Archinect - Press Release 2015-05-24T07:26:17-04:00 Design Firm Mentors Buffalo State Students Carmina Wood Morris 2015-05-22T14:18:28-04:00 >2015-05-22T14:18:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Carmina Wood Morris, DPC&nbsp;has been mentoring Interior Design students from Buffalo State College. Tasked with completing a semester-long project, CWM rendered their services to help these young designers gain an understanding of the buildings that make up the heart of downtown Buffalo while they create housing solutions through a variety of media. Mr. Carmina conducted a site walkthrough, describing the history of the buildings and giving advice to the students.</p><p>Desk critiques to aid the students in the process were performed by Mr. Carmina, Mr. Morris, and Mrs. Timby-Straitiff, three of our partners. Danielle Johnson in our Architecture department then participated in a portfolio review and mock interviews, giving the students a unique opportunity to prepare for the field. The final critique and IIDA event are scheduled for mid-May.</p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;We are proud to support this project again this year,&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></strong>said Pam Timby-Straitiff.&nbsp;<strong><em>&ldquo;Engaging the students in the true resurgence of this block ignites the ...</em></strong></p> Preservation League Of New York State To Honor Carmina Wood Morris, DPC Carmina Wood Morris 2015-05-22T14:14:04-04:00 >2015-05-22T14:16:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Historic preservation architectural firm recognized with awards of excellence</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>BUFFALO, NY &ndash; Buffalo-based Carmina Wood Morris, DPC will be honored in May by the Preservation League of New York State for three of eight awards given for 2014 that highlight the best preservation development projects in New York State. The projects include 10 Lafayette/The Tishman Building, LAPC Lofts - Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Remington Lofts on the Canal. Carmina Wood Morris DPC was also honored in 2013 for its work on the Hotel @ Lafayette and in 2008 for the Webb Lofts.&nbsp;</p><p>The League recognizes the dedication and skill of the advocates, architects and the craftspeople that make preservation happen. These statewide awards also serve as case studies for neighborhood revitalization, adaptive use, building restoration and architectural excellence. The awards will be presented on May 13 at the New York City Yacht Club. May is national preservation month.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;This recognition is so rewarding...</p> The Lighting Practice designed Madison Square Garden's Dynamic LED Facade Lighting Darcy Veneziale 2015-05-22T10:08:06-04:00 >2015-05-22T10:11:04-04:00 <img src="" width="450" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Philips Lighting spotlights Madison Square Garden&rsquo;s dynamic LED fa&ccedil;ade lighting in their newsletter, Luminous Spec.</em></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Madison Square Garden</strong></a> (MSG) resides in the heart of New York City&rsquo;s midtown Manhattan as a lively hub of sports, concerts and other entertainment events. As part of an extensive three-year renovation, MSG and the building&rsquo;s management company, <a href="" target="_blank">Jones Lang LaSalle</a>, worked with <a href="" target="_blank">The Lighting Practice</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Electric Light Agencies</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Philips</a> to convey the arena&rsquo;s inside excitement to the outside community through energy-efficient LED light.</p><p>A connected LED lighting system, more than a mile long and containing 1,952 fixtures, was added to the building&rsquo;s exterior cove channels and roof perimeter. This tailored system creates custom, dynamic and colorful lighting designs that can be changed in real-time to reflect home team colors and highlight special events, creating a sense of excitement in the surrounding area.</p><p>Read full article: <a rel="nofollow" href=";h=KAQEsTEJZ&amp;enc=AZNlWhYlJJip4WszdL1HmrZwVFM9kpQWhBtUu48skEUaIxAVu_jY2jD6bU03ZkhdIRsEd1Lwq3ZEZlopGzg3yf2gssYgMuN7bqubb3YzjyaTy3MphCjnQbA9O0U732s9TeKWj0Z5Ob9HFiMwI6uJj3SdfpnvZ3hpn4fbqVQ00a0FMM5luq6S7JyU4R_RJ3CAzBslV0MVpb80pYvoo6jlQljP&amp;s=1" target="_blank"></a></p>... Bhatia Farm Residence: The Vrindavan Project Ranjeet Mukherjee 2015-05-21T04:48:34-04:00 >2015-05-21T04:50:59-04:00 <p><strong><em>Engaging in a meaningful dialogue between elemental forms, alternative construction techniques and the philosophy of sustainability is the Bhatia Farm Residence by <a href="" target="_blank">The Vrindavan Project</a>&nbsp;in the rural landscape&nbsp;of Onde in Maharashtra. &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="01" src=""></a></p><p>Oriented in the north-south direction, a swimming pool, a gazebo and a main residence structure subtly angled away compose the design.