Archinect - Harvard GSD M.Arch.I (Lian) 2014-08-23T13:23:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/100001635/live-blog-w-gavin-robb-roots-run-deep-a-tomb-for-manfredo-tafuri-m-arch-thesis Live Blog: W. Gavin Robb, "Roots Run Deep: A Tomb for Manfredo Tafuri" (M.Arch thesis) Lian Chikako Chang 2014-05-18T15:34:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T21:12:23-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>W. Gavin Robb is presenting his M.Arch thesis, &ldquo;Roots Run Deep: A Tomb for Manfredo Tafuri."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21wylmb5ep8trokz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t61w7alr1tswmsjw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra7elc1gls6vntkb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxj7sdyqfbe7007g.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35p1h3ylldely19a.jpg"></p><p>The tomb and the sublime are closely linked.</p><p>Relation between technology and buildings at this scale.&nbsp;</p><p>Empathy: a tight fit between a body and its space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cwngp0s8jjtw6i8.jpg"></p><p>Instrument: a domestic scale and an infrastructural scale.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8k0qg7z4kyxg355.jpg"></p><p>And strange things I found in Appalachia: machine/building hybrids. From the bottom up they&rsquo;re designed scientifically in terms of how to move a lot of matter. On the other hand they&rsquo;re vernacular, and unselfconscious, though highly architectural.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8gjh64rqs1m23y0i.jpg"></p><p>The classical body is static; the modern body, on the other hand, has a mobilized eye.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3m4cbjnsweubfwur.jpg"></p><p>As such: The&nbsp;<em>classical</em>&nbsp;marked a place between earth and sky, producing a static body. The&nbsp;<em>modern&nbsp;</em>hovered as a sky-platform above an earth-plinth, which produces the body reduced to an eye, vapor. The <em>thesis</em> slips the body in along the infinite laminations of earth and sky, producing a, plural, colloidal body&hellip;inscribed by hieroglyphs of telephone ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/100000430/live-blog-anya-domlesky-hot-rot-a-breakdown-manual-mla-thesis Live Blog: Anya Domlesky, "HOT ROT: A Breakdown Manual" (MLA thesis) Lian Chikako Chang 2014-05-18T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:59:49-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect,</p><p>I&rsquo;m at the GSD for thesis reviews&mdash;Anya Domlesky is presenting &ldquo;HOT ROT: A Breakdown Manual&rdquo; for her MLA degree.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/tadhylrpnx5yw7iq.jpg"></p><p>Landscape architects should be not just the apologists or ameliorators for solid waste, but active agents in the procedures of dealing with waste.</p><p>The site is South Florida, in hurricane afflicted areas, and the debris generated by these events. Hurricanes have to do with collective generation, because unlike municipal waste where the onus is on the individual, this is a shared event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12u0w91k8pi587gk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zhdctwy8drstnh0.jpg"></p><p>The way that waste is dealt with now in an emergency is that rules are bent. The President declares a disaster, funds are made available, and waste is quickly cleared to the periphery. The Army Corps of Engineers may help, and there are only a few sites across a large region where the waste is taken (landfill, incinerator). Outside of normal jurisdiction, this waste can be disposed of in almost any way, including burning, although the EPA is trying to improve this.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i96b00qo07w5qid3.jpg"></p><p>Anya selected a s...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98670775/live-blog-marian-d-rk-from-bird-s-eye-views-to-street-level-data-exploration-taking-text-for-a-stroll Live Blog - Marian Dörk, "From Bird's-eye Views to Street-Level Data Exploration: Taking Text for a Stroll" Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-25T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T11:37:08-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>:</p><p><em><a href="http://mariandoerk.de/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marian D&ouml;rk</a>&nbsp;is a research professor for information visualization at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. Motivated by the design opportunities and research challenges arising from growing information spaces, Marian is particularly interested in the potential of visual interfaces to support exploratory information practices.</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qq041aw4o0ikzcv4.jpg"></p><p>About Marian's talk, again from the&nbsp;<a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>:</p><p><em>Visualization promises to enable data analysis at a high-level. Typically relying on aggregation, machine learning, and statistics, the resulting representations offer abstract shapes that take the place of rich resources and relationships. While overviews are consensually considered to be useful, they also tend to distance us from the data they promise to help us understand.</em></p><p><em>In this talk, Marian will make the case against the primacy of overviews and advocate for a navigational approach to visualizing text corpora and faceted collections. He will cover pract...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98664721/live-blog-mauricio-giraldo-nypl-labs-building-inspector-at-bocoup-s-openvis-conf Live Blog - Mauricio Giraldo, "NYPL Labs Building Inspector" at Bocoup's OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-25T12:08:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T21:34:03-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>The full title of <a href="https://twitter.com/mgiraldo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mauricio</a>'s talk is "NYPL Labs Building Inspector:&nbsp;Extracting Data from Historic Maps."&nbsp;</p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>:</p><p><em><a href="http://mauriciogiraldo.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mauricio</a>&nbsp;enjoys playing with code, objects and all things interactive. He is currently an interaction designer at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library&rsquo;s digital innovation unit.</em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.nypl.