Archinect 2015-03-05T07:10:25-05:00 House Passage of Landscape by ihrmk ihrmk 2015-03-04T23:08:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T23:08:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is a house for the family of three.</p><p>Tanada, terraced paddy field, widely appears to its south and the west. My first visiting of this site was in early summer, three years ago. Bright green and reflection of water of the rice field just after the rice-planting, natural sounds of breeze rusting the leaves of lemon trees and Magnolia figo slightly and sound of running water from the waterway had created comfortable scenery there. It was calm place and there was nothing to cutting off my view from the site.</p><p>I did not want to design unsociable utopia nor symbol of the scenery on there, conversely I wanted to create the house which can participate in the flow of natural environment around. Accordingly, I decided to make passages from south to north on the first floor and from east to west on the second floor.</p><p>3 gate-shaped frames which compose wall, floor and ceiling are layered in tiers by 650mm for each direction. Outside lines of the surface of the wall and the ceiling are aligned w...</p> "Sculpting the Architectural Mind" conference examines neuroscience's effects on architecture education Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-04T21:19:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:50:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="117" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last August, on the Apollonian campus of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, neuroscientists and architects came together to flush the architecture profession with a bit more cerebral rigor. Under the guidance of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a>&nbsp;(ANFA), that 2014 conference hoped to provide architects with salient neuroscientific data to use in practice. While still considered somewhat of a niche agenda, advances in brain science and brain-computer interfaces have already been adopted by architectural research; if not for scientific experimentations, then design ones. And that research is happening thanks to the experimental frontiers only possible in academia. But aside from experimental novelty, neuroscience stands to help architects better understand not just their process, but subsequently, how the discipline is taught.</p><p>A new conference hosted by the Pratt Institute&rsquo;s School of Architecture, &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculpting the Architectural Mind: Neuroscience and the E...</a></p> Guggenheim to host "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday Justine Testado 2015-03-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:02:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guggenheim</a> is hosting a free one-day "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All current architecture students and recent graduates (from within the past five years) in the New York metro area are encouraged to join!</p><p>This experiment will bring together human and artificial intelligence in evaluating design, as an interactive way to test the limits of artificial intelligence in an architectural context, specifically in the architecture competition. To make things even more interesting, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stage One entries </a>of the popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> will be used as the data set.</p><p>The one-day workshop will be led by Hugo Liu, principal scientist at eBay and a Ph.D. holder from the MIT Media Lab, and Troy Conrad Therrien, who is the curator of the Architecture and Digital Initiatives.</p><p>Results will be showcased in the forthcoming Guggenheim Helsinki Now exhibition at the Kunsthalle Helsinki a...</p> Home Base: The architecture of Jim Olson, 1959-2015 2015-03-04T19:08:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T19:08:18-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cool School: Design For An Extreme Climate 2015-03-04T18:49:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T18:49:14-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute Justine Testado 2015-03-04T18:32:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:45:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jean Nouvel applied for a court mandate ordering that his name and image be completely removed from all references to the "sabotaged" Philharmonie de Paris at the Parc de La Vilette. Nouvel <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">boycotted</a> the grand opening of the unfinished 2,400-seat concert venue in January. In <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a column</a> for Le Monde, Nouvel&nbsp;claimed he was used as a scapegoat for cost overruns and delays and he also wrote about how the venue's premature opening didn't "allow [the] architectural and technical requirements to be respected" (English translation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>).</p><p>According to recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reports</a>, Nouvel's lawyers state that the architect is not seeking compensation but for modifications to remedy 26 parts of the building that did not comply to his original design. This includes the promenade, foyers, parapets, facades, and acoustic elements of the approximately $427.4 million (&pound;280 million) project.</p><p>The court hearing is currently scheduled for April 16.</p> Negro Building Remembrance Competition 2015-03-04T15:36:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T15:37:28-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Princeton, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-04T14:32:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T15:02:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="705" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the Princeton University School of Architecture has a delightful spectrum of vivid posters for their Spring '15 lecture series, "Deans/Chairs/Directors: The Futures of Architectural Education."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Unless noted, lectures are held at 6 pm on Wednesdays in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Mar 25</em><br><strong>Jonathan Massey </strong>/ Architecture Division Director - California College of Arts</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br><strong>Rodolphe el-Khoury </strong>/ Khoury Levit Fong; Dean - University of Miami School of Architecture&nbsp;</p><p><em>Apr 15</em><br><strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso</strong> / Xefirotarch; C...