Herzog & de Meuron to overhaul Harvard GSD’s Gund Hall

Architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been enlisted to renovate and expand the main building at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, in order to support “groundbreaking collaborations” between its programmes. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) revealed today, 26 July 2018, that Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron

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Harvard GSD names Mark Lee as architecture department chair

Mark Lee of architecture firm Johnston Marklee has been appointed as the chair of the architecture department at Harvard University’s graduate design school. Lee’s appointment as Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was announced today and will become effective from 1 July 2018. Lee, who has taught as a

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Snøhetta’s Harvard HouseZero aims to “solve one of the world’s biggest energy problems”

Harvard University, Snøhetta and Skanska Technology have teamed up to retrofit an old house, demonstrating how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient to help address climate change. Dubbed Harvard HouseZero, the project calls for transforming the Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, which was founded in 2014 by

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Harvard to offer free online architecture course

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is launching a web-based course that offers architectural education at no cost. The Architectural Imagination course will allow students to “learn fundamental principles of architecture — as an academic subject or a professional career — from a study of history’s important buildings”, according to the website. Spread over 10

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Harvard students create tiny vacation houses for stressed-out city dwellers

Graduate students from Harvard University have launched a company that designs, builds and rents out wilderness micro cabins to urban residents “looking to escape the digital grind and test drive tiny-house living” (+ slideshow). The company, called Getaway, is based within the Harvard Innovation Lab – a multidisciplinary program that supports entrepreneurship and innovation. The More

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Giant 3D-printed replica of Palmyra Arch will be installed in London and New York

Full-scale copies of a 2,000-year-old Syrian architectural landmark believed to have been destroyed by ISIS will be on view in London and New York this April. The Institute for Digital Archaeology – based in Oxford, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts – announced this week that it will recreate the 15-metre-high Palmyra Arch using a large 3D printer. The renditions More

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Kennedy & Violich adds copper-clad volume to the top of a Harvard building

Kennedy & Violich Architecture has enlarged a 1970s brick building at Harvard University by creating two new levels topped with a pitched roof. Kennedy & Violich added two new storeys and an angled copper roof to Harvard’s Tozzer Library, which has been renamed the Tozzer Anthropology Building. Encompassing 35,000 square feet (3,250 square metres), the expanded […]

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Richard Rogers donates house designed for parents to Harvard architecture school

British architect Richard Rogers has gifted the seminal Wimbledon home he designed for his parents in the late 1960s to the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Featuring a radically flexible interior, the Grade II*-listed Rogers House in south London was designed and completed by Rogers and his then wife Su between 1967 and 1969 at […]

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