</p><p>Identification of a context and continuity lies as a generative core to architecture. In India, a context evolves from many forms of recognition, be it of cultural, physical, topographical or ecological aspects. In &lsquo;Analysing Architecture&rsquo; Simon Unwin said, &ldquo;Recognition, memory, choice, sharing with others, the acquisition of significance; all these contribute to the process of architecture.&rdquo; Though more often than not, exploring the process of contemporary architecture in India within today&rsquo;s pluralism seems futile when the subjective notion of &lsquo;context&rsquo; often resolves to the convenient mimicking of facades, elements and...</p> Vrindavan Project Ranjeet Mukherjee 2015-05-21T04:44:48-04:00 >2015-05-21T04:45:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Vrindavan Project is a design practice, which is involved&nbsp;with exploring ecologically sensitive and contextually appropriate&nbsp;construction techniques. The Project's research and methodology&nbsp;therefore, draws a direct relationship between architectural&nbsp;theory and functional design practice. An alumnus of The&nbsp;Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Ranjeet&nbsp;Mukherjee's architectural sensibility is anchored in sustainability&nbsp;and initiating environmental discourse. His professional partner and wife, Shreenu, is a graduate from L.S. Raheja School of&nbsp;Architecture, Mumbai and an established interior designer who&nbsp;lends her expertise to the firm. Together, the duo aims to create&nbsp;timeless, experiential spaces that offer a sense of intimacy to its&nbsp;clients that are in symbiosis with natural habitats.</p><p>The Vrindavan Project's first assignment was to build a countryside&nbsp;residence. The farmhouse so sculpted exudes a raw, natural&nbsp;beauty. It boasts of green energies that intelligently co...</p> Down To Earth Ranjeet Mukherjee 2015-05-21T04:39:22-04:00 >2015-05-21T04:39:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>A farmhouse in an organic farm has to be, well&hellip;organic. This house of the Bhatia family at Vrindavan Farms is earthy in its character and elegant in its appeal.</strong></p><p>The Bhatia family has transformed a barren land spread over eleven acres, into a green haven rich in trees and biodiversity. An avid ecologist, into eco-friendly waste management initiatives at his Marine Drive neighbourhood in Mumbai, the client was keen on introducing sustainability.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="The load-bearing rammed earth walls did not need plaster." src=""></a></p><p>The load-bearing rammed earth walls did not need plaster.</p><p>&ldquo;Be it the material, construction method or embodied energy, he wanted everything to be as green as possible. So we de-mechanised the processes and adopted ecological solutions,&rdquo; says Ranjeet Mukherjee, the architect.</p><p>Earth, local timber, local workforce and recycled joinery has been used, not only cutting down on the cost but on the carbon footprint as well. Natural lighting and ventilation has brought down energy needs substantially.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="RAN-08" src=""></a></p><p>The vaulted roof is the first thing that one notices at ...</p> XJTLU Master of Architectural Design Prospectus 2015-2016 XLarchAdmin 2015-05-20T11:34:14-04:00 >2015-05-20T11:34:14-04:00 <img src="" width="430" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img src="" title="" alt=""></p><p>The Master of Architectural Design (MArchDes) is a two-year, full-time professional programme,<br>with some of the modules provided in cooperation with the Department of Urban<br>Planning and Design (UPD). Upon successful completion of the programme, an international<br>Master of Architectural Design (MArchDes) degree is awarded from the University of<br>Liverpool, United Kingdom. Our University of Liverpool-accredited postgraduate programmes<br>are registered with the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) system.</p><p><br>This programme prepares students for two main purposes: firstly, to work as fully qualified<br>professional architects; secondly to conduct independent research, qualifying for further<br>PhD-level studies. The programme is designed to deliver all the learning outcomes as<br>defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for &lsquo;RIBA Part 2&rsquo;, which<br>is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register<br>as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. Th...