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The Walt Disney Company seeking Land & Urban Planner, Principal in Glendale, CA, US

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects. Our mission is to create magical Disney experiences around the world that provide opportunities for friends and families to spend time together . . . making memories that last a lifetime.
We are seeking a collaborative leader for the Land & Urban Planning studio. This studio has the charter to develop a master planning framework which best articulates, preserves and realizes a vision for the greatest potential of our land and built environments for each of our seven global destination resorts.

Using the foun...

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TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

TED Blog - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:59
TEDGlobal 2014 is themed “South!,” and it will be the first official TED conference held in South America. Focusing on themes emerging around the world, this conference will take a bold look at the ideas flowing from the Global South, discussing innovation as well as social and political issues, art as well as education, resources []
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Get Lectured: PennDesign, Fall '14

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:45

Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014

Another school year, another edition of Archinect's Get Lectured! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.

Our poster today comes from The University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Speakers include BIG's Bjarke Ingels, Neil Denari of NMDA, Frank Barkow of Barkow & Leibinger, and Young & Ayata.

Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to connect@archinect.com.

Unless noted, all lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at PennDesign's Meyerson Hall: 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Note each event's time.

Below is a selection of upcoming lectures:


Sept. 3
6:30 pm
Bjarke Ingels / Founding Partner - BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) NYC, CPH, BEJ
"Recent Work"

Sept. 11
6:00 pm

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WWYD? School Security

I Dig Hardware - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:30
In addition to providing support and training on door-related code requirements, my job also includes participating in code development - helping to propose changes to the codes that affect our business, and reviewing proposals from others. There is currently research underway that may propose to add school security requirements to a national code...

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Neo-Classical falls foul of Brazil’s love of Baroque

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:19

Through the free-flowing talent of Costa, Niemeyer, Burle Marx and Athos Bulcão, Brasília—the only city built in the 20th century that is listed by Unesco—has captivated the world since 1960. But the federal capital has not made Modernism sacred in the country as a whole and the protection of Modern architecture is still in its infancy.

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Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:45

Outside a few rare examples such as Ronchamp, I sense that Modernism has failed to deliver an architecture that connects with most Catholics and other traditional Christians. Much of this has to do with fact that Modernism as a cultural movement is inherently atheistic as it is based on a secular materialist philosophy.

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Mecanoo, OMA, HAO, and Earth Roofs in the Sahel are among this week's many winners

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:36

At the beginning of the week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out. 

Here's Recap #24 for August 25-29, 2014:

Genius Loci Weimar videomapping fest returns to “make the walls talk” in Weimar, Germany

‘Klang3’ by ruestungsschmie.de (above) and the rest of this year's annual Genius Loci Weimar competition winners had the chance to project their videomapping skills onto some of Weimar's historic buildings in front of over 15,000 festival-goers during the two-night event. Find video clips of each winner on Bustler.

OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out

Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Taiwan is coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. According to OMA, the center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Publi...

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Architecture's Rebellion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:33

This year's Biennale reveals that neither modernism nor contemporary architectural practice is as it seems. The best architecture today may not be revolutionary, but then today more than ever the desirability of revolutions are in doubt. Situated modernism has for many years been and continues to dominate architectural practice with the opposite of flattening results.

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What can ‘forensic architecture’ reveal about the conflict in Gaza?

Archinect - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:25

Weizman has also made a name for himself as the chief proponent of “forensic architecture”, by which he analyses the impacts of urban warfare for clues about the crimes that were perpetrated there. To Weizman, buildings are weapons. When he looks out across the landscape of the occupied Palestinian West Bank [...] he sees a battlefield. “The weapons and ammunitions are very simple elements: they are trees, they are terraces, they are houses. They are barriers.”

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Gökçeada Sustainable School Campus by ONZ Architects

Archinect - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:03

Gökçeada Sustainable School Campus - Honorable Mention Prize

ONZ Architects + Goland


Gökçeada Highschool Campus Project was a preselected architectural competition for the design of a high school campus comprising two high schools, a sports hall, a conference center, and dormitories. 18 teams were preselected to compete for the project, 15 designs were submitted. Gökçeada is an island in Turkey near the Dardanelles with a population of approximately 8000 people. The existing high school buildings were emptied because of earthquake hazard and Çanakkale Governorate opened an architectural competition for the design of a new campus. 

For the design of the school campus, the remarkable topography of the site has been the major source of inspiration. School buildings have been positioned on the north-south axis in order to give small façades to north because of Gökçeada’s harsh climatic conditions. The main mass positioned on the site has been divided from north to south into public (spo...

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Chinese School puts running track on its roof

Archinect - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:49

In use since September 1, 2014, an elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province, built a 200-meter running track on the roof of its school building. In "School puts running track on its roof" Chinese architect Ruan Hao [LYCS Architecture], chief architect of the teaching building, said "that breaking the tradition of a running track on the ground might provide a solution for other schools with limited land."

The "No 2 Elementary School of Tiantai Chicheng district" - located near Hangzhou - is one of the 11 case-studies that is part of the "ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China"-exhibition - one of the 21 Collateral Events of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - curated by prof. Marino Folin & MovingCites, and hosted by the EMGdotART Foundation at Palazzo Zen in Venice.

As part of the exhibition, and in co-production with China Daily Video, EMGdotART Foundation created a short documentary on the construction of this project called "Ruan...

