Nov 21, 2008
Our modular residence Koby Cottage has been completed in the Kullman factory in Lebanon, NJ and will soon be ready for delivery to the site at Starr Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan.
Oct 30, 2008
James Garrison, Garrison Architects
Billie Faircloth and Roderick Bates, KieranTimberlake Associates
Federico Negro, SHoP
Olaf Schmidt, Steven Holl Architects
Introduced and moderated by Kiel Moe
Tuesday, November 11
The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue
“Integrated Design” characterizes what architects do when they incorporate the energy, site, climatic, formal, construction, programmatic, regulatory, economic, and social aspects of a project as primary protagonists from the beginning of design, working on the premise that energy, construction, and formal strategies should be interlocked. This panel discussion will present four buildings that exemplify this strategy: ShoP Architect’s 290 Mulberry in New York; the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. by KieranTimberlake Associates; The Swiss Residence in Washington D.C. by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Ruessli Architekten; and Garrison Architects’ United States Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California. Introducing the discussion will be Kiel Moe, author of the new book, Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture, recently published by Princeton Architectural Press.
The book argues that the result of integrated design is better building design and performance through direct engagement with these multiple, often complex, contexts that condition contemporary architecture. Integrated design further lends itself to collaborative structures of practice in contrast to the model of the singular architect. In this book there is an explicit recognition that any building is a product of the social and technical contingencies that presuppose it.
Kiel Moe received his B.Arch from University of Cincinnati, his M.Arch from University of Virginia, and a M.DesS from Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Studies Program. He has taught at Syracuse University and the University of Illinois, Chicago, and is currently Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. Moe has worked for WW, Doug Garofalo, Hargreaves Associates, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, among other offices. He has a design/build practice for small, research-driven projects and contracts for other architects on the design of integrated material and energy systems for larger projects.
Tickets are free and are distributed first-come, first-served. You may reserve a ticket by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.
This program is organized by Urban Center Books and co-sponsored by the Architectural League.
Jul 21, 2008
May 11, 2008
May 10, 2008
THE S.I.M.P.L.E. & R.E.A.L. SYSTEMS OF AFFORDABLE & SUSTAINABLE MODULAR ARCHITECTURE AT BKLYN DESIGNS 2008
S.I.M.P.L.E. (Scalable Innovative Modularly Produced Living Environment)
The S.I.M.P.L.E. system is designed for high density, multi story urban applications. It includes a series of prototypical designs for college and university student residences. By combining steel space frame technology and a variety of sustainability techniques, these buildings offer unparalleled responsiveness to college and university needs. The SIMPLE system has been recognized as one of American School and University Magazine’s Top Ten Products for 2007.
R.E.A.L. (Residence for Ecological Affordable Living)
The R.E.A.L. system is designed for low rise, multi-family and individual residences. Focusing on affordable sustainability, it includes prototype designs for townhouses and detached homes. These buildings integrate living walls and green roofs, conserve energy, and are striking architectural designs.
The growing interest in prefabricated building techniques is clear from the current work in architectural schools, popular magazines such as Dwell and the coming show of prefabricated houses at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The S.I.M.P.L.E. and R.E.A.L. systems take this trend another step by addressing a wide range of building needs with economy, sustainability, and style.
May 1, 2008
BKLYN DESIGNS 2008
A Juried Exhibit of The Best Contemporary Furnishings Made in Brooklyn
May 9-11, 2008
Visit our booth at Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth St, Booth S3 to see our new sustainable modular products. These systems integrate the latest in modular design technologies with the ecological benefits of sustainability.
For more information, visit http://www.bklyndesigns.com
Apr 1, 2008
Spring 2008 Kullman Center Conference
Prefab Futures: New Agendas for Mass Customization in Architecture is the inaugural event for the Kullman Center, a research center residing within the School of Architecture with an emphasis on developing new and innovative approaches to modular construction and industrialized building techniques. The one-day conference will present research and scholarship related to the history of prefabrication, contemporary and emerging techniques and approaches to prefabrication, as well as the social and sustainable potential of prefab and prefab technologies. These three topics are key research areas for the Center, which will function both as an intellectual resource and ideas clearinghouse as well as an important laboratory for industrial construction.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Higgins Hall Auditorium
Pratt Institute School of Architecture
61 St James Place
Brooklyn, New York
8:00 Morning Reception
8:30 Opening Remarks
Avi Telyas CEO Kullman Buildings Corp.
Kent Larson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology9:15 Prefab Precedents
Moderator: Bill Menking10:45 Prefab Futures Session I
Colin Davies, London Metropolitan University
Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center
Moderator: Thomas Hanrahan
Wes Jones, Jones Partners
Charlie Lazor, Lazor Office
Rocio Romero, Rocio Romero
Michael Pitt, Design Buro
James Garrison, Garrison Architects
2:00 Prefab Futures Session II
Moderator: Evan Douglis4:45 Prefab Futures Session III
John Nastasi, Nastasi Architects / Stevens Institute of Technology
Marcelo Spina, PATTERNS / Sci-Arc
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-ek
David Riz, KieranTimberlake Associates
Moderator: Philip Parker7:00 Closing Remarks
Michael Meredith, MOS / Harvard University
Jeremy Edmiston, SYSTEMarchitects / City University of New York
Joseph Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture
Barry Bergdoll, The Museum of Modern Art7:30 Conference Reception. Siegal Gallery
Jan 4, 2008
The S.I.M.P.L.E. System saves you time and money, and reduces construction waste as an added green feature. Designed to suit a variety of contexts and student living arrangements, the system can create continuous street fronts or independent buildings in a range of materials. One cladding possibility is terra cotta, which is shown in the image above on the right.
With this quick, easy-to-use system, we can create your next student dormitory building at a great value while helping you to achieve LEED credits associated with modular technologies. The System is available as a design-build product through Kullman Buildings Corp, giving our clients a single point of responsibility.
For more information on the S.I.M.P.L.E. System, contact us at email@example.com to request a brochure, or visit us at one of the following websites: