Archinect - Press Release 2018-03-24T11:58:06-04:00 Contemporary Glass Railings + Brushed Stainless Steel INFO@BELLASTAIRS.COM 2018-03-23T14:02:13-04:00 >2018-03-23T14:04:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A residential staircase located in the beautiful city of Miami Beach received a newly designed contemporary look. For this homeowners existing industrial style staircase, we designed and installed clear glass panel railings featuring brushed stainless steel elements.</p> <p>We installed the glass panel railings onto one side of this existing open staircase. The glass panels were anchored onto two brushed stainless steel glass clamps on each post, which were side mounted to the staircase. A brushed stainless steel handrail was also top mounted to each post for added safety while traveling up the staircase. As you ascend up the staircase, you are met with another brushed stainless steel handrail which was wall mounted onto the wall partition.</p> <p>Choosing all of the stainless steel elements to come in a brushed finish was a nice touch for the overall contemporary design. A simple, yet unique transformation for this immaculate Miami Beach home.</p> <p>See more photos of this staircase in our blog: <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click...</a></strong></p> Aedas partners with Swire Properties in Arts Month 2018 JessW 2018-03-22T08:14:37-04:00 >2018-03-22T08:33:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As a leading architecture and design practice, Aedas places creativity and creative thinking above everything. We are committed to foster creativity and engage in the communities we design for. In Hong Kong, we partnered with Swire Properties to bring British artists to the following highlighted programmes at Swire Properties Arts Month 2018:</p><ol><li><b>Urban Art at Taikoo Park, Taikoo Place (Live painting from 22 to 24 March) </b>Three British artists, Phil Ashcroft, Graeme Brusby&nbsp;(aka Xenz)&nbsp;and&nbsp;Duncan Jago (aka Mr Jago), will paint murals in Taikoo Park. The live painting is set to infuse this space with street art&rsquo;s vibrant energy while showcasing the art form. The murals are composed of smaller canvasses that will be individually sold to raise funds for the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation&rsquo;s&nbsp;programme for disadvantaged and underprivileged youth.&nbsp; </li><li><b>Remi Rough at Quarry Bay MTR (From 23 March)<br></b>British artist Remi Rough will inject energy and new life in...</li></ol> Mixed-Use Development Quarry Yards Announced for Atlanta Rich Polzin 2018-03-20T11:29:37-04:00 >2018-03-20T11:29:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Urban Creek Partners announced plans for Quarry Yards, a new next-generation focused, mixed-use development project in Atlanta. The $400 million, 27-acre first phase of the development will be designed by Populous and HKS and is located south of the planned Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry near Atlanta&rsquo;s main transportation network, the BeltLine.</p> <p>Conceived as a technology and entertainment-focused campus, Quarry Yards&rsquo; direct connection to the Atlanta BeltLine will attract brands, companies and residents alike. The development will feature 575,000 square feet of office space, 850 residential units, a 300 room hotel and 75,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. This live-work-play model will act as a powerful catalyst for continued growth in West Midtown Atlanta. </p> <p>Quarry Yards takes a progressive approach to transit access with the incorporation of a new trail, Proctor Creek Greenway, for running, biking and fitness, as well as a direct connection to the MARTA transit system an...</p> Populous Collaborates on North America’s First Esports Stadium Rich Polzin 2018-03-20T11:26:03-04:00 >2018-03-20T11:26:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The City of Arlington has announced plans for Esports Stadium Arlington, a state-of-the-art esports-specific venue designed to draw competitive players and fans from around the world. Created in collaboration with Populous, the 100,000-square-foot space will be the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country and is set to open its doors later this year in Arlington&rsquo;s entertainment district. The City of Arlington and Esports Venues, LLC, plan to invest $10 million into the Arlington Convention Center to transform it into an esports stadium offering the most immersive spectator experience in the live esports event market.</p> <p>&ldquo;This esports stadium will transform the Arlington Convention Center and position the city as the epicenter for esports in the heart of North America,&rdquo; said Brian Mirakian, senior principal at Populous. &ldquo;Esports fans will encounter a live experience unlike any other, by way of space for up to 1,000 spectators, VIP amenities and year-round event potential...