Archinect - News 2018-08-16T23:52:04-04:00 The Lotus House Explores the Potential of 3D Printing for Sustainable Construction Liam Otten 2018-08-15T12:21:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T13:41:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From consumer goods to medical devices, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing</a> is reshaping the manufacturing world. But what about construction? Could this technology change the way buildings are made?</p> <p>That&rsquo;s the question posed by a team from Washington University in St. Louis.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the past eight months</a>, students from the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Engineering &amp; Applied Science</a>&nbsp;&mdash; with support from the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES)</a>&mdash;&nbsp;have used 3D printing to design and fabricate elements of&nbsp;Lotus House, an energy-efficient prototype residence unveiled this month as part of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon China 2018</a>.</p> <p>In this Q&amp;A, project manager Kinga Pabjan, a master&rsquo;s candidate in architecture and construction management, discusses Lotus House, 3D printing and the future of sustainable construction.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Project manager Kinga Pabjan. (Courtesy Team WashU)</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Describe Lotus House. What inspired the design?</strong><br></p> <p>Lotus House is a 650-square-foot, single-story home. The...</p> Oliver Wainwright on Stirling Prize shortlist: 'Lacking showstoppers' Alexander Walter 2018-07-23T15:08:00-04:00 >2018-07-23T15:08:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>There is no single showstopper and it will be a difficult year for the judges, weighing up the varying shades of reticence on the list. Together, the buildings make a bit of a dull group, celebrating the mute and austere over the bold and expressive &ndash; repeating the tenor of last year&rsquo;s list, which scandalously failed to include Herzog &amp; de Meuron's Tate Switch House.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The Guardian</em> architecture critic, Oliver Wainwright, isn't particularly impressed with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this year's selection of six projects</a> for the coveted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, awarded annually for Britain's best new building. Calling it "a bit of a dull group" and questioning especially the inclusion of the Norman Foster-designed &pound;1-billion Bloomberg London HQ, Wainwright elaborates: "As the Turner prize has shown in recent years, with its choice of young collective Assemble and now radical activist research agency Forensic Architecture, perhaps the more provocative work is happening elsewhere, flying beneath the decorous radar of the RIBA awards."</p> <p>In case you missed it, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selected buildings</a> this year are:</p> <ul><li>Bloomberg HQ by Foster + Partners</li><li>Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton Architects</li><li>Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown</li><li>New Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans &amp; Shalev</li><li>Storey's Field Centre and Eddington Nursery by MUMA</li><li>Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Niall McLaughlin Architects</li></ul><p>The final S...</p> American Institute of Architects launches Film Challenge rohensley 2018-07-18T14:34:00-04:00 >2018-07-18T16:12:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) launches its fourth annual film challenge as part of the AIA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blueprint for Better&rdquo; campaign, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The American Institute of Architects <strong>4th annual Film Challenge:&nbsp;A Blueprint for Better</strong>, calls all creators, filmmakers, and architects to shine a light on how architecture can lead to a better future.<br></p> <p>Participants in the film challenge should produce, shoot and edit a three to five-minute documentary to tell a story about architects working with civic and community leaders to make a positive impact on their cities and towns.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Among&nbsp;other prizes, participants will have the chance to win a<strong> $5,000 grand prize</strong> that includes distribution of the film through a multitude of channels, including screenings at the&nbsp;Architecture and Design Film Festival&nbsp;on Oct. 16 in New York in addition to travel and accommodations.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The amazing line-up of judges this year features Mayor&nbsp;Steve Benjamin, Diana Budds of Curbed,&nbsp;Thatcher Bean of MASS DesignLab,&nbsp;Tiffany Brown, and Emmy Award winning producer, Lynn Hirshfield.</p><p><strong>For more information, to register for the challenge, and to see films from last year&rsquo;s wi...</strong></p> Paris Gare du Nord station to triple in size to prepare for Brexit and Olympics travel demands Alexander Walter 2018-07-16T14:49:00-04:00 >2018-07-16T14:51:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>France&rsquo;s rail operator SNCF has unveiled plans to triple the size of Paris&rsquo; Gare du Nord station in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. [...] The project, carried out in partnership with developer Ceetrus and architect Denis Valode of Valode et Pistre, will be the largest refurbishment of the station since it was built in 1864. When complete it should increase the capacity of Europe&rsquo;s largest station from 700,000 to 800,000 people a day.