Archinect 2014-12-20T21:08:42-05:00 Archinect's Lexicon: "One-story peanut butter" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-19T19:07:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T04:39:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>one-story peanut butter</strong>, noun:&nbsp;in reference to urban sprawl, how it spreads and oozes.</p><p>The term comes courtesy of Archinector and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;co-host, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, who <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recalls</a> W. Kirby Lockard&nbsp;(1930-2007), Professor of Architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Arizona</a>, using it to describe sprawl during an urban design studio in 1988:</p><p>"The only other recollection I have is that he said it as if "...this is the way we build now". That was in the mid-80s, when sprawl really ballooned, I think. The movie <em>Poltergeist</em> was an indictment of it, certainly. The studio class was looking at different ways to build in the desert, in an environmentally friendly and climate-appropriate way - this was before terms like green and eco and sustainable were popular - so we studied historic Native American settlements and Italian hill towns and talked about transit vs. car."</p><p>"He spoke about how, in Tucson, which is a valley, "suburban sprawl was one story going mountain to mountain, spread out like peanut butte...</p> Urban Land Institute issues recommendations for Houston's Astrodome Natalya Egon 2014-12-19T19:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T19:06:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The latest proposal for the aging Astrodome calls for converting the structure into an indoor park and civic space, including an indoor grassy lawn and an outdoor promenade lined with oak trees. An Urban Land Institute panel, comprised of urban planners, economists and designers from around the country, released its preliminary recommendations Friday at the NRG Center."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Berkeley researchers solve the mystery of the ultra-strong and durable ancient Roman concrete Archinect 2014-12-19T18:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T16:52:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mortar resists microcracking through in situ crystallization of platy str&auml;tlingite, a durable calcium-alumino-silicate mineral that reinforces interfacial zones and the cementitious matrix. The dense intergrowths of the platy crystals obstruct crack propagation and preserve cohesion at the micron scale, which in turn enables the concrete to maintain its chemical resilience and structural integrity in a seismically active environment at the millennial scale.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Torre Espacio by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners PCF&P 2014-12-19T17:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T17:46:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This 50-story office tower occupies a privileged site on the most important avenue in Madrid. Beside providing efficient and attractive offices, it energizes the space in which it stands and animates the skyline. The tower&rsquo;s form evolves from a square in plan at its base to a gently curved lozenge, shaped by the intersection of two quarter circles, at its crown.</p> Inching closer to licensure at graduation, as schools show NCARB they're interested Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-19T17:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T17:19:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="673" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thirty-eight universities with programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) responded to NCARB&rsquo;s recent Request for Interest &amp; Information regarding the proposal for a rigorous, alternative path to licensure upon graduation. [...] Of the schools that responded, 32 (representing 26 percent of institutions with NAAB-accredited degree programs) declared interest in submitting a formal proposal for consideration by NCARB&rsquo;s Licensure Task Force.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure</a>, and&nbsp;<a title="NCARB's &quot;licensure at graduation&quot; announcement rubs Archinectors both ways" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's "licensure at graduation" announcement rubs Archinectors both ways</a></p> Choi + Shine's BIT Light lets you create a multitude of illuminated sculptures Justine Testado 2014-12-19T16:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T16:44:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Choi + Shine Architects</a>, who envisioned the beautiful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Land of Giants</em> in 2010</a>, developed a new lighting system called the BIT Light&trade;. BIT's name is primarily derived from the Korean word for light (&#48731;) which is somewhat pronounced like "bit" in English. It also stands for Bulb with Integrated Technology and describes its fun modular design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Each BIT light consists of a low-voltage LED light source encased in a translucent polycarbonate shell. Magnetic connectors enable multiple BITs to be physically and electrically linked to each other and to a power source, while letting users get creative and arrange the lights in literally hundreds of forms. BIT's user-friendly design also makes it easier to adjust the amount of illumination inside a space without needing advanced technical skills or professional assistance.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Choi + Shine is currently working on adding more colors, forms, materials, and connectors to the mix.</p><p>Learn more about the BIT Light <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Choi+Shine wins BSA Unbuilt Arc...