Archinect 2018-08-21T04:33:27-04:00 Swiss startup Energy Vault stacks concrete blocks as an efficient way to store energy Justine Testado 2018-08-20T20:05:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T20:07:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Once the crane arm locates and hooks onto a concrete block, a motor starts, powered by the excess electricity on the grid, and lifts the block off the ground. [Designed to withstand wind, the crane arm] can smoothly lift the block, and then place it on top of another stack of blocks&mdash;higher up off the ground. The system is &ldquo;fully charged&rdquo; when the crane has created a tower of concrete blocks around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A tower of the concrete blocks &mdash; weighing 35 metric tons each &mdash; can store a maximum of 20 megawatt-hours (MWh), which&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Vault</a> says is enough to power 2,000 Swiss homes for an entire day. According to Quartz, the Swiss startup is planning to build their first commercial plants starting early 2019.</p> Vintage photos remind of the profession before AutoCAD Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-20T17:04:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T17:04:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting softwares, the engineering drawings were made on sheet of papers using drawing boards. Many equipments were required to complete a given drawing such as drawing board, different grade pencils, Erasers T-squares, Set square etc.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out this fun collection of photographs from the pre-CAD era...</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> Design, Bitches lead pedestrian-friendly remodel of a major shopping center in Los Angeles Hope Daley 2018-08-20T16:23:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T16:23:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>...the center, known as Runway, is being remade as a place where pedestrians will be more inclined to hang out, shop and eat &mdash; without having to dodge vehicles. After seeing the closed-off streets packed with people during farmers markets and other special events, manager DJM Capital Partners Inc. concluded that Runway&rsquo;s autocentric ethos was outdated and has decided to make the ban full time, even though the center was built only three years ago in the recently developed community.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Runway, a&nbsp;220,000 square foot retail space in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> neighborhood Playa Vista, will undergo a $9.1 million renovation lead by local architect team <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a>. The complex is located next to Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica making it part of the Westside area known as "Silicon Beach". The new plan for Runway focuses on closing off the streets and creating a more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedestrian</a> friendly space.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Runway at Playa Vista rendering by Design, Bitches. Image: Design, Bitches.</figcaption></figure><p>As shopping centers face major changes to compete with online stores, these spaces are being rebranded as "lifestyle centers"&nbsp;focusing on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public space</a> as their main attraction. The Runway renovation is expected to be complete by early 2019.&nbsp;</p> Ikea's design modifications for their new store in India and around the world Hope Daley 2018-08-20T15:29:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T15:29:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>This week, Ikea opened its first store in India&ndash;a feat the company has been planning for many years. But while the big, blue exterior of the store looks the same, the interiors, from the displays to the products themselves, have been subtlety tailored to accommodate cultural differences. It&rsquo;s a strategy Ikea has used to expand from its origins in Sweden, now reaching 30 markets in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia...</p></em><br /><br /><p>As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ikea</a> expands into Asia, the brand recently opened their first store in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India</a> tailoring their products to the county's culture. This is part of how Ikea introduces their brand to countries around the globe, by keeping their designs mostly the same with subtle, pointed changes for specific aspects of different cultures.&nbsp;</p> <p>The company sends representatives to potential expansion areas in order to discern what alterations they may need to make. For India, Ikea created <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">furniture designs</a> with new materials to withstand the extreme humidity rather than using their standard material of untreated pine. They also created more stools and folding chair products to accommodate spontaneous family gatherings, common to many Indian households.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the <a href=";utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=feedburner+fastcompany&amp;utm_content=feedburner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">full article</a> for other cultural modifications Ikea made around the world.&nbsp;</p> Get Lectured: USC, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-08-20T15:28:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T15:28:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a> will be kicking off their Fall 2018 lecture series this week! Check out their list of events below.</p> <p><strong>Aug 22</strong><br>Doug Jackson / Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo<br>Exhibition: &ldquo;SOUPERgreen SPREADS&rdquo;, Aug 21-Sept 7 at Annis Gallery</p> <p><strong>Aug 29</strong><br>Brent Leggs / National Trust for Historic Preservation</p> <p><strong>Sept 5</strong><br>Mack Scogin / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects<br></p> <p><strong>Sept 12</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian Kerez</a> / Christian Kerez Studio</p> <p><strong>Sept 26</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Lee</a> / Johnston Marklee</p> <p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br>Andrew +&nbsp;Yasmin Watts / Newtecnic</p> <p><strong>Oct 10</strong><br>Walter Hood / <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hood De...