Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category

UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series: Programmable Cities

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Tue, 11/2/2010
3:00 PM—4:00 PM,
2258A Franz Hall

Assaf Biderman, SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this talk, the possible implications of this new condition will be explored through a sample of projects by the SENSEable City Lab: digital traces of cellular networks shed light on human mobility patterns and allow urban systems to respond to demand in real-time, miniaturized location tags highlight the global flows of trash, and hybrid electric bicycles with environmental sensors address a city’s pollution and traffic problems.

More information about the UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series is available at:

MAK Day 2010: Backstage Pass

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Saturday, October 30
Discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission to this event is FREE

Speakers will discuss the current Venice Architecture Biennale. Special emphasis will be focused on the Austrian and American Pavilions, with presentations and discussion from participating architects, critics and curators. Study models of the Austrian Pavilion will also be on view. Additionally, the MAK Center will have free admission all day, and will include docent tours of the Schindler House and free refreshments.

Panel Discussion: Backstage Pass, 2:00 p.m., featuring:

  • Eric Owen Moss, principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, Director of SCI-Arc, and Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion
  • Peter Noever, CEO and Artistic Director, MAK, Vienna
  • Roger Sherman, Co-director of cityLAB, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the US Pavilion
  • Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, LA Times
  • Alexis Rochas, Founder of I/O, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the Austrian Pavilion
  • The panel will be moderated by Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center Los Angeles.

    Important Notice for MAK Day

    This Saturday, October 30, the City of West Hollywood will be closing the 800 block of North Kings Road to through traffic in order to finish pavement repairs.

    When coming to the Schindler House for the MAK Day Panel Discussion, please park in the City of West Hollywood parking structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard. As well, there is street parking on the nearest cross streets, Willoughby Avenue and Waring Avenue.

    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    A recent announcement states that a number of UCLA faculty members will be participating in the 2010 Biennale di Venezia, including AUD Chair and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, Professors Dana Cuff, Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, Mark Mack, Assistant Professor Heather Roberge, Adjunct Associate Professor Roger Sherman, Lecturer Georgina Huljich, and Visiting Professors Peter Ebner and Sou Fujimoto.

    WPA 2.0 Web Exhibition Now On Line

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

    WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture began as an open design competition seeking innovative, implementable proposals that place infrastructure at the heart of rebuilding our cities during this next era of metropolitan recovery. The competition, organized by UCLA’s cityLAB, was inspired by the Depression-era Works Projects Administration and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.