Archinect - News 2019-01-17T06:36:08-05:00 Get Lectured: NYIT, Spring '19 Justine Testado 2019-01-15T13:36:00-05:00 >2019-01-15T13:36:28-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Spring 2019</a></strong><br></p> <p>It's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong><br></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology</a> will begin their Spring '19 lecture series next month. This semester's lineup features: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jenny Sabin</a> on &ldquo;Matter Design Computation: Biosynthesis and New Paradigms of Making&rdquo;; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> on her film, &ldquo;The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984&rdquo;; and Gundula Proksch on &ldquo;Creating Urban Agricultural Systems&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other events this semester include the &ldquo;(UN)programming Computational Processes&rdquo; roundtable discussion and the &ldquo;Automation in Design&rdquo; symposium.</p> <p><em>Want to see more lecture posters?...</em></p> Editor's Picks #494 Nam Henderson 2019-01-09T19:37:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T21:28:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shane Reiner-Roth</a>&nbsp;attended <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summit LA18</a> and offered some <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thoughts</a> on LivingHome YB1, an immaculately designed first full-scale prototype ADU, by Yves B&eacute;har. Contrary to what some might think <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erik Evens</a> argued <br></p> <p>"<em>this seems to be a pretty credible attempt at prefabricated housing...And frankly, the $280k price tag (more like $350k all in) is not bad for such a can be easier, faster and somewhat less expensive for people-of-means, who are looking for a neat and simple solution to a particular building type, such as a vacation house on a remote rural site, or a backyard accessory structure.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Floor Plan of YB1 at Summit LA18</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Scavnicky</a> launched a new series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Extra Extra</a>: on architecture memes et al. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Lawler</a> was "<em>Looking forward to future ExtraExtras...think Ryan is on to something close to actual criticism...Archinect has a unique position as the largest forum for architectural discussion outside of Facebook. its independence compels it to take a stronger...</em></p> 2019 Guest Curators at A+D Museum Announced Anthony Morey 2019-01-09T18:48:00-05:00 >2019-01-15T14:41:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>What is the role of curation in today&rsquo;s architecture &amp; design disciplinary framework? The guest curator program aims to produce a conversation through making &amp; curating that begins to analyze traditional modes and models of curating architecture &amp; design.</p> <p>The Guest Curator Program was motivated by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D</a>&rsquo;s desire to provide an opportunity for emerging voices to collaborate, create, and experiment alongside the museum&rsquo;s chief&nbsp;curator on contemporary modes of curation, media,&nbsp;and untapped mediums. The Program is an evolving body of professionals and academics from different backgrounds gathered in the effort to initiate conversations on how to expand upon and rupture traditional modes of curating architecture and design.</p> <p>With this particular rotation, the museum is thrilled to focus on new media and modes of expression and how they may intersect with classic curatorial techniques, and emerging themes in design, architecture, and consumption. The 2019 guest curators are&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alessio Granci...</a></p> Vote now for your favorite Fall '18 architecture school lecture poster! Justine Testado 2019-01-09T13:50:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T15:24:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schools</a> gear up for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring '19</a> term, let's look back at the lecture posters we featured in Archinect's ongoing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a> series for Fall 2018. If you've been following along,&nbsp;you'll notice that these posters are as diverse as the institutions they represent.&nbsp;</p> <p>In previous polls, Archinectors picked the posters by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture and Design</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Pratt Institute</a> as their top favorite. Which Fall '18 poster will win this time?</p> <p><strong>Check out the posters we presented throughout the Fall '18 term, and vote for your favorites&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p>Voting closes on Friday, January 18 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The lecture posters with the most votes will be announced on Monday, January 21. Have fun!<br></p> Get Lectured: USC, Spring '19 Justine Testado 2019-01-08T14:04:00-05:00 >2019-01-08T14:04:47-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a> will start their Spring '19 lecture series tomorrow with a lecture by Monica Ponce de Leon. Themed &ldquo;Capital&rdquo;, this lecture series features a line-up of speakers who will explore how architecture is a unique carrier of both social and financial capital. They will &ldquo;discuss how they use their creative work to critique and facilitate the production of social and financial capital for their clients and users,&rdquo; says USC School of Architecture Dean&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milton S. F. Curry</a>. </p> <p>The line-up includes Cruz Garcia + Nathalie Frankowski of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi</a>, Charles Waldheim, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teddy Cruz + F...