Two of the amphibiously retrofitted homes in the Mekong Delta from the Buoyant Foundation's current project are floating.
For three weeks in May and two weeks in June-July, 2018, Canadian team members travelled to Vietnam to coordinate the retrofitting of four homes in particularly vulnerable locations of the Mekong Delta.
MArch student Jason McMillan has won the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research. The annual scholarship was awarded for McMillan's proposal "Unsettling Ground: Arctic Urbanism on Fluid Geology."
The jury believed that "the proposal demonstrated a wholistic approach and was head and shoulder above the rest of the submissions". They felt that McMillan's project "has tangential and addressed hot topics such as indigenous architecture."
Listening to Design is focused on the inner world of the designer. The book is not concerned with a particular style, formal approach or choice of materials. Instead it is about the way designers can transform the doubts, desires and psychological trials of the creative process into authentic and meaningful design decisions. After many years teaching design to architecture students and also working as a psychotherapist I wanted to share my passion about the powerful way our inner world shapes the built world.
How can architects and designers help communities understand and identify their complex cultural layers and narratives? Valeria Nuyanzina, a Masters of Architecture student at McGill University, has been awarded $5000 to find out. Nuyanzina’s research proposal entitled Stitched Imprints of Living Memory has been awarded the 2018 Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy.
Amatria is a living, protected space of vales, canopies and membranes composed of hundreds of thousands of microprocessors, prototype cells and gently swaying Mylar fronds. Amatria was recently installed under the sunlit glass atrium on the fourth floor of Luddy Hall, the new home to most of the departments and programs in the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.