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Besides accommodating an increase in travel volume during the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024 Olympic Games</a>, the dramatic expansion of Paris' Gare du Nord terminus station is also preparing necessary spaces for new arrival procedures of British nationals in the post-<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> era: (soon) no longer EU citizens, UK passengers arriving&nbsp;via the Eurostar train from London will have to undergo yet to be determined immigration and customs inspections. Since dedicated platforms have to be physically walled off from others&mdash;treating it like a national border&mdash;upgrading transportation facilities to meet the requirements of UK authorities has proven challenging at other European train stations, such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Construction of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valode et Pistre</a>-designed expansion is expected to be completed by 2024 in time for the Paris&nbsp;Summer Olympics.</p> Tate St Ives named UK’s Museum of the Year 2018 Alexander Walter 2018-07-06T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-07-06T13:31:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world. Anne Barlow, director of Tate St Ives, was presented with the &pound;100,000 prize by artist Isaac Julien and the &lsquo;world&rsquo;s best teacher&rsquo; Andria Zafirakou at an award ceremony at the V&amp;A, London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Tate St Ives tells the story of the artists who have lived and worked in Cornwall in an international context," said Stephen Deuchar, chair of the judges. "The new extension to the gallery is deeply intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful, providing the perfect stage for a curatorial programme that is at once adventurous, inclusive and provocative. The judges admired an architect and gallery team who devoted some 12 years to this transformational change, consulting with the local community all the way."</p> <p>The group of finalist museums also included&nbsp;Brooklands Museum (Weybridge), Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), Glasgow Women&rsquo;s Library, and The Postal Museum (London).</p> Dream the Combine's 'Hide & Seek" installation to provide interactive setting for Warm Up Summer Music Series at MoMA PS1 Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2018-06-29T12:52:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The eagerly-awaited, annual&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events has launched, with an interactive setting provided by Minneapolis-based practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dream the Combine</a>, winners of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>&nbsp;Young Architect&rsquo;s Program&nbsp;competition. Titled&nbsp;<em>Hide &amp; Seek</em>, the winning installation, featuring a large-scale, network of mirrors, will activate the courtyard through September, playing host to more than 75 musical artists.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year's construction, done in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARUP</a>, features nine intersecting elements sprawled across the entire MoMA PS1 courtyard. Scriptive elements, ranging from trampolines to runways, invite visitors into performance and establish platforms for improvisation while the horizontal structures contain interactive mirrors, that move in the wind or with human touch.<br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, founders of the&nbsp;experimental design practice, drew their inspiration for the project from performance artist Lorraine O&rsquo;Grady, whose piece &ldquo;...</p> Bartlett voted best UK architecture school for 15th year by Architects' Journal Hope Daley 2018-06-07T16:10:00-04:00 >2018-06-07T16:10:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Bartlett has been named as the architecture school of choice by AJ100 practices for the 15th&nbsp;successive year. University College London&rsquo;s architecture faculty came out top when the UK&rsquo;s largest practices were asked their favourite school as part of the AJ&rsquo;s annual poll. This comes despite the Bartlett slipping to fourth in the Guardian&rsquo;s league table, behind Sheffield, Cambridge and Bath.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over a fifth of AJ100 practices chose UCL's Bartlett with Bath close behind and no other establishment receiving more than 5% of the votes. The Bartlett was also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ranked</a> as the 2nd best architecture school by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">higher education network QS</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The AJ100 top five architecture schools:&nbsp;</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett, University College London</a><br>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Bath</a><br>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art</a><br>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University&nbsp;of Nottingham</a><br>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University&nbsp;of&nbsp;Sheffield</a></p> Call for Submissions now open for 'Ed' #3: Normal! Nicholas Korody 2018-06-07T14:02:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T13:30:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architecture isn&rsquo;t normal. We take for a given that architecture has to operate the way it already does &mdash; but it doesn&rsquo;t. What appears as natural is in fact constructed, and has mutated dramatically through time. &ldquo;Architecture,&rdquo; that is, refers not just to the practice of building but also to a set of institutionalized social and labor relations, which are often misogynistic, racist, corrupt, and oppressive. For far too long, we&rsquo;ve accepted workplaces where women are mistreated, harassed, assaulted. We&rsquo;ve accepted the exclusion of people of color from our ranks and as our clients. We&rsquo;ve accepted exploitation of workers and cyclical systems of abuse. We&rsquo;ve accepted as the ideal of our profession an image of the architect&mdash;and the client&mdash;that is white, that is cis male, that is straight, that is able bodied, that is rich. We have to, urgently, denormalize these norms of the architectural profession and discipline.