</p> FaulknerBrowns plans for Newcastle Quayside hotel and restaurant approved eddshanks 2018-03-20T07:40:21-04:00 >2018-03-20T07:40:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Newcastle City Council has approved an application for planning permission submitted by FaulknerBrowns Architects, on behalf of Union Property and Meli&aacute; Hotels International, for the construction of a four star hotel in a prime riverside location on the iconic Newcastle Quayside.</p> <p>The hotel will comprise 161 guest bedrooms; conference facilities; resident&rsquo;s fitness suite and an exciting new bar and restaurant offer on the ground &#64258;oor, which will provide both the public and hotel guests with outstanding views of the city&rsquo;s world-renowned riverscape.</p> <p>The hotel will be built on one half of a site previously occupied by offices for British Telecommunications (BT) constructed in the 1990s. Due to insufficient demand for office space at the location following the exit of BT in 2011, the two blocks of office accommodation have remained largely vacant since. With the works to convert the western block into a Travelodge hotel complete, the submitted plans propose the demolition of the eastern...</p> Assembly of Unitized Terracotta Curtain Wall MaxineBarrick 2018-03-19T23:36:01-04:00 >2018-03-19T23:36:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>There appears an important trend that the curtain walls pre-assembled to an increasing extent are being used in the evolving construction industry. Unitized curtain wall leads this trend.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a>Unitized curtain wall is a unit curtain wall that are factory assembled using curtain-wall panels and an extruded aluminum support frame, and that will be directly installed in the main body of a building. A unitized curtain wall is normally a storey high. Unitized curtain wall features several unprecedented advantages, such as being easy to make, highly mechanized, of good quality, quickly and accurately installed.&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a>Unitized curtain wall is sized, manufactured and assembled at the workshop based on the building&rsquo;s storey height. Panels are arranged and installed inside the frame of the unitized curtain wall. The inside of the unitized curtain wall have some connectors used for fixing the unitized curtain wall to the main body of the building. At the construction site, the unitized curtain walls are...</p> Podcast Episode #046 - The Midnight Charette Bruce Mar 2018-03-17T17:19:39-04:00 >2018-03-17T17:19:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week we discuss Chase Bank's plans to demolish it's current headquarters. Located in Midtown Manhattan, 270 Park Avenue will be the tallest building ever demolished. The problem? Preservationists, historians and feminists want it saved! The International Style building was designed by a female Architect and constructed in 1960. Should it be saved?</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen Here</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iTunes</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;<br></p> LA Q Tower choose maccreative mehmet ayhan coskun 2018-03-16T18:50:40-04:00 >2018-03-16T18:50:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>maccreative architecture studio Los Angeles Q Tower</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> XJTLU invites applications for third review round - RIBA Part 2 MArchDes 50% scholarships XLarchAdmin 2018-03-16T11:16:58-04:00 >2018-03-16T12:16:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;XJTLU masters entry scholarships of up to 50 percent of the total programme tuition fee are available for all full-time masters programmes, including the Master of Architectural Design (RIBA Part 2).</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architectural Design</a>&nbsp;(RIBA Part 2)&nbsp;programme at XJTLU prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme prepares international students for a career related to China, as well as domestic students for both national and international careers. The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architectural Design</a>&nbsp;focuses on architectural design studios as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation for both professional practice and PhD-level studies. It offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China, and takes its local context as a driver for developing ...</p> English taught MArchDes at XJTLU in China receives RIBA Part 2 validation XLarchAdmin 2018-03-16T10:30:59-04:00 >2018-03-16T11:36:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has confirmed the accreditation of the Master of Architectural Design programme of Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, validating its Department of Architecture as a full architectural school offering comprehensive training in the discipline.