Archinect - Knowlton School - The Ohio State University 2014-11-24T11:25:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/114341933/lecture-forrest-meggers Lecture - Forrest Meggers Dustin Page 2014-11-23T13:06:51-05:00 >2014-11-23T13:06:51-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2lvtg74n2tq9hc36.jpg"></p><p>On Wednesday, Forrest Meggers from the Princeton University School of Architecture gave a lecture at the Knowlton School. His focus is mainly on sustainable design within architecture, seeing this not as a hindrance or mere requirement as many architects do, but as a way of invigorating a project and aiding in design. Here, building systems are celebrated. The work that he showed at the lecture primarily dealt with atmospheric effects, and by this I mean that it seeks to improve the quality of the space, increasing human comfortability.</p><p>He explained the current state of buildings and their relationship to the environment, specifically with the amount of energy consumption is required to build and maintain the buildings. This problem is what Forrest is situating himself around.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qeyr2b5o26y0j6dk.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlton.osu.edu. Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/113374515/lecture-dora-epstein-jones Lecture - Dora Epstein Jones Dustin Page 2014-11-10T23:32:40-05:00 >2014-11-10T23:32:40-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yt/yt0crja6jrx10xy9.jpg"></p><p>Dora Epstein Jones lectured this past Wednesday at the Knowlton School, presenting a lecture title "loaded". Dora, a professor of architecture at Sci-Arc, is an architectural historian, theorist, and critic, which becomes evident quickly when listening to her lecture. She started in a place unusual for architecture lectures with quotes from religious text. But soon this became clear as she tied this into a talk about stacking, something very familiar to the architecture community. She strung the topic from brick-work within the Colosseum, to Projective geometries, to Greg Lynn's Blob Wall. This lecture on stacking was particularly interesting after last week's lecture by Preston Scott Cohen on "Successive Architecture".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubvolfhed2s0p9fe.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlton.osu.edu. Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/112891958/lecture-preston-scott-cohen Lecture - Preston Scott Cohen Dustin Page 2014-11-04T17:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T20:28:58-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo73u940erv99cc1.jpg"><em>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</em></p><p>The Knowlton School was fortunate enough to have Preston Scott Cohen as the Autumn 2014 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor which included two weekends worth of sessions with the third year Architecture Graduate students and concluded on Monday with a lecture to the entirety of the Knowlton School. In the lecture, Cohen took the audience through a theory that he is currently working on which he terms "Successive Architecture".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xez8shmycbbjxldv.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At its core, this is a concept that comes from the stacking of floor plates. He began the talk by looking at slightly different fields, contemplating Warhol and Duchamp, specifically in relation to technological advancement and industrial production in the arts. Within the field of architecture he spans the argument from Michelangelo to his own current work, dragging in various other works along the way. Having Cohen at the school discussing architectural practice these past two weeks has been nothing short of fantastic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1nvejk0oh0cbaa6.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mo...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/112723246/lecture-ashley-schafer Lecture - Ashley Schafer Dustin Page 2014-11-02T12:42:13-05:00 >2014-11-05T15:18:38-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zo/zok3k2osis9yolnx.jpg"></p><p>This past Wednesday, one of our own, Ashley Schafer, lectured at the Knowlton School. Her talk focused on the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, which she was a co-curator of, along with Eva Franch i Gilabert and Ana Milja&#269;ki. This Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas, was titled "Fundamentals", focusing on the base elements that comprise architecture. The curatorial team for the US looked at this topic in terms of the architectural office, a place that is intended to be a breeding ground for architectural ideas. As a tactic, they have turned the pavilion into a working office complete with partners that are currently producing as an office would. The walls of the office are lined with projects that have come out of the United States, showcasing the impact that United States Architectural offices have had on the rest of the world.</p><p>During her lecture, Ashley broke down the thought process that went into the exhibition and the relative success that it has had. She gave th...