Archinect - News 2017-08-19T05:36:52-04:00 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-08-17T13:13:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:19:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school'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. Mark those calendars!</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>Here's a preview of some of the upcoming lecture events at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> for Fall '17.</p> <p>Sept 15<br><strong>Selected Thesis&nbsp;</strong>Exhibition Opening Reception</p> <p>Sept 22<br><strong><em>Tu Casa es mi Casa</em>&nbsp;</strong>A Roundtable Discussion</p> <p>Sept 27<br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Wigley</a>&nbsp;</strong>Lecture</p> <p>Oct 2<br><strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso and Peter Testa</strong>&nbsp;Conversation&nbsp;</p> <p>Oct 4<br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oana Stanescu</a></strong>&nbsp;Lecture</p> <p>Oct 11<br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a>&nbsp;</strong>Lecture</p> <p>Oct 18<br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lisa Iwamoto</a></strong>&nbsp;Lecture</p> <p>Oct 20<br><strong>Ruy Klein&nbsp;</strong>(<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ruy</a> &amp; Karel Klein):</strong>&nbsp;<strong><em>Apophenia</em></strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Exhibition Opening Reception</p> <p>Oct 25&nbsp;<br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Benjamin</a></strong>&nbsp;...</p> Get Lectured: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2017-18 Justine Testado 2017-08-16T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T10:56:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="928" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school'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. Mark those calendars!</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>Kicking off in September, check out the 2017-18 Hyde Lecture Series at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture</a>.<br></p> <p><strong>Sept 15<br>CRUZ GARCIA &amp; NATHALIE FRANKOWSKI</strong>&nbsp;<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a><br>4:00 pm, Richards Hall 15</p> <p><strong>Sept 20<br>SHASHI CAAN</strong><br>SC Collective&nbsp;<br>4:00 pm, Union Auditorium</p> <p><strong>Oct 5<br>JOSEPH BIONDO</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spillman Farmer Architects</a><br>4:30 pm 1516 Gallery, Omaha</p> <p><strong>Oct 11<br>PABLO SAVID-BUTELER</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sasaki Associates</a><br>4:00 pm, Sheldon Auditorium</p> <p><strong>Oct 25<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SEAN LALLY</a></strong>&nbsp;<br>WEATHERS / Associate Professor School of Architect...</p> University of Michigan to get $800,000 drone testing lab Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T17:54:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T17:55:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Autonomous aerial vehicles have a host of applications, researchers say. Large ones can be used for commercial transport and national security. Small drones could survey disaster sites, inspect infrastructures like bridges and wind turbines, gather environmental and atmospheric data, and deliver packages, for example. Package delivery goes beyond Amazon orders.</p></em><br /><br /><p>University of Michigan&rsquo;s College of Engineering is adding an outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles to the university&rsquo;s spate of advanced robotics facilities. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harley Ellis Deveraux</a>, M-Air will be a netted, four-story complex situated next to the site where the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building will open in late 2019. Construction of the $800,000 M-Air is expected to begin in August and be complete by the end of the year.</p> <p>&ldquo;M-Air will allow us to push the edge of our algorithms and equipment in a safe way, where the worst that can happen is it falls from the sky,&rdquo; said Ella Atkins, professor of aerospace engineering. &ldquo;With this facility, we can pursue aggressive educational and research flight projects that involve high risk of fly-away or loss-of-control&mdash;and in realistic wind, lighting and sensor conditions.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Get Lectured: Yale, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-08-14T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-08-14T18:26:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1028" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school'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. Mark those calendars!</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>See what events and exhibitions are in store at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a> for Fall '17.</p> <p>Lectures and talks begin at 6:30 p.m. in Hastings Hall (basement), unless otherwise noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aug 31</strong><br>Janet Marie Smith, Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow<br>&ldquo;America&rsquo;s Urban Diamonds: Hits, Runs, and Errors&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Sept 7</strong><br>Scott Ruff, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor<br>&ldquo;Black Matter&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br>Ada Karmi-Melamede<br>Gallery talk on the &ldquo;Social...</p> Sam Fox Architecture students install 'Spectroplexus' at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Liam Otten 2017-08-10T19:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T19:30:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wing of an airplane is a mechanized form. But it&rsquo;s also a shape, like the wing of a bird, that we understand from the living world.</p> <p>Last spring, eight students from the Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design &mdash; part of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a>&nbsp;at Washington University in St. Louis &mdash; designed and began building prototype sections for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Spectroplexus,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;a large public sculpture commissioned by the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art and Culture Program</a>&nbsp;at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>"Spectroplexus" installed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)</figcaption></figure><p>This summer, students &mdash; joined by more than a dozen volunteers &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spent weeks</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fabricating and installing</a>&nbsp;the final piece in the airport&rsquo;s Terminal 2. The finished artwork, which runs nearly 100 feet long, demonstrates how simple organic processes can inspire built systems of great intricacy and complexity.