</a></p> Researchers at Columbia University create digital wood using 3D-printing Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-07T13:59:00-05:00 >2019-01-08T02:17:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Researchers at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a> have invented a digital "wood" using <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D-printing technology</a> to replicate the material's external and internal structure. They believe the technique could be applied to other anisotropic materials, which are&nbsp;especially difficult&nbsp;to replicate due to their complicated material distribution.</p> <p>To begin, the researchers used destructive tomographic imaging to capture extremely-thin slices of olive wood cut by a CNC. In total, 230 images were taken and sent to a&nbsp;Stratasys J750 PolyJet printer, which is capable of printing objects using voxels. Engineers were then able to print a resin block mimicking the unique grain pattern of olive wood.</p> <p>In the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">study's abstract</a>, the authors note the technique's success, observing that "the final printed object closely resembles the original wooden block both in its external appearance and in its internal color pattern, as confirmed when the block is cut or broken." They hope the process will be employed in the digital re...</p> Kent State University's Master of Architecture program fosters project-based learning to shape future leaders in design Sponsor 2019-01-07T10:45:00-05:00 >2019-01-04T21:30:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you buy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University CAED</a></em></strong></p> <p>The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)</a> prepares graduates to be progressive leaders in the field of architecture by developing technical skills, professional knowledge, and design creativity through the exploration of project-based learning. The program fosters the refinement of critical design skills and offers opportunities for inquiry in architecture and related disciplines through comprehensive research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Facilitated with cutting-edge technologies dedicated to critical design thinking, fabrication and experimentation, Master of Architecture program&mdash;as part of CAED&rsquo;s vision, focuses on diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics such as design-practice, history and theory, urban design, computational design, creative robotics, and interactive/responsive spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Student Work - Design Studio - Image courtesy of Kent State Center for...</figcaption></figure> Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '19 Justine Testado 2019-01-04T14:04:00-05:00 >2019-01-04T14:04:27-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong> </p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a> will kick off their Spring '19 lecture series next Thursday, January 10. Lecture events include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse</a> about &ldquo;Other Tropics&rdquo;, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a> in his &ldquo;Two Sides of the Border&rdquo; exhibition talk, Adam Yarinsky on &ldquo;Posthumous Collaborations&rdquo;, Nancy Levinson on &ldquo;Marginal by Design: What Happened to Architecture Journalism?&rdquo;, and a keynote address from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, to name a few.&nbsp;Other events this semester include the &ldquo;Natures of Ornament&rdquo; symposium, the &ldquo;Japan, Archipelago of the House&rdquo; exhibition, and more.</p> <p><em>Want to see more lecture posters? Check out previous posters on ...</em></p> Brutalist Retreats and Gaudi Lawsuits: October 2018 in Review Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-27T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-28T13:54:16-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>Eclectic</em> is the word I would use to describe Archinect news in October: Bizarre lawsuits, advanced mapping algorithms and meticulous light displays were among the subjects of our most popular posts this month.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>&uarr;</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaudi's Sagrada Familia fined $41 million for lack of building permit</a><br></p> <p>Arguably the most famous building currently under construction, La Sagrada Familia, found itself in hot water this October when it was determined that it did not have the proper building permits for its century-old site. The church's trustees conceded to paying $41 million in fees over a 10-year period, so that the city can fund public transportation, increase accessibility, and make other improvements to the surrounding area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><strong>&uarr;</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's apartment prototype tackles long commutes and highly dense cities</a></p> <p>Muji is a design company closely associated with small-scale minimalist objects, but in October the brand demonstrated their skills know no bounds.&nbsp;Equipped with an open communal space and kitchen, the Muji ...</p> Hip-Hop Architecture, Terrible Floor Plans, Memes, and—Yes!—More School Rankings: September 2018 on Archinect Alexander Walter 2018-12-26T08:55:00-05:00 >2019-01-03T10:07:13-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Congratulations, you've made it all the way to the September roundup!