Archinect - Features 2014-04-17T12:55:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/58887387/archipelagos-ungers-vs-rowe ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe Alex Maymind 2012-10-09T16:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T13:33:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6i2g1u6hv131bn5.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This brief text attempts to discuss two interrelated concerns: an examination of the techniques and analyses of the city that underpinned the work of O.M. Ungers and Colin Rowe, and secondly, the way in which that examination served as the conceptual foundation for a graduate architecture studio I taught in Fall 2011 at Cornell University which took their legacies and positions as the basis for a urban design and architectural project. The four projects shown here each enacted a rigorous process of manipulation, transformation and distortion of precedents by Ungers or Rowe (two of each). In doing so, the distinction between architectural history and design was purposely collapsed, requiring a combination of analogical and analytical thinking. While the discourse surrounding these two significant figures is vast, the precise relationships between their distinct projects is less well-known. Nevertheless, a key point of overlap (among others) is the issue of contextualism (a term with ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/55285437/manhattanisms-ram-s-vs-rem Manhattanisms : RAM(s) vs. REM Alex Maymind 2012-08-14T20:00:00-04:00 >2014-01-25T01:46:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qglz83d0quqdsaf.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>by Alex Maymind &amp; Matthew Persinger</em></p><p><em>(published in </em><a href="http://pidginmagazine.com/" target="_blank">Pidgin Magazine</a>: Issue 11<em>, Princeton University School of Architecture, p. 208-219.)</em></p><p>&ldquo;In other words, it&rsquo;s Stern&rsquo;s commonness as opposed to his rarity, that makes his work so significant.&rdquo; - Mark Jarzombek[1]</p><p>&ldquo;Pretending histories left and right, its contents are dynamic yet stagnant, recycled or multiplied as in cloning: forms search for function like hermit crabs looking for a vacant shell . . .&rdquo; - Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace[2]</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/49090085/still-ugly-after-all-these-years-a-close-reading-of-peter-eisenman-s-wexner-center Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman’s Wexner Center Alex Maymind 2012-05-22T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-01-25T01:48:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrj6ol8kmgyclk82.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>(Published in <a href="http://onetwelveksa.com/2012/04/27/issue-4/" target="_blank">One: Twelve Issue 4</a>, April 2012.)</em></p><p><em>By: Alex Maymind</em></p><p>Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University has been typically understood through its relationship to and manipulation of then-current postmodern trends within architectural discourse. While the discussion about the building has been host to a plethora of theoretical issues (ranging from the historicity of quotation, to new forms of monumentality, to contemporary modes of estrangement, to architecture-as-collage, etc.) it seems that today certain shifts have caused the work to move to the fringe of current debates.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2875457/5-projects-interview-5-alexander-maymind 5 Projects: Interview 5 - Alexander Maymind Alex Maymind 2011-04-14T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:26:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1o6ix75mpch8en6.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 5 (student) Projects: is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2871847/5-projects-interview-4-brian-spring 5 Projects: Interview 4 - Brian Spring Alex Maymind 2011-04-14T12:57:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:27:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rvprgig55nonltl2.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 5 (student) Projects: is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2673501/5-projects-interview-3-matthew-persinger 5 Projects: Interview 3 - Matthew Persinger Alex Maymind 2011-04-12T19:21:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:27:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrl8tuw3kvsijac7.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 5 (student) Projects: is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2656611/5-projects-interview-2-adam-tomski 5 Projects: Interview 2 - Adam Tomski Alex Maymind 2011-04-12T15:57:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:27:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdc0ge5y9yhnq6yp.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 5 (student) Projects: is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2148211/5-projects-interview-1-mark-talbot 5 Projects: Interview 1 - Mark Talbot Alex Maymind 2011-04-07T22:18:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:28:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29i3n6t6xlutce86.jpg" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 5 (student) Projects: is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally ...</p>