</p> <p>&ldquo;This studio is very different from anything else I have experienced academically,&rdquo; ...</p> NCARB reveals diversity in the architectural profession has increased Julia Ingalls 2017-08-10T13:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-12T14:41:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2016, 42 percent of new AXP participants and 30 percent of new ARE candidates identified as non-white&mdash;up three percentage points for both groups. However, diversity among newly licensed architects and NCARB Certificate holders remained the same. For comparison, 38 percent of the U.S. population identifies as either non-white or Hispanic, according to 2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are now more women and non-white participants in architecture as of 2016 according to the NCARB, which has just released its 2017 "By the Numbers" report. As NCARB notes in a press release:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;While several groups remain underrepresented within the profession, these trends point to growing diversity among licensure candidates, and eventually, future architects,&rdquo; said NCARB President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA. &ldquo;In response, NCARB will continue to ensure our programs balance inclusivity with the rigor needed to protect the public.&rdquo;</em></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure> Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis appointed to lead UT Austin School of Architecture diversity initiative Justine Testado 2017-08-09T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-08-12T12:12:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture</a> appointed Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis as its new faculty leaders for the Race and Gender in the Built Environment Initiative. Launched last fall by&nbsp;scholars Anna Livia Brand and Andrea Roberts, the ongoing initiative fosters teaching and research on race and gender-related issues in U.S. cities, and aims to facilitate diversity among design and planning professionals and students.&nbsp;Ledesma and Solis will replace Brand and Roberts for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.</p> <p>Ledesma, who is currently a&nbsp;lecturer at UTSOA,&nbsp;will join the school as a 2017-18 fellow. Her research focuses on understanding development and the evolution of the smart, green, and just 21st century city, with consideration to the cultural landscapes of immigrant populations and micro-economies. She acquired a Ph.D. in&nbsp;Urban and Regional Science from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Texas A&amp;M University</a>.</p> <p>Solis will join UTSOA as an assistant professor in Fall 2018, after she completes a 2017 ...</p> Grammatical Supremacy; A conversation with Cross-Talk's Anthony Morey Archinect 2017-08-03T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-08-05T14:08:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we're joined with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a>, LA-based&nbsp;theorist, designer, educator, writer, and curator. Readers of Archinect will probably recognize his name from his curatorial work with the exciting annual architecture show "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One Night Stand</a>", and his relatively new series on Archinect &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>&rdquo;.</p> <p>Listen to "Grammatical Supremacy":</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="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> Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture launches digital photo archive Alexander Walter 2017-07-31T13:49:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T13:50:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After three years of planning and design, the College of Arts and Architecture has launched a public, searchable photo archive of images from within the college. The online photo archive, Arts and Architecture Resource Collaborative (AARC), is the product of a partnership among the College of Arts and Architecture Alumni and Communications Office, the Visual Resources Centre (VRC), and Arts and Architecture Information Technology (AAIT).</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARC</a> features images provided by multiple photographers with search criteria customized for the college, including department names, keywords, proper names and dates. Through a series of focus groups with key users and uploaders, the AARC team built a robust metadata structure, providing easy access and user-friendly instructions for searching and uploading images."</em></p> The AIA endorses Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive legislation Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-28T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T13:31:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today in Washington D.C. the AIA strongly voiced its support of bipartisan legislation that makes permanent a key energy efficiency tax incentive for owners and designers of energy efficient buildings and that expands its benefits to designers of hospitals, schools, tribal community facilities and other non-profits. H.R. 3507 introduced by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) also modifies Section 179D of the tax code &ndash; the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction - to make small to midsized architect firms organized as subchapter S corporations eligible for the deduction.<br></p> <p>The section 179D tax deduction was originally passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has been extended several times until it last expired at the end of 2016.&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A recent economic study</a>&nbsp;found that &nbsp;nearly a million jobs over ten years &nbsp;and billions of dollars in annual GDP are created by this widely used deduction. This is ...