Archinect - News 2018-08-17T07:29:59-04:00 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> Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse Orhan Ayyüce 2018-08-13T18:59:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T14:59:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>This summer&rsquo;s extreme weather has hit home some stark realities. Climate disaster is not slated to happen in some far-flung theoretical future. It&rsquo;s here, and now.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Penned by Nafeez Ahmed, investigative journalist, recovering academic, tracking the Crisis of Civilization, the article points to a more urgent than urgent times in terms of civilisation and not merely the climate change.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Also an urgent quote from a friend internalizing the article for architecture, "I am surprised that with contemporary conditions that require a radical re-orientation and re-conceptualization of discipline and profession, architecture professors continue to talk about elements, tectonic, "Fundamentals", context, composition, scale, poche, sustainability... Bla,bla...&nbsp;Let's build a new ontology..."<br></p> <p>-Alex Santander, Architect. Tijuana, Mexico</p> NEH announces $13.2 million in grants for cultural infastructure Hope Daley 2018-08-10T18:04:00-04:00 >2018-08-13T13:45:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)</a> has just announced $13.2 million in grants for cultural infrastructure. <a href=";utm_source=govdelivery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">29 U.S. cultural institutions&nbsp;were awarded</a> with matching grants&nbsp;including libraries, museums, archives, colleges, universities, historic sites, scholarly associations, and other cultural institutions which build institutional capacity for long-term sustainability. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation</a> was among those awarded, receiving a grant of $576,106.&nbsp;</p> Harvard GSD tops graduate school ranking Hope Daley 2018-08-08T14:58:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T14:32:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's</a> Master in Architecture 2 program has been ranked number one on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 BAM (Best Architecture Masters) Ranking</a>. Different postgraduate study programs have been selected from the best architecture schools in the world in this year edition of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QS Ranking by Subjects&nbsp;&ndash; Architecture / Built Environment</a>. Out of these, 20 programs were selected in this year's BAM Ranking, reflecting the best masters programs from around the world.&nbsp;</p> Win a copy of Joseph Choma's “Études for Architects”, a book of pedagogical design games for architects Justine Testado 2018-08-08T12:25:00-04:00 >2018-08-08T12:25:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder and architectural educator Joseph Choma is back with a new pedagogical book called&nbsp;&ldquo;&Eacute;tudes for Architects&rdquo;, which comes a few years after his acclaimed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers&rdquo;</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're a new student to design or maybe you want to refresh your skills, this book features a series of pedagogical games that architects can play as a means to design. Thanks to publisher <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Routledge</a> and Joseph Choma, Archinect is giving away five copies of the book to our readers!<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Joseph Choma.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Joseph Choma.</figcaption></figure><p>Written in straightforward text and featuring explanatory diagrams, the book's learning objectives include:&nbsp;computational thinking and making; introduction to design as an iterative, reflective, and rigorous process; ideas of continuity and discontinuity; and understanding the bias and constraints of analog and digital tooling.&nbsp;It also includes compelling examples of student work to e...</p> The Complete University Guide ranks 10 best UK universities to study architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-07T12:53:00-04:00 >2018-08-07T13:39:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Every year, a host of lists emerge ranking architecture schools around the world. For some, they serve as a useful guide to choosing where to pursue their studies. For others, the lists are subjective and have little real value.</p> <p>The Complete University Guide,&nbsp;which ranks university courses according to graduate prospects, entry standards, research quality and student satisfaction, has just released its 2019 rankings for studies in architecture. You can check out the full list or rankings <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Here, we list the top schools for studies in architecture, according to the Complete University Guide.</p> <ol><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Bath</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Cambridge</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Sheffield</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University College London</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Strathclyde</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newcastle University</a></li><li>Cardiff University</li><li>Queen's University, Belfast</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Edinburgh</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester School of Architecture</a></li></ol> Editor's Picks #490 Nam Henderson 2018-08-06T13:26:00-04:00 >2018-08-06T20:56:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> introduced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk #6: East vs West</a>. <br></p> <p><strong>WAI Think Tank</strong> started by looking at the problem(s) of Imperialism, Orientalism, "<em>hegemonic powers</em>" and canon. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">They argued</a> <em>"</em><em>In the midst of an ongoing debacle of global proportions only a truly critical architecture can offer a vision of a world where humanity, architecture and the environment are in radical balance, and where East and West are just geographical references to explain where the Sun rises and the day sets.