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Article / National World War I Memorial Stage 2 Finalists Announced

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT2015-08-28T00:00:00Z

Five concepts have been selected to proceed to Stage II for the National World War 1 Memorial design competition.

In the next stage of the competition, the five finalists will work in consultation with the Commission, public agencies with ultimate approval authority over the design, and other stakeholders to further develop and refine their initial design concepts.  At the end of Stage II the jury will make recommendations to the World War I Commission, which expects to announce a winning design concept in January 2016. 
 
Public comment is welcome.
 
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/stage-ii-finalists.html
 

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / Pinup 2014 Design Competition by Morpholio Project

Sun, 11 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT2014-05-11T00:00:00Z

  • Pinup 2014 invites students and young professionals to submit a collection of their studio, 3d printed or un-built work comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, we invite you to share your voice with the collective intelligence of a community of visual thinkers. The competition is free to all entrants. 

    The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we create, and connect on a daily basis. For design, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do. The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every entrant can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers. 

    The Competition poses the following questions: What are the aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message? 

    The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic. 

    Pinup 2014 was assembled by designers, professors and students as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia and amongst today's emerging talent. The competition is supported by ArchDaily, Shapeways, the AIAS, IIDA, ADC, AIGA and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. The guest jury includes participants from FastCompany, ArchDaily, Design Milk, Interior Design Magazine, Core77 and Columbia GSAPP.
http://www.mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/pinup2014

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / ENR California Announces "Top 20 Under 40" by Engineering News Record

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-12-29T00:00:00Z

(As posted by Bruce Buckley on ENR California Blog, 12/20/2012)

ENR California is proud to announce the winners of its annual Top 20 Under 40 competition, which celebrates the excellence of young design and construction professionals around the state.

Now in its third year, our Top 20 Under 40 contest drew its largest collection of entries yet. An independent jury pored over the entries, judging candidates on the basis of their career experience; industry leadership; community service; and other factors. Winners will appear in the February 11, 2013, edition of ENR California. 

Congratulations to our winners, listed below in alphabetical order. 

Kevin Albanese
Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

Hafsa Burt
HB+A Architects

Christopher Bush
Parsons

Joseph (Joe) Carbajal
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Wil Carson
Michael Maltzan Architecture

Mario Cipresso
Studio Shift, Inc.

Gray Dougherty
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP

Dana Fetrow
Spire Consulting Group, LLC

Casey D. Graham
SA Healy/Impregilo

Greg Hadsell
HDR Architecture, Inc.

Marceid DeAngelo Hatcher
Turner Construction Company

Chad Kennedy
O'Dell Engineering

Todd Kohli
AECOM

Justin Mikecz
HMC Architects

Neil Nehmens
SSC Construction, Inc.

Terriann Nohilly
Turner Construction Company

Marnie O'Brien Primmer
Mobility 21

James Seegert
Modern Building, Inc.

Josh Stinson
Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

Jeffrey Vaglio
Enclos Corp


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Posted By Mario Cipresso




Article / EyeTime 2012 Competition Winners Announced by The Morpholio Project

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-12-10T00:00:00Z

On behalf of the competition organizers, collaborators and supporters, the Morpholio Project is proud to congratulate the EyeTime 2012 Winners. EyeTime 2012 was assembled as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent. "It was inspiring to review " said Aurelie Jezequel, Editor-in-Chief of Resource Magazine and "There was such a vast array of styles and creative techniques employed" said Jessica Lum of PetaPixel. All of the submissions exemplified outstanding work and the competition organizers are grateful for the enormous amount of entrants who were bold enough to confront the world with their voice.

 

EyeTime 2012 would also like to give a special thanks to the ICP, APA, ADC, AIAS, AIGA, NYIP, Resource Magazine, Death By Architecture, Photograph Magazine, Bustler, Archinect, Photography Blog, PetaPixel, The PhotoContest, Photocompete, Wallpaper Magazine, Wired Magazine and the incredible Jury who supported the work. This year's jury included Aurelie Jezequel and Adam Sherwin of Resource Magazine, Jessica Lum of PetaPixel, Kristen Fortier of Wired Magazine, Billy Cunningham of the ICP, and Pei-Ru Keh of Wallpaper Magazine. To view the Winners, Honor Awards and Honorable Mentions, please visit :

 

http://mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/eyetime2012

 

Images shown here in order:

Dean West - In Pieces

Simon Chang - Ashura

Zuliandi Abdul Azli - Analog Wave

Anna Pietrzak - Moments of Movement Pt. 2

Nicholai Go - Super

Gerald Haselwanter - Las Vegas Up

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / EyeTime 2012 Photo Competition Finalists Announced by Morpholio Project

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-11-21T00:00:00Z

On behalf of the competition organizers, collaborators and supporters, the Morpholio Project congratulates the EyeTime 2012: Finalists. EyeTime 2012 was assembled as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent. All of the submissions exemplified outstanding work and the competition organizers are grateful for the enormous amount of entrants who were bold enough to confront the world with their voice. 

The EyeTime 2012: Winner(s) will be selected by the Jury as well as public competition “EyeTime”. To view the finalists and contribute your “EyeTime” now for your favorite entrant, please visit the EyeTime site:
 

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / Support GREAT SPACES the Web Series by Indiegogo

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-11-20T00:00:00Z

FROM THE GROUP AT GREAT SPACES:

"Great Spaces delves into the colorful history of design and showcases an offbeat celebration of the art of showing spaces, featuring super-spaces, extreme stunts and challenges, spaces reviews and celebrity interviews, as well as the eccentric adventures of its hosts with Great Space's customary wit and humor. Hosted by design lover Alexi Panos, architect Delaine Isaac, architectural enthusiast Oheri Otobo and UK architect Ben Nother. Great Spaces explores the history of America and abroad, one space at a time.

ABOUT THE WEB SERIES:
The most exciting factor about the web series medium is its ongoing interaction with you as the audience. You, the viewer, can effect the series as it progresses. We want to take this to the next level. Television. And bring you into the process by showing not just how we make films but why we make them.

Along with the 6 episodes (18 spaces) we will be releasing in 2013, Great Spaces will be uploading new spaces and behind-the-scenes videos every week from this fall of 2012 until the first season wraps. To stay up to date subscribe to our YouTube channel GreatSpacesTV for new space clips and facebook for behind the scenes clips.

ABOUT YOUR MONEY:
Right now, we are gearing up for season one and we need your help in order to continue production.  With the funds we raise, we will be able to purchase necessary equipment, complete new website development, and support our incredibly hardworking and dedicated production team. 

Your payment is processed through Amazon (and is as easy as buying a CD, Book or DVD from Amazon.com).  Every penny goes directly towards production and contributor rewards. Before we can start shooting, we need to cover a myriad of production and post-production expenses.  

