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Marcella Del Signore wins the AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE for the ‘Other Interior’ Design Category.

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

HELIX will receive a Gold Medal for the American Architecture Prize in “Other Interior ‘ Design. The Award Ceremony will be held at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York on October 25th, 2016.  

https://architectureprize.com/
https://architectureprize.com/winners-2016/winner.php?id=2698

Information Session scheduled: Rome Program 2017

ROME PROGRAM DIRECTOR MARCELLA DEL SIGNORE REPORTS ON THE SITUATION IN ITALY

TSA Community, 

I'm writing to let everyone know that we are all fine. I have talked to all the students one by one and all of them have reached out to their families. The epicenter was about 150 miles from Rome in the Marche and Umbria region. We had no damages in Rome but we felt the earthquake with a lower magnitude and some of the aftershocks. Three towns in the Marche are completely destroyed and Umbria has minor damages. The town where I am from in Umbria is fine too.

On the positive side, we had a great beginning of the program! There were no issues with checking in the students last Wednesday and we had a very good orientation weekend, including Italian crash course, info sessions about living in Rome, and we also had a representative from the US Embassy welcoming the students and giving tips about how to move around and safety issues.  

We started classes on Monday with an intro from the Pantheon Institute and intro to design studio and the first project. We had the 2nd day of studio today where we did the public spaces/piazza walking tours. Tomorrow we have our welcome dinner. 

The students seem very excited about being here. Attached is a picture of the Rome 2016 group in front of the Pantheon from today’s walking tour.  

I will continue to send you updates as we progress with the program activities.

Thank you.

Marcella Del Signore
Professor of Practice, Tulane School of Architecture
Director, Rome Study Abroad Program
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Professors of Practice Cordula Roser Gray and Marcella del Signore complete the design for Bar Frances

Professors of Practice Cordula Roser Gray and Marcella del Signore complete the design for Bar Frances, an upscale contemporary wine bar and restaurant on Freret Street, which opened Memorial Day weekend. Full Article Here

Advocate Staff photo Ian McNulty

 

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published :” Learning from New Orleans: The construction of Resilient Strategies for Urban Ecosystems

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published :” Learning from New Orleans: The construction of Resilient Strategies for Urban Ecosystems” in  ‘Sentieri Urbani’ Journal, National Institute of Urban Design, Trentino, Italy.

www.sentieri-urbani.eu

Full Article HERE

Information Session scheduled: Rome Program 2017

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published ‘CODED SPACE

‘CODED SPACE’ – a project for the revitalization of the infrastructural system of the I-10 in New Orleans - in  R.E.D.S. Resilient Ecological Design Strategies Monograph.

The publication was presented at the R.E.D.S 2Alps Symposium in Trento and Bozen (Italy) in January 2016. 

https://redstheory.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/reds2alps

Professor of Practice Marcella Del Signore has been awarded the third place for the eVolo-Vmodern Competition with HELIX

The award recognizes innovative design and creates a forum for the discussion and development of the discipline.

Helix is a diffuse furniture system that generates a continuous interior space by adapting simultaneously to any vertical and horizontal surface while defining an immersive spatial atmosphere.

It is manufactured through iterative procedures guided by a 5-Axis CNC. Made of  EPS- expanded polystyrene obtained by corn, it is completely recyclable and the manufacturing process helps to reduce CO2 emissions allowing the project to be completely executed through  fully sustainable processes.  

Credits: OSW-Open Source Workshop (Marcella Del Signore, Giuseppe Morando, Elena Del Signore)  

http://vmodern.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123703736@N03/sets/72157644274125233/

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray “Architecture and Resilience on a Human scale“

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray presented at the “Architecture and Resilience on a Human scale“ Conference in Sheffield, UK (September 10-12, 2015). The research paper titled “Learning from New Orleans: The construction of resilient strategies for urban ecosystems “ addressed urban strategies for resilience framed through the lens of Context, Social Systems and Agents as categories for post-disaster resilience in New Orleans. In particular a series of projects, mostly supported by the Tulane City Center, were presented as prototypes to envision future urban scenarios in these changing socio-demographic, economic and environmental conditions.

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