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  • Remembering Muscoe Martin | PennDesign
    Posted Jan 2 2015 9 25am Remembering Muscoe Martin A Message from Dean Taylor We are deeply grieved to learn of the passing of our longtime colleague and friend Muscoe Martin who passed away December 28th after a long illness Muscoe was a true pioneer in green building and our students were lucky to have him as a teacher and mentor as a member of our faculty in the Department of Architecture for 19 years He inspired an entire new generation of architects to sustainable design initiating many to the first concepts of green building from biomimicry to LEED certification principles which he helped establish well before it became popular to do so An active member of every community he served he worked extensively with U S Green Building Council and the AIA Committee on the Environment setting the stage for new higher standards for the built environment He worked tirelessly to champion sustainable design with just a fraction of his many many achievements captured in his obituary We will miss Muscoe dearly and our hearts go out to his family at this difficult time A Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 10th at 3 00 pm at St

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/blog/post/muscoe-martin (2015-10-18)
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  • "The Design Goes Beyond Building" | PennDesign
    Graduate Students Current Doctoral Students Faculty and Staff Alumni Search form Search Undergraduate Graduate PhD Work People Events Blog Resources Courses About Degrees Apply Share Share via Email Architecture Posted Dec 23 2014 10 02am The Design Goes Beyond Building Michel Rojkind in conversation with Winka Dubbeldam Originally posted on Arquine com http www arquine com blog el diseno va mas alla del edificio Support PennDesign Your contribution positively impacts

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/post/design-goes-beyond-building (2015-10-18)
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  • Reinier deGraaf: What changed? Thoughts on the Role of Architecture | PennDesign
    2014 12 05pm Reinier deGraaf What changed Thoughts on the Role of Architecture Partner OMA On Wednesday November 12th Reinier deGraaf joined us for his lecture titled Reinier deGraaf What changed Thoughts on the Role of Architecture The 20th century taught us that utopian thinking can have precarious consequences wagering the fate of mankind on the uncertain outcome of grand intellectual speculations But if the course of history is dialectic what follows Does the 21st century mark the absence of utopias What are the dangers of that Reinier de Graaf joined OMA in 1996 As a Partner of OMA he is responsible for building and masterplanning projects in Europe Russia and the Middle East including the Stadskantoor and Coolsingel mixed use buildings in Rotterdam the new GStar Headquarters in Amsterdam and the Commonwealth Institute and Morden Wharf mixed use development in London De Graaf directs the work of AMO the research and design studio established as a counterpart to the architectural practice of OMA He has overseen AMO s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning which has included Zeekracht a strategic Masterplan for the North Sea the publication in 2010 of Roadmap 2050 A Practical Guide to a Prosperous

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/post/reinier-degraaf-what-changed-thoughts-role-architecture (2015-10-18)
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  • Architecture, Theatre: Electromechanical Redux | PennDesign
    Students Current Doctoral Students Faculty and Staff Alumni Search form Search Share Share via Email PennDesign Blog Posted Dec 5 2014 5 12pm Architecture Theatre Electromechanical Redux Architecture and theater have had a long standing relationship from Palladio s designs for the Teatro Olimpico to Modernist Bauhaus productions and more recently the contemporary work of Diller Scofidio Renfro For PennDesign architecture and dramaturgy is tethered to material transformations over time and sound Don t miss this exploratory production revisiting classical mythology through robotic performance and human machine interaction at Slought where these transformations are activated by new technologies and new media in response to opera and audience for a contemporary retelling of the operatic story Orpheus and Eurydice on Saturday December 13 Led by the Immersive Kinematics group at PennDesign under Simon Kim and the ModLab group at PennEngineering the production team encompasses faculty and students from engineering and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania an award winning former composer in residence of Opera Philadelphia and musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music all working together with robotic performers and players yet another example of innovative and interdisciplinary activities that happen regularly at PennDesign learn more Support PennDesign Your contribution