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Public Library</a>&nbsp;map collection contains hundreds of atlases and maps spanning several centuries. Among them are US insurance atlases from the 19th and early 20th centuries. These atlases offer a wealth of geographic information about buildings in New York City such as addresses, building materials, height and use. However, this data is currently 'trapped' in these atlases, unavailable for public research outside of the NYPL map room.</em></p><p><em><a href="http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Building Inspector</a>&nbsp;is the latest tool by NYPL Labs to extract data from these atlases through a combination of computational (vectorization, computer vision, alpha shapes) and human (crowdsourcing, game design concept...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98661101/live-blog-robert-simmon-subtleties-of-color-at-bocoup-s-openvis-conf Live Blog - Robert Simmon, "Subtleties of Color" at Bocoup's OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-25T10:40:00-04:00 >2014-05-05T23:32:01-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>Back for the second day of this great event.&nbsp;From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>:</p><p><em>The purpose of data visualization is to illuminate data. To show patterns and relationships that are otherwise hidden in an impenetrable mass of numbers.</em></p><p><em>In many datasets, color is one of the most effective means of accurately conveying quantity, and certainly the most widespread. Careful use of color enhances clarity, aids storytelling, and draws a viewer into your dataset. Poor use of color can obscure data, or even mislead.</em></p><p><em>In this talk Robert will illustrate the principles behind choosing colors based on human perception through historical examples and contemporary NASA visualizations, and share the many web-based tools he uses to craft perceptually-based color palettes.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3l0h4so3z3hb42x8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umwo6c3bzuwg235k.jpg">Simmons opens with the above image, which was done (decades ago) by NASA (engineers?) while they were waiting for their computer to render the image. They printed strips of paper with numbers representing the image, and used pas...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98616418/live-blog-andy-kirk-the-design-of-nothing-null-zero-blank-at-bocoup-s-openvis-conf Live Blog - Andy Kirk, "The Design of Nothing: Null, Zero, Blank" at Bocoup's OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-24T16:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T21:49:56-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conference Website</a>: &nbsp;<em>Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist. Andy launched<a href="http://visualisingdata.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visualisingdata.com</a>&nbsp;in February 2010 and this has grown to become a popular source of information about the data visualisation field. He became a freelance professional in 2011 focusing on providing data visualisation consultancy and training workshops. Since then he has delivered over 80 public and private training events across the globe, including clients such as Walmart, Disney, WHO, Intel, OECD and McKinsey.</em></p><p>Well, here's an optimist. Andy Kirk starts by talking about how gaps in our data are not just hassles, but something we can learn from and that we should embrace representing.</p><p>Why is there no data where there's no data? You often have to know the context to understand this. For example, seeing a gap for New York's Central Park in a population based map--we know what that blank rectangle means when we see it. On a histogram of Major League Baseball u...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98612164/live-blog-jen-christiansen-visualizing-science-at-bocoup-s-openvis-conf Live Blog - Jen Christiansen, "Visualizing Science," at Bocoup's OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-24T14:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T21:10:00-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>The full title of Jen Christiansen's talk is "Visualizing Science: Developing Information Graphics for Scientific American Magazine."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3g3etydvu3j5lbp.jpg"></p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><em>From its first data-based chart (on the topic of inertia, momentum, and projection) up through to today's web interactives,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scientific American Magazine</a>&nbsp;has been communicating topics in science and technology to non-specialist audiences with the help of graphics since 1845.</em></p><p><em>Jen will walk through the process of developing print, web, and tablet data visualizations for Scientific American, from identifying source datasets, to working with freelance visualizers--with an eye to developing graphics that embrace their skills and style, but still feel at home within the context of a monthly publication (with an established framework and aesthetic identity on paper and online).</em></p><p><em>From initial concept through final production, we'll examine projects such as Jan Willem Tulp's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flavor-connection-taste-map-interactive/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flavor connection network</a>&nbsp;(Sep 2013 issue), and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98606099/live-blog-kennedy-elliot-coding-for-the-news-at-bocoup-openvis-conf Live Blog - Kennedy Elliot, "Coding for the News," at Bocoup OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-24T11:55:08-04:00 >2014-04-28T22:11:05-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect,</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/kennelliott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennedy Elliot</a> is up now, talking about using data in journalism.</p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conf website</a>: <em>Each week the Washington Post publishes five to ten graphics, many of which are interactive and nearly all of them have a web presence. The reach of the graphics department covers breaking news, investigative reporting, local and national news (and everything in between), features, daily news and enterprise stories.&nbsp;</em><em>In this talk, Kennedy will explain the tools, coding practices, skills and process behind some of the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2014-state-of-the-union/language-of-sotu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interactive</a> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/12/29/red-america-vs-blue-america/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> we see on the Washington Post.