Up to this point, Great Spaces has been completely self-funded.  We're doing this because we love design and travel, talking about it and sharing it with other people. It's been awesome -- but the only way to keep it going without sponsors or real advertising money - is through Indiegogo.  

Thank you so much for your support and we hope that the stories from each space will inspire you as much as they will inspired us."

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / Call for Papers: Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design by IIJournal

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-08-28T00:00:00Z

CALL FOR PAPERS:autonomous identitiesfall 2012 issue I _ call for submissionsAs emergent design specializations, spatial design and interior architecture have repositioned the way that we conceive, perceive, and experience our built environment. Autonomous Identities, ii journal’s inaugural issue, seeks scholarly design-research, visual compositions, and work that challenges disciplinary specificity.  Spatial environments are informed by not only our perception of space, but also through their social engagement, performance engineering, and graphic integration. New awarenesses have converged to re-imagine the design and construction of spatial and temporal interventions, as well as the corporeal and theoretical conditions of architectural environments and performance events.Interior architecture and spatial design are poised to transform the design disciplines, and thus, Autonomous Identities is searching to identify tomorrow’s spatial precedents.  Both disciplines offer the potential to claim new territory by operating at the intersection of previously discrete knowledge bases.  Thus, interior-related theory, praxis, and practice have assumed a collective crisis of identity.  In this issue, ii is collecting work which has the potential to blur the traditional boundaries of the design by identifying provocative new spatial territories.  The journal endeavors to gather exemplary projects that reveal interdisciplinary approaches to research and ‘making’ skills as they apply to interiors, light-mobile-architectures, and designed objects.  Autonomous Identities will reveal contemporary developments in design education and practice relative  to the exploration of emerging materials and technologies.  The issue will highlight experimentation, theory, research, speculation, and innovation through its focus on collectively re-thinking ‘space’.Autonomous Identities will feature cross-disciplinary work that offers an alternative perspective on space, materiality, and tectonics. Work may include, but is not limited to, spatial design, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, engineering, fashion, performance, film, and multi-media, as well as the environmental and social sciences.schedule15 August 2012 _ worldwide call announced01 October 2012 _ paper submission deadline15 October 2012 _ paper selections announced01 November 2012 _ final edits due 01 December 2012 _ typeset confirmed 15 January 2013 _ journal printedABOUT:ii is the International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design.In a global, complex, and networked society, interior architecture and its praxis are experiencing unprecedented change.  Theoretical investigations, design-research, and alternative explorations blend previously discrete disciplines within an emerging blurred territory.  The International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design investigates this new territory by requesting scholarship, design research, and projects that ask bold questions and propose innovative responses.  Founded and stewarded by the Interior Architecture program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and published by the University of Houston, ii seeks to re-frame the debate and shape the contemporary dialogue of interior architecture and spatial design.General inquiries may be sent to: iieditors@gmail.com Visit: http://www.iijournal.org/ Posted By Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / Launch of d3:dialog>assemble Volume One by d3 publications

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-08-28T00:00:00Z

d3 is pleased to announce the launch of the first volume of d3:dialog: >assembled3 publications offer global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production.  >assemble will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.  d3 publications may be purchased on on-line in Europe and North America.ASSEMBLEd3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Designeditors, Gregory Marinic & Mary-Jo Schlachter320 pages in full color: http://www.amazon.com/assemble-dialog-international-journal-architecture/dp/0615652700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345180402&sr=8-1&keywords=d3%3Adialog  Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation. d3:dialog is an international journal of contemporary architecture, urbanism, interiors, and design.  Providing an open platform for global exchange, the journal places particular emphasis on design-research as a formal, social, and technological investigation.  d3:dialog is a hybrid publication series that combines the depth and format of a book, with the flexibility of a thematic journal.  Published by New York-based d3, each issue explores a focused aspect of current architectural theory and production.>assemble, the first volume of the d3:dialog series, offers an illustrated journey through current practices in avant-garde architecture and design.  Casting its lens upon the relationship between information and production the journal asks: How does an enhanced complicity between author and audience impact the design of urban spaces, architecture, interiors, and objects?  Compiling twenty-seven notable works gathered from around the world, >assemble opens a window onto the expanding forces that shape the contemporary built environment.  By doing so, it proposes that framing an alternative perspective on architecture offers limitless unanticipated opportunities.INTRODUCTIONGregory Marinic & Mary-Jo SchlachterThe cities and buildings where we live represent temporal manifestations of mass, space, time, and memory.  With the advent of digital methodologies, these places may now be conceived more fluidly in terms of information.  This shift from analog means to digital systems of conceptual design and material production has allowed a more profound interaction between designer and audience to develop.  An inability to separate the real from the digital has emerged, whereby these methods have converged to form part of the same process. How can the development of 21st century urban space and architecture be re-conceptualized, controlled, and created?  How do such environments grow, transition, and transform over time?  How has the integration of digital conceptualization tools with physical matter produced increasingly fluid architectural forms, flexible spaces, and transformative assemblies? http://www.d3space.org/dialog/ Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / EyeTime 2012: Photo Competition by The Morpholio Project

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-08-23T00:00:00Z

EyeTime 2012 invites students and young professionals or enthusiasts to submit a collection of their photography comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, we invite you to share your voice with the collective intelligence of a community of visual thinkers. The competition is free to all entrants. 

The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we create, and connect on a daily basis. For photography, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do. The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every entrant can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as artists. 

As the paradigm shift from analog to digital is paired with the emergence of platforms for the digital consumption of images, photography inherently reassess its methods, media and subjects, in order to establish a dialogue with an audience whose visual abilities are increasingly expanded by technology. Thus, this competition challenges you to confront the world with your photography. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your work. You are the artist, the curator and the critic. EyeTime 2012 poses the following questions: How are your photos perceived? What does it take for an image to make a difference within the continuous overflow of data and information we currently inhabit? How can images impact evolving forms of media in order to engage audiences with their message? What is your message? 

Eyetime 2012 was assembled by photographers, professors and students as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent. The competition is supported by the ICP (International Center of Photography), APA (American Photographic Artist), ADC (Art Directors Club), and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. The guest jury includes participants from Wired magazine, Wallpaper magazine, PetaPixel, Resource magazine and the ICP. Sixteen finalists will be selected in each category: Emerging Talent and Future Voices. We look forward to your participation.