</em>"<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duane McLemore</a> made reference to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orientalism, Critical Regionalism, Audre Lorde</a> and "<em>dealing with privilege</em>", while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conor Gravelle</a> contended <br></p> <p>"<em>The<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> narratives</a> of the East and West begin to loose grounds where they fail to adequately surmount the intersectionality of contemporary existence...While this truth may not deliver the kind of critical fodder as the grander concepts of East or West, careful engagement with place offers a powerful sense of validation independent from heritage or nationality, beyond the co...</em></p> A floating university by Berlin firm Raumlabor explores the future of architecture schooling Hope Daley 2018-07-30T16:31:00-04:00 >2018-07-31T06:13:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Created by architects&nbsp;Raumlabor, the&nbsp;Floating University in Berlin invites students and experts from all over the world to explore solutions for future urban challenges. It&rsquo;s said that the things we learn at university today will be outdated by the time we graduate. So what does a learning environment look like where students research cities of the future?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Berlin-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raumlabor</a> have created a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">floating</a> university running through the summer months to explore new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">learning environment</a> possibilities. Located in a rainwater basin in Berlin, the temporary structure is under constant development with students, professors, and experts implementing their ideas.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Floating University by Raumlabor, located in Berlin. Image: Raumlabor.</figcaption></figure><p>The floating university includes a library, workspaces, an auditorium with a pool, an experimental kitchen and bar, and a water-filtering system. Students are invited from the fields of architecture, design, arts, and sustainable technology to participate in this hands-on program. The University will be dismantled in September with all materials either rented and returned or used for upcoming projects.<br></p> Johnston Marklee, Live from the LA Design Festival Paul Petrunia 2018-07-27T12:58:00-04:00 >2018-07-28T17:57:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Earlier this summer I sat down with Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to discuss their practice, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>, in front of a live audience at this year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>. We discuss the origin of their practice, their relationship to LA, the eclectic group of collaborators they have worked with over the years, and their unique approach to telling the story of their work in their recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">monograph</a>.</p> <p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 126 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Johnston Marklee, Live from the LA Design Festival&rdquo;.</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://pcast//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p> </p><p></p> A look at school design leading students towards prison Hope Daley 2018-07-25T16:13:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T16:16:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In the past &mdash; or in schools with higher proportions of white students &mdash; a student acting out might garner an intervention by their principal, or a concerned teacher&rsquo;s phone call to parents. But today, throughout the US, discipline in many schools has become a matter of law enforcement, rather than education. In New York, the majority of school guards &mdash; 5,000 School Safety Agents patrolling 2,300 public and private schools &mdash; are civilians employed by the School Safety Division of the NYPD.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of fearful reaction to school shootings and other <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">safety</a> concerns, many <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school environments</a> look and feel like prison to the students attending. Through an extensive background on how <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school design</a> has gotten to this point, "Where School Meets Prison" examines the impact prison-like design has on students and argues damaging results of higher student arrest rates and discrimination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>With a strong police presence and physical security infrastructure, student Andrea Colon shares how school design can become a pipeline to prison.&nbsp;</p> J. Meejin Yoon named Cornell's next AAP Dean Alexander Walter 2018-07-24T13:04:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T07:51:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>American architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. Meejin Yoon</a>, founding principal of the Boston-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a> (with partner&nbsp;Eric H&ouml;weler) and currently head of the architecture department at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's&nbsp;School of Architecture and Planning</a>, has been appointed as the next Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell University</a>. <br></p> <p>Yoon, herself an AAP alumna (B.Arch. '95), will commence her&nbsp;five-year term as the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean on January 1, 2019. She will be succeeding Kent Kleinman, AAP Dean&nbsp;from 2008 to 2018, and the current interim Dean, Kieran Donaghy.</p> <p>In a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> published today, AAP praised Yoon for her achievements as department head at MIT and her experience as practitioner:</p> <p><em>Yoon's current research interests include the role of technology in contemporary design culture, the instrumentality of design in the public realm, and the social and environmental responsibility of the built environment.<br></em></p> <p><em>She has been teaching at MIT since 2001, beginning as an assistant professo...