Archinect - Press Release 2015-11-27T21:20:49-05:00 HENN wins 1st prize for Zalando´s Headquarters in Berlin 2015-11-26T09:33:00-05:00 >2015-11-27T18:28:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new Zalando Headquarters is designed as an ensemble of two new buildings that form the heart of the corporate campus in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The project&rsquo;s two seven-storey buildings provide some 42,000 m&sup2; of office space. Up to 2,700 employees will work here for Europe&rsquo;s largest online supplier of shoes and fashion goods. Instead of the company&rsquo;s various departments being spread out in annexes all over the city, they will now be brought together in a new location in the immediate vicinity of the Mercedes Benz Arena. With a striking design that will project the company&rsquo;s corporate identity in the cityscape, HENN emerged as the winner in an invited competition. The building&rsquo;s shape in plan reinterprets the typical Berlin block-edge development. It rotates the building grid diagonally to the development plan and places the internal courtyards on the outer edges of the plots. This opening creates transitions between office and public space. Further views into and out of the buildi...</p> Sandcrawler by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas receives a Mention at ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2015 JessW 2015-11-25T03:25:18-05:00 >2015-11-25T03:25:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Sandcrawler in Singapore, designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, received a Mention under Public Amenity: Commercial Buildings at this year&rsquo;s ARCASIA Awards for Architecture.</p><p>Sandcrawler is the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore with office spaces to lease. Located on plot CX2-1, this sleek, elevated office building is impressively streamlined. Its horseshoe form arose as a logical outcome of the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were overlaid with client&rsquo;s needs, including large floorplates and lifting the building off of the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum depths of office space to natural light shaped the floors into a &lsquo;V&rsquo; plan overlooking the lush courtyard enclosed and below.</p><p>The open courtyard landscaped in a natural, overgrown manner creates a great civic space and gives a strong ci...</p> Adopting Scan to BIM for As Built is a Good Practice hiral.patel 2015-11-24T04:31:46-05:00 >2015-11-24T05:29:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Implementing Sustainable and Efficient Construction Practices with Point Cloud to BIM</strong></p><p>Laser scanning is getting ever so popular in the building design and construction industry, especially for large scale expansion, renovation, building restoration and retrofitting projects.</p><p>In addition to these, using Scan to BIM to upgrade a facility into a sustainable high performance building is also gaining pace. The cost of renovation can be offset by reduced construction and material cost of new shell. Marked environmental benefits are registered as the raw materials needed for upgrading building are less than brand new construction.</p><p><strong>Scan to BIM enables an Interactive engagement with existing environment:</strong></p><ul><li>As built structures can be upgraded from existing conditions into smart structures.</li><li>Campuses can be integrated into an integrated network.</li><li>The focus is not just individual structures, a holistic system review and management is possible.</li></ul><p><strong>Benefits of Scan to BIM across project life-cycle:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Pre Design a...</strong></p> COLOSSEUM: Inspired by, and tribute to, the most well known and iconic architectural structure in the world. J.P.Meulendijks 2015-11-22T23:56:00-05:00 >2015-11-22T23:57:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>COLOSSEUM &nbsp;big iconic light.</strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>This big eye-catcher has a powerfull appearance. Inspired by, and tribute to, the most well known and iconic shape in the world. The detailed structure creates a stunning shadowplay. Colosseum is a very expressive, dynamic and striking looking lamp , with layers of humor and poetry hidden in the design. "Colosseum" wants to express and enhance the positive connotation of the shape it is constructed from.&nbsp;A large suspended light that works great in restaurants, hotel-lobbys and residential spaces.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>retail price:</strong>&nbsp;1450,00 euro / 1544,00 USD<br><br><strong>design:&nbsp;</strong><a href="" target="_blank">J.P.Meulendijks</a>&nbsp;for Plankton. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;<br><strong>material:</strong>&nbsp;coated steel&nbsp;<br><strong>dimensions:</strong>&nbsp;diameter: 85 cm. Height: 47 cm. / diameter:33,5 inch height: 18,5 inch. inc: 1x E27 100 W globe-light-bulb ,steel wires, mounting materials.&nbsp;<br><strong><strong>color:</strong></strong>&nbsp;white matted finish<br><strong>product weight:</strong>&nbsp;16 kg / 35 lb</p> STARRING ROLE FOR SAOTA'S GLEN 2961 Ann Ellis Brown 2015-11-21T12:27:34-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:16:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>A <a href="" target="_blank">SAOTA</a>-designed family home on the slopes of Table Mountain is featured in the opening sequence of an advert starring US actor Gabriel Macht,</strong>&nbsp;who plays Harvey Specter in popular 'Suits' television drama.