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Professor Ming Tang’s project titled ‘Heterogeneity: Math Driven Form Seeking + Fabrication’ was accepted to the ACADIA 2010 Conference project exhibition.
Additionally, Professor Tang’s research project named “Math, Particle and Field, a new way to generate architectural forms” was accepted in the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Poster Exhibition.
Professor Tim Woods designed a prototype for affordable housing from ISO shipping containers called CONTAINERS FOR A CAUSE: from Commodity to Humanity, that placed 5th in the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) National Competition in May . The visuals for the competition were done by SCAD architecture student Walter Woods. The competing school was Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. SIFE is one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country, SIFE teams from more than 400 campuses compete based on which of them had the most impact improving people’s lives.
Uni-Systems, the leading designer and advocate of kinetic architecture, held a kinetic architecture design competition…the Grand Prize winner as selected by the judges Robert Ivy (editor of Architectural Record), author Michael Fox, and Uni-Systems founder Cyril Silberman is SCAD Architecture alumni Brian Cole Henson. Cole graduated in May with his M.Arch. You can see the announcement here, and view Cole’s winning entry here.
[Fab]ricating Habitat: A Habitat for Humanity House Prototype Student Final Presentation
Thursday, May 20, 2 p.m.
Habitat ReStore, 1900 E. Victory Drive
Reception to follow final review at 5:30 p.m.
Material donations provided by 3form, Chatham Steel and Elkins Constructors, The National Organization of Minority Architects, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. This architecture design studio is exploring the abilities and limitations of digital fabrication within architecture and its influence on construction techniques and design. SCAD students have researched digital fabrication techniques and digitally fabricated projects ranging from clothing production to art installations and architecture. They have also researched Habitat for Humanity to gather a better understanding of their guidelines on building size, homeowner demographics and accessibility standards.
Interior Design Studio V Senior Show
Tuesday, May 25, 6-9 p.m.
River Club, upper level, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
School of Building Arts Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Room 113, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Awards will be given to architecture, interior design, urban design and historic preservation students.
Architecture and Interior Design Graduate/Thesis Reception and Exhibition
Friday, May 28, 4-6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Room 203, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Works from the following programs will be on display in the second floor studios: architecture (Master of Architecture, Postprofessional Master of Architecture), interior design (Master of Fine Arts), and urban design (Master of Urban Design, Postprofessional Master of Architecture).
Friday, May 28, 4-6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Rooms 302 and 303, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Works from the following programs will be on display in the third floor studios: architecture (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and interior design (Bachelor of Fine Arts).
Historic Preservation Senior Reception
Friday, May 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation, 439 E. Broad St.
Temporary/Permanent Relief Housing
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2010 before 5pm Eastern Time
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design (COD) invites architects, students, and allied design professionals to submit sketches to the international 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition: Temporary/Permanent Relief Housing. In this year’s unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the issue of temporary relief housing that could have a permanent function, through a concept design problem.
Entries will be submitted electronically through an online submission site. Submissions will consist of drawings and renderings presented in PDF format. All materials must be uploaded through the submission site before by 5pm ET on May 10, 2010. See the 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition Homepage for more information. *The link for beginning a submission will be found on this page as of April 1, 2010 when the site goes live for submissions.
Download the 2010 Ideas Competition Call for Entries (PDF)
Design temporary relief housing for refugees from natural or other disasters using sustainable strategies and following the Living Building Challenge. The proposed solutions should provide housing for approximately 500 displaced families as well as the necessary support services.
While successful site adaptability is a key goal and criterion for this Competition, the specific site to demonstrate the solution consists of approximately 200 acres. It includes the Astrodome and the surrounding parking lots. Entrants may include modifications to the structure of the Astrodome in their proposal, may allow the Astrodome to remain untouched and focus solely on the surface parking areas, or may have some combination of the two. Individual entries may focus their solutions on the provision of either temporary or permanent housing. Entrants are encouraged to address issues of uncertainty associated with either types of housing and with temporary solutions that become permanent.
Winners will be announced and will have their work exhibited at the 2010 AIA National Convention in Miami June 10–12. Selected entries will be displayed on the AIA Web site.
See the 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition Homepage for complete competition requirements and submission instructions. If you have questions concerning this awards program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Flyfire is the latest creation from MIT and the SENSEable City Lab. Check out the website to read about how the tiny helicopters embedded with color light capabilities will precisely arrange to create visual displays of information.
The Architecture Program is proud to announce that local Savannah urban design and architecture firm Sottile & Sottile has received a 2010 AIA National Honor Award for Urban Design for their design for the Civic Master Plan for Savannah’s East Riverfront.
Both firm principals, Amy Sottile and Christian Sottile are alumni of the SCAD Architecture Program, and Christian is an adjunct professor and frequent lecturer for architecture and urban design students. Additionally, Sottile & Sottle employ SCAD alums Craig Clements, also an adjunct professor of architecture, and Anthony Cissell.
Jury comments and news links:
The awards will be conferred this June in Miami at the AIA National Convention.
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The following information was written and forwarded by USGBC:
Event Details – USGBC Educational Event & Green Scene: SAVANNAH
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (05:45 PM – 07:00 PM)
For more information contact:
Beth Ann Jackson
Wild Wing Cafe in City Market, second floor
27 Barnard St
Savannah, GA 31401
“Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Past”
Sarah Ward of the MPC will give free lecture at Feb. 23 meeting of U.S. Green Building Council Savannah Chapter
( SAVANNAH ) – Sarah Ward of the Metropolitan Planning Commission will discuss “Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Past” at the Feb. 23 meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.
“There is a perception that historic preservation and green building practices are contradictory and cannot co-exist,” Ward said. “Historic and traditional building practices have proven to be our most sustainable buildings throughout time, meaning they were built to be long lasting and can be adapted for new uses.”
Ward will examine how historically, architects, builders and property owners all worked together to create high performance buildings. Preservation of our existing building stock is recycling and as such, these buildings are inherently ‘green,’ she explained.
The Feb. 23 meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council will be held from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. The meeting is free and open to the public, but RSVP by Feb. 19 at www.usgbcga.org.
The Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and green building throughout the Creative Coast . The group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. The USGBC-Savannah Chapter seeks to educate the public on the long-term benefits of green building and how sustainable design can be integrated or implemented into one’s life.
The following was written and distributed by the Pecha Kucha organization. Find your local chapter and participate! In Savannah, contact Aaron Cohen, info@savannahPK.com, or (912) 220 0048. The event will be held at The Black Box Theater @ S.P.A.C.E. (9 W. Henry Street, Savannah, GA, USA) on February 20, 2010 (8-10:30pm).
Pecha Kucha for Haiti: Act locally & change the world
In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti.
In response, Pecha Kucha Savannah is coming together with Architecture for Humanity, on a global
scale, to lend a hand in rebuilding Haiti. All proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity for
rebuilding Haiti. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the
Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have
been already covered, so all donations will go to tangible built projects.
On February 20, 2010, the 277 cities that host Pecha Kucha events, worldwide, will converge to
present one continuous 24-hour edition of Pecha Kucha. Kicking off at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where
Pecha Kucha Night was first conceived, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities
presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live
online and then finish in Tokyo the following day.
Already presentations are being prepared – some are intended to offer hope and encouragement
through stories of past disaster relief projects, while others offer simple inspiration by showing the
power of great creative thinking. Some amazing people have stepped up to the challenge so
prepared to be surprised. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event, which
could be the world’s biggest single day globally distributed conference, will be posted online at Pecha