Architecture – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:07:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://momentodada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T222814.835-150x150.png Architecture – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ 32 32 15 whimsical fairy tale homes around the world | Architectural Summary https://momentodada.com/15-whimsical-fairy-tale-homes-around-the-world-architectural-summary/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:01:08 +0000 https://momentodada.com/15-whimsical-fairy-tale-homes-around-the-world-architectural-summary/ Fairy tale houses are really a chicken or egg question. Were it whimsical, slightly quirky houses that inspired the houses seen in storybooks, or was it the books that brought the houses to life? The answer could be a mixture of both. Many of the architectural elements we associate with fairy tale homes – thatched […]]]>

Fairy tale houses are really a chicken or egg question. Were it whimsical, slightly quirky houses that inspired the houses seen in storybooks, or was it the books that brought the houses to life? The answer could be a mixture of both. Many of the architectural elements we associate with fairy tale homes – thatched roofs, natural stone facades or asymmetrical dormers and windows – are nothing new. In fact, they are quite old and many date from the 18th or 19th century. Animators and illustrators are well known for drawing inspiration from historic architecture, often adding fantasy elements to infuse a bit more magic in performancesso it’s no surprise that Snow White’s house resembles, in many ways, a charming English cottage in the Regency countryside.

However, something peculiar happened in the early 1920s. Architects, especially in California and England, began designing houses inspired by those in fairy tales. Without any specific features, houses began to appear with cobbled paths, intentionally uneven roofs, and oddly shaped doors and windows, seemingly bringing the over-the-top architectural details added to the illustrations into the real world. Slowly, houses of this style were given an (extremely appropriate) name: storybook houses. Although not very common, houses of this style can still be seen all over the world. Below, AD brings together the most charming examples of storybook architecture and other homes that seem straight out of your favorite fairy tale.

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The architecture, design and controversies of the World Cup https://momentodada.com/the-architecture-design-and-controversies-of-the-world-cup/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/the-architecture-design-and-controversies-of-the-world-cup/ This week on Dezeenwe focused on architecture and design of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as well as the human rights and sustainability controversies that overshadow it. We brought together the eight stadiums that will host the tournament and I took a closer look kits from all 32 participating countriesas good as ten […]]]>

This week on Dezeenwe focused on architecture and design of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as well as the human rights and sustainability controversies that overshadow it.

We brought together the eight stadiums that will host the tournament and I took a closer look kits from all 32 participating countriesas good as ten cultural buildings completed in the country before the World Cup.

The World Cup has been heavily criticized over human rights concerns over the conditions of the migrant workers who built its stadiums, with Amnesty International’s Peter Frankental arguing that the architects who work there are likely to help wash sports.

We also spoke to a number of sustainability experts who said World Cup sustainability claims are ‘built on sand’.

Richard Rogers’ final project won a Dezeen Award

This week we also announced the winners of the Dezeen Awards 2022 in the architecture, interiors, pattern, media and sustainability categories.

Winners include Richard Rogers latest project (photo), design duo Mother and Child Cabinet of Adam and Arthurwhich won furniture design of the year in the design and architecture studio category Woods + Twentieth of Dangaranwhich won home interior of the year in the interior category.

Media winners included a photo project that captures brutalist architecture in Hong Kong, while K-Briq was one of the winners in the sustainability category.

A silver Audi car with the new logo
Audi unveiled a flat, simplified version of its four-ring logo

In design news, German automaker Audi unveiled its new logo, a flat, streamlined version of its distinctive four-ring design. The rings have been stripped of their chrome color and are no longer enhanced.

Another German automaker, Volkswagen, presented an unusual design this week – a mobile office chair that can travel up to 20 kilometers per hour and has a seat belt and a hi-fi music system.

Vancouver House, designed by BIG, has a twisted shape

Danish architecture studio BIG unveiled Vancouver House, a 155-meter-tall twisted skyscraper in Canada this week. BIG founder Bjarke Ingels compared the building, which sits on a wedge-shaped site, to the Flatiron building in New York.