<br>Let's get started&mdash;so, so much happening that month on Archinect:<br></p> <p><strong>ARCHITECTURE CULTURE</strong></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Want to Join Studio Gang? Design Principals Share How Top Job Applicants Made a Strong First Impression</a></p> <p>As part of our popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"How To Get A Job At ___"</a> feature series, the Chicago firm's principals share what it takes to join the Gang gang. (Hint: canoe skills are a plus.)<br></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets @terriblefloorplans</a></p> <p>We're launching <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>, our new series of quick, informal interviews with some of Instagram's most seductive architectural image curators. First up: @terriblefloorplans. Just #ICYMI.<br></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mutant Authorship. Agency, Capitalism and Memes.</a></p> <p>Ryan Scavnicky pens one of the recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a> features on the topic of creative rights, intellectual property, and memes in the postdigital era of architectural discourse. No, trust me&mdash;the one with the monkey is funny.<br></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to dress like an architect? It's all in the details!</a></p> <p>Sur...</p> To Sink or Float; July 2018 was a MAD Month Paul Petrunia 2018-12-23T10:17:00-05:00 >2018-12-24T11:01:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As we entered the hot months of summer, July wasn't necessarily the most newsworthy of months in 2018. There were some gems in there, however, worth revisiting. Let's take a look at some of the stories that caught our attention...</p> FEATURES <p>As the weather heats up, we always encourage our readers to get offline with our summer recommended reading lists. This year we reached out to a number of individuals we profiled, interviewed, or had on our podcast, to share some of their favorite reads with our audience.&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>&nbsp;&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's 2018 Summer Reading List</a><br></p> <p>Designing Practice was a collection of conversations aimed at Moving Architecture Forward, edited by guest contributor&nbsp;Eric Baldwin,<br></p> <p>Looking to the future, Designing Practice is a series that explores how the practice of architecture can evolve in the 21st century. Framed by contemporary conditions, the series asks architects and designers to consider the discipline&rsquo;s broader context and imagine new models for moving architecture forward.&nbsp;...</p> Directors, Journals, Curators & AI—May was Full of Appointments & Intellectual Explorations Anthony Morey 2018-12-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-20T21:01:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The month of May brought us a plethora of educational leadership changes showing the new wave of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedagogical</a>&nbsp;journeys to come. The month also brought a sincere look at mental health in architecture and its impact on the discipline and the profession. May also brought the announcement of the release of ED #2, Archinect's own publication focused on the theme of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disaster</a>&nbsp;exploring the myriad disasters afflicting the present, probing the responsibilities and agencies of architecture within them.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 5-Part Video Series on "The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence"</a></strong></p> <p><a href=";w=1456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=728"></a></p> <p>The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence is a 5-part video series, produced for Archinect by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otis Harley</a>, exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) is changing architecture, design and the construction industry. The videos are based on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>&lsquo;The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence'</em></a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Wood</a>, published on Archinect last year.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode 121: Mental Health in Architecture</a></strong></p> <figure><a href=";w=1456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=728"></a><br></figure><p>Paul, Ken &amp; Donna were joined ...</p> Social justice issues and topics of gossip took over the month of April on Archinect Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-20T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-19T20:45:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>FEATURES:</strong></p> <p><strong>April 2018</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drones for Architects: New Capabilities for the Construction Sector, How to Get Started and How to Navigate the Law</a></strong></p> <p>Hannah Wood asks: What new roles will drones adopt both in the architectural design process and outcomes? If your firm is intending to mobilize a drone, what should you be aware of in terms of its operation and the law?</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA's A.UD Places Architecture at the Heart of Contemporary Culture, Says New Chair of the Department, Heather Roberge</a></strong></p> <p>In September of 2017, Heather Roberge stepped into the role of Chair of UCLA&rsquo;s Architecture Department. Having taught there since 2002, she talks with Archinect about how her time as a faculty member has informed her new position, how the department's positioning within the School of Arts and Architecture is reflected in its programming, and the school's role as a leading public university. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redlines: Pidgin </a></strong></p> <p>In April, we began a new interview series in which we talk with the editors of today&rsquo;s most provocati...</p> Honey, I Shrunk the Objects: MIT researchers develop system for shrinking objects to nanoscale Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-19T14:07:00-05:00 >2018-12-19T14:08:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Researchers at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT</a> have developed a way to shrink objects to nanoscale. Using a technology called implosion fabrication, the method allows objects to be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed</a> at a scale smaller than what one can see with a microscope. "It&rsquo;s a way of putting nearly any kind of material into a 3-D pattern with nanoscale precision,&rdquo; explains neurotechnology professor and lead researcher Edward Boyden.</p> <p>The technology has far-reaching implications and has potential applications in many fields, from optics to medicine to robotics. For example, researchers are hoping to use this technique to make smaller and better specialized lenses for cameras, cell phones, microscopes and so on.&nbsp;</p> <p>The way it works is "a bit like film photography," describes Daniel Oran, a graduate student and one of the paper's lead authors. First, a&nbsp;latent image is formed by exposing a sensitive material in a gel to light, says Oran. Then, by&nbsp;attaching materials such as metal or DNA to the structure,&nbsp;researchers are able to shrink...</p> The importance of teaching children about architecture Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-18T12:14:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T12:14:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>With design, no solution is 100-percent right or wrong. It&rsquo;s not like solving a mathematical problem. In sport, you can teach team spirit, but at the end of the day, it&rsquo;s a competition and it boils down to winning and losing. But in design, there is no absolute answer, and it&rsquo;s very much like in real life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a recent interview architect and founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avoid Obvious Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vicky Chan</a>, sat with City Lab to discuss the importance of teaching children about design and urban planning. Having taught on the side since his freshmen year at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, Chan has shared his love for architecture and design with children for the past 15 years. After graduating from Pratt, and moving back to his home town of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a>, Chan has continued his passions for teaching schoolchildren through his voluntary organization, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Children.</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Students with their concept models Image &copy; Avoid Obvious Architecture</figcaption></figure><p>According to Chan, one of the most important skill sets educators can teach children is learning how to sift through information, comprehending the information, and figure out how to find solutions amidst adversity. By posing a variation of broad and complex topics to students, Chan voices that it is important to present children with these concepts early on in o...</p> Women in Architecture, School Rankings, Transparent Wood, and that Denari Cliffhanger: February 2018 on Archinect Alexander Walter 2018-12-18T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T14:09:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In a year that's become synonymous with relentless news cycles of various flavors, February 2018 seems like an eternity ago. Let's take a look back at some of the biggest architectural stories on Archinect that month.<br></p> <p><strong>ARCHITECTURE CULTURE</strong></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Archinect</a><br></p> <p>We have an expert on corporate and brand identity put the logos of some of the world's leading practices to the test. Find out who excelled, or flopped.<br></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win "The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition"</a></p> <p>Plenty of discouraging news coming out of the UK this year, but this is definitely one of the uplifting stories: women in architecture, cycling, competition wins&mdash;what's not to love?<br></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects shares the one question that stumps candidates in job interviews. Here's how to prepare.</a></p> <p>Hell of a cliffhanger Archinect plopped on your screen right there. Care enough to f...</p> Thom Mayne, co-founder of SCI-Arc, to return in a full-time faculty position Paul Petrunia 2018-12-17T19:14:00-05:00 >2018-12-19T09:31:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>After helping start the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> in the early 70's, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> will be returning as a&nbsp;full-time "Distinguished Faculty", to teach and coordinate the SCI-Arc <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE Design of Cities</a> postgraduate program in fall 2019.<br></p> <p>SCI-Arc has released the following statement discussing the new role and Mayne's previous accomplishments as an academic and architect/founder of Morphosis...