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The clients - who owned and lived in an existing house on the property for nine years - needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family with 3 teenage kids.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The site on Glen Avenue in Higgovale faces its long axis generally in a Northerly direction, with its two long boundaries facing the South Easterly as it drives down Table Mountain, and the opposing Westerly boundary facing sunsets over Lion&rsquo;s Head.&nbsp; The tough wind conditions aside, it is a fantastic site, which due to its moderate slope provided a perfect template for the design to engage with different levels of the garden adjacent to different living areas of the three level lounge.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>After informal discussions with Stefan Antoni, the client appointed SAOTA to complete the design of a new home to replace...</p> NEW ESTATE BY SAOTA “WILL CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO TOURISM IN TURKEY” Ann Ellis Brown 2015-11-21T12:06:10-05:00 >2015-11-21T12:06:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>On Saturday, 23 August, the night sky over Bodrum exploded with a light show as the press embargo was lifted on Epique Island, a new development in Turkey, designed by South African architectural practice SAOTA.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;This &lsquo;island&rsquo;, less than two hours from Istanbul, is a jewel on the Turkish coastline; it epitomizes the beautiful and serene character that has made Yalikavak and Bodrum such a wonderful home or destination,&rdquo; said Philip Olmesdahl, team leader and director of Cape Town-based SAOTA, at the launch. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure to work in far reaches of the world &ndash; yet never on such a phenomenal property as this.&rdquo;</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Construction has already started on Epique Island, a 75-villa residential estate located on the 2.6-hectare peninsula jutting into the Aegean Sea. Villas enjoy exclusive use of a large private beach with various associated amenities, including a beach bar, ample ablution facilities, and a clubhouse with a lap pool and restaurant. There is a kids&rsquo; club offering daycare...</p> Aedas Chairman Keith Griffiths reveals his prediction on the future of cities JessW 2015-11-19T23:12:31-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:24:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, recently revealed his prediction on our ever-changing lifestyles and the future of cities. He gave a thought-provoking speech &lsquo;Surprising Cities&rsquo; at the TEDx conference in Shanghai, China and sparkled inspiring conversation.</p><p>&ldquo;You or someone you know will realise by the time you retire you will have wasted three years of your life travelling to work,&rdquo; Keith opened his speech with his own experience in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. While our entire lives have become faster and more convenient, our cities are having a hard time adapting to our new demands for flexibility, variety and convenience.</p><p>With the continuous emergence of technologies, city dwellers are demanding for increasing vibrancy, efficiency and connectivity. While we enjoy living in the cities because there are many choices of job, entertainment, housing and community, different people have different priorities and choices of lifestyles. The future cities will adapt and acco...</p> UCLA A.UD ANNOUNCES SUPRASTUDIO 2016-17 carolineblackburn 2015-11-19T20:52:37-05:00 >2015-11-19T20:53:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>UCLA A.UD SUPRASTUDIO 2016-17&nbsp;</strong><br><strong>LED BY INNOVATORS IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">STUDIO CRAIG HODGETTS</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">STUDIO MARK MACK</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">STUDIO THOM MAYNE/NOW INSTITUTE</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">STUDIO GUVENC OZEL</a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>APPLY NOW!</strong></a></p><p><strong>SUPRASTUDIO</strong>&nbsp;is a research platform in architecture education that advances experimentation and cross-discipline collaboration among professors, students, and industry partners to expand the boundaries of architectural practice.</p><p>Research topics focus on real-world issues in collaboration with industry leaders.</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cross-disciplinary design<br>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic Urban Thinking<br>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Performance and media technology<br>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Intelligent and dynamic spaces<br>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extreme environments<br>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Robotics and 3D Printing</p><p>The program is a one-year post-professional course of study that leads to a Masters of Architecture degree. Throughout the year, students work on a dedicated research topic to build a continuous and in depth line of study. Under the umbrella of UCLA, a premier global research institution, SUPRASTUDIO fills a...