</a></p> What past designs for outer space can teach us about the future Hope Daley 2018-08-20T14:45:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T14:45:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A drawing in [Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's] 1883 manuscript Free Space might be the first depiction of humans in orbital weightlessness. Four figures float in a spherical spaceship, each pointed in a different direction, disoriented... This basic design &mdash; primary thruster, secondary retro rockets, axial gyros for orientation &mdash; has been used by all crewed Russian and American spacecraft to date, including the International Space Station.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking back at the history of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">outer space</a> design, Fred Scharmen brings past innovations into the present with applications for our future. Starting back in 1883 with the first design for humans in outer space (seen below), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky imagined a new way of thinking about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spatial design</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Free Space, 1883. Image: Russian Academy of Sciences.</figcaption></figure><p>Scharmen&nbsp;follows this path of design up through 1975 with&nbsp;Princeton physicist Gerard O&rsquo;Neill's project, funded by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a>, to develop habitats for civilization in space. A team of&nbsp;engineers, space scientists, physicists, artists, urban planners, and architects were assembled to create isolated and controlled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interiors</a> for humans to live in.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Bernal Sphere, 1975. Image: Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center.</figcaption></figure><p>Habitats like the Bernal Sphere were created as exercises in imagining completely new systems of design.&nbsp;Scharmen&nbsp;advocates that these outer space design exercises are the key to innovation for design both on and...</p> UC Berkeley gives three-year suspension to professor of architecture for pattern of sexual harassment Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-20T14:06:00-04:00 >2018-08-21T04:16:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Berkeley</a> Professor Nezar AlSayyad has been suspended for three years without pay for engaging in a pattern of sexual harassment and abuse of faculty power, the&nbsp;<em>San Francisco Chronicle&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reports</a>. AlSayyad,&nbsp;a tenured architecture professor and Middle East scholar,&nbsp; sexually harassed his former student, Eva Hagberg Fisher, from 2012 to 2014.&nbsp;</p> <p>After an independent investigation determined he was guilty of inappropriate and manipulative behavior, AlSayyad was removed from teaching courses but continued to receive a $211,000-a-year salary. He was also allowed to remain serving on academic committees and continued to advise students. Hagberg Fisher agreed not to sue the school, instead agreeing to an $80,000&nbsp;settlement.</p> <p>In November 2016, after the investigation's findings were first reported, <a href=";utm_source=article&amp;" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">protests erupted</a>&nbsp;at the school with Graduate students angered by UC Berkeley's handling of the situation and their lack of transparency. Hagberg Fisher wrote a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">viral op-ed</a> (and must-read)&nbsp;for the&nbsp;the...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #191 Justine Testado 2018-08-20T13:54:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T13:56:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest profiled firms amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, follow Employer of the Day on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, where we showcase a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1.<strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shimoda Design Group</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156270221242247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Shimoda Design Group.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a></strong> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Technology Specialist</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156266130787247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Halkin Photography LLC/Barry Halkin.</figcaption></figure><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ted Moudis Associates</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href=";album_id=10156277658502247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Photo: Ted Moudis Associates.</figcaption><p>5. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relativity Architects</a></strong><strong> </strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156261273522247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Relativity Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;...</p> As Principal of a Small Firm, Founder of Synthesis Design + Architecture Alvin Huang Says You Always Have to be Hunting Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-20T13:31:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T14:07:28-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>"As a design research practice we leverage technology as an avenue to challenge convention and imagine alternatives" says <a href="" target="_blank">Alvin Huang</a>, founder of the firm <a href="" target="_blank">Synthesis Design + Architecture</a>. Started in 2011, Huang began his practice after gaining significant experience working for prestigious firms such as <a href="" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">AL_A</a>. Blending applied research with exploratory practice, the young practice has completed commissions ranging from a <a href="" target="_blank">huge shopping centre in Bangkok</a> to a <a href="" target="_blank">rapidly deployable solar-powered charging station for a new, alternative-fuel Volvo</a>.