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / Pinup2012: Student Competition Winners by Morpholio Project

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-06-04T00:00:00Z

June 04, 2012On behalf of the AIAS, ADC and AIGA, the Morpholio Project, along with Death By Architecture, congratulates the Pinup 2012: Student Competition Winners and Honorable Mentions. Pinup 2012 was assembled as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia. All of the submissions exemplified outstanding work and the competition organizers are grateful for the enormous amount of students who were bold enough to confront the world with their voice. To view the Winners and Honorable Mentions, please download the competition app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042?ls=1&mt=8Winners:Anthony Shung Yiu KoAA School of ArchitectureJonathan ChoeIllinois Institute of TechnologyTetyana SerafinNorwalk Community College CTAnna PietrzakUniversity of CincinnatiHonorable Mentions:Jason KhooSingapore Polytechnic           Ivorin VrkasSchool of Design Zagreb Croatia      Matilda SchumanLund School of Architecture  Junsheng FuTsinghua SA  Ziba EsmaeilianSciArcTom WilzUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point         Anesta IwanCalifornia College of the Arts Dean AustinDeakin Uni Australia  Chunxiao XuTsinghua SA  Coralee BrinUniversity of CalgaryHiromu Noir   TU BerlinTrent ChristensenNYIT School of ArchitectureCompetition Statement:The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we work, and connect on a daily basis. For designers, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do. The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every designer can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers. PinUp 2012 poses the following questions: What are the standards and aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message? The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic. PinUp 2012 was assembled by professors and students for students as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia. It is supported by the AIAS, ADC, AIGA and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. Sixteen Honorable Mentions will be selected as well as featured in the Morpholio Community and the winning entrant(s) will receive a Community area dedicated specifically to their University or School as a public forum for their work. We look forward to your participation. Competition Site:http://www.mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/competition High Res Images:http://www.mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/press Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / Pinup2012: Student Competition Finalists Announced by Morpholio Project

Mon, 07 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-05-07T00:00:00Z

Pinup 2012: Student Competition Finalists AnnouncedMay 05, 2012On behalf of the AIAS, ADC and AIGA, the Morpholio Project, along with Death By Architecture, congratulates the Pinup 2012: Student Competition Finalists. Pinup 2012 was assembled as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia.  All of the submissions exemplified outstanding work and the competition organizers are grateful for the enormous amount of students who were bold enough to confront the world with their voice.The Pinup 2012: Student Winner will be selected by public “EyeTime” as the most viewed collection on May 30th 2012. To view the finalists and contribute your “EyeTime” now for your favorite entrant, please download the competition app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042?ls=1&mt=8 Finalists:Anthony Shung Yiu KoAA School of Architecture      Jonathan ChoeIllinois Institute of Technology            Jason KhooSingapore Polytechnic           Ivorin VrkasSchool of Design Zagreb Croatia      Matilda SchumanLund School of Architecture  Junsheng FuTsinghua SA  Ziba EsmaeilianSciArcTom WilzUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point         Anesta IwanCalifornia College of the Arts Dean AustinDeakin Uni Australia  Chunxiao XuTsinghua SA  Coralee BrinUniversity of Calgary Tetyana SerafinNorwalk Community College CTHiromu Noir   TU BerlinAnna PietrzakUniversity of CincinnatiTrent ChristensenNYIT School of ArchitectureCompetition Statement:The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we work, and connect on a daily basis. For designers, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do. The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every designer can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers. PinUp 2012 poses the following questions: What are the standards and aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message? The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic. PinUp 2012 was assembled by professors and students for students as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia. It is supported by the AIAS, ADC, AIGA and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. Sixteen Honorable Mentions will be selected as well as featured in the Morpholio Community and the winning entrant will receive a Community area dedicated specifically to their University or School as a public forum for their work. We look forward to your participation. Competition Site:http://www.mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/competition High Res Images:http://www.mymorpholio.com/site.php/home/press Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / "Going Viral: Blurred Borders" Discussion & Exhibition, May 21st by AIANY Global Dialogues

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-04-30T00:00:00Z

The AIANY Global Dialogues committee has dedicated 2012 to “uncovered connections” with the intention to investigate issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals.  Going Viral explores the impact that social media, technology and device culture are having on our design process, and ultimately the way we practice. How do we shape a global conversation?  How are we changing the relationships between academia and the profession? What is the impact of hyper information sharing and critique?  Throughout the evening, the topics of communication, research, collaboration, and data distribution will be addressed and debated.  Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Toru Hasegawa of Morpholio and Columbia University, Carlo Aiello of eVolo, and David Basulto with David Assael of ArchDaily will come together for a lecture and panel discussion moderated by Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect.  In addition, selected game changing blogs and websites will be exhibited as Voices Going Viral on the evening of the event. Please join us at the NY Center for Architecture on May 21st at 6:00 pm and online at http://aianyglobaldialogues.blogspot.com/ for further information.Date: May 21, 2012, 6:00pm Location: Center for Architecture, 536 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012, (212) 358-6133RSVP: Appreciated http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=4440*AIA Continuing Education Units availableVoices Going Viral Exhibition:Apartment Therapy created by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan and Janel Labanwww.apartmenttherapy.comArchDaily created by David Basulto and David Assaelwww.archdaily.comArchidose created by John Hillarchidose.blogspot.comArchinect created by Paul Petruniaarchinect.comArchitect’s Newspaper created by William Menkingwww.archpaper.comArchitectureMNP created by Ryan McClain, co-founded by Kiye Aprealaarchitecture.myninjaplease.comArchitizer created by Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, and Benjamin Proskywww.architizer.com Archive of Affinities created by Andrew Kovacsarchiveofaffinities.tumblr.comBLDGBLOG created by Geoff Manaughbldgblog.blogspot.comBlurr created by Ahmed Elhusseinywww.blurrblog.comBut Does It Float created by Folkert Gorter, Atley Kasky, & Will Schofieldbutdoesitfloat.comCooking Architecture created by Claire Shafer and Juan Jofrewww.cookingarchitecture.comThe Cool Hunter created by Bill Tikoswww.thecoolhunter.netCore 77 created by Eric Ludlum, Stuart Constantine, & Allan Chochinovcore77.comCulture Now created by Abby Suckle, Ann Marie Baranowski, Susan Chin, Diana Pardue, and Nina Rappaport www.culturenow.orgCurbed created by Lockhart Steeleny.curbed.comDeath by Architecture created by Mario Cipressowww.deathbyarchitecture.comDesignBoom created by Birgit Lohmann & Massimo Miniwww.designboom.comDesign Sponge created by Grace Bonneywww.designsponge.comDesignReform created by CASEdesignreform.netDezeen created by Marcus Fairswww.dezeen.come-Oculus created by the AIA New York Chapterwww.aiany.org/eOCULUS eVolo created by Carlo Aiellowww.evolo.usInhabitat blog created by Jill Fehrenbacherinhabitat.comLandscape + Urbanism created by Jason Kinglandscapeandurbanism.blogspot.comMammoth created by Stephen Becker and Rob Holmesm.ammoth.us/blogMorpholio created by Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa, & Anna Kenoffmymorpholio.comPlaces Journal online created by Nancy Levinson, Harrison Fraker, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierutplaces.designobserver.com Post Post created by David Jaubertwww.postpost.coProject created by Alfie Koetter, Daniel Markiewicz, Jonah Rowen, & Emmett Zeifmanprojectjournal.org Credits:Global Dialogue Chairs:  Bruce E. Fisher AIA and Jeffrey A. Kenoff AIAEvent [...]



