How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future?
This post is brought to you by 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Since 2006 eVolo Magazine invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual Skyscraper Competition explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies... View full entry
"But always with Zaha’s DNA"
"The importance to Zaha was the layering, setting a new structure over the old one” that would both read at a distance and liberate ground for public space. And Patrik wanted the new structure to overshoot the fire station and land on a single point."
On the occasion of the opening of Zaha Hadid Architects, Port House in Antwerp, Joseph Giovannini reflects on the afterlife of Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE. Further images of the “floating” Port House in Antwerp were published previously, here. Additionally, earlier this year... View full entry
2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions
This post is brought to you by 2017 Skyscraper Competition. eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the... View full entry
Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart
For the past several years, tutors Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' University of Westminster design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired... View full entry
Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership
Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal statement announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with Patrik Schumacher acting as de facto leader. In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before Dame Hadid died on March 31st, ZHA will also be taking... View full entry
Editor's Picks #437
Nicholas Korody penned a double review; of 'The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform'. He finds "The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement" and goes on to reference... View full entry
Computer Science + Architecture Dual Masters Degree makes new connections to industry at UNC Charlotte
This post is brought to you by the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both... View full entry
Is The Broad Museum's newly unveiled facade living up to its renderings?
The facade of Bunker Hill's The Broad museum was officially unveiled this morning as workers removed the last of the exterior scaffolding, and things are not looking quite as originally envisioned. The design, by starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, was originally advertised as an "innovative veil" that will activate "two-way views that connect the museum and the street"; today it's been updated to be, well, a bit less innovative.
Archinect's Lexicon: "Parametric Slug"
Here at Archinect, we receive countless submissions of people's work, hoping to be published. Within recent memory (exactly when it began is uncertain), a particular type of work started popping up frequently."Saltworks" from Washington University in St. Louis.The pieces were recognizable as... View full entry
A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture"
From the creators of the popular Skyscraper Competition, you can now get your hands on a copy of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture".This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future" — from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are... View full entry
Editor's Picks #369
The latest Student Works: highlighted work from students in UCLA’s 3M futureLAB studio along with collaborators from University of Huddersfield. Reacting to the lonely dystopic 3D printed future of residential architecture, PULPITO quipped "The project makes me feel lonely and... View full entry
New Dual Master's Degree in Design and Computation at UNC Charlotte
The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer... View full entry
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference
CalArts two-day symposium on “The Politics of Parametricism” opened last Friday with a conversation between Reinhold Martin, associate professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP, and Patrik Schumacher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects. Their debate, while at times tending more... View full entry
Doris Sung's Living Architecture Morphs To Protect From The Elements
When Doris Sung was growing up she had several ideas about how architecture was supposed to be. From what she knew it was static, immovable, and didn't allow much room for experimentation and creativity. Fast-forward several years later, and Sung is now wildly experimenting with building mediums and metals, computer software, and nature itself to create interactive designs that respond to environmental stimuli, essentially coming to life.
— The Creators Project
Editor's Picks #331
Donna Sink offered up her memories "I spent a summer living in that building. It's very lovely and graceful, though I like ‘suavely-curved’ much better as a descriptor! The views are unmatched, IMO, still. Breathtaking...Back then its only drawback was that it was very removed from the activity of the city
News Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture critic tweeted "George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died". Donna Sink offered up her memories "I spent a summer living in that building. ... View full entry