</p> <p>While architecture may not be normal, it does normalize. It transforms c...</p> Together and Apart - The 2018 Latvian Pavilion Anthony Morey 2018-06-02T17:38:00-04:00 >2018-06-03T18:46:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Latvian Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Biennale Architettura</a> 2018, titled Together and Apart, looks at apartment buildings in relation to architecture&rsquo;s role in organizing society. It examines how this architectural typology generates ways of living together and apart although the individual apartment provides the possibility to separate one from the outside, it is always a part of a common structure.</p> this architectural typology generates ways of living together and apart although the individual apartment provides the possibility to separate one from the outside... <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Together and Apart. Photo: Ansis-Starks</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Together and Apart. Photo: Ansis-Starks</figcaption></figure></figure><p><em>Together and Apart</em> is curated by a multidisciplinary team consisting of architect and urbanist Evel&#299;na Ozola, architect Mat&#299;ss Groskaufmanis, scenographer Anda Skr&#275;j&#257;ne and Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia Gundega Laivi&#326;a. This exhibition aims to explore the question of living together in...</p> Ma Yansong to select 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship student recipients next month Justine Testado 2018-05-30T16:59:00-04:00 >2018-05-30T16:59:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's already time for another edition of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>' 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Travel Fellowship</a>. Established by Ma Yansong in 2009, the competitive program sponsors current&nbsp;university architecture students for overseas travel to conduct field work and further research into an architectural topic of their choice. The 2018 application deadline is June 8.</p> <p>For its ninth edition,&nbsp;the fellowship will support five international students who will get to travel to China, and five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Ma Yansong will evaluate the submissions and select the candidates, and the fellowship recipients are expected to be announced June 13.</p> <p>To date, the fellowship has sponsored 45 students. Looking back at the 2017 recipients, they collectively traveled to over 40 cities in 10 countries. Want an idea of some of the winning proposals? Here's a glimpse at some of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning submissions</a>:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Hossein Goudarzi, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in Univer...</figcaption></figure> Editor's Picks #486 Nam Henderson 2018-05-21T12:09:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T20:55:16-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Tuscon based D.U.S.T, was profiled in a recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. <strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>This aesthetic seems to work well in desert like climates.</em>" which makes sense since D.U.S.T explained their approach as "<em>doing our best to respond to the dreams, goals and desires of our clients and to each site, landscape and specific conditions of the natural environment that we have the opportunity to design for.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Casa Caldera. Photo Credit | ESTO&ndash;Jeff Goldberg</figcaption></figure><p>ICYMI, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence</a> (a 5-part video series, produced for Archinect by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Otis Harley</a>). The videos are based on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence'</a> by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Hannah Wood</a>, published on Archinect last year.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>jla-x</strong> couldn&rsquo;t help worry about the future, "<em>Awesome and exciting, but the problems are in the politics of an increasingly automated world. &nbsp;What happens when 80-90% of worker are no longer employable? I think its irresponsible to develop a technology without any conversation and idea of ho...</em></p> Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards? Sponsor 2018-05-16T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:47:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><em></em>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the <strong>ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 18</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany</strong>. </p> <p>2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEAF Forum 2018</a>, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> Uber reveals six "Skyport" designs for its flying taxis Alexander Walter 2018-05-11T16:06:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T20:56:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>If Uber is to get its &ldquo;flying taxi&rdquo; service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company&rsquo;s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called &ldquo;Skyports&rdquo; could look like. And holy cow, these things look straight out of Star Wars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It was all futuristic sky towers, helipads, and beehive references this week when six architecture firms presented their "uberAIR Skyport" design proposals for Uber's autonomous flying taxi service in the not-too-distant future.