</a></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Interiors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-19T15:43:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T19:38:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Interiors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TZW - Center for Technology and Design</a> in St. P&ouml;lten, Austria by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AllesWirdGut</a>; Photo &copy; AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harrison Street</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dawson and Clinton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beechwood Stables</a> in Weston, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcus Gleysteen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3.1 phillip lim</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEONG LEONG</a>; Photo: Iwan Baan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Green Pulse - SK Yee Healthy Life Centre</a> in Hong Kong by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ronald Lu &amp; Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak Pass Guesthouse</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Workshop</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wapping</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atmos Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mamilla</a> in Jerusalem, Israel by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matti Rosenshine Architects</a>; Photo: Ilan Nahum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">15 Central Park West</a> in New York, ...</p> 4D printing introduces the dimension of transformation over time Archinect 2014-12-19T14:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T17:10:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These sorts of structural deformations are not new &mdash; researchers have already demonstrated &ldquo;memory&rdquo; and &ldquo;smart material&rdquo; properties. One of the most popular technologies is known as&nbsp;shape memory alloy, where a change of temperature triggers a shape change. Other successful approaches use&nbsp;electroactive polymers, pressurised fluids or gasses, chemical stimulus and even in response to light.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Can the new College Ratings System help improve architectural education? Archinect 2014-12-19T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T07:24:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the Education Department released long-awaited details on a plan to hold colleges accountable for their performance on several key indicators, and officials said they'll be seeking public comment on the proposals through February. [...] Two other possibilities on the list for outcomes are grad-school attendance rates, and loan-repayment rates. That last metric has already been put into place as the "gainful employment rule" for for-profit colleges, which are suing to stop it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We'd like to hear from you: What predicted implications may the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly announced</a> College Ratings System have on business, culture and education at Schools of Architecture in the U.S.?</p> Don't write off Elon Musk's Hyperloop yet... Archinect 2014-12-19T14:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:35:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Hyperloop in California could be built within a decade, for between $7 and $16 billion and there are no technical showstoppers, Ahlborn says. In other words, while Musk&rsquo;s initial estimate of $4 billion was somewhat optimistic, it wasn&rsquo;t exceptionally far off, especially given that Ahlborn believes the ultimate number for the hyperloop between San Francisco and Los Angeles would come in toward the lower end of the range.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "The future is in the past" – Christopher Hawthorne looks at Architecture trends in 2014 Alexander Walter 2014-12-19T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:26:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These were the words of the year in architecture: Basic. Fundamental. Primitive. Ancient. If fashion had normcore &mdash; the flaunting of a bland, practical and Gap-like aesthetic, the plain sweatshirt as statement of principles &mdash; architecture reset itself this year in an even more fascinating (if occasionally desperate) way. In a culture and an economy being dizzyingly remade by technology, architecture chose to embrace not the future, where architects [...] can seem superfluous, but the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more Christopher Hawthorne listen to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">episode 10 of Archinect Sessions</a>.</p> Downtown LA fire determined to be arson... Architecture hate crime? Archinect 2014-12-19T13:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:22:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ATF national response team, at the end of its investigation, reaches one of three conclusions &ndash; incendiary, accidental, or undetermined. Given Thursday&rsquo;s conclusion that the fire was determined to be "incendiary," or deliberately set, local authorities will probably launch an arson investigation to identify those responsible for the blaze.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Huge downtown Los Angeles fire burns towering apartment project</a></p><p></p> UIC's Obama library proposal includes a complex that will extend over expressways Archinect 2014-12-19T10:51:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T03:38:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UIC officials said the site would extend like a deck over the point where the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower expressways come together, formerly known as the Circle Interchange. Officials said capping the expressways would be similar to the way Millennium Park was built over existing Illinois Central Railroad tracks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Age Of The Plastic Chimney: How Cookie-Cutter Homes Drove Me to Despair… And Away from the Profession Paul Keskeys 2014-12-19T10:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T20:08:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A UK architect berates the state of residential development across The Pond, and asks the question: How can we rock the status quo?