In the interview she explains how she started "The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP”.
Fred Scharmen commented "Those kites are amazing!".
Meanwhile issue #12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City" along with One:Twelve (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, Black and White.
As demolition of the Folk Art Museum began Amelia and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors Ken Koense and Donna Sink, Quilian Riano and Lee Rosenbaum, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.
vado retro was curious "Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is as if we were vegetarians and found out the cute vegetarian we just started dating had a dayjob at the slaughterhouse".
Natalie Hein reported in from architect Sou Fujimoto’s lecture 'Between Nature and Architecture' lecture at Cooper Union. Hosted by Architectural League of New York the lecture touched on limbo, dichotomies and nature in his architecture.
Over at the Guardian, Lloyd Alter (managing editor of TreeHugger) argued Cities need Goldilocks housing density. grneggandsam agreed "The problem is single family zones are eating too much space where there could be beautiful 9 story goldilock apartment blocks!" However toasteroven suggested "single-use, low FAR zoning is one thing - but ...The key is horizontal density".
Reviewing proposed plans for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Christopher Hawthorne Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic, writes "It will be tough to fix the design without delaying the groundbreaking".
citizen felt "The old May Co. building on the right is looking better and better" while EEK added "It's like some big alien tick, extending it's feeding tentacles to suck the blood out of the existing May Co. building".
Chateau Barde-Haut Winery in St Christophe des Bardes, St Emilion, France by NADAU LAVERGNE ARCHITECTS and Irving Convention Center in Dallas, TX by Studio Hillier are just two of the projects found in the post Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board.
Students at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, NZ started a blog to chronicle Studio 19 a collaboration between UNITEC and Strachan Group Architects (SGA). Third year architecture students will be working alongside SGA to design (with some build) a master plan of eight houses, for elderly members of Ngāti Whātua O Ōrākei.
Yestermorrow Design/ Build School and Sterling College announced today that they are partnering to offer "From Forest to Forge". This course is a two-week summer intensive, centered on the building of a blacksmithing shop at the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Sterling.
For those looking for a job in academia, Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah SA is hiring for Full Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor with specialization in either; a strong digital component (3D modeling, visualization and digital fabrication), Advanced digital technology (BIM, 3D MAX, Rhinoceros) and digital fabrication or Building systems and Environmental Control.
Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB attended Opening Day festivities put on by the Clifton Forge Little League, where they unveiled their fieldhouse design to the public.
Sarah Lorenzen, architect and Chair of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona was "very troubled at the number of design firms that are still not paying interns. AIA, NCARB, many state boards, and most schools have tried to penalize firms".
jla-x opined "The way to fix this problem is to have an interns union". med. added "There is absolutely no one who can justify an unpaid internship...those who do even slightly are a complete and utter joke".
ClareEK started a thread to create a gallery of sectional perspectives.
SpatialSojourner shared an image of Queen's College Florey building, which citizen labeled "Worm's-eye axonometric". OM.. recommended checking out "atelier bow-wow” but mightyaa had their own question "Doesn't anybody use the Ching books anymore?"
Maureen Rahman was curious about the effects of Obamacare on architectural firms. Particularly the fact they will have to "start offering all full time staff including interns health insurance or pay a penalty"?
curtkram believed "there might be growing pains, but the economy is pretty flexible and in time it will adjust. having the economy adjust in a way that allows interns a reasonable living wage and access to minimum healthcare standards is a good thing". won and done williams was more interested in the new overtime rules and thinks they are "potentially more of an issue for small businesses than Obamacare is. Because the new overtime rules are income contingent...hey may have the bizarre effect of raising intern starting wages in order for employers to avoid having to pay 1.5x overtime".
Shannon Mattern posted a sneak peek of her presentation for next weekends symposium honoring architect Lebbeus Woods - "Lebbeus Woods: A Celebration," at Cooper Union, opening Friday April 25 at 6:30 pm.
h/t @Roberto Greco