</p> Humanities go digital with archive of historic Rome Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-26T19:42:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T19:52:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A multidisciplinary team of researchers&nbsp;from University&nbsp;of Oregon, Stanford and Dartmouth have co-developed a new digital archive. The collection contains nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome from the 16th to 20th centuries that are now available <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a> to the public. The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive brings together pieces collected by Lanciani, a renowned Roman archaeologist, and reflect Rome&rsquo;s transformation over the centuries. The physical collection is housed in the Palazzo Venezia.&nbsp;</p> <p>UO architecture Professor James Tice, principal investigator for the Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive, notes the project makes accessible <em>&ldquo;</em>a precious archival collection and demonstrates how similar materials can be made available to scholars, students and the general public through the digital humanities.<em>&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Porto di Ripetta</figcaption></figure><p>Erik Steiner, co-director of the Center for Textual and Spatial Studies (CESTA) at Stanford, observes, <em>&ldquo;</em>this is part of our long-term amb...</p> Editor's Picks #472 Nam Henderson 2017-07-26T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:43:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Capener</a> penned an entry in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Diaries</a> series. It is in part, a reaction to deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, wherein he argues <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political.</a><br></p> <p><strong>ubu loca</strong> summed up the mood of many I suspect "<em>Thank you David. Architects of conscious must speak up, challenge the status-quo, and take action.</em>"</p> <p>Plus, the latest installment of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter</a>, just one month into <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her new post as Dean</a> of the School of Architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>. Of particular note the emphasis placed on diversity, the school as "<em>an engine for upward mobility</em>", "<em>this idea that as architect-citizens</em>" and "<em>alternative modes of professional engagement</em>"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><strong><strong><br></strong></strong></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><strong><br></strong></p> News <p>Diana Budds questioned <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is There So Much Modern Architecture In The NRA&rsquo;s New Ad?</a> <br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> pointed out "<em>Amanda Kolson Hurley also wrote an excellent article about this: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is The Alt-Right So Angry About Architecture?</a>" <strong>Bench</strong> cut straight to the chase "<em>Holy shit. America, y...</em></p> Paul Goldberger writes on the mysticism of Louis Kahn Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T14:07:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn led a generation of architects away from the standard-issue modernism of glass and steel boxes, but his route was gentle, thoughtful, philosophical, and sometimes vaguely mystical, which is part of the reason that he never really became famous. Kahn&rsquo;s semi-obscurity didn&rsquo;t just extend to the cops at Penn Station: The Times obituary had to be written on deadline the night his death became known, because the obit editors hadn&rsquo;t considered him important enough to merit one in advance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his essay on Kahn, Goldberger examines methodologies of biographical writing, and explores the enigmatic aspects of the architect's identity and work.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"You get his essence almost as much through his words as his buildings. Both are somewhat spare and cryptic, and both are rich in meaning. Who else but Kahn could have said, &ldquo;A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end be unmeasurable&hellip;. what is unmeasurable is the psychic spirit.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;I want to give the wall a consciousness.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>Kahn&rsquo;s writing could dance on the edge of psychobabble, and we almost certainly would have been less forgiving if his architecture hadn&rsquo;t been as good as it was. But at their most evocative, Kahn&rsquo;s words don&rsquo;t give us insight into his buildings so much as they do him and the reasons behind his designs. Kahn spent his life in pursuit of the distinct...</em></p> Shane Williamson appointed director of University of Toronto Daniels Master of Architecture program Nicholas Korody 2017-07-20T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T12:27:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shane Williamson</a>, currently an Associate Professor, has been appointed Director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a> Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Master of Architecture Program, effective starting July 1, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Williamson is known for his built, projected, and speculative work, much of which involves using advanced digital tools as the means to &ldquo;critically engage/transform traditional modes of construction and tectonic expression,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;His work seeks to situate digital fabrication and wood construction in a broader cultural context and link theories of design and technology to sustainable building strategies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Williamson is also the Principal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamson Williamson Inc.</a>, a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a> -based studio that does work across a variety of scales, from furniture design to master planning.</p> <p>&ldquo;Williamson brings with him his interest in our Master of Architecture program&rsquo;s relationship to the City of Toronto and the broader profession, and his focus on th...