</p> <p>Here, Huang talks about taking the gamble to start his own practice, shares some advice from his mentors, and spills some strategy on how to maximize the size of the firm.&nbsp;</p> Epic Games unleashes Unreal with the Academy Anthony Morey 2018-08-19T13:52:00-04:00 >2018-08-19T13:52:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Epic Games</a>, the creators of the Unreal Engine, the standard for VR and AR exploration, experiment and implementation has unveiled its Academy. Understanding that understanding and exploring their medium is not as easy as picking up a pencil. Unreal is looking to change this by launching its own online academy meant to bring such software and creative unleashing to the masses. The academy will have a collection of tutorials, lectures and sample files tied to architecture, industrial design, game development and visualization to name a few.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Epic Games Academy</figcaption></figure></figure><p>With more and more educational institutions embracing the visual and visceral adoration of such projects that comes from such technology and with a growing portion of such institutional leaders and educators unaware of how to use, teach and implement such software, having companies bridge the landscapes between creator and educator may be a sign of things to come &mdash; a much needed one.&nbsp;</p> After struggling to find a buyer, the fate of Rosa Parks' home remains in limbo Justine Testado 2018-08-17T19:39:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T19:39:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>For now, the austere structure&mdash;and everything it symbolizes about the African American experience&mdash;awaits for a buyer while it sits quietly in Guernsey&rsquo;s storage facility in upstate New York. As of this writing, the home&rsquo;s destiny looks promising if uncertain. &ldquo;There are 1,500 monuments to the Confederacy, which is absurd,&rdquo; Mendoza says. &ldquo;There are 76 monuments to the civil rights movement. Let this be the 77th.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>When Rosa Parks' Detroit home <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">went up for auction</a> a few weeks ago, the auction house Guernsey's struggled to find a buyer, despite the wide media attention the house has received.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;If all else fails, theatre and visual artist Robert Wilson and his Watermill Art Foundation in Long Island, New York, have also offered to take the house for a temporary exhibition. Another option, Mendoza says, is to take it back to Detroit,&rdquo; artnet reports.<br></p> <p><br></p> Transparent Value; A Conversation with Architecture Lobby's Peggy Deamer and Shota Vashakmadze Archinect 2018-08-17T18:30:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T18:35:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On this latest issue of the Archinect&nbsp;Sessions podcast Ken, Paul and Donna talk with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peggy Deamer</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shota&nbsp;Vashakmadze</a>, from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Lobby</a>. For those of you unfamiliar, the Architecture Lobby is a non-profit organization run by and for architectural workers that advocate for the value of architecture to the public, and for the value of architectural work within the industry. The Lobby is rooted in a 10-point manifesto:<br></p> <ol><li>Enforce labor laws that prohibit unpaid internships, unpaid overtime; refuse unpaid competitions. </li><li>Reject fees based on percentage of construction or hourly fees and instead calculate value based on the money we save our clients or gain them. </li><li>Stop peddling a product&ndash;buildings&ndash;and focus on the unique value architects help realize through spatial services. </li><li>Enforce wage transparency across the discipline. </li><li>Establish a union for architects, designers, academics, and interns in architecture and design. </li><li>Demystify the architect as solo creative genius; no honors for ...</li></ol> Artists reimagine monuments celebrating the Confederacy Hope Daley 2018-08-17T16:02:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T16:02:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After the tragedy, [a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va.] and another honoring Stonewall Jackson were shrouded, but only temporarily. Around the country, similar monuments have been removed. In some cases, only their pedestals remain. We asked artists to contemplate these markers of our country&rsquo;s racist and violent history &mdash; the space they take up, physically and psychically &mdash; and imagine what should happen when they are gone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Around the US many statues and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">monuments celebrating racism</a> in our country's history have been removed, either partially or fully. The question currently remains on what we as a culture should do concerning the spaces these <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historical monuments</a> inhabit[ed]. The New York Times asked artists to reimagine these spaces as possibilities for the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Reimagined monument by Studio Ijeoma and Michael Yarinsky Design. Image: Studio Ijeoma/Michael Yarinsky Design.</figcaption></figure><p>Studio Ijeoma and Michael Yarinsky Design proposed a spiraling structure around the remaining pedestal <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">where a&nbsp;Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans once stood</a>. The design includes staining the pedestal with colors corresponding to the years of slavery, segregation, and inequity in US history.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Reimagined monument by Studio Ijeoma and Michael Yarinsky Design. Image: Studio Ijeoma/Michael Yarinsky Design.</figcaption></figure><p>Located atop the spiraling stairs is a glass sky room where participants are able to stand where the Confederate general's stat...