RISD in Portugal

Lisbon Train Station, Santiago Calatrava EDP Center, Lisbon “It shines alone at the heart of all absences” – Eduardo Lourenco Main Square in Porto “In cod we trust” “To the bells of friendship. Saude!” “Portugal, where push means pull” – Stuart Blazer Casa Da Musica, Porto, Rem Koolhaas Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga “To approach the continue reading…

Design of RISD/Brown Dual Degree Center

This studio taught by Nick Winton has just had their midterm review recently, and the students are working toward the final review. Students explore the potential for speculative synthesis between the liberal arts and the visual arts — to incite formal, spatial, and tectonic intervention between two buildings, two campuses, and two cultures. Students are asked to develop continue reading…

Advanced Studio Brown/RISD Dual Degree Center

POP-UP PIN-UP @ AIA | RI

Please join AIAS Thursday, November 19th, at AIA Rhode Island Gallery [158 Washington St] by 8pm. We will be participating in Gallery Night Providence, featuring the work from Making of Design Principles, Architectural Projections and Urban Design Principles.

Landing Studio: It Still Takes 12 Days

Recently Landing Studio earned the Architectural League Prize 2015, along with the Design Biennial Boston 2015. Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams are the founding partners of Landing Studio, an architecture, design, and research practice whose work negotiates the intersection of large scale global infrastructure with urban environments. Since 2005, Landing Studio has developed projects with port facilities continue reading…

The Meyer Residence

RISD’s very own Graduate Program Director and principal of Studio Luz, Hansy Better Barraza, recently earned The American Architecture Award for 2015, for The Meyer Residence. Awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This prestigious award exists to recognize individuals for continue reading…

ACE Mentoring

Once a week, high school students, college students and professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering gather in the BEB for the ACE Mentoring program. This weekly activity is a great way for the high school students to reach out to these adults and ask for advice, learn about a new field, or continue reading…

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Advanced Studio Update: LIGHT URBANISM

Students from Aaron Forrest and Elettra Bordonaro advanced studio are working on a design built project that will revitalize the Grace Church Cemetery in South Providence. Working in groups, students have analyzed the site with their own acute eyes, and proposed their design approaches for the site. The studio is a continuation of SouthLight, a Winter Session class continue reading…

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Advanced Studio Update: Imagination

This advanced studio is taught by Professor Chris Bardt. At the midterm, students presented these epic drawings.

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Advanced Studio Update: Between Content and Container

Students from Emanuel Admassu‘s advanced studio have presented their mid-semester project recently. At a moment when the discipline seems to finally be recovering from the shock of the Global Financial Crisis, students are sampling from a series of architectural projects that were generated directly after the shock of May, 1968. This studio examines the notion of continue reading…

Advanced Studio: Content and Container

Kyna Leski Interview: The Storm of Creativity

Creativity is something that everyone uses, consciously or otherwise. We are all inherently creative, using self made languages to solve problems, understand concepts and to navigate our way through difficult tasks. It is a human quality that is impossible to shake, but how can we use this gift more efficiently? Kyna Leski, a professor at continue reading…

Kaleidoscope-Periscope in Biltmore Park

The Kaleidoscope-Periscope is an inhabitable viewfinder designed and fabricated by Tom Beresford, Lisa LaCharite-Lostritto and department faculty member Carl Lostritto with assistance by M.Arch Graduate Assistant Feiyi Bie. The entrant leaves the wold of the city only to encounter a heightened though distorted view of that world mixed with fragments of their own image. The mirrored, continue reading…

Where Is The Architecture Button

This past Friday, October 16th, Brown University featured “The Prototype,” an exhibition showcasing “the design process,” specifically geared around technology we use in our everyday lives. Work completed by Connie Wang, Hanson Cheng and Ana Christina Baquerizo during an Advanced Studio supervised by Nathan King, was selected to be part of the show.   “Where continue reading…

AIAS Leadership Announcement

With the support of a great team and faculty, the AIAS plans to make this academic year one to remember. Please welcome our new representatives: Graduate President: Ariel Resnick (M.Arch 16) Undergraduate President: Hansen Cheng (B.Arch 16) Graduate Vice President: Rahul Ghera (M.Arch 17) Undergraduate Vice President: Cara Sy (B.Arch 18) Secretary: Ian Theriault-Shay (B.Arch continue reading…

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The Storm of Creativity

Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, Kyna Leski tells us, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate the same stages of the process in order to discover something that does not yet exist. All of us must work our way through the empty page, the continue reading…

Techstyle Haus Update

Techstyle Haus opened to the public on April 24th at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, an educational center for artists, designers and architects in Lessac, France. President Rosanne Somerson, Provost Pradeep Sharma, and Associate Professor of Architecture Jonathan Knowles, who led the project, were among the RISD representatives attending the celebration. Read more on our.risd.edu The Techstyle Haus project continue reading…

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Architectural Analysis Indirect Drawing

After the first project, the X-Ray drawing, the Architectural Analysis course shifts gears. Each student maintains a focus on one building, which will remain true for the entire semester, but our medium is now the space of the digital model. We’ve found that working with software is a craft that involves the hand and the continue reading…

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Fall 2015 Events

  • September 14, 12:00 PM Marco Bruno, Motoelastico
  • September 23, 6:00 PM Friedrich St. Florianmore info...
  • [POSTPONED] Farshid Moussavi, The Function of Style more info...
  • October 8, 5:00 PM James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates Department of Glass more info...
  • October 19, 6:30 PM Marcelo López-Dinardi & Mitch McEwen, A(n) Office more info...
  • October 29, 6:30 PM CLOG, AIAS Lecture more info...
  • November 5, 6:30 PM Kyna Leski, The Storm of Creativity Lecture & Book Launch, 3SIX0 Architecture more info...
  • November 9, 6:30 PM Elettra Bordonaro, Social Light Movement more info...
  • November 19, 6:30 PM Keller Easterling, Yale University School of Architecture, Department of Graduate Studies more info...

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