GSAPP Political and cultural conditions change: what if the walls and windows morphed in response? Air and water quality fluctuate: what if a cloud of light above the river modulated its color as a public display of contamination? Demands for occupation of space shift across days, seasons, and years: what if traditionally mute and inert building materials appeared and disappeared accordingly? A dynamic world calls for responsiveness. Responsiveness in architecture calls for new systems. New and untested systems call for full-scale prototyping.
View Hundreds of Architecture Magazines Online With This Digital Archive By Hanley Wood and NCMH View Hundreds of Architecture Magazines Online With This Digital Archive By Hanley Wood and NCMH North Carolina Modernist Homes (NCMH) and Hanley Wood (parent company of ARCHITECT) have partnered to create Colossus: a new digital archive of 20th century architectural publications, reports Architect Magazine. When complete, it will be the largest digital archive of modern architecture magazines, with over 1.3 million pages. For NCMH, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of mid-century modernist residential architecture, Colossus is a natural next step. Rory Hyde Projects Photo: Simon Schluter, The Age Temporary installation of a geodesic dome at the National Gallery of Victoria for the Melbourne Now exhibition (Nov 2013 - Mar 2014). Project text In the mid 1960s, while he was designing the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), architect Roy Grounds was experimenting with geometry on a property near Penders on the south-coast of NSW. One of his experiments was a geodesic dome, of the kind pioneered in the USA by radical designer, scientist, engineer and philosopher Buckminster Fuller. But where Fuller’s domes were military grade, Grounds’ interpretation was far more ‘Australian’.
Bates Masi Architects - Pryor Lot size: 1.6 acres Building size: 3,200 sq. ft. Location: Montauk, NY David Benjamin's The Living Evolves The Living's installation, Hy-Fi, in the courtyard at MoMA/P.S.1 in Queens, New York. The smell is distinctive—not offensive, but definitely farm-like. “I think it smells like hay,” says architect David Benjamin looking up at the three conjoined brick towers rising above the courtyard at MoMA/P.S.1, the Museum of Modern Art-administered contemporary art space in Queens, New York. Architecture International Architect Magazine A review of architectural projects, theory, practice, criticism online free Click to go to online free IA1 (1979) Contents Click button to view thumbnails of pages End Papers: Biographies, Contents, News Review Michael Graves: Referential Design – Vacation House, Aspen, Colorado
section 2 of the high line - now open jun 09, 2011 section 2 of the high line now open section 2 of ‘the high line’ by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro in new york city all images courtesy the high line (above) view of ‘wildflower field’, looking north tower west 29th street image © iwan baan just in time for the summer, section 2 of the high line has officially opened to the public in new york city. designed by new york-based practices james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, the one mile long urban park is recycled from the former elevated freight railroad spur and runs from gansevvort street in the meatpacking district to west 34th street, between 10th and 11th avenues. aerial view from west 21st street, looking south along 10th avenue toward the hudson river image © iwan baan
Architect Magazine A Nobel laureate sits in the corner of the light-filled dining room, but David Benjamin is too busy trading stories with a world-renowned developmental biologist to notice. Spotting a Nobelist such as Günter Blobel (awarded the prize in 1999 for physiology) isn’t unusual at Rockefeller University, a celebrated biomedical research center on the Upper East Side in New York. Rather, it is Benjamin and his graduate students from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) who stand out among the scientists eating lunch there on this March afternoon. Federici + Benjamin - Synthetic Aesthetics "Biocomputation" by David Benjamin and Fernan Federici has recently been exhibited at En Vie/ Alive: New Design Frontiers at the Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France, April 26 2013–September 1 2013. It was also shown at at Biodesign at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, September 27 2013–January 26 2014, curated by William Myers. "In the growing discipline of synthetic biology, living systems are engineered to help solve problems across various industries.
INTERVIEW: Biotect David Benjamin on Building The World's First Mushroom Tower at PS1 You may have heard the riddle about mushrooms being the only rooms with no walls, but David Benjamin is flipping the script on the old joke with some incredible mycotecture built from mushroom bricks! The architect and his firm, The Living, are pushing the boundaries of design by experimenting with biotecture, blurring the lines between biology and built environments. Their latest efforts have culminated in the world’s first tower made from fungus, which debuted at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York last week.
Toward the Sentient City » Amphibious Architecture Team Members: The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Directors David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang) and Natalie Jeremijenko, Environmental Health Clinic at New York University Network of floating tubes at Pier 35 in the East River. Amphibious Architecture submerges ubiquitous computing into the water—that 90% of the Earth’s inhabitable volume that envelops New York City but remains under-explored and under-engaged. Two networks of floating interactive tubes, installed at sites in the East River and the Bronx River, house a range of sensors below water and an array of lights above water. The sensors monitor water quality, presence of fish, and human interest in the river ecosystem.
Bacteria Pictures By Fernan Federici Bacteria grow by dividing in half, their population doubling in size as fast as every twenty minutes. In a few short hours, a bacterial culture can go from a single cell to billions, and from being invisible to the naked eye to forming dense colonies on a petri dish, sometimes centimeters across. These colonies can be relatively boring little circular mounds, swarms that form ridged waves, or fractal branched patterns [PDF].