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modeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing Webinar

modeLab‘s upcoming webinar, Dynamic Behaviors in Processing, focuses on developing rich and responsive behaviors from scratch – think of bouncing balls, particle systems, or flocking boids – can be tricky without an object-oriented approach to our program design. Through a series of short presentations and “live” exercises, which takes place January 25 from 2:00pm-4:30pm EST, you will learn how to successfully structure and implement classes in Processing to create fun and dynamic object behaviors. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

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Atlas of an Irish City Exhibition

Open now until February 21, the Atlas of an Irish City exhibition, hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation at the Oonagh Young Gallery in Dublin, features an architectural survey of Galway and design projects that explore new ways to think about the future of the city by students of Studio Tom Emerson at the ETH Zurich. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday 12pm-6pm. For more information, please visit here.  

By Design Inaugural event at Harvard University

By Design is a two-day inaugural event taking place January 25-26 that aims to build a platform of innovation by engaging key stakeholders through the creative process. The event includes a speaker series and a design challenge at the newly constructed Harvard Innovation Lab, Harvard Business School, and the Graduate School of Design. With a focus to reframe the future of education, the model and structure of the conference allows participants to unpack tacit, hidden, and evident knowledge from each corner of the university, through simple yet uncommon dialogue between each school. More information after the break.

'Towards Green Buildings/Architecture for UAE?' Workshop

As part of Ajman University of Science & Technology‘s series of architecture workshops by architects and designers, Emilio Ambasz will be presenting the ‘Towards Green Buildings/Architecture for UAE?’ workshop. The event will take place at the Ajman University February 4-10. To register and for more information, please feel free to contact the workshop coordinator: Dr. Jihad Awad: Dr_jihadaa@yahoo.com, j.awad@ajman.ac.ae.

Buyaka / Uras X Dilekci

© Faruk Kurtuluş
© Faruk Kurtuluş
  • Architects: Uras X Dilekci
  • Location: Ümraniye, Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Architect In Charge: Durmuş Dilekci, Emir Uras
  • Design Team: Durmuş Dilekci, Emir Uras, Fikret Sungay, Salih Küçüktuna, Handan Akbudak, Aylin Ayvaz, Evren Alpay, Elvan Çakıt
  • Floor Area: 440000 sqm
  • Build Up Area: 248000 sqm
  • Photographs: Faruk Kurtuluş, Ugur Ceylan

© Ugur Ceylan © Faruk Kurtuluş © Faruk Kurtuluş © Faruk Kurtuluş

AD Architecture School Guide: RMIT University

© Student projects, image via www.designresearch.rmit.edu.au
© Student projects, image via www.designresearch.rmit.edu.au

Opportunity. Challenge. Innovation. These words form the backbone of RMIT University (Melbourne Institute of Technology University) in Australia. Too often, architecture schools become enamored of the aesthetics in the field to the detriment of all else. Not so at RMIT. Here, the approach is an ideal combination of meaningful research with design solutions. The architecture program achieves this by teaching design skills based in their practical application and framed by social idealism and cross-disciplinary training. 

Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler Architekt

© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller
  • Architects: Max Dudler Architekt
  • Location: 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Project Manager: Simone Boldrin
  • Collaborators: Patrick Gründel, Julia Werner
  • Structural Engineers: Ingenieurbüro Schenck
  • Client: Land Baden-Württemberg
  • Photographs: Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller

Thermopyles / SOA Architectes

  • Architects: SOA Architectes
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Team: SOA (architect), Laumond-Faure (BET TCE), Orféa (acoustics)
  • Contractor: LTHS
  • Client: Paris Habitat
  • Area: 1820.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Cyrille Weiner

© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner

Brookfield's Manhattan West Breaks Ground

New York City's Midtown West will be experiencing a large makeover over the coming years.  Shortly after Hudson Yards broke ground in late 2012, Brookfield Properties initiated the first phase of its 5.4 million-square-foot master plan for Manhattan West on the corner of 33rd Street and 9th Ave.  Hovering over Penn Station's Railroad tracks, an engineering feat will support two 60-story towers that will encompass residential and commercial functions,as well as public and community space.

Tuunich Kanab / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

  • Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
  • Location: San Bruno, Yucatán, México
  • Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
  • Collaborators: Marco Sogbi
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Cortesia de Seijo Peon Arquitectos

Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos

Tecnova Headquarters / Ferrer Arquitectos

  • Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
  • Location: Avda. de la Innovación, Parque Científico Tecnológico de Almería, España
  • Technical Architect: Javier Almécija
  • Collaborators: Raúl Vallejo, Antonio Palenzuela, Pedro Seguí, Adrián Navarro, Javier de Simón, Ismael Motos, José Espín, Rafael Robles, Amanda Cirera
  • External Collanorators: Decisiones Geoconstructivas, JG Ingenieros, Espacios y Paisajes, Secoal Ingenieros, Sondeal G&M, Bronce Arquitectónico
  • Area: 15,028.58 m2
  • Photographs: David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos

Campeche 415 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
  • Location: Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
  • Collaborators: Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel Montor
  • Area: 1,120 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

G.C. House / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

  • Architects: Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa
  • Location: Ovar, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: José António Lopes da Costa, Tiago Meireles
  • Collaborators: Rita Gonçalves, Filipe Ribeiro
  • Project Year: 2001
  • Photographs: Manuel Aguiar

© Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar

Massive Waterfront Redevelopment Receives Green Light in Washington D.C.

Master Plan © Perkins Eastman
Master Plan © Perkins Eastman

Hoffman‐Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the 3.2 million square foot Southwest Waterfront project - “The Wharf” - that stretches across 27 acres of land along the historic Washington Channel, has announced the approval of its Phase1 Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission. The Zoning Commission’s action approves all of the architectural designs and specific plans for each parcel of the project’s first phase encompassing 1.5 million square feet of residential, hotel, office and retail uses along with three piers, numerous open spaces, gathering places and a 3‐acre waterfront park. 

“The unanimous approval last night by the commissioners participating in the hearings is exhilarating. It creates momentum for ground breaking later this year,” said Monty Hoffman, Managing Member of Hoffman‐Madison Waterfront. “After more than six years of planning and substantial investment, we are preparing to launch one of the highest profile redevelopments in the country. We are ready to put shovels in the ground for this $2 billion redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront.” 

More on Washington D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront project after the break.