SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

January 24, 2018

Professor Despang globally peer review selected for World Atlas: “Destination Architecture” by renown PHAIDON

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Feature Image: Hugendubel Munich Bookstore

Professor Despang has been globally peer review selected for the published in November 2017 World Atlas: “Destination Architecture” by renown PHAIDON Publishers / London featuring “70 countries, 135 cities, 650 architects, 1000 buildings”.

Despang’s featured “ Urban Waterfall Subway Canopies” project in the German city of Bochum is a won competition from 2001 which after an adventurous odyssey of more than a decade:  http://despangarchitekten.com/images/pdfs/traveling_bochum_theory.pdf  got finally built in 2014 with Despang in collaboration with the onsite client of the city of Bochum remotely construction documenting and supervising it from Hawaii.

With that given his Professor position at the University of Hawaii and the project’s execution informed by Hawaii: http://archetcetera.blogspot.com/2014/07/bright-spots-for-bochum.html?m=1 is the architect representing Hawaii  (and one from the selected 65 in his native Germany):

 


Ala Moana Mall Honolulu Bookstore


Cover front and back Phaidon Destination Architecture Book


Page Despang

 

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January 8, 2018

Interim Field Report from Viet Nam

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Feature Image:  Student field trip to a traditional village outside Da Nang, Viet Nam

 

Professor David Rockwood is now at around the half-way point on his Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. His teaching and research at Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT) in Da Nang, Viet Nam began late August 2017, and will conclude at the end of June 2018. Rockwood is working with a team of 14 faculty and 25 students to design, prototype, and test structural, constructional, and thermal performance of innovative wall assemblies. This work is a follow-up to Rockwood’s Fulbright Specialist grant that allowed the study of worker housing. The aim of these two combined research efforts is to help enable the building of high-quality affordable passively cooled housing. The team completed their background investigation this past fall semester and will begin prototyping and testing this spring. Rockwood was invited to give the opening address at a symposium on sustainable design and education sponsored by the DUT Faculty of Architecture, and to offer remarks during the celebration event for the DUT Faculty of Architecture’s 20th Anniversary.

The grant started with a Fulbright orientation in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. This past December, Fulbright hosted an Enrichment Seminar for the U.S. Scholars in Da Lat, Viet Nam. Also at this time, Rockwood served on the Peer Review Panel to select Vietnamese Scholars who have applied for research projects in the U.S. Immediately following this event, Rockwood traveled to Ha Noi, Viet Nam to serve as an interviewer on the Speed Interviews for prospective Vietnamese Scholar applicants, and to attend the Gala celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Viet Nam.

The Fulbright program helps to support linkages between the U.S. Scholars and institutions in Vietnam and East Asia. Professor Rockwood has so far received two invitations to lecture, and travel funding was provided by Fulbright Occasional Lecturing Program grants. He gave two lectures at Binh Duong University (“Invention in Architecture” and, “Permanent Fabric Forming and Reinforcement for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Thin Shell Structures”) in Binh Duong, Viet Nam. And later, Rockwood gave a lecture (“Invention in Architecture, Design, and Urban Transportation”) at Hong Bang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Rockwood was also invited to give a one-day workshop on tropical screen design at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been invited to give a keynote at the 2nd International Conference on Child-Friendly Education, hosted by Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta in Central Java, Indonesia, with the support of the Fulbright East Asia & Pacific Regional Travel Program. Hoa Sen University has also invited Professor Rockwood to return to deliver a lecture on bamboo gridshells this spring.


Student field trip to condominium under construction in Da Nang, Viet Nam


Lecture at Binh Duong University, Binh Duong, Viet Nam 


Lecture at Hong Bang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 


Tropical Screen Workshop at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

 

December 15, 2017

Professor Rockwood and Associate Professor Garmire Awarded Patent

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Feature Image: View of CVT mounted on a bicycle
Rendering by: David Rockwood

 

Professor David Rockwood from the School of Architecture, and Associate Professor David Garmire from the UHM Department of Electrical Engineering have been awarded U.S. patent 9855993 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Their invention, “Variable Diameter Pulley Assembly and Continuously Variable Transmission Using the Same,” may be used in a variety of vehicles, but is especially suited to use in bicycles. The invention promises to increase the use of bicycles as one component of sustainable urban transportation by making bicycles more efficient, safer, easier to use, and by supplying riding data to the user. The invention was filed and prosecuted without the assistance of a patent attorney, and the inventors thank recent School of Architecture D.Arch. graduate David Cook for his invaluable assistance in editing the patent specification and writing the claims. Another recent D.Arch. graduate, Newton Parks, provided help with physical prototyping.
 

Exploded View of CVT
Drawing by: David Rockwood
 

View of CVT mounted to a bicycle
Drawing by: David Rockwood

October 8, 2017

The Albizia Project at Hawaii's Woodshow

Installation at Honolulu Museum of Art School

Joseph Valenti

D.Arch

Feature Image: Installation at Honolulu Museum of Art School

This year Hawaii's Woodshow is featuring The Albizia Project at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (HoMAS). The first full-scale structural arch of Protoype 1 is on display on the HoMAS lawn and a scale model is in the HoMAS lobby. This installation ties into the educational component of the event, as the structural arch was built during the Summer ARCH490 Digital Build course led by Joseph Valenti and Steven Hill. 

