Between 1947 and 1971 Aldo van Eyck designed an estimated 700-860 playgrounds in Amsterdam, forming a massive city-wide network of activity. These places shaped an entire generation, and radically shifted the approach to urbanism, turning the top-down modernist approach of the time on its head.
Opportunity in Absence: Activating Vacant Space in The Temporary City Abstract by Zak Fish The vacant buildings in Cambridge await new uses as traditional commercial activity has shifted to the sprawl that defines the landscape between the city’s historic cores. Downtown businesses have been replaced by big-box suburban developments, leaving the question, what will fill […]
At the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the admissions process calls for a twenty-five minute interview. The current students of Waterloo Architecture recognize that there is no right way to go about the interview, and in turn, have decided to share their own personal and unique stories regarding the admissions process. In this installment, Ron Adriano – a first year student at UWSA – tells us his version of Interview Day.
Each year the American Society of Architectural Illustrators’ selects architectural representations for publication and exhibition as part of the “Architecture in Perspective” international competition. This year, five Waterloo Architecture students and alumni have been awarded within the student category for their evocative renderings. Congratulations to undergraduate students Ella den Elzen, Mina Vedut, and Ji Shi, graduate student Nashin Mahtani and alumnus Fraser Plaxton.
Hand-drafting isn’t just a lesson on how to hold a pencil – it crucifies us to the studio culture and leaves us with memories we would never make elsewhere.