</p> Architects Foundation Announces Two More Regional Resilience Design Studios at Architects’ National Convention lkomlos 2015-05-20T09:15:06-04:00 >2015-05-20T09:15:06-04:00 <p>Arkansas, Mississippi Locations Chosen as Part of Architects Foundation&rsquo;s Continuing National Resilience Initiative&nbsp;</p><p>Contact: John Schneidawind<br>202-626-7457<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><ul></ul><p><em>For immediate release:</em><br><strong>Atlanta, May 14, 2015</strong> &ndash; The AIA Foundation, now called the Architects Foundation, today announced two more Regional Resilience Design Studios as part of its ongoing National Resilience Initiative, which aims to create a network of Regional Resilience Design Studios across the country.<br><br>The two new studios are Mississippi State University&rsquo;s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, part of the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design; and the University of Arkansas' Community Design Center at the Fay Jones School of Architecture.<br><br>&ldquo;These two new studios, based on the Gulf Coast and in tornado-prone Arkansas, are crucial to our creating a national network of resilience design experts who can help communities become resilient and prepare both ...</p> "En Pointe" by Heather Roberge Opens June 19 at SCI-Arc Gallery sciarcnews 2015-05-19T14:50:02-04:00 >2015-05-19T15:05:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to present <em>En Pointe</em>, a new installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery designed by Los Angeles architect Heather Roberge. An array of architectural objects, <em>En Pointe</em> reflects on the historical and spatial significance of the column as both object and series. Inspired by Henry N. Cobb&rsquo;s hypostyle hall recently on exhibit at the school, Roberge envisioned a group of columns poised on blade-like fulcrums, defining dynamic spaces below. In order to achieve a balanced state, the mass and silhouette of each column is eccentrically distributed to stabilize its adjacent columns. Thus while unstable individually, the columns enter a stable state when grouped, through the adjacency and specificity of its neighbors.</p><p><em>En Pointe</em> explores the column&rsquo;s formal order to question the nature of stability and the articulation of space under the influence of conceptual, tectonic, and material pressures. &nbsp;To complement the full scale installation, the show includes a collection of historical a...</p> INTERSECTIONS 2015 SYMPOSIUM svaidya 2015-05-18T20:43:16-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:56:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>REGISTER NOW !&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>Please join us for our annual&nbsp;Intersections&nbsp;Symposium this Friday May 29th.&nbsp; The event is free and open to the public.&nbsp;</p><p>The symposium,&nbsp;<em>Intersections 2015</em><em>: Digital Conversations on Artificial Intelligence, Sensing and Simulation,&nbsp;</em>will take place, on Friday, May 29th from 9 AM-5 PM in the Voorhees Theater at 186 Jay Street in Brooklyn, NY. This event, hosted in collaboration with the NSF TUES grant's Center for Performative Design &amp; Engineering Technology, will consist of a series of presentations and panel discussions, aiming to instigate a conversation from different perspectives on the areas of data visualization, sensing, simulation, and artificial intelligence,&nbsp;The event is free and open to the public. AIA Continuing education credits can be earned for attending.&nbsp;</p><p><a title="REGISTER NOW" href=";d=AwMFaQ&amp;c=pRW6ZPn_LDv0DnDIAK65Ad0CA4hBS-2mAmNa2_oHfF0&amp;r=hdk5-Wjq6_eJkKSPvTGUU6u3m4kdCn4IcBRdFkoaK30&amp;m=3TtvNP1TM0Zt6u9Gx1K1REaxIyH_gmmCH3YIVdRJbDw&amp;s=zN28u6Edla_euRxZp4rt0lcVit54CsRTe2Ewi2HTNhA&amp;e=" target="_blank">REGISTER NOW</a></p><p>Participants include:</p><p><strong>DATA VISUALIZATION/ SONIFICATION</strong></p><p><strong>Maria Aiolova</strong></p><p>Terraform ONE</p><p><strong>Joachim Go&szlig;mann</strong></p><p>Digital Theater Systems&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Justin Marks</strong></p><p>Valplast</p><p>Dental visualization Lab</p><p><strong>Brady Peters</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>University of Toron...</p> Applications of BIM in Construction Projects hiral.patel 2015-05-18T06:50:18-04:00 >2015-05-18T06:50:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIM adoption rates are high. Governments are making BIM mandatory for construction projects; however this consciousness still has to reach up to the private sector clients.</p><p><strong>Why is there still some kind of reluctance in adopting BIM in the private sector - even as BIM has a proven track record of the numerous benefits it imparts? </strong></p><p>This is because BIM seems like a huge investment to the clients, and they want the early adopters to first set the stage for them.</p><p><strong>However, is it advisable to wait for so long - to wait till everyone else adopts BIM &ndash; is it a good business strategy?</strong> I think it is not! Late adopters might lack the BIM experience their competitors may have gained and hence lose good projects and business opportunities.