Entries by Amanda Gann

UTSOA's Flowering Phantasm

The design work of Clay Odom, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at University of Texas in Austin, was recently displayed in Enghien-les-Bains as part of DATA CITY, a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) showcase displaying works of new media from cities with City of Media Arts designations in UNESCO’s Creative Cities […]

Featured Maker: Jason Brain of Kible

When you ask architects which toys they played with as a child, many will list toys like Lincoln Logs, K’Nex, and the infamous Lego. With each toy system’s ability to break a larger object down into pieces helps the child (of any age) build a spatial awareness and develop a basic understanding of building tectonics, […]

Cornell Professor Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' Installation at MoMA PS1

Glowing and misting, Jenny Sabin’s latest work is a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating and a refreshing mist for visitors to MoMA PS1 in Long Island, Queens. From the Cornell website: “Lumen,” Sabin’s interactive knitted-fiber installation in the museum’s entrance courtyard, was featured at a press reception June 27. Open to the public […]

Tulane's Annual URBANBuild Program

Every year, students of Tulane University’s School of Architecture have the opportunity to take a course called “URBANBuild” where they design and construct a home for a family in New Orleans. (via Tulane SoA News) “The house at 1924 Toledano St. in Central City is a striking gray residence with a sharply angled roofline and louvered shutters […]

SCI-Arc Exhibit | Maxi Spina: "Thick"

July 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017  Opening Reception: Friday July 7th at 7pm Conversation with Hernan Diaz Alonso and Maxi Spina: Friday, July 21 at 7pm Location: SCI-Arc Gallery From SCI-Arc’s website: “Thickness is an increasingly elusive condition in architectural design. Alluded to in section, camouflaged in the figure-ground, and presented as a foil in the […]

USC Students Raise Awareness About Homelessness

From trash to treasure, University of Southern California (USC) students Jayson Champlain and Joseph Chang are transforming forgotten materials into tiny portable houses that could serve as temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. According to LA Times, “Jeremy Carman was driving around Boyle Heights recently when he spotted a rolled-up garage door […]

The Makers: Louisiana Tech's ARCH 335 Design-Build Studio

Most Architecture students will tell you their passion for design drives them to work very hard on their studio projects. Many spend the hour-equivalent of a full time job each week pouring themselves into research, learning new software, design, presentation prep, etc. Then the all-important mid-term and final reviews require an extra surge of effort […]

Featured Maker: Wandile Mthiyane of Ubuntu Design Group

At just 23 years old, Wandile Mthiyane is taking the world of socially-impactful architecture by storm, one brick at a time. Ubuntu Design Group, a non-profit architectural organization that gives a voice to impoverished communities, empowering them to create sustainable homes and healthy neighborhoods. Ubuntu, meaning “I am because you are,” highlights the concept of community. Ubuntu […]

UNLV Student Designs Hyperloop Hotel

A graduate student from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was recently named winner of the Radical Innovation Award for his “Hyperloop Hotel,” a fancy transit system that allows you to travel inside of your hotel room to 13 different cities. (via Mic) It’s just an idea, but it’s one that drew its inspiration from some […]