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/blog/post/architecture-theatre-electromechanical-redux (2015-10-18)
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  • Congratulations Yongsu Choung (PPD 2016)! | PennDesign
    11pm Congratulations Yongsu Choung PPD 2016 Yongsu Choung wins The New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum Competition PPD student Yongsu Choung has been selected as one of 5 winners for The New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum Competition Please join us in congratulating him on this wonderful accomplishment You can read more about the competition in the following articles http afasiaarq blogspot com 2014 10 new national gallery and ludwig

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/blog/post/congratulations-yongsu-choung-ppd-2016 (2015-10-18)
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  • MoMA PS1 Finalist | PennDesign
    Loverich of The Bittertang Farm is one of five finalists in MoMA PS1 s Young Architect Program considered one of the most prestigious showcases for emerging architects in North America Bittertang is a small New York based design farm run by Loverich and Antonio Torres who strive to bring happiness and pleasure into the built world by referencing that pleasurable world which surrounds us Loverich s success follows on ARCH

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/blog/post/moma-ps1-finalist (2015-10-18)
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  • Michael Loverich | PennDesign
    his B A in Architecture before heading to UCLA where he received his MArch in 2007 Reiser Umemoto brought him to New York after graduation for a couple of years before moving onto Snohetta Throughout his time in New York he has ran The Bittertang Farm with partner Antonio Torres and have built many installations and pavilions in New York Chicago area Israel and Mexico Currently Michael is teaching the 501 studio at UPenn Excited by the possibilities of a future full of playful and inventive opportunities Bittertang was founded by Antonio Torres and Michael Loverich as a small design farm to bring humor and pleasure to the built environment Their work uses fables and narrative to build new worlds that explore frothiness biological matter animal posturing and babies all unified together through bel composto As creators of physical things Bittertang relies on the dialogue between visceral and digital matter to generate and invigorate their work Although trained as architects their prolific interests and methodology associates them closely to the organization of a farm Bittertang material is breed coaxed and grown to yield tasty morsels new exotic beasts and fertilizer for future growth The work is grounded in an approach that explores the physicality of human beings to objects and architecture as well as the temporal nature of materials By incorporating the human body other bodies with a living architecture new forms new social arrangements and new interactions between people and inanimate things can be made Recently they have built a large amphitheater out of hay which is growing as much as it is decomposing 3 inflatable pavilions a pregnant sugar oozing pinata a plush toy collection a sagging birdcage a room of wax and an edible environment Media Inquiries PennDesign Graduate Architecture studio instructor Loverich of The Bittertang Farm

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/people/michael-loverich (2015-10-18)
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  • Reinier de Graaf: What changed? Thoughts on the Role of Architecture | PennDesign
    20th century taught us that utopian thinking can have precarious consequences wagering the fate of mankind on the uncertain outcome of grand intellectual speculations But if the course of history is dialectic what follows Does the 21st century mark the absence of utopias What are the dangers of that Reinier de Graaf joined OMA in 1996 As a Partner of OMA he is responsible for building and masterplanning projects in Europe Russia and the Middle East including the Stadskantoor and Coolsingel mixed use buildings in Rotterdam the new G Star Headquarters in Amsterdam and the Commonwealth Institute and Morden Wharf mixed use development in London De Graaf directs the work of AMO the research and design studio established as a counterpart to the architectural practice of OMA He has overseen AMO s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning which has included Zeekracht a strategic Masterplan for the North Sea the publication in 2010 of Roadmap 2050 A Practical Guide to a Prosperous Low Carbon Europe with the European Climate Foundation and The Energy Report a global plan for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 made with the WWF Over the last several years de Graaf has also worked extensively in Moscow first by overseeing OMA s proposal to design the Masterplan for the Skolkovo Centre for Innovation or Russian Silicon Valley In 2012 OMA AMO led a consortium which proposed a development concept for the Moscow Agglomeration an urban plan for Greater Moscow Since 2010 De Graaf has also been involved in the founding and curriculum development of The Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design and continues to teach as part of its post graduate educational program De Graaf has recently curated two exhibitions On Hold at the British School in Rome in 2011 and the travelling exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/graduate/post/reinier-de-graaf-what-changed-thoughts-role-architecture (2015-10-18)
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