Archinect - News 2017-08-20T17:20:27-04:00 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> Michael Hays to teach free online course through Harvard Nicholas Korody 2017-01-20T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T00:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced that K. Michael Hays will offer a free online course starting on February 28. The course will be part of the Harvard EdX platform, which facilitates MOOC&rsquo;s, or Massive Open Online Courses.</p><p>Entitled &ldquo;The Architectural Imagination&rdquo;, the course will look at &ldquo;some of history&rsquo;s most important examples that show how architecture engages, mediates, and expresses a culture&rsquo;s complex aspirations.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Alongside Hays, Erika Naginski and Antoine Picon will help teach the course.&nbsp;</p> Harvard GSD launches new fellowship in partnership with Perkins+Will to support students of color Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-04T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T00:09:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture is often criticized for its lack of diversity, and many feel that education is a key way to address the issue for the future. In that vein, Harvard's GSD announced yesterday the establishment of the Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund, designed to "provide expanded academic opportunities to African American and other under-represented architecture and design students at the GSD."</p><p>At the announcement, Philip Freelon of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will</a> noted the significance of such fellowships in encouraging (and attracting) diversity at the GSD: &ldquo;As the design profession continues to attract a more diverse talent base, this gift will provide students of color with financial assistance that could make pursuing an advanced degree at the GSD possible. It&rsquo;s an important step in broadening the GSD&rsquo;s reach.&rdquo;</p><p>GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi thanked Perkins+Will and Phil Freelon, referring to how&nbsp;&ldquo;the creativity, dynamism, and success of our GSD community are enriched by and even contingent on an increasingly&nbsp;...</p> Koolhaas speaks at the GSD: architecture is "clearly dedicated to political correctness" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-07T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T16:02:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I see architecture as almost a political work" [...] &ldquo;We are in a radically divided world&rdquo; in which &ldquo;architecture is not dealing with those political issues in a really sophisticated way,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;I think that both the art world and the architecture world &hellip; [are] pretty intolerant in terms of engaging&rdquo; with political worlds beyond Western democracies."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent news from Rem and OMA:</p><ul><li><a title="OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released</a></li><li><a title="Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe</a></li><li><a title="OMA's hyper Corb" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's hyper Corb</a></li><li><a title="To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li></ul> Harvard Design Magazine's newest issue, "Run for Cover", probes the relationship between architecture and fear Nicholas Korody 2016-10-06T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:34:39-04:00 <img src="" width="560" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Can we think our way out of fear? Design our way through dread?&rdquo; ask the editors of &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Run for Cover</a>&rdquo;, <em>Harvard Design Magazine</em>&rsquo;s Summer/Spring issue. The 42nd edition of the journal questions the relationship between architecture and fear, troubling the normative expectation for architecture to act as shelter.</p><p>After all, architecture already is weaponized, serves as a mechanism for control, a target for attacks, a tool of segregation. This is increasingly true in the &ldquo;age of terror&rdquo;, when &ldquo;we blind ourselves to the regimes of control enacted in the name of safety which ultimately encroach on our civil liberties.&rdquo;</p><p><em>Run for Cover </em>features writing by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a>, Jennifer Sigler, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro Partners</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blair Kamin</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright</a>&mdash;among many others. You can read <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">select articles</a> online now, or purchase the whole thing for &euro; 18.00.</p><p><em>Archinect has previously included the Harvard Design Magazine in our </em><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print</a></strong><em> series, which is an experiment in translating written work on to the screen....</em></p> Turn the lights off on the way out: Iñaki Ábalos's keynote at Day 2 of the GSD's Heliomorphism conference Anthony Morey 2016-09-19T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T22:56:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day one of Heliomorphism</a>, the inaugural conference convened by the new research arm of the Harvard Graduate School of Design&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office for Urbanization</a>,&nbsp;ended with Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects finally breaking through the jargon and superficiality of the topic at hand. The theme of the environment, solar performance along with sustainability were all absorbed and raised to the echelon of where they should exist; as already built in qualities of any project, not a topic or excuse for architectural exuberance. Thom Mayne&rsquo;s ability to recognize and exploit this only provided further proof of the scale, method, and nature of his work as worthy of his recognition and role as a leader in the discipline.</p><p>Sadly, during the second and final day of the conference we found ourselves again forcibly located at the epicenter of Ivy League semantic blurring and Copernican alignments. Day one seemed to have fallen into the shadows of the tone and wording at hand. The day was kicked off with a s...