Article / Pinup 2012: Student Competition Deadline Extended by Morpholio Project

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-04-09T00:00:00Z

As media partner to the Pinup 2012 Student Competition, we would like to encourage all students to take advantage of the extended deadlines for the competition.  You now have until April 30, 2012 to submit up to nine images of your work on the Morpholio Project's new mobile platform.  See the call for submissions below:

Call for Submissions: Pinup 2012 invites students of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their work comprised of up to nine images. The competition is free to all students. The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we work, and connect on a daily basis. For designers, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do.

The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every designer can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers. PinUp 2012 poses the following questions: What are the standards and aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message?

The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic. PinUp 2012 was assembled by professors and students for students as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia. It is supported by the AIAS, ADC, AIGA and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. Sixteen Honorable Mentions will be selected as well as featured in the Morpholio Community and the winning entrant will receive a Community area dedicated specifically to their University or School as a public forum for their work. We look forward to your participation.

Go to the competition website:

Posted by Mario Cipresso




Article / Tomohiro Hata Wins WAN House of the Year 2012 by WAN Awards 2012

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-03-02T00:00:00Z

Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates' Complex House in Nagoya, Japan wins the WAN House of the Year Award 2012

The Complex House was described as a serious and modest design but the jury also liked it for its playfulness with light and space and the site itself. It proved to be very popular with the judges, each of them admiring its beauty, balance and intelligence. They were delighted to award it the WAN House of the Year 2012 Award.

The WAN House of the Year Award celebrates the best in international architecture for single-family houses. Jurors for this award come from an array of highly respected establishments across a range of fields. The jury included: Sarah Wigglesworth, Director of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, David Levitt, Chairman of the Housing Group of the RIBA, Philip Marsh, Director at DRMM and remote judge Tom Kundig, Director at Olson Kundig Architects.The client family of this house needed many small rooms within a relatively small space. So, the architects firstly examined the possibility of a row of small, deep rooms. After the concept was fixed, the architects considered different widths depending on suitable scales for each of the rooms. Then they edited the composition of the sections.

The completed house in Nagoya has five roofs that pitch in opposing directions. This alternating arrangement creates a series of triangular windows on the first floor of the two-storey residence. The exterior is clad with metal sheets in standing seam fashion, a technique characterised by slightly overlapped parallel strips. There is an enclosed courtyard and the rooms on the ground floor 'melt' together or overlap each other and are integrated within the communal family space.

The resulting home is a sensitive house that takes the interaction of the family into consideration. It balances the need for a family to be together but also respects and allows for individual personalities and their desire for private spaces. This sensitive, beautiful and serious piece of architecture was greatly admired by all the judges and was selected as winner beating an admirable shortlist that included the Stone House in Luberon Valley, France by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect. The Stone house was also greatly admired and was awarded a "highly commended" title in recognition of the strength of the entry.
 
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Article / ENYA The Harlem Edge Competition Winners Announced by Emerging New York Architects

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-24T00:00:00Z

PRESS RELEASEENYA Announces Winners of The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections CompetitionFebruary 23, 2012. The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. The Harlem Edge is presented as part of FutureNow, the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme. ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'piaTing Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson ExchangeEliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem HarvestRyan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USAStudent Prize, $1000: Stairway to HarlemDaniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions:Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USASubaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USANew Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USALand Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USAGreenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USAThe jury selected the winning entries on February 11, 2012 at the Center of Architecture. The jury included: Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects LLC, and Winner of 2012 New Practices New York; Meta Brunzema, Principal, Meta Brunzema Architect PC; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University; Louise Harpman, Clinical Associate Professor | Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning; Jesse Reiser, Principal, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC; and Keith VanDerSys, Principal, PEG office of landscape + architecture, and Winner of the 2010 ENYA Prize.  More information about the jury can be found here: http://www.enyacompetitions.org/awardsjury.html.The Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections competition explored the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located on the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offers the opportunity to engage the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes recent efforts by NYC to reclaim the waterfront for non-industrial use, as included Department of City Planning in its Vision 2020, the Comprehensive Waterfront Action Plan for New York City. For more information about the competition visit the website:www.enyacompetitions.orgPress contact: Nicole Friedman, 212.358.6126, nfriedman@aiany.org Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / 3XN Wins Competition for University Building in Uppsala, Sweden by 3XN

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-23T00:00:00Z

Press Release:
 
The new university building unites the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure pointing towards future study and work life
 
Uppsala University has more than 500 years’ of history and thus is one of Sweden’s most established institutions, complete with traditions and an esteemed regard.  At the same time, the University is known as a modern institution for world class research and higher education. Thus, the vision for the new University Building is to bridge the past and the future by creating synergy between location, expression and layout.
 
The building builds a bridge between past and future. Several lines from the historic surroundings are also present in the new building, that through its flexible and open spaces will encourage new ways of working, studying and collaborating, explains Jan Ammundsen, Partner and Head of Competition in 3XN.
 
The 13,000 m2 university building include a number of sustainable features such as natural ventilation and a facade design protecting from direct solar heat gain, while allowing plenty of daylight inside. Although the building has a light and transparent expression its compact structure minimizes the surface resulting in environmental and operational savings.

Contact information
 
Didde Fuhr Pedersen
Public Relations Manager
dfp@3xn.dk
+45 3264 2310 /  6155 4610

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Article / Opening Reception "Building a Brick" - Cody Lusby - February 18, 2012 by Design Matters Gallery Los Angeles

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-17T00:00:00Z

PRESS RELEASE

Cody Lusby
“Building a Brick”
February 18-March 14th

Opening Reception
February 18th, 2012
7:00-9:00 PM

Design Matters is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Cody Lusby. Design Matters challenged Lusby to create a body of work that relates to architecture, and the process of building, which resulted in the conception of “Building a Brick.” This body of work acknowledges the final result, whether it’s the Disney Music Hall or the Sydney Opera house, but focuses on those who enable the realization of those icons. The architects and designer are highly celebrated within our culture, while the framer, electrician and plumber who all used their hands to create the icon are forgotten. Once construction is complete, those workers are often unable to gain entrance into what was once their workspace- unless they buy a ticket, full price of course. With the state of the economy, and the high rate of unemployed construction workers it seems appropriate to celebrate their role in realizing a creative vision. Ultimately, Lusby’s investigation of the builder allows us to see the ordinary, as extraordinary.

Lusby was born in Portland, Oregon in 1978, then raised in Southern California. He refined his talent at the Orange County High School of the Arts, and subsequently received a scholarship to attend Laguna College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in painting and drawing. In his work, Lusby ultilizes a mix of oil and aerosol paint, and collage to create his narrative portraiture.