</em></p> Biogenic, bacteria-powered solar cells can generate electricity even under overcast skies Alexander Walter 2018-07-20T15:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-20T15:01:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like British Columbia and parts of northern Europe where overcast skies are common. With further development, these solar cells&mdash;called &ldquo;biogenic&rdquo; because they are made of living organisms&mdash;could become as efficient as the synthetic cells used in conventional solar panels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While this isn't the first&nbsp;effort to build biogenic,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bacteria</a>-powered solar cells, scientists at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of British Columbia</a> claim to have <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discovered</a> a novel, highly cost-effective, and much more sustainable way to use the photosynthesis capabilities of certain bacteria to convert light (even dim&nbsp;light) to energy.&nbsp;</p> <p>"They genetically engineered E. coli to produce large amounts of lycopene&mdash;a dye that gives tomatoes their red-orange colour and is particularly effective at harvesting light for conversion to energy," explains the UBC announcement. "The researchers coated the bacteria with a mineral that could act as a semiconductor, and applied the mixture to a glass surface. With the coated glass acting as an anode at one end of their cell, they generated a current density of 0.686 milliamps per square centimetre&mdash;an improvement on the 0.362 achieved by others in the field."</p> <p>More research is needed to turn this newly discovered method into market-ready biogenic solar panels.</p>... Fresh from the studios: 10 architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-23T03:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Test Bed</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carolyn Tam</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C SOFA</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salman Basharat</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collaborative Galleries in Chelsea</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xinxin Li</a> with Ran An<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic Elegance</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Annabelle Roper</a> with Jasmin Goldberg<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto Mixed Use Mat-Typology</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Levi Mullan</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JERICHO [Art Center]</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nayef Mazraani</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture After the End of Work</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Minor</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Portfolio</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph Young</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Textile Workshop + Co-working space</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hoi Yee Lim</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project</em> post to your Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> profile, ...</p> Documentary showcases how architecture students of the University at Buffalo School are shaping the city Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-07-19T16:11:00-04:00 >2018-07-19T16:11:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>"How do we bring a city not back to what it was, but what it needs to be in the future?" A new documentary at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Architecture Biennale</a> explores this question, showcasing how students of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning</a> are learning from and rebuilding the Rust Belt city around them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once a thriving American city, since the latter 20th century, Buffalo has seen a sharp population loss and growing inequality stemming from its industrial decline. As Buffalo rebounds, students and faculty of the University are becoming an integral part of this process. Whether it's working with local refugee entrepreneurs or revitalizing local fabrication and industry, students are using the city itself as a laboratory, deeply embedding themselves in the community and the challenges it faces.</p> <p>Their work is currently being showcased at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Time Space Existence</a> exhibition in Venice, through a new film and an accompanying catalog highlighting sites of faculty and stude...</p> Glasgow School of Art Director: "We're going to rebuild the Mackintosh building" Alexander Walter 2018-07-10T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-10T14:00:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last month, will be rebuilt, the school&rsquo;s director has told the Guardian. The commitment by Tom Inns ends weeks of speculation about the fate of the 110-year-old building, after many experts raised fears that the scale of the blaze would make it impossible to rescue and rebuild it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We&rsquo;re going to rebuild the Mackintosh building," <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSoA</a> director Tom Inns told <em>The Guardian</em> in his first interview since the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">June 16 fire</a>. "There&rsquo;s been a huge amount of speculation about what should happen with the site and quite rightly so, but from our point of view and that of the city of&nbsp;Glasgow, it is critically important that the building comes back as the Mackintosh building."</p> <p>Previously:</p> <ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Due to damage caused by fire, parts of the beloved Mackintosh Building will be dismantled</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Friday's fire, Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building might be saved from demolition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art engulfed by fire, again!