In other architecture news, US studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The David Rubenstein Forum in Chicago was named the best high-rise building in the world this year by the Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Council.

Andrew Kudless
AI-generated images could impact architecture and design

We looked at how the architecture could be affected by artificial intelligence computer graphics software such as Midjourney and DALL-E, which experts believe could change the way architects approach the creative and conceptual stages of building and product design.

But the architects don’t have to worry about being impersonated by AI software yetdesign editor Will Wiles says in this week’s opinion piece, saying that “right now, AI architecture is just another form of architectural vaporware.”

Exterior of the Granary House guest house by MIMA Housing
Granary House in Arouca, Portugal is clad in wooden slats

Popular projects this week included a retreat in Portugal designed in a “minimalist rustic” stylethe interiors of the skinniest skyscraper in the worldand a “forever home” in Melbourne.

This week’s lookbooks featured interiors informed by Bauhaus principles and houses in converted warehouses.

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Photographer Marc Goodwin captures Frankfurt’s architectural studios https://momentodada.com/photographer-marc-goodwin-captures-frankfurts-architectural-studios/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/photographer-marc-goodwin-captures-frankfurts-architectural-studios/ British architectural photographer Mark Goodwin gives an overview architecture studios at Frankfurt in the second edition of his three-part series documenting architectural offices in Germany. The series offers insight into eight Frankfurt-based architecture studios, including the office of schneider+schumacherCrossboundaries, Apd architektur+ingenieurbüro and Max Dudler. “It was a follow-up to the previous story in Berlin,” Goodwin […]]]>

British architectural photographer Mark Goodwin gives an overview architecture studios at Frankfurt in the second edition of his three-part series documenting architectural offices in Germany.

The series offers insight into eight Frankfurt-based architecture studios, including the office of schneider+schumacherCrossboundaries, Apd architektur+ingenieurbüro and Max Dudler.

“It was a follow-up to the previous story in Berlin,” Goodwin told Dezeen. “The German market is interesting because it is large and produces work of such a high standard, but it is perhaps less well known outside of Germany than one might expect.”

“My next stop is Vienna, followed by Swiss studios,” he said. “The goal is to finally publish the book I was on track for before Covid by the end of 2023.”

Asked about the project, Goodwin told Dezeen that this three-part series in Germany was one of his longest trips, compared only to his work capturing 27 Nordic architecture firms in 2016.

“It was one of the longest journeys I’ve been on, comparable only to the story of the Nordic studio that started me on this adventure,” he told Dezeen.

Goodwin is the founder of the architectural photography studio Archmospheres and captured behind the scenes of architectural studios around the world – including in Berlin, dubai, panama city and beijing.

Goodwin and Archmospheres have also recently photographed a sauna and a restaurant by a lake in Finland as well as Hopkins Architects Khor Kalba Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary in the UAE.

Read on for an overview of eight architecture studios in Frankfurt:


schneider+schumacher

In this space since: 2009
Number of staff: 160
Area: 1650 square meters
History of the building: former post office


Interior image of a workspace at Apd architektur+ingenieurbüro

APD architektur+ingenieurbüro

In this space since: 2015
Number of staff: 25
Area: 240 square meters
History of the building: former clothing factory and fur warehouse, now occupied by creatives, artists and architects


Interior image of a workspace at FRANKEN Generalplaner Gmbh

FRANKEN Generalplaner Gmbh

In this space since: 2009
Number of staff: 25
Size: 250 square meters
History of the building: former cardboard envelope factory


Interior image of a workspace at Max Dudler

Max Dudler

In this space since: 2022
Number of staff: 14 out of 134 in total
Size: 300 square meters
History of the building: former 20th century German type foundry used by D. Stempel AG


Interior image of a workspace at Turkali Architekten, Prof.  Zvonko Turkali

Turkali Architekten, Prof. Zvonko Turkali

In this space since: 2008
Number of staff: 20
Size: 400 square meters


Interior image of a workspace at Crossboundaries

Cross-border

In this space since: 2014
Number of staff: 8 to 10
Size: 120 square meters
History of the building: former apartment


