Michael Hays to teach free online course through Harvard
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that K. Michael Hays will offer a free online course starting on February 28. The course will be part of the Harvard EdX platform, which facilitates MOOC’s, or Massive Open Online Courses.Entitled “The Architectural Imagination”, the... View full entry
Harvard GSD launches new fellowship in partnership with Perkins+Will to support students of color
Architecture is often criticized for its lack of diversity, and many feel that education is a key way to address the issue for the future. In that vein, Harvard's GSD announced yesterday the establishment of the Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund, designed to "provide expanded academic opportunities... View full entry
Want to live (and work) in Richard Rogers' Wimbledon House? Apply to Harvard's new Richard Rogers Fellowship
The Wimbledon House, a landmarked building designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s, has been donated to Harvard Graduate School of Design and will host a new research residency program. Dubbed the Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program is open to accomplished professionals and scholars... View full entry
Koolhaas speaks at the GSD: architecture is "clearly dedicated to political correctness"
"I see architecture as almost a political work" [...]
“We are in a radically divided world” in which “architecture is not dealing with those political issues in a really sophisticated way,” [...]
“I think that both the art world and the architecture world … [are] pretty intolerant in terms of engaging” with political worlds beyond Western democracies."
More recent news from Rem and OMA:OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially releasedWatch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of EuropeOMA's hyper CorbTo thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands"The first major... View full entry
Harvard Design Magazine's newest issue, "Run for Cover", probes the relationship between architecture and fear
“Can we think our way out of fear? Design our way through dread?” ask the editors of “Run for Cover”, Harvard Design Magazine’s Summer/Spring issue. The 42nd edition of the journal questions the relationship between architecture and fear, troubling the normative expectation for... View full entry
Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '16
Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall? Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you... View full entry
Blair Kamin opens up the "Gates of Harvard Yard"
In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision.
But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself.
— Blair Kamin
Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, has a new book out today, The Gates of Harvard Yard. Here, Kamin presents why the illustrious university's gate designs are worth investigating in an exclusive intro for Archinect, followed by an excerpted piece... View full entry
Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant
It's already that time of year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. First established by the school in 1935, the prestigious prize is a $100,000 travel architectural research grant awarded to one lucky early-career architect. Out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries for 2016, the jury selected four finalists.
They are:Samuel Bravo, Samuel Bravo Arquitecto | Santiago, ChileMatilde Cassani | Milan, ItalyAnna Puigjaner, MAIO | Barcelona, SpainPier Paolo Tamburelli, baukuh architects | Milan and Genoa, ItalyHead over to Bustler to learn more about them.Previous Wheelwright Prize coverage on Archinect... View full entry
Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '16
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming... View full entry
Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal
Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor John Lithgow, who is host of the event.
This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.
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Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '15
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is ready for another school year. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any... View full entry
Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015
A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips... View full entry
Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Spring '15
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session! Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming... View full entry
Harvard's new undergraduate design program teaches "architecture as liberal art"
These three streams—history and theory, design imagination, and the physical act of making—are the central components of the undergraduate track in architecture studies, a joint program from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) department of history of art and architecture. [...]
The first students in the track, housed within the art-history concentration, graduated last spring.
— Harvard Magazine
The Graduate School of Design at Harvard has long been revered as one of the world's top institutions, but only recently has that pedigree been extended into an undergraduate architecture program. As recently as a few years ago, there were no architecture studio courses available to Harvard... View full entry
Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium”
Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.
Salvaged Stadium explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, Yaohua Wang writes:"Let’s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don’t have... View full entry