</p> An updated look at the conditions for Abu Dhabi's migrant workers Alexander Walter 2015-03-04T14:30:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:45:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With all the cultural, sports and real-estate projects launched throughout the United Arab Emirates, there have been persistent protests about the working and living conditions [...] &rdquo;Serious concerns about workers&rsquo; rights have not been resolved&rdquo;, claims the advocacy group, asking for a commitment for &rdquo;more serious protection&rdquo; from these institutions and Saadiyat Island&rsquo;s developers. [...] appears to have made a serious effort to address the concern expressed by Western museums and architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #59 Justine Testado 2015-03-04T14:23:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:45:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Safdie Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Director of Visualization</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISTUDIO architects</a></strong> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>M1/DTW</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>PARC Office</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To follow <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving Alexander Walter 2015-03-04T13:47:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T20:24:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Kimmelman&rsquo;s column this week, about the debate over plans to demolish a midcentury Paul Rudolph building in Goshen, N.Y., makes the case for why it should be saved. It is only one example of his taking up a cause. As The Times&rsquo;s architecture critic, he has not been shy about advocacy. Here, he describes why he&rsquo;s been outspoken in supporting this building, which doesn&rsquo;t have the profile of other fights he has taken up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking a Spurned Landmark</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li></ul> Seattle architect seeks to redesign America's burial landscape Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-04T13:30:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T16:28:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seattle-based architect [Katrina Spade], originally from New England, has a vision that could radically reshape not just the death-care industry but the way we think about death itself. She calls her plan the Urban Death Project, and it proposes a middle road between burial and cremation: compost. [...] The centerpiece of the idea is an approximately three-story-high building in an urban center where people could bring their dead.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Red flags when looking at purchasing an old home Sarah Hamilton 2015-03-04T10:00:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:03:31-05:00 <p>What should one look for when purchasing an old home? &nbsp;If the owners have painted all the surfaces, how can you tell if there is underlying damage? &nbsp;What raises red flags in your mind? &nbsp;Is there a simple test to check that plumbing is adequate? &nbsp;What do YOU look for when you are buying, or advising someone on buying a home?</p> Tropism of wild flower by L'EAU Design LeauDesign 2015-03-04T00:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T02:53:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="785" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A City is a community filled with diverse discrete entities and a silhouette appears by the creation of a standardized system for the mutual co-existence of all entities. It is the Architecture which forms their living environment within this unknown disorder among the city's entities. Architecture is a multi-layered, three dimensional object within the Urban Eco-system. If the architecture is seized by the logic of economy and hardens to a solid object and cannot react flexibly to the variety of changes and the environmental stimulus, the flow of symbiosis forms within the biosphere will inevitably break naturally.<br>Today&rsquo;s institutional model of neighborhood multi-use facilities is our main life stage found in typical residential areas fulfilling the general purpose of the facility which is "A Facility adjacent to the residential area to provide convenience to people's lives". Therefore, unlike the massive building towers located adjacent to the main roadside, the neighborhood multi...</p> Mecanoo's newly opened Delft train station hall stays true to its city roots Justine Testado 2015-03-03T21:46:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:45:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Six years after the project was first announced, Delft's new railway station hall opened its doors to the public this past Saturday. Designed by native Dutch firm Mecanoo, the new building purposefully nods to its cultural roots so that visitors arriving at the station will know from the get-go that they are in Delft indeed.</p><p>The station hall, which is the first phase of the development, is built above a new train tunnel that will replace an old 1965 concrete viaduct by 2017. Amsterdam/Aachen-based Benthem Crouwel, who worked on the Rotterdam Centraal Station, designed the station's below-ground platforms.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>With Francesco Veenstra as design lead, Mecanoo focused on balancing Delft's rich history with its present and future for their design concept. As expected, the Delft Blue color scheme is rampant throughout the building's exterior and interior.</p><p>The building's outer fused-glass skin was designed to "reflect the Dutch skies" and features a lens-like sphere pattern that refers to a commo...</p> Waste to Wonder: student work snatraj 2015-03-03T21:03:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T22:44:46-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="">Assistant Professor Nikole Bouchard has given her students the challenge to reconsider waste in our lives.</p><p>Waste is generally a concealed and ill-understood amalgamation of items, most often hidden from view, whille on the other hand, reflecting our society. How do we engage with an infrastructure that is more-or-less shrouded and inaccessible, yet completely interlaced in our daily routines?&nbsp; Given our lack of contact with waste infrastructure, how can research and design mediate our interface with waste and inspire innovative ways for us to turn our trash into treasure?