All that is solid melts into air: Tom?s Saraceno visits MIT
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
"It''s 99.9 percent air," says artist Tom?s Saraceno of his latest work, "On Space Time Foam." On Space Time Foam is a multi-layered habitat of diaphanous membranes suspended 24 meters above the ground, its form continuously shaping and shaped by the actions of those who dare be enfolded within the ...
A winning vision for the future of urban mobility
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
Architecture professor Meejin Yoon and her partner, Eric H?weler, have won the Audi Urban Futures 2012 Award - a ?100,000 prize ($132,142) - for their proposal to create a new kind of transportation platform in the Boston to Washington corridor. The award was judged and presented as part of the Ista...
A flow of creativity
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
Gediminas Urbonas, the Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor in Contemporary Technology Photo: Allegra Boverman In May 2011, near the end of MIT's 150th anniversary celebration, a giant inflatable screen resembling the letters "MIT" was fastened to a floating platform and launched into the C...
Objects by architects
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
Objects by Architects, a recent exhibit at the School of Architecture + Planning''s Keller Gallery offered a sampling of the range of small-scale objects that architects are now producing with the benefit of rapid prototyping technologies that allow them to produce objects on demand rather than in b...
The right's resistance to regulation
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
James Watt, who served as Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983, is remembered primarily for a short, business-friendly tenure that ended with his resignation soon after an ill-judged remark about women, minorities and the disabled. And yet, as MIT professor Judith Layzer observes in her new b...
Tweeting the city
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
On the third Thursday of every month from May through November of last year, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) conducted a live online Twitter discussion on various topics related to cities, under the hashtag #citychat.Like any other hashtag, #citychat is a way to organize a Twitter thread aro...
Embracing change and innovation at DUSP
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
In January, Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of MIT''s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier, who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research.A professor of landscape architecture and planning, and most recently head of the Joint ...
SA+P faculty, alumni make their mark in TED
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
In June 2011, on the fifth anniversary of its video series, TED released a list of the 20 most-watched TEDTalks to date, as seen on all the platforms they tracked - TED.com, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and more. Included in those videos were two from MIT''s School of Architecture + Pla...
MIT's Great Dome is reborn
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
Since 1916, MIT's Great Dome has had pride of place in the Institute's iconography: Sitting atop Building 10 and towering over Killian Court, it has witnessed the inaugurations of presidents and the graduations of generations of students; it has appeared, in photographs and stylized depictions, on l...
Visiting artists enrich life at MIT
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
The halls of MIT were enriched this past fall with the presence of several internationally acclaimed artists brought to campus for residencies by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). Of particular interest to the School of Architecture + Planning ...
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