UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design is now accepting applications from prospective participants in the 2016 Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design. This six week intensive summer program gives students the opportunity to test their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design.
The Summer [IN]STITUTE consists of [IN]ARCH, [IN]LAND and [IN]CITY, three introductory programs in architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable city planning for post-baccalaureate students and senior-level undergraduates, as well as [IN]ARCH ADV, an advanced studio for post-baccalaureate students who have a degree in architecture or who are senior-level architecture majors.
The objective of the program is to generate tangible prototypes and solutions along the theme of "DESIGN H(ij)ACK - When Art & Design Meet Public Space". Cross-disciplinary collaboration is a necessity, combined with strong knowledge integration from research, concepts, design, to execution, “DESIGN H(ij)ACK” encourages all participants to think differently, design efficiently, and work economically, mostly important: collectively.
The AZ Awards for Design Excellence celebrates the finalists and winners at a gala celebration on Friday, June 23 from 6 to 10 pm. Join colleagues and designers from around the world as we celebrate the very best in international architecture, interiors and product design. For more information and to get tickets, please visit http://azm.ag/AZAwardsGala17
National Cultural-Arts and Museum Complex ‘Mystetskyi Arsenal’ is a large-scale cultural project of national and international importance in the historic center of Kyiv. Its mission is to promote the modernization of Ukrainian society and integration of Ukraine into the global context, based on the axiological potential of culture.
Moderator: Louise Braverman, FAIA Panel: Cynthia Davidson, James Biber, FAIA, Max Levy, FAIA Often the first reaction to Venice is one of feeling overwhelmed by the astonishing beauty of her existence. Yet if we dig a bit deeper inherent contradictions begin to appear. How do we make rational sense of a city that floats on water? What are the features that contribute to our incredulity, and what can we learn from them? From the original muddy wilderness of the 5th century to a beguiling built environment, Venice remains 1,500 years later, a provocative paradox of visceral and visual inspiration.
SCI-Arc is pleased to announce MAIN EVENT 13 returns to its Downtown Los Angeles Art District campus (960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013) supporting their endowment scholarship fund. This year, MAIN EVENT 13 will showcase SCI-Arc’s annual schoolwide exhibition of final thesis projects and presentations of its most talented and promising young minds. This most anticipated event will also will also recognize two stand-out pioneers in the field of design and architecture - famed Pritzker-Prize-winning architect and founder of Morphosis, Thom Mayne and arts advocate Merry Norris, founder of Merry Norris Contemporary Art.
What is the place of the museum in the modern city? What role does architecture play? How can these buildings be effectively interpreted?
Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan broke with all existing conventions, setting a new standard for the postwar art museum and, together with the Museum of Modern Art, firmly establishing the city of New York as the cultural capital of the 20th century.
Mark Mills was a visionary architect, a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice whose innovative designs grow beyond Wright's work to uniquely blend structural principles and the organic forms of seashells. When he heard Wright say that seashells are Nature’s perfect architecture, Mark made that idea the foundation of his life’s work. As seashells change their forms to meet the needs of their inhabitants, so Mark adapted structural roof systems to shelter his clients, and he made them spectacularly beautiful. If the sky is Nature's umbrella above us, Mills's ceilings were the umbrella over his clients' lives in their homes.
Since its first iterations in the early 19th century, the architectural museum has been one of the most significant forces in the creation and dissemination of architectural culture to a wide audience, while also serving as an important locus of authority for architectural discourse and practice. Architect and scholar Sergio Figueiredo’s new study, The NAi Effect: Creating Architecture Culture, elucidates the social and cultural aims of architecture museums and their impact in creating architecture culture through a critical survey of the history and the legacy of one such institution, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam.
Ever since the 18th Century when Alexander Pope advised his peers to “consult the genius of place,” the idea that designers could interpret and then express the essential identity of a place has been venerated in landscape architecture. This issue of LA+ is devoted to critically exploring the nexus between place and identity with contributions from disciplines as varied as landscape architecture, architecture, philosophy, literature, ethics, marketing, anthropology, history, politics, and visual arts.
Chandigarh Rethink captures the rich, ongoing discourse on radically transforming urbanities within the Global South with specific reference to India’s social, historical, economic and cultural repositioning. It examines urban edge ‘figures’ and their rural ‘grounds’―relevant not just to Chandigarh, but also to cities in general―while suggesting narrative strategies via provocative design studio design work. These introspections are framed within themed contributions from a globally recognized group of scholars who represent the diverse disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape ecologies and the humanities.
In this book, Formation is ideal and utopian thinking, and Transformation is the adaptation of the ideal to the real or existing conditions. The book examines the dialectical relationship of these in the creation of the city. The subject is a contextual theory of urban design, utilizing Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture and urban development of Rome, as a case study. It demonstrates the complexity of Roman urbanism and the inter-relationship and role of Roman architecture to its urban context.The theory of urban ’Contextualism’ has not been adequately discussed and presented in regards to this historical city.
Doggerel, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, is pleased to announce its 2017 Writing Contest! The topic: Describe an undercelebrated idea with great potential to shape better cities. Participation is open to design professionals, journalists, students, and anyone with an interest in the built environment. The grand prize winner will be awarded US$1,000, with up to two runners-up winning US$250 each. Winning submissions will also be published on Doggerel.
For centuries the population undertook great efforts to materialize the worship to their gods. Some examples are offerings, rituals, monuments or buildings, depending on their culture. The construction of churches was very important for the development of architecture. Every project took the constructions systems and technology of that time to its limit, generating suggestive spaces which transcended religions.
Rome, the crib of occidental civilization, witnessed multiple religious constructions along history. The juxtaposed layers throughout history include the first temples of the Roman Empire such as the Pantheon, to current Christian churches like the St. Peter´s Basilica, among others. Each building
Curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan, and organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, the 25th Biennial of Design—FARAWAY, SO CLOSE—responds to the observation that although the city remains the model within which the evolution of contemporary society is discussed and interpreted, we are now witnessing a growing percentage of people that leave the city for other contexts and environments.
‘Merrick House’ is an exhaustive documentation of one of Western Architectural period jewels, a home Merrick as a young architect built by hand on the steep wooded slopes of West Vancouver, BC in the early seventies. The photographs, by Michael Perlmutter, bring out the wonders of architectural space and materiality, and Robins’ text explores in great detail the influences that Merrick drew from, the way it was constructed, the many spatial moves he employed, and how it changed over time with successive renovations. The 17 level edifice is both contextual and truly eccentric, with spatial majesty.
The Source Books in Architecture series documents the work of the Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professors at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. While previous books have addressed a single project of the Baumer Professor, this one has a slightly different focus. Stan Allen was the Baumer Professor at the school in 2012–13, and this book documents projects that were discussed during Allen’s seminar as well as the theoretical position that Allen began to articulate with Field Conditions in 1996.