Sep '05 - Feb '06
i received today the email with the log in for the school blog project and decided to start right away. there is a lot of work being thrown at us this semester but the topics are promising. in studio the design revives the defunct notion of a monumental guggenheim museum for new york city. this time the place for the design is governors island in the direct vicinity of manhattan, renamed "utopia". the task is to design an iconic building that has "[A]rchitecture" with a capital a written all across. to support the studio i chose to just sit in two historical and theoretical classes in addition to the one i am taking for credits. the subjects are "traditional japanes architecture" (prof. kunio kudo), "the history of architectural theory" (dean mark wigley) and " theories of self-organization and the dynamics of cities" (prof. manuel delanda). the practical lessons this semester are photography with prof. erieta attali and later in the semester material potency with prof. alisa andrasek. i will post material according to the progress in class, starting this week.