For further press information and images please contact:

Design Matters info@designmattersLA.com
+1 310 841 6423

Design Matters, 11527 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
Wed-Fri 11-6
Sat 1-5, or by appointment
 

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Article / eVolo Skyscrapers by Aiello, Aldridge, Deville, Solt, Lee

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-16T00:00:00Z

Established in 2006, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition has become the world s most prestigious award for high-rise architecture. The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.
 
Over the last six years, an international panel of renowned architects, engineers, and city planners have reviewed more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries around the world. Participants include professional architects and designers, as well as students and artists. This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding projects selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments.

The projects have been organized in six chapters that describe the current position and the future of vertical architecture and urbanism. The first chapter, Technological Advances, is an investigation on the use of digital tools and computing fabrication. Ecological Urbanism explores sustainable systems, including new materials and clean energy generation processes to achieve zero-net-energy buildings. Projects that analyze the reconfiguration of existing cities and the colonization of new environments, such as underwater cities and floating habitats, are part of New Frontiers. The improvement of our way of living is the topic of the fourth chapter, Social Solutions, which is a collection of ideas that respond to social, cultural, and economic problems. A more experimental approach to architectural design is exposed in Morphotectonic Aesthetics, with proposals that use fields of data and self-regulating systems to respond to internal and external stimuli -the results are fascinating explorations of function and form. Finally, Urban Theories and Strategies is a group of projects that establish new methods to alleviate the major problems of the contemporary city, including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure, and the exponential increase of inhabitants.
 
The eVolo Skyscraper Competition is a forum for the discussion, debate, and development of avant-garde architectural design in the 21st century. eVolo is committed to stimulating the imagination of designers around the world thinkers that envision the future of our cities and a new way of life.
 

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Article / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S : NYC Book Launch & Symposium Feb. 9th, 2012 by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-03T00:00:00Z

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S : "EMBEDDED"
Jeffrey Inaba, John McMorrough, Marcelo Spina, Jesse Reiser, David Ruy, Michael Meredith and Mark Foster Gage

An event marking the publication of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ new book, Embedded brings together authors, contributors, mentors and confabulators to discuss some of the most relevant issues haunting contemporary architectural practice and discourse today, such as the perceived divide between progressive design culture, the politics of form and social responsibility.
 
EMBEDDED is P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ long awaited book that reflects on the evolution, actualization and conclusion of certain lineages of design and material research, while signaling the initial stages of others. Co-directed by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, this research and collaborative-based practice seeks to move between digital and material expressions. Having gained worldwide recognition for its inventive approach to design and architecture that fuses advanced computation with an extended understanding of form, tectonics and materials, what sets P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S apart is not only its overt ambition to materialization but the quality and extent of realized work. The book includes a collection of more than twenty projects and writings by Spina and Huljich, with contributing essays by Todd Gannon, Marcelyn Gow and John McMorrough.

Organized by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles
 
Thursday February 9th 6.30 to 8.30pm
Studio-X NYC
180 Varick St., Suite 1610, New York, NY 10014
www.arch.columbia.edu/studiox/newyork
studioxnyc@gmail.com

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Article / School 4 Burma Design Competition Winners by Building Trust Intl.

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-03T00:00:00Z

Building Trust International announce 'School 4 Burma Design Competition' WinnersBuilding Trust International are delighted to announce that designers Amadeo Bennetta and Daniel LaRossa, of Berkeley, California have won the School 4 Burma Design Competition. The winning design, for a modular school for migrant and refugee children in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot, beat entries from all over the world as the competition generated progressive, contemporary design solutions. Over 800 designers and academic institutions expressed interest.Winner Amadeo Bennetta said: “We are thrilled to have been selected and we're enthusiastic about seeing this project become a reality by continuing to refine the original design into a real, feasible and deployable building.”  As the Building Trust International project now moves from conception to the planning and fabrication phase, the charity plans to work closely with the Kwe Ka Baung School, community leaders and other aid agencies in the area to ensure that the development of the design continues with their input.  David Cole, founding partner of Building Trust International said, “We would like to thank all those who took part. The standard of design entries that we received was incredible. We have the funding to develop the winning design, but we are now also looking for funding partners for a number of entries that we believe could be used to help other schools in the region. The competition has been a great success and highlights the key role that architects and designers have in tackling global issues.” The winning team submitted a proposal that expressed a high level of flexibility responding well to the brief. The design utilizes an adaptable framework that balances prefabricated structural elements with locally crafted, modular, bamboo panels.  By creating entirely flat-packed components, BURMA [RE]FRAMED can be rapidly reassembled from a flatbed truck into a courtyard school, a single building or even as independent multi-use units. By reconsidering the restrictions of land ownership into an opportunity for flexible community space, BURMA [RE]FRAMED acts as a local/global bridge providing at-risk communities with a physical space around which the population can learn, grow and thrive.The student category winners, Ms.Gauri Satam and Mr.Tejesh Patil from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India, used the basic design principles of anthropometric/scale along with simple striking colours naturally creating a welcoming feel towards a learning institution for young minds. Building Trust International is a non profit organisation offering design assistance to communities and individuals in need. Building Trust International assesses areas in need, finds sustainable, economical aid solutions and ultimately provides buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessible resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.For more details please visit Building Trust International website:www.buildingtrustinternational.orgBuilding Trust International is a charity registered in England and Wales (1142338)Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form by Thom Mayne

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-02T00:00:00Z

Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form takes a critical look at twelve large-scale, urban projects executed over the last ten years by Morphosis Architects and is the first such time in which the firm articulates the urban methodologies implemented that have historically been inherent in their work.  In order to make explicit the complex processes employed and demystify the resulting complex forms and spatial conditions that result, each project is decoded through text and images to explain the work in its simplest terms.

Each of the twelve projects is defined through four individual strains of urban production: context, program, green space, and infrastructure which establish the project's gestalt. You'll appreciate that the book is not rendering-heavy, rather it is populated with extremely clear and well-articulated drawings and diagrams that really illustrate the substance of each project utilizing varying techniques and levels of detail and complexity.  The focus here is clearly to unpack the research and strategies that are the foundation of each project. In addition to individually analyzing each project, the book makes direct comparisons between all projects making useful and quick comparisons for properties such as area distribution, program, FAR, and populations.

The projects featured include New City Park, World Trade Center, NYC2012 Olympic Village, Penang Turf Club, Manzanares River Park Development, New Orleans Jazz Park, College Avenue Master Plan, East Darling Harbour Development, Los Angeles State Historic Park, NEW New Orleans Urban Redevelopment. Greenwich South Visioning and Pudong Cultural Park.

The neon-orange cover may require sunglasses during viewing but you'll always locate it on the shelf immediately.

