Columbus architects honored in annual AIA awards

Jim Weiker
| The Columbus Dispatch

A hotel, home and a “hut” are among seven buildings designed by central Ohio architectural firms recognized this week in the annual American Institute of Architects contest.

The buildings were chosen from 57 entries, and illustrate the breadth of work being done by Columbus-area architects and designers. This year’s winners, chosen by five members of the Philadelphia AIA chapter: 

• The “hut,” a 600-square-foot cabin in Belmont County designed by the Midland architectural firm, which has offices in Pittsburgh and Columbus, received an honor award in the “small project” category. 

The $125,000 cedar-clad box is fully off the grid, relying on solar power and collected rain water. The project, which was featured on the Discovery Network’s “Building Off the Grid” show, was praised by judges “for its simple elegance, intentional siting, and beautiful execution.”

• The 117,000-square-foot University of Cincinnati Health Science Building, designed

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Collaboration with four other firms was a key to success for Poss Architecture.Mountain Living, a leading home design magazine in the Western U.S., sponsored the 26th annual competition.

Infinity pool at Park City home overlooking reservoir and ski area
Infinity pool at Park City home overlooking reservoir and ski area
Infinity pool at Park City home overlooking reservoir and ski area
Front entry of Park City home.
Front entry of Park City home.
Front entry of Park City home.

Aspen, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aspen, Colorado…Collaboration among design professionals was a key to Poss Architecture of Aspen and Carbondale, CO being awarded Mountain Living magazine’s 2020 “Home of the Year.”  Poss, the lead designer and master collaborator for this Deer Valley, Utah home, teamed up with four other firms on the design and construction to create a process that the homeowner called, “a veritable masterpiece of design collaboration.”

Other team members included WRJ Interior Design from Jackson Hole, WY; Soho Design Studio Landscape Architecture from

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Fintech startup YeLo Bank wins AWS Startup Architecture Challenge of the Year 2020 India finals

YeLo Bank, a digital-only, mobile-first neobank focused on serving mass-market consumers, has won the AWS Startup Architecture Challenge of the Year 2020 India finals. AWS Startup Architecture Challenge is an initiative as part of which AWS Startup customers in select regions get the opportunity to showcase their unique and innovative architecture platforms built on AWS. As a regional winner, YeLo has been awarded $25k in AWS Credits.

Watch Nishant Chandra, Co-founder and CTO, YeLo Bank, sharing the startup’s journey so far, the challenges they faced along the way and why they built the neobank’s technology stack on AWS.

Yelo was among the eight finalists shortlisted to pitch for the regional finals. The other finalists included Recko, Niyo, SurveySparrow, inVOID, Trapyz, NIRA and KredX. The startups pitched to a jury consisting of Kiran Darisi, Co-founder & Distinguished Engineer, Freshworks; Harishankaran K, Co-founder, HackerRank; Braj Kishore Mahto, Global Head- Database Services, Vinculum

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Post-Covid architecture on show at Dubai Design Week

As the world continues to battle coronavirus, designers are re-imagining how public spaces can let people come together, while keeping them safe.

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“The Shape of Things to Come,” an exhibition in Dubai, is offering a glimpse of what architecture and design could look like in a post-Covid world — with ideas ranging from a nightclub that keeps dancers at a distance, to an inflatable pod that envelops tables at restaurants.

Featuring over 25 Middle Eastern design practices, it is showcasing new concepts, product designs, and installations from architects and interior designers.

The exhibition is part of Dubai Design Week, an annual six-day event that organizers call “the largest creative event in the Middle East.” This year, it takes place from November 9 to 14 in the open-air setting of Dubai Design District.

a group of people standing in a cage: Tariq Khayyat Design Partners, based in the UAE, designed "Walk of Life," a space that uses visual cues to encourage social distancing.