</p> USC's Homeless Studio debuts a new video Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T19:21:21-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously covered by Archinect</a>, MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio is a USC course exploring the architect&rsquo;s role in helping to solve Los Angeles' rapidly accelerating homelessness crisis.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"Getting someone off the street and into permanent housing doesn't happen right away. We are looking at lead time of 2-5 years per project. How do we help people today?"</em>- asks Sofia Borges in the freshly released video.&nbsp;</p> Heather Roberge named Chair of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T19:16:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Associate Professor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Roberge</a> has been appointed to the position of chair of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design</a> effective July 1, 2017. She will take over for interim chair, Professor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, alongside whom she has served as interim vice chair during this past academic year.&nbsp;</p> <p>A designer and educator who has served on the faculty at UCLA since 2002, Roberge is the founder and principal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murmur</a>, an award winning practice based in Los Angeles. Roberge&rsquo;s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural, and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies.</p> Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T06:25:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As government officials in Moscow earmark Constructivist buildings for demolition in a massive project to relocate up to 1.6 million of the city&rsquo;s residents, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Russia&rsquo;s avant-garde architecture has opened in the Shabolovka neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Avant-Garde Museum is located in Na Shabolovke Gallery, which is a part of&nbsp;Khavsko-Shabolovsky housing complex built in the late 1920s by the rationalist Asnova (Association of New Architects). It is part of a district with a rich heritage of early Soviet architecture and design, dominated by the famous hyperboloid Shukhov radio tower. Supported by private grants and volunteers, the museums features photographs, video footage, archaeological fragments, archival materials, blueprints, salvaged interior fittings such as door handle, and tools belonging to the tower's visionary engineer, Vladimir Shukov.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The idea for the space came from the local historian and activist Ilya Malcow, who has spent years collecting artifacts of the area&mdash;many of which are now on show at the museum. The neighborhood is unique, he says, because it was built virtually from scratch after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to house workers for the new factories and institutions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Olga Alexeyenk...</figcaption></figure> Design Academy Eindhoven appoints Joseph Grima as the new Chair Executive Board / Creative Director Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:46:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joseph Grima (40) is a graduate of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the AA</a> and the founder of Space Caviar (Genova, Italy), a design research studio operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics and the public realm. He has extensive international experience as curator, editor and writer in the fields of design and architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph Grima</a>: &ldquo;Despite the extraordinary proliferation of design schools in recent years, there is still an acute shortage of places that actually question what design is. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Academy Eindhoven</a> isn&rsquo;t a school where students simply learn design&mdash;they design design, and each day rethink the parameters through which it shapes society. I look forward to working with the Academy&rsquo;s exceptional staff to help them build a place in which the future is born.&rdquo;</p> The Norman Foster Foundation announces a program of education initiatives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Based in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> and operating globally, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Norman Foster Foundation</a>&nbsp;is a non-profit promoting holistic education and interdisciplinary thinking and research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Followed from the <em>Future is Now</em> forum held in Madrid's Royal Theater on the 1st of June, Mayor of Madrid and Lord Foster brought together leading figures in the fields of science, design, architecture, politics, art, economics and history, to&nbsp;a capacity audience of 2,000 and 75,000 online viewers.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the support of the Rolex Institute, the Foundation will host week-long events in its Madrid Headquarters in November 2017. Grants will be awarded to ten students from around the world for a series of talks, think tanks and workshops led by key individuals, including Norman Foster, on issues such as the city, infrastructure, mobility and technology.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><figcaption>The Norman Foster Foundation. Image courtesy of the NFF</figcaption></figure></figure></figure><p>In October 2017 the Foundation will feature an exhibit titled Common Futures in Madrid's Espacio Fundacion Telefonica. Create...</p> The new exhibition at the National Building Museum, 'Architecture of an Asylum', explores the links between mental health and architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T18:00:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dix made sure the hospital that became St. Elizabeths in 1916 had heat, tall arched windows and screened sleeping porches where patients could catch summer breezes. Photos, models and floor plans included in the museum exhibit show handsome brick buildings &mdash; with towers, high ceilings, open space and river views.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Washington's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>&nbsp;features an exhibit that tells the story of architecture of St. Elizabeths or, as originally named upon its opening in 1855, the Government Hospital for the Insane.