</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9lx94jejmpkbbqwc.jpg"></p><p>Elliot opens by admitting that the Washington Post is a "behemoth organization," with a ton of resources, so that talking about how they get all their graphics and interactives done might not be that applicable for everyone. She's therefore going to frame her talk in terms of using data in storytelling.</p><p>The team at WP includes writers, developers, artists, designers, etc., etc., but they are all journalists at heart. T...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98600662/live-blog-mike-bostok-from-the-new-york-times-at-bocoup-openvis-conf Live Blog - Mike Bostok from the New York Times, at Bocoup OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-24T10:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T11:06:12-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect!</p><p>I'm in East Cambridge for the two day <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenVis Conference</a> hosted by <a href="http://bocoup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bocoup</a>, an open web technology company based here in Boston.</p><p><a href="http://bost.ocks.org/mike/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mike Bostok</a>,&nbsp;graphics editor for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, is the first speaker. From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conference website</a>:&nbsp;<em>He is also the author of&nbsp;<a href="http://d3js.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D3.js</a>, a popular open-source library for visualizing data using web standards. Prior to The Times, Mike was a visualization scientist for Square and a PhD student in the Stanford Visualization Group.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pv0zco7ekk7hh8av.jpg"></p><p>"I've always wanted to give a talk about design, but have always hesitated because it's hard to talk about design. <strong>Design is hard in a particular way. In design, like coding or writing, everything is continuously in a total state of failure, until it's not.</strong> It's subjective, and a solution or technique that works for one person or situation may not work for the next person or situation.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wmrpwt1g7ve5j4l.jpg"></p><p>Bostok quotes from the blurb for Dieter Ram's <a href="http://www.phaidon.com/store/design/as-little-design-as-possible-9780714849188/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>As Little Design as Possible</em></a>. Ram's <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tenth principle</a> is: "Less, but better &ndash; because it conce...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98603081/live-blog-eric-fischer-mapping-billions-of-dots-at-bocoup-openvis-conf Live Blog - Eric Fischer, "Mapping Billions of Dots" at Bocoup OpenVis Conf Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-24T10:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T21:07:51-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>Eric Fischer is up next at Bocoup's OpenVis Conf.&nbsp;</p><p>From the <a href="http://openvisconf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conference website</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://twitter.com/enf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Fischer</a>&nbsp;is a data artist and software developer at Mapbox. He was previously an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and before that was on the Android team at Google. His work has been&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/talktome/objects/146200/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shown</a>&nbsp;at the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in many web and print publications including Wired, Popular Science, and Best American Infographics. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities.</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fw/fwfh5kaif0tl9blu.jpg"></p><p>When he started working, his process was very manual, which made it slow and hard to iterate through options. He eventually learned to "do it right" for a project for the Twitter archive with Gnip, and is currently using Datamaps and Github to organize his work.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ip/ipngka0c6jsqu22l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns40pwsc5j0wq9vr.jpg">When you're working on a project that can be zoomed in to a single block, or zoomed out to the whole world, there's a lot of scales to think about. Wh...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98543272/yestermorrow-design-build-for-public-interest Yestermorrow Design/Build for Public Interest Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-23T09:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T21:24:58-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect,</p><p>This is a throwback to 2007 for me, when I attended the two week design/build course led by Jersey Devil co-founders&nbsp;Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson, along with New York-based architect Bill Bialosky. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve at our <a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/102nd-annual-meeting/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA Annual Conference in Miami</a> a couple weeks ago and he reminded me that his Yestermorrow course, which starts on August 3, is currently open for registration.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are a few images from past years' courses. In my year, we designed and built a portable fruit stand for <a href="http://www.shelburnefarms.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shelburne Farms</a>&nbsp;in Vermont, a&nbsp;nonprofit educational farm that you can visit, to stroll its walking trails, observe and take part in farm life, and pet the fuzzies. Our fruit stand was smaller than most of the projects here but it had the added constraint of being easily portable along Vermont's sometimes-bumpy roads for regular farmer's market events. The course is an amazing way to spend part of the summer, so I wanted to let you know in case you're thinking about...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/96438561/review-gsd-s-platform-6-a-year-of-research-through-studio-work-theses-lectures-exhibitions-and-events Review - GSD's "Platform 6: A Year of Research through Studio Work, Theses, Lectures, Exhibitions and Events" Lian Chikako Chang 2014-03-24T23:08:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T15:47:06-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2xea9kol9evcgwum.jpg"></p><p>[Image from&nbsp;<a href="http://cargocollective.com/AlfredoPimentel/GSD-Platform-6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pimentel</a>.]</p><p>&ldquo;You will be remembered for what you leave out or neglect.