Archinect - University of Toronto (al&d) 2020-09-21T22:41:41-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451406/architecture-vs-a-ha architecture vs a-ha! jade heshmatpour 2006-09-21T23:41:11-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <p>check it out...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.current.tv/studio/media/12427856" target="_blank">http://www.current.tv/studio/media/12427856</a></p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21450251/staedtler-2 staedtler^2 jade heshmatpour 2005-05-16T10:18:56-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>towards the end of the semester i found ways to cope with the lack of time i had for personal hygiene as an architecture student over the course of the year. i dicovered i could prune myself right in studio simply by doubling my architecture supplies as personal hygiene supplies. ergo, i was also able to half the time i spent on personal hygiene, double my marks and reduce the pesky need to visit places like shoppers drug mart and my apartment. yay staedtler !<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_smnail.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> .3" removal of brittleness from sanding, re-sanding....<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_hair2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> 2x8 squares (=32cm^2) removal of glue stuck in hair <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_2muchfat.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> 57 degrees too much vending machine snacks<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_appropriate20.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> 2" above appropriate crit attire<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_smblush2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> r=1 7/8 blush coverage of overnight ruddiness<br><br></p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21450118/zero-gravity Zero-Gravity jade heshmatpour 2005-04-19T17:38:16-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>its my pleasure to introduce jimenez lai. architecture student, baseball player, rock star, poet, comic, model etc etc...<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_jimbo1.gif" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Jimenez recently returned from taliesin west (ariz) where he spent 5 months as al&amp;d's third recipient of the howarth-wright graduate fellowship, allowing jimenez to pursue independant study on the work of FLW and to complete a major research project. <br> jimenez presented "zero gravity residential community" to the taliesen community in late january &amp; his model was exhibited in the phoenix art gallery as part of "art walk" in march. <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_jim07.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_float01.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_jiminmodel.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> jimenez has a well-established reputation for huge models &amp; way cool drawings, rounding out his first year with a 1:20 model of his library design &amp; an accompanying comic strip illustrating the seedy life underneath the institution.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_sm120jim3.gif" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_sm120jim2.gif" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> jimenez is looking forward to a summer in Rotterdam, where he will be joining the Atelier Van Leishout for an internship- the next best thing to practicing architecture in outer space.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_comicjimmy2.gif" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_avl.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> more info about...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21450014/val-kilmer VAL KILMER jade heshmatpour 2005-03-29T00:47:10-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val4.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> val kilmer is a familiar friendly face in toronto these days, and thats because fans/detractors/accomplices/misanthropes have been glueing photocopied images of his face all over the city for the past year.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> &amp; tagging his name in cute 60's bubble letters.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val5.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br> this revolutionary graffiti proves to fly-guy taggers that you dont need to go to the trouble of learning how to write all that fancy lettering to get some attention. you dont even need to write at all infact. all you need is a photocopier and a head. ready-made graffiti has arrived! <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val12.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> this graf allows val to cruise on the buzz of great movies he was never even in.<br> more like VAL killMER to stay alive!<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_val30.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_valnow.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> you can buy the val kilmer t-shirts here . prove to your friends at home you had the toronto val kilmer experience!<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_valvice2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_valstitch20.JPG" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_aldgraf.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> our logo is similarly irresistably taggable, and equally deserving of the spotlight. and we'd like to do the same thing. but we're afraid they might know who did it -bruce mau, obviously-, (al) &amp; (d) that could st... https://archinect.com/blog/article/21450029/gehry-chair-red-carpet gehry chair & red carpet jade heshmatpour 2005-03-02T02:18:31-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_gehrychair30.