Interior image of a workspace at MEIXNER SCHLÜTER WENDT

MEIXNER SCHLÜTER WENDT

In this space since: 1997
Number of staff: 42
Size: 1000 square meters
History of the building: former commercial and industrial building


Interior image of a workspace at HGP Architekten Leben Kilian PartG mbB

HGP Architekten Leben Kilian PartG mbB

In this space since: 2017
Number of staff: 23
Size: 300 square meters
History of the building: former Society of Psychoanalytical Social Psychology e. V

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Architecture meets design and climate change https://momentodada.com/architecture-meets-design-and-climate-change/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 23:14:54 +0000 https://momentodada.com/architecture-meets-design-and-climate-change/ A two-day architecture conference, which ended in Bengaluru on Saturday, focused on architecture and discussions on climate change. The event, organized by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Karnataka Chapter, brought together architects and scholars to celebrate the diversity of the southern region. Among the participants was Japanese architect Waro Kishi, who has worked in […]]]>

A two-day architecture conference, which ended in Bengaluru on Saturday, focused on architecture and discussions on climate change.

The event, organized by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Karnataka Chapter, brought together architects and scholars to celebrate the diversity of the southern region.

Among the participants was Japanese architect Waro Kishi, who has worked in Korea, China, Spain and Italy. He said that many trends are developing and becoming popular in Japan.

During a conference, he insisted on the need to specialize in architectural design: “It is important to efficiently develop urban spaces. Society is very complex by nature; it is crucial to understand the differences between each society.

He encouraged young architects to travel the world to find inspiration and understand the differences between societies.

In a session, architect Neelam Manjunath, Global Bamboo Ambassador, CEO of CGBMT and owner of Manasaram Architects said, “Never give up. Develop an inner strength that will take you to great heights.

Peter Rich, Sudhir Reddy, Sandeep Mukherjee, Richard Witt and Elizabeth Belpaire were among the attendees.

The event included workshops and exhibits. “This lecture showed great versatility to the students, as many architects put forward cultural contexts. It also allowed students to understand the use of local materials. It’s a new experience,” said Kenneth A, a student at the Nitte School of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

The event included other activities, such as flash mobs and book launches.

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Career Certified Acquires ARE® Innovator Amber Book https://momentodada.com/career-certified-acquires-are-innovator-amber-book/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:40:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/career-certified-acquires-are-innovator-amber-book/ DENVER, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Career Certified acquired Amber Book, a leader in online architecture exam preparation that differentiates itself with high-quality, engaging and lively content, created with neatly cut topics that focus on -performance review areas. Promising continued growth on what has already captured the industry’s attention for online real estate, […]]]>

DENVER, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Career Certified acquired Amber Book, a leader in online architecture exam preparation that differentiates itself with high-quality, engaging and lively content, created with neatly cut topics that focus on -performance review areas. Promising continued growth on what has already captured the industry’s attention for online real estate, mortgage lending and home inspection education, Career Certified has just expanded its impact on education in the field of architecture.

Founded by Michael Ermann – an award-winning architect, award-winning educator and the first person to pass all six AREs® 5.0 Divisions—Amber Book has experienced steady upward organic growth. This territory has been claimed by completely revamping the mindset around test prep education, relying on unique animation and developing an in-depth view of real-world application. Amber Book targets exam prep content to focus on the most relevant areas of ARE® exam, offering the highest probability of passing in the minimum number of hours of study. The innovative content and learning methodology created by Amber Book is aimed at a higher ARE® exam pass rate.

What started as a subterranean suite quickly grew with the best in architecture. Amber Book’s flagship free weekly online study sessions, “40 Minutes of Competence,” offer engaging problem-based, story-driven content for those seeking licensure. Mr. Ermann and the entire team behind Amber Book are fully integrated into the architecture community and recognized as authentic and approachable thought leaders.