</p> Editor's Picks #398 Nam Henderson 2014-12-18T23:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:25:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For the latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artist and architecture theorist, </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Borja</a>.&nbsp;He relates that one thing he learned from architecture school is&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>a sense of structural logic that most artists lack. They imagine things they have no clue how to build. Having said that, you could maybe say the same thing about architects</em>&hellip;"</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> was impressed "<em>The installations are refreshing - they react to the architecture without following an architectural logic...these look free of the forced logic which constrains a lot of architects working in installation. My compliments to the artist!</em>"</p><p>Plus, did you notice, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new sidebar graphic/ad</a> was launched for Archinect Sessions?</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Moshe Safdie will receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>,&nbsp;agreed with many commentators "<em>about time. I worked in his office during my first year out of school and it was an amazing experience</em>". Contrarily,&nbsp;<strong>HotelSphinx</strong>&nbsp;admires "<em>Habitat, as do most architects - but...</em></p> Chicago Architecture Biennial starts percolating with Kiosk Competition announcement Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T19:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:40:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Lakefront Kiosk Competition] calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago&rsquo;s lakefront, one of the city&rsquo;s most vibrant public spaces. A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The very first Chicago Architecture Biennial is gearing up for its run October 2015 - January 2016: themed "The State of the Art of Architecture", the biennial just announced its "Lakefront Kiosk Competition", to design a kiosk for use on Chicago's waterfront during and after the Biennial.</p><p>As stipulated in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brief</a>, the kiosk must serve a commercial purpose during the summer season, and still function as "an&nbsp;iconic work of architecture that will attract visitors and enliven the lakefront year-round". Other than that, it's pretty open.</p><p>Part of a coordinated, broader effort with the Chicago Park District and the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the competition is open to anyone, anywhere &ndash; teams can be multidisciplinary, so long as it's headed by someone with an accredited architecture degree.&nbsp;The jury will consist of "architects, curators and city representatives", including architects David Adjaye and Jeanne Gang.</p><p>Check out the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront Kiosk Competition listing on Bustler</a> for more inform...</p> A Memorial for the Workers Dying While Constructing the Qatar World Cup Stadium Nicholas Korody 2014-12-18T15:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-20T17:09:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Qatar&nbsp;World&nbsp;Cup&nbsp;Memorial project is a scalable building that raises awareness about the number of workers who died during the construction of the stadiums for the 2022&nbsp;World&nbsp;Cup&nbsp;in Qatar. It is in the form of a tower made of concrete modules, each one representing a deceased worker. The higher the number, the higher the tower...If the death rate is not reduced, the Qatar&nbsp;World&nbsp;Cup&nbsp;Memorial could reach a height of 1.5 kilometers (nearly a mile).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1W1P</a> &ndash; 1Week1Project &ndash; is a collaborative effort by French architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, graduates of l'Ecole d'Architecture in Paris-Belleville. They challenged themselves to produce a "spontaneous architecture" per week for a year, or fifty-two projects. At this point, they have produced 25 predominately-speculative projects, from this memorial to the workers who have died (and are continuing to die) while constructing the World Cup Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to an ephemeral installation for the interior of the Eiffel Tower that would light up every time someone used #eiffeltower on social media.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>With the Qatar World Cup Memorial, they invoke the memories of the<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> more than 500</a> foreign workers who have died in the country since 2012. While Zaha Hadid, designer of the World Cup Stadium in Qatar, has become the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">subject of controversy</a> for alleged statements rejecting an architect's responsibility for conditions on their projects, 1W1P proposes a distinctly d...</p> Urban Land Institute releases new report about the role of Micro Units Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T15:21:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units&mdash;typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double&mdash;have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's the direct link to the report&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Macro View on Micro Units</a></em>.</p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more on the topic of <em>Micro Units</em> on Archinect.</p> Beyond the Grid's vision to make a Lower Manhattan neighborhood more resilient Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T13:58:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T14:13:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While independent communications infrastructure, renewable energy, and resilient heating and power systems may all be major priorities in contemporary urban development, the three aren&rsquo;t typically incorporated into the same project. Beyond The Grid &mdash; an ambitious plan underway in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Lower Manhattan &mdash; does just that. And the fact that the&nbsp;proposal has been created in this&nbsp;neighborhood is no accident.