Archinect - News 2017-08-23T00:35:09-04:00 Stand on the shoulders of giants as CERN's architect in residence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-05T15:40:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:14:11-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A year before discovering the Higgs boson, aka &ldquo;God&rdquo;, particle, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) established its own arts residency. Formed in 2011, the Collide@CERN program pairs artists with CERN physicists in Geneva to collaborate on art and research projects, banking on the idea that artistic experimentation and theoretical physicists are both ultimately concerned with the same thing: "both are ways to explore our existence &ndash; what it is to be human and our place in the universe,&rdquo; <a href=";utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">according to</a> program director Ariane Koek. The first collaboration between artist Julius von Bismarck and theoretical physicist James Wells was so fruitful that CERN developed Accelerate@CERN in 2013, which enables a country to set up and sponsor a specific "Research Stay" within CERN&rsquo;s labs. Now, Austria is looking for an architect to work at CERN.</p><p>What does this entail? For one month of pure research, an architect will be paired with a CERN physicist &ndash; to work, think, and ideate to...</p> [Call for Residents] Spend the Summer in Detroit with Practice┬ĚSpace Sponsor 2014-03-27T17:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-06T14:51:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Practice&middot;Space Residency program is a 4-month alternative vocational training for young architects, designers, and creatives looking to deepen existing skills collaborating on real building projects in Detroit.</p><p>Based out of a former auto garage in Detroit&rsquo;s North Corktown neighborhood, Residents are invited to collaborate with Detroit-based entrepreneurs launching new businesses in old spaces. Over the course of the 4-month term, Residents work in teams to develop architectural concepts, discover new business models, and weave compelling stories to attract the support that will allow the projects to move forward.</p><p>Beyond the project specific experience, Residents gain direct access to a network of experts and advisors, including an Off-Site studio membership, which features a dedicated desk and usage of the Practice&middot;Space workspace as a homebase.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Residency requires a part-time commitment of 20 hours per week. The program intentionally leaves considerable time open for Residents ...</p> Arctic Architecture: Svalbard arcticarchitecture 2012-04-09T13:30:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T15:10:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Arctic Architecture: Svalbard is the first book in a series that will explore the inevitability of northward human migration, its impact on the landscape, and the possibility that sustainable architecture can accommodate human expansion while minimizing environmental damage. Additional volumes focusing on other Arctic locations are also planned. But your support for this first volume is critical.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I'm using <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to raise funds for participation in The Arctic Circle, a residency for artists, architects, and scientists that takes place in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. During the residency, I plan to explore the landscape and existing settlements and use that research as the basis for a book, <em>Arctic Architecture: Svalbard</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The book will include maps, diagrams, large-format photographs, and drawings that document the past and present, along with several theoretical projects that show how climate change might affect future settlement of this currently inhospitable landscape. Recent projects by Norwegian architecture firm Jarmund/Vigsn&aelig;s, as well as the "Doomsday Vault" in Longyearbyen, demonstrate how architecture in Svalbard is affected by geographic isolation and the extreme climate. I want to take these influences even further, exploring what the architecture of Svalbard could be like decades or even centuries from now.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> With some scientists claiming th...</p>