Every once in a while we get to do something fun and unconventional - with enthusiasm. We have a project that has just finished. It was the renovation of a 50's ranch in Los Altos, with very creative owners.Read More
Renee traveled to ETH to speak at the 'The Future of Open Building Conference.' N. John Habraken was the guest of honor and a featured speaker. Anytime we get to hear John speak, it is a treat - and much better than chocolate. For those not familiar, we would urge you to take a look. John's teaching, writing, and gentle nudges have greatly influenced our approach to places.
Antje spent part of the summer designing and constructing the setting for a TED conference in Madrid, Spain with a group of students from CCA. The task was to take a space that was unclaimed, uninhabited under a freeway - an urban void, and transform it into an event, a space full of culture and exchange. Makes you wonder what could be done with the undernourished in-between spaces all around us.
The course brief here.
On September 22nd, Renee will be speaking at the 9th annual conference on Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University in Sweden. Her talk, “The Potentials of Field Urbanism,” is based on her upcoming book that advances an innovative framework for urban design.
I recently visited my favorite library in San Leandro (Manor Branch) and was delighted and impressed to see a model of the library made by an obviously talented 3rd grader. Happy to see that someone cared enough to model it and impressed to see that it was done so well. I suppose in a few years I will be hiring this young person, gladly.
Antje will be a speaking at the The National Conference on the Beginning Design Student 2013 on her paper GENERATIVE FIELDS - Physical Modeling Techniques as ‘Proscriptive Constraints. For more information, please see http://beginningdesign.org.
Renee Chow will be a keynote speaker at the 18th International Conference on Open Building on Tuesday, November 20. For more information, please see http://www.house-china.net/obi2012/en/index.php Open Building is an approach to the design of buildings that is recognized internationally to represent a new wave in architecture, but a new wave with roots in the way ordinary built environment grows, regenerates and achieves wholeness.