The Metabolist Movement in the 1960s established the foundation from which contemporary architecture in Japan has emerged up to the present. Even today, the visionary architectural and urban projects created by the leading Metabolist Kiyonori Kikutake continue to shine brightly, according to Toyo Ito. In this lecture, he will consider Metabolism’s significance today through his rereading of Kikutake's works of that time. — archinect.com
Those of you who were reading Archinect 6 years ago may remember Doug Johnston's school blog. If you're wondering what he's up to now check out his website and his online store, featuring his really beautiful sculptures/containers made from cotton sash cord and sewing thread. Really nice!
The A+D blogging platform with a built-in audience. We're excited to announce the launch of our new blogging platform. As many of you are aware, Archinect has been hosting hundreds of incredible school blogs, for the last many years, providing a unique insight into architecture programs around...
Here is a look at the final product from StudioBerlin2011. Video by Spirit of Space. — University of Illinois Chicago (Matthew)
Spent yesterday out on-site troubleshooting our monitoring equipment with Tony and Philip from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (These guys are writing the book on home energy research.) — University of Tennessee (Samuel)
My last entry was in December of 2009. I suppose I never was particularly good about updating this thing, but it seems a bit ridiculous that I couldn't be bothered to post once about the many, many things that have gone on since then. My apologies. I guess I could start by saying that the world looks like a very different place than it did back in second year. — University of Toronto (Brendan)
My dissertation for the final year of RIBA Part 1 architectural studies involved a very contemporary topic. It was entitled "Wikileaks and the Architecture of Data-Loss Paranoia" and done under the tutorship of Martin Parker and Richard Coyne. I am glad to say it has been nominated for the 2011 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Dissertation Medal (fingers crossed!). — University of Edinburgh (Roberto)
I am pleased to announce the completion of interior finish work on the New Norris House project! Check out a few of these amazing shots taken by Ken McCown, chair of our Landscape Architecture Program in the College of Architecture and Design. — University of Tennessee (Samuel)
This quarter I took an interesting seminar with Professor Karen Lewis called "Diagrammatic." The seminar focused on the history of diagramming in architecture and was split into progressive categories:
Forms & Relationships
Systems & Networks
Flexible & Intelligent — Knowlton School of Architecture (Greg)
This fall [Tony Robins] taught [a studio], which he called ‘Exploring Space’, with another young, local architect, James Eidse. James currently works at the Patkau’s office on Granville Island. The goal of their studio was to create spaces first, with a focus on conceptual development, materials, form-finding and detailing; layering in structure and program afterwards. The studio was obviously the most coveted of the semester and I was lucky to get a spot via the school’s lottery system. — UBC (Mike)
So, Spring Quarter has come and gone, and thus, so has graduation. What a great two years it has been. Over the summer, I plan on posting some of the projects I never really finished updating everyone with - like the final fur studio work. So, be looking out for frequent posts as I begin to curate the work for portfolios and such. — Knowlton School of Architecture (Greg)
The school year began about a month late this year. Rolling black outs meant there was no power for at least a few hours every day, and the buses were not running either (no gasoline) so the school was kind of stranded. The distance between being a first world advanced civilisation and a bunch of people sitting in the dark turns out to be pretty short. — KEIO UNIVERSITY
In the coming weeks we will be rolling out some new features on Archinect, including, but not at all limited to, Groups and our new Blog Network. Until then, we don't have an appropriate place for a group/studio blog, so when our friend Jump asked us about setting up a blog for his studio at Keio...
Since last summer I have had my best studio so far, instructed by Architect Tony Robins; spent a term in London at the AA; and got a job at BIG in Copenhagen for the summer. But, before we get into all that I’ll start off at the beginning: September 2010. — UBC (Mike)
Here is a project from Jason Mould in my studio ARCH 552. This project was also chosen for the Year End Show. — University of Illinois Chicago (Matthew)
And, well, now I'm in the hospital after a bicycle accident yesterday, waiting for surgery on my foot, ankle, and leg. Luckily I didn't hurt anything else. But you can follow my progress, in all the gory details, over the next few weeks at HKGBOS. — Harvard GSD (Lian)
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