</p> LOD 350 a Proactive BIM Delivery Approach for Building Construction truecadd 2015-11-19T06:34:25-05:00 >2015-11-19T06:34:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIM forum and AIA jointly advocated and proposed LOD 350, which describes &lsquo;assemblies for coordination&rsquo;. The level of development 350 is defined as the model element graphically represented to enable necessary cross trade coordination and construction layout.</p><p>Before the inclusion of LOD 350 as a new level the AIA G202 LOD definitions left lot of room for interpretations, for designers and engineers. Hence the certainty of the model was to an extent compromised. The inclusion of LOD 350 has enabled visualizing the interface between building elements and systems with written definitions and graphics.</p><p><strong>A new level of clarity is added for all disciplines like MEP, structure, exterior skin, construction, etc. as the reliability of models increases, it also leads to increase in popularity and demand of BIM deliverables.</strong></p><p>Earlier general contractors had to recreate models from scratch to suit their requirements, however with LOD 350 the certainty of models has increased and general contractors ...</p> Upcoming “Big Will and Friends” exhibition at Syracuse University to explore optical effects, environmental impact of wallpaper ewackerow 2015-11-18T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:28:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From January 21 through February 18, 2016 the Rodger Mack Gallery in <a href=",+Syracuse,+NY+13210/@43.0367612,-76.1346265,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d9f39e21ad7967:0xed8c5f8e3643db79" target="_blank">Shaffer Hall</a> at Syracuse University will feature the exhibition &ldquo;Big Will and Friends,&rdquo; investigating the optical effects, figural relationships, and illusions found in wallpaper, and <em>ways</em> in which these domestic images and decorations shape space and impact our social relations. &ldquo;Big Will and Friends&rdquo; is a collaboration by Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor Jonathan Louie and College of Visual and Performing Arts Professor Stephen Zaima. The opening will take place on January 21 at 5:15 pm and feature a series of dance performances choreographed by architecture student Stephanie White. &ldquo;Big Will&rdquo; is free and open to the public.</p><p>Structured as a series of three 7-foot-by-7-foot <a href="" target="_blank">shotgun house</a>-type wallpapered rooms within the gallery&rsquo;s linear space, &ldquo;Big Will&rdquo; will invite visitors&mdash;&ldquo;friends&rdquo;&mdash;to be part of, and alter, the perceptual and visual experience of the objects in the space. Through his work, Louie exploi...</p> New Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design 2015-11-18T11:35:30-05:00 >2015-11-18T11:35:30-05:00 <p>Yestermorrow is offering a new <a href="" target="_blank">Certificate in Building Science &amp; Net Zero Design</a>! This intensive four-week course&nbsp;provides a comprehensive exploration of building energy and durability in the context of both new construction and renovation. The program begins with an in-depth look at the fundamentals of building science, with a focus on moisture and thermal dynamics. Through lecture, case study, demonstration, hands-on testing, and design exercises, students will gain a firm grasp of the science behind building performance, and begin to explore how to design in accordance with the laws of physics and the forces of nature.</p><p>The course then&nbsp;delves specifically into the complexities of the building envelope with a focus on the principles of heat loss/gain, insulation performance, pressure plane integrity, and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success.&nbsp;Students explore energy-efficient heating and cooling, domestic hot water, and ventilation options, as well a...</p> Call for Design Proposals: AGi architects 2016 New Year's Greeting Card Design Competition AGi architects 2015-11-18T04:58:31-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><ul><li><strong>This initiative is part of the program of activities planned for the 10&ordm; Anniversary of the design firm in 2016.</strong></li><li><strong>Five finalists in each category will be chosen at a first stage in order to get only one winning design in each one.</strong></li><li><strong>The deadline for submitting proposals is open until December 4th. </strong></li></ul><p><strong>Madrid, </strong><strong>18th November 2015. </strong><a href="" target="_blank">AGi architects</a> will be celebrating their 10th anniversary next year and the design firm founded by architects <strong>Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser Abulhasan </strong>in 2006 has launched an <strong>international design competition for the 2016 New Year&rsquo;s Greeting Card.