Phyllis Lambert, 86, announced Wednesday she is retiring as chair of the board of trustees of the museum and research centre she founded in 1979.
A tireless defender of Montreal’s built heritage, Lambert has taken an active role in every major urban planning debate in the city in the last four decades, from redeveloping the Old Port to protecting Mount Royal. — Montreal Gazette
Phyllis Lambert, founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, is stepping down as chairperson. She had also served as Director of the CCA until 1999. Toronto architect Bruce Kuwabara will succeed her as chair of the world-renowned museum and research center. Before becoming an architect in...
Indeed, one of the main criticisms of such design is that it aims to exclude already marginalised populations such as youths or the homeless...Preventing rough sleeping is a recurring theme. — BBC Future
Frank Swain discovers the "unpleasant designs", of modern cities. He talks with Selena Savic, a PhD student at the Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne in Switzerland, who co-authored a book on the subject this year. h/t Bruce Sterling
And just like that, it's already December. For the last two months of 2013, let's have a look at our favorite picks from Archinect's curated Kickstarter page. 1. 'REM' - Rem Koolhaas Documentary by Tomas Koolhaas Directed by Rem's son, Tomas Koolhaas, this feature-length documentary has two...
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"Our goal was to develop a device to be used on construction sites. We created a highly portable large format display device with a rugged and weatherproof case that could hold all the CAD drawings a team needs. This makes designs available virtually any place and any time," — Dmitriy Shemet, head of research and development at PocketBook, E-Ink press release
E Ink announces the 13.3" Fina E-ink Display in conjunction with Pocketbook announcing the new PocketBook CAD Reader. Utilizing the Fina display and running Android 4.04, the larger tablet was explicitly designed to display CAD drawings and be utilized in the field for construction. It utilizes...
Giveaway time! Five Archinectors will get their hands on (couldn't resist the pun) a fresh hardcover copy of "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital." Released by black dog publishing in October 2013 and edited by Museum of Arts & Design Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out...
In light of the upcoming prestigious ICON Magazine Awards 2013 taking place on Dec. 5 at the Oval Space in East London, we're excited to feature industrial design studio RoboFold, who is one of this year's "Emerging Design Studio" nominees.
Before RoboFold's establishment in 2007 at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, Gregory Epp — who was a student there — spent more than a decade researching curved folding techniques. — bustler.net
For help designing the College of Human Ecology's newest community space at Cornell, college leaders turned to a team of in-house experts: 10 senior interior design students in its Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The 5,000-plus square foot Human Ecology Commons, which connects Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and the new Human Ecology Building opened . . . and has quickly become the hub of the college. — Cornell University
Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University is doing some amazing things that bring architecture, engineering and the sciences together through the lens of Human Ecology. The DEA department is a very impressive program at the College of Human Ecology, an...
The director of exhibitions at Design Miami heard about the duo's eagerness to move beyond traditional forms and building materials, and asked them to submit a design for the entrance to the annual fair's pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. "We got a cold call in late May, and it all happened at a fairly quick pace," says Ricciardi. "We had two weeks to develop a concept, and within a week they let us know that we had been selected." — papermag.com
MODU's competition-winning Outdoor Room creates a visual experience while raising awareness on Beijing's persistent air-quality issues.
Recently installed in Beijing's Olympic Park for the 5th China International Architecture Biennial, the 5,000 sq.ft pavilion functions as urban public space and a barometer for Beijing's air quality levels — which are documented as much as the daily weather report. — bustler.net
In the 13th Arrondisement in Paris, the brightly painted "Tour Paris 13" building -- is easy to spot from a distance. Described as the largest group exhibition of street art, Gallery Itinerance gathered over 100 urban artists representing 16 nationalities to use their artistic skills to repaint...
Curated by architect and historian Joseph Abram, in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas’ OMA/AMO, the exhibition celebrates the work of Perret, in particular his extended use of reinforced concrete.
The exhibition analyzes, through more than 400 original documents such as sketches, pictures, scale models and personal letters, eight buildings conceived by Perret. These include the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, along with the Hôtel de Ville and the Eglise Saint Joseph in Le Havre. — wwd.com
The Battery Conservancy is one step closer to finding the winning outdoor chair design of their Draw Up A Chair competition for The Battery park in New York City.
The competition began with 679 submissions in July 2012. Then the jury selected the Top 50 designs, which were exhibited for the public to see and use over the past six months. — bustler.net
The top five designs are: Fleurt by Andrew Jones Design: Andrew Jones (Toronto, Canada) — see top image Maple Chair by Maria Camarena Design: Maria Camarena Bernard (Zapopan, Mexico) Pivot Chair by Independent Design Group: Simon Kristak & Aidan Jamison (Brooklyn, USA) South Chair...
The Great Indoors 2013 recently announced the winners for this year's competition. The 2013 theme focused on The Nature of Things — in regards to the increasing global trend of incorporating repurpose, sustainability, and reconnecting with natural elements in interior design.
Out of 271 entries from 39 countries, the jury selected 20 nominees, four in each of the following categories: Serve & Facilitate, Relax & Consume, Show & Sell, and Concentrate & Collaborate. — bustler.net
Finally, one winner was chosen in each category: Serve & Facilitate winner: Cineteca Matadero by Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos (ES) — see top image Relax & Consume winner: Pakta Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo (ES) Show & Sell winner: Relojeria Alemana Boutique by...
Oshin Vartanian and his colleagues slipped a group of people inside a brain-scanning machine and flashed hundreds of interior designs -- some curvy, some angular -- in front of them. They then had the choice of describing each room as either "beautiful" or "not beautiful."
The study found that participants overwhelmingly preferred interior spaces with curving coffee tables, meandering sofas and winding floor patterns to rooms filled with angular furniture and rectilinear design. — cnn.com
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