“Amber Book embodies much of our DNA towards innovation to better educate, and if there was ever rock star status to be claimed in architecture, Michael Ermann claimed it early on through his dedication to practice,” said Gary Weiss, CEO of Career Certified. . “As I’ve said before, our commitment is that within the Career Certified family, enrollees will receive the most innovative, outcomes-based, and superior education to provide career freedom. We simply seek to amplify the impact of Amber Book on generations of architects to come.”

The benefit this transaction brings to the market is immeasurable. Career Certified can leverage its operational excellence in sales, marketing, and product innovation while retaining both the Amber Book team and core and growing in continuing education for architecture (and even more).

“From the start, our goal was to help as many practitioners as possible become licensed,” explained Michael Ermann, creator of Amber Book. “Collaborating with Career Certified not only achieves this goal, but also provides us with an acceleration of innovation for the architecture. Through this partnership and the operational excellence that Career Certified brings to us, we are strengthening our leadership and influencing the success of more emerging professionals earning a license.”

Career Certified combines advanced, easy-to-use platforms with a deep understanding of student needs to guide them in their new career. Students receive the education and continuous professional development to excel and ultimately provide career freedom. Education is tailored to each profession served, providing each student with a solid foundation for success. Career Certified is tailored for career professionals, built by career professionals.

About the Amber Book
With the video series they created, Amber Book has helped 17,000 emerging professionals study for architecture licensing exams. Michael Ermann, the creator of the course, was the first person in the country to pass all six AREs® 5.0 divisions, and the small portion of the course posted on YouTube has over 7 million views and over 35,000 subscribers. Michael is a full professor at Virginia Tech, where he taught studio design, building systems, building materials and methods, and advanced architectural acoustics for 21 years. Professor Ermann won 14 education, to research and pattern price and published the book Illustrated architectural acoustics (Wiley, 2015). He’s pretty sure he knows more about those licensing exams than anyone in the world. He will remain with Amber Book as he joins Career Certified.

About Certified Career
Career Certified elevates modern education while accelerating student success in certified professions. From pre-licensing, licensing and continuing education courses to tools for a professional’s entire career lifecycle, the company combines an easy-to-use platform and flexible learning options with an in-depth understanding of students’ needs conducive to guiding them towards careers. freedom. Visit CareerCertified.com to learn more. Career Certified is backed by Waud Capital Partners, a leading growth-focused private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.5 billion. For more information, visit www.waudcapital.com.

Throughout the acquisition, Tyton Partners acted as financial advisor and Executive Counsel PLC acted as legal advisor to Amber Book. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as counsel to Career Certified.

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Elevatus Architecture Features Renderings of Possible New Allen County Jail https://momentodada.com/elevatus-architecture-features-renderings-of-possible-new-allen-county-jail/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 22:02:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/elevatus-architecture-features-renderings-of-possible-new-allen-county-jail/ FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – The process of building a possible new Allen County Jail is moving slowly. On Thursday, the commissioners got their first glimpse of what a new facility might look like. Elevatus architect Cory Miller presented his plan for the possible new jail to Allen County commissioners on Friday morning. Although a […]]]>

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – The process of building a possible new Allen County Jail is moving slowly. On Thursday, the commissioners got their first glimpse of what a new facility might look like.

Elevatus architect Cory Miller presented his plan for the possible new jail to Allen County commissioners on Friday morning. Although a location for the possible new prison was not chosen, this did not prevent him from working on this plan.

Allen County Jail Renderings

On Friday, Miller showed off some concept designs for the new facility and explained his ideas for building it. The plan included three areas: housing, medical services and mental health.

Allen County Jail Renderings
Allen County Jail Renderings(WPTA21)

He says the housing modules will be designed in the shape of a pie. There will be approximately 250 beds from a centralized staff observation area. Miller says each pod would have easy access to recreation space and classrooms unlike the current downtown jail. At present, inmates must be escorted downstairs to the recreation area.