</a></li></ul> Keller Easterling discusses her latest book "Medium Design" with Failed Architecture Hope Daley 2018-07-09T23:07:00-04:00 >2018-07-09T16:14:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In her latest book Medium Design, Easterling turns this idea of disposition to our ways of thinking, and rehearses a set of tools to address unfolding relations in spatial and non-spatial contexts. She rejects the righteousness of manifestos and certainty of ideologies, urging ways of thinking better attuned to complexity and ambiguity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a>, architect, theorist, writer and Professor at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a> School of Architecture, discusses her new book, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Medium Design</em></a><em></em>, with Hettie O&rsquo;Brien.&nbsp;In this conversation she expounds on the ideas around no new master plans or right answers, tying together concepts from her previous book <em>Extrastatecraft</em>.&nbsp;Easterling asserts,&nbsp;&ldquo;Culture is good at pointing to things and calling their name but not so good at describing the relationships between things or the repertoires they enact.&rdquo;</p> The Relationship Untold - A Review of MONU's 28th Issue, "Client-shaped Urbanism" mmichalski 2018-07-05T13:03:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T15:31:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As architects and architectural designers, a balanced relationship between client and architect needs to be addressed. Being a fresh graduate and only being part of the work force for collectively under a year, I&rsquo;ve begun to understand that these relationships must be tailored per architect, firm, client, project, etc., but that was the extent of my knowledge to this point. After reading <strong>MONU</strong>&rsquo;s issue #28 &ldquo;<strong>Client-shaped Urbanism</strong>&rdquo;, it begun to open my eyes to how both a client or architect may feel they are being mistreated in certain situations and projects. Obviously, clients and architects mutually want a smooth relationship but understanding perspective, balance, and experience can affect the connection between the two.</p> <p>In university, we are often told to put ourselves in the shoes of the user when thinking of our projects. That empathy begins to that help further our designs, so understanding perspective is highly important. In the first article, &ldquo;<strong>Sympathy for the Devil</strong>&rdquo; was stri...</p> Celebrating Architecture: new film promotes diversity in architecture education and the profession at large Alexander Walter 2018-07-03T18:22:00-04:00 >2018-07-03T18:23:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Nearly 94% of British architects are white, despite 14% of the UK population being of a black and minority ethnic background. [...] Warren is featured [...] in a new film due to premiere at the Royal College of Art (RCA) this month. Celebrating Architecture, which aims to encourage diversity in the profession, will be accompanied by architecture workshops for around 80 pupils from communities under-represented in the profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Celebrating Architecture</em> initiative is co-lead by Venetia Wolfenden of the education and architecture consultancy&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Learners</a> together with design and technology school teacher, Neil Pinder. The film is scheduled to launch this month at London's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal College of Art</a>, hosted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Foundation</a>, in conjunction with two architecture workshop days for local children and teens from communities that have traditionally not been encouraged enough to pursue a career in architecture.<br></p> A+D Museum presents 'The Assembly' Anthony Morey 2018-06-26T13:01:00-04:00 >2018-06-26T13:04:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This <strong>Saturday, June 30, 2018</strong> from <strong>6:30-10pm</strong> the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> will unveil The Assembly. The Assembly is a new tradition; it is a gathering. This approach to exhibition openings is an expression of the museum's mission to join together a diverse group in celebration of different disciplines of design and points of view.</p> <p>The inaugural event opens five exhibits open for the summer season. The Room gallery houses <strong>Cycle &amp; Pattern,</strong> a fashion exhibition in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otis College</a>. A+D premiers its first outing with GCP, the museum&rsquo;s curatorial lab, in The Alcove gallery with <strong>3-Ways</strong>, a projection-based show exploring themes of scale and communication. <strong>Sunset 2050</strong>, in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Alley</a> gallery, is a breathtaking retrospective and futuristic interpretation of Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>. <strong>Doppelg&auml;ngers,</strong> in The Lane gallery, offers a view into the architectural mind of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrick Tighe Architecture</a>. The Island features <strong>Back to Front</strong>, an outdoor installation by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">StereoBot</a> &amp; Oasys taking on the...</p> Consider, for instance, the humble coffee lid Nam Henderson 2018-06-26T00:43:00-04:00 >2018-06-29T13:19:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The coffee lid&rsquo;s entire purpose is to prevent the loss of coffee due to movement of the cup, but it still must have a penetration to enable drinking.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in April, Sam Anderson highlighted a sentence from '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture</a>' (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018, Page 24), for the series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Sentences</a>.</p> <p>Any Archinectors read the book? If so share your thoughts in the comments below.<br></p> Editor's Picks #488 Nam Henderson 2018-06-25T20:31:00-04:00 >2018-06-25T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Last week Archinect profiled Denver-Based Paul Andersen for a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Chris</a> liked what he read "<em>nice interview...and a sense humor. the entire Pop paragraph is quotable</em>".