&rdquo;</p><p>Rosetta Elkin, Editor of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/GSD-Platform-Rosetta-S-Elkin/dp/1940291062" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Platform 6</em></a>, includes these words in a short meta-essay entitled &ldquo;Editing Pedagogy,&rdquo; in which she retroactively imagines a brief for the project of gathering, selecting, and representing a year in the work and life of Harvard GSD. It&rsquo;s a provocative phrase, and when I came across it I pondered its many meanings.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9zz6h04gtxykxld.jpg"></p><p>[Wallpapered graphic in the Platform 6 exhibition]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h2/h2172b5igj3zvyf0.jpg"></p><p>[Strengthen your core! Third semester architecture in the Platform 6 exhibition]</p><p>First, I thought, it&rsquo;s a nod to the difficult task of being the &ldquo;decider&rdquo; among critics, professors, and students clamoring to have their work, ideas, or events included in the school&rsquo;s annual publication of record. The book doesn&rsquo;t have space for coverage of every studio, let alone every course, essay, or project. Those who are left out inevitably take note.</p><p>Second, Elkin is highlighting the structural peculiarity of this year&rsquo;s edition: <em>Platfo...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/93824189/live-blog-manuel-castells-the-space-of-autonomy-cyberspace-and-urban-space-in-networked-social-movements Live Blog - Manuel Castells, "The Space of Autonomy: Cyberspace and Urban Space in Networked Social Movements" Lian Chikako Chang 2014-02-18T20:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T21:32:39-05:00 <p>Hi Archinect,</p><p>It's a packed house in (half) Piper tonight for Manuel Castells,&nbsp;Professor of Communication Technology and Society, USC Los Angeles. His talk responds to recent movements in Brazil and Turkey, drawing on themes from his book&nbsp;<em>Networks of Outrage and Hope; Social Movements in the Internet Age</em>&nbsp;(Polity Press).</p><p>6:41pm: Castells is author of 26 academic books, as well as editor of many more--and has been knighted, and is recipient of the 2012 Holberg Prize and the 2013 Balzan Prize. Diane Davis, who's giving the introduction, was Castell's graduate student "thirty years ago."</p><p>6:43 pm: Castells takes the podium.</p><p>What are the implications of today's social movement for spatial forms and practices?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Social movements are emotional movements that become collective through communication between different subjects. The forms of communication depend on the cultural and technological context.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0r6s5l18mhwwjll0.jpg"></p><p>Starting in July 2009 in Iran, then Iceland, Tunisia, Greece in 2010. Social movements, many small...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/93394099/live-blog-christopher-glaisek-and-bruce-kuwabara-on-waterfront-toronto Live Blog - Christopher Glaisek and Bruce Kuwabara on Waterfront Toronto Lian Chikako Chang 2014-02-11T19:01:04-05:00 >2014-02-17T23:31:21-05:00 <p>Hello Archinect,</p><p>I'm back in Piper to see&nbsp;Christopher Glaisek,&nbsp;vice president of planning and design for <a href="http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WATERFRONToronto</a>, and Bruce Kuwabara,&nbsp;founding partner of Toronto-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kpmb.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects</a>&nbsp;and now Chair of the Board at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. As a Toronto-born Canadian who's also lived at two different locations along Toronto's downtown waterfront before this transformation, I was interested to hear more.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kv4inelleu82f52.jpg"></p><p>6:45 pm: Chair of Landscape Architecture Charles Waldheim kick things off. "Some may say that the landscape architect is the urbanist of our age. You may have heard me say something like that from this podium in the past."&nbsp;</p><p>6:47 pm: First allusion to Mayor Rom Ford. "Toronto's relatively weak mayoral system."</p><p>6:49 pm: "As a Canadian citizen, I want to say that I think of Bruce Kuwabara as Canadian royalty. If you go in Buckingham Palace, I think there's a file cabinet for the Commonwealth, with a folder for Canada, and it starts with the Governor General and if you go...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/92394501/review-if-you-build-it-directed-by-patrick-creadon Review - "If You Build It," directed by Patrick Creadon Lian Chikako Chang 2014-01-30T12:06:00-05:00 >2014-03-15T17:00:32-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p>Okayyyyyy, I'm back at the GSD to watch&nbsp;"<a href="http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If You Build It</a>," directed by&nbsp;Patrick Creadon (2012), a film about the origins of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.projecthdesign.org/programs/studio-h/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio H</a>'s design/build education taught by Emily Pilloton and her team of teachers (including GSD grad <a href="http://cargocollective.com/halliechen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hallie Chen</a>!).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gy/gyeo8dbp23dg4z0h.jpg"></p><p>Studio H now hails from Berkeley, but the film focuses on the project's origins in rural Bertie County, one of the poorest places in North Carolina. Pilloton and co-founder Matthew Miller arrive with a grant, a truck full of stuff, and an agreement with the local school board that quickly unravels due to resistance to change among the town's leadership. Pilloton and Miller continue on without salaries in order to teach their high school students--young people who say things like "School--I hate it. My dad hated it. My grand-daddy hated it. I'm carrying on a tradition."&nbsp;</p><p>In retrospect, the work that Pilloton and Miller do in the film goes way beyond Bertie County; it was a proof of concept, to demonstrate the potential of a design/buil...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/92408184/live-blog-kyle-bergman-and-john-connell-in-conversation Live Blog - Kyle Bergman and John Connell in conversation Lian Chikako Chang 2014-01-29T22:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T21:02:55-05:00 <p>Hi Archinect,</p><p>After the <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/review-if-you-build-it-directed-by-patrick-creadon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">screening of If You Build It</a>, film festival director&nbsp;Kyle Bergman and John Connell, the founder of <a href="https://yestermorrow.