</strong></p><p>The competition consists of <strong>two categories</strong>, children up to 12 years of age and adults over 18 years old. In each category, there will be <strong>five finalists</strong> in order to select only one winning design in the junior category and another one in the adults section. Winning cards will be used by <a href="" target="_blank">AGi architects</a> for their New Year greetings. In addition, the <strong>winning design in the adult category</strong> will be awarded with <strong>&euro;500</strong>, while the <strong>b...</strong></p> CITIC Chongming Island Retirement Community (CCRC) Project John W Clark 2015-11-17T19:10:19-05:00 >2015-11-18T22:28:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&#8203;&#8203;<strong><em>&ldquo;A Great Place for the New Start of Life&rdquo;</em></strong></p><p>Cordogan, Clark &amp; Associates, teamed with The Davis Experience of Phoenix, was one of three firms invited to enter an international competition for the design of a new Continuous Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on Chongming Island. Our project for the new CITIC Chongming Island CCRC is a state-of- the- art retirement community that integrates international &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; in a spectacular resort-style setting. It is designed in harmony with its unique Chongming Island setting.</p><p>This innovative lifestyle project includes a combination of independent living, assisted living, as well as skilled nursing services available to residents all on one campus. &nbsp;It offers a daily choice to extensive amenities. It provides the full spectrum of care, to provide seniors with the comfort that they can live out their years in one community, without having to move as their needs for assistance and health care increase.</p><p>This &ldquo;next generation&rdquo; Continuous Care R...</p> Official hand-over of the new permanent premises to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects 2015-11-17T05:41:04-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:25:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>On 12 November 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC), designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects, was formally handed-over its new permanent premises in the Hague, Netherlands. ICC President Silvia Fern&aacute;ndez de Gurmendi received a symbolic key from the Courtys construction consortium. The Court will move into its new 54,000 m2 home in December 2015.</strong></p><p>&ldquo;Completion of the ICC permanent premises is a testimony of the support of the International Community to the global fight against impunity. Giving the ICC permanent headquarters symbolises the trust of the States and their firm commitment to continue supporting a Court that is created to be permanent and that is determined to accomplish its mandate&rdquo;, said ICC President Judge Silvia Fern&aacute;ndez de Gurmendi at the ceremony.</p><p>In 2010, schmidt hammer lassen architects won a prestigious architectural design competition for the new permanent premises of the ICC, teaming with landscape architects SLA, Royal Haskoning Nederland B.V. and Esb...</p> APPLY TODAY. Application deadlines for Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture graduate programs are quickly approaching. TJewell 2015-11-16T17:26:40-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:02:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ready to go back to school? Ever wanted to become a licensed architect, or make a difference in Health and Design with an M.S. degree? Or maybe lead the charge with a dual Master of Architecture and Master of City and Regional Planning degree? Come to one of the top technological universities in the world to help you achieve your goals. Click link for more details: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Lecture video: Shane Williamson "Incremental" Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:49:59-05:00 >2015-11-16T16:43:53-05:00 <p>On March 24, 2015, Shane Williamson presented a lecture titled "Incremental" at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.</p><p>Shane Williamson received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1999. The following fall he began teaching at the Daniels Faculty where his research and teaching interests involve an exploration of the digitally based convergence of representation and production afforded through parametric software and digital fabrication.</p><p>Professor Williamson&rsquo;s research and creative practice employs advanced digital tools as a means to critically engage traditional modes of construction and tectonic expression. Ongoing research seeks to situate digital fabrication and wood construction in a broader cultural context and link theories of design and technology respective of sustainable building strategies. Over the past decade, his res...</p> Lecture video: A.J. Diamond "Economy of Architecture" Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:48:27-05:00 >2015-11-17T00:53:17-05:00 <p>On November 3, 2015, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto welcomed A.J. Diamond, the founding Principal of Diamond Schmitt Architects, to present a bulthaup lecture.