</p> Watch an urban planner play SimCity with real world commentary Hope Daley 2018-08-17T14:45:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T13:03:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In this extended short, City Beautiful takes on the old school classic SimCity from the perspective of a professional planner 20 years later. Along the way, City Beautiful provides pertinent observations of game play versus reality.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Urban Design Ph.D student&nbsp;Dave Amos circles back around to the game that sparked his passion as a kid playing computer games. An advocate for sustainable living and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">diverse cities</a>, Amos plays through the old school <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SimCity</a> game providing relevant insights learned over the years in his career.&nbsp;</p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-08-17T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T12:27:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> From a Home to President Obama's Library: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architect's Eisenberg Residence Anthony Morey 2018-08-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T19:51:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> Architectural Record Announces 2018 Women in Architecture Award Winners Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-16T18:39:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T18:39:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Five years ago,&nbsp;<em>Architectural Record</em>&nbsp;launched its annual Women in Architecture Awards as a way to spotlight pioneering women pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity in design. Their achievements often overlooked in a profession still struggling with pervasive gender discrimination, the awards recognize five American architects who have contributed&nbsp;to women's increasingly&nbsp;visible role in the field. Today, the outlet <a href="" target="_blank">announced</a> the winners of its 2018 awards, who span&nbsp;research, academia, advocacy, and practicing architecture and represent the strength of females in the field.</p><p>The awards will be celebrated in New York City in late October. This year&rsquo;s recipients are:<br></p><ul><li><strong>Elizabeth Diller, Design Leader:</strong>&nbsp;A founding partner of New York-based firm <a href="" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, Diller was the only architect named to Time Magazine&rsquo;s 2018 list of 100 influential people. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and she is a member o...</li></ul> Air conditioning's challenge for the built environment Hope Daley 2018-08-16T16:14:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T16:14:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The US expends more energy on air conditioning, for example, than the whole of Africa does on everything. Then again, it expends even more energy on hot water, which doesn&rsquo;t get the same rap. The question then is not whether to condition climate, but how. As long ago as the 1940s the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy demonstrated, with his village of New Gourna near Luxor, how traditional techniques of orientation, ventilation, screening and shading could be revived.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rowan Moore dives into the history of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">air conditioning</a> and how the development of this technology shaped architectural design over the years. Rather than condemn its use, Moore advocates for optimizing both old and new techniques for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sustainable</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cooling</a> with the current challenge to scale up for rapidly expanding cities.</p> Justice Stephen Breyer to take over for Murcutt as Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-16T14:50:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T21:33:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Following <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenn Murcutt</a>'s retirement as the most recent chair, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyatt Foundation</a> has announced that Justice Stephen Breyer will become the new head of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>'s seven-member jury. The U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday, has sat on the panel that awards architecture&rsquo;s greatest honor since 2011.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though he never studied architecture, Breyer played a key role in advising the design and construction for the federal courthouse in Boston led by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed&nbsp;&amp; Partners</a>. He also wrote the foreword to the book "Celebrating the Courthouse: A Guide for Architects, Their Clients, and the Public."</p> <p>This made him a good choice to serve on the panel <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2011</a>, when the Prtizker's chairman at the time was hoping to expand the breadth of its jurors' experience. His new role is also not without precedent; Lord Peter Palumbo, a British property developer and art collector, served as chair from 2005 to 2016.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is with great pleasure that we design...</p> Talks with 100% Design features the industry's biggest names Sponsor 2018-08-16T14:08:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T14:12:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Talks with 100% Design is the most innovative and forward thinking talks program of the design calendar and will feature some of the biggest names in design. Hear from <strong>Thomas Heatherwick, Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen&nbsp;</strong><strong>MBE, Yinka Ilori, Ini Archibong, Farshid Moussavi </strong>and more.</p><p>This year, the auditorium will be designed by emerging London architecture practice Projects Office, creating a striking and colorful backdrop to the live Program.