Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ghost 12

Ghost Architectural Research lab is the research facility of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. It is an education initiative designed to promote the transfer of architectural knowledge through direct experience-project based learning taught in the master-builder tradition--with emphasis on issues of landscape, material culture & community.

The Ghost Lab provides a 2-week summer design/build internship [1-week design, 1-week build] for architects, engineers, builders, professors & students. The program takes place on the coast of Nova Scotia, atop the stone ruins of a nearly 400 year old village on Brian's farm. Projects are seen as didactic instruments to interpret cultural ecology and build on both the research experience of the firm, and the building traditions of the area.

This past year's collaboration [2009] resulted in the re-use of an historical, octagonal barn. This year's ghost will be a 'boathouse' at the edge of the sea.

This year's guest architect will be acclaimed Australian architect Peter Stutchbury [peterstutchbury.com] from Sydney. Peter is a professor at the Univ. of Newcastle, and a teacher at Glenn Mercutt's renowned international master-class. The guest critic is respected architect, Ingerid Helsing Almaas, editor-in-chief of Arkitektur N, from Oslo, Norway.

Ghost 12 will run from June 5th to 19th, 2010, and the applications for admission are due on March 31st, 2010.

Please see the MLS site for more info on ghost and to download the application.

See also:

ghost 8 - archaalto flickr

ghost 10 - pixelwhore flickr

plain modern on amazon


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pecha Kucha for Haiti

In my inbox this morning:

PechaKucha Night Denver Vol. 8 is this Saturday, February 20th, at the Museum of Contemporary Art!

PechaKucha for Haiti
On Saturday February 20th, PechaKucha events will be held all around the world, including Denver, as a fundraiser for Architecture for Humanity to rebuild in Haiti. All the PechaKucha Night cities will be connected by a 24-hour PechaKucha presentation WAVE that will gradually move westward city by city, circumnavigating the globe.

2-4 pm: watch the live stream of the PechaKucha WAVE as it makes its way west towards Denver.
4-6 pm: presentations by Denver architects and designers on the theme of "rebuild."

20 images x 20 seconds, 200 cities, 2,000 presentations, 200,000 people.
Rebuilding a nation 20 seconds at a time.

Saturday, February 20th
MCA Denver / 1485 Delgany Street
Viewing Party 2-4 pm
Denver Event 4-6 pm

Museum admission: 5 cents
Event: please donate $5 / $10 / $20
All donations go to Architecture for Humanity
Cash bar

The global press release follows below.

Please forward this on to your friends and colleagues in the Denver area, and we hope to see you there!

PechaKucha Night Denver team