Archinect - News 2017-08-22T14:52:39-04:00 SCI-Arc EDGE launches four new scholarships Nicholas Korody 2016-11-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:46:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Almost exactly a year ago, the <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=8&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwj2qa7_sKHQAhWJwiYKHVz2DxwQFghHMAc&amp;;usg=AFQjCNH2blWhuw75Sgv-ymuwbczLpvKFsg&amp;sig2=oa89tIWGXk_1zkeL-fMlFQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> (SCI-Arc) launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE</a>, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, a postgraduate degree program. Now, the school has just announced the launch of four new scholarships for the program, amounting to the full tuition. The scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on merit. A scholarship will be available for each program: Master of Science in Architectural Technologies, Master of Science in the Design of Cities, Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment, and Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m extremely proud to announce these new scholarships,&rdquo; said <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ruy</a>, Chair of Postgraduate Programs. &ldquo;It represents SCI-Arc EDGE&rsquo;s complete commitment to forward-thinking scholarship and research during what has now become clear as an uncertain moment in history.&rdquo;</p><p>The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.</p><p></p><p>More news from SCI-Arc:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: 'Ensemblespiel' Makes Uncanny Arc...</a></li></ul> Robert Durst's favorite spot in LA? SCI-Arc! Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T15:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:16:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an exchange with The Times following his sentencing Wednesday, real estate heir Robert Durst reflected on his health, politics in America and the 16-year-old murder case that&rsquo;s expected to bring him back to Los Angeles this summer. [...] Were there places in L.A. that he liked best? &ldquo;SCI-Arc,&rdquo; he replied.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Of course.</p><p>For more news from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Liberal Education: Tom Wiscombe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #14</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philosopher Graham Harman to join SCI-Arc faculty</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program</a></li></ul> SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T20:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T14:34:16-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the short time since Hernan Diaz Alonso assumed directorship of SCI-Arc, the prestigious architecture institute has already seen quite a few changes. Adding to the roster of programs at the newly-founded&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a graduate center focusing on something like the "edges" of the rapidly-expanding discipline, SCI-Arc has just announced "MEAT", or "Making Exhibitions in Architecture Today", a graduate-level summer program for aspiring architecture curators.</p><p>Helmed by the respected theorist (and UCLA faculty member) Sylvia Lavin, MEAT intends to introduce summer students to the "intellectual and curatorial potentials in architectural exhibition practices".</p><p>The program will comprise a three and a half week course following an "intensive schedule of seminars and excursions," notably to local museums, galleries, and studios. Guest lecturers will include Sarah Herda of the Graham Foundation, Paola Antonelli from MoMA, and Giovanna Borasi from the Canadian Centre for Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Launching MEAT...</p> Editor's Picks #435 Nam Henderson 2015-11-19T17:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T21:25:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;first piece for Archinect, was a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> from the front lines of the London Design Festival.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;talked with Guggenheim Fellow and Los Angeles Times book critic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ulin about his book &lsquo;Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles&rsquo;</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>Over at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal</a>,&nbsp;Jennifer Smith wrote about the ongoing LDMC plans for a performing-arts center planned within the World Trade Center complex.&nbsp;<strong>buck i</strong>&nbsp;let's the cat out of the bag "<em>Its REX. my buddy has been working on this for a while--can't wait to see it revealed. Wyly 2.0 I hope.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The second season of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> premiered</a> with some changes. A new, shorter format <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>, along with a new podcast, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions: One-to-One</a>, aka an interview show, straight-up.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Karody</a>&nbsp;criticized <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>There are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now</a> 14 programs working with NCARB to offer licensure upon graduation.&nbsp;<strong>null pointer</strong> believes "<em>the result of...</em></p> Eric Owen Moss Bids "Not Farewell But Fare Forward" at SciArc Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-12-22T15:22:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m the ENEMY!&rdquo; Moss hollered as he stepped onto the dais in front of a packed hall at SCI-Arc, awaiting his final address as dean last Thursday. Moss might as well have said, &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This is Cinerama</a>,&rdquo; as the single projection that had backgrounded the introductory remarks dramatically opened into three-synced projections producing a single, massive image that stretched along the entirety of the wall. A <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cartoon monkey</a> is startled by his reflection and the text above reads, &ldquo;We have met the enemy and he is u&#822;s&#822; me."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Before Moss began his lecture, aptly titled &ldquo;Not Farewell but Fare Forward,&rdquo; Tom Gilmore and Hernan Diaz Alonso delivered laudatory introductions. Gilmore described Moss as alternating between Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza, the first in a series of references to Cervantes&rsquo; work, apparently something that Moss has himself cultivated in prior talks. Alonso, who will succeed Moss as dean of the school, attempted to provide &ldquo;20 seconds [of] touch-touchy feely-feely,&rdquo; to...</p> Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design Justine Testado 2014-06-02T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T15:23:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="823" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baumgartner+Uriu</a> looked to none other than Mother Nature for their<em> Apertures</em> installation, which was publicly displayed at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's <em>Apertures </em>sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Animated Apertures" Housing Tower</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>that was exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France.</p><p>Whatever its organic form reminds you of, the shell structure let visitors catch a glimpse of B+U's ongoing exploration in architectural biomimicry and how it challenges the boundaries of ecological design.</p><p>Read on for more project details from B+U:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Rooted in Baumgartner+Uriu&rsquo;s work and ongoing research, Apertures challe...</p> Glen Small, "Zaha Hadid Exhibit @ Sci-Arc Sham" Orhan Ayyüce 2012-12-09T22:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T08:48:58-05:00 <img src="" width="566" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the recent october 12, 2012 installation at sci-arc with zaha hadid partner patrik schumacher, demonstrated trying to emulate thin shell construction with sticks. it can be done, but not like what was built in the sci-arc museum demonstration space recently. thin shell depends upon significant warpage of surfaces. the ambitious shapes sought were a confused mess, reduced to sculpture with no inherent structure. in one instant relying on connecting into the museum space wall to brace itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In his review Glen Small calls Zaha Hadid Exhibit at SCI Arc a sham and here is why...</p> Question of the Year and SCI-Arc 2011 Thesis Reviews by Glen Small Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-06T14:28:03-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="597" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FORTY YEARS TOO SOON?&rdquo; Question of the year from Jeffrey Kipnis to Glen Small at a rooftop bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p> SCI-ARC SCREEN TEST, I SHALL RETURN is a fun to read blog post with behind the scenes imagery. It includes an honest review of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI Arc 2011 Thesis Projects</a>&nbsp;as told by one of school's founding fathers, a visionary green architect and great critic, Glen Howard Small.&nbsp;</p> Short Essay: Empty Halls of Summer Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-03T14:42:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in&nbsp;school&nbsp;and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment, and even found forgotten cash and recreational drugs here and there. Scavenging with few other friends who also enjoyed the summer like this, grilling fine dinners, drinking cheap wine and occasional sex with people who wanted to hang out with the urban campers. We could do whatever we wanted to and even invited out of town guests to stay and take advantage of free lodging.</p> <p> The first day of school in Fall was always a sad day when the places we made friends with and used for many things all of a sudden were&nbsp;occupied by strangers who didn't sense their gravity and give their love like we did. The stories developed around particular spaces quickly&nbsp;evaporated&nbsp;and days start to get shorter. No more ba...</p>