Category Archives: Research

Additive Manufacturing: Automation in the Construction of a 3D-Printed Concrete Wall

Developments in the automation of construction processes, observable in recent years, is focused on speeding up the construction of buildings and structures. Additive manufacturing using concrete mixes are among the most promising technologies in this respect. 3D concrete printing allows the building up of structure by extruding a mix layer by layer. However, the mix … Continue reading Additive Manufacturing: Automation in the Construction of a 3D-Printed Concrete Wall

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync: Reconciling Visual Meaning with Data Pieter Marthinus de Kock What is visual data; how is it converted into useful information; and where should we look for it? Is data causing a mismatch between mind and environment? Data has emerged as our modern zeitgeist. Up to 100 billion … Continue reading Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2

Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Built Environment Considerations To Reduce Transmission Leslie Dietz (a), Patrick F. Horve (a), David A. Coil (b), Mark Fretz (a, c), Jonathan A. Eisen (d,e,f), Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (a, c) With the rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that results in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), … Continue reading Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission

Covid-19 Spatial Contact Tracing Research at HKU

Research Centre: Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Initiative, University of Hong Kong (HKU) When future epidemic waves of COVID-19 occur, near- instantaneous contact tracing will be essential to lower the transmission growth rate. The recently released Google Apple Contact Tracing (GACT) system only traces device-to-device proximity for users of its app and neglects other crucial … Continue reading Covid-19 Spatial Contact Tracing Research at HKU

Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab Opens Exhibition at MOMA

From tree bark and crustacean shells to silkworm webs and human breath, nature shapes Neri Oxman’s innovative design and production processes. As a designer, architect, and founding director of The Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab, Oxman has developed not only new ways of thinking about materials, objects, buildings, and construction methods, but … Continue reading Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab Opens Exhibition at MOMA

Virtual Exhibition > RENEGADES: Bruce Goff and The American School, University of Oklahoma

The American School refers to the imaginative school of design and practice that developed under the guidance of Bruce Goff, Herb Greene and others at the University of Oklahoma in the 1950s and ‘60s. Students were taught to look to sources beyond the accepted canon of Western architecture and to find inspiration in everyday objects, … Continue reading Virtual Exhibition > RENEGADES: Bruce Goff and The American School, University of Oklahoma

Call for Submissions: 2018 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can be applied within the discipline. One grant will be dedicated to design and health principles. Read more on the flyer or at their … Continue reading Call for Submissions: 2018 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

Submission Deadline for Enquiry Approaching April 22

Article submission is open at any time of the year. However, we have editorial cut-off dates in order to potentially be published in the current edition. The submission deadline for the next upcoming issue is April 22   Submission process: Potential authors need to register at the Journal’s website in order to submit an article for consideration : … Continue reading Submission Deadline for Enquiry Approaching April 22

Tom Fisher in “AIA Voices” section of ARCHITECT

Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, is the director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota and he is also the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design at the university’s School of Architecture. In a 2017 essay for ACSA’s Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design, entitled “Research and Architecture’s Knowledge Loop,” Fisher, a regular contributor to ARCHITECT, … Continue reading Tom Fisher in “AIA Voices” section of ARCHITECT

ANFA John Paul Eberhard Fellowship

ANFA has created a Fellowship in the name of John Paul Eberhard, the organization’s founding president (and former director of AIA’s Research Corporation). This fellowship is established to encourage Masters & PhD students and Post Docs, of either Neuroscience or Architecture programs to undertake, in their projects, theses or dissertations, the research required to develop new knowledge at … Continue reading ANFA John Paul Eberhard Fellowship

TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) Journal Submissions due February 1st

The February 1st deadline is fast approaching for paper submissions to TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) for the issue:  MEASURED.   TAD is the Taylor & Francis journal. Past issues can be accessed via T&F portal: www.tandfonline.com/toc/utad20/current CALL FOR PAPERS:  Measurement is fundamental to the discipline of architecture. Through measurement, one gains a more complete understanding of what is intended to be … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) Journal Submissions due February 1st

New Book analyzes Mies van der Rohe

In his new book, professor Edgar Stach unlocks the relationship between space and construction by analyzing key works from famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s extensive oeuvre, spanning from Europe in the 1920s to the United States in the late 1960s. The just-released “Mies van der Rohe: Space – Material – Detail” (Birkhäuser) features original … Continue reading New Book analyzes Mies van der Rohe

House and Home – A Book by Thomas Barrie

House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges these predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world. Consequently, house and home have performed numerous cultural and ontological roles, and have been assiduously represented … Continue reading House and Home – A Book by Thomas Barrie

Contemporary Projects at Penn State

Penn State team places second in NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge An interdisciplinary Penn State team led by Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture faculty members Shadi Nazarian and José Duarte earned second place and a $150,000 prize in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenge competition established to develop the technology necessary to create … Continue reading Contemporary Projects at Penn State

Awards at the University of Missouri

Celebrating IDEC Institutional Merit Award with Students and Faculty A second, home-turf celebration for the Institutional Merit Award was with students and faculty. It took place in the renovated Cynthia Adams Collaboration Lab where synchronous resident and online teaching and learning occurs. Chair Ruth Tofle thanked faculty, students, alumni, and Mizzou Online for their contributions … Continue reading Awards at the University of Missouri

Research at the University of Maryland

Steven Hurtt Prof. Steven Hurtt, University of Maryland; Professor James Tice, University of Oregon; Antonio Latini, Architect, Rome, Doctoral student, University of Oregon are co-editing a book of essays tentatively titled “The Urban Design Legacy of Colin Rowe” intended for publication in 2019 by ORO editions.   Jana Kristina Vandergoot Book publication : Architecture and … Continue reading Research at the University of Maryland

2018 EDRA CORE program

EDRA’s Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) program offers professional certification for exceptional, rigorous, and impactful practice-based environmental design research studies. If you have conducted rigorous environmental design research that has value to the design industry and/or project stakeholders, submit your study for CORE certification! Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018. … Continue reading 2018 EDRA CORE program

Displacement and Architecture Symposium 2018

May 22-25, 2018 | Coral Gables, Florida On May 22-25, 2018, the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum (ACSF) will host a symposium, “Displacement and Architecture,” in partnership with the School of Architecture, University of Miami; the Coral Gables Museum; AIA Miami; and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The symposium aims for a broad discussion among practitioners and … Continue reading Displacement and Architecture Symposium 2018