</p> Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App Archinect 2012-11-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T17:50:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecological Urbanism app adapts content from the GSD&rsquo;s book of the same name for a tablet. Much more than an ebook, it&rsquo;s an entirely new way of looking at the information interactively. With the majority of the world&rsquo;s population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, Ecological Urbanism addresses the expanding practice of sustainable design. A timely evolution of the book, this iPad app visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-10-24T20:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:36:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. In a departure from previous years, and in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Prize, five winners will share the award equally, each recognized with $25,000 for their work as social design pioneers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> An awards ceremony will take place on November 15, 2012, at Harvard Graduate School of Design, followed the next day with a forum of presentations by the 2012 winners and panel discussions with a curated group of respondents. The awards ceremony and daylong forum are free and open to the public.</p> Marc Simmons, "Process Performance" Archinect 2012-04-06T18:34:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T18:52:23-04:00 <em><p>With the firm Front, in which he is a Partner, Marc Simmons has collaborated on projects with OMA, Asymptote Architecture, ARO, Beyer Blinder Belle, Gehry Partners, Herzog &amp; De Meuron, Kengo Kuma, KPF, Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects, Renzo Piano, Sejima + Nishizawa Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Toshiko Mori, and many other architects. His lecture will explore themes in his recent work, including the speculative and experimental potential of the facade specialist.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian's GSD blog</a></p> From the School Blogs: Schmancy new website for the GSD Archinect 2011-08-29T14:36:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:44-04:00 <img src="" width="519" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a quick note to say that it looks like the GSD's new website, which has been in the works for the past few years, is live! I haven't even looked through it yet, but you can check it out here. The site is designed by Pentagram.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: Arigatou gozaimasu, Mohsen-sama! Archinect 2011-08-27T19:25:22-04:00 >2011-08-29T13:43:05-04:00 <img src="" width="350" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this semester&rsquo;s Paris studio offering, we have made plans to continue the Study Abroad Program in Tokyo for the Spring 2012 term. Toyo Ito will instruct the studio, focusing on the tsunami-hit area of Japan.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: Gund Hall is Naked Archinect 2011-08-22T11:26:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:47:00-04:00 <img src="" width="519" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like everyone else who's heading back to school this fall, I'm not yet prepared to let go of summer. There are so many things I wanted to do but haven't yet done! I just need a bit more time. I'm not ready yet!</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: Slow summer...slummer Archinect 2011-08-18T12:43:08-04:00 >2011-08-18T13:02:14-04:00 <img src="" width="419" height="556" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Do you remember when you took driving lessons and the teacher said to be particularly careful about your speed when you're exiting a highway, because you've adjusted to its high speeds? Same thing here, the other way around. And the lazy pace of a summer of glorious unemployment surely also helps, but a walk to the gym, to the river, or to see friends a few blocks away is enough for me at the moment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From the School Blogs: On Loyalties Divided (re: sacking of Michael Jemtrud at McGill) Paul Petrunia 2011-06-26T12:03:36-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="519" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An institution isn't just a logo, a set of buildings and protocols, and the legal and economic capacity to grant degrees, hire employees, and command public attention. It's not a means to an end&mdash;a place where you cough up your time, money, and effort in exchange for other goods, such as credentials or a salary. An institution is built on traditions, community, and relationships built one at a time between the people who make themselves a part of it. It is a family, of sorts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In the School Blogs: HKGBOS: a collaborative photo project with School Blogger Andreas Viglakis Paul Petrunia 2011-05-31T14:18:36-04:00 >2011-06-03T02:04:14-04:00 <img src="" width="519" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And, well, now I'm in the hospital after a bicycle accident yesterday, waiting for surgery on my foot, ankle, and leg. Luckily I didn't hurt anything else. But you can follow my progress, in all the gory details, over the next few weeks at HKGBOS.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Get well soon Lian!</p> Live Blog: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Paul Petrunia 2011-05-05T18:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T17:43:13-04:00 <img src="" width="519" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jacques Herzog: I don't believe in books on architecture; they're bound to fail and disappear even sooner than architecture...which can last for hundreds of years [before disappearing]. Not that I don't respect people who write books.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New UG Architecture Concentration Planned at GSD Paul Petrunia 2011-04-23T14:24:09-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <em><p>Harvard&rsquo;s Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Graduate School of Design are developing a new undergraduate concentration in architectural studies planned to be offered for the first time in the fall of 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Korean Dance-Off and Cory Booker Paul Petrunia 2011-04-15T20:10:06-04:00 >2011-04-25T11:59:06-04:00 <img src="" width="519" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Korea GSD hosts one of the very best Beer and Dogs* events of the year because they prepare Korean food and a dance performance. This year, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) also sent a group to perform.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>