Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AJ Footprint covers our exhibition
21 June 2011: The Architects' Journal Footprint page (Hattie Hatman's sustainability blog) is focused on the University of Nottingham end of year show. The are not only covering the Tall Buildings (although that was perhaps the original reason for coming up), so Laura who wrote the article and took the photos has done her best to take it all in. With 1,000 students there is so much to see, and the work of the final years, 3rd and 6th, is of course all displayed for the examiners, its all on show, not curated.
   The work of the 1st, 2nd, 5th yrs and Masters are highly selective so they are easier for the visitor to take in. We in the Tall Buildings unit have done our best to provide examples of sustainable design (the only designs in the entire school to be validated by PHPP), and other units focus on sustainable design. But Laura was disappointed that some of this commitment still did not show in the majority of schemes in other units or years.
   As far as I can see you can subscribe to Hattie's blog without having to be an AK subscriber, so please sign up!
Three of our Persian students, Arash, Soha and Fahimeh discussing the exhibits in our exhibition.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tall Buildings at the Royal Academy

1 June 2011: DNC writes: A few months ago I emailed the students with information about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition... and Phil and I are delighted to see that one group took up the opportunity!
   The Summer Exhibition is the largest Open exhibition in the world, and includes architectural drawings and models.
    The Manhattan Sky Podium group (the ones who came first in the public vote at Ecobuild) have entered their design and have their model displayed in the architecture room of the Summer Exhibition. This is Shreela Sharan at the private viewing, and the exhibition opens to the public on 7th June.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tall Building Crit

1 June 2011: We had the final crit of the Tall Buildings projects for London, Abu Dhabi and Singapore.
  We had Ivan Jovanovic (BDSP) and Dirk Krolikowski (RSH) as our main guest reviewers and we booked the Performing Arts Studio in the Trent building.
 Dirk and Ivan were very complimentary about the work on show.

It makes it more of an event to have a theatrical space with raked seating and a large display. Each group showed their video, or did the 10 minute talk through their large panel, and we had 10 mins to reply.

Later in the evening, we got together in Beeston for a celebratory dinner, including some of the students from the first semester Tall Building project.