Archinect - Features 2014-08-29T16:18:52-04:00 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>