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Cross Manufacturing in Instant Architecture

Posted April 25, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Ball-Nogues Studio, masters of “instant architecture,” have produced yet another one of their magnetic social gathering areas: the installation Table Cloth for the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Schoenberg Hall. The piece is intended to evoke creativity in various aspects and at the same time transfers the perception of sustainability to the next level: “cross manufacturing” defined by Ball-Nogues as the ability of …

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Sustainability: Unraveled at Ecology.Design.Synergy

Posted April 14, 2010 by | Comments Off

Decades before “sustainability” became fashionable, not to mention, essential, in the US, a German firm (note that Germany has long had stringent energy codes) was showing how to integrate energy efficiency with extremely elegant and liveable design. That firm is Behnisch Architekten, now an international firm whose portfolio includes the stunning Genzyme Center in Cambridge.
Now Behnisch Architecten, in collaboration with Transsolar KlimaEngineering, …

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Jason Payne and Hernan Diaz Alonso at UCLA April 12

Posted April 11, 2010 by | Comments Off

A long anticipated dialog between two of LA’s most prestigious Architectural alma maters, UCLA and Sci Arch, will take place on Monday, April 12 at 6:30pm at the UCLA Auditorium in The Broad Art Center. The dynamic conversation between Jason Payne and Hernan Diaz Alonso is going to touch on current news and trends in the domain of design and architecture.
Before joining UCLA Architecture …

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