</p><p>To gain trust and adopt BIM it is important to understand that BIM will transform the way you manage your project. The returns of this investment are not limited to better visualization or better cost estimation or just having a good documentation for your project....</p> Wiel Arets to lecture at INDESDEM at Delft University of Technology WielAretsArchitects 2015-05-18T04:47:53-04:00 >2015-05-20T05:14:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>INDESEM is a bi-annual design seminar hosted by the Delft University of Technology. </strong>With the stated goal of 'investigating innovations in the manufacturing industry and highlighting its impact on the architecture industry', this year's event focusses on the balance between tradition and emerging fabrication techniques&ndash;under the banner of 'craft'. <strong>Wiel Arets will lecture on June 1st, on innovation in WAA's work, which is, most often, holistically incorporated within a project's design.</strong></p><p>Delft University of Technology<br><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>INDESEM: International Design Seminar</strong></a><br>May 29th-June 5th, 2015</p><p>Faculty of Architecture<br>Julianalaan 132-134<br>2628 BL Delft, the Netherlands<br><strong>June 1st, 2015 18:00</strong></p> PVAMU SOA Students Recognized for Design Excellence in Race to Zero Competition Ross Wienert 2015-05-15T14:47:17-04:00 >2015-05-15T14:48:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>PVAMU Architecture Students, who designed an energy-efficient model home for Race to Net Zero Competition, were honored with the Design Excellence Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their project.</p><p>Each year, DOE sponsors the Race to Zero Student Design Competition as a means to engage undergraduate students, graduate students, and university faculty to become part of a new leadership movement to achieve truly sustainable homes.</p><p>According to the DOE, the goal of the competition is to provide the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs with the skills and experience that they will need to start careers in clean energy and generate creative solutions to real-world problems.</p><p>&ldquo;Our project was very well received by both the jurors and by the audience in general. We took on a very challenging problem -well above and beyond the competition requirements- and it did not go unnoticed. Nichole [Thomas] and Jonathan [Ortega] did a great job p...</p> Daisuke Nagatomo achieves the prestigious Golden A' Design Award MSD 2015-05-14T23:02:16-04:00 >2015-05-14T23:02:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Daisuke Nagatomo achieves the prestigious Golden A' Design Award</strong></p><p>Como, Italy, March 28, 2015 /DESIGNPRWIRE/</p><p><strong>A' Design Awards is pleased to inform that the lighting work&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lightscape Pavilion</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Daisuke Nagatomo</a>&nbsp;has been announced as a winner of the famous Golden A' Design Award at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Competition</a>&nbsp;Category.</strong></p><p><strong>Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Competition Golden A' Design Award Laureate</strong></p><p>A' International Design Award and Competition is encouraged to announce that the lighting design Lightscape Pavilion by Daisuke Nagatomo, Minnie Jan and has been acknowledged with the famous Golden A' Design Award at Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Competition marked as the winner by the esteemed jurors of the A' Design Awards &amp; Competitions amidst thousands of submitted projects.</p><p><strong>Additional Details on Lightscape Pavilion</strong></p><p>Daisuke Nagatomo, the creator of the awarded project Lightscape Pavilion says &ldquo;Treasure Hill in Taipei is an old settlemen...</p> Internationally Respected Architect Reveals Dual Passions archbiz 2015-05-14T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-05-14T19:46:00-04:00 <p>Oct. 24th, 2014</p><p>Very few people who follow the arts, and specifically architecture today, realize that many architects have a love and passion for music as well.&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright, the legendary architect, entertained the likes of&nbsp;Georgia O'Keeffe, and the Emperor of&nbsp;Japan, as well as many others at the piano. The LA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has a band of architects that regularly plays sold-out concerts. There is one architect/musician however, who at age 50, very well may be on top of his game.</p><p>Last summer,&nbsp;Bob Sawyer&nbsp;posted his original, impromptu rendition of "I'll Start The Fire", which he created with his brother Jeff, in his&nbsp;Raleigh, North Carolina&nbsp;studio. It went pseudo-viral capturing over&nbsp;115,000 views&nbsp;in just three days. Bob credits this to the song itself, which he penned shortly after the passing of his grandmother, as a tribute to the late&nbsp;Grace Abbot Sawyer. "For a few days there, it was cool to get phone calls from major label record companies; ...