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yestermorrow Design Build School</a>, had a short conversation and I wanted to share it with you here. I was interested to see Connell live, as I had been to Yestermorrow for Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson's excellent Community Design/Build course mannnnnny years ago.</p><p>KB:&nbsp;John, when you started Yestermorrow in 1980, what inspired you? You were working at Yale?</p><p>JC: I forget this chapter a lot, but I was working with underprivileged--actually, kids that would have been incarcerated otherwise&hellip; We were told, we'll give you the dump and you can build your building on the dump. <em>These students literally had the choice between jail and coming to this school.</em> But we started giving them power tools&hellip;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/bymxym0u0njur4h5.jpg">&hellip;and teachers started to come, and other people too, and we thought,<em> this education doesn't have to be limited to these kids</em>, but homeowners and anyone can learn from this.</p><p>JC: Building...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/87233022/live-blog-futures-past-design-and-the-machine-mindell-steenson-theodore-galison Live Blog - Futures Past: Design and the Machine (Mindell, Steenson, Theodore, Galison) Lian Chikako Chang 2013-11-24T20:02:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T20:34:49-05:00 <p>Hi Archinect!</p><p><a href="http://www.sixquestions.co/pages/about" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Harry</a> and I are here at MIT&rsquo;s Media Lab for <a href="http://futurespast.info/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Futures Past: Design and the Machine</a>, a conference organized by Duks Koschitz (Pratt/MIT), Olga Touloumi (Harvard GSD), and Theodora Vardouli (MIT). (Don&rsquo;t worry, Kanye is not in the house though if you haven't been sated yet, you can read my reaction to the reaction to Kanye's reaction to being at the GSD <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/451372/for-architects-only-how-kanye-exposed-architecture-s-bias/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p><p>From the <a href="http://futurespast.info/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conference website</a>&nbsp;(where you can also view <a href="http://futurespast.info/video/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">videos</a> of the event):</p><p><em>Futures Past: Design and the Machine is a three-day conference on the institutional and intellectual history of research and visions for human-machine systems beginning in the second half of the 20th century, and its relationship to emerging roles of technology in design. The conference is structured around panel discussions with protagonists of early efforts to incorporate computers, information technologies, and communication engineering in the design process. The event includes paper sessions with junior scholars, researchers, and histori...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/86862721/update-gsd-african-american-student-union-and-dean-mohsen-comment-on-kanye-west-visit Update - GSD African American Student Union and Dean Mohsen comment on Kanye West Visit Lian Chikako Chang 2013-11-18T22:24:00-05:00 >2014-04-13T00:51:33-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect,</p> <p> Over the past few days there have been over 30,000 views of <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/86775098/video-kanye-stops-by-studio-to-talk-about-architecture-with-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this blog's Archinect post on Kanye</a>, and many times that number of reposts and articles about the event at other media outlets (including <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/kanye-west-talks-design-at-harvard-20131118" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolling Stone</a>, <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/11/kanye-wests-harvard-lecture/71708/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Atlantic</a>, <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2013/11/kanye-west-harvard-design-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a>, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/11/18/kanye-harvard/3624853/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Today</a>, and <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mackenziekruvant/kanye-stops-by-harvard-to-give-a-speech-about-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>). It seems as if there's also been about that many critical comments online, within and outside of architecture circles. So if you're tired of the coverage, please disregard this post--I understand.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/coyv5whc3f5140vf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> That said, I wanted to share this because as news has surfaced about the quiet leadership of the GSD's <a href="http://gsdaasu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African American Student Union</a> in this event, it has become clear that the media frenzy we've seen was just the gold-plated tip of a more substantive iceberg.</p> <p> Apologies for that analogy, but let's move on:</p> <p> At the <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/kanye-west-visits-gsd-before-boston-show.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSD website</a>&nbsp;a news release has been posted, including the following statement by the GSD's&nbsp;African American Student Union:</p> <p> <em>The Harvard Graduate School of Design's African American Student ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/86775098/video-kanye-stops-by-studio-to-talk-about-architecture-with-students VIDEO - Kanye stops by studio to talk about architecture with students Lian Chikako Chang 2013-11-17T19:17:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T12:38:54-05:00 <p> Hi Archinect,</p> <p> Yeezy surprised students tonight with a short visit to Harvard GSD's design studio. I REALLY like Kanye--Late Registration, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Watch the Throne basically got me through studio, from first year to thesis--so I'm bummed that I wasn't there. He walked around, admired some of my friends' models, and stood up on a desk to speak with students about the value of architecture.&nbsp;Apparently the GSD African American Students Union had written to him a few weeks before to extend an invitation and that Kanye met with student leaders in this group beforehand. [UPDATE: for more on this backstory, please see <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/update-gsd-african-american-student-union-and-dean-mohsen-comment-on-kanye-west-visit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this post.</a>]</p> <p> Maybe we'll see him again for final reviews.