</p> <p>&ldquo;We can now take a high school graduate and train him or her completely as an architect,&rdquo; said masters programme director Christian G&auml;nshirt. &ldquo;We are very proud of our amazing faculty and students for helping us to reach this point with the first graduating cohort.&rdquo;</p> <p>Founded in 2011, the Department of Architecture at XJTLU received international&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Part 1</a>&nbsp;validation for its&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BEng Architecture</a>&nbsp;programme in 2015, a first for a mainland Chinese university. Following a visit by a RIBA board in November 2017 and the final decision of the RIBA Education Committee in February 2018, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architectural Design</a>&nbsp;programme has now been unconditionally validated for international RIBA Part 2.<br></p> <p>Masters gradua...</p> Architectural Mesh. Benefits at a glance. zornow 2018-03-16T06:53:52-04:00 >2018-03-16T06:59:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Architectural Mesh can combine modern designs with functionality. Haver &amp; Boecker have created a line of stainless steel wire mesh that will allow design professionals to transform their projects.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each mesh got its own characteristics in terms of strength, transparency, surface finish and optical effect. This results in a highly attractive material which is adaptable to virtually any interior or exterior design application.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HAVER Architectural Mesh</a> combines outstanding functionality with high aesthetic appeal, opening up new perspectives in creative design and enabling fascinating architectural solutions. Besides its visual benefits, stainless steel wire mesh has a lot of other advantages:&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <ul><li><strong>Natural Light and Ventilation </strong><br>The transparency of Architectural Mesh allows an abundance of natural light and air to flow through the building.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Sun Protection </strong><br>Architectural Mesh offers effective <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sun protection</a>. The horizontal wires of the mesh fa&ccedil;ade act as a light barrier, helping to maint...</li></ul> Mesh Architecture is now Place Architecture Jenny Miers 2018-03-15T18:05:17-04:00 >2018-03-15T18:05:17-04:00 <p>Current principals, Tim Clemmons and Jenny Miers, along with new partner Gregory Glenn will reorganize Mesh Architecture and rebrand under the new name, Place Architecture. Tim will be executive director while Jenny and Greg will be studio directors. The same talented team of architects and designers will provide architecture, interior design and urban design services with a renewed focus on urban mixed-use, cultural and multi-family projects. We believe good communities make a real difference in people&rsquo;s lives and that at its core, architecture is designing social spaces that create community.</p> <p>In the second quarter of 2018, Jovica Milic and Gary Grooms will partner with architect Bernie Wilhelm to relaunch Mesh Architecture with a strengthened mission to design and deliver unique and vibrant spaces by challenging the conventional model of design production. The new Mesh Architecture will focus its energy on targeting high-end hospitality, commercial and residential projects while c...</p> Aedas wins MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2018 JessW 2018-03-15T06:09:00-04:00 >2018-03-15T06:09:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Aedas-designed <b>Commercial Bank Headquarters Project</b> in Taichung, Taiwan, won the Tall Buildings category at MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2018; while Andrew Bromberg at Aedas-designed <b>Chengdu City Music Hall</b> in Chengdu, China, received a commendation in the Cultural Regeneration category.</p><p>Designed by Chairman and Global Design Principal Keith Griffiths, <b>Commercial Bank Headquarters Project</b> is a 200-metre high tower located in the commercial centre of Taichung city. It comprises headquarters office space for Taichung Commercial Bank and luxury hotel accommodation. The design concept originates from the Chinese character &lsquo;&#20013;&rsquo; on the logo of the Taichung Commercial Bank. Instead of stacking all functions in a singular tower, the design creates two separate towers with a vertical void in the middle to connect them and capture the large facilities. A series of &lsquo;floating&rsquo; transparent glass boxes for large functions such as exhibition areas, sky gardens, conferencing f...