</p> Best Places to Work NJ 2015 Jessica Markham 2015-05-13T14:43:47-04:00 >2015-05-13T14:43:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> NJIT CoAD Students Win First Honorable Mention at Global Schindler Awards CoAD_NJIT 2015-05-13T09:55:02-04:00 >2015-05-13T09:55:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A group of students in the College of Architecture and Design&rsquo;s (CoAD) fall 2014&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Master of Infrastructure Planning</a>&nbsp;(MIP) studio took home first honorable mention at the Global Schindler Awards in Shenzhen, China April 30.</p><p>As one of 12 finalists for the Global Schindler Award&mdash;and the only team selected from North America&mdash;the MIP students, under the guidance of CoAD associate professor&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Georgeen Theodore</a>, traveled to Shenzhen after entering the design competition sponsored by Schindler&mdash;a leading global manufacturer of elevators and escalators&mdash;which called on top architecture and design students from around the world to present innovative mobility design concepts that would engage the specific spatial condition in Shenzhen, a special economic zone situated between mainland China and Hong Kong.</p><p>The students created a design, which focused on the social, economic and environmental challenges presented by globalization and urbanization and delivered strategies to make the current urban lands...</p> Rise and Evolution of 3D Architectural Modeling and Rendering hiral.patel 2015-05-13T05:45:28-04:00 >2015-05-13T05:46:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Holistic approach has become the new mantra of architects and engineers worldwide!</strong> Building and construction industry is evolving really fast, and therefore, successful development and assembling of structure depends on an inclusive and process-driven approach.</p><p>Going by these lines, several architects and engineers are increasingly getting inclined towards a much more advanced and state-of-the-art method of <strong><a href="" target="_blank">3D architectural modeling and rendering</a>. </strong></p><p>Computer aided tools are now an inseparable part of the architectural and construction industry &ndash; in fact, we can say that these tools have created a great impact on the efficiency and visualization when it comes to building designs and construction.</p><p>As a matter of fact, these 3D images and model offers extremely fine details for rendering, modeling, texturing along with an excellent light play showing supposed impact of sunlight, any artificial light &nbsp;or even shadows.</p><p>In other words, architectural rendering transforms a design into a 2D or 3...</p> Clark Nexsen Positions for the Future: Introduces New Logo and Brand Identity brutvan 2015-05-12T15:17:25-04:00 >2015-05-16T14:06:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s new identity incorporates a logo mark known as &lsquo;the cube&rsquo; to create instantly recognizable brand identifier </em></p><p>[Virginia Beach, VA &ndash; May 12, 2015] Award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, <a href="" target="_blank">Clark Nexsen</a>, celebrates its 95th year in business by unveiling a new logo and brand identity.</p><p>After more than nine successful decades of continued growth through strategic mergers, geographic expansion and increased service offerings, the nationally recognized firm realized the need for its visual identity to more accurately reflect the company that Clark Nexsen is today.</p><p>&ldquo;Over 95 years Clark Nexsen has witnessed a lot of change as a company as well as within our clients&rsquo; industries, and we continue to watch these industries evolve at a rapid pace. We believe change is a good thing; part of our sustained success is the ability to embrace it and adapt to suit our clients&rsquo; needs. Our logo and branding are vital in delivering that message &mdash; as we grow, we will continue...</p> The Learn’d - a short film about the poetry of light and space KAAN Architecten 2015-05-12T08:25:10-04:00 >2015-05-12T08:26:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The short film, directed by Victor Vroegindeweij (The Office for Nonfiction Storytelling, Hazazah Pictures),&nbsp;</strong><strong>is a two and a half minutes narrative capturing the Education Center of Erasmus MC, an intervention designed by&nbsp;</strong><strong>KAAN Architecten, that transformed an abandoned external atrium into an enlightened inner square.