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the call for proposals, all facilities needed to be able to handle 4,000 passengers an hour within a three-acre footprint, provide charging spots for all the eVTOL (<em>Vertical Take-off and Landing</em>) aircrafts, and minimize environmental impact on adjacent neighborhoods.</p> <p>The selected firms and proposals are:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Gannett Fleming: "The Paw"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Pickard Chilton and Arup: "Sky Tower"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Corgan: "Connect"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; The Beck Group: "The Hive"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; BOKA Powell: "Skyport Prototype"</p> <p>(Cover picture) Humphreys &amp; Partners: "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber Hover</a>"</p> <p>Watch the archived live stream of the entire Uber Elevate Summit design presentation <a href=";t=5392s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners Announced for LA County's Yes to ADU Design Competition Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-04T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-09T06:29:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Hot-market cities grappling with a dearth of housing, like those along the coast of California, are increasingly looking at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accessory dwelling units</a> (ADUs)&mdash;commonly known as "granny flats&mdash;to help abate the statewide shortage. In 2016, California passed three laws aimed at facilitating in-law unit production; following the legalizations, the city of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> received <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,980 applications</a> for secondary units in 2017 alone.&nbsp;</p> <p>The County has also launched a number of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">adjacent initiatives</a> with the goal of making sure that some of these new homes are affordable. One of such pilot programs comes through the LA County Board of Supervisors' Homeless Initiative and sets out to catalyze the community of architects, designers, planners and creative strategists to re-imagine the potential of ADUs as a housing typology that can work in conjunction with other strategies to help alleviate the County's housing pressure.</p> <p>Working with the Art Commission Civic Art Program, the first phase of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part of th...</a></em></p> New Call for Submissions for MONU #29 - Narrative Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-05-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T13:21:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>One important outcome of our last <strong>MONU issue #28</strong> on <strong>"Client-shaped Urbanism"</strong> was the realization that in order to create better cities, we need to improve the communication among everybody involved in the creation of cities, whether they are clients, developers, municipalities, architects, urban designers, or the users of cities, to name just a few. Especially for architects and urban designers, one way to make themselves understood better, is to use the power of "narratives", helping them to connect not only to experts and intellectuals in the field, but to everybody else too. To find out what such urban and architectural narratives might look like today - and what they were like in the past - how they can be crafted, where they may be used and how narratives can help improving our cities in general is one of the main aims of the upcoming issue of <strong>MONU</strong> that we call<strong> "Narrative Urbanism"</strong>.</p> <p>In the history of human civilisation, narratives and storytelling have always been an importa...</p> Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October Sponsor 2018-04-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T20:42:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2018 finalists! Sponsor 2018-04-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T12:05:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine'</a>s&nbsp;annual AZ Awards has just released their list of finalists. The competition offers&nbsp;architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe a chance at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p> <p>This year's AZ Awards saw a total of 997 entries submitted, the highest number of in the program&rsquo;s eight years. 64 finalists have been chosen by the jury comprised of Claire Weisz, founding partner at&nbsp;WXY; Megan Torza, partner at DTAH; lighting and furniture designer&nbsp;Michael Anastassiades;&nbsp;Michel Rojkind, founder of&nbsp;Rojkind Arquitectos; and Allen Chan, co-founder of&nbsp;DesignAgency.<br></p> <p>The finalist winners will be announced at the 2018&nbsp;AZ Awards Gala, to be held at Toronto&rsquo;s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 22. This year's Guest of Honor is Winy Maas from MVRDV.&nbsp;In the meantime, the public has been invited vote for their favorite project in all 19 categories through the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People&rsquo;s Choice</a>&nbsp;portal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out some of this year's finalists and vote now!</p> <p>&darr; Finali...</p> A+D Museum & RCHS announce The Alley Fellowship Anthony Morey 2018-04-18T17:12:00-04:00 >2018-04-18T17:13:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> has announced the unveiling of their inaugural fellowship program, developed in collaboration with the LA-based multi-disciplinary design firm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>.