Allen County Jail Renderings
Allen County Jail Renderings

Next, Miller says he is focusing on medical services. Currently, inmates must be escorted out of prison to a hospital for any type of treatment. The new prison plans would include an on-site medical clinic.

Allen County Jail Renderings
Allen County Jail Renderings

A final important concept that Miller and the commissioners focus on is mental health. Miller says there will be a separate section of the prison for people dealing with mental illnesses. He says the cells and recreation space will be designed to help them. There will also be a program at the prison for treatment.

The location of the possible new prison has not been decided. The commissioners have yet to reveal the four locations they are considering.

We will keep you posted.

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What does resilient architecture look like today? https://momentodada.com/what-does-resilient-architecture-look-like-today/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:37:15 +0000 https://momentodada.com/what-does-resilient-architecture-look-like-today/ Buchan Regional Operations Christchurch leader and director Raylene McEwan said the country was experiencing significant change, with multiple design challenges related to bank financing of projects, material shortages, product certification and consent, as well as to a push for sustainability to reinvent design. This follows the global financial crisis, earthquakes and now, the lasting effects […]]]>

Buchan Regional Operations Christchurch leader and director Raylene McEwan said the country was experiencing significant change, with multiple design challenges related to bank financing of projects, material shortages, product certification and consent, as well as to a push for sustainability to reinvent design.

This follows the global financial crisis, earthquakes and now, the lasting effects of the pandemic. But with challenges come opportunities, McEwan said.

“The focus is on high quality, low cost environments, with an emphasis on urban design and minimizing environmental impact,” she said. “The space between buildings is now, if not more important than the buildings themselves. It’s about creating places where people want to live and feel comfortable.

Learn to design with earthquakes

Buchan celebrates 30 years in New Zealand this week. For McEwan, who has been with the company for 22 years, seismic design has been most fascinating.

“For us, an earthquake is an amazing learning opportunity because we can see our research in a real-life scenario,” she said. “There have been enormous amounts of learning in Christchurch over the past decades. We were never supposed to have a bigger earthquake than the one we experienced in 2011. It meant an incredible rebuilding of the city.

The post-2011 architectural design response to build shorter, squatter buildings has been driven by community fear and safety, as well as replacement cost, McEwan said.

“The recovery and renewal phase was not just about building design; it was also about the psychological response to the buildings,” she said. “People were afraid of the buildings. They didn’t want the buildings to be built over a certain height. They wanted to see the city again because the opportunity was there to do so. Design has become a matter of safety and comfort.

However, as comfort and confidence returned to design, the architecture may have changed.

“We’re seeing taller and taller buildings again designed on spaces,” McEwan said. “The push toward denser residences, including two- and three-story townhouses, has moved away from the quarter-acre section and low-rise buildings, back to height.”

Raylene McEwan, Buchan Regional Operations Manager and Christchurch Director. Image:

Jes Lindsay

“Design has played a big part in this as people become safer with technology and look beyond New Zealand to big cities like Tokyo which is an extremely vertical place with greater seismic issues. than what we have. This has led to a new era of disaster-resistant design in New Zealand.

Buchan’s beginnings in New Zealand were cemented by winning the Christchurch Art Gallery design competition in 1998. Surviving the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, it is now considered one of the world’s leading galleries. safest and most earthquake-resistant art in the world. The gallery led Buchan to open a studio in Christchurch in 2000 to support his founding studio in Auckland, which opened in 1992. Today the company employs over 40 people at the two locations.

Design with a focus on Auckland’s environmental challenges

In Auckland, Principal Rob Guild said serious investment was needed over the next decade to deal with public transport measures, crippling housing shortages and the growing threat of flooding and flooding. This is in addition to looming pushes across the country to meet net-zero carbon emissions deadlines by 2030.

Rob Guild. Image:

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“Rightly or wrongly, Auckland was designed as a car-based city,” Guild said. “To get around Auckland efficiently, you need a car. We hope the City Rail Link will become our new ‘metro’ and solve some of these transport problems. This means we can intensify residential along the corridors railways to address the massive lack of affordable housing, or housing of any kind for that matter.

