Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops

            <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" />Launched in 1999, the inaugural Pickathon Music Festival was not so much a festival, but rather a small fundraiser for KBOO&mdash;a non-profit community radio station. Held in the woods nearby <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" >Portland, Oregon</a>, the now annual summer event has grown into a sellout affair with lineups including Beach House, Angel Olsen, and Mac DeMarco. Though the festival has grown, the three-day event nicknamed "Portland's littlest big festival" has maintained its grassroots nature and continues to set itself apart from its festival competitors.
For starters, rather than only booking acts that have a big draw, the festival runners make a point of introducing their audience to new acts like Israeli pop star group A-WA or soul icon Charles Bradley. In addition, all artists at the festival play at least twice so audiences have multiple chances to see their acts. The festival has largely foregone corporate sponsorship with exceptions for companies like Continue reading "Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops"

The Modern List Portland

[Image credit: Dezeen] Though close in proximity to Seattle, Portland has an entirely unique and different feel, making it the perfect location for a weekend getaway (whether you’re heading south from Seattle or elsewhere). As always, Portland’s interest in craft provides innovative restaurants, cafes, hotels and museums with each new visit. Whether it be the hospitality of a warm atmosphere and public coffee brewing demonstrations at Coava, or insight into Japanese garden culture and architecture at the newly renovated Portland Japanese Gardens, the extra care put into the craft of each cultural element is entirely evident. Here’s our 2017 roundup of Portland’s newest and greatest modern gems. COFFEE
 Coava Coffee / @coavacoffee1300 SE G Ave. (A), (503) 894-8134
[Image Credit: Coava Coffee]  Upper Left Roasters / @upperleftroasters, 1204 SE Clay St.(503) 477-8469

[Image Credit: Upper Left Roasters] BRUNCH | LUNCH
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Site Texture Study: Round Two

I first generated a black and white study like this for my wharf design back in 2014. I liked how this approach breaks down the complexity of site design into simple elements and creating a space for me to quickly “sketch” out and iterate ideas. For this bridge design, I decided to use a similar process with some minor modifications. I am still removing all color and abstracting elements to there most simplest form. However, the shadows now have a subtle gradation to them to give a better sense of depth. An image like this comes together faster than you might expect. Although it looks like there are a lot of moving parts and finite detail, it is all about starting simple and slowly building in more and more information. This idea hopefully is clear in the image breakdown below where each step slowly builds off of the previous. It
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✱ Joshua Tree Climbing – May 2017

A few different trips to Joshua Tree National Park are part of this video compilation of mostly time lapse footage.  Take a second to subscribe to my YouTube channel. It's my goal to make more of these short films, and by subscribing you'll be the first to know when I post the next one! My gear: Camera - http://amzn.to/2qS2DXG
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dredgefest california

Print The Dredge Research Collaborative is inviting participants to apply for the workshops at our upcoming event, DredgeFest California. We are seeking faculty, practicing designers, scientists, industry professionals, policymakers, regulators, junior scholars, advanced students, and other interested parties to join us in the Bay Area, June 13-19, 2016. DSC_2607 DSC_2640
[Tours at DredgeFest Great Lakes, summer 2015.] Sediment is critical to the present and future health of California’s estuarine Bay-Delta. It is the physical infrastructure that underlies its many ecologies and economies. As the 2015 State of the Estuary report notes, “Like fresh water, sediment is a precious resource that is essential for keeping the Estuary healthy”. But the Bay-Delta currently has a shortage of this land making resource. Upriver dams have trapped sediment, while levees, bank armoring, and river straightening have cut off wetlands and floodplains while accelerating the movement of the remaining sediment, preventing it from building substrate. The
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Urban Development Strategies: Design & Permitting

[Photo by BUILD LLC] This post continues our two-part analysis of the development strategies we gleaned from the Park Modern building, which was completed in 2007. Part One was aimed at the planning and programming of the Park Modern and similar multi-family, mixed-use projects, while today’s will focus on the specifics of building design and regulatory agency systems. 6. Be a building code whisperer.
Building codes can be nebulous and complicated. At the same time, how the specifics of the code are interpreted have wide ranging impacts on the design, the construction, and the pricing of a project. Designing a multi-family, mixed-use building requires much more than a basic review and application of the building code. Standard prescriptions and template solutions not only overlook design opportunities, but they can be costly to the bottom line. An effective use of the building code involves scrutinizing key provisions, questioning the code when
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Competition: five A+ Awards 2015 annuals to be won

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/competitions/"><strong>Competition:</strong></a> Dezeen has teamed up with Architizer to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book featuring architecture projects by the winners of this year's A+ Awards. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/06/12/competition-five-a-plus-awards-2015-annual-architizer/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Christian Kerez – House with one wall, Zurich 2007. The central…

Christian Kerez – House with one wall, Zurich 2007. The central dividing wall separates the project to a two family home, and is the only solid wall in the building. It is never punctured or penetrated, and contorts on each level to adjust for structural considerations and the program on either side of the house (as seen in the model). Posted many times before, but a favorite. Photos © Walter Mair

Moooi Introduces New Models of Raimond & Heracleum Contemporary Lamps

Moooi Raimond Tensegrity Floor LampDutch design studio Moooi unveiled two beguiling new versions of the brand’s best selling Raimond and Heracleum lamps at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp adds a floor model to the Raimond modern pendant range—named for its designer Raimond Puts—a spherical design comprised of delicate stainless steel bands and studded with tiny LED lights. In the floor version, Raimond’s sparkling globe rests gingerly on a stand made from slender oak sticks, appearing to hover just above it, rather than resting on it. Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders took their inspiration from nature when they conceived of the Heracleum suspension lamp series, featuring ethereal metal-and-LED compositions of branches and buds. The designers’ new Heracleum Endless lamp adds a modular contemporary suspension light to the Heracleum range—a customizable horizontal design that makes possible “a perpetual blossom of new branches that multiplies by the meter.”Moooi Hercaleum EndlessMoooi Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp pairMoooi Hercaleum Endless CloseupVia Moooi

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Publication Award Recipients

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) have announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards in Chicago, as part of their 68th Annual International Conference Awards ceremony. David Brownlee, Keith Morgan, Pauline Saliga, and Stanley Tigerman were also inducted as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians for their “lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.”

Awarded annually, the SAH Publication awards honor excellence in “architectural history, landscape history, and historic preservation scholarship,” alongside outstanding architectural exhibition catalogs. Eligible publications must have been published in the two years immediately preceding the award, with nominations for the 2016 Publication Awards opening on June 1.

Learn more about the winning publications after the break.

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