Winners: Cleantech Corridor Competition
We're excited to showcase the winners of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition, sponsored by SCI-Arc and The Architect’s Newspaper. The competition asked a slew of creative types, from architects and environmentalists to students and landscape designers, to re-imagine a new, mixed-use future for the Cleantech Corridor, a 2,000-acre development zone on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles. An exhibition of the winning projects will be on view at SCI-ARC in Los Angeles from October 9-27, so if you happen to be in Los Angeles this month, do try to stop by and check out the best in show. A hearty congratulations to the winners and finalists, and to all that participated. See below for more on the top two winning concepts.
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Historian and critic Anthony Vidler will discuss the work of both Schindler and Neutra, and will then preside over a panel discussion with architects Hitoshi Abe, Peter Cook, Eric Owen Moss, Thom Mayne, Peter Noever, and Wolf Prix on the recent Vienna University of Economics and Business Competition.
Anthony Vidler has served as Dean of Cooper Union's School of Architecture since 2002. He is a historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, specializing in French architecture from the Enlightenment to the present.
- Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012.
In this discussion, SCI-Arc hosts seven distinguished architects and theorists that work at the intersection of physical and virtual worlds. These professionals will present their work and ideas and discuss the practice of immersive and virtual architecture, which spans animation and 3D technologies, digital environments, and questions of materiality ranging from theory to contemporary practices. The discussion will explore the convergence of the material and the virtual within contemporary architecture, while also questioning the future of these shifting definitions and asking how these classifications will define our understanding of the relationships between tangible and intangible worlds. Participants include Benjamin Bratton, Jean Michel Crettaz, Manuel DeLanda, Ed Keller, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Eric Owen Moss and Marcos Novak.
- A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students.
Los Angeles-based graphic designer Jessica D'Elena, the primary graphic specialist for Morphosis Architects, will discuss the intersection between graphic design platforms and architectural bodies.