</strong></p><p>The Education Center is part of the Rotterdam academic hospital Erasmus MC, originally designed in 1965 by Arie Hagoort (OD205) in collaboration with Jean Prouv&eacute;, and recently extended by EGM architecten. Since its completion in 2013, the new building has merged all medical student programmes under one column-free roof.</p><p>The narrative bonds the poetry of light and space of the Education Center with Walt Whitman&rsquo;s written lyric one. A deep voice reciting <em>&ldquo;When I heard the learn&rsquo;d astronomer&rdquo;</em> from <em>Leaves of Grass</em> meets the sharp harmony of forms, diverse material&rsquo;s temperatures, and ethereal light of the roof geometry in a crescendo of tension. The discreet presence of two y...</p> April 2015 Newsletter KAAN Architecten 2015-05-12T08:19:54-04:00 >2015-05-12T08:20:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RECENT</strong></p><p><strong>Education Center Erasmus MC shortlisted amongst the 40 projects for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">KAAN Architecten's project</a>&nbsp;will be part of the touring exhibition for the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award</a>&nbsp;opening on&nbsp;the 7-8th of May in Barcelona as a first staring point, together with the official announcement of the 2015 edition winner.&nbsp;</p><p><img src=""></p><p><strong>Rijnstraat 8, a new project added to the website of&nbsp;KAAN Architecten &nbsp;</strong></p><p>Originally designed in&nbsp;1992, the renovation project opens up&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rijnstraat 8</a>&nbsp;with new glass fa&ccedil;ades and&nbsp;bright rooftops, while the core atriums work as a single system. &nbsp;Rijnstraat 8 is a new city entrance and a state-of-art working space. KAAN design won the 2nd prize in the international competition held between 2012 -&nbsp;2014.</p><p><strong>ON THE BOARD</strong></p><p><img src=""></p><p><strong>Third construction phase of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The highest point of the&nbsp;building has been reached, the new volume of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Supreme Court</a>&nbsp;is standing&nbsp;out. This&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">shooting</a>&nbsp;focuses on the different g...</p> Ten Aedas projects wins Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015 JessW 2015-05-12T02:35:15-04:00 >2015-05-12T02:50:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="223" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the 10 Aedas-designed projects that won this year&rsquo;s Asia Pacific Property Awards, Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town in Suzhou and Mapletree Minhang Business City and VivoCity in Shanghai, China, are the highest scoring winners in respective categories and will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other winning projects from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia at the year-end International Property Awards 2015.</p><p>This year Aedas&rsquo; ten awarded projects are:</p><ul><li><strong>Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town, Suzhou</strong> &ndash; Nominee for International Property Awards 2015 and 5-Star Best Hotel Architecture, China</li><li><strong>Mapletree Minhang Business City and VivoCity, Shanghai</strong> &ndash; Nominee for International Property Awards 2015 and 5-Star Best Mixed-use&nbsp; Architecture, China</li><li><strong>Ciputra International, Jakarta</strong> &ndash; 5-Star Best Mixed-use Architecture, Indonesia</li><li><strong>Shanghai Greenland Qingpu Xujing District, Shanghai </strong>&ndash; Highly Commended, Mixed-use Architecture, China</li><li><strong>Heartland 66, Wuhan </strong>&ndash; Highly Commended, Mixed-us...</li></ul> Featured Company at LA Video Drone 2015-05-11T17:00:20-04:00 >2015-05-11T17:00:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Featured at</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Yearbook 2013 - 2014 Available as Online Magazine XLarchAdmin 2015-05-09T23:04:48-04:00 >2015-05-10T00:59:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first edition of the yearbook of the Department of Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University presents student works created during the academic year 2013 - 2014. The yearbook exemplifies the new model for Chinese architectural education for which the department was commended by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their validation report for the Bachelor in Architecture. It is thus also a showcase of the creative culture that has guided the first&nbsp;graduating cohort of students in taking first steps to successful international careers as sensitive designers.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The yearbook presenting student works from the academic year 2013 - 2014, designed and produced by Associate Professors Mar&iacute;a Fullaondo and Marian Macken, was published as a print edition in the autumn of 2014, and is now also available as an online magazine.