</p> <p>SCI-Arc is very pleased to announce that one of its founders, Thom Mayne, will be returning to SCI-Arc as a full-time distinguished faculty beginning fall 2019. Thom Mayne will be taking over the coordination of SCI-Arc EDGE's postgraduate program, Design of Cities. &ldquo;It is wonderful to have Thom Mayne come back home. He is a major part of what SCI-Arc is, was, and will be," says <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hernan Diaz Alonso</a>, SCI-Arc Director/CEO. "Thom Mayne represents everything that we want our students to aspire to. Thom embodies the best aspirations of architecture as a historical, cultural, and politic...</p> MIT School of Architecture to move into Diller Scofidio + Renfro-renovated warehouse Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-15T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T13:09:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;A project of this scale and complexity, which demands a design sensibility informed by both art and technology &mdash; along with a deep understanding of architecture education as well as the role of public space &mdash; is made for a firm like DS+R,&rdquo; says Hashim Sarkis, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The MIT school of architecture</a>, which has long been dispersed across the campus, will soon have a central base in a large brick warehouse across the street on Massachusetts Avenue. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, the New York-based architecture firm responsible for Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and Moscow's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaryadye Park</a>, have recently been announced as the project leader for the renovation of Met Warehouse.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>DS+R's Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Image: Boston Magazine.</figcaption></figure><p>According to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT News</a>, "the proposed renovations would preserve the structure&rsquo;s distinctive external features and create 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art interior spaces including classrooms, studios, workshops, galleries, and an auditorium." The conceptual design work has yet to be developed.</p> Harvard GSD unveils ultra-efficient HouseZero, designed to produce more energy than it uses Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-04T18:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T18:41:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The U.S. building stock is responsible for around 40 percent of energy<br>consumption, with housing nearly a quarter of that use. In 2014, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> established the Harvard Center for Green Buildings &amp; Cities to tackle the high energy and environmental costs of the industry. Yesterday, in collaboration with the international firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, the school completed their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new headquarters</a> which also doubles as a prototype for ultra-efficiency.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sn&oslash;hetta / Plompmozes</figcaption></figure><p>Named HouseZero, the facility was built with ambitious performance targets that serve as a model for retrofitting inefficient existing buildings. The result is a transformed pre-1940s building in Cambridge that requires zero energy for heating and cooling, zero electric lighting during the day, operates with 100 percent natural ventilation, and produces zero carbon emissions. Not only that, over its lifetime, the building will actually produce more energy than it uses, even covering the energy costs of its own production.<br></p> <p>&ldquo;...</p> Log Journal turns 15 Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-03T13:37:00-05:00 >2018-12-03T13:38:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>First with a white cover, then black, then grey, then red and then finally pink, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Log Journal</a> has carried itself as a unique voice in the architectural community for an astounding 15 years.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Log Journal logo</figcaption></figure><p>Edited by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cynthia Davidson</a>, the magazine has been published three times a year, often as general "open"&nbsp;issues punctuated by themed issues. Editors for themed issues have included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Foster Gage</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florencia Pita</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Meredith</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a> and&nbsp;Jan &Aring;man and Savinien Caracostea of AtelierSlice.<br></p> <p>If you're in the LA area and would like to check out Log Journal, we are currently stocking Log 44, the newest issue, as well as several back issues at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Archinect Outpost. Photo by Hans Koesters</figcaption></figure></figure> Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-12-03T13:29:00-05:00 >2018-12-03T13:29:49-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong><br></p> <p>Here's a look back at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute School of Architecture</a>'s Fall 2018 lecture series poster. Speakers this semester included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Aranda</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler</a>,&nbsp;Stan Allen, and Graham Harman, to name a few. Videos of the lectures are expected to be posted on Pratt's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> next year.</p> <p><em>Want to see more lecture posters? Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!