</p> <p>The aim of the The Alley Fellowship is to produce a two-month rotating exhibition and lecture series and is open to emerging, young, progressive artists in Los Angeles. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fellowship</a> will be awarded to six artists, selected by a seven-member jury consisting of artists, designers, and architects from the A+D Museum and Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The jury will select based on which projects best embody the spirit of transdisciplinary creative exploration, a key focus area for RCHS and A+D.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A+D Museum</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;A fundamental aspect of the A+D&rsquo;s mission is to produce a platform for analysis, exploration, and for the ever-expanding perspectives of our field regardless of their historical arenas. The Alley Fellowship is a direct expression of this mission, it explores the means and modes of contemporary inquiry a...</p> George Brown College selects finalists for design competition to build 12-story wood tower Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-03-30T14:47:00-04:00 >2018-03-30T14:47:26-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Timber Towers are on the rise, propelled by the growing availability of&nbsp;new wood technologies&nbsp;that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">promise major environmental benefits</a>. Today, proposals for increasingly tall wooden structures are sprouting up everywhere from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brisbane</a>, with the world's tallest wooden tower <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently completing in British Columbia</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">another on its way in Norway</a>.</p> <p>Amidst the enthusiasm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Brown College</a> announced plans last summer for a 12 story timber-framed building as part of the school's Toronto Waterfront expansion. Dubbed "the Arbour," the building will not only be a living example of sustainable design, but will also house a new Tall Wood Research Institute, alongside&nbsp;George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology, a new child care facility, and additional research facilities.</p> <p>To do so, the college conducted an invited design competition, for which the finalists were recently revealed. The chosen proposals include a tree-like structural concept from Pritzker win...</p> AECOM and luis vidal + architects selected for Boston airport modernization Alexander Walter 2018-02-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T13:19:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has chosen global infrastructure firm AECOM and luis vidal + architects to handle the remodeling of Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E. The team won the design competition due to their collaborative proposal, which also satisfied Massport&rsquo;s functional requirements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This major remodeling of&nbsp;Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E will be lead by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">airport</a> design specialist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">luis vidal + architects</a> as the vision architect.</p> <p>A press statement summarizes the proposed improvements: "The modernization program will incorporate significant renovations to the existing international arrivals and customs hall, utilizing a combination of roof and window designs to maximize natural light and efficiency. Intuitive wayfinding, spatial clarity and first class hospitality will transform the arrival experience for those entering the country at Boston Logan Airport. The iconic roof, designed following the sun path, proposes two skylights facing north, in the form of eyelashes, protecting the interior from direct sun exposure. On the south, the roof gently strokes down the fa&ccedil;ade to reveal a number of openings that face downtown Boston, offering departing passengers a last and memorable view ...</p> 2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open Hope Daley 2018-02-08T14:02:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T12:39:06-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> Norman Foster Traveling <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scholarship</a>, supported by the Norman Foster Foundation, is now open and accepting applications from enrolled architecture students globally. One winner will be awarded a &pound;7,000 grant by a panel of judges, which will include Lord Foster and RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.</p> <p>Now in its 11th year, the scholarship focuses on international research, in a location of the student&rsquo;s choice, related to the survival of towns and cities. Previous winners have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle, and Russia.</p> <p>The list of institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA and approved by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>. As in previous years, this list will include all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. For the first time this year, a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems are now also being invited to take pa...</p> Architects Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman among the 45 2018 Fellows named by United States Artists Anthony Morey 2018-01-17T12:30:00-05:00 >2018-01-17T12:59:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>United States Artist (USA) has announced their family of 45 fellows for 2018. Their areas of disciplines range from art and architecture, to literature and writing, to name a few, and are awarded an unrestricted $50,000 to pursue any range of curiosities, proclivities and/or trajectories the awardees may have. The grant is specifically intended to bestow the grantee the financial freedom to undergo research in a manner that would be impossible if not for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">award.