&#8232;&#8232; Hear from an array of leading names and industry insiders across the Auditorium and The Forum and expect a series of inspiring talks reflecting the changing landscape of London&rsquo;s creative communities.&#8232;&#8232;</p> <p>Register to visit 100% Design <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> and see below for some of the highlights.</p> 12 architecture job opportunities focused on mixed-use projects Hope Daley 2018-08-16T13:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T13:50:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong></strong>Looking for an architecture job working on mixed-use projects? From single buildings to entire neighborhoods, mixed-use architecture requires several added layers of consideration. If you are primarily interested in large scale projects built for high-density urban spaces, specializing in mixed-use development may be the right fit for you. If so, take a look at this week&rsquo;s roundup of opportunities focused on <a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=&amp;location=&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mixed-use</a> currently active on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>.</p> <p>Stay tuned next week for our roundup of transportation specific jobs!</p> <p><strong>Jerde </strong>is currently hiring a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sr. Project Designer</a> in their Los Angeles office. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Canal City Hakata by Jerde, located in Fukuoka, JP. Image: Jerde. </figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>The firm is looking for an individual to be responsible through all stages of the design process working on large scale projects. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 to 12 years of experience as a senior architectural project designer.</p> <p><strong>TCA Architects </strong>has an active listing for an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Job Captain</a> located in O...</p> Is the Rigidity of the Architectural Profession Constraining Innovation? Sophia Bannert 2018-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>When I started designing a door handle in my last practice, I was told not to bother. The firm had a standard door handle design that they used in all their projects. I soon discovered it was not just door handles that were standardized. Standards included elements such as materials and junctions between them, lighting concepts, entire layouts of bathrooms; everything from micro to macro had been standardized. It became apparent that my job was to mechanically arrange the standard details into a new arrangement, as if picking elements from a prefabricated home catalogue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Eddington, Lot 1: North West Cambridge by WilkinsonEyre WilkinsonEyre 2018-08-16T00:03:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T00:03:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Lot 1 at Eddington plays a pivotal role in the new North West Cambridge masterplan. A large foodstore creates an anchor for the diverse mix of uses throughout the area. A lightweight canopy structure in the open-air marketplace creates a dynamic and vibrant place to congregate at the heart of the development. The new central CHP energy centre serves the entire development and is devised as a distinctive element which references the tradition of Cambridge chimneys, as well as giving a strong identity to the scheme.</p> <p>All residential units were designed to the former Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5. 117 one and two-bedroom apartments are configured within three five-storey blocks. Shared amenity space is provided by roof terraces and an internal courtyard. Most units are dual-aspect, with good day lighting, cross and natural ventilation. Single-aspect duplex units with &lsquo;walk-ups&rsquo; to three storeys have been developed for single-sided accommodation which back onto the service yard, sup...</p> ArchiteXX's “Now What?!” exhibition examines the past and future of activism in American architecture Justine Testado 2018-08-15T20:48:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T20:48:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Non-profit organization <a href="" target="_blank">ArchiteXX</a>'s <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968&rdquo;</a> is a can't-miss exhibition that examines the overlooked history of architects and designers who were &mdash; and still remain &mdash; at the forefront of the profession's participation in the larger civil rights, women's, and LGBTQ movements over the last 50 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Since its debut at the Pratt Institute in May, the pop-up exhibition is traveling coast to coast across the U.S. Its next pitstop will be at the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles starting September 1 through October 15 &mdash; plus an opening reception on September 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. In every location the exhibition visits, it will incorporate each city's local histories of activist architects and designers.</p> SWA Group announced as winners of the Sandy Hook Memorial Competition Hope Daley 2018-08-15T17:44:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T14:32:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A commission appointed by the town of&nbsp;Newtown, Connecticut recently announced <a href="" target="_blank">SWA Group</a> as the winner of the of <a href="" target="_blank">The Sandy Hook Memorial&nbsp;Competition</a>&nbsp;for a new memorial honoring the victims and survivors of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The design, titled&nbsp;<em>The Clearing</em>, was officially recommended and will now await final approvals.</p> Twitter account dedicated to traditional European architecture draws ire as an architecture-themed dog-whistle Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-15T15:17:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T16:59:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">twitter account</a> dedicated to traditional European architecture has drawn ire for being a magnet for white nationalism. In a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent article</a> in&nbsp;<em>the Newstatesman</em>, writer Sarah Manavis chronicles how the account called ArchitecturalRevival&mdash;which posts pictures of old buildings and architectural details&mdash;has become a feed full of anti-Semites, Islamophobes, and white nationalists, their architectural and aesthetic preferences often tethered to their particular ideologies.