</p> Continuum: Changing the Way We Collaborate nataliesdps 2018-03-14T17:24:04-04:00 >2018-03-14T17:26:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Read the full text on our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blog post</a>.<br></p> <p><em>As lifelong learners, we are driven by a desire to share</em><em> information&mdash;freely and continuously. Continuum brings D/P/S employees</em><em> together to talk about design, ask questions, and share the things that</em><em> inspire them.</em></p> <p><strong>Employee Engagement</strong></p> <p>Employee engagement. A familiar topic to any organization. How do you keep people excited about their work, make them feel part of the team, find fulfillment,&nbsp;and have a sense of ownership in the company's mission?</p> <p>D/P/S, like many organizations, has grappled with these questions as the company has grown from a small family architecture firm, to a thriving small business of close-knit collaborators and designers, to one of the largest, most recognizable multidisciplinary design firms in the Southwest.</p> <p><strong>Continuous Learning</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Continuum&mdash;a group formed by D/P/S employees aspiring to know more and do more with our collective knowledge&mdash;began as an internal Lunch &amp; Learn series to help people strengthen their skills. But ...</p> OLI in the Financial Times oliarch 2018-03-14T14:28:57-04:00 >2018-03-14T14:31:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In concert with the relaunch of "Civilizations" and the origin of great art, on BBC, the host, writer and great art historian Simon Schama, lists OLI's Mu Xin Museum as one of the 10 forgotten wonders of the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a</a> </p><p><br></p> PennDesign Alumni, Faculty Earn 2017 AN Best of Design Awards penndesign 2018-03-13T13:56:58-04:00 >2018-03-13T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Endemic Architecture, led by alumnus&nbsp;Clark Thenhaus (MArch&rsquo;07), <br>recently completed a project for California College of the Arts (CCA) <br>that has won a 2017 AN Best of Design Award from&nbsp;<em>Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper </em>for a public landscape. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Confetti Urbanism </a>reimagines the CCA Back Lot as a lively layering of architecture, furniture, plantings, and human activity.<br>&nbsp;<br>Also representing PennDesign&nbsp;among the winning designs is&nbsp;WEISS/MANFREDI&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State Center For Architecture and Environmental Design</a>, which tied for&nbsp;Building of the Year Midwest, and Mathews Nielson&rsquo;s&nbsp;design for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a> in the category of unbuilt landscape. WEISS/MANFREDI&nbsp;Cofounder <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marion Weiss</a> is Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at PennDesign, and Mathews&nbsp;Nielson Founding Principal&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kim Mathews</a>&nbsp;is a PennDesign alumna.<br>&nbsp;<br>Of the winning Endemic project, Thenhaus writes:<br>&nbsp;<br>For three months, the 73,470-square-foot Back Lot presents the prototypes of Designing Material Innovation while continuing to support students engaged in design a...</p> Ferda Kolatan’s ‘Real Fictions Cairo’ Earns AIA Studio Prize penndesign 2018-03-13T13:54:21-04:00 >2018-03-13T13:54:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>PennDesign&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferda Kolatan</a>, Associate Professor of Practice, and graduate students in the Department of Architecture have won the 2017 AIA Studio Prize. Real Fictions Cairo, which creates new public spaces and captures lost sites in the Egyptian capital, was selected by the jury one of the most compelling studios in U.S. architectural education today and is featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>ARCHITECT</em></a> magazine, the publication of the American Institute of Architects.<br></p> <p>Kolatan was asked by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in Cairo to develop a studio that offered solutions to some of the city&rsquo;s most pressing quality-of-life issues. The goal was to hybridize existing infrastructure with new architectural elements. In a departure from convention, the studio called on students to present these ideas as decontextualized &ldquo;objects.&rdquo; &ldquo;Rather than suggest specific solutions, we wanted to present prototypes that can be implemented at different scales,&rdquo; Kolatan says.</p> <p>St...</p> Pressing Matters VI penndesign 2018-03-13T13:27:35-04:00 >2018-03-13T13:29:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Pressing Matters VI, an annual publication of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign, is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available</a>.