</p><p>A.J. Diamond has practiced architecture since 1968 and is recognized for his astute interpretation of site and context across a wide range of award-winning building types, from civic and residential to performing arts and academic projects. His firm, Diamond Schmitt Architects, has received numerous national and international awards for design and sustainability. Previous work includes the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Southbrook Winery in Niagara, Ontario, La Maison Symphonique and the Life Sciences Complex at McGill University in Montreal. Current projects include the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, a private residence in Switzerland and a performing arts project in Texas.</p><p>Diamond is a Roya...</p> Matthew Allen Discusses Toronto Public Transit in Disegno Magazine Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:45:22-05:00 >2015-11-16T15:45:22-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Assistant Professor <a href="" target="_blank">Matthew Allen</a> recently published a paper in the British design magazine <em>Disegno</em>. His piece <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Big Move</em></a> examines Toronto's upcoming and unprecedented investment in public transit and asks whether branding has come to overshadow the project's true objectives. The article analyzes growth and demographics in Toronto and explores design standards and planning strategies for the entire transit system.</p><p>Allen has been busy on this side of the pond as well. Over the weekend, he presented at the <a href="" target="_blank">2015 Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) biennial conference</a>, held at York University. The conference invited papers addressing this year's theme: <em>Science and Technology Across Borders</em>.</p> superkül Releases Monograph to Celebrate Ten Years in Practice Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:44:44-05:00 >2015-11-17T00:54:41-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Toronto-based architectural firm <a href="" target="_blank">superk&uuml;l</a>, the firm of Daniels Faculty Sessional Lecturer <a href="" target="_blank">Meg Graham</a> and parnter Andre D'Elia, is delighted to announce the launch of its first book, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold</em></a>. The 160-page, limited-edition volume illustrates the philosophy, thinking, and design approach that define the firm&rsquo;s award-winning practice and its role in the dynamic and evolving creative landscape in Canada and abroad. It highlights projects from a decade of work and reflects superk&uuml;l&rsquo;s organization of matter, energy and space, as well as a diversity of environments that are at once enlivened and enlivening through design.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The design of <em>Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold</em> is a deeply personal, deliberately intuitive experience. The careful, distinct way it was produced reflects superk&uuml;l&rsquo;s progressive design philosophy and process. The title, the exploratory nature of the format, the subtle paper transitions, the special silver finishes and the different printing techniques used in pro...</p> Kamila Grigo's reimagination of the Esplanade published in World Landscape Architect Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:41:56-05:00 >2015-11-17T00:56:39-05:00 <p><img src=""></p><p>Second-year MLA student Kamila Grigo recently saw her work published in the online magazine World Landscape Architect. Her project, <em><a href="" target="_blank">Promenade Park: Digital Computations and Material Reinterpretations</a></em>, was designed for her first-year landcape architecture studio, taught by Assistant Professor <a href="" target="_blank">Liat Margolis</a> and Lecturer <a href="" target="_blank">Shadi Ramos</a>.</p><p>In her proposal for the redesign of a historic urban park, Grigo explores the application of computation-driven geometry to the design of physical landscapes. The Esplanade, nestled between the historic St. Lawrence Market and the revitalized Distillery District is reiminagined with contemporary geometries and modern materials. The resulting <em>Promenade Park</em> is a sophisticated urban topography in the heart of Old Toronto.</p><p><img src=""><img src=""></p> One Spadina featured in Award magazine Daniels Faculty 2015-11-16T15:38:39-05:00 >2015-11-16T15:38:39-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Last month, the new home of the Daniels Faculty, now under construction at <a href="" target="_blank">One Spadina Crescent</a> was featured in <em>Award</em> magazine. The <a href="" target="_blank">feature</a> provided an overview of design &mdash; by Nader Tehrani and Katie Faulkner, principals of the internationally acclaimed firm NADAAA &mdash; which blends together historic and new with a modern three-storey addition to the heritage Gothic Revival building on site.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The article explored how the restructuring and growth of the faculty will be further facilitated by its new home, as well as the positive impact that the project will have on the City of Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The Daniels Faculty has hired acclaimed photographer Peter MacCallum to document the transformation of One Spadina Crescent. His photos show the progress of the project, and new images are posted to the Daniels Faculty website every month.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Click <a href="" target="_blank">here to view a gallery of Peter MacCallum's One Spadina photos</a> &mdash; including those documenting the construction that took place last month.