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Finding the value of virtual real estate
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
0 0 1 142 815 MIT School of Architecture and Planning 6 1 956 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Current research at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning''s Center for Real Estate is investigating the economics of virtual real estate, using techniques customarily used for bricks-...
3 Questions: Arindam Dutta on MIT and architectural modernism
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
MIT is home to the nation's first academic department of architecture, founded in 1865. But the style of architecture favored at the Institute changed markedly after World War II, from a prewar emphasis on Beaux Arts buildings to a heavy focus on modernism. Now a book examines the nature of MIT-base...
SA+P receives $1 million grant from Mellon Foundation
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT''s School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) a $1 million grant to help create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.Aimed at expanding the consciousness and reach of global history in teaching architecture, the Collaborative includes sc...
Ad?le Naud? Santos, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, to step down
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
Today, Ad?le Naud? Santos, dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), announced to the school's faculty that after 10 years as dean, she has decided to step down and return to the faculty, effective at the end of this semester. She is the ninth dean of the school and the second woman ...
MIT unveils plans for permanent memorial to Officer Sean Collier
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
At this morning's ceremony of remembrance marking the one-year anniversary of the death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, J. Meejin Yoon, an associate professor of architecture at MIT, unveiled her design for a permanent memorial to Collier. The memorial will be situated at the spot where Collier ...
Urban physics
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
Franz-Josef Ulm and a colleague were taking a break from a tough problem one afternoon when they spotted an aerial photograph of a city and had an epiphany. Instantly, they made a connection between the patterns of houses and streets and the underlying molecular structure of cement. That serendipito...
Smart components that assemble themselves
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
Skylar Tibbits SM ''10 was constructing a massive museum installation with thousands of pieces when he had an epiphany. "Imagine yourself facing months on end assembling this thing, thinking there's got to be a better way," he says. A designer and architect, Tibbits was accustomed to modeling and fa...
Where economy meets ecology
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
Think of a city as a complex organism powered by human activities and consumption. John E. Fern?ndez, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, wants to understand how the urban metabolism works - what it needs in terms of energy, materials, and water to sustain the work and lives of...
Building with blocks
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
In a parking lot next to a nondescript building on the northern edge of MIT's campus, dozens of enormous foam blocks sit in piles. These are not discarded pieces of packaging from some industrial construction, however. They are models of buildings, and the parking lot is the workshop of Anton Garcia...
The art and politics of public space
MIT News - Architecture, 3 hours ago
"Urban Crisis" was spelled out in red capital letters, against a neon background, on the screen behind Antoni Muntadas, a professor in MIT's Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) program. Muntadas, now retiring, was at the podium discussing his multi-decade art and activist practice at the symposium, "P...
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