</p> <figure><img src=";w=728&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Five Rooms at the Landmark Gallery in the Chicago Cultural Center. Designed with Paul Preissner Architects. Photo by James Florio.</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caf&eacute; militaire (or Caf&eacute; Godeau)</a>, by the Utopian and Visionary Claude Nicolas Ledoux, was featured as part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up, series</a>.<br></p> News <p>After seeing their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design</a> for the new Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), <strong>chigurh</strong> needed to get something off their chest, "<em>becoming less and less interested in morphosis....liked the work better when it was more about tectonic play than sinuous curves and code aesthetic.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Animo South Los Angeles High School's newest building designed by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</figcaption></figure><p>Animo South Los Angeles High School's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest building</a> designed by Brooks + Scarpa generated a lot of discussion. Some felt it "<em>Simultaneously cheer...</em></p> New urban science major coming to MIT this fall Alexander Walter 2018-06-22T17:52:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T17:52:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Urban settlements and technology around the world are co-evolving as flows of population, finance, and politics are reshaping the very identity of cities and nations. Rapid and profound changes are driven by pervasive sensing, the growth and availability of continuous data streams, advanced analytics, interactive communications and social networks, and distributed intelligence. At MIT, urban planners and computer scientists are embracing these exciting new developments.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>&nbsp;faculty recently voted to have its existing urban planning and computer science programs join forces and create a new undergraduate degree, the bachelor of science in urban science and planning with computer science.</p> <p>"The rise of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomous vehicles</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sensor-enabled self-management of natural resources</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cybersecurity</a> for critical infrastructure, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">biometric identity</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sharing or gig economy</a>, and continuous public engagement opportunities through social networks and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">data</a> and visualization are a few of the elements that are converging to shape our places of living," explains the university's announcement.<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hashim Sarkis</a>, dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, said: &ldquo;Every now and then, the world puts in front of us new problems that require new tools and forms of knowledge to address them. The growing challenges that cities are facing today has prompted us to develop this new major in urban science. We are combining the tools of AI and ...</p> MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design appoints Angi Bourgeois as new dean Alexander Walter 2018-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T14:24:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A highly respected faculty member and administrator in Mississippi State&rsquo;s Department of Art has been named the new dean of the university&rsquo;s College of Architecture, Art and Design [...]. Effective July 1, Professor Angi Elsea Bourgeois will lead CAAD after serving nearly two years as the head of its Department of Art, home to the Magnolia State&rsquo;s largest undergraduate studio art program. She succeeds the college&rsquo;s founding dean Jim West [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>"An MSU faculty member since 2002, Bourgeois has taught a variety of art history courses and climbed the academic ranks with a promotion to professor coinciding with her appointment as art department head," reads MSU's announcement. "She was re-elected to a two-year term in January as secretary for the Italian Art Society, an international scholarly organization that she joined in 2004."</p> From the Archinect Outpost: Offshore Studio's Christoph Miler reveals the ideas behind Migrant Journal Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-06-21T18:43:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T18:44:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The first [journal] came out in 2016 and focused on the countryside and the movement of borders. The most recent, the fourth, titled Dark Matter, is about the invisible and illegal aspects of migration. One feature Christoph shows is a photo essay by Javier Corso, documenting the petrol smuggling trade between Nigeria and Benin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Christoph Miller, a founder of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Migrant</a></em> &mdash; one of the journals we are proud to feature at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> &mdash; provides insights into the origins and intentions of his journal as it reflects the culture and politics of 21st century migration.&nbsp;</p> Experience Frank Lloyd Wright works online through virtual tours Hope Daley 2018-06-21T15:31:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T15:32:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virtual tours</a> of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>'s properties will be available online through&nbsp;Leica Geosystems partnership with&nbsp;the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. With technology services from Multivista and Matterport, detailed experiences of the architect's&nbsp;iconic works can be explored from exterior grounds to the interior home, including minute detailing, 3D views, and floor plans.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin West</a> will be the first property available online <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. The endeavor is part of a larger scheme by Leica Geosystems to use <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">digital innovation</a> to capture, document, and preserve architectural history.