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WEEKLY EMAIL: JANUARY 08, 2014


A Life in Ruins

FEATURED THIS WEEK : DAVID HEYMANN

A Life in Ruins

Every year, the AIA chapter in Austin, Texas, sponsors a tour of new homes — “The kind of thing I hate,” says one architect, who nevertheless finds himself awkwardly discussing bedroom design in a Shaker-Italianate villa. To ring in the New Year, we present a story about the incongruency of client desires and the “hope many architects secretly harbor, that architecture is a conduit to the real.”
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BERNHEIMER ARCHITECTURE WITH KATE BERNHEIMER

Fairy Tale Architecture: The Juniper Tree

Our holiday week of architectural fairy tales concludes here, with a reimagining of the Grimm Brothers’ “The Juniper Tree” by Bernheimer Architecture. This will be Places' last post of 2013 as well. Happy New Year!
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STUDIO SUMO WITH KATE BERNHEIMER & ANDREW BERNHEIMER

Fairy Tale Architecture: Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky

Continuing our winter holiday week of architectural fairy tales, on the theme of magical spaces, we present studio SUMO’s vision for the Nigerian folk tale “Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky.”
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RICE+LIPKA WITH KATE BERNHEIMER & ANDREW BERNHEIMER

Fairy Tale Architecture: The Library of Babel

In the spirit of the winter holidays, we are pleased to present, over the course of the week, three fairy tales reimagined by architects at New York firms. Collected by writer Kate Bernheimer and architect Andrew Bernheimer, these tales continue a series that began on Places two winters ago. This season’s first installment, on the Jorge Luis Borges story “The Library of Babel,” is by Rice+Lipka.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Design

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The University of Pennsylvania, School of Design
PennDesign is an inventive place of learning where the many fields of architecture, planning, preservation, landscape and the fine arts come together on shared ground. At PennDesign, we are dedicated to design that is creative in nature and transformative in impact. In a collaborative environment that fosters inquiry and experimentation, faculty and students seek to recast the distinction between theory and practice, expand knowledge and invention through research, and contribute works of value and beauty.
University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
The UT Austin School of Architecture melds theory and practice. The faculty include many reflective practitioners who are accomplished in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, preservation, and interior design. The faculty also advance theory through research, writing and exhibitions, and have a broad range of expertise in architectural history, building systems, technology, sustainability, transportation, Latin American architecture, and urbanism, and the built environment. This scholarship is advanced through the Center for American Architecture and Design, the Center for Sustainable Development, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The school has made a conscious effort to reject disciplinary boundaries along departmental lines. This unique organizational structure promotes collaboration and affords students an integrated understanding of the design of meaningful places at all scales, from rooms to cities and regions. The enrollment is approximately 750 students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate programs. The school offers undergraduate degrees in architecture and interior design; master’s degrees in architecture, community and regional planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, sustainable design, urban design, and interior design; and doctoral degrees in planning, architectural history, preservation, and sustainability. View a video about the program here.
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