&nbsp;</p> <p>Started by Dorothea Dix, the 19th century reformer who fought for the facility to represent healthier standards for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mental health</a> treatment, the history of the federally-operated hospital bears traces of America's changing healthcare system, evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. Image courtesy of National Building Museum</figcaption></figure><p>"Some things cannot be cured," says Denise Everson, an architect in the D.C. area who specializes in design and health. "But I think humane treatment &mdash; I think, creative treatment &mdash; is where we should go as a community, as...</p> The mystery of how Roman concrete has withstood the sea for millennia is finally solved Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T13:09:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modern, steel-embedded concrete seawalls tend to need repair after a few decades of erosion from the endless procession of waves, but the Roman pier at&nbsp;Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy has remained solid for almost two thousand years. Scientists have finally figured out the missing ingredient of this material's longevity, and it turns out to be mineral growth after the concrete has set.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Ancient Roman Seawall at Portus Cosanus in Orbetello. Image: Wikimapia</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>This concept of concrete that grows after it has been set is something&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">that others have been experimenting with</a>&nbsp;recently, but&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a>&nbsp;breaks this new discovery down thusly:</p> <p><em>Roman engineers made concrete by mixing volcanic ash with lime and seawater to make a mortar, and then added chunks of volcanic rock. &nbsp;The combination of ash, water, and lime produces what is called a pozzolanic reaction, named after the city of Pozzuoli in the Bay of Naples, triggering the formation of crystals in the gaps of the mixture as it sets.</em></p> <p><em>Th...</em></p> Architects + artists conceive of the world differently than other people, study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:39:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a study conducted by UCL and Bangor University researchers in which people were shown a Google Street View, a painting of St. Peter's Basilica and a surreal computer generated image, architects, sculptors and painters consistently conceptualized of the space differently than those with no background in these professions. As this article in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Daily</a> explains:</p> <p><em>The painters tended to shift between describing the scene as a 3D space or as a 2D image. Architects were more likely to describe barriers and boundaries of the space, and used more dynamic terms, while sculptors' responses were between the two. Painters and architects also differed in how they described the furthest point of the space, as painters called it the 'back' and architects called it the 'end.' The control participants gave less elaborate responses, which the authors say went beyond just a lack of expert terminology.</em><em></em><br></p> V&A Museum addition includes $70M all-porcelain public courtyard Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T17:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T17:44:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The bold addition features the world's first all-porcelain public courtyard, paved with 11,000 handmade porcelain tiles in 15 different patterns. The tiles were manufactured by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands' oldest registered company, established in 1572.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After six years of construction, the Exhibition Road Quarter, AL_A-designed courtyard space opened yesterday in London's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Victoria and Albert Museum</a>, adding 11,840 square feet of column-free flexible gallery space to the museum to help accommodate the V&amp;A's headline exhibitions. Intended as a meeting point, public square and museum entrance, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AL_A</a>'s extension is V&amp;A&rsquo;s largest architectural intervention in over 100 years.</p> The Harvard GSD unveils restored Richard Rogers’ Wimbledon House in London Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T14:54:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wimbledon house in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, UK, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Rogers</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;1968,&nbsp;was&nbsp;gifted to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a> in 2015 to provide both a residence for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers Fellowship</a>, and&nbsp;GSD's new&nbsp;venue for lectures, symposia, and other events. Restored by British architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Gumuchdjian</a> and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan&nbsp;since 2015, the house premiered yesterday, on June 27.</p> <p>Philip Gumuchdjian, commented &ldquo;Parkside is&nbsp;not just an iconic, flexible machine for living, nor simply a historic experimental building that foretold the architect&rsquo;s future work; it was also a home with a unique memory, patina, and aura. Conserving these qualities within a wholly refurbished twenty-first-century building tailored to Harvard&rsquo;s new use was our aim and hopefully the achievement of the team&rsquo;s work.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Richard Rogers&rsquo;s Wimbledon House. Photograph by Iwan Baan. Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design.</figcaption></figure><p>Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, whom re-designed the garden context&nbsp; from the street front...