Archinect - News 2017-08-21T02:19:52-04:00 To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T14:28:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia have suggested that modular construction techniques are key to assuaging cities' housing shortages.</p><p>Associate engineering professor Kasun Hewage at UBC, along with PhD candidate Mohammad Kamali, <a href=";q=1059863044&amp;qz=cbcbb6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conducted</a> "the first comprehensive review of conventional and modular construction research of its kind," and found that increased factory-produced housing should make it easier for prospective renters and buyers to find a place. It would help cities provide more options that can be built "cheaper, faster and results in fewer workplace injuries," according to Hewage. Their findings were recently published in the journal&nbsp;<em><a href=";q=1059863044&amp;lm=96159460&amp;r=821099&amp;qz=ea0445c4610aa763eebfd0da9764a9f6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews</a></em>.</p><p>Modular construction is obviously not a new method, but has a bit of a negative rep according to the researchers&mdash;the public tends to associate the method with lower-quality structures, and communities like trailer parks. But the study, which reviewed construction data between 2000 and ...</p> Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-19T12:52:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:53:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="2947" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from the University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>UBC SALA has two lectures left for the season. Lectures will take place at 6:30 pm at UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson Street. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>March 24</em><br><strong>Cristina Moreno + Erfren Grinda</strong> / AMID (Cero9) Architects</p><p><em>March 31</em><br><strong>Benedetta Tagliabue</strong> / Miralles/Tagliabue Architects<br><br>For further info, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> From the School Blogs: A House for Douglas Coupland Archinect 2011-07-18T14:45:56-04:00 >2011-07-18T18:04:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Douglas Coupland, the Canadian author, also buddies with our Professor Tony Robbins was the surprise client for our final studio project. After the installation gallery and precedent studies we tasked with designing a small house for a hypothetical client. The client was described as an artist and a writer and these two professions dictated the dualities of his personality.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: Exploring Space Paul Petrunia 2011-06-15T16:40:32-04:00 >2011-06-15T16:44:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This fall [Tony Robins] taught [a studio], which he called &lsquo;Exploring Space&rsquo;, with another young, local architect, James Eidse. James currently works at the Patkau&rsquo;s office on Granville Island. The goal of their studio was to create spaces first, with a focus on conceptual development, materials, form-finding and detailing; layering in structure and program afterwards. The studio was obviously the most coveted of the semester and I was lucky to get a spot via the school&rsquo;s lottery system.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: The other side of the crit. Paul Petrunia 2011-06-13T17:44:20-04:00 >2011-06-15T16:44:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since last summer I have had my best studio so far, instructed by Architect Tony Robins; spent a term in London at the AA; and got a job at BIG in Copenhagen for the summer. But, before we get into all that I&rsquo;ll start off at the beginning: September 2010.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>