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Sidewalk City: Mapping the unmapped
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
On view in SA+P's Wolk Gallery through Nov. 15, Sidewalk City presents the latest experimental maps developed by the MIT Sidewalk Laboratory (SLAB), a research group developing new methods of mapping in order to re-conceptualize urban space and find more inclusive ways to design and govern the 21st ...
ACT professor among recipients of the Aga Khan Award
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
The Islamic Cemetery in Altach, Vorarlberg, Austria, is one of the five recipients of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Selected from more than 400 nominated projects, this prestigious award is given every three years to projects that go beyond exemplary design to create a positive, meaningf...
Helping build cities through anchor institutions
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
This spring, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab and The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland co-hosted a forum at MIT to announce key findings of a joint case study on how nonprofit institutions can improve local economies.The study examined a program undertaken by Cleveland OH's Unive...
Briggs appointed VP of Ford Foundation
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
Xavier de Souza Briggs, associate professor of sociology and urban planning and associate head of SA+P's Department of Urban Studies + Planning, has been appointed vice president of the Economic Opportunity and Assets program of the Ford Foundation. He will go on public service leave from MIT and st...
How green is your city? And how do you know?
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour ago
Suppose a real-estate developer in Manhattan is constructing a new office building, and the architect decides to use granite as a primary material. There is a good chance the granite will come from a quarry in Minais Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. From there, it may well be shipped to Carrara, in n...
3 Questions: Arindam Dutta on MIT and architectural modernism
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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...
MIT unveils plans for permanent memorial to Officer Sean Collier
MIT News - Architecture, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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...
Marvin Announces Acquisition of Denver-Based TruStile Doors
AZoBuild.com - Building News, 1 hour ago
The Marvin Companies is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% ownership of TruStile Doors, LLC. TruStile, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a leading manufacturer of high quality made-to-order...
KB Home Introduces New Homes at Enclaves and Reserves at Laurel Hills
AZoBuild.com - Building News, 1 hour ago
KB Home, one of the nation's largest and most recognized homebuilders, today announced that new homes are now available at the builder's recently opened Reserves and Enclaves at Laurel Hills...
Presidio and Lafferty Communities to Break Ground on Environmentally Friendly Amberfield Community in Brentwood
AZoBuild.com - Building News, 1 hour ago
Presidio Residential Capital and Lafferty Communities will break ground in June on Amberfield, an environmentally friendly 36-unit community on 9.84 acres in Brentwood, Calif. Construction on the...
Arup Collaborates with Studio Echelman for Fiber Net Sculpture Installation Above Rose Kennedy Greenway
AZoBuild.com - Building News, 1 hour ago
Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it served as the lead engineering designer for a half...
Dutch Boy Introduces Velvety Chalky Finish Paint
AZoBuild.com - Building News, 1 hour ago
The new Dutch Boy® Chalky Finish Paint makes it easy for anyone to convert ordinary finds into one-of-a-kind pieces that never go out of style. Ideal for furniture and decorative pieces, this...
The `Great Rent Wars' of New York
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
In 1920, a Bronx district court judge named William E. Morris heard a series of cases that aroused his ire. Morris was a tough Army veteran: While serving under Gen. George Custer in 1876, he had survived wounds at the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn. But decades later, these cases kept getting un...
Telecommunications data show civic dividing lines in major countries
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
Many residents of Britain, Italy, and Belgium imagine there to be a kind of north-south divide in their countries, marking a barrier between different social groups and regional characteristics. Now a new study by MIT researchers reveals that such divides can be seen in the patterns of communication...
Mapping the New York fashion scene, minute by minute
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
A new study shows New York fashion designers don't just flock to trends: They also do nearly all their business within the confines of the city's historic Garment District.Study co-authors Sarah Williams of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the University...
3 Questions: JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 1 hour ago
Because cities hold a growing portion of the world's population, they are an increasingly important locus of planning for climate change. JoAnn Carmin, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has surveyed urban leaders worldwide on the subject. Now, in a new report ...