Techstyle Haus in the News

With the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 underway, Techstyle Haus is generating attention in the press. The New York Times story, A House That Sips Energy, calls out the house’s “…voluptuous skin of high-performance fabric.” Metropolis reports, “The house gets its Bauhaus-inflected name from the high-performance textile shell, which is stretched over the structure, and then continue reading…

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DESINE-Lab’s Public Plaza Project

RISD’s DESINE-Lab is collaborating this summer with Brown University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia to design and build a public plaza and park in Central Falls, RI. Faculty Elizabeth Hermann and Daniel Feldman from RISD and Martin Anzellini from Javeriana along with more than 50 students from the three universities comprise of this continue reading…

Postcard from Istanbul

My dear colleagues and students, We just had the opening for the installation of RISD’s Moveable Studio in Istanbul. It was an intense and exciting week of work with local alumni. We got together on Sunday evening and from there on it was an explosion of ideas (my favorite included a dancing bear, a long continue reading…

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Sister Squared

A story of a girl and her twin who were raised in a glass house in the woods. The glass house is a relaxed space that expands into the surrounding woods during the day and a contracted self-reflecting dwelling at night. Like the house they grew up in, one sister is shy and introverted; the continue reading…

Designing Connections

“From Neptune to Wood Island / The Greenway Connector” focuses its attention on developing a new plan for the Greenway Connector in East Boston, about a half mile sliver linking the Neptune Green to the Overlook at Wood Island Marsh. The two parks will serve as key points of reference for users entering and exiting the Greenway park system, and as continue reading…

Advanced Studio: From Neptune to Wood Island

Another Postcard from Hangzhou

My dear colleagues and students, The five weeks in at the CAA went by so fast! Last Friday we had the final review of the “Mapmakings” workshop. It was an interesting conversation about architecture, design and representation. And, in particular, about the future of the rural village in China, a subject that the government is continue reading…

Studio Writes Software to Make Drawing

The Spring 2014 Advanced Studio, “Computing Drawing: Inhabiting Surface,” explores computer programming as a design medium. Despite the pervasive role of digital media in architectural education and practice, the question of how (and even if) programming can and should be used to conceive of architecture remains open. Rather than immediately producing three-dimensional architectural models with continue reading…

Advanced Studio: Computing Drawing

Culture On Display Studio Carries On for Spring Break

The Culture on Display Studio, a joint collaboration with architectural students at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala, will meet in Gautemala for spring break. Through exploring Maya history such as crafts, sports, and astronomy, each RISD student created a travelling exhibit that fits within a small suitcase. During the trip the continue reading…

Advanced Studio: Culture On Display

Master of Architecture 2014 Open House

On Monday March 17, the Architecture Department welcomes admitted students to RISD for a day of introductions to our current students, faculty, staff, facilities, and curriculum. The day begins at 9:15 in the Bayard Ewing Building (more commonly referred to as the “BEB”) at 231 South Main Street, Providence, RI. Read on for the full continue reading…

Postcard from Hangzhou

My dear colleagues and students, How are you? Hope very well. I’m really enjoying my sabbatical. Now at the CAA (China Art Academy) teaching a 5-week workshop. It is called “MAPMAKINGS” and involves a series of drawings, models and little movies of eight traditional villages in Lishu, Zhejian Province. Later in the spring and summer continue reading…

Graduate Students Develop and Teach Winter Session Courses

Graduate students at RISD are given the opportunity to propose new courses to be taught over our Winter Session. Each student is guided by a faculty mentor, but runs the course independently. This year, four architecture students designed and taught studio courses. As is the case with all Winter Session courses, these classes are open continue reading…

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Winter Session Degree Project Review + Exhibit Opening

Every three years the Architecture Department exhibits student work at the Woods-Gerry Gallery. Our 2014 Exhibition showcases the act of architecture through the work of current Degree Project students, who will now spend the Spring 2014 semester completing their research. The work-in-progress review, a regular part of our Winter Session curriculum, coincided with the exhibit continue reading…

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Deborah Berke : Interview

Deborah Berke Partners is an architecture and interior design firm started by RISD alumna Deborah Berke in 1982. The New York based firm’s projects include everything from custom furniture to master planning: residences, hotels, public buildings, facilities for the arts, and academia. Regardless of the program, the firm pursues a “knowing simplicity” in the design continue reading…

Code Studio Formed

Architecture faculty member Carl Lostritto along with Graphic Design faculty Clement Valla have recently led the formation of Code Studio, a cross disciplinary group aimed at furthering computational research, scholarship, and education at RISD. The group, which is made up of faculty and students across the Design+Architecture, Fine Arts, and Graduate Studies divisions, treats computing continue reading…

The Making of 3SIXØ Architecture Exhibit

On Thursday November 21, AIA Rhode Island hosted an exhibit of the work of 3SIXØ Architecture, a firm founded and operated by Architecture Department faculty Chris Bardt and Kyna Leski.

Aziz Alhumaidhi : Interview

This alumni interview was conducted in November 2013 by Chris E. Ardoin (M.Arch 2014). Aziz Alhumaidhi graduated with Bachelor degrees in Fine Arts & Architecture in 2002, in this interview he shares his experiences at risd as well as his current work post-graduation. C: What has changed since you were at risd? A: A great deal continue reading…

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