</a> This year's Architecture &amp; Design fellows are Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Kelley</a>,&nbsp;along with the public artist, Amanda Williams.</p> <p>The grantees are selected by genre-specific panels of experts from more than 500 artists nominated by their peers, then confirmed by USA&rsquo;s board. As stated by the United States Artists President &amp; CEO Deana Haggag. "I could not be more thrilled with the 2018 USA Fellows, or with the tremendous artistic output, and potential, they represent... They produce some of the most moving, i...</p> Foundation by Volkan Alkanoglu & Matthew Au Anthony Morey 2018-01-15T13:09:00-05:00 >2018-01-15T13:58:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a> has a prolific history of producing provocative interventions that playfully embrace the audience while researching and experimenting with the limits of color, geometry, depth and the representational techniques which use them. From his Cloudscape playground in Florida to his eruption of Plumes throughout the country, Volkan has found a delicate balance between tectonics, art, architecture and the image.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="image: VA | DESIGN" title="image: VA | DESIGN"></a><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure></figure><p>His most recent addition to his body of work completed with a partnership with Designer Matthew Au is no exception.&nbsp; Foundation, an installation in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Hall III, on the Clemson University Campus</a> consists of two formations: the visual and physical extension of the roof form on the wall as a 3Dimensional reading of the building, and the unique and custom folded golden structures which are inspired by the geometry of the building as well as the techniques used by students during their academic studies.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure><p>The implement...</p> YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Anthony Morey 2018-01-12T14:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T14:46:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preliminary Research Office</a>, headed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a>, Dingliang Yang and Chloe Natan&eacute;l Brunner, has shared their proposal for the YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal. The proposed Ferry Terminal is situated upon Seoul&rsquo;s Han River and is surrounded by both natural and urban landscapes. The project uses playful graphic and perspectival looseness to foster endless elevations and gradual sense of proximity and approach.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>PRO's proposes looks for walkways to connect each platform into the surrounding park and the Han River promenade. The promenade itself steps down upon intersection with the terminal, maintaining continuous circulation along the waterfront.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>At the center of the structure, PRO designs the intersection of two lar...</p> Burning Man reveals 2018 Temple design: Galaxia Alexander Walter 2018-01-04T17:25:00-05:00 >2018-01-04T17:34:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov&rsquo;s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rejoice burners &mdash; the design for the 2018 Temple has been unveiled: 'Galaxia' by London-based French architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arthur Mamou-Mani</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky," describes the <em>Burning Man Journal</em>. "The triangular trusses form different paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Mamou-Mani is no stranger to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man</a>: he and his&nbsp;MArch students at the University of Westminster's WeWantToLearn studio (taught jointly with with Toby Burgess) have been contributing art installations to the annual event site, Black Rock City in the Nevada desert, for the past six years:&nbsp;Shipwreck, Fractal Cult, Hayam Sun Temple, The Infinity Tree, Reflectio...</p> Architects who won big in 2017 Justine Testado 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-26T19:29:32-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Throughout <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017</a>, many of architecture's most prestigious accolades went to a diverse group of architects who have long dedicated their work to inclusivity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and sustainability &mdash; all important qualities that are increasingly moving to the forefront of architectural practice and research. Moreover, highly anticipated competitions like MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program, the Wheelwright Prize, and the Fairy Tales competition hint at the ideas brewing in the minds of today's generation of designers.</p> <p>Listed in no particular order, here's Archinect's 2017 round-up of the most shared and talked-about news of architects who won big.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners</strong></a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo: Javier Lorenzo Dom&iacute;nguez.</figcaption></figure><p>RCR Arquitectes co-founders&nbsp;Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta were collectively named the 2017 Pritzker laureates in March &mdash; marking the first time in Pritzker histo...</p> Most Popular Features of 2017 Anthony Morey 2017-12-25T11:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-26T00:31:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From job auditions and activism to artificial intelligence and life beyond architecture, 2017 brought upon a very eclectic collection of top features of the year. Looking back, we collected the the most relished and savored; which one did you love?