Architecture inspired by biology is not a new concept. But typically, “architecture has imitated the imagery of biology and nature without awareness of the underlying mechanisms,” argue Ram Dixit and Sung Ho Kim in “Cellular Transformations: Between Architecture and Biology.”
“Cellular Transformations” presents a course developed for students who are interested in emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches in design strategies. Relying on how advances in engineering and biology are influencing design production and implementation, professors Ram Dixit and Sung Ho Kim at Washington University in St. Louis explore the premise that structure (or form) and […]
Barcelona collaborative H ARQUITECTES will launch the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series Feb. 3. In all, the series will feature 18 talks by nationally and internationally renowned figures, from architects Tatiana Bilbao and Thomas Phifer to artists Maya Muchawsky Parnas and Chitra Ganesh.
Renowned architect Soo K. Chan, AB ’84, is the master of blurring the line between indoors and out.
In “Confronting Urbanization,” a wall-sized drawing at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Petra Kempf combines copious data and mischievous symbolism to explore how smart phones, online commerce and global connectivity are reshaping the urban terrain.
Students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have won the 2021 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Weicong Huang and John Whitaker, both from the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the Sam Fox School, have won national honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
“Way Beyond Bigness” is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, “Way Beyond Bigness” realigns watersheds and […]
Architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have placed third in the National Park Service’s 2021 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition.
The Sam Fox School’s James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture, a biennial research competition, invites early-career architects from around the world to explore how architecture can help to address today’s most pressing global challenges.