SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

October 10, 2016

Parklet is Re-Built in the Courtyard

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Mike Poscablo, Chris Songvilay, Christian Simafranca, Chris Gaydosh, Kris Juguetta, Melise Nekoba, Keola Annino, Eva Constantino

Cathi Ho Schar, director, HIDESIGN Studio

Park(ing) Day is an annual event which occurs worldwide on the third Friday in September to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public mini parks and gathering places. The mission of Park(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, and to generate critical debate on how urban space is created and allocated for public use.  

 

A group of mixed year UHM architecture students collaboratively designed and built a Parklet out of recycled pallets and PVC parts.  On Friday, 9/16/16 students assembled and installed a system of seating, swings, tables, platforms, planters, and shading on Auahi Street, Kaka‘ako, in front of Paiko.  At the conclusion of the event, the Parklet was disassembled and rebuilt the next day in the School of Architecture courtyard for students to gather for group meetings and to enjoy & relax between classes.

September 23, 2016

Flying Machines

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Lance Walters

Assistant Professor

Flying Machines

AA Visiting School Hawaii

 

For the vast majority of its 5000 year history the worlds first flying machine existed exclusively in Asia. During that time a complex array of designs evolved for fun, fishing, communication and surveying and now, much like Hawaii, it is a symbol of both leisure and science. Based in Honolulu, this architecture studio explored the design, construction and use of the oldest air-craft: the kite. 

Link to video:
http://hawaii.aaschool.ac.uk/video.html

September 20, 2016

Building for Health and Well-Being: Structures Cities Systems 2016 ACSA / / ASPPH Fall Conference

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September 15, 2016

IUCN World Conservation Congress - Living Shorelines Workshop

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Wendy Meguro

Associate Professor

The UH School of Architecture and UH Sea Grant’s assistant professor Wendy Meguro is collaborating with nine partners to conduct a workshop on Living shorelines on Tropical Islands at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest conservation event. “Living Shorelines” integrate habitat restoration techniques, coastal engineering, and conservation to mitigate coastal hazards through the incorporation of natural elements.  Partners in the September 2016 workshop in Honolulu include the Hawaii Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Environmental Defense Fund, NOAA, The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, OceanIt Laboratories, University of Massachusetts SAGE, and Global Forest Coalition. September 2, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Hawaii Convention Center room 316C. 

August 26, 2016

DIS Copenhagen Design Excellence Award

Kristoffer Jugueta (right) with his studio professor, Michela Nota (left).

Kristoffer Jugueta

4th year BEnvD candidate

Kristoffer Jugueta

This past summer, Kristoffer Jugueta attended the 2016 seven-week summer program at DIS Copenhagen, which included a week-long study tour to Sweden and Finland. At the conclusion of the Architecture & Design Summer Session, a rigorous and reward program, he was recognized as an outstanding student by receiving the Design Excellence Award in urban design.  This award is given to a student who has distinguished himself through diligence, commitment, academic performance, and has contributed to a positive, collaborative learning environment.

Congratulations to Kristoffer for his dedication and creativity invested in his design project for a new recreational space, titled Rise With Nature, on Blågårds Plads, Nørrebro in central Copenhagen.

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August 2, 2016

House Built Out of Albizia Wood

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Joey Valenti

DArch Graduate

Joey Valenti, DArch 2016, continues to develop his sustainable award-winning DArch project, entitled “Rescaling Urbanism.” His concept integrates a low-cost design of easy-to-build transitional structures using local albizia wood. The invasive tree species imposes human safety hazards, threatens rare native plants, and is currently being removed across the State with few positive uses. Valenti’s project aims to improve socio-ecological resilience in Hawai‘i by responding to the growing need for housing and creating a local renewable material for building. He is working towards building a full-scale prototype by the end of 2016.

Link to article:
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/07/27/house-built-out-of-albizia-wood-might-solve-multiple-sustainability-issues/

July 19, 2016

Pre-Fab Architecture for Korean Housing

Poster of Honolulu Dinner Meeting

Joo-Hyun Park

DArch Candidate

Mr. Joo-Hyun Park, DArch candidate, discusses pre-fab architecture for Korean Housing.  With the increased mass production of prefabricated housing, homeowners are wanting designs different from others.  Park will begin research on customization through the eyes of the owner and examine the value of identity. 

July 11, 2016

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment

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Wendy Meguro

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Building & Community Design, UHM School of Architecture and UH Sea Grant College Program and Lauren Carter-Roth Venu, Founding Principal and President, Roth Ecological Design Int. LLC

Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

6:30pm, UH Mānoa School of Architecture

Open to the Public

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