</em><br></p> Editor's Picks #493 Nam Henderson 2018-11-26T12:25:00-05:00 >2018-11-26T20:38:28-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, back in October, <a 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rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey </a> started <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new series</a> that he considers "<em>an experiment in the ritual of juries</em>". <br></p> <p><em>Narratives of Architecture</em> was the first academic studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The third round of which focused on "<em>bringing the processes and products from the previous stages together, presented here as Constructs of Memory.</em>" <strong>mel_lewixs</strong> got <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">excited</a> as the theme "<em>(which is amazing) offers an ideal nonlinear format reflective of the human mental process where technology can serves as an extension of our inner thoughts, ideas, and feelings.</em>" while <strong>randomised</strong>, is definitely right that the studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">produced</a> "<em>Beautiful drawings!</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Lorem Ipsum Map Construct</figcaption></figure><p><br>Plus, Beverly Willis' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Architectural Commission</a>, was a single-family home designed for a client with multiple sclerosis, built thirty years before handicap guidelines existed.<br></p> News <p>On a related note, Beverly Willis was announced, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 E...</a></p> Arquitectonica unveils new design laboratory for University of Miami School of Architecture Justine Testado 2018-11-16T19:53:00-05:00 >2018-11-19T13:44:08-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In their latest project in their Miami home base, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectonica</a> designed the new Thomas P. Murphy Studio Building for the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami School of Architecture</a>. Opening on November 29, the 20,000 square-foot building will serve as a design laboratory and collaborative space for students, providing digital fabrication facilities, exhibition areas, and plenty of space for social and public functions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill.</figcaption></figure><p>Located at the center of an intersection, the building creates a plaza and pathway that links the campus to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Metrorail</a>. Topped by a warped concrete roof, the building was designed like an oversized shed, Arquitectonica describes.&nbsp;&ldquo;The curve of the roof interacts with the curve at the entrance to demonstrate the plasticity of concrete.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miami In Focus.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miami In Focus.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill.</figcaption></figure><p>The building can operate without any artificial light during the daytime and it also features 18-foot-high hurricane-resistant glass panels.&nbsp;The main entrance le...</p> 10 crisp architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-11-16T13:39:00-05:00 >2018-12-19T09:46:04-05:00 <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">Farnsworth House ~ Visitors Center</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Ballard</a>; Professor: Sarah Lorenzen<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">DESIGN OF CITIES</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhifei Chen</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 Space Between: A Momument to Displaced</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah O'Connell</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">UTOPIA</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raluca Uner</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">Flexible High-Rise</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rok Perme</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 Dream Chamber</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genesis Li</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">Defencing Gracie Mansion</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mengxi Gao</a>; Instructor: Ziad Jamaleddine</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">Combinatory House</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fanghui Ge</a>; Instructor: Thom Mayne, Eui-sung Yi<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">Abstract Objects with Character</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yujue Wang</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></p> PennDesign launches $50,000 student prize and professional award in city planning Justine Testado 2018-11-14T14:22:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T14:22:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>'s School of Design&nbsp;launched the new Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize and Award in City and Regional Planning, thanks to a $1.25 million gift from PennDesign alumnus William Witte and his wife Keiko Sakamoto. In conjunction with the prize, a new&nbsp;professional award for innovation and positive impact in planning was also announced.</p> <p>The yearly $50,000 fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding student entering their final year in the school's Master of City and Regional Planning program. The professional award will be presented to a&nbsp;firm, team, or individual professional for an exemplary planning project that advances plan-making in at least four of the following areas:&nbsp;social equity, environmental quality, design, public health, mobility, housing affordability, and economic development.