</p> NCARB reports architects take 12.5 years on average to get their licenses, down from 14 years in 2013 Julia Ingalls 2017-06-27T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T21:08:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2013, it took an architect an average of 14 years to complete the initial education, myriad examinations and extra curricular activities neccessary to acheive licensure. In 2016, that figure dropped by 1.5 years thanks in part to an accelerated testing schedule. As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a press release</a> notes, "NCARB's work with licensing boards over the past decade have focused on streamlining, updating, and aligning two key pillars on the path to licensure&mdash;the Architectural Experience Program&trade; (AXP&trade;) and the Architect Registration Examination&reg; (ARE&reg;)&mdash;leading to a reduction in completion times. Plus, candidates for architecture licenses are increasingly overlapping these two programs."&nbsp;</p> 17 Architecture Schools now offer a faster track to becoming an architect Sponsor 2017-06-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T15:40:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href=";utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seventeen US architecture schools</a> now offer their students a faster track to becoming an architect; NCARB&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure</a> (IPAL).&nbsp; Students in IPAL programs will document the same number of hours of work experience, pass the same exams, and earn the same architecture degree as their non-accelerated counterparts &ndash; but they will have the opportunity to accomplish all of this before they graduate from college. &nbsp;</p> <p>California leads the way, with three participating institutions (New School of Architecture and Design, University of Southern California and Woodbury University), but IPAL is making an impact in architecture schools from coast to coast, and NCARB has pledged to work with state licensing boards to increase the number of jurisdictions which will accept this alternative to the traditional sequence of school, then work, then testing.</p> <p>Typically, architectural training begins with graduation from a professional degree...</p> Yale students are raising awareness about homelessness and affordable housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T18:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside the pavilion is a long table embedded with exhibits and audio stations telling the stories of people who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, along with excerpts from data sets, state reports, urban theory, poetry, and literature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working&nbsp;with New Haven-based homeless services provider <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus House</a>,&nbsp;students from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;designed an interactive pavilion that will be featured at this year&rsquo;s festival together with&nbsp;an exhibition of student work in the YSoA architecture gallery showing proposals for affordable two-unit dwellings. </p> <p>&ldquo;The built environment affects us all, and it is our belief that architects and designers have an important role to play in addressing many of the most vexing issues of our time, including the shortage of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> and making our cities more inclusive," states&nbsp;Deborah Berke, Dean of the YSoA. </p> <p>The pavilion is open to the public 10AM - 4PM through June 24, and the exhibition will be on display Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. through Aug. 12 at the YSoA gallery, 180 York St.</p> Heather Woofter to lead architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2017-06-20T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:15:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axi:Ome llc</a>, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> <p>Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.</p> <p>She will succeed&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Lindsey</a>, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bruce leaves a significant legacy,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &nbsp;&ldquo;His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus a...</p> Machines Don't Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus's Student-Built Structures Paul Petrunia 2017-06-15T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:24:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today&rsquo;s show follows up on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions episode </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">83</a>, when we discussed this first year of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities</a>, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today&rsquo;s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball State University</a> team, and Martin Summers from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>Listen to "Machines Don't Care":</p><ul></ul><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="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> Does architectural education "brainwash" students? Nikos A. Salingaros thinks so Julia Ingalls 2017-06-13T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently I&rsquo;ve come to the reluctant conclusion that architectural education does some very specific things to its students, and in remarkably short order: 1.) It disconnects them from their bodies....2.) It brainwashes them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a brief article on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Common Edge</a>, the University of Texas San Antonio's Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros lists five effects he's witnessed as a teacher on students, and they include disasociation from one's body, a certain brainwashing through abstraction, and an emphasis on insularity and novelty over the actual human experience of a building. As he notes:</p><p><em>Contemporary architecture is obsessed, to the point of arrogance, with &ldquo;innovation.&rdquo; But unless you&rsquo;re trained to admire and revere it for its own sake (something architecture students are routinely taught), aggressive &ldquo;novelty&rdquo; often triggers negative reactions from everyone else: alarm, anxiety, even physio-psychological pain. Remember the poor Vitra firemen, unwitting victims of &ldquo;cutting edge&rdquo; architecture? That&rsquo;s just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, as far as alienation and architecture are concerned. Once upon a time, shareable stories were embedded onto and into buildings. Today architects detach their stories and apply them inst...</em></p>