In honor of Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art’s centennial, student editors Gareth Hanly, Rachel Houghton, Cathryn Lavery, Kieran Sheehan and Katy Holbrook, have designed, produced and published MacMag 35 to document the entire celebration year. Compiled in over 300 pages of crisp graphics and imagery, this year’s magazine provides a true insight into not only the design philosophies of the school, but also gives us a taste of what it is like to experience the famous building.
More about the magazine after the break.
A research team led by Prof. Zhu Jingxiang of the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed an advanced architectural system for the construction of the New Bud Study Hall in Sichuan, China, this summer. See more images and architect’s description after the break.
As stupid as this sounds, it’s National Boss’s Day in the US and Canada. But, you may ask, isn’t every day your boss’s Day? Technically yes. But today is that one special day when you can express your gratitude openly…and maybe score some extra points. But, of course, it isn’t about that. If you don’t have this holiday in your country, you should lobby for it—maybe even make it a day off!
For architects, National Boss’s Day means celebrating the good work done by your principals, thanking them for their leadership excellence. After all, in this economy, principals are having a hard time and are under a lot of stress. You may have noticed them age, much like Obama has in the last two years.
The originator of the virtual building concept, GRAPHISOFT hosts a free one-hour webcast – “Real Time Sharing is POWER. And EFFICIENCY. And PRODUCTIVITY: The Open Collaboration Webcast” on October 21st.
The webinar will show that Open Design Collaboration with ArchiCAD enables the AEC industry to work like they want to right now. It is Interoperability Redefined, so that architecture and engineering teams can collaborate using their own BIM models in a dynamic IFC based workflow. Come see ArchiCAD engage intelligent data exchange with Revit Structure, Tekla Structure, Autodesk MEP, Revit MEP and more.
To register for the event click here. More information after the break.
Photographer Iwan Baan received the inaugural Julius Shulman Photography Award in Los Angeles on October 10th. The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University will honor the legacy of the renowned photographer during a series of events that coincide with the 100th anniversary of the day of his birth. The image.architecture.now exhibit is currently featuring Iwan Baan along with 9 photographers all whose work illuminates a range of explorations into documenting the experience of space. This exhibit is at Ahmanson Main Space at Woodbury University until October 23rd.
Architect: bureau SLA
Location: Leerdam, Netherlands
Design Team: Peter van Assche (architect), Grazina Bendikaite Mathijs Cremers (project architect), Mick van Essen Gonçalo, Moreira Tereza Novosadova
Interior: Piet Hein Eek Eek & Ruijgrok BV Nuenenseweg 167 5667 KP Geldrop
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of bureau SLA
The six designs are now on exhibition at the library of Abertay University on Bell Street in Dundee until November 4th.
We now have more photographs and a short description of each proposal plus a video after the break.
We’ve featured quite elaborate projects on AD where project budgets that reach the millions seem almost normal. Yet, this is something we haven’t seen: a house – yes, one house – priced at $1 billion dollars. With a price tag like that, India’s richest man, and Forbes’s fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife and three childen, will be calling the world’s most expensive residence “home.”
More about the house after the break.
Authors: United Visual Artists
Location: Toronto, Canada
Commissioners: Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra Developments, Maple Leaf Sports
Public Art Consultants: Public Art Management – Karen Mills and Justin Ridgeway
Dimensions: 90 metres x 3 metres
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: James Medcraft, United Visual Artists, 2010
“Build a Better Burb”, a design and planning competition sponsored by the Long Island Index with the Rauch Foundation, has named the team of PARK and NetLab as one of five winners. Will Prince of the architecture and planning studio PARK and Kazys Varnelis, the founder of NetLab, collaborated on the winning proposal “Long Division,” a regional strategy that promotes both responsible growth and planned contraction.
More images, a video on the project, and complete press release after the break.