</p> <p> Scroll down for the video.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/uta30dz8ffx3p4c9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Kanye West:&nbsp;&hellip;So after walking through here I decided that I wanted to make sure for anyone that didn't have tickets tonight that you all could have tickets to the show. So anybody who wants to come tonight, you can have tickets for the entire office! ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/85317611/live-blog-mohsen-mostafavi-in-conversation-with-nicholas-negroponte Live Blog - Mohsen Mostafavi in Conversation with Nicholas Negroponte Lian Chikako Chang 2013-10-29T22:00:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T20:58:09-05:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> Co-live-blogging tonight with <a href="http://www.sixquestions.co/pages/about" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Harry</a> from <a href="http://media.mit.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Media Lab</a>.&nbsp;Full house in (half) Piper!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v1nn7rkqvt7gicz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> From the <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/mohsen-mostafavi-in-conversation-with-nicholas-negroponte.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSD website</a>:</p> <p> <em>Mohsen Mostafavi, architect and educator, is the dean and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the Harvard GSD. His work focuses on modes and processes of urbanization and on the interface between technology and aesthetics. He curated the exhibition "Nicholas Hawksmoor; Methodical Imaginings" at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. In the Life of Cities (2012) andInstigations (2012) are among his most recent publications. Nicholas Negroponte, a member of the MIT faculty since 1966, is a pioneer in computer-aided design. He is a co-founder of the Media Lab, opened in 1985, and founder and chairman of the <a href="http://one.laptop.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One Laptop per Child</a>, a non-profit association that distributes technology to children around the world. In the private sector, he has helped provide start-up funds to more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine. His book Be...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/85037871/live-blog-walid-raad-and-theaster-gates-in-conversation-with-mohsen-mostafavi-on-art-and-cities Live Blog - Walid Raad and Theaster Gates in Conversation, with Mohsen Mostafavi, "On Art and Cities" Lian Chikako Chang 2013-10-26T06:10:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T15:17:49-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> I'm co-live-blogging tonight with Allison Green, a first-year student in the GSD's Master of Urban Planning program who is also starting to blog at Archinect.</p> <p> From the <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/on-art-in-cities-theaster-gates.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSD website</a>:</p> <p> <em>Theaster Gates, an artist trained as an urban planner and sculptor, has developed a practice that includes space development, object making, performance, and critical engagement with many publics. Among recent projects, he was a participating artist in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, for "12 Ballads for Huguenot House." Gates, a 2011 Loeb Fellow, is a Creative Time Global Resident for 2012&ndash;13 and was honored by the Wall Street Journal as an Arts Innovator of the Year in 2012.</em></p> <p> <em>Walid Raad is a New York-based artist and associate professor of art at The Cooper Union. His works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project about the history of Lebanon between 1989 and 2004; the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut); and several bo...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/84460935/live-blog-robert-wilson-sensory-media-platform Live Blog - Robert Wilson, Sensory Media Platform Lian Chikako Chang 2013-10-18T17:42:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T01:16:07-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wfru9l424mz6p4s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Full-ish house in Piper tonight. From the GSD's website:</p> <p> <em>Robert Wilson is among the world's foremost theater and visual artists, acclaimed for stage works that integrate dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text in striking, emotionally charged images. His productions include Einstein on the Beach (1976), co-written with Philip Glass, Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Debussy's Pell&eacute;as et Melisande, Brecht/Weill's Threepenny Opera, Fontaine's Fables, Homer's Odyssey, and many others. His collaborators have included Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, and Jessye Norman. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, he has received numerous awards, including the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale. Wilson is the founder of The Watermill Center, a laboratory for performing arts in Watermill, New York. Supported by by the Rouse Visiting Artist in Residence Fun...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/82767841/live-blog-craig-edward-dykers-the-psychology-of-space-and-the-moving-body Live Blog - Craig Edward Dykers, The Psychology of Space and the Moving Body Lian Chikako Chang 2013-09-26T18:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T18:55:14-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> I'm at the Boston Society of Architect's BSA Space for a lecture from&nbsp;Craig Edward Dykers, Founding Partner at Sn&oslash;hetta. It's the opening event for the Association of Architecture Organizations' conference "<a href="http://www.aaonetwork.org/2013-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making and Measuring IMPACT: The Value of Architecture and Design Organizations</a>," which I'm attending in my role at the <a href="http://archinect.com/acsa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afb24zinbby6jvek.jpg" title=""></p> <p> From the AAO's website: <em>Sn&oslash;hetta practices "the architecture of engagement," writes the late Ada Louise Huxtable. Need evidence? Locals, sunbathers, tourists, lovers, families, and everyone else can&rsquo;t resist the sloping roof of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet building on the Oslo harborfront. Sn&oslash;hetta aims to transform Times Square, one of the firm's many current projects, into a place both locals and tourists will enjoy by improving and expanding the pedestrian spaces of NYC&rsquo;s most famous crossroads. Be inspired by Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s mastery for bringing people together through design.