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> How North Adams became "a 'company town' for art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T13:49:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a $25.4 million state grant that, matched with upwards of $30 million in private funds, will allow the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) to renovate another 140,000 square feet into gallery space on its 13-acre campus. While this expansion will make it the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S., MASS MoCA has also been pioneering new economic models, civic engagement strategies and urban design interventions that are relevant for museums in much larger cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Vacation resort developers help complete Hitler's vision Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T13:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T13:37:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built by the Third Reich in the run-up to World War II, the Strength Through Joy resort was a Nazi vision of tourism&rsquo;s future. Happy, healthy Aryans would stay and play at the 10,000-room complex on the Baltic Sea, eating, swimming and even bowling for the F&uuml;hrer. Think Hitler&rsquo;s Cancun. [...] a group of investors in this seaside town is now doing what the Nazis never could: realizing the site&rsquo;s final stage of transformation into a vacation wonderland.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Living Beyond Limits; 2013 HK-SZ Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism by DOMAT community & architecture luka_ng 2014-12-18T13:24:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T13:24:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Under our noses yet invisible to our eyes, there are places that we cannot enter, or from where we cannot escape. The city is a maze of social, economic and political boundaries that both unify and separate us. At a time when Hong Kong's wealth gap is widening, 1 in 5 people are now living below the poverty line; a family of four live in a house of 150 sqft. In the flow of labour, capital and time, inadequate housing is a reflection of our society. These families live in the hope of moving to public housing, but in this market-led city, will the supply of such inadequate housing ever cease?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Project Details</strong></p><p><strong>Project Name: </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Living Beyond Limits; 2013 HK-SZ Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism</p><p><strong>Location:</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kwun Tong Ferry Pier, Hong Kong</p><p><strong>Architect:</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; DOMAT community &amp; architecture</p><p><strong>Team:</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Angela Lui, Gordon Chick, Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley, Natalie Yau, Waiman Kwok</p><p><strong>Initiating Organization:</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp; Soci...</p> Overlook House by Marcus Gleysteen Architects gleysteen 2014-12-18T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T13:20:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Overlook House is built on and around the foundations of an original farmstead. The project is surrounded by an established neighborhood of mid-twentieth century homes. However, the site remains isolated from this context by topography, mature trees, and extensive wetlands, affording it a great level of privacy. The house &ldquo;overlooks&rdquo; a marsh to the west and forested wetlands to the north. The Overlook House provides ample living space for a family, with three primary bedrooms and a fourth room that can be a guest room, office or family room. The house takes full advantage of outdoor space, views, and natural light. The heart of the home is the primary living space, consisting of a large kitchen, eating and sitting area. The Overlook House is an example of contemporary design sensibilities combined with responsible material selection and financial resource management. The project is LEED certified and uses a geothermal HVAC system.&nbsp;</p> Verbouwing Tuindorp by BYTR Architecten BYTR Architecten 2014-12-18T13:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T00:01:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Deze jaren 30 woning krijgt een uitbouw over de gehele breedte van de woning. De achtergevel is met een ranke schuifpui van 3 meter hoogte vormgegeven. Deze gevel zit op het westen waardoor er alleen in de namidddag zon binnenvalt. Om al eerder op de dag extra zonlicht toe te laten is een smalle strook van het dak in glas uitgevoerd. De opdrachtgever wilde het er niet als een serre laten uitzien, daarom is het glasdak zo gemaakt dat de pui als het ware losstaat in de ruimte. Een haard benadrukt de ruimte in functies: keuken, eetkamer en zitkamer.</p> Archinect Sessions XS: Predictions for 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T13:05:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T11:09:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, with the encroaching holiday craziness picking up steam, we're releasing a mini-version of&nbsp;<strong>Archinect Sessions&nbsp;</strong>to cap off the 2014 podcasting season. For this special XS session,&nbsp;Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken make predictions for the world of architecture in 2015, and discuss our plans for the year's end. We'll return from the hiatus with a new episode airing on January 8th.