&nbsp;</p> Museum of Photography John W Clark 2015-11-16T14:41:36-05:00 >2015-11-25T00:04:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Museum of Photography</p><p>Anticipating the camera's 200th anniversary in a few years, as revolutionary products emerge from the ashes of film, Dennis Manarchy envisions the Museum of Photography as both an exhibition space specializing in world class photography, as well as the final resting home for what might be the world's largest film camera with an actual lens.</p><p>Manarchy calls this project "a swan song to the brilliance of film."&nbsp; With an earlier prototype camera, Manarchy traveled to Louisiana to capture the Cajun population.</p><p>That nostalgia seems to permeate his psyche. Manarchy has not only built a shrine to a medium in its twilight, but he has also chosen a specific subject matter: He calls it the "Vanishing Cultures" project.&nbsp;&nbsp; The endeavor is as big as the camera:&nbsp; build a brand-new camera; travel a mere 20,000 miles across the country making portraits; get Washington D.C.'s prestigious National Portrait Gallery to display the photographs, which can be expanded, without Photoshop,...</p> Green Apple Day of Service 2015 careersbaa 2015-11-16T14:12:58-05:00 >2015-11-16T14:14:42-05:00 <img src="" width="400" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of our 2015 employee enhancements, Boulder Associates staff were given up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer with a local charity, cause, or event. Last week, a group from our Orange County office used their volunteer day to install carpet for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">San Ysidro Health Center</a>, a non-profit organization that brings essential health services to some of San Diego&rsquo;s most vulnerable families.</p><p>The volunteer day was a part of the US Green Building Council&rsquo;s annual&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>, an event that encourages people to engage in sustainable improvement projects. The volunteer team installed over 1,500 s.f. of carpet and 300 linear feet of base in the San Ysidro Health Center&rsquo;s corporate office thanks to the generous donations of materials and labor by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Interface</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Johsonite</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">DFS Flooring</a>.</p> Using 3P to put the patient in patient-centered design careersbaa 2015-11-16T13:50:49-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:10:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An adaptation of the Toyota Production System&rsquo;s Production, Preparation, Process,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">3P</a>&nbsp;(people, preparation, process) is designed to achieve measurable results in patient care, efficient workflows &amp; operating systems, and higher satisfaction for patients and staff. This often calls for a 3P event where patients and providers work alongside the project team to develop an ideal work process that eliminates waste and inefficiencies. This hands-on, week-long event involves building full-scale cardboard mockups, allowing the team to test design ideas through physical models. By working closely with the end users, we are able to design a building that truly fits their needs.</p> 2nd Fridays: Finding inspiration in outside industries careersbaa 2015-11-16T13:47:39-05:00 >2015-11-17T00:59:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year, Boulder Associates started a new tradition called &ldquo;2nd&nbsp;Fridays&rdquo; to promote innovative thinking, learning, and socializing.</p><p>&ldquo;Every month we spend time together learning about creative people doing exciting new projects in our region,&rdquo; explains Adam Taylor, one of our Environmental Graphic Designers in our Sacramento office.</p><p>Whether by taking field trips to visit local businesses or by inviting speakers to our offices, our goal is to draw inspiration from people outside of our industry to learn about their products, projects, and passions.</p><p>Our speakers have ranged from innovators, to business owners, to community leaders. In Boulder, Mike Memsic, owner and CEO of Sanitas Brewery, shared his incredible story of starting his business seven years ago.</p><p>In Orange County, Child Life Specialists from Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Orange County humbled our staff by sharing their passion for helping patients and their families cope with the challenges of hospitalization.</p><p>&ldquo;My favorite field trip...</p> Gina Livingston-Smith elected Chair of the Planetree Visionary Design Network careersbaa 2015-11-16T13:43:50-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:00:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are proud to announce that&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Gina Livingston-Smith</a>&nbsp;has been elected as Chair of the Planetree Visionary Design Network (PVDN)</p><p>Planetree is a non-profit organization that advocates for the patient&rsquo;s perspective in healthcare and brings together the design concept of a &ldquo;healing environment&rdquo; and a patient-centered approach to delivering care.