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.
Waterloo Architecture graduate Luc Bouliane will receive the 2018 Young Architect Award of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
The RAIC Young Architect Award recognizes architects 40 years or younger for excellence in design, leadership, and service to the profession. The award is intended to inspire other young architects to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work. The award will be presented at the RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture which takes place in Saint John, NB from May 30 to June 2.
After winning the architecture heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition last month, masters student Michelle Bullough heads to the university-wide final today. With only 3 minutes and 1 slide, she will be presenting her research on flood resilience and ecological urbanism in the Philippines.
3PM at Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages, Waterloo
Congratulations to Teresa Tran and Thanh Tran along with Shalaka Jadhav (Urban Planning, Waterloo) for their proposal TABS, which won second place in the World’s Challenge Challenge UWaterloo on March 1st. The team proposed a sustainable, low-cost, low-maintenance rainwater collection system to provide potable water in rural Vietnam.