to work on a project conceived in partnership with Meredith and Sample. The final presentation will be held on March 26th at the School.</p><p>Along with Hilary Sample, Michael Meredith is a principal of MOS, an internationally recognized architecture practice based in New York. His writing has appeared in <em>Artforum</em>, <em>LOG</em>, <em>Perspecta</em>, <em>Praxis</em>, <em>Domus</em>, and <em>Harvard Design Magazine</em>. Meredith previously taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Muschenheim Fe...</p> Architizer Featured project! Lacey.Lauren 2015-02-23T18:49:17-05:00 >2015-02-24T22:27:12-05:00 <p>Guess who's featured on Architizer !! It's the amazing M.Power Yoga Studio. Check it out and let us know what you think.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Erecting Better Building with Structural Detailing Services truecadd 2015-02-23T05:40:00-05:00 >2015-02-23T05:40:19-05:00 <p>Structural design and detailing has very less tolerance for errors; it is a critical part of structural engineering and demands high accuracy. Any discrepancies or errors in steel detailing can lead to loss of time, money and efforts and the ROI for a particular project also gets affected.</p><p>Structural engineering as a discipline has given birth to several famous and remarkable <a href="" target="_blank">structural marvels of the world</a>. Two such structural design wonders that need a mention here are the Burj khalifa and the Hong Kong International Airport.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Burj khalifa Project</strong></p><p>Burj khalifa the very famous towering structure in Dubai is 2717 feet tall. The 280,000 sq meter reinforced concrete structure incorporates, hotels, residential properties, retail outlets and showrooms and offices.</p><p><strong>Hong Kong International Airport</strong></p><p>The Hong Kong International Airport Project was a structure, which was built with 60 stories towers, where the strength and support was provided by 3&rsquo; diameter cable weighing 15000 tons. The most marv...</p> Marina One described as "Visually Breathtaking Development" on gustafsonporter 2015-02-18T09:32:53-05:00 >2015-02-24T22:27:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> XJTLU Graduate’s Project shown at RIBA London Event XLarchAdmin 2015-02-17T16:38:21-05:00 >2015-02-24T22:33:13-05:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank">[</a> ]</p><p><strong>(XJTLU, China, February 5th) </strong>Huang Chien-hua, a graduate from the Department of Architecture at Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), has recently had his work included in an award exhibition hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The annual RIBA award recognises outstanding projects that architectural students have developed during their Bachelor and Master programmes at departments of architecture around the world and is known as the RIBA President's Medals Student Awards. Each year a selection of projects entered into the awards competition are showcased alongside the awarded projects to promote excellence in architectural education, and to initiate architectural debate on what architecture is or what it should be, and how architectural education addresses these questions.&nbsp;</p><p>Huang Chien-hua&rsquo;s inclusion in this year&rsquo;s award exhibition...</p> XJTLU Becomes First Chinese Architecture Course with Unconditional RIBA Accreditation XLarchAdmin 2015-02-17T16:32:28-05:00 >2015-02-17T16:32:28-05:00 <p>"In their report, the RIBA board commended the university&rsquo;s architecture department for &ldquo;creating a distinctive environment in which students learn from an international and Chinese context with an ambition to produce a new type of graduate, with an emphasis on human-centred architecture, for the emerging global context.&rdquo; The RIBA also praised the program as an &ldquo;alternative model for Chinese <a rel="tag" title="Posts tagged with Architecture Education" href="" target="_blank">architecture education</a>,&rdquo; adding that the school&rsquo;s aim of &ldquo;challenging both Western and Chinese educational paradigms for architecture was an ambitious goal.&rdquo;"</p><p>---</p><p>Please see the news report at Archdaily for further information.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Chris Stone and David Fox in Whitewall Magazine Christopher Stone 2015-02-14T13:09:36-05:00 >2015-02-16T22:45:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stonefox &ndash; headed by partners in work and life David Fox and Chris Stone &ndash; has made a name for itself as the go to design firm for art collectors.</p> Solar-paneled beach house OK’d by single vote Christopher Stone 2015-02-14T12:56:58-05:00 >2015-02-14T12:58:26-05:00 <p><img alt="Solar-paneled beach house OK&rsquo;d by single vote" src=""></p><p>By Lulu Ramadan</p><p>Palm Beach, Daily News Staff Writer</p><p>A spirited back-and-forth between Architectural Commission members about solar panels for a South Ocean Boulevard beach house ended with the proposal narrowly passing 4-3.</p><p>Architect Christopher Stone appeared before the commission Wednesday to pitch demolishing and replacing a one-story beach house with an energy-efficient alternative. The 3-acre beachfront lot is part of property owned by 1902-1906 S. Ocean Blvd. LLC and includes a newly built two-story family home that was approved by the board in March.</p><p>The beach house, at 1906 S. Ocean Blvd., was approved to be rebuilt as a screened beach house with a deck and solar panels above it &mdash; but not before commission members raised concerns.</p><p>&ldquo;If you have a roof covered in solar panels, it&rsquo;s a disgrace,&rdquo; Vice Chairwoman Ann Vanneck said. &ldquo;I know we&rsquo;re trying to be sustainable, but you can&rsquo;t have something black on a white roof.&rdquo;</p><p>The roof of the beach house would be visible from South Ocean Bo...</p> Kris Yao wins New Taipei City Museum of Art Design Competition CED_summer_institute 2015-02-12T14:58:26-05:00 >2015-02-16T22:38:53-05:00 <p><a href=",aa194" target="_blank">Kris Yao wins New Taipei City Museum of Art Design Competition</a><br><em>KRIS YAO | ARTECH</em><br>2015</p><p>Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA (M. Arch &rsquo;78), the founder of <a href="" target="_blank">KRIS YAO | ARTECH, </a>is the winner of the New Taipei City Museum of Art Design Competition. Since 2008, New Taipei City Government has started planning for the New Taipei City Museum of Art, which envisioned a complex that integrated the arts and humanistic resources, intensifies the arts and humanistic resources network, combines the touristic resources as well as to increase the value and energy of tourism. This museum aims to build an important character for New Taipei City and to provide a platform for uprising artists and an excellent entertainment place for the visitors.</p><p>This competition attracted submissions from many renowned architects, both locally and internationally. The top six awarded projects will be exhibited at the lobby area of New Taipei City Hall starting from March 8th to 20th 2015. A following exhibition will be scheduled at Banqiao ...</p> Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco’s Mass Transit Access Map CED_summer_institute 2015-02-12T14:56:39-05:00 >2015-02-16T22:50:46-05:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank">Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map</a><br><em>Citylab</em><br>By Eric Jaffe<br>10 February 2015<br><br>Dan Howard (MCP '15)&nbsp; developed a <a href="" target="_blank">guide</a> that shows transit riders just how much of the city they can reach on trains and buses in a given time window. Transit planners and scholars have made a big push toward access-based maps as more types of service data become available. The San Francisco interactive tool offers more precision than most of these other efforts because it analyzes true past performance instead of relying on scheduled performance.</p><p>Everyday trips aside, the San Francisco access map might also serve to evaluate agency spending. For instance, Howard says he plans to update the map with 2015 data and create a button that shows year-to-year changes in access. Over time, such a tool could help assess expansion projects or service improvements; it could also show projected access from future plans to help promote a proposed transit ballot or inform public funding...</p>