</p> Glasgow School of Art engulfed by fire, again! Anthony Morey 2018-06-16T16:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T13:03:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Flames ripped through the celebrated Mackintosh building after it caught fire at about 23:20 on Friday. The blaze spread to nearby buildings, including the Campus nightclub and O2 ABC music venue, which suffered "extensive damage". The renovated Mackintosh library had been due to reopen next year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Six architecture students selected for MAD 2018 Travel Fellowship Justine Testado 2018-06-13T14:54:00-04:00 >2018-06-13T14:54:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> has announced the winners of their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Travel Fellowship</a>! For this year's edition, Ma Yansong only selected six architecture students from around the globe to travel abroad so they can&nbsp;conduct further research for their architectural topic of choice. Some of the travel destinations this time around include Mexico, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, North Korea, and Japan, to name a few.</p> <p>Here's a first glimpse at the winning proposals:</p> <p><strong>Khao Vu, Harvard University, graduate student </strong><br>Research Topic: Space Organism &ndash; A search for a new invention in contemporary culture <br>Travel Destinations: England, Japan, Switzerland<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Khao Vu, &ldquo;Space Organism &ndash; A search for a new invention in contemporary culture&rdquo;</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Tatiana Southey-Bassols, Bartlett School of Architecture, graduate student </strong>Research Topic: How the built environment is a key mediator of remembrance and a tool to preserve repressed cultural identity <br>Travel Destinations: China, Kazhakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tatiana Southey-Bassols, &ldquo;H...</figcaption></figure> Registrations are still open for Architecture for Landscape! Sponsor 2018-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-12T12:49:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Registrations are still open for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Landscape</a>, don&rsquo;t miss the chance to get a scholarship for YACademy&rsquo;s greatest innovation in architectural education!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Applications&rsquo; deadline on July 20</strong><strong>th </strong><strong>for a high level training course offering 110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop, lectures and internship opportunities in internationally-renowned architectural firms like ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL, SNOHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA &amp; AA.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>THE COURSE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>From Stonehenge to Greek temples, <strong>architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape</strong>, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. <strong>Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade</strong>, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: <strong>architects must not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to d...</strong></p> Princeton Graduate wins Harvard Thesis Prize, kind of. Plagiarism hits the Ivy Leagues. Archinect 2018-06-12T17:56:00-04:00 >2018-07-03T00:20:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Considering the relevance of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">intellectual rights</a>, creative rights, and authorship in the age of continuous collage and inconsequential appropriation of themes and ideas, it is only fitting to have such a moment of conflict arise and be addressed through the medium, Instagram, that has been the most direct generator of these issues thus far. In a comparative walkthrough of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>&rsquo;s James Templeton Kelley Prize 2018 winner&rsquo;s work, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Gertler</a>, known from his office <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COMMONACCOUNTS</a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously featured</a>), presented us with a continuous, if not evident, copy/paste of his work. In the comparison, Miles compares his own design work from 2012 and 2016 to the 2018 Prize winning project from Harvard, pointing out impossibly to deny similarities if not identical copying.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Miles Gertler's Instagram</figcaption></figure><p>&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Miles Gertler's Instagram</figcaption></figure><p>While such a commentary would normally exist only as a mere blip, the fact that the project was plagiarised by a GSD student who used it to win Har...</p> The Design School at ASU names Marc Neveu as new program head of architecture Alexander Walter 2018-06-08T18:17:00-04:00 >2018-06-08T18:19:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Marc Neveu will be joining The Design School in Arizona State University&rsquo;s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in fall 2018 as the new program head for the school&rsquo;s innovative architecture program. As former chair of graduate and undergraduate architecture programs and current associate dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, Neveu brings a fresh perspective to The Design School&rsquo;s rapidly evolving architecture program.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Under Neveu&rsquo;s leadership, the undergraduate program at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a> was ranked nationally by Design Intelligence for the first time in the program&rsquo;s history and has moved up in the rankings the last three years," explains a statement by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASU</a>'s The Design&nbsp;School. "Currently the executive editor of the biannual peer-reviewed Journal of Architectural Education, the former Fulbright fellow is a widely acclaimed educator and scholar whose research considers the role of history in contemporary praxis. His essays have been published in Architecture&rsquo;s Appeal, with a forthcoming manuscript slated to be published this year."</p>