<br></p> <p><strong>125 YEARS</strong></p> <p>Last year the Department of Architecture celebrated its 125th year! With over a century of experience in innovation, we continue this tradition by pushing our identity as a laboratory for ideas, expertise and innovations, a think tank for exchanges and debates across disciplinary boundaries, and a broadcast center engaging a growing audience and international network. We promote collaborations among our various programs, with other departments, and the University at large. We invite experts from the outside to dialogue with our students and faculty. We aim to prepare the next generation of leaders, ready to evolve the discipline and renew its capacity to be an important player in the complex set of problems we face today.</p> <p><strong>DIALOGUES 2016-17</strong></p> <p>Apart from our packed lecture series, we hosted two important Symposia. &ldquo;Under Pressure, an Urban Housing symposiu...</p> RMJM Appointed to Design Ningbo Agricultural Bank of China p.guimaraes 2018-03-13T08:24:05-04:00 >2018-03-13T08:24:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>RMJM RED has been appointed by Agricultural Bank of China as the Architectural Consultant of their Ningbo Branch.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The design proposal was presented to the client as part of an international design competition that included the notable Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen. RMJM&rsquo;s design was awarded first prize.</p> <p>The Agricultural Bank of China Ningbo Branch project, located along the primary urban street in Ningbo, China has a total GFA of 90,000 sqm and was designed in accordance to challenging brief conditions as well strict urban design guidelines. With a height restriction of 40 metres, the building will be constructed in two phases, and aims to provide services and engaging spaces for working and urban frontage within the area. </p> <p>The overall appearance of the bank building is civic and formal in nature to respond to the municipal and administrative buildings to the south side of the site. The building creates a direct relationship with the streetscape on three faces of the building,...</p> The Boston Architectural College Receives $489,000 Federal Grant to Strengthen Pakistani Cultural Heritage Preservation deancascieri 2018-03-12T11:40:36-04:00 >2018-03-12T11:40:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>Program promotes cultural diversity and pedagogical exchange<br></em></p> <p><em></em>The Boston Architectural College (BAC) was awarded a two-year, $489,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, through the American Embassy in Islamabad, to support a partnership between the BAC and Pakistan's National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan. Program activities began in January 2018 and will focus on faculty training in heritage and conservation methods and curriculum development.</p> <p>The BAC-NCA partnership began in 2013, when the BAC received its first State Department grant in Pakistan. Over the past four years, NCA has sent 26 students and faculty to the BAC to learn about the school's historic preservation curriculum. BAC faculty and staff have also traveled to Pakistan to conduct workshops for NCA students and faculty, as well as for students and faculty of other universities and institutions of higher education in Pakistan.</p> <p>"We are honored and excited to have been selected by the American...</p> XJTLU Staff and Alumni Win Award for City Planning Algorithm XLarchAdmin 2018-03-11T05:14:39-04:00 >2018-03-11T05:18:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A team of alumni and staff from the Department of Architecture at Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University won third prize in a competition to develop innovative solutions for the development of Chinese small- to mid-size cities.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition</a>&nbsp;called for design solutions for the development of Yilong District, an important trade centre of Guizhou, Yunnan, and Guangxi provinces in the Southwest of China.</p> <p>&ldquo;The contribution of the XJTLU team was an algorithm able to simulate the growing process of a city according to specific factors that affect the distribution of functions and, as a consequence, the shape of the city itself,&rdquo; explained&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dr Davide Lombardi</a>, lecturer in the Department of Architecture and researcher in computational and structural design.</p> <p>The award came after an almost two year-long process that began as a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SURF project</a>, supervised by honorary research fellow Theodoros Dounas (now senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberde...</p> XJTLU Masters scholarship for students from Russia, Thailand and Indonesia - deadline April 30 XLarchAdmin 2018-03-10T14:27:58-05:00 >2018-03-10T14:56:48-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;XJTLU MASTERS &lsquo;FRIENDSHIP&rsquo; scholarships for&nbsp;students&nbsp;from Russia, Thailand and Indonesia are available for all Master degree programmes at XJTLU, including the Master of Architectural Design (RIBA Part 2).</p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architectural Design</a>&nbsp;(RIBA Part 2)<strong></strong> programme at XJTLU prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme prepares international students for a career related to China, as well as domestic students for both national and international careers. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architectural Design</a>&nbsp;focuses on architectural design studios as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation for both professional practice and PhD-level studies. It offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China, and takes its local context as a driver for devel...</p> How to reset the correct classification of a pipe fitting that is incorrect? Advenser Engineering Services 2018-03-09T08:51:17-05:00 >2018-03-09T08:51:17-05:00 <p>Advenser Engineering Services has released the &lsquo;Tip of the Month&rsquo; for the month of March 2018. This month&rsquo;s tip is on &lsquo;How to reset the system classification of a pipe fitting that is incorrect&rsquo;. The &lsquo;Tip of the Month&rsquo; initiative started from February with &lsquo;How to color code&nbsp; families in Revit&rsquo;. Advenser has been getting feedback from many online followers about how useful this is for anyone in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. </p> <p>The tip provides two methods to reset the correct classification of an incorrect pipe fitting. In the first method: </p> <ol><li>Disconnect the pipe from the pipe fitting which belongs to a different system </li><li>Reconnect by stretching the pipe back to the fitting by using trim method for reconnection. </li></ol><p>In the second method of solving this problem: </p> <ol><li>Press the &ldquo;Tab&rdquo; key and select the fitting, this makes the system highlighted in the System Browser (System Browser opens from View tab -&gt; User Interface -&gt; System Browser or by pressing ...</li></ol> FaulknerBrowns submit plans for indoor snow centre in Swindon eddshanks 2018-03-09T05:06:24-05:00 >2018-03-09T05:08:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>An application for planning permission has been submitted to Swindon Borough Council by FaulknerBrowns Architects, on behalf of Seven Capital, for a major new indoor snow centre and leisure destination in Swindon. If approved, the scheme will become the fifth snow slope designed by the practice, and only the seventh in the UK.</p> <p>Plans for the leisure destination include a 2,000 square metre snow centre featuring two real-snow slopes; a twelve screen cinema with the largest IMAX screen in the UK; a bowling alley; an indoor trampolining centre; a 130 room hotel; and a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.</p> <p>The scheme, which has been earmarked as a priority by Swindon Borough Council, will bring back into use former-industrial land to the north of Swindon town centre known as the North Star site. The land, which sits adjacent to Oasis Leisure Centre, was previously occupied by the Great Western Railway Works, prior to demolition in 2009 to make way for redevelopment.<br></p> <p>The two linear form...</p> Albertan town seeks to be home to Canada’s most efficient public building. converge_ab 2018-03-08T20:58:00-05:00 >2018-03-08T20:58:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The most energy-efficient public administration building in Canada is currently under construction in an unassuming location: Valleyview, AB.&nbsp;</p><p>Scheduled for completion this spring/summer, the building will consume &#8539; of the energy typically needed by a public administration building in Canada.&nbsp; This will translate not only in lower carbon emissions, but also increase cost savings on building operation and maintenance.</p> <p>To reach this level of performance, the Town of Valleyview is aiming for Passive House Plus certification, a first in the world for a commercial building. The local design-build team assigned to this project is composed by Scott builders and Calgary-based Flechas Architecture.</p> Kayenta Health Center Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification nataliesdps 2018-03-08T12:51:14-05:00 >2018-03-08T12:51:14-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kayenta Health Center</a>, operated by Indian Health Service (IHS), has been awarded LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the most widely used green building rating system and provides a framework for sustainable design.