</p><p>Listen to "<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;</strong>XS: Predictions for 2015":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href=";refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes</strong>:&nbsp;Keep up-to-date on the latest&nbsp;<strong>Archinect Sessions&nbsp;</strong>news by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">following our Archinect profile</a>.</p><p>Donna's tree set-up:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santa's address in Greenland</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denmark's claim to the North Pole</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sony ha...</a></p> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #50 Justine Testado 2014-12-18T09:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T13:53:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" 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 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>. 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>Check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features for our 50th round-up:</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Peter Rose Partners</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>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>John Ronan Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Puccini Group</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>Delson or Sherman Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</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> Archiculture, a documentary film that explores the architectural studio, premieres online Archinect 2014-12-18T06:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T06:10:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read our interview with filmmakers David Krantz and Ian Harris about the film, from 9 years ago (!!!) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> The European Mies van der Rohe Award rounds up 420 nominated projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2014-12-17T19:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T01:08:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A total of 420 projects across Europe were nominated to compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, regarded as the highest-ranking prize in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old. The biennial&nbsp;&euro;60,000 prize was initiated in 1987 by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall to highlight recent projects that are exemplary of the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. The prize also gives an outlook of the evolving creative process of present-day architects working in Europe.</p><p>With 420 nominees, perhaps it's still too early to predict which projects will get shortlisted and then become finalists by the end of January 2015.</p><p>A few of the 2015 nominees include:</p><p>Spots - a conversion of former transformation stations in Ko&scaron;ice, Slovakia by Architektonick&eacute; &scaron;t&uacute;dio Atrium</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hideg House in K&#337;szeg, Hungary by B&eacute;res Architect...</p> Adidas Meet & Eat by NE-AR Nixdorff Etchegorry - Architecture Research Luis Etchegorry 2014-12-17T19:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T11:27:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NE&mdash;AR<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;in partnership with<a title="B+G Bollinger und Grohmann" href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann</a>have unveiled their collaboration for the submission entry of the Adidas Meet &amp; Eat competition in Herzogenaurach, Germany.</p><p>The Meet &amp; Eat is the connecting building between the north and south Adidas campuses.</p><p>The design of the building is based upon the engagement of two dynamic areas. The underlying diagrammatic structure interwoven both the floor plan layout and the vertical appearance of the building. The structure of the building thus responds to its position in the centre of a further development phase of the World of Sports. It takes a forward-looking central mediating role in the transition region between the retail public areas of the south campus and the staff areas of the northern campus grounds.</p><p>This design uses the natural topography of the site and links the accessibilities of Eat areas on the ground floor accessible with the adjacent landscape. By the permeable facade system achieves a gradual connection of...</p> Harvard's new undergraduate design program teaches "architecture as liberal art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-17T18:47:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:30:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These three streams&mdash;history and theory, design imagination, and the physical act of making&mdash;are the central components of the undergraduate track in architecture studies, a joint program from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences&rsquo; (FAS) department of history of art and architecture. [...] The first students in the track, housed within the art-history concentration, graduated last spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Graduate School of Design at Harvard has long been revered as one of the world's top institutions, but only recently has that pedigree been extended into an undergraduate architecture program. As recently as a few years ago, there were no architecture studio courses available to Harvard undergrads &ndash; those interested in architecture would concentrate in the department of History of Art and Architecture, a liberal arts program which isn't tailored towards the 5-year accredited BArch programs of similar undergraduate institutions. But for the first time in Fall of 2012, the GSD and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (where History of Art and Architecture is housed) opened a new, collaborative program for undergraduates. Students who enroll in this track of studies will take two studio courses in architecture, within the context of a wider-ranged liberal arts education &ndash; the foundational idea being that architectural design thinking is its own form of liberal-arts practice, and that t...</p>