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> One of the most anticipated events of winter term at al&amp;d is when we roll out the red carpet for the new Gehry chair. For those of you not in the know, the Gehry chair is held by a visiting architect of international prominence from jan-april. Students in their third year of al&amp;d's master of architecture program study with the chair holder before they start their design thesis. <br> The inaugural chair holder was world-renowned Daniel Libeskind, designer of the latest addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, who has also just recieved the commision to redevelop Toronto's Hummingbird Center for the performing arts. Preston Scott Cohen was the second holder of the Gehry chair. <br> Heather Reisman, founder of Indigo Books and Music, and 45 others raised $1 million, matched by U of T, to establish the chair named for the famed Torontoborn designer of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the newly opened Walt Disney Concert Hall ... https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449986/morphosis-around-campus-i morphosis- around campus I jade heshmatpour 2005-02-21T13:28:54-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>there has been a flurry of construction activity on u of t campus the past few years as a multitude of new residences, faculty buildings, etc have been going up. among the most prominent of the projects has been morphosis' student residence, "grad house"(2000). <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morph1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> strategically located on the outskirts of campus, at the major intersection of harbord and spadina, it serves as a "gateway" into u of t. the protruding bridge resting atop the building boldly announces "university of toronto"and can be seen from several major blocks distance at night and during the day.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morphsign.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morphmap.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> the shifting exterior surfaces of the building give the impression of the building's own deconstruction, or "undressing" as some would have it....<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morphscreen.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morphdetail2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_courtyard2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_courtyard1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> imagined scenarios provocated by the potentially racy views across grad house's courtyard space were the subject of Thom Mayne and Noritoshi Hirakawa's joint photography exhibition, "Subject", mounted last year at al&amp;d's eric arthur gallery.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_morphflyer.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> there's also a trendy restaurant i...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449979/fabricating-cont-subtraction fabricating cont. ("subtraction") jade heshmatpour 2005-02-20T18:25:54-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_millcard2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_millcard1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> here are some images of the IDS fabrication project as it appeared at the show.<br> the original concept was for a echoless anechoic chamber.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_chamber1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_idsmill4.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_chamber3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> visitors were drawn to touching it<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_chamber4.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> &amp; some also fell asleep beneath it<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_chamber2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> there was also a film documenting the production process on display<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_film.jpg" alt="image" name="image"> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449968/frampton-merrill-elam-upcoming-lectures Frampton, Merrill Elam... (upcoming lectures) jade heshmatpour 2005-02-19T14:55:44-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Shouldice Designer Stone 04/05 Lecture Series <br><br> Lectures + Symposium <br> Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design <br> University of Toronto <br><br> 03.01 <br> Julie Bargmann <br> Principal, D.I.R.T. Studio <br> Director, Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia <br> "Toxic Beauty "<br> 7:00 PM / Room 103 / 230 College St <br><br> 03.07 <br> Wilfried Wang <br> Neill Ford Centennial Chair in Architecture, University of Texas at Austin <br> " From the Shadows of History to New Ideas: Berlin's Architecture in Context" <br> 7:00 PM / Room 103 / 230 College St <br> co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Toronto <br> part of Thought and Construction: New German Architecture in Toronto / New Canadian Architecture in Berlin <br> more info: <a href="http://www.goethe.de/toronto" target="_blank">www.goethe.de/toronto</a> Cultural Programs Architecture <br><br> 03.18 / 03.19 <br> Landscape Regionalism <br> Commemorating 40 Years of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1965 - 2005 <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_lecturelandnew.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> 03.18 <br> 7:00 PM <br> Keynote Lecture <br> Michael Hough/OALA Visiting Critic <br> James Corner <br> Principal, F...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449940/fabricating fabricating jade heshmatpour 2005-02-17T11:52:37-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>when over the course of the past week the amount of puffy white flakes around the building went from a light sprinkle to a full on deluge, students weren't sure if people were being increasingly careless about wiping their feet at the door or if it had actually begun to snow inside the building. <br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_handbig.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> if you follow the trail- which these days can be found just about everywhere- in hair, on stairs, clothes, stuck to walls- <br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_liav.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_gregsmithmerge0.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> you'll be lead down to the PRL lab in the basement where a team of students lead by Prof. Shane Williamson are preparing a concept space of milled white foam for the upcoming toronto interior design show. <br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_liavmill.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mill022.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mill01.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mill03.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_idsbillnew.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> the team has taken over most of the basement for the storage and mock-up assembly of the foam modules which will be assembled at the ids center. <br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_prohibnew.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_IMG_2697.JPG" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_liavkrss.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_idsmill.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> the prl lab was instituted last year for research into digital design and production. recent events the school has held in conjunction with ongoing research in the lab include the fabrication conference held earlier thi...