Core.form-ula will begin its first intensive-hands-on craft series workshop at the de Castellane Gallery located in the heart of Brooklyn this August. The workshop will cover the use of Ecotect and Rhino/Grasshopper to develop techniques of evaluating performative form in architecture.
The goal of the workshop is to understand methods of translating geometry from Rhino/Grasshopper into Ecotect, and specifically, the process of shaping geometry that performs optimally within a specific location on earth. The workshop will begin by covering intro + advanced grasshopper techniques, followed by an introduction to using Ecotect to produce solar radiation studies, day-lighting studies, shadow analysis studies, climate analysis studies, and computational fluid dynamics analysis studies. The last stage of the workshop will cover the process of manipulating geometry in grasshopper via analysis/values obtained from Ecotect.
All levels are welcomed (students & professionals), the only requirement is knowledge of Rhino. At the end of the workshop, each participate will be asked to produce a 12in x 12in x 12in physical model along with flat art to be displayed at the de Castallane Galley for public viewing. For more information, click here.
Olson Kundig Architects share with us the T Bailey Offices in Anacortes, Washington, which explore the idea of using the client’s product— pipes used in wind turbine towers — in the construction of their headquarters. This 11,700 square foot office addition adjoins the existing heavy industrial manufacturing plant of T Bailey. All steel fabrication and erection takes place in the plant adjoining the project.
Beginning February 2009, The AIA New York Chapter and its Emerging New York Architects committee (ENYA) launched a pilot Boot Camp Review program to get intern architects in shape for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). In the summer 2009, AIANY added graphic vignette workshops to its class offerings, established an ARE Resource Library and several other classes and events to promote and encourage emerging architects to stay focused on the licensure track. The revenue from these programs was used to expand the existing programs and create new support programs for local ARE candidates.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the significant contributions of interns at an early stage of their career to the AIA New York Chapter, and to help encourage them to complete their licensure by rewarding them upon completion. Awards are not based on financial need, as much as they are based on contributions the intern has made to their profession, their community and the AIA New York Chapter.
Architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other designers are invited to submit projects to the Architectural League’s New York Designs series. Projects of all types at any scale, either built (completed within one year of submission) or under construction in New York City, are welcome. Quality is the sole criterion for selection.
New York Designs recognizes accomplished built work in New York City. If your project is selected, League staff will work with you to develop an appropriate presentation, most often taking the format of an on-site tour or brief lecture. We invite designers to include project collaborators, such as consultants, contractors, engineers, clients, and others in the project presentation. Submission assumes the accessibility of the space by a group of 20-30 people and availability of the designer to take part in a New York-based program. For more information click here. Seen at Bustler.
Architects: Kevin deFreitas Architects
Location: 2 Mazzetti Lane, Valley Center, California, USA
Project Team: Kevin deFreitas & Manish Desai
Structural Engineer: Envision Engineering
Landscape Architect: LandLAB Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Stueven Engineering
Plumbing & Electrical Engineer: BTA Engineers
Contractor: Lusardi Construction Company
Building Area: 6,112 sf + courtyard
Construction Cost: $3.1 million
Completion Date: February 2010
Photography: Harrison Photographic
3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion. 3CA was initiated in 2009 by Clare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago; Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, and Mason White, University of Toronto.
The research and collection of submissions will lead to a publication manuscript. Please upload your submission to the 3rd Coast website, where details will be published on the website soon. Submissions are due August 30. Seen at Bustler.
Studio Mode/modeLab and Tietz-Baccon are pleased to announce the upcoming Material Intelligence: Intensive Design and Prototyping Workshop in New York City, August 16-20, 2010. Over the course of five days participants will examine the cultural as well as technological domains of associative practices within architecture and its related fields.
Participants will develop projects through iterative workflows with an emphasis placed on material prototyping as a vehicle for design innovation. The workshop will be conducted in a fast-paced and hands-on studio environment where participants will have access to digital fabrication equipment including an industrial CNC 3-axis Mill and CNC High-Force Cutter.
The format of the workshop includes daily instructional, design, and fabrication sessions in addition to lunch time and evening lectures by leading practitioners in the field. The primary CAD platform will be Grasshopper for Rhino3D, supported by a suite of associated programs including RhinoCam, RhinoNest, and Brazil Render. The workshop will culminate in a public exhibition and opening reception on the evening of Saturday, August 21. More information can be found here.
To rethink the future of mid-size cities, and their role in the overlapping economic and environmental challenges that the 21st century brings, Mississippi State Universityʼs Jackson Community Design Center (JCDC) will host a design competition and symposium focused on the inherent challenges and immense potential for socioeconomic and environmental reconciliation by addressing barriers created by an urban divide.
FORMCities calls for design proposals to address the negative impacts of urban forms and transportation thoroughfares which have created visual, physical, and psychological, barriers that have sorted cities along the lines of race, income, and class.
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservations (GSAPP) at Columbia University have announced its Summer Lecture Series 2010. Here are July events:
July 7 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘What We Do’
July 8 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: 07/08: John Cassavetes, Husbands (1970)
July 13 / Visual Studies Symposium – Interactive City: Reading the Metropolis
July 14 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘Urban Food Networks’
July 15 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Woody Allen, Annie Hall (1977)
July 21 / Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront
July 21 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘City as a Living Laboratory’
July 22 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Martin Scorsese, Mean Streets (1973)
July 27 / Arguments Lecture Series: Cynthia Davidson
July 28 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘City as a Living Laboratory’
July 29 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Chantal Akerman, Toute une nuit (1982)
For more information go to www.arch.columbia.edu/events.