<img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Students were encouraged to research the life cycle of items, produce precedent analyses, maps, diagrams, infographics and assembly drawings to discover imaginative ways to work with Waste.<img title="" alt="" src="">,</p><p>No Item was off-limits, as a result, there have been some interesting goings-on in studio....</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Thanks to the students in this studio for sharing their work:</p><p><em>Rachel&nbsp;Momenee</em>, <em>Bradley&nbsp;Pokrzewinski</em>, <em>Kyle&nbsp;Resheske</em>, <em>Brandon&nbsp;Sather</em>, <em>Ryan&nbsp;Sh...</em></p> Upper Main Line Residence by Robert Jamieson Robert Jamieson 2015-03-03T20:56:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T02:55:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Robert McElroy.&nbsp;&nbsp;McElroy&nbsp;built many similar modern homes in the Philadelphia area from the 1950&rsquo;s through 1970&rsquo;s.&nbsp;&nbsp;Many, like this one, were set into beautiful, yet hilly sites that take full advantage of the natural surroundings with open floor plans and abundant use of floor to ceiling glass.&nbsp;</p><p>The owners have carefully updated the home, by completely renovating the kitchen and bathrooms, and modernizing other key components to support the existing character. The flooring on the lower level was unified from carpeting and laminate wood floor to a reclaimed basketball court from a college in Wisconsin.&nbsp;&nbsp;The guest bathroom was updated with modern fixtures and matte white penny tile throughout.&nbsp;</p><p>The upper level saw an update to the kitchen to include all new cabinetry and appliances to go along with hand formed and dip dyed porcelain wall tiles, soapstone countertops, petrified wood drawer pulls, Carrera marble mosaic floor and a reclaimed walnut bar top.&nbsp;&nbsp;The stair received a new steel ...</p> The town that Hyperloop built Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-03T19:17:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T21:46:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For [Hyperloop Transportation Technologies], the Quay Valley test track is a way to test its idea of smaller hyperloop rings that could eventually connect to a bigger loop that runs along I-5. For Quay Valley and Hays, the test track is a wildly futuristic attraction [...] It follows a narrative pulled from the world of consumer technology, rather than conventional urban planning. Quay Valley isn't really a place with people yet ... it's a collection of technologies that residents will use.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Transit oriented developments, or TODs, are mixed-use urban nodes designed with public transit as their core. The typology emerged from the idea that well-integrated and easy access to transit supports businesses and an active urban life, and that strategic transportation planning can help make thriving cities. But what if that transit, and the town, are both brand new?</p><p>Cut to Quay Valley, a proposed development out in the middle of California's Central Valley that would bear the testing ground for a bunny-slope version of the Hyperloop, Elon Musk's pneumatic wonder-transit. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), an organization intent on making the Hyperloop a reality but independent from Musk (and working with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a> to get there), wants the new city to be the test environment for a Hyperloop mockup halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles &ndash; the end-lines in Musk's original proposal.</p><p>The Hyperloop would be the de facto public transit of Quay Valley's 7,500-acre plot, gettin...</p> With London's Palace of Westminster crumbling, the British government may have to find a new home Alexander Walter 2015-03-03T18:02:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T20:38:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Let me share a secret with you. Even those who love the Gothic extravagance that is the Victorian Palace of Westminster know that great swaths of it are out of date. [...] In 2015 the urgent question is again what to do about it. [...] options ranging from staggering on as usual with make-do-and-mending to a new 21st-century building on a new site, possibly far from London.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Eric Owen Moss + Frank Gehry: You Can’t Rehearse Something You Haven’t Invented Yet 2015-03-03T15:41:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T15:41:36-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Downtown Cleveland’s Main Avenue Bridge Underpass Improvement Competition 2015-03-03T14:50:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T14:50:52-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> North Dakota, the skyscraper state Alexander Walter 2015-03-03T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T14:41:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many of the tallest structures in the world are not designed by starchitects, and you&rsquo;ve likely never seen them [...] dozens of nearly anonymous towers around the United States, most in small rural communities, dwarf all but the tallest man-made structures in the world. Take the KVLY-TV Tower in Blanchard, North Dakota, a township of 26 people north of Fargo. At 2,063 feet (628.8 meters), it&rsquo;s the tallest structure in the western hemisphere and the fourth-tallest structure in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award Justine Testado 2015-03-03T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T14:34:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The WUHO Gallery in Hollywood was abuzz on the opening night of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light&rdquo;</a> this past Saturday, in celebration of Binet as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Co-curated by JSI Managing Director Emily Bills and Binet, &ldquo;Fragments of Light&rdquo; is the photographer&rsquo;s first U.S. exhibition featuring around 20 photos out of her vast body of work from 25 years of working in the field.</p><p>Treating light as if it were a building material, Binet&rsquo;s signature style renders the buildings of architects like Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier into black and white atmospheric compositions of light, shadow, and sharp details that Binet masterfully captures all through a film camera.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The crowd slowly trickled into the narrow but long gallery space, which was soon full of friends, associates, Woodbury architecture students and alumni, and photography and arts enthusiasts chattering away over light refreshments.