On Sunday October 8th at 3pm, Joseph Valenti co-host a public presentation with Matthew K Lynch, UH System Sustainability Coordinator as the closing reception for the Woodshow. Refreshments will be served as they end with a discussion around the structural arch and scale model – admission is free.


Scale model in HoMAS Lobby


Initial lifting of arch at SOA


Summer ARCH 490 class at SOA




www.thealbiziaproject.com
http://woodshow.hawaiiforest.org

September 29, 2017

Students Excel in Innovation + Imagination Challenge

Kris Jugueta and Cale Okamoto congratulated by Steven Hill

Steven Hill, IDSA

Feature Image: Kris Jugueta and Cale Okamoto congratulated by Steven Hill

Kris Jugueta (DArch candidate) and Cale Okamoto (BEnvD '17) earned first and third place in the newly minted Innovation+Imagination Student Design Challenge.  The new competition launches this year in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Hawaii's Woodshow.  The exhibitions continue a long tradition of strengthening Hawaii's forests and promoting the use of Hawaiian-grown tree species.  For the competition, high school and university students were supplied with similar bundles of donated local woods and challenged to create their own original designs.  Jugueta and Okamoto designed their entries in ARCH490 electives led by Lance Walters and Steven Hill respectively.  The exhibition can be seen at the Honolulu Art Museum School, Linekona Gallery through October 8th.  Admission is free. 


"Iris Monkeypod" by Kris Jugueta

 

September 25, 2017

2017 AIA Honolulu Student Design Awards

School of Architecture at the AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala

SoA

Back row (from left to right): Sho Tetsutani, Jay Morman, Christopher Songvilay,Cathi Ho Schar,  B. Keolamaikaʻi Annino, Khoa Nguyen, Valerie Ribao, Jason Hashimoto, Kristoffer Jugueta, Brian Strawn, Chloe Bennie, Josephine (Jojo) Briones, Mike Poscablo, Kenneth Guillen

Front row (from left to right: Akira Ishikawa, Elliot Lazo, Rubin Intong, Siraj Sherrif, Melise Nekoba, Katherine Pananganan, Christina Holcom, Karla Sierralta, Jonathan Quach, Joyce Noe


Congratulations to all students who submitted for this year's AIA Honolulu Student Design Awards, with special recognition to the following winning projects and entrants:
 

Award of Excellence - Graduate Level
"Anuenue Gymnasium" - Christopher Songvilay, Akira Ishikawa "The Bridge" - Danalli Ignacio, Christopher Songvilay, Sho Tetsutani

Award of Merit - Graduate Level
"Rebirth"- Rubinson Intong, Jay Moorman, Melise Nekoba

Award of Excellence - Undergraduate Level "Rise with Nature" - Kristopher Jugueta "Push/Pull Tower"- Khoa Nguyen

Award of Merit - Undergraduate Level "Urban Market"- Christina Holcom 

September 18, 2017

‘Design Islands’, the SOA’s interactive Traveling Exhibit System is recognized with a 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Award.

Design Islands featured at the Hawaii State Capitol on Earth Day

Karla Sierralta & Brian Strawn

Building Voices Competition and Exhibition Co-Chairs

The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter presented the 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Award: ‘Honorable Mention, Institutional’ to the project: ‘Design Islands, Interactive Traveling Exhibit System’. 

Originally designed for the inaugural 2017 Building Voices event held the Hawaii State Capitol, ‘Design Islands’ is a traveling exhibit system inspired by the stick charts utilized by early Marshal Island navigators to traverse the waters of Polynesia. 

‘Design Islands’ was built by students, and was imagined as a spatial component of the identity of the School of Architecture. It is a tiny project, hoping to make a big impact. It is more than just a framework to display artwork. It is an interactive, graphic, spatial construct, an urban installation, and a space-making device. Most importantly it is meant to bring people together to celebrate architecture and design in Hawaii.

 


Design Islands Installation


Design Islands Building Voices


Design Islands Welcomes the Hōkūleʻa


Design Islands Design Process


Design Islands Team Members

September 13, 2017

DArch Projects on ScholarSpace

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Hyoung-June Park

Director of Graduate Programs

ScholarSpace at the University of Hawaii is an open-access, digital resource for intellectual research and publications.  This Digital Institutional Repository has the collection of doctoral projects from the UH Manoa School of Architecture, currently from 2007-2016.  There are 260 theses available to discover through the author's name, subject/key terms, and year.  Additionally, each one contains the document for view/download, faculty advisor's name, and full abstract.  This academic resource will allow for a permanent "hard url" to share publicly and add to webpages. ScholarSpace will continue to be updated. 

Design Futures Laboratory developed the project as a part of its continuous efforts for establishing the intellectual repository and resilient interface for our future. The lab is directed by Professor Emeritus Raymond Yeh and Associate Professor Hyoung-June Park. As one of research assistants at the lab, Julia Schray, first year D.Arch. candidate, played a key role in this project with her volition "as accessibility to academia can provide knowledge for those interested in progressive architectural theory and application". 

https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/45358?subject_page=0

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