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The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced the establishment of the Zaha Hadid/Omniyat Fellowship Fund at the conclusion of its October 25 event “Zaha Hadid: A Celebration.” The announcement followed an evening of illuminating and at times deeply personal reflections on Hadid and her work, shared by a cast of Hadid’s friends and collaborators.The fund will provide financial aid to qualifying students who are enrolled in the GSD’s Master in Architecture program and who are residents or citizens of the Middle East and North Africa region. It has been established by Omniyat, a real estate development firm based in Dubai, in tribute to Hadid’s work, life, and legacy.
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McBride Charles Ryan (MCR) has completed new design for Monash University Logan Building in Clayton Campus, new student accommodation building is comprised of a zigzag-patterned facade and raised up over modernist colonnades. The Logan Hall building, on Monash University’s Clayton Campus, is a 7 level building with 250 rooms of student accommodation designed by McBride Charles Ryan.
It is located on a strategic corner where Sports Walk meets Scenic Boulevard. This building is one of four houses of similar accommodation that were designed concurrently by three individual design teams – MCR, Jackson Clements Burrows and Hayball Architects in association with Richard Middleton Architects.
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MIT and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) announced that MIT will make a strategic collaboration with DDI to help launch the new undergraduate educational institution in Dubai focused on design. DIDI will offer the region’s first undergraduate degree in design, featuring concentrations in products, arts, media, strategies and management, and fashion. The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York has also entered into an agreement to assist with the DIDI curriculum.
''Dubai’s commitment to design education affirms the growing importance of design as a means to improve the relationship between human beings and their environment,'' says Hashim Sarkis, dean of the School of (...)
Japanese design studio Nendo created a series of 3D-printed objects, derived from pure outlines of a paper without actually using paper itself. Nendo's new visual exploration searches for new forms of paper as a new medium to express their ideas. Exhibited at Tokyo's Creation Gallery G8, Nendo wanted to work with paper but approach it from a different angle.
Animation by Yusuke Fujikawa (Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
Image © Takumi Ota
Named Un-printed material, the studio worked both by hand and with a 3D printer, and created outlines of paper as an expression of that paper without actually using paper itself. Some of the outlines display rounding, while others show signs of the paper having once been f (...)
A new initiative will be launched by RIBA President Jane Duncan and property developer, Deputy Chair of London Festival of Architecture and founder of Uncommon Martyn Evans called The Young Architects and Developer Alliance (YADA).
Jane Duncan has teamed up with Martyn Evans to form a new organisation for young architects and developers worldwide. The organisation will create a dialectical relationship between two disciplines to investigate unexplored problems, discourses, functions and new conditions. YADA will start a series of networking events for under-35s.
The YADA board comprises of Albena Atanassova, Scott Brownrigg, Alison Collins, Grosvenor, Belawal Hussain, WATG, Gareth Price, Lyndon Goode Architects, Grace Marien (...)
Philippe Starck has officially unveiled his new creation of Xiaomi Mi MIX, an ultra performant smartphone which couples design and technology in an unprecedented way. Designed for the user, Mi MIX pushes every boundary for an unparelleled experience of easy grip and optimum listening, combined with minimal and innovative design. Like a piece of polished ceramic, smooth and elegant envelop of the Mi MIX has no edges nor corners.
Curved on each side, his revolutionary full-screen has a beveled chamfer, an additional singularity to its disruptive appearance. Extended to the maximum, the use surface has no constraint. No buttons. No loudspeakers. The sound is conveyed through vibrations thank to piezoelectric ceramic technology.
Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)'s new public library Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville, located in the metropolitan region of Caen la mer in Normandy, France, has been set to open for January 13, 2017 by conforming the strict budget and schedule. The new multimedia library occupies 12,000 square meters area-extending from the city of Caen to the English Channel-and situated in a strategic position, which takes place between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being newly developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center.
Directed by Chris van Duijn, OMA Partner, the design of the Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is defined by an op (...)
Foster Norman and Aish Francis are giving a keynote lecture
The AAG 2016 symposium 2016 took place from September 9-13, 2016 at ETH in Switzerand and brought together researchers from academia, practice and the industry to present and discuss the challenges and opportunities emerging at the intersection between geometry and design. The conference was organized around keynote speeches, presentations of accepted papers and a complementing poster forum.
The AAG 2016 has revealed new images of the symposium, covering a special keynote of Lord Norman Foster & Francis Aish, workshops, exhibitions and conferences and the symposium's book titled ''Proceedings'' -now available as open access e-book and as (...)
World Architecture Community, in collaboration with WAF, offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during registration! All you have to do is to upgrade your World Architecture Community membership to Professional by visiting your Settings page before October 31, 2016 and send us an email to get your promo code for your WAF registration!