</p><p>Notable attendees in...</p> Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-03T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T15:16:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Mar 6-7</em><br>(BK)<br><strong>SCULPTING THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND 3: &ldquo;Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect&rdquo; conference</strong><br>More info <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6 pm (M)<br><strong>&ldquo;Peoples Climate March followup + the citywide Climate Works campaign: advocating and guiding NYC climate agenda&rdquo;</strong><br>Matt Ryan / Representative from NYC Central Labor Council + from NYC Environmental Justice Alliance</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br>6 pm (BK)<br><strong>Andrew Wha...</strong></p> hotbox for winterstations by Michaela MacLeod Michaela MacLeod 2015-03-03T11:34:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T13:22:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An ice house&nbsp;is a traditional architectural typology used in northern climates to provide shelter while ice fishing on a frozen lake. In its simplest form, it is a temporary structure constructed from plastic tarps and draped over two-by-fours. The building&rsquo;s purpose is not only to give protection from low temperatures and high winds, but also to facilitate what has become a social activity in many Canadian regions.&nbsp;</p><p>HOTBOX&nbsp;mimics this typology and heightens the contrast between inside and outside, allowing visitors to experience warmth through visual, auditory, tactile, and associative means, while acting as a catalyst for social exchange during Toronto&rsquo;s Winterstations Festival. Entering from the harsh landscape through a cold, dark, rubber exterior, one finds themselves in an insulated, soft, muffled and light-filled space that conjures feelings of shelter, intimacy, quietude, and a sense of respite from the often-unforgiving Canadian landscape. Where traditional ice houses enclos...</p> Built by Women (BxW) NYC 2015-03-02T21:40:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T21:42:01-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Tiny Home Community Ideas Competition 2015-03-02T21:09:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T21:09:39-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Archinect Project Collections presents your Bamiyan Cultural Centre proposals! Archinect 2015-03-02T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T14:38:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many teams have already followed Archinect &amp; Bustler's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent call</a> to post your non-finalist entries to the highly popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition</a> in Afghanistan directly on your Archinect profiles.</p><p>As we're continuing to gather all submissions in one handy list, you can now access the <strong>Bamiyan Project Collection</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To give you a better impression of the quality and scope of received entries, here are just a few proposals that especially stood out to us.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by KSR Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Kaluzhak Maxim, Oleg Budeanu, Andrei Vatamaniuc, Ina Borozan, Irina Dubinschi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Karolos Michailidis, Zapantiotis Fotis, Papanagiotou Stathis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by 1.61 Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Shift Process Practice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by Jong Kim, Shawn Conte, Mark Talma</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Maryam Moayery Nia, Hamed Zarrinkamari, Fatemeh Mousavi, Masoud Moayery Nia (CG artist: Milad Kambari, Pouria Abbasi)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Chiara Mazzarello with 4rkitects Team </a></p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet but would like t...</p> "A Culture of Fear": U of Manitoba architecture dean resigns amid controversy Nicholas Korody 2015-03-02T19:29:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T19:07:12-05:00 <img src="" width="250" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ralph Stern, the dean of the faculty of architecture at the University of Manitoba in Canada, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned</a> last week following the publication of a damning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Accused of contributing to the creation of a &ldquo;culture of fear and retribution,&rdquo; Dean Stern has faced controversy since assuming the post in 2010, with repeated complaints lodged from both colleagues and students.</p><p>The CAUT report detailed the rapid turnover of personnel within the department. Over the course of Dean Stern&rsquo;s tenure, three different department heads passed through, two of them leaving with documented grievances directed at Stern. In particular, former head of the department Nat Chard wrote in a published letter, &ldquo;My sole reason for leaving the University of Manitoba was the behaviour of the Dean, who established a culture of fear within the faculty and appeared only to try to find problems with the department, despite its peer reviewed success. It was clea...</p> Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Thomas E. Lollini, Thomas Luebke, the Mies van der Rohe 2015 finalists, and Peter Kitchen are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-02T19:02:00-05:00 >2015-03-03T12:47:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #49 for Feb. 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the AIA 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Both awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession and the community. University campus architect Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA and Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Thomas Luebke, FAIA won in their respective categories for, coincidentally, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Lyceum Fellowship and Transsolar KlimaEngineering were the lucky recipients for the Collaborative Achievement award.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Entrants showcase their potential for Nine Elms to Pimlico Pedestrian Bridge over London&rsquo;s River Thames</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The London Borough of Wandsworth launched a competition back in December inviting multidisciplin...</p>