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Article / Infrastructure Landscape : Case Studies by SWA by Gerdo Aquino and Ying-yu Hung

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-10-21T00:00:00Z

Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners.  In the context of our rapidly changing cities and towns, infrastructure is experiencing a paradigm shift where multiple-use programming and the integration of latent ecologies is a primary consideration.  Defining contemporary infrastructure requires a multi-disciplinary team of landscape architects, engineers, architects and planners to fully realize the benefits to our cultural and natural systems.  This book examines the potential of landscape as infrastructure via essays by notable authors and supporting case studies by SWA landscape architects and urban designers led by Gerdo Aquino and Ying-Yu Hung of their Los Angeles office. Among these case studies are Renzo Piano's California Academy of Science in San Francisco and Morphosis' Giant Group Interactive in Shanghai, the restoration of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, and several master plans for ecological corridors in China and Korea.  The case studies are thoroughly described with technical drawings and diagrams for repositioning infrastructure as a viable medium for addressing issues of ecology, transit, performance and habitat.

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Article / Winners of the Tallinn Vision Competition Street 2020 by Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-08-05T00:00:00Z

Warren Techentin Architecture(WTARCH)’s entry “Peer-to-Peer” received the €3000 1st prize of the Tallinn Vision competition STREET 2020, held under the auspices of TAB Tallinn Architecture Biennale.Tallinn Vision Competition STREET2020 was addressed to young architects and architecture students who were asked to describe a fluently connected, compatible and diverse urban landscape, with a focus on one particular urban typology: the street. The organizers received 35 competition entries, 34 of which qualified. Entries were submitted from Japan, Bangladesh, New-Zealand, Turkey, Italy, Poland, USA, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia and other countries.The architects from WTARCH describe their winning proposal:“Our concept is to develop a street which connects as many people and ideas as possible through the use of landscape strategies with a simple "user interface". This new Boulevard will connect the historic City to the beachfront, provides a strong edge to the port area, and seeks to unify the disparate existing but undefined open spaces into the collective use of the entire district as a large pedestrian park. The street will form a new entry to Tallinn for visitors and a place to enjoy the city outdoors with physical activity and street vending.”The jury, comprising Eva Castro (AA School, Plasmastudio, Groundlab, UK) and Endrik Mänd (Chief Architect, City of Tallinn), reflected on the winning entry with the following:“"Peer-to-Peer” investigates the problematic described in the competition brief in its entirety. The street that is described is in human scale and characteristic to Tallinn and the functions proposed on the sides of the street are well thought through and clever.” STREET 2020 exhibition presenting all the competition entries will open on August 17th at the basement hall of the Estonian Architecture Museum. STREET 2020 awarding ceremony together with the catalogue presentation will be held during the Tallinn Architecture Biennale on September 8th at the Estonian Architecture Museum.STREET 2020 AWARDED WORKS:1st prize €3000 – pseudonym „Peer-to-Peer“Authors: Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH): Warren Techentin, Brent Nishimoto, Christina Hwang, Andrew Kim, Ahad Basravi, Carrie Smith, Aaron Yip2nd prize €2000 – pseudonym „The Urban Lobby“Authors: Kenneth Li, Mark Craven, Fraser Moor3rd prize €1000 – pseudonym „Street Magnetism“Authors: Kristi Gri?akov (Aalto University Centre for Urban & Regional Studies), Liis Bormeister, Kristjan Männigo, Joonas Saan / OÜ Ars ProjektHONOURABLE MENTIONS:– pseudonym „Jack the Rabbit“Author: Pawel Artur Pietkun– pseudonym „Le Corb“Authors: Joanna-Maria Helinurm, Michael Thomas Lamprides II– pseudonym „Meter and Demeter“Author: Alvin JärvingMore information at STREET 2020: http://www.tab.ee/#competition Posted by Mario Cipresso[...]



Article / GSAPP Alumni Weekend 2011, April 15-17 by Columbia University

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation announces their 2011 Alumni Weekend Event from April 15-17. Centered around the theme of "Smart Infrastructure: Negotiating the Future of Design", the event offers a weekend of networking, learning, and catching up with old friends over a series of panel discussions and receptions.To register for Alumni Weekend, call 212.854.2834 or visit http://www.arch.columbia.edu/alumni/alumni-weekend-2011. ---------- SUMMARY OF THE EVENT (MORE INFO AT GSAPP WEBSITE) ALUMNI KEYNOTE LECTURE:Howard Slatkin '00MsUP, Director of Sustainability for the Department of City Planning, New YorkIntroduction by Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPPPANEL DISCUSSIONS:1. Urban Infrastructure: Contemporary Investigations into City Politics, Futures, and Preservation Kate Ascher, Adjunct Professor at the Wagner School at NYU Styliani Daouti '05MsAAD, Founder and Principal at AREA (Architecture Research Athens) Craig Dykers, Senior Partner/Director/Architect, Snohetta Robert Lane '82M.Arch, Senior Fellow for Urban Design at Regional Planning Association; Partner, Plan & Process LLP Deike Peters '95MsUP, Director, Urban Mega-Projects Research Group, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, USC Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation Moderator: David King, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia UniversityAND2. Communications Infrastructure: How New Media is Changing the Nature of Public Space David Benjamin '05M.Arch, Director of the Living Architecture Lab, GSAPP Frank Hebbert, Product Manager, Community Planning Tools, OpenPlans Daniel Kidd '09M.Arch, Designer/Project Leader, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Kazys Varnelis, Director of the Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University Shin-pei Tsay, director of the Leadership Initiative for Transportation Solvency, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moderator: Troy Conrad Therrien, Creative Digital Consultant, Bruce Mau DesignsAND3. Education Infrastructure: Discussing New York City’s Biggest Developers of Mind and Land Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University and Special Advisor for Campus Planning, Columbia University Eve Klein, Associate Vice President for Planning and Design, New York University Philip Pitruzzello, Vice President, Manhattanville Construction, Columbia University Meghan Moore-Wilk, Director of Space Planning and Capital Budget, CUNY  Moderator: Carol Loewenson, Partner, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLPTOURS:Tour NYC infrastructure: Bring your friends!Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms ParkGowanus CanalCroton AqueductGrand Central Station TerminalNOTES: NEW THIS YEAR: CES/Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Saturday’s panels!We will have alumni work displayed digitally on Saturday, April 16th. Please share images of your current work! The submission instructions are below:» Please submit 3 images maximum, in TIFF or JPEG format.Minimum size is 5" x 7" at 200dpi, RGB color.» Please keep your images below 5 mb each if sending by e-mail, otherwise submit them on a cd at under 10 mb each and send the cd by mail.» You MUST name your files w[...]



