Video: ‘A new approach’

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Billions of tons are produced annually. But for the 2017 Solar Decathlon, Team WashU wanted to demonstrate a new and more sustainable approach.

‘Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons’

What is the nature of the self? How do conceptions differ in Western and non-Western cultures? Can individual and collective traumas ever be “fixed,” or do certain wounds defy the notion of repair? In “Reason’s Oxymorons,” French-Algerian artist Kader Attia surveys how different cultures, societies and disciplines grapple with questions of loss and damage.

PXSTL community design projects announced

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez have awarded four grants to support community design initiatives as part of the PXSTL project “A Way, Away (Listen While I Say).”

‘An element of surprise’

Over the last several months, architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have planned, fabricated and installed a 100-foot-long public sculpture at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
Michael King, AB ’87, has worked in cities around the globe to improve urban and street design. He’s a “traffic calmer,” making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Designing safer streets

Michael King, AB ’87, has worked in cities around the globe to improve street design. He’s a “traffic calmer,” making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Alum investigates Clayton’s lost black neighborhood

Recent university alumna Emma Riley is a proud graduate of Clayton High School, but her perceptions of her hometown changed after she started studying Clayton’s history. Her documentary, “Displaced & Erased,” explores how city leaders zoned Clayton’s once-thriving black neighborhood out of existence to expand the central business district.
students launch kites on Art Hill

The Flight of Icarus

The dream of flight has powered some of the world’s most ambitious feats of design and engineering. Last week, first-year architecture students put their own aeronautical experiments to the test, launching from the top of Art Hill in Forest Park.
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