Archive for May 1st, 2009

KERSTIN THOMPSON – PRACTICE AND PEDAGOGY

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY, VUW SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / 17:30 DRINKS / 18:00 LECTURE

Kerstin is the director of Melbourne based architecture, landscape and urban design practice Kerstin Thompson Architects. The studio’s projects of varying scale “pursue the poetic possibilities of architecture rendered through an overall site vision that orchestrates a complementary organisation of landform, interiors, structures and services to achieve a multidimensional and sustainable environment.”

To mark her appointment as a Teaching Fellow at the School of Architecture, Kerstin will present her body of work, and with reference to her experiences as an Adjunct Professor at RMIT, discuss relationships between the production and teaching of architecture.

WWW.KERSTINTHOMPSON.COM

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Video of the Week XIII: algorithmic architecture

Design for a hotel in Wellington, New Zealand using algorithmic architecture generated in Max Script, from 2007 by VUW student Daniel Davis… I’ll leave the commentary up to you this time…

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WCC – ‘design’ competition

Posted by the Council last week, this competition is open until the July 3 (details click here):

“Entrants are required to design an upgrade to a typical Council housing complex consisting of four bed-sit units, with a focus on making them more practical to live in for everyone, regardless of mobility or age [ie. people with disabilities]. Several small complexes with similar plans are currently being upgraded as part of the Council’s Housing Upgrade Project.”

With the first prize of $2000 (total pool of $4000), it sounds a little like a lot of advice for next to free, but then the point of competitions is the engagement with design issues, not just doing a Daniel Libeskind and getting famous… or is it?

Note: to students and other architectural types, you’ll need to have a registered architect to stamp your drawings.

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