Therein he argues "Investigating things materially is something very, very important for us, and engendered in the philosophy of the school. It’s trying to look more broadly and ask where the profession will be in ten, twenty years from now. Digital design tools, digital fabrication and computer aided assembly or robotic assembly are all going to be much more pervasive, especially on construction sites".
The interview/school reminded Robert Payton of "THE EARLY DAYS OF SCI-ARC" while Ryan Wainwright noted he "had the benefit of being a student of Chris Knapp's while he was teaching at the University of Michigan. He truly is an inspirational professor".
Serious Science featured Mark Jarzombek on the Architecture of First Societies. Trying to generate some discussion boy in a well posted -
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Justine Testado provided an update for Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale (forest tower fantasy) in Milan. Miles Jaffe remarked "It will be interesting to see how this evolves, what material thrives and what doesn't, whether or not the shady side is sustainable, what animals make a home there and how are they tolerated (bird shit)..."
Last week the Census Bureau released a new commuting edition of the interactive map Census Explorer, which gives visitors easy click-and-zoom access to commuting statistics for every neighborhood in the U.S. Of note "Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade".
Bustler, released the winners in AIA Chicago’s 2014 Small Projects Awards.
Samantha Winterland started a blog Thoughts from Down Under. Not surprisingly perhaps, the first post referenced the Sydney Opera House and the idea of "iconic building". citizen responded "yes: iconic buildings (good ones and bad ones) are important in many aspects of urbanism and economics. No secret".
Urbanism Planning Architecture announced their Al Qassimi Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, is about to be completed and delivered to the client, UAE’s Ministry of Public Works. Other than the expected clinical/service areas, the facility includes a VIP and royal ward (6 suites and 3 royal suites with private entrance).
Equipment Shed in San Juan Island, WA by Charles Rose Architects and Garden minihouse in Gdynia, Poland by Grupa Bio3 - Laboratorium Bioarchitektury are just two of the projects from the latest Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board.
Ibrahim Rajah recently worked on Caravansary Rail and John Tocci, worked on compiling a point cloud for architectural restoration of a googie style '60s bank.
Goswin Schwendinger affiliated with the Architectural Association Visiting School programme - blog, republished an old interview with Walker Evans, originally Published in Yale Alumni Magazine, February, 1974. Olaf Design Ninja_ was thankful for the "Great repost of an old article, timely in analogy to architecture and creative production".
Lian Chikako Chang live blogged both an M.Arch and MLA thesis presentation at GSD; the first W. Gavin Robb’s "Roots Run Deep: A Tomb for Manfredo Tafuri" - touched on "dread tech", vernacular and the indexical. The later "HOT ROT: A Breakdown Manual" by Anya Domlesky was an alternative proposal for a site in South Florida - dealing with hurricane debris.
Apparently BulgarBlogger has had enough of Project Managers. chigurh replied with a funny photo/meme, while Nice disagreed "Project managers have a completely different skillset than licensed architects, and in my opinion a license is not needed".
Design Ninja_ opined "There is somewhat of a mentality conflict between a ‘manager’ and a ‘professional’... Management is ultimately about efficiencies and Professionalism is about life safety and quality of life". robbmc later chimed in "A manager can't be a professional Architect. You can work in the profession but you’re not a professional until you hold the license". However, Josh Tings didn’t get all the negativity and sectarianism "You know, I've never felt like any project manager's bitch. I've always felt like an integral part of the team and been treated as such...I'm assuming with the title of this thread and your answers here, you are probably stuck near entry level due to attitude".
minabolis is trying to find a job in Dubai. Apparently, so is Abraham Melendez. Meanwhile A.I. offered some advice "The government here has also endorsed BIM as of 2013 as a legal basis for future projects and delivery (finally); and Architects & Engineers with BIM backgrounds and skills are in HIGH demand right now”
Finally, Jcbbagley started a thread looking for people with experience re: 3D scanning to BIM. Apurimac confided "Alot of people are getting in this game and everyone I know whose in it taught themselves". Chris Teeter is also down to learn requesting "screenshot your stuff and describe over all purposes".