FastCoDesign

FastCo Features Skid Row’s Star Apartments

Michael Maltzan Architecture‘s most recent project with Skid Row Housing Trust was recently featured in Fast Company. Completed nearly a year ago, the prefab Star Apartments were designed to not only house people living on the streets but also to provide supportive services and coveted semi-private spaces to improve quality of life, such as a big(…)


Posted in: Article
Tagged:

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill”

Although the 2014 AIA Convention concluded this past weekend in Chicago, the thought-provoking conversations and discussions are seeping out online into the larger architecture community. One of the more provocative discussions came from the “Architecture + Public Health = a Healthy Profession” panel with University of Minnesota College of Design Dean Thomas Fisher and Allina(…)


Posted in: Article/ Event
Tagged:

"We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill"

Although the 2014 AIA Convention concluded this past weekend in Chicago, the thought-provoking conversations and discussions are seeping out online into the larger architecture community. One of the more provocative discussions came from the “Architecture + Public Health = a Healthy Profession” panel with University of Minnesota College of Design Dean Thomas Fisher and Allina(…)


Posted in: Article/ Event
Tagged:

‘Reality Check’ Film Profiled in FastCoDesign

Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB professors Keith and Marie Zawistowski were recently interviewed by journalist Shaunacy Ferro in FastCoDesign’s“What Architecture Schools Get Wrong.” “Bringing a long-simmering debate over architecture education to the screen,” as the lead reads, the conversation revolves around the 42-minute documentary film ‘Reality Check’, which follows the studio course that designs and builds the(…)


Posted in: Article/ Film/ Profile
Tagged:

'Reality Check' Film Profiled in FastCoDesign

Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB professors Keith and Marie Zawistowski were recently interviewed by journalist Shaunacy Ferro in FastCoDesign’s“What Architecture Schools Get Wrong.” “Bringing a long-simmering debate over architecture education to the screen,” as the lead reads, the conversation revolves around the 42-minute documentary film ‘Reality Check’, which follows the studio course that designs and builds the(…)


Posted in: Article/ Film/ Profile
Tagged:

DOME Designs To Minimize Medical Errors

Fast Company recently profiled the work of the multidisciplinary team DOME who, as described by their full name “Designing Out Medical Error”, is uncovering and tackling common medical mistakes that lead to tens of thousands of deaths each year. One prototype solution, the CareCentre, contains all the essential items–hand gel, gloves, aprons, drug locker, waste and(…)


Posted in: Article/ Profile
Tagged:

Co.Design: “2012’s Best Designs for Social Good”

Fast Company‘s Co.Design–edited by Cliff Kuang, profiled among our “Public Interest Design 100“–today published an inspiring roundup of “10 Of The Year’s Best Designs For Social Good.” The article, authored by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghen, showcases 10 new designs, only a small number of which have been field-tested and brought to market. We’re hopeful that a few(…)


Posted in: Article
Tagged:

Co.Design: "2012's Best Designs for Social Good"

Fast Company‘s Co.Design–edited by Cliff Kuang, profiled among our “Public Interest Design 100“–today published an inspiring roundup of “10 Of The Year’s Best Designs For Social Good.” The article, authored by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghen, showcases 10 new designs, only a small number of which have been field-tested and brought to market. We’re hopeful that a few(…)


Posted in: Article
Tagged:

Co.Design: Permanent Home for Less Than $4,000

Shortly before many of us signed off to celebrate the Christmas holiday, Cliff Kuang of Fast Company‘s Co.Design once again made good on his “Public Interest Design 100” recognition. On December 20, Kuang and Co.Design introduced to the world a young Vietnamese architect’s prototype for low-cost, beautifully-designed housing along the Mekong Delta. The article–titled “For(…)


Posted in: Article
Tagged:

"Design & Thinking" Kickstarter Campaign

An up-and-coming film, currently seeking backers through Kickstarter, seeks to put a face on design-thinking, a term generally attributed to IDEO co-founder David Kelly, also of Stanford d.School fame. Self-described as “one of the very few documentaries on design, and certainly the first about the impact design thinking has on the world,” the film is(…)


Posted in: Film/ Video
Tagged: