SCI-Arc EDGE launches four new scholarships
Almost exactly a year ago, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) launched SCI-Arc EDGE, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, a postgraduate degree program. Now, the school has just announced the launch of four new scholarships for the program, amounting to the full... View full entry
Robert Durst's favorite spot in LA? SCI-Arc!
In an exchange with The Times following his sentencing Wednesday, real estate heir Robert Durst reflected on his health, politics in America and the 16-year-old murder case that’s expected to bring him back to Los Angeles this summer.
Were there places in L.A. that he liked best? “SCI-Arc,” he replied.
— the Los Angeles Times
Of course.For more news from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, check out these links:Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18A Liberal Education: Tom Wiscombe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #14Philosopher Graham Harman to join SCI-Arc... View full entry
SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program
In the short time since Hernan Diaz Alonso assumed directorship of SCI-Arc, the prestigious architecture institute has already seen quite a few changes. Adding to the roster of programs at the newly-founded EDGE, a graduate center focusing on something like the "edges" of the rapidly-expanding... View full entry
Editor's Picks #435
Robert Urquhart’s first piece for Archinect, was a report from the front lines of the London Design Festival.Plus, Julia Ingalls talked with Guggenheim Fellow and Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin about his book ‘Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles’. NewsOver at The Wall... View full entry
Eric Owen Moss Bids "Not Farewell But Fare Forward" at SciArc
“I’m the ENEMY!” Moss hollered as he stepped onto the dais in front of a packed hall at SCI-Arc, awaiting his final address as dean last Thursday. Moss might as well have said, “This is Cinerama,” as the single projection that had backgrounded the introductory remarks dramatically opened... View full entry
Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design
Baumgartner+Uriu looked to none other than Mother Nature for their Apertures installation, which was publicly displayed at the SCI-Arc Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's Apertures sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their "Animated Apertures" Housing Tower that was exhibited at... View full entry
Glen Small, "Zaha Hadid Exhibit @ Sci-Arc Sham"
the recent october 12, 2012 installation at sci-arc with zaha hadid partner patrik schumacher, demonstrated trying to emulate thin shell construction with sticks. it can be done, but not like what was built in the sci-arc museum demonstration space recently.
thin shell depends upon significant warpage of surfaces. the ambitious shapes sought were a confused mess, reduced to sculpture with no inherent structure. in one instant relying on connecting into the museum space wall to brace itself.
In his review Glen Small calls Zaha Hadid Exhibit at SCI Arc a sham and here is why... View full entry
Editor's Picks #279
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."
In Student Works: PERFORMA_12 Archinect features an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive... View full entry
Question of the Year and SCI-Arc 2011 Thesis Reviews by Glen Small
“HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FORTY YEARS TOO SOON?” Question of the year from Jeffrey Kipnis to Glen Small at a rooftop bar.
— Small at Large
SCI-ARC SCREEN TEST, I SHALL RETURN is a fun to read blog post with behind the scenes imagery. It includes an honest review of SCI Arc 2011 Thesis Projects as told by one of school's founding fathers, a visionary green architect and great critic, Glen Howard Small. View full entry
Short Essay: Empty Halls of Summer
I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in school and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment... View full entry