</p><p><strong>To view the yearbook online please click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> or click the image above. </strong></p> SCI-Arc Receives 2015 NEA Art Works Grant in Support of Summer Design Program for High School Students sciarcnews 2015-05-06T20:25:14-04:00 >2015-05-11T20:04:43-04:00 <p><strong>Now in its Fifth Year, Design Immersion Days Debuts June 22 on the School&rsquo;s Campus in Downtown LA</strong><img alt="" src=""></p><p>SCI-Arc has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Design Immersion Days (DID), a summer program for high school students designed to educate and inspire the next generation of architects and designers, and to encourage students to pursue higher education and design careers.</p><p>&ldquo;Support for young designers means support for new and experimental work at SCI-Arc,&rdquo; says Director Eric Owen Moss. &ldquo;Design Immersion Days extends the school&rsquo;s discourse to high school students, and thanks to the generous support from the NEA, the work produced by these students, we believe, will ratify this confidence in SCI-Arc.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>An immersive four-week, full-day, non-residential program led by SCI-Arc design faculty Darin Johnstone, DID guides high school sophomores and juniors through a process of discovery, cultivating a lifelong appreciation for design. The program offers...</p> Casa Lattanzio press Jeremy Avellino 2015-05-05T13:47:03-04:00 >2015-05-05T13:47:03-04:00 <p>Philadelphia Inquirer article <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> Pickle Factory press Jeremy Avellino 2015-05-05T13:44:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T19:36:40-04:00 <p>Philadelphia Magazine article <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p><p>Curbed article<a href="" target="_blank"> here</a></p> Philips Continues to Receive Accolades for Innovation, Design & Sustainability in LED Lighting Large Luminous Surfaces 2015-05-05T06:25:39-04:00 >2015-05-05T06:26:23-04:00 <p><strong>Somerset, NJ</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, recently received 15 awards for the innovation, design and sustainability of its LED lighting products from ADEX, Architectural SSL and the Edison Awards&trade;.&nbsp; In addition to products that benefit from the inherent design flexibility of LED technology to create the thinnest downlight in the industry, such as Philips SlimSurface, or a clean ceiling look by combining technology with textiles in Philips OneSpace, the company was also recognized for lighting systems that use controls to help support the body&rsquo;s circadian rhythms for improved sleep.&nbsp; Moreover, Philips was recognized for its innovative LED systems installations at the Baron Palace in Cairo, Egypt and BCP Affinity in Lima, Peru.&nbsp; Many of the technologies will be showcased in the Philips booth #1207 at LIGHTFAIR International in New York City taking place May 5-7th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The ADEX Awards are the largest and mos...</p> Earthquakes Do Not Kill People, Buildings Do!! – Engineering Buildings That Can Endure Earthquakes hiral.patel 2015-05-05T04:56:40-04:00 >2015-05-05T04:57:45-04:00 <p><strong>Structural engineers might have often heard of the saying that &lsquo;earthquakes do not kill people, buildings do&rsquo;. It is so true, and we have learnt this the hard way.</strong></p><p>Recently Nepal experienced one of the worst earthquakes. Buildings got razed from the face of earth and there were several casualties reported. While we cannot prevent earthquakes, it is definitely possible to ensure that the damage caused due to this natural disaster is minimal. This is possible via earthquake resistant buildings and cities.</p><p><strong><em>Did you know?</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Did you know that the Taj Mahal at Agra, a structure designed and developed way back in the 17th century, is an earthquake resistant structure? The monument stands 240 ft tall along the soft riverbed soil for almost four centuries, and even as the recent earthquake caused damage across the entire city of Agra the Taj Mahal remains intact and largely unaffected.</em></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Earthquake Resistant Structures</strong></p><p>These are the structures that are designed to endure earthquakes and tremors. These...</p> LLI Design's Butterton project wins a International Property Award. lli-design 2015-05-04T11:46:18-04:00 >2015-05-04T11:48:35-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LLI Design have recently received a highly commended award by the International Property Awards&nbsp;for their Butterton project - A complete interior design renovation and fit out of a family home in Buckinghamshire, UK. A full case study on Archinect to follow.&nbsp;</p><p>LLI Design : <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>