<br><br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence</a></strong></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>What is the role of the architect in the never ended advancement of technology, automation and now, the arrival of artificial intelligence? Working through various perspectives such as issues of social research, design decision-making we worked our way through the possible outcomes and speed bumps of today&rsquo;s reality.&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What&rsquo;s Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture</a></strong></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free School of Architecture</a>, Beatriz Colomina&rsquo;s project, Radical Pedagogies and SCI-Arc&rsquo;s Theory and Pedagogy program, the current state of architectural education, profession and methods have been a hot topic of 2017 along with being the main focus of endless institutional symposia, lectures, and exhibitions. F...</p> Make New History: Same Old Criticism Anthony Morey 2017-12-18T14:40:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Many non-architects have found it difficult to understand the show, which is titled &ldquo;Make New History&rdquo; and displays more than 140 designs from over 20 countries at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The wall labels, which are supposed to help viewers understand what they&rsquo;re seeing, are often written in jargon-laced archi-babble. Without guides to translate, many visitors would be lost. It&rsquo;s the equivalent of putting a hurdle between the audience and the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Disengaged from the public, inaccessible, and impenetrable are just some of the newly minted adjectives being used to describe Chicago's second Architecture Biennale, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make New History</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This should not come as a surprise, the show has had a lackluster reception on multiple fronts and while the premise of 'Make New History' sounded titillating to say the least, it called upon much of the same makes of the last history, and even further, participants of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous</a>&nbsp;Biennale to produce and <em>make</em> it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Such is a challenge for Exhibitions, Biennials and Triennials, with the endless cacophony of manifestoes, criticality and production erupting within our discipline, it is not the presentation that is in need but engagement. What and how can the general public learn from the prolific production of 'vertical cities' or 'super models' if they have no way into the discussion or our insider perspective and thus are left with a sensation of an architectural exclusivity, narcissism and self procl...</p> From London to Kuala Lumpur: Serpentine Pavilion on the move. Anthony Morey 2017-12-14T12:07:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T18:14:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed this year by Germany-based architect Francis Kere, will be moved to Malaysia by early next year. &ldquo;Thanks to the generous donations by a group of philanthropists, Ilham Gallery now has a prestigious architectural commission in its collection. &ldquo;It was a surprising yet very welcome bit of news to be the new custodian of this exciting work,&rdquo; said Ilham Gallery director Rahel Joseph.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an exciting and unexpected outcome, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Kere's serpentine pavilion</a> will be given renewed life with a permanent move to Kuala Lumpur next year. With the final site still unknown, the transition was made possible by a plethora of donations and support.&nbsp;</p> <p>The short shelf life and physical ephemerality of architecture's competitions and their constructs have become a potent theme of debate in contemporary discourse, and as such, it is invigorating to see such a positive outcome to the Serpentine's pavilion competition.</p> <p>Kere's pavilion was inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Burkina Faso, Francis K&eacute;r&eacute; design is a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature &ndash; and each other. An expansive roof, supported by a central steel framework, mimics a tree&rsquo;s canopy, allowing air to circulate freely while offering shelter against London rain and summer heat.</p> <p>To see a walkthrough of the pavilion's inception and ins...</p> VeloCity win The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. Abigail Banfield 2017-12-12T05:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Winning &ldquo;The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition&rdquo; is the all-women team behind VeloCity. The competition is focused on the Cambridge &ndash; Milton Keynes &ndash; Oxford&nbsp; arc, which currently is home to leading tech hubs and universities, as well as some 3.3 million people. The area is set to build on its productive history and its skilled workforce to become an area of rich success.&nbsp;</p> <p>The VeloCity plan is commended for its reimagining of the village model, and its consideration of technology and modern needs in adapting this social structure for the 21st century. Using transport as an impetus for developing the plan, the scheme will benefit from the introduction of a new rail system for the area, which will connect towns and cities. On the smaller scale, the development will put in place a strategical network of pedestrian and cycle routes, which explore and encourage the decreased need for movements by car.&nbsp; </p> <p>VeloCity clusters around six villages close to a new Oxford-Cambridge...</p>