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Tariq Khayyat Design Partners, based in the UAE, designed “Walk of Life,”

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HOUSE DESIGN | 2020 National Architecture Awards name joint winners for home designs that respond to their surrounds | The Canberra Times

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Two homes, one by the sea the other in the bush, but linked by their ability to capture the context of their respective surrounds, have been named joint-winners in the 2020 National Architecture Awards for best new house. The award, which is named after the late esteemed architect Robin Boyd, brought with it the gold-standard in recognition for Aussie residential architects. The jury of the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards commended both homes for their “compelling architecture” and thoughtful expression in their ecologically sensitive context. Perched among the rolling sandy dunes of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the copper-roofed Basin Beach House cuts out a curved apex form that the award’s jury compared to “a low slung tent”. Designed by Peter Stutchbury Architecture, the home not only captures expansive sea views but also employs solar passive principles to draw in breezes when needed. Over time and with exposure to

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La Jolla Institute for Immunology Optimizes COVID-19 Research with Excelero Storage Software

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 — Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage for AI/ML/deep learning and GPU computing, has deployed its solution as the centerpiece of a new high-performance storage architecture at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) to assure exceptional speed in its fundamental research on COVID-19 and other diseases. While the Excelero solution is hardware agnostic, LJI utilized KIOXIA (formerly Toshiba Memory) data center NVMe SSDs for system storage.

LJI is an independent research institution with a 30-year focus on analysis of immune system disease at the atomic, genetic, protein and cellular level – analyses that are fundamental across hundreds of diseases. By early 2020 LJI’s storage architecture had grown to 5PB of raw data and nearly 850 million files. As COVID-19 boosted research by its multi-lab Coronavirus Taskforce, and use of its Krios cryo-electron microscope expanded, LJI’s data volumes were skyrocketing. Intensive sequencing workloads often

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This Program Is Teaching Life Lessons to Middle Schoolers Through Architecture

Photo credit: Courtesy ICAA
Photo credit: Courtesy ICAA

From House Beautiful

One week in October, middle schoolers at Marymount School in Manhattan put away Math textbooks and Science equipment and shift their focus to a subject not often touched on in grades six through eight: Classical Architecture. During this five-day stretch, students pay visits to some of the most impressive examples of architecture around their campus—such as the Beaux Arts building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—discover the engineering behind structural domes using models made from spaghetti and marshmallows, and dabble in areas of decorative arts, including decorative gilding. It’s all part of New Heights, a program started by the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture at Marymount in 2015 and which has now expanded to eight schools (and counting!) around the country—including, for the first time, public schools.

The program stemmed from a conversation between ICAA president Peter Lyden and a Marymount alumna,

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Inside the new Mac mini: Does Apple’s M1 architecture really leave Intel behind?

The new M1 Mac mini is… hmm. It’s not a slam dunk, but neither is it a complete WTF. It’s ready enough for prime time for some tasks, and carries the Apple Silicon question mark for other tasks. It’s worth buying, but not for everyone or every workload.

Chipset concerns

No, we’re not talking about the money supply or a tank (other common uses of “M1”). Instead, our subject is the new CPU Apple introduced at this week’s Apple Event. The M1 is an all-Apple design based on their mobile chips and the Arm architecture. And, yeah, it has potential.

With high-performance and efficiency workload cores, with a deep commitment to on-silicon machine learning, and with an onboard GPU that shows some potential, this could be an architecture that leaves Intel behind.

Just not so much yet. I talked previously about all the things that can go wrong in an

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Kyligence to Speak at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 on High-Performance, High-Currency Architecture …

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SAN JOSE, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and AI-assisted distributed SQL and OLAP solutions, today announced that Kyligence Senior Solutions Architect Mike Shen will speak about high-performance, high-concurrency architecture for analytics on Azure at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 on Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 AM ET. Kyligence will also demonstrate its highly concurrent cloud OLAP platform on Azure during the three-day event in the virtual exhibit hall November 10-13.

“With the increased focus on machine learning and AI, the majority of information workers can feel left behind working on yesterday’s architecture,” explained Mike Shen. “But there is some good news for the thousands of Excel, Power BI, and SAS users: a new distributed analytics platform called Kyligence Cloud.”

Based on Apache Kylin, Kyligence

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Advanced Metering Architecture (AMA) Market Report Provieds Major Driving Factors with Emerging Economies, Advancement in Technology Forecast 2026

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