So much information flows by and through us at every moment--but most of it is either not available or not legible to us. Whether you’re a prospective student considering an education in architecture, an administrator assessing your school’s academic offerings, or a graduate navigating possible career paths, you need to understand the relevant data and the stories they tell. — acsa-arch.org
Lian, as many Archinectors recognize from her amazing GSD school blog, is heading up a new research initiative at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Part of her new role will be "renewing the ACSA’s Guide to Architecture Schools and the ACSA Atlas Project, and in...
A comprehensive report on the research into current public interest practices in architecture has recently been released and is now available at www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/document/aiab099531.pdf The research was funded by the 2011 Latrobe Research Prize $100,000 grant, awarded by...
Three category winners have been selected in the NEXT LANDMARK 2013 competition, the second edition of the international contest for new millennium graduates organized by Floornature. Young participating architects and designers could submit their work to one of the three categories – First Work, Research, and Photography. — bustler.net
In the international design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden the architectual team consisting of Henning Larsen Architects, COBE, and SLA has emerged victoriously. The team also includes the engineering partners Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan, and Transsolar. [...] ESS will become the world's largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research. — bustler.net
The winning proposal beat out tough competition from international design heavy hitters like Foster + Partners, BIG, HOK, or Mecanoo. Update: Henning Larsen Architects Releases New European Spallation Source (ESS) Video
If you happen to be in the South of France this March, make sure to attend MIPIM’s first edition of the Innovation Forum in Cannes, March 12-15th, where MVRDV and Delft-based innitiative The Why Factory (T?F) present the exhibition, Porous City – Open the Tower. The event is part of their ongoing research on the design of skyscrapers and the potential of porosity as a European approach to urban density. — bustler.net
A few days ago, we published one of the finalist entries of the international design ideas competition, Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures. The competition was open [...] to develop innovative visions for Latrobe City, in eastern Victoria, Australia to make the transition from a singular economy dominated by the power industry (coal mining and electricity generation) into a diversified economy and prosperous low carbon regional city. — bustler.net
The Royal Institute of British Architects today recognized four outstanding architectural research projects with the RIBA President's Awards for Research. — bustler.net
He may look like a kid in a hoodie, but Bradley Garrett has a degree in anthropology and history, a PhD in social and cultural geography, and is about to take up a research post at Oxford University. But away from his lofty academic work, this bespectacled American is a trespasser – "urban explorer" has a nicer ring – who infiltrates abandoned buildings, sewers, bridges and office-block rooftops, filming and photographing them to bring these hidden spaces to public view. — guardian.co.uk
What About It? Part 2 is now available online on the digital publishing platform ISSUU. The second issue of the graphic narrative in magazine format created, designed, edited, and written by WAI Architecture Think Tank includes essays, Manifestoes, Projects, Collages and a series of...
d3 today announced the winners of its Natural Systems competition for 2012. The annual competition promotes investigation of natural systems from microscopic to universal toward determining new architectonic strategies. The competition invited architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential for analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based, sustainable influences in urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects. — bustler.net
Pegasus, the company behind the scheme, had originally intended to build the huge, 15-square mile replica town near to Hobbs in the southwestern U.S. state but has postponed building work after struggling to find enough land for the project.
The $1billion city (£643million) with no residents had been billed as a testing ground for researchers developing products ranging from self-flushing toilets, intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks. — dailymail.co.uk
What about revisiting the hardcore shapes of the avant-garde? It has been almost a century since the air was heavily saturated with the combustible gas of ideology. Almost a hundred years have passed since everything from film, through art and architecture, to urbanism was susceptible to the...
Over the next 5-10 years, what does HUD need to know to improve knowledge gaps that are affecting the execution of good housing and community development policy and practice? — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
From HUD: "PD&R is in the process of formulating our research agenda for the next 5-10 years and would like your input. We invite you to think critically about the following question and respond in one of the four targeted topic areas. To ensure consideration in advance of our upcoming...
Post Post is a new online project focused on exploring the dialog of relational contexts within architectural projects and practices. By extending the lens beyond the individual scope of projects, Post Post seeks to illuminate the interwoven and complex relationships of congruous...
Scott Erdy, designer of the new library, says open, flexible space — the furniture is movable and the walls act as one giant whiteboard — allows student and staff "knowledge transfer," a concept reinforced by Danuta Nitecki, dean of Drexel's libraries. "We don't just house books, we house learning," she says. — time.com
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