Monday, June 12, 2006

People Talking about Architecture - 06.13.2006

New York:
Discussion - ‘Changing Practices...'
6:00 OPM - Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place)
The evening's full title, ‘Changing Practices - A Panel discussion on technology, practice and professional identity' sums it up pretty well. The topics discussed will revolce around how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is "improving the quality and efficacy of professional communications".

Washington DC:
Symposium - Prefabricated Houses–Good and Green Design
6:30 PM - National Building Museum
The discussions will focus on efforts aimed to improve the reputation of prefabricated, or modular, housing. A growing number of architectural firms now combine the economic and construction efficiencies of factory-built homes with the benefits of customized, green designs. The result is sophisticated architecture and interior design that can be offered at reasonable prices and that incorporates many environmentally-friendly features. Michelle Kaufmann, principal of Michelle Kaufmann Designs in California and creator of the GlidehouseTM featured in the Museum’s exhibition The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design; Joseph Tanney, AIA, co-founding principal of New York-based Resolution: 4 Architecture, which designed the 2003 winning entry for the Dwell Home Design Invitational; and Michael Sylvester, editor of, a virtual resource and newsletter for modernist prefab dwellings, will discuss this growing housing trend.


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