</em></p> <p> 6:10pm: After a quick intro, CED takes the ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/82153089/live-blog-panel-discussion-frontiers-of-design-criticism Live Blog - Panel Discussion: Frontiers of Design Criticism Lian Chikako Chang 2013-09-18T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-25T13:05:08-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> I'm back at the GSD for a panel moderated by Shantel Blakely of Harvard GSD Public Programs called "Frontiers of Design Criticism." From the <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/frontiers-of-design-criticism.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSD website</a>:&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Today the feedback, spin, and other acts of interpretation that were once the preserve of historians and other experts are often virtual, instantaneous, and open to input from a broad audience. What does this mean? Mimi Zeiger, critic and journalist based in Los Angeles, will consider expanded models of architectural criticism and discursive platforms. Alexandra Lange, New York-based critic and 2014 Loeb Fellow, will explain why architects should use Twitter and Instagram to show their influences&mdash;what they read, the design pilgrimages they make, the colleagues they admire&mdash;not just to promote themselves. Florencia Rodriguez, editor of Plot (Buenos Aires) and 2014 Loeb Fellow, will explore the question of criticism's social or disciplinary responsibility; should it be &ldquo;useful&rdquo;? A discussion will follow, with GSD ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/81614296/live-blog-dorie-clark-reinventing-you-define-your-brand-imagine-your-future Live Blog - Dorie Clark, "Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future" Lian Chikako Chang 2013-09-11T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:39:31-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect,</p> <p> Fair warning: this one isn't architecture. I'm at a Harvard Alumni event--<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-You-Define-Imagine-Future/dp/1422144135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">author</a> and marketing, branding, and business strategy expert Dorie Clark is talking about "reinventing yourself." Clark is an alumnus of Harvard's Divinity School.<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l2/l2qqr3ppctaxfhsh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Clark opens with an anecdote about <a href="http://flourbakery.com/team/joanne-chang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joanne Chang</a>, a Harvard mathematics graduate who left her first career to bake cookies. She started by writing letters to all the top chefs in Boston, telling them that her background was in business consulting but that she wanted to cook, and that she was willing to work hard and start at the bottom. All the chefs eventually wrote her back, and she found her way in the industry, founding Myers + Chang and Flour Bakery in the Boston area.</p> <p> We have lots of connections, but their perceptions of us are 2-3 years out of date; this is a problem.</p> <p> We think of branding as a "phony" exercise. But (because of social media), we live in a world where it's not really possible to have a "phony" identity an...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/80980160/useless-architectures-interview-with-2013-som-prize-winner-james-leng Useless Architectures: Interview with 2013 SOM Prize Winner James Leng Lian Chikako Chang 2013-09-03T19:03:00-04:00 >2013-09-07T11:43:12-04:00 <p> <em>The <a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/award/travel-fellowship-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM Prize</a> is an annual $50 000 fellowship allowing a recent graduate of an accredited American undergraduate or graduate program in architecture, urban design, or related fields to conduct research and travel for a project of their choice. The SOM Foundation <a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/james-leng" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently announced James Leng</a>, who graduated from Harvard GSD with the MArch in May and who is currently a Project Designer at Michael Maltzan Architecture, as its 2013 winner.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <em>I sat down with James (via text chat) to learn more about James&rsquo; project. Here&rsquo;s an edited transcript of our conversation.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6i6yse8hzqfoen4w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> LC: First, congratulations!</p> <p> JL: Thanks!</p> <p> LC: Your proposal is called: <a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/repository/files/submissions/james.leng_.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Useless Architectures: A Search for New Meanings After Obsolescence.&rdquo;</a> How did you come to this topic?</p> <p> JL: It was actually a distillation of several ideas that came together&mdash;when I was in the shower, of course. The starting point was an idea I had been exploring for a similar traveling fellowship proposal at the GSD. I wanted to look at modern inf...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/78869605/live-blog-sylvia-lavin-and-eric-owen-moss Live Blog - Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss Lian Chikako Chang 2013-08-07T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-04-20T13:46:43-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> I'm in Los Angeles (yeah!) for an <a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a> board meeting and we thought we'd take in <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/lectures.php?id=2233" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qih48u5ydy4d49i5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> SL: ...There are all of the different things that architects make and that we recognize as architecture in some way.&nbsp; And then, what are the different things that go into making an architect? So I'd like to ask you:&nbsp;What made you go into architecture?</p> <p> EOM: What one would answer to this is different when you're a kid, versus now. So the question is: today, is it what I thought it was back then?&nbsp; When I was a kid, my mom was a project manager, and at some point I was asked to write about what I wanted to so.<strong> She took me to Neutra's house and said 'this is an architect.' I found him to be a little stuffy and pretentious... But I thought: if you make a jail, you're exposed to [everything that has to do with a jail; and if you make a hospital, you're exposed to the whole world of medicine; and if you make a house, you're exposed to resident...