Archinect - Features 2015-07-05T13:36:54-04:00 The Deans List: Mark Wigley of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-07T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T19:24:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Mark Wigley</strong>, former Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a> in New York City.</p> Interview with John Szot of "Architecture and the Unspeakable" film series Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-04T17:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:19:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Architecture and the Unspeakable</em> is a triptych of short, magnificently animated films, each exploring a different symptom of architecture&rsquo;s vulnerabilities. Produced by <a href="" target="_blank">Brooklyn Digital Foundry</a> and directed by architect John Szot, the films feature architecture proposals from <a href="" target="_blank">John Szot Studio</a>, imagining distinct fictional buildings in New York, Tokyo, and Detroit -- all animated in striking digital realities.</p> Student Works: Resilient Public Housing from Parsons Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T15:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-22T23:44:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Responding to a daunting list of post-Sandy urban concerns, M.Arch students at the Parsons New School for Design proposed a variety of affordable housing complexes in an under-developed patch of Manhattan&rsquo;s Lower East Side.</p> ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe Alex Maymind 2012-10-09T16:58:00-04:00 >2014-10-04T10:05:11-04:00 <img src="" 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> In Focus: Simon Gardiner Archinect 2011-11-09T13:09:18-05:00 >2011-11-29T15:09:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to British photo artist <a href="" target="_blank">Simon Gardiner</a>.</p>