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449918/al-d-at-ids al&d at ids jade heshmatpour 2005-02-14T01:16:19-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_ids.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> over the weekend al&amp;d students participated in the toronto interior design show with a body of work completed recently in plastics and lighting courses<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_plastic.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_plastic2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> the work encouraged a haptic approach on the part of visitors, inviting them to experience the work through touch as well as vision<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_touching0.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_touching1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_touchids.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_plastic5.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> other highlights of the IDS included talks by winy maas of MVRDV.... <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_winy2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_winy0.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> as well as concept spaces by alsop...<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_alsop.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> local firms 3rd uncle....<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_greenguy.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> and saucier + perrotte<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_saucier.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> we particularly had fun at the droog design booth.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_droog.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_ald1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_ald2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449881/go-fly-a-kite go fly a kite jade heshmatpour 2005-02-08T17:06:16-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>first year space has become a somewhat uplifting little alcove within the al&amp;d studio ever since students were asked to make tetrahedral kites for design studio 1. <br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_kitespace0.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_kitespace3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_kite1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_kitefrust.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> part of the final crits were at al&amp;d...<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_blog01.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> but the real test of success were the crits at the beach. some flew swimmingly....<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_Picture_036.JPG" alt="image" name="image"><br> others have been put to altenalte uses...<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_garbagekite.jpg" alt="image" name="image"></p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449709/art-or-architecture art or architecture..? jade heshmatpour 2005-02-03T13:20:54-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>no, i won't bore you with this old question. in John Shnier's recent seminar course, "Piranesi: modern thought, contemporary practice &amp; curated relationships" students were asked to forget this old debate and instead act simultaneously in the spirit of both artist and architect. each week a student transformed a lowly classroom into an exhibition space which synergistically linked the work of a chosen artist and architect.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_piranesi.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Piranesi-architect, archaeologist, scenic designer, engineer, theorist, antiquarian, contrarian, provocateur-was a creator who melded many roles, acting through all of them in simultaneity. in like spirit, students were asked to curate an exhibition that somehow melded the character of their chosen artist and architect into an alternate third personality. <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_newspace.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> an interactive exhibition of Dominique Gonzales-Torres &amp; Peter Eisenmann involving an instructive student-made film and the folding of origami<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_lofty2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_3gs.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_folding1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> each week different students adopted the role of guest-critic, l...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21449445/break-from-back-to-school Break from Back to School jade heshmatpour 2004-09-20T14:54:13-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>here at al&amp;d MArch2's are begining Studio 3: Culture and the Metropolis, a studio that begins with an investigation of the urban fabric of Toronto. i spent the day getting photos of my site, but along my way also did a little investigating of our site here for the al&amp;d blog. here's what unfolded and with it a bit of the al&amp;d psycho-geographic map <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_map3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> since al&amp;d is located downtown at the intersection of College and Spadina, right in the thick of the city, there's a lot going on in the area, like this scene of friendly local breakers who we happened to run into at the corner of Queen and Spadina<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_stcars.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br> ei-yo supernatz<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_troupe.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> backing it up with some beat boxes<br><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_beatboxsetup.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> jazzyjester informed us that we witnessing a rare event, these breakers are hardcore enough to be busting it out on &ldquo;c-ment&rdquo;&#157; <br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_jazzbreaks.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> in the background behold our beloved CNtower<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_cntower.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br> keeping it real in the classroom. a student busts a move in the HOK computer lab. certainly a day of culture in the metropolis<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_marcinHOK.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> certainly a day of culture in the metrop...</p>