Our friends Dominic & Christopher Leong have launched a new firm LLA and corresponding web site www.leong-leong.com. With work ranging from a new Chelsea Townhouse to boutiques for Phillip Lim, they seem to have a fine start on what we hope to be a flourishing practice. Take the time to visit them and we look forward to what develops.
We are pleased to announce the formation and beta launch of Digital Futures (DF). DF will be the home for all content pertaining to state-of-the-art software in the architectural education at Pratt Institute. It will have a physical presence in the form of consultants, workshops, lectures and symposiums. DF will also have an on-line presence (http://www.digitalfutures.info/) that will archive assets such as tutorials, writings, screen casts and other pertinent content that is to be seen as a supplement to the education of an architect.
It is still very much a work in progress but over the course of the semester the work will be sure to grow and it will give the public a glimpse into the world of Pratt Institute Undergraduate Architecture.
AA Landscape Urbanism
It was in 2000 that the Chinese government formulated a plan to build 400 new cities by 2020, in order to install the migration coming from the countryside towards the new urban agglomerations. This is the equivalent of 20 cities per week.
The Aero Filter by Darren Chan
Westminster University School of Architecture
Tutors Andrei Martin, Andrew Yau
Looking into future development trends and issues related to high density within the city, the project explores architectural solutions that focus on dealing with air pollution and the lack of sustainable energy. The proposal is a design for a sustainable skyscraper cluster that has integrated vertical wind-turbine technologies and parametric systems inspired from the “dandelion”. The building form, components and structure incorporates many techniques that maximize wind reception efficiency, performing like a mega-scale air-purification system for London. read more