The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is taking place this year at the Berlin Arena, between 16-18 November, and World Architecture Community is an official media partner for the event. WAF features keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures, and provides a unique opportunity to sit alongside and to network with the judges of m (...)
The UK Government has announced today that Heathrow airport will get a third runway to connect long haul destinations in growing world markets, boosting trade and creating jobs. With the new runway, passengers will benefit from more choice of airlines, destinations and flights and expansion at Heathrow will be subject to a world class package of compensation and mitigation measures for local communities.The UK government approved the plan and supported for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the south-east since the second world war. The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft ‘National policy statement’ (NPS) for consultation.The government’s decision on its preferred location, (...)
Moneo Brock Studio has completed a new multifaceted white sculptural church in the center of a new town-like urban development in Monterrey, Mexico, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. Named Parish Church, the most important factor in the siting and orientation of the church is its relationship to the largest open space of the development, a verdant plaza.
While wholly modern the design of the temple simultaneously represents the development of an architectural language with a long history, speaking of continuity but also renewal. The volumetric concept of the church derives from traditional church plans. The façade is a large flat wall, an emphatic and square plane, declarative of the otherness of the space within (...)
The renowned architect behind downtown's Walt Disney Concert Hall has signed on pro bono to build a 50,000-square-foot campus for the Children's Institute International, a social services organization for kids affected by violence.The quintessentially Los Angeles idea of having Frank Gehry build a trauma center for the Watts-based Children's Institute Inc., a social services organization that serves kids affected by violence, came to Gelila Assefa Puck while she was, of course, driving. Says the Ethiopia-born fashion designer (and wife of restaurateur Wolfgang Puck), who sits on the board of the 110-year-old group: "I thought, 'How amazing would it be if we could get a notable designer?''......Continue Reading< (...)
The Matilda Home, a special mobile living unit that can be placed in everywhere designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, founder and principals of Studio Fuksas, for Revolution Precrafted house series. Fuksas' design can be conceived as a smallest living unit in the world, consisting of three-storey with a maximum comfort. The Matilda Home is a polygonal structure that can also be reproducible by adding new modules, to be adaptable for every region. The design is comprised of two typical units -one of them consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, closet and roof deck, occupying 201 square meters area in total. The materials used for the house are teak wood, marble and steel.
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COBE published a new 500 page book titled ''Our Urban Living Room'' and presents its new book and exhibition in a giant timber scaffold, placed at Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen. Architecture studio designed a 1:1 exhibition space by creating a new spatial wooden frame that compliments the existing architecture of the old warehouse and invites visitor interaction-the exhibition space is also an extension of a 130 year old building taking part at Danish Architecture Center.
Called Our Urban Living Room, both the book and the exhibition focus on the architectural development of Copenhagen seen through the eyes of Cobe, who has had a widely popular breakthrough in Copenhagen, particularly, with projects suc (...)
This modern-masterpiece Wimbledon House designed by British architect Richard Rogers in the late 1960s for his parents. The house was donated to the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) last year and now Harvard's new fellowship program offers a three-month residency at the Wimbledon House (Spring, Summer or Fall) for professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment.
Named Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program specifically focuses on London as a site of opportunity and applicants should clearly articulate the goals and potential implications of their research proposals, and how they will benefit from access to London's unique resources. The goal of the residency program is to support rese (...)
The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a festive Mayfair landmark, drawing visitors and Londoners alike to marvel at its magnificent and ever-changing design. The Claridge's also reveals its Christmas Tree archive to explore the most fantastic Claridge's Christmas Tree designs through the years.The Claridge Hotel has announced that this year's Claridge's Christmas Tree will be designed by long-time friends of the hotel, Sir Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, and Marc Newson, one of the world’s most influential industrial designers. The tree will be unveiled in Claridge’s lobby on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a seasonal landmark and symbolises th (...)
A carefully-designed perforated outer skin will be applied to the facade of new Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, revealed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Winning first prize in the competition, the Urban Heritage Administration Centre will be integral to the on-going works to preserve Diriyah’s historic UNESCO world heritage listed site, continuing the restoration programmes throughout the 120km Wadi Hanifah valley that also includes the re-establishment of its natural environments.
Initiated for the 8,780 square meters head office of the Heritage Museum in 2015, ZHA was selected as the winner and commissioned to design new Urban Heritage Administration Centre- which consists of a permanent exhibition ga (...)
The Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) have announced that Grace Farms designed by SANAA has won 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for its 'highly-exceptional quality' and 'consistency of its architectural solution between architecture and landscape'. The award was announced yesterday by Wiel Arets, Dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Dirk Denison, Director of the MCHAP and announced SANAA as the recipient of the 2014/2015 MCHAP winner-the award recognises the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents.
Kazuko Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, founders of the Pritzker-winnin (...)