Article / Winner in "Place Lalla Yeddouna" Competition in Fez, Morocco Announced by Commune Urbaine de Fes

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

Morocco, Fez: March 19th, 2011:The winner of the International Design Project Competition for the Rehabilitation of Place Lalla Yeddouna in the Medina of Fes has just been identified: Mossessian & Partners, London/UK. TaskThe aim of the project is to revitalize Place Lalla Yeddouna, a public square and surrounding buildings at a central crossroads in the Medina of Fez, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The key objective is to revitalize the site and its surroundings, adapting modern distinctive architecture into an area that is full of tradition, vibrancy and functional diversity. Physically the site comprises small alleyways, a nicely shaped square with a tree, a river, a bridge dating from the 14th and 15th Century, some dilapidated buildings that will be replaced and others that are historically and architecturally significant and will be rehabilitated. In the future the area of Place Lalla Yeddouna shall serve as a vibrant mixeduse urban hub for the community as well as visitors to the Medina. The site is expected to become a major catalyst for artisan development, with spaces for educational programs, residences, artisan production, shops, restaurants, cafés and other services. The new complex must support activities for youth and adults. Competition ProcedureBetween August and October 2010, approximately 1,400 architects from all over the world registered at the Competition website and expressed their interest in the project. Delegations from more than 100 architectural firms visited the site on September 30, 2010. At the beginning of November 2010, approximately 175 competition entries had been submitted anonymously. In December 2010 the international jury, including representatives of the Prime Ministers’ Office, the Ministry of Culture, the “Secrétariat d’État chargé de l’Artisanat”, the “Wilaya de la Région Fès Boulemane », the “Commune Urbaine de Fès” and the “Commune Urbaine Méchouar Fès Jdid” and the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Architectes du Maroc selected the eight projects with the greatest potential for further development in the second phase of the competition – the finalists. These eight participants were sponsored to carry out the second phase of the competition. DecisionOn March 18, 2011, the jury chose the winner after an intense and open discussion. It was decided to allocate the following prizes, according to the competition rules:1st prize: USD 55,000 Mossessian & Partners, London/UK Michel Mossessian with Yassir Khalil Studio, Casablanca/Morocco Yassir Khalil2nd prize: USD 40,000 Ferretti-Marcelloni, Rome/Italy, Laura Valeria Ferretti, Maurizio Marcelloni and Bahia Nouh, Fez/Morocco 3rd prize: USD 25,000 Moxon Architects, London/UK Ben Addy with Aime Kakon, Casablanca/Morocco  Recommendation The jury unanimously recommends the promoter of the competition to commission the team of authors of the project that was awarded the first prize with the services as stated in the competition brief.Jury MembersThe jury was composed of notable and experienced international architects with qualifications in Islamic architecture, the Medina of Fez, cultural and historic preservation, urban design, landscape architecture and project feasibility, as well as offi[...]



Article / eVolo 2011 Competition Winners Announced by eVolo Magazine

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-03-10T00:00:00Z

eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. The award seeks to discover young talent, whose ideas will change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. The Jury of the 2011 edition was formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields including: Juan Azulay [principal Matter Management, professor at Southern California Institute of Architecture], CarloMaria Ciampoli [port director Live Architecture Network], Mario Cipresso [principal Studio Shift, professor at University of Southern California], Ted Givens [principal 10 Design], Eric Goldemberg [principal Monad Studio, professor at Florida International University], Jose Gonzalez [principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute], John Hill [editor Archidose], Mitchell Joachim [principal Terreform One, professor at New York University], Andrew Liang [principal Studio 0.10., professor at University of Southern California], Javier Quintana [principal Taller Basico de Arquitectura, Dean of IE School of Architecture], Rezza Rahdian [Architect, Second Place 2009 Skyscraper Competition], Michel Rojkind [principal Rojkind Arquitectos], and Michael Szivos [principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute]. The Jury selected 3 winners and 32 honorable mentions. eVolo Magazine received 715 projects from all five continents and 95 different countries.The first place was awarded to Atelier CMJN (Julien Combes, Gaël Brulé) from France for their ‘LO2P Recycling Skyscraper’ in New Delhi, India. The project is designed as a large-scale wind turbine that filters polluted air with a series of particle collector membranes, elevated greenhouses, and mineralization baths.The second place was awarded to Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, and Xavier Schirr-Bonnans from France for a dome-like horizontal skyscraper that harvests solar energy, collects rainwater, and preserves the existing urban fabric at ground level thanks to its large skylights and small footprint. The recipient of the third place is Yheu-Shen Chua from the United Kingdom for a project that re-imagines the Hoover Dam in the U.S. as an inhabitable skyscraper that unifies the power plant with a gallery, aquarium, and viewing platform that engages the falling water directly.Among the honorable mentions there are “waterscrapers” that clean oil spills and desalinate sea water, inverted skyscrapers for a floating Olympic villa, recycling towers, research skyscrapers that harvest lightning power, vertical cemeteries and amusement parks, sports skyscrapers, fish farms, and “living mountains” for desert climates. Other proposals use the latest building technologies and parametric design to configure environmentally conscious self-sufficient buildings.eVolo Magazine would like to acknowledge all the competitors for their effort, vi[...]



Article / The New Holmenkollen Ski Jump by JDS Architects

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-02-23T00:00:00Z

Press Release:

Along with Wimbledon’s All England Club and the Wembly Arena, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is often cited as one of the world’s most recognizable sports facility.  Nevertheless it is one of the smallest hills in the World Cup tournament, and in September 2005, the International Ski Federation decided that the current hill does not meet the standards to award the city the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.  In December 2005 Norway’s Directorate of Cultural Heritage approved the demolition of the ski jump and in April 2007 the Oslo municipality announced an open international competition for a new ski jump. JDS Architects based in Copenhagen and led by Belgian-French Julien De Smedt, beat out 103 other firms and was awarded the commission the following year.

Working closely with city officials, JDSA established an office in the capital and collaborated with Norwegian engineering firm, Norconsult, to bring to fruition their elegant serpentine form that will become a beacon for the city and a new showcase for the sport of ski jumping. Rather than having a series of dispersed pavilions on site, their design unifies the various amenities into one holistic diagram. The judges booths, the commentators, the trainers, the royal family, the VIPs, the wind screens, the circulations, the lobby, the entrance to the arena and the arena itself, the lounge for the skiers, the souvenir shop, the access to the existing museum, the viewing public square at the very top, everything, is contained into the shape of the jump.  The resulting simplicity of the solution improves the experience of the spectators and brings clear focus to the skiers.

The ski jump is clad in aluminum and glass and rises 58 meters in the air.  It cantilevers an impressive 69 meters and on the first day of jumping tests; the record of the longest jump made at Holmenkollen was broken.

