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Design Field Trip Rural Studio + Birmingham

Design Field Trip Rural Studio + Birmingham

March 4 - 6

This design field trip offers an exclusive opportunity to tour The Auburn University Architecture Program's Rural Studio, which designs and builds striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County.  The second half of the trip will take place in Birmingham, where we will visit some of the most interesting public spaces in the country. 

*The trip is all-inclusive with overnight accommodations in Birmingham.

Learn more: Download the brochure

*Excluding alcoholic beverages.

 

Lions Park: Architecture Students Transforming A Community

Lions Park: Architecture Students Transforming A Community

Alpolic Materials: Architecture and Building Blog

Join us on our Design Field Trip and see the transformation of Lions Park! It is a 40-acre space at the southern edge of the rural Alabama town of Greensboro. Ten years ago, as Gertrude Stein might have said, there was no “there” there – just a few baseball diamonds that were often flooded by water draining from the roof of the adjacent county office. Beyond that, not much more than a huge expanse of featureless, shadeless ground baking in the relentless summer sun. 

8 Awesome Tiny Homes and The Reasons To Live In Them

8 Awesome Tiny Homes and The Reasons To Live In Them

The Tiny Home Movement is a way of living that condenses the amount of space and possessions that a person has. The average American home has been steadily growing. In 2013, the average home size in the US was over 2,500 square feet. A larger residence typically means a greater carbon footprint and with homes growing in size, the country may need to rethink standards for living. Converting to tiny home living is lowering the square footage of a house to about 400 or less.

February UDF: New Mayor New Vision

February UDF: New Mayor New Vision

Join us at the NCDC to hear a presentation by Mayor Megan Barry discussing a variety of topics, including transportation, infrastructure, and more!

West bank of Cumberland could land boathouse

West bank of Cumberland could land boathouse

William Williams for the Nashville Post

A local public-private partnership is hoping to bring to the Cumberland River’s west bank a riverfront project, including a boathouse, that would encourage water activities and potentially spur additional economic growth and development in downtown.

Reclaiming Public Space: Accessing our Streets

Reclaiming Public Space: Accessing our Streets

The goal of evaluating public access to roads in Nashville is to create an awareness of various road restrictions caused by situations such as construction and special events and how such occurrences affect the public. The proposals presented are intended to inform, improve, and reclaim various spaces to improve the convenience and safety of walking, cycling, and using public transit in a shared road space.

Nashville's Boathouse: Connecting Community to the Cumberland

Nashville's Boathouse: Connecting Community to the Cumberland

The vision for Nashville’s Riverfront is one that is aimed towards defining and enhancing the unique cultural identity of Music City, USA. As a thriving commercial and industrial district, Nashville’s focus on providing a vibrant waterfront experience for all has recently been bolstered by newly-constructed or renovated landmarks.

Streets Made By People

Streets Made By People

Jesse Jorg for Pop Up City

In the city of Ghent, Belgium, 16 residential streets were transformed into collective car-free spaces for no less than 2.5 months.

Austin's next transit frontier? Think, the Jetsons

Austin's next transit frontier? Think, the Jetsons

Scott Harrison for The Nashville Business Journal

Rapid personal transit, or RPT for short, is among the transit proposals being explored by the private sector in Austin, as our sister paper Austin Business Journal reported last week.

Nashville Urban Design Program, Tennessee Concrete Association Headquarters + Campus Development

Nashville Urban Design Program, Tennessee Concrete Association Headquarters + Campus Development

Summer Session One was comprised of ten students enrolled in ARCH 483: Urban Design Vertical Studio. This course addresses urban design projects responding to specific Greater Nashville conditions, with exploration of urban issues in understanding and making the city’s architecture. Student investigations analyze cultural, physical and environmental influences on architectural form, space and structure. Summer Session Two was ARCH 465: Directed Research. With a faculty member’s scholarship, each student works on a specific topic or project related to that faculty member’s area of expertise, research, scholarship, or creative activity. The product seeks to become a publication.

Cities Give Green Alleys New Life

Cities Give Green Alleys New Life

By Elizabeth Daigneau

Governing Magazine highlighting the success of green alley initiatives in The Nations neighborhood and Nashville's progress in sustainability since the flood in 2010. 

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