Archinect - News 2017-10-19T03:24:10-04:00 Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> Take your sketching to the next level: Morpholio launches Trace Pro app for the iPad Pro & Pencil Archinect 2015-11-11T19:54:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:59:42-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Ever since <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple announced</a> the launch of the supersized iPad Pro tablet and its Pencil companion, the anticipation grew which new apps&mdash;specifically developed for designers and creatives&mdash;could fully make use of the enhanced capacity: a more powerful A9X processor, larger 12.9-inch Retina display and stylus precision encouraged potential new features that neither traditional tablets nor desktop computers had been capable of. "It could offer a lot to designers who still bring out tracing paper before launching inDesign or Rhino," Nicholas Korody <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> on Archinect after the product launch in September.</p><p>One exciting new app that promises to fully bridge that gap between physical and digital sketching via iPad Pro and Pencil was just launched by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> this week: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace Pro</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Here is some more information we've received from Morpholio:</p><p><strong>Trace Pro Unleashes 5 Super Tools: </strong></p><p><strong>Hyper Zooming with Scale:</strong><br>Zoom from a plan sketch, into a room, into the furniture, and ultimately into the details. Trace...</p> The Fairy Tales 2016 competition is now open for registration! Justine Testado 2015-10-14T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-03-26T14:03:35-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Brush up on those storytelling skills, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition 2016</a> launches today! First started in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014</a> by Blank Space, the competition invites the creatively inclined &mdash; architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students, and the like &mdash; to pen their own architectural fairy tale. Entrants get to use fictional storytelling as a means to explore architectural possibilities and discuss real-world topics.</p><p>The last two competitions were wildly successful, with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015</a> reeling in a record-breaking 2,000 stories from participants in 65 countries. Who knows what the 2016 edition will bring?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>2015 1st prize winner: &ldquo;Empty&rdquo; by Zigeng Wang.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>2014 1st prize winner: &ldquo;Chapter Thirteen&rdquo; by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O&rsquo;Leary.</em></p><p>The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>Participants can register for a <strong>special early-bird discount...</strong></p> Daniel Libeskind launch guest editor of new CNN Style platform Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:10:16-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Today sees the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for intelligent, stylish content spanning the worlds of fashion, design, architecture, art, autos and luxury. Throughout July, CNN Style welcomes renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind [...]. As guest editor, Libeskind has commissioned a series of pieces about architecture to be published through July, given an exclusive video interview to CNN Style and written about the interplay of architecture and emotion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CNN Style launched today with the inaugural editorial piece by Daniel Libeskind, "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We mustn't forget the deep emotional impact of the buildings around us</a>."</p><p>In the network's announcement, Libeskind is quoted:&nbsp;"I feel very lucky to be CNN Style's inaugural guest editor.&nbsp;It's a brilliant opportunity to communicate ideas about architecture and cities in an exciting new format.&nbsp; The spirit and emotionality of architecture is at the core of my practice [...]."</p> Just Launched: eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition Justine Testado 2013-08-26T18:22:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:16:13-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It's time for the infamous eVolo Skyscraper Competition! As many of you here are probably familiar with, eVolo Magazine's Skyscraper Competition gives participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs while thoroughly examining its definition, its purposes, and its potential in the 21st century. All students, architects, engineers, and designers are welcome to compete&mdash;with multidisciplinary teams being encouraged. So start gathering your teams now!</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bracket [Goes Soft] Toronto Book Launch OpenWorkshop 2013-02-22T19:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-16T18:12:45-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Bracket [Goes Soft] Toronto book launch will be hosted by creatures:collective on March 1st, starting at 7pm. Editors Lola Sheppard and Neeraj Bhatia will launch the book, which will be available for purchase. Edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Lola Sheppard of Infranet Lab, this second volume in the impressive [bracket] series &ldquo;examines the use and implications of soft today &ndash; from the scale of material innovation to territorial networks.&rdquo; Free and open to the public, no RSVP is required.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bracket 2 — Goes Soft launch event in Houston February 17 Archinect 2013-02-13T10:30:00-05:00 >2013-02-13T18:23:30-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Bracket [Goes Soft] HOUSTON Book Launch and Discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Ned Dodington, Scott Colman, and Christopher Hight. February 17th @ Architecture Center Houston</p> Bracket 2 — Goes Soft, available soon, launch event in NYC this Friday Archinect 2013-02-05T09:52:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T16:03:10-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> This Friday: Bracket [Goes Soft] NEW YORK Book Launch and Discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Fionn Byrne, Michael Chen, Leigha Dennis, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, Geoff Manaugh and Chris Perry. February 8th @ Studio-X NYC</p> d3 launches first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble Archinect 2012-08-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:50:08-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of <em>d3:dialog: &gt;assemble</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Here's the official announcement we've received from d3:</p> <p> <em>&gt;assemble</em> will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.<br> d3 publications may be purchased on-line in Europe and North America (<a href=";qid=1345180402&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=d3%3Adialog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon</a>).</p> <p> <strong><em>Assemble</em><br><em>d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design</em></strong><br> editors, Gregory Marinic &amp; Mary-Jo Schlachter<br> 320 pages in full color</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>d3:dialog</em> is an international journal of con...</p> CLOG : APPLE Launches in NYC this Friday Alexander Walter 2012-02-13T14:54:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Here's a hot event for you New Yorkers this week: CLOG is officially launching its anticipated second issue, titled CLOG : APPLE, at Van Alen Books this Friday, February 17, 7pm.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>CLOG : APPLE </em></a>showcases over 50 international contributors, including architects, designers, cartoonists, comedians, engineers and other industry leaders. Highlights include an examination of Steve Jobs's Eichler-designed childhood home; the evolution of Apple's store designs; its leading role in innovative glass engineering; the symbolism and urban implications of the new Cupertino headquarters design; reactions to Apple Campus 2 by notable architects and critics; and an interview with one of Apple Computer's original three founders, Ronald Wayne.</p> <p> Contributors include Michael Abrahamson, Paul Adamson, Gary Allen, Collin Anderson, Haik Avanian, Rachel Berger, Freek Bos, Gabrielle Brainard, Tom Brooksbank, Keith Burns, Marcus Carter, Haiko Cornelissen, Philippine d'Avout D'Auerstaedt, Erandi de Silva, Kevin Erickson, Matthew J. Giordano, Hanny Hindi, Julia van den Hout, Allyn Hughes, Alex Kilian, Klaus, Austin Kotting, Michael Kubo, Jimenez Lai, Nicholas Leahy, Christopher Lee, Fr...</p>