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Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building

Archinect - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:30

"Small is huge" - Mac mini slogan for revision in early 2009.

It's a giant circling pit. How I wish that was a moat filled with crocodile data, making it impossible for software architects to escape the premises and create even more tech for the masses.

Is the new thing in architecture medievalism?

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See For Yourself

Archinect - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:29

it is clear that the scale of damage is unprecedented, with approximately 13 percent of the housing stock affected, five percent of the housing stock is uninhabitable – an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged. This on top of a shortage of 71,000 housing units before the Israeli attack.

This is a real challenge for architecture. I urge Architecture for Humanity to directly involve and bring this crisis into their working platform, producing ideas of reconstruction. 

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labor day laboring...

Archinect - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:03

some random reading that you may want to labor through this holiday:


bim needs ownership - will the architects rise up and take the territory? ever?


a good selection of seamless panorama's of alvar aalto's interiors are now available through google views. (and while you're at it, revisit dan hill's thoughts on finlandia hall, aalto's greatest 'mistake' ever?)


i'm not sure if yves behar is truly the most influential designer in the world, but his business model is certainly one of the more sustainable. you can check out some recent articles here and here, coming on the heels of fuseproject's partial buyout by a chinese conglomerate (reportedly 46m for a 75% stake).  


in a related story, google x announced its acquisition of gecko design, to help beef up it's internal design team relative to hardware based projects.


finally, amazon's launched it's own 3d printing service/storefront. is nothing sacred any more? 


have a good weekend y'all!

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SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway

Archinect - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:16

Taking place on the island of Sandhornøy in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mogård-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history.

This weekend's events include traditionally inspired architecture designed by Rintala Eggertson Architects.

Find out more on Bustler.

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Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for August 2014

Archinect - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:47

Take a gander at our latest roundup of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for Archinect's curated Kickstarter page! Here are our picks for August 2014:

Space Rites: Interactive Installation & Performance Series

After the success of their musical architecture Dithyrambalina campaign, New Orleans Airlift is working with sound artist Taylor Lee Shepherd and the Lower 9th Ward community in an interactive art installation at the deconsecrated St. Maurice Church. As performers and visitors sing, dance, and speak, Shepherd's reclaimed-TV oscilloscopes will translate the sounds into responsive visuals in the church. Funds will support materials for artwork production and pay the musical performers.

Dirty Furniture Magazine

Dirty Furniture is a new indie biannual design magazine founded and edited by an experienced group of design writers consisting of Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates, and Elizabeth Glickfeld. Each issue focuses on a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it to explore and provoke ...

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Orandajima House by Martin van der Linden

Archinect - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:45

Orandajima House: Afterschool Facility and Community Centre



After a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the town on 11 March 2011, several major companies were urged to help by a longtime friend of Yamada-machi in The Hague, the Netherlands. This business group decided to offer the town a facility where children would have a place to play, heal and come together. Having gone to the city shortly after the tsunami and seeing the devastation first hand was our biggest inspiration and motivation.


Project Description:

Yamada-machi is a town located on the central coastline of Japan’s Iwate prefecture. Its economy is based mainly on the fishery industry.  Following extensive consultations with the Yamada-machi authorities, it was proposed in February 2012 to establish an after-school house and community centre.The Foundation is named after the island where in 1643 a Dutch ship, called the ‘Breskens’ landed in the Bay of Yamada. This island was called 'Oranda-jima ('Holland I...

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Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Art-chitecture" Pinterest Board

Archinect - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:57

In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.

(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)

Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Art-chitecture.

Collapse Construction in Los Angeles, CA by Formation Association in collaboration with Los Angeles artists, Edgar Arceneaux and Nery Gabriel Lemus; Photo: Hammer Museum

↑ From "Personal Work" by Megan McGlynn

Empty Architecture by J. F. Bautista

↑ From "Selected Artwork" by Christopher Alexander

GOOGLE CAMPUS project by Dimitra Tampaki in cooperation with Irem Dokmeci, Dimitra Pavlakou, Angel Tenorio

The Chair Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

Cable car project in Wengen by Fei Alexeli

Vista Initiation 12 by Aimilios Davlantis Lo

Drawings on John Cage by Nurhan Gokturk

(Cover pic: Illustration by Angel Beale)


Click her...

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MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike

Archinect - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:55

Originally developed at MIT, MindRider is a new helmet that shows, in real time, how your rides, movement, and location engage your mind. The MindRider app maps and tracks your engagement, and allows you to share your maps with others. These maps provide quantified insight that empower you to maximize your riding experience, and they are a great resource for riding communities and street advocacy.

Unlike many other biometric monitoring devices, the MindRider helmet isn't just about recording your physical activities; it's about harvesting data from normal routines to better inform public policy. The MindRider "reads" electrical activity between the brain's neurons, but the technology isn't invasive enough to determine anything beyond where on the route you're concentrating ("Hotspots") or coasting ("Sweetspots"). For an individual rider, boiling down the data into these two categories simplifies the ride experience, but with enough participants, the service can paint the cycling personality of an entire city, and provide a highly personal way to publicly engage with cycling. Maybe it can even make drivers empathize with stressed out cyclists.

While the actual helmet isn't commercially available quite yet, MindRider recently reached its Kickstarter goal to create "The MindRider Guide to New York City", a map and guidebook to the city's mental cycling infrastructure. Whether tha...

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