Posts Tagged ‘Hansy Better’

Better Selected as Juror for Arts Design Innovation Grant

Hansy Better (Professor, Architecture) has been selected to be a juror for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Design Innovation Grant  Award Program.  The Design Innovation Grant is a $6000 cash award for one Rhode Island designer who demonstrates excellent design work, as well as a compelling proposal for an innovative design or […]

Better and Textiles Students, Tilt-Down Fence, Dorchester

Hansy Better (Professor, Architecture) and RISD Textiles students are currently working on a public arts installation at Fields Corner Station, Dorchester. The piece entitled Tilt-Down Fence was designed and installed by the BR+A+CE (Building Research + Architecture + Community Exchange) project, which is a collaboration between RISD faculty, students, and local volunteers. Tilt Down Fence consists of […]

Better reinstalls The Big Hammock

Hansy Better Barraza (Associate Professor, Architecture) is reinstalling the Big Hammock project in Boston. The Big Hammock is intended to serve the community as a simple lounge space as well as a sculptural expression. The Big Hammock created new ways to interact with and admire the urban and historical setting, complimenting the greenway as space of […]

Better’s design featured in JP Gazette

Hansy Better (Associate Professor, Architecture) was recently featured in the Jamaica Plain Gazette for the “supergreen” house she built on Meyer St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. “It was a research project for us,” Barraza told the Gazette during a visit to the nearly completed home. “What do you really need” to build an affordable, modern, energy-conscious house? […]

Better lecture in Guatemala

Hansy Better (Associate Professor, Architecture)  has taken a group of RISD students to Guatemala over Spring Break as part of her advance studio offering. Follow their studio blog While in Guatemala, Hansy will be lecturing on the topic “Work/Live” as part of Domus Magazine’s “Beyond Sustainability” conference taken place in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Wednesday, […]

Better Presents at University of Monterrey

Hansy Better (Associate Professor, Architecture) recently participated in a round table discussion of her book, “Architecture of Social Exchange,” at the University of Monterrey. The event was hosted by the Architecture Department of the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and was moderated by Professor Roberto Pasini. “In this radical book, architects, historians, and theorists survey […]

Better “Women in Design”

Hansy Better (Associate Professor, Architecture) will be participating in a group exhibit titled “Women in Design: Urban Interventions.” Held at the BSA Space in Boston, the exhibit will run from October 4 – November 15, 2013. Featuring built and unbuilt projects led by women in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban […]

Better’s Work Featured

Hansy Better’s (Associate Professor, Architecture) Studio Luz Architects was recently featured in Archive: Design Biennial Boston published by pinkcomma books. The design of Harpoon Brewery, Six9One Residences and The Big Hammock Project were featured. Please see link for additional information. “Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange” recently was reviewed by John Hill […]