Archinect - News 2017-08-20T13:40:48-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000464/center-for-urban-pedagogy-accepting-applications-for-inaugural-change-in-design-fellowship Center for Urban Pedagogy accepting applications for inaugural Change in Design Fellowship Justine Testado 2017-03-30T20:18:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T18:36:40-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/22/22cud8hse2russra.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As many recent surveys have noted, the design world has been slow to incorporate people from historically under-represented communities into its ranks, particularly in leadership positions. While a variety of causes lead to this, and greater efforts are required to address it, we are committed to using our resources to contribute to and catalyze that change in design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At a time when inclusion is as crucial as ever in the architecture community and beyond, the non-profit <a href="http://welcometocup.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Urban Pedagogy</a> in Brooklyn is encouraging designers from historically under-represented communities in the design profession to apply to their inaugural Change in Design Fellowship, a&nbsp;yearlong career training and mentorship program.</p><p>The call for applications is open to anyone who identifies as a member of an under-represented community (including but not limited to people of color, people from low-income, immigrant, or LGBTQ communities, formerly incarcerated people, and others), with a strong interest in CUP's work.</p><p>The fellowship is probably the best fit for recent design graduates, but applicants aren't required to have a degree. However, applicants will need to submit a portfolio and any evidence that demonstrates their design abilities and proficiency in design software.&nbsp;The fellowship is also a full-time position that includes a monthly stipend and benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>The Fel...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149995591/hurry-up-deadline-to-enter-the-2017-core77-design-awards-is-coming-up-march-29th Hurry up — deadline to enter the 2017 Core77 Design Awards is coming up March 29th Sponsor 2017-03-07T12:16:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T12:55:22-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/r3/r3pfi4uze3m533o4.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://designawards.core77.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/b8/b8b45io5bygo6f43.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://designawards.core77.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The 2017 Core77 Design Awards is officially open for entries, so choose your best design projects from last year and enter them today! 2017 marks the seventh year student and professional designers from all over the globe will submit their most inspired, innovated, and thought-provoking work to be critiqued and honored by our internationally distributed panel of jurors. Core77 is proud to host a celebration of design enterprise that consistently surfaces fresh perspectives, daring approaches to traditional challenges, and projects that simply delight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/aldbben0sk8a7gae.jpg">&uarr; <em><a href="http://bit.ly/2jeqA7i" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Built Environment Professional Winner - Outside In by IKD</a></em></p><p>Whether you're a returning honoree looking to add to your legacy, or a new designer looking to make your first mark, the Core77 Design Awards is an excellent way to broadcast your work, showcase your talent, and receive recognition for your design efforts. It's also among the most inclusive awards programs worldwide, offe...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962767/live-in-muji-s-window-house-for-two-years-for-free Live in Muji's Window House for two years, for free Justine Testado 2016-08-11T17:54:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T20:48:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/bp/bpdpcnwu9joyfuer.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Still dreaming about living in one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/208476/muji" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji</a>'s pre-fab houses? That wish can come true for one lucky person, and maybe their family or friends. The lifestyle brand is currently accepting applications for a two-year residency in a new test model of Muji's Window House in Kamakura&mdash;rent-free and fully furnished.</p><p>Unlike <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Vertical House</a> that was designed to squeeze into Tokyo's tight spaces, the Window House can enjoy more wiggle room in areas with less urban density. The seaside town of Kamakura has a population of approximately 174,000, while Tokyo boasts about 13.6 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yx/yxxkrph01aq9vue0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nk6v26aqejrevmww.jpg"><br><em>Photos via Spoon &amp; Tamago.</em></p><p>As its name states, the two-story Window House has windows on all four sides that are strategically positioned to allow for optimal airflow and natural light. Although Muji will cover the expenses, the winning applicant &mdash; whether it's a single person, a group of friends, or a family &mdash; will have to provide feedback about their experience to staff in an ongoing monitoring process. On top of t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T01:29:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/14755273/new-archinect-s-online-job-application-center NEW: Archinect's Online Job Application Center Archinect 2011-07-28T15:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cy/cy7b8o352usslf3q.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is working hard to connect <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring firms</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/jobseekers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">job seekers</a>. In tumultuous economic times, it may become hard for a firm that seeks to employ new talent to find the right match among hundreds of received applications. That is why we recently launched a brand new service for job advertisers and job applicants alike, the <strong>Archinect Online Job Application Center</strong>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/i4/i4narzi0eorwc7gg.png"></p> <p> We designed the service with both ends of the, often tedious, application process in mind.</p> <p> <strong>JOB APPLICANTS can:</strong></p> <ul><li> apply for any job listing on Archinect that uses the new service, with only a couple mouse clicks, directly from the listing page</li> <li> personalize the application with a cover letter</li> <li> use their Archinect profile to provide employment and education history, show off their skills and of course use the projects on their profile as work samples</li> <li> save money by not having to mail out expensive hard-copy portfolios or exceeding your internet bandwidth</li> <li> easily keep track of their sent out application...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/6706028/call-for-applications-unknown-fields-design-workshop-in-chernobyl-and-baikonur-cosmodrome Call for applications- Unknown Fields design workshop in Chernobyl and Baikonur Cosmodrome Paul Petrunia 2011-05-17T20:27:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/k9/k9xdwauf04h92u11.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liam Young</a> and <a href="http://www.liquidfactory.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kate Davies</a>, leaders of the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/UNDERGRADUATE/dip6.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association&rsquo;s</a> award winning <a href="http://www.unknownfieldsdivision.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unknown Fields Division,</a> have announced an international recruitment drive for their new <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/unknownfieldsdivision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">annual nomadic studio</a> which will run from 11-22 July 2011. Applications are open to all and you can <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sign up now</a> to join them on an extraordinary design research expedition through the unknown fields that lie between nature and technology. Participants will collaborate with a collection of international artists, photgraphers, filmmakers, writers and workshop partners Phillips Technologies Design Probes, Volume Magazine and Storefront for Art and Architecture to develop projects and produce an annual publication and touring exhibition. This year to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the 50th anniversary of Gagarin&rsquo;s Baikonur space launch the workshop will travel on a cross section through landscapes of obsolete futures from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, through the Ukraine and the C...</p>