</p><p>Boulder Associates&rsquo; commitment to Planetree&rsquo;s mission led to our successful certification in becoming a member of PVDN in 2010. The network consists of 10 architecture and design firms and one furniture manufacturer. These certified firms meet biannually to work together as a resource for the design of healing environments to Planetree Affiliates.</p><p>At this year&rsquo;s annual conference, Gina Livingston-Smith was elected as Chair of the PVDN Leadership Council by all members. Congratulations Gina!</p> KSR Architects Energy Pavilion Competition Entry KSR Architects 2015-11-13T05:46:13-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:17:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KSR turned to natural phenomenon to inspire its design for the 2016 Triumph competition for an &ldquo;Energy&rdquo; themed Pavilion in the V&amp;A Museum of Childhood Gardens.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>The spiralling vortex concept represents the Coriolis Effect, which is one of the rare visible examples of the twisting forces at work behind all moving particles on Earth.<br>&nbsp;<br>KSR&rsquo;s Energy Pavilion encourages and celebrates interaction with both visitors and nature; the arms that swirl out from the ground waver gently in response to the wind and to touch, and the twisting mirrored discs reflect the sunlight, creating a structure which is constantly responding to an ever-changing environment.</p> Sunsquare secures UK skylight industry’s inaugural BSI Kitemark sunsquare 2015-11-13T04:06:48-05:00 >2015-11-13T04:06:49-05:00 <img src="" width="496" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sunsquare recently obtained the prestigious BSI Kitemark for its entire product range and has become the UK&rsquo;s first flat roof skylight manufacturer to surpass the British Standards Institution&rsquo;s rigorous testing standards.</p><p>The BSI Kitemark is a world-recognised symbol of outstanding safety and craftsmanship and is a real feather in the cap of the Bury St Edmunds-based company which has invested heavily in its manufacturing methods in recent years.</p><p>Sunsquare&rsquo;s products underwent two years of testing at the BSI labs, carefully examining them for air permeability, weather tightness and extreme wind loading.</p><p>The company has always worked hard to challenge the lack of safety regulation in the overhead glazing industry and this acknowledgement gives Sunsquare a ground-breaking mark of quality for its products across the globe.</p><p>Justin Seldis, managing director, Sunsquare, said: &ldquo;Overhead glazing has not previously been regulated. This seemed to us a possible disaster in the making, which is wh...</p> Exciting collaboration between schmidt hammer lassen architects and James Turrell takes ARoS to “The Next Level” 2015-11-12T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-11-15T22:50:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark, headed by its visionary director Erland G. H&oslash;yersten, has revealed an ambitious expansion plan aiming to bring the museum into the world elite of modern art museums. &ldquo;The Next Level &ldquo;expansion project is leading art towards new ways of expressions and content with an exciting collaboration with World famous American artist, James Turrell. schmidt hammer lassen architects have been chosen to design the new extension to the museum, which contains a 1,200 m2 subterranean gallery and two semi-subterranean art installations, &lsquo;The Sphere&rsquo; and &lsquo;The Dome&rsquo;, by James Turrell. schmidt hammer lassen are working in close collaboration with the artist designing the &euro;30 million expansion that will merge art and architecture into a new civic experience.</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>As the architects who originally designed ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, schmidt hammer lassen have had a continuous dialogue with the museum to strengthen the iconic nature of the building. This process has formerly invol...</p> MKPL Team wins two of the three prizes for the Singapore Rail Corridor International Competition Razvan Ghilic-Micu 2015-11-11T01:34:12-05:00 >2015-11-15T22:51:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">MKPL Architects</a> led the team in winning the two concept proposals for the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Housing Parcel Proposal at Choa Chu Kang.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>MKPL Architects as the Lead Architect, with Turenscape as the Lead Landscape Architect, together with their team comprising of Purcell Asia Pacific Ltd, Culture and Development Consultancy Ltd, KTP Consultants Pte Ltd, DHI Water &amp; Environment (S) Pte Ltd, Arborculture Pte Ltd and Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd, is one of the five teams shortlisted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore back in 20 May 2015 from a total of sixty four teams for the second stage of the &lsquo;Rail Corridor &ndash; An Inspired and Extraordinary Community Space&rsquo; Request for Proposal (RFP).&nbsp; The other four teams shortlisted are:</p><ul><li>West 8 (Netherlands) and DP Architects (Singapore)</li><li>Grant Associates (Singapore/UK), MVRDV (Netherlands) and Architects 61 (Singapore)</li><li>Nikken Sekkei (Japan) and Tierra Design (Singapore)</li><li>Olin Partnership (US), OMA Asia (Hong K...</li></ul>