</p><p>Located on the Navajo Nation, Kayenta Health Center opened in 2016 and offers an array of outpatient and inpatient services to the local Navajo (Din&eacute;) community. The 182,000sf hospital incorporates cultural concepts of place, health and wellness and provides traditional healing space and a strong visual connection to the surrounding landscape. Evidence-based design principles promote a healthful environment for patients and staff. It was designed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini and built by Flintco, LLC.</p><p>&ldquo;Kayenta Health Center prioritizes wellness, which is integral to the Navajo culture as well as to the philosophy of IHS staff,&rdquo; said <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Parrill</a>, Principal of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. &ldquo;It also has a sincere relationship with the landscape &ndash; a response...</p> Podcast Episode #045 - The Midnight Charette Bruce Mar 2018-03-06T19:53:14-05:00 >2018-03-06T19:53:14-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week Bruce and Emma discuss Philippe Petit (the man who wire-walked between the WTC twin towers), how the french eat cheese, awkward encounters with former coworkers, shrimp hoarding old people, the fascinating and frightening community of the Hasidic Jews in New York (the Netflix documentary One of Us) and more!</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen Here</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iTunes</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;<br></p> Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by James Shen, Los Angeles, 14 March 2018 lindapollari 2018-03-05T16:21:10-05:00 >2018-03-05T16:21:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design <br>is pleased to announce </strong><strong>the <br>2017-2018 DONGHIA DESIGNER-IN-RESIDENCE LECTURE by JAMES SHEN!</strong></p><p><strong>Wednesday 14 March 2018<br>07:00pm Open Seating&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>07:30pm Lecture&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>Reception following the Lecture<br>Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES&nbsp; 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA&nbsp; 90012</strong></p><p>This lecture and cocktail reception are free and open to the public.<br>Reservations are recommended as seating is limited to 150. Call 310.665.6867 or email <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> to reserve a seat(s).</p><p>&ldquo;In 2010, James co-founded Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO), a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design. People&rsquo;s Architecture Office is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship. The office of PAO is located in a traditional courtyard house in Beijing&rsquo;s historic core, a setting characterized...</p> WAA progress construction on the Antwerp Tower in Antwerp, Belgium WielAretsArchitects 2018-03-05T08:58:00-05:00 >2018-03-05T09:04:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Situated on a corner site, adjacent to the Flemish Opera house, <strong>the Antwerp Tower is an existing building that will be repurposed </strong>to hybrid-programmed residential tower, reusing the existing building&rsquo;s structure, and shape. It is the city's third tallest tower.&nbsp;C<strong>urrently 87 m tall, and expected to be 100 m when completed, the building will eventually total 59.800 m2</strong>. The tower sits atop a plinth, which to be outfit with retail space. There are dining, and wellness areas in the first level of the tower&ndash;with a sprawling plinth-rooftop terrace abutting the side fa&ccedil;ade of the adjacent opera. The tower sits atop a plinth, which to be outfit with retail space...<br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read more about the Antwerp Tower</a></p> BAC Alumna Designing a Brighter Future for Chicago Children deancascieri 2018-03-01T10:53:09-05:00 >2018-03-01T10:53:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On a recent afternoon, a group of students, ranging from ninth through twelfth grade, from Marshall High School, located in Chicago's west side East Garfield Park neighborhood, were introduced to the design world through a special drawing and modeling workshop. For the students who participated in Chicago Mobile Makers' first workshop, this was their first introduction into the architecture and design world.</p> <p>East Garfield Park is full of empty buildings and lots. There aren't many new businesses or industries coming into this neighborhood to create opportunities for its residents, and there are no new buildings being constructed. It is this lack of exposure to interesting architecture in low income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that has contributed to a lack of diversity in the design field, and Chicago Mobile Makers wants to change that, says Maya Bird Murphy, founder of Chicago Mobile Makers.</p> <p>Chicago Mobile Makers is a new nonprofit in Chicago started in Fall 201...</p>