Atop the ski jump is a platform where visitors can take in some of the most breathtaking views of Oslo, the fjord and the region beyond.  It’s a new form of public space, using an unlikely architectural form as its host, affording the same spectacular vantage point for everyone who comes to Holmenkollen.  The Lonely Planet agrees, the travel publication recently declared the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump as one of the ten top destinations to visit in 2011.

More information at JDS Architects.

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Article / Interboro Partners Winner Of 2011 MOMA PS1 Young Architects by MOMA New York

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-02-17T00:00:00Z

Press Release:NEW YORK, February 16, 2011—The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome announce Interboro Partners of Brooklyn, NY, as the winner of the 12th annual Young Architects Program in New York, and start, of Rome, as the winner of the first annual YAP_MAXXI Young Architects Program in Rome. Now in its 12th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop highly innovative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. For the first time, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are partnering with another institution, MAXXI in Rome, to create the first international edition of the Young Architects Program. Interboro Partners, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2011 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard. stARTT has been chosen from among five European finalists to create an innovative event space in the MAXXI piazza. Both installations will open in June.Interboro Partners’ Holding Pattern brings an eclectic collection of objects including benches,  mirrors, ping-pong tables, and floodlights, all disposed under a very elegant and taut canopy of rope strung from MoMA PS1’s wall to the parapet across the courtyard. Creating an unobstructed space, the design incorporates for the first time the entire space of MoMA PS1’s courtyard under a single grand structure, while creating an environment focusing on the audience as much as the Warm Up performance. A key component of the theme is recycling; objects in the space will be donated to the community at the conclusion of the summer. The designers met with local businesses and organizations including a taxi cab company, senior and day care centers, high schools, settlement houses, the local YMCA, library, and a greenmarket to determine what components of their installation could be used by those organizations following the Warm Up summer music series. Incorporating objects that can subsequently be used by these organizations is a means of strengthening MoMA PS1’s ties to the local Long Island City community. The other finalists for this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program were FormlessFinder (New Haven, CT/Brooklyn, NY, Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi), MASS Design Group (Boston, MA, Michael Murphy), Matter Architecture Practice (Brooklyn, NY, Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger), and IJP (London/Cambridge, MA, George L. Legendre). An exhibition of the five finalists' proposed projects as well as YAP_MAXXI’s five finalists’ proposed projects will be on view at MoMA over the summer. It will be organized by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA Philip Johnson Chief Curator, with Whitney May, Department Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.Mr. Bergdoll explains, “Simple materials that transform a space to create a kind of public living room and rec room are t[...]



Article / BOOM: A Bold New Community by BOOM Communities

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-02-15T00:00:00Z

Press Release:
 
boom is a new, master-planned community rising in the spectacular desert surrounding Palm Springs. At a cost of over $250 million, it changes America's idea of urban life. The brainchild of ten international architects, boom was conceived for the gay community but readily extends its embrace to all. boom is pedestrianoriented, culture-driven, and designed to inspire its residents to better themselves and others. 

The architects range from the well-known - Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York - to such emerging stars as the Berlin-based Juergen Mayer H. Coordinating the project is Matthias Hollwich, of hollwich kushner in New York. The developer is boom Communities, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, real estate investment company formed in 1959.

The first phase of construction starts in 2012. 300 residences will be built in eight unique neighborhoods, each designed by a different architect. Pathways and plazas, set in a landscaped desert environment, connect to the social and geographic heart of boom: the entertainment complex, a boutique hotel, the gym+spa, and boom's wellness center. The health and wellness services cater to the health needs of all generations. Upon completion of Phase 2, boom will expand to over 700 residences.

boom is more than a revolution in design. In the twenty-first century, urbanism is not created by cutting-edge architecture alone. Social and communal engagement are vital. With www.boomforlife.com, designed by the renowned Bruce Mau Design, boom is growing its community online - now. This use of a website is ground-breaking when it comes to a new architectural project. Social media is being utilized to move participants from a virtual community to one constructed out of bricks and mortar. 

The website allows boom's design team to collaborate with prospective residents, incorporating their ideas into the design of the boom community. These 'crowd sourcing' efforts also encourage boom members to shape the social programs and lifestyle for boom. When construction is completed, boom will already be a vibrant and functioning community.
 

Posted By Mario Cipresso




Article / BIG Wins Competition to Design National Gallery of Greenland by BIG, TNT Nuuk, Ramboll Nuuk

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-02-10T00:00:00Z

Press Release: BIG + TNT Nuuk + Ramboll Nuuk + Arkitekti is the winning team to design the new National Gallery of Greenland in the country’s capital Nuuk, among invited proposals totaling 6 Nordic architects.Located on a steep slope overlooking the most beautiful of Greenland’s fjords, the 3000 m2 National Gallery will serve as a cultural and architectural icon for the people of Greenland. The new museum will combine historical and contemporary art of the country in one dynamic institution The winning proposal was selected by a unanimous museum board among 6 proposals, including Norwegian Snøhetta, Finnish Heikkinen?Komonen, Islandic Studio Granda and Greenlandic Tegnestuen Nuuk.As a projection of a geometrically perfect circle on to the steep slope, the new gallery is conceived as a courtyard building that combines a pure geometrical layout with a sensitive adaption to the landscape. The three?dimensional imprint of the landscape creates a protective ring around the museum’s focal point, the sculpture garden where visitors, personnel, exhibition merge with culture and nature, inside and outside.“The Danish functionalistic architecture in Nuuk is typically square boxes which ignore the unique nature of Greenland. We therefore propose a national gallery which is both physically and visually in harmony with the dramatic nature, just like life in Greenland is a symbiosis of the nature. We have created a simple, functional and symbolic shape, where the perfect circle is supplied by the local topography which creates a unique hybrid between the abstract shape and the specific location”, Bjarke Ingels, Founder and Partner, BIG.The slope opens up the sculpture garden towards the city and the view, framing both the sculpture garden and museum functions. A rough looking external façade of white concrete will patina over time and adjust to the local weather, while the circular inner glass façade will consist of a simple and refined frame which contrasts the rough nature and compliments the beautiful view. ” The building will with its simplistic coarseness and harmony with the landscape become a symbol of the current independent Greenlandic artistic and architectural expression.”, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner & Project Leader, BIG.The circular shape of the gallery enables a flexible division of the exhibition into different shapes and sizes, creating a unique framework for the museum’s art. Visitor access to the exhibition happens through a covered opening created by a slight lift in the façade into a lobby with a 180 degree panorama view towards the sculpture garden and the fjord as well as access to the common museum functions, including ticket counters, wardrobe, boutique and a café. The new gallery will create more activity at the waterfront by attracting the whole area is interconnected by a path which like the museum, forms after the shifting inclinations of the terrain. The locals and visitors will be able to admire the clear shape of the gallery which appears as a sculpture or a piece of land?art.“Greenland National Gallery for Art will play a significant role for the citizens of Greenland and the inhabitants of Nuuk as a cultural, social, pol[...]