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s incumbent on those of us who work on cities to make sure that we not only practice responsible development, but that it&rsquo;s holistic and we deal with all these different ...</p> Get Lectured: University of Toronto, 2018-19 Justine Testado 2018-11-07T20:06:00-05:00 >2018-11-08T10:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto's&nbsp;John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design</a> recently kicked off their 2018-19 lecture series, &ldquo;Home and Away&rdquo;.&nbsp;Taking place at the Daniels Faculty's new Main Hall, this year's lecture series brings together an international lineup of speakers for discussions and debates on global design issues.</p> <p>Depicted on a colorful lecture series poster,&nbsp;&ldquo;each set of Home and Away speakers are represented by different &lsquo;game flags,&rsquo; highlighting the Faculty&rsquo;s role as an arena for debate and the exchange ...</p> UC Berkeley’s new Master of Real Estate Development & Design program puts innovative design and sustainability at the center of real estate Sponsor 2018-11-01T13:08:00-04:00 >2018-11-01T13:56:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><br></figure><em><strong>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of California, Berkeley</a></strong></em> <p>In June 2018, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design (CED)</a> launched its unique 11-month Master&rsquo;s program that revolves around a central mission: to build more sustainable, prosperous and equitable cities.<br></p> <p>The inaugural class of 16 students bring wide-ranging national and international experience in development, architecture and planning practice, affordable housing, policy, and economics. Throughout the year, students build dynamic career networks and learn directly from distinguished developers, entrepreneurs, designers, and planners in the San Francisco Bay Area.</p> <p>The program offers an especially competitive edge to students by providing a world-class education at one of the top research universities in the world. CED&rsquo;s professional programs focused on the built environment ranked #1 among all public universities in the country, and Berkeley ranks #3 in the world in the area of architecture and the built e...</p> Rivera named chair of graduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2018-10-25T19:46:00-04:00 >2018-10-26T15:55:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Barcelona-based architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&oacute;nica&nbsp;Rivera</a>&nbsp;has been named chair of graduate architecture in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis</a>.<br></p> <p>Rivera, who also serves as professor of practice, joined the Sam Fox School&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design as a visiting professor in 2015. She later served as co-coordinator of the school&rsquo;s international housing studio, and remains a partner with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emiliano L&oacute;pez M&oacute;nica Rivera Arquitectos</a>, the office she co-founded in 2001.</p> <p>&ldquo;Architecture is layered, both as an aesthetic and social endeavor,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &ldquo;M&oacute;nica&nbsp;has earned an international reputation for carefully crafted projects that combine environmental responsibility with rigorous attention to site, context and communal experience. We are very excited and proud that she is leading our graduate program in architecture.&rdquo;</p> <figure><img src=""><figcaption>Social Housing Apartments, Gav&agrave;, Barcelon...</figcaption></figure> Moshen Mostafavi resigns as Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-24T14:16:00-04:00 >2018-10-24T14:20:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As of today, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshen Mostafavi</a> announces his decision to step down as Dean of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a>. Having served as dean since 2008, Mostafavi shares that he will conclude his position at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.&nbsp;</p> I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the past 11 years, and I look forward to witnessing the School continue its collaborative ethos and engagement with Harvard and the world in the years to come" - Moshen Mostafavi <p>Mostafavi has made various contributions to Harvard's GSD program in addition to areas relating to the future of cities and urban development. Several of his published works like <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecological Urbanisim</a>&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On Weathering</a>&nbsp;</em>focus on the process and methods of urbanization and the relationship between technology and aesthetics.&nbsp;</p> <p>With an intention to return to academia, Mostafavi plans to go on sabbatical. Regarded by colleagues as a notable influence in architectural education his work has made an impact in academia.&nbsp; Infor...</p> Yale student-led exhibition “A Seat at the Table” wants to spark more nuanced discussion on gender disparity in architecture Justine Testado 2018-10-22T18:56:00-04:00 >2018-10-23T17:29:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>But instead of shying away from some of the challenges this type of work poses, the students decided to publish the results of the survey as-is, and highlight its flaws. They decided not to draw any particular conclusions from the data, and instead hope to use the exhibit as a conversation starter. &ldquo;A large part of the exhibit was trying to get a more nuanced idea of sexism. Not just sexual harassment, but other sorts of derailing that occurs within architecture schools.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>