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The account's more innocuous tweets tend to feature images and memes of classical architecture or new traditional styles that celebrate their beauty and craftsmanship. Repeatedly accompanied with harsh charges against examples of modernism, the International style and modernist architects such as Le Corbusier seem to provoke exceptional anger from the account and its followers. More incriminating, though, is the fact that as Manavis notes, "the account has also shown a preference for cultural conservatives in its 'lik...</p> BIG designs first prototype for affordable vacation home company Klein Hope Daley 2018-08-15T15:12:00-04:00 >2018-08-19T16:26:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Behold the first prototype of the Brooklyn-based Klein, a new company that wants to make the process of building small houses more affordable all over the world.&nbsp;A45 is a 13-foot-long wood and glass cabin for one, two, or three people (if one of them is tiny) designed by the&nbsp;Danish architectural firm&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group [...] meant to be the first of many designs [that will fulfill the fantasy] of having a home outside the city...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Founder Soren Rose started Klein after leading the firm S&oslash;ren Rose Studio&nbsp;based in New York and Copenhagen. By providing small, cheap, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prefab</a> houses the company aims to make vacation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">home ownership</a> more affordable to a wider audience.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Klein prototype A45 by BIG. Image: Matthew Carbone.</figcaption></figure><p>While there are currently no set prices, homes are projected to range from&nbsp;$50,000 to $300,000.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Klein prototype A45 by BIG. Image: Matthew Carbone.</figcaption></figure><p>The first prototype, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, is the start of several options which will be fully customizable and ready within 6 months of placing an order.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Klein prototype A45 by BIG. Image: Matthew Carbone.</figcaption></figure><p>Klein is currently taking preorders on a case by case basis.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Klein prototype A45 by BIG. Image: Matthew Carbone.</figcaption></figure></figure> UNStudio + Cox Architecture's “Green Spine” wins Beulah Tower competition Justine Testado 2018-08-15T14:37:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T14:37:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The verdict is out! As one of six big-name finalist teams in the &ldquo;Southbank by Beulah&rdquo; tower competition in Melbourne, <a href="" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> in collaboration with <a href="" target="_blank">Cox Architecture</a> were crowned the winner with their proposal, &ldquo;Green Spine&rdquo;, which comprises of two mixed-use towers with intertwining greenery. If all goes smoothly, the whopping $2 billion development will be the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.</p> Notre Dame is falling apart and relying on US donations for major repairs Hope Daley 2018-08-15T14:21:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T14:21:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>One of Europe&rsquo;s most visited sites, with about 12 million tourists a year, is in dire need of repairs. Centuries of weather have worn away at the stone. The fumes from decades of gridlock have only worsened the damage. &ldquo;Pollution is the biggest culprit,&rdquo; says Philippe Villeneuve, architect in chief of historic monuments in France. &ldquo;We need to replace the ruined stones. We need to replace the joints with traditional materials. This is going to be extensive.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notre Dame</a> faces major <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">repairs</a> as the historic Cathedral's structure decays due largely to pollution. Funding for the repairs needed were difficult to raise as the cathedral is owned by the French government, yet their arrangement allows the&nbsp;Catholic archdiocese of Paris&nbsp;to use it for free. Both claimed the other responsible for raising funds, however the&nbsp;archdiocese stepped up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">creating&nbsp;Friends of Notre Dam last year</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The organization allows US citizens to make tax deductible contributions to the renovation of this historic landmark. Friends of Notre Dame hope to raise $114 million within the next five to 10 years.&nbsp;</p> Queen Mary, University of London: Graduate Centre by WilkinsonEyre WilkinsonEyre 2018-08-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T13:43:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>WilkinsonEyre was selected to design this new Graduate Centre for Queen Mary, University of London in August 2012. The project marks a significant anniversary for Queen Mary as it celebrates 125 years since it began life as a philanthropic centre that brought education and culture to the East End of London. As well as providing a dedicated graduate centre, this project has contributed significant urban improvements to this part of the campus: a new landscaped quadrangle, courtyard, and a back-of-pavement caf&eacute; onto Bancroft Road provides extensive outdoor amenity space. A new CHP energy centre serving nine buildings also forms part of the project.</p> <p>The ground floor of the Graduate Centre comprises a glass-sided 200-seat lecture theatre with a large foyer/caf&eacute; space and flexible graduate study areas. Upstairs are dedicated graduate student services, as well as seminar rooms and a &lsquo;Harvard-style&rsquo; teaching facility. The School of Economics and Finance is housed over four floors and provi...</p>