Auckland dropped to 34th place out of 173 cities in the 2022 Global Livability Index – a considerable drop from second place in 2021.

“Auckland remains a livable city, which means people put up with these housing, transport and infrastructure issues,” he said. “The floods are also destined to get worse – we are currently looking across the ditch to see how Australia is handling this. The reality is that the land the Auckland homes were built on was not previously in flood prone areas, but now they are.

Guild said the architects have played an important role in addressing these issues, particularly when it comes to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint to meet the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

“I wouldn’t underestimate those goals,” Guild said. “Low-carbon construction is going to dramatically increase the costs of homes because we will have a limited amount of products to build with in order to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s the sleeping giant that no one has really woken up for yet. appreciate – the magnitude and fear of this problem. It requires a concerted industry-wide effort, led by the central government, to achieve this.


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Things to do, History, Architecture https://momentodada.com/things-to-do-history-architecture/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:05:08 +0000 https://momentodada.com/things-to-do-history-architecture/ Quebec is not only big, it’s also quite historic. The province originated in Quebec in 1534 and I was fascinated to learn more about the history and well-preserved areas, some of which I thought still looked as they did in the 1700s. Quebec in 1753 and 2022. The Impression Collector/The Impression Collector/Getty Images; Joey Hadden/Insider […]]]>

Quebec is not only big, it’s also quite historic. The province originated in Quebec in 1534 and I was fascinated to learn more about the history and well-preserved areas, some of which I thought still looked as they did in the 1700s.

Quebec in 1753 and 2022.

The Impression Collector/The Impression Collector/Getty Images; Joey Hadden/Insider


I was fascinated by the history of Quebec long before my arrival.

Quebec, the provincial capital, was founded in 1608, making it the oldest city in Canada, according to the city website.

But its history goes back even further than that. BBC reporting that in 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered and claimed the lands surrounding the St. Lawrence River, Quebec, then known as New France, for his country.

Then, in 1763, after the installation of British settlers in the Americas, war broke out in the territory, according to the same source, and the British took control of all the French colonies east of the Mississippi River. England ruled Quebec until it became part of Canada in 1867, but the French language was still recognized.

Since then, many efforts have been made to preserve French history and culture. In 1972, the Government of Quebec instituted the Cultural Property Act, which enables government and local authorities to identify and protect heritage features of the land from alteration in a way that destroys its history, such as buildings and works of art.

And in 1985, the Historic District of Old Quebec, a district of Quebec preserved for 400 years, became a Unesco World Heritage.

According to UNESCO, Old Quebec was selected because of its roots in Franco-American civilization and the preserved French and British colonial architecture, from neoclassical cathedrals to government buildings inspired by the Second Empire, an architectural style classified by prominent roofs, according to the Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. These elements make it “the most complete example of a fortified colonial city in northern Mexico”, according to UNESCO.

Because of its UNESCO World Heritage Site title, I expected Quebec to look historic, but I didn’t realize that not much had physically changed since the 1700s. was amazed at how certain areas, such as Dufferin Terracea wide wooden pedestrian bridge in Old Quebec between the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and the cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, looked to me exactly as it did in 1753, despite two enlargements, according to the city website.

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CUNY Spitzer School of Architecture opens Sorkin Reading Room https://momentodada.com/cuny-spitzer-school-of-architecture-opens-sorkin-reading-room/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:58:02 +0000 https://momentodada.com/cuny-spitzer-school-of-architecture-opens-sorkin-reading-room/ The New York City Collegeit is Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture honored the late architectauthor and urban planner Michael Sorkin with a new reading room named after him. Sorkin deceased in March 2020 after contracting COVID-19. He was 71 years old. Besides being a famous architect and criticSorkin was a distinguished faculty member […]]]>

The New York City Collegeit is Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture honored the late architectauthor and urban planner Michael Sorkin with a new reading room named after him. Sorkin deceased in March 2020 after contracting COVID-19. He was 71 years old.

