News archive - May 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Contested Circumpolar: Domestic Territories

Map of the Territory

17th International Architecture Exhibition

BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021

HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?

Monday, May 17, 2021

Venice Biennale GROVE sneak peek

image of GROVE installation in progress

The Living Architecture Systems Group’s GROVE project opens this month at the Venice Biennale. The pool-shaped form in the middle acts as a kind of well that will receive a CGI-based film entitled Grove Cradle. 40 channels of sound will weave in and out around it, enacting a death-to-life-to-death cycle that includes mineral, liquid and organic forms rising and transforming into a child’s form who wakes and explores, touching and communicating hesitantly. Sound includes extracts from Flaubert’s Temptations of St.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Babyn Yar synagogue opens in Ukraine

image of the synagogue

A synagogue designed by Basel-based architect Manuel Herz for the Babyn Yar site in Kyiv, Ukraine, held it's official opening. It is a pop-up synagogue that stands in the tradition of the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe that were all destroyed during the Holocaust. It is a building that is inspired by the children’s pop-up book.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Anya Moryoussef wins RAIC Emerging Architect Award

Congratulations to Anya Moryoussef (MArch '06), who has received the 2021 Emerging Architect Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

The Emerging Architect Award is to recognize an emerging architect for excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession. It is intended that this award will inspire other individuals to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work. 

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