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/74443198/graduation-final-post-as-a-harvard-gsd-m-arch-i-school-blogger Graduation: final post as a Harvard GSD M.Arch.I school blogger Lian Chikako Chang 2013-06-03T11:24:00-04:00 >2013-06-19T16:09:24-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> We graduated! Although I'll continue to blog and live blog when I can, this is my last post as a GSD M.Arch.I student.&nbsp;</p> <p> Graduation was hot and sweaty, with lots of waiting--but also incredibly exciting and gratifying to enjoy this final day with classmates, friends, and family.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fvz2cqqt5r46an3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> At breakfast at the GSD, we could see the procession of schools moving from building to building, picking up the graduates from each school along the way.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnyvvo7ixgj9fbpp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The procession.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebcncxir31fa05b8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Me with our Class Marshall Michael J. Smith! I am super proud and excited to share this year's <a href="http://www.alpharhochi.org/medal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alpha Chi Rho medal</a> with Michael.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o99t6witrbxww7jc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With Trey Kirk and Drew Cowdrey, who won some ginormous design prize.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0n4jwtnolrlcwyw1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The architecture grads decorated our hats with blue houses, but Christin To went above and beyond to add a marauding rhino.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw2d2pzwhgk88rgn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Harvard Yard during the morning exercises.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pzbpcnv63upj2q1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The audience fills the yard as well as the steps to Widener library.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ish7qb2mym26yv8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Dean Mohsen Mostafavi presents the GSD's degree cand...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/73788334/new-haven-yale-school-of-architecture New Haven/Yale School of Architecture Lian Chikako Chang 2013-05-24T12:55:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T18:15:47-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect!</p> <p> I was in New Haven today, to interview Michelle Addington. I haven't been here since I was a prospective student, so it is somehow fitting to be back now that my M.Arch.I degree is done. It was also great to spend some time with Michelle, as her work is so interesting and her move from the Harvard to Yale was one thing that I lamented while signing on at the GSD. The results of the interview will have to wait until the next issue of<em> <a href="http://www.architects.org/architectureboston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchitectureBoston</a></em><em>, </em>but for now, some photos from around YSOA:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6nhrcaq8kmtrup9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All the lamps at 90 degrees!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kznoj2jvx7418ary.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wc7o8oqjvx592sla.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ya/yamehyjf697ys4zz.jpg" title="">Rudolph Hall.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ixzqkz0fo018jkv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Rudolph Hall. &lt;3</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64qnat00rjm9ra8c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i1zj4wijl1481az.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Something awesome in YSOA's end of the year show.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z9lcvw9nfcgsrj2a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Looks like some Neri Oxman! But it's not.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1h8srbtsxgb6z7to.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Yale's campus feels like another era.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7hg3rkwnq4mddxb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> YSOA puts the light back into skylight.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1m58gqjh0b7xjhx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Prices you would not find in Cambridge.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4sd9qs2qfco0k5cn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Project you would not find at the GSD.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2idxzxjelqlbxd1.jpg" title="">YSOA's patio. New Haven--at least around Yale's campus and East Rock--strikes me as picture-perfect with its mix of N...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/73372766/live-blog-john-david-todd-sometimes-alone-mostly-with-others-m-arch-i-thesis Live Blog - John David Todd, "Sometimes alone. Mostly with others" (M.Arch.I thesis) Lian Chikako Chang 2013-05-17T17:09:44-04:00 >2013-06-04T09:18:32-04:00 <p> Hi Archinect,</p> <p> Last session of the day. John Todd, advised by Toshiko Mori.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7intdzs8trzsl0f.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 4:30: JT: "We live in a post-utopian world...Meaning is not created from a transcendent source but emerges from around us [through an immanence]...</p> <p> The idea of individual vs. collective is a false dialectic. We are not isolated subjects; we exist mostly outside ourselves. Tokyo is a city of "foam," in Peter Sloterdijk's terms; an aggregation of cells...</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfd8hbubmpwtq2pb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 4:48: Mimi Hoang: The result is curiously that of a commune or enclave. ...Or can it sneak itself more insiduously into the urban form?</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wpw7ivtdun2y6vp1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/hah58jz3dfy1vgpq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> JT: The intent was that around its contexts, the buildings change in height in relation to its surroundings. The housing around it acts as a buffer between the inside--the public space you stumble upon--and the outside.</p> <p> Emmanuel Petit: I think you haven't done Foam City, but Collage City...but a very formally interesting one at that.</p> <p> JT: The idea wasn't just to replicate Sloterdijk's idea of a city....</p>