Besides being a famous architect and criticSorkin was a distinguished faculty member at CUNY where he served as director of the Graduate Program in Urban Designwhose program he designed.

“Michael Sorkin was a provocative and animating creative force in architecture and at the Spitzer School at CCNY. A reading room to carry on the spirit of intellectual excitement he embodied is a fitting tribute to his legacy at our college,” CCNY President Vincent Boudreau said in a statement. Press statement.

The school described the reading room as a “light-filled” space, furnished with long tables and shelves designed by Sorkin. The pages stacked on the shelves are from Sorkin’s personal collection and are suitably arranged using the late architect’s system of organization, with subjects related to town planning and architecture.

Elisabetta Terragnia colleague of Sorkin’s at school, designed the reading room, which Sorkin’s wife, philosopher and author Joan Copjec, described as “beautiful and quiet”.

“The Reading Room will be used by scholars interested in Michael Sorkin’s design criticism, pedagogy and practice,” Copjec added.

In other book news, the Spitzer School of Architecture also announced a major donation of books and articles from Marshall Berman, a colleague of Sorkin’s in the urban design program and a professor of political science who studied and writes on topics related to modernism and postmodernism. the theory. The trove of materials will join the collection of the CCNY Architecture Library, which is housed in the Spitzer School of Architecture building.

“Michael would be delighted to know that the archives of his colleague and ‘comrade’ Marshall Berman were installed near his library. Professor Berman was an essential component of the graduate program in urban design, the first chosen by Michael when he made his “wish list” for his faculty list,” Copjec added.

In June, the Spitzer School of Architecture announced the appointment of Marta Gutman as new dean. Gutman, a professor of architecture and urban history at CUNY, served as acting dean of the New York school after the resignation of former dean Lesley Lokko.

To celebrate the opening of the new Sorkin Reading Room, CUNY will host an event on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Spitzer School atrium with remarks from Gutman, Boudreau, and a number of faculty and staff. . Copjec will also be present.

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UNL looks to University of Oregon for new head of College of Architecture | national news https://momentodada.com/unl-looks-to-university-of-oregon-for-new-head-of-college-of-architecture-national-news/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:16:25 +0000 https://momentodada.com/unl-looks-to-university-of-oregon-for-new-head-of-college-of-architecture-national-news/ The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a new head of its College of Architecture on Monday. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, currently assistant dean for research in the College of Design at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment, will become dean of the college on Jan. 5, UNL said in a statement. Press release. […]]]>

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a new head of its College of Architecture on Monday.

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, currently assistant dean for research in the College of Design at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment, will become dean of the college on Jan. 5, UNL said in a statement. Press release.

He will replace Katherine Ankerson, who moved from the College of Architecture to the Chancellor’s Office earlier this year after being named Executive Vice-Chancellor.

Ankerson called Van Den Wymelenberg “an accomplished educator and leader” with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to innovation.

“He brings the experience and expertise to lead the college into the future while building on its culture and traditions,” Ankerson said.

“Not only is Kevin an accomplished educator and leader, but he brings an understanding of how the hands-on learning that takes place in the studio can inform relevant research which, in turn, further informs transformative teaching in the classroom. class,” Ankerson added.

Van Den Wymelenberg is used to running research laboratories, centers and institutes that integrate professors, administrators, researchers and students from different university departments.

He founded the Institute for Health in the Built Environment and directs the Biology and the Built Environment Center and the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory at the University of Oregon.

His research on indoor environmental quality has secured over $40 million in funding from multiple agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, and US Department of Agriculture since 2004.

Prior to his stay in Eugene, Oregon, Van Den Wymelenberg was a professor at the University of Idaho in Boise.

“I am incredibly impressed by the culture and community of this diverse and talented group of scholars, thinkers, planners and decision makers,” said Van Den Wymelenberg.

Van Den Wymelenberg will receive a base salary of $230,000.

A team from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln is developing a drought forecasting tool that will help the US Department of Defense in its efforts to monitor areas at risk of political instability.



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