It’s Pinup Time for The Sundance Channel’s Architecture School

[The URBANbuild house designed and built during Architecture School]

In today’s reality-TV obsessed culture, any architecture student who has spent an all-nighter (i.e. every architecture student) working in studio has had the 4 am amphetamine-induced epiphany, “hey, someone should make this into a reality show.” Well now someone has, and according to early reviews, The Sundance Channel’s Architecture School is every bit as good as someone with X-acto scars could hope for. Architecture School follows students enrolled in the Tulane University School of Architecture’s URBANbuild program as they take a project —previously featured here on Life Without Buildings— from design competition through to the realities of client interactions and construction. Continue reading “It’s Pinup Time for The Sundance Channel’s Architecture School

3rd URBANbuild House Almost Complete

Just last January, The Tulane School of Architecture broke ground on their 3rd URBANbuild house. Now, barely 5 months—5 months!—later, the new home is almost complete and it’s their best one yet. Designed by students over the course of a semester, each URBANbuild house has been an investigation into a new building technique, with this most recent home utilizing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Continue reading “3rd URBANbuild House Almost Complete”

Architecture School: as seen on TV

It was only a matter of time, really.Remember those frantic late night studio sessions when you rambled on about what a great reality show this would be? Well now, it looks like someone finally agrees. Someone with a network. The Sundance Channel has ordered a new documentary series that will follow Tulane University Architecture students as they design and building a home for a low-income New Orleans family.I’m thinking “The Hills” but with heavier drama and more recreational drug use.The six-part series is scheduled to premier during the third-quarter of 2008.For more information on the excellent Tulane University School of Architecture and their URBANbuild program, please check out the following links:

Thanks for the heads up Serge!