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/111734751/lecture-peter-eisenman Lecture - Peter Eisenman Dustin Page 2014-10-20T17:56:02-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:25:50-04:00 <p>This past weekend, Peter Eisenman of Eisenman Architects presented a lecture at the Knowlton School titled "The Discipline of Architecture". Here, he addressed the state of architecture schools in relation to their past, specifically how his experience differed from what he sees in schools now.&nbsp; Really, the lions share of the talk was more inspirational than anything, urging students to reevaluate how they operate within the school and how they pull from architectural history.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9crwg95tny76771d.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>After settling, Eisenman then took the crowd on a journey through the City of Culture of Galicia, pulling the project apart and allowing the students an in-depth explanation of the relationships within and without that the city-in-a-city wishes to create. Stepping through the multiple scales, from the city scale, to the minor detail, it was wonderful to get a walk through by the architect himself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yi2c22jfux4uqg8p.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lecture...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/111037540/lecture-elena-manferdini Lecture - Elena Manferdini Dustin Page 2014-10-11T16:56:39-04:00 >2014-10-14T21:39:15-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q5hwpp0kh4qj734.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Elena Manferdini of Atelier Manferdini made a visit to the Knowlton School this past Wednesday, showcasing a work of fun and playful design, especially in the form of installation. This Graduate Thesis Coordinator from Sci-Arc inspires further exploration into surface and the boundary between two and three dimensional representations. In her work, not only is the depth of the scenes displayed in question, but also our relationship to them. At once, we are an outsider, looking in upon a different world and an inhabitant of this world. Needless to say, the lecture was quite mesmerizing and though provoking.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlton.osu.edu. Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/110505089/lecture-john-peterson Lecture - John Peterson Dustin Page 2014-10-04T19:10:01-04:00 >2014-10-04T19:10:01-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0o0ifiy0hueulyg3.jpg"></p><p>From San Francisco, John Peterson of Public Architecture lectured this past Wednesday, focusing on the designers' obligation to the community and society. Not just that as a designer, there must be a mindset always present of making the place around us better, but that you must actively be looking for opportunities to make a difference, to help those who would not traditionally see the benefits of design. The work that John highlighted in the lecture looked to reclaim space, material, urbanity, community, in the effort for a better, more sustainable design future. This is a design tactic interested in digging in to the city, churning things up, seeing how improvements can be made with what is already available.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q52e9jl1e0kqnsl0.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/109282361/lecture-jim-diers Lecture - Jim Diers Dustin Page 2014-09-18T22:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T20:15:06-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qp91sjupv84g0psm.jpg"></p><p>Jim Diers of neighborpower.org lectured at the Knowlton School this past Wednesday. He was off to a shotgun start as he animatedly began to cross back and forth in front of an attentive audience. Soon, with full engagement, he threw up a series of slides stating that the democracy, the economy, and the planet are in crisis, but that within these crises lie opportunities. As he began to showcase his work, Jim explained that the communities around us are the key to attaining these opportunities. It is by joining together with specific goals that the problems in front of us may be fixed.</p><p>Jim presented examples from Brazil to Singapore of neighbors helping each other and helping follow through with agendas ranging from tourist industries to participatory budgeting. Without a doubt, he drove home the idea that problems within and without a community can be solved through a collective will for change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aoofrufxgjqfaly5.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlto...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/108471880/lecture-casey-reas Lecture - Casey Reas Dustin Page 2014-09-08T10:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:07:25-04:00 <p>This semester in the Knowlton School, the lecture series, led by Kristy Balliet, is titled <em>Twist</em>. These lectures focus on reaching outside of a known, comfortable position within a discipline to others which may not usually be associated, but can provide an interesting new take on ideas. Here, breaking the norm is the expectation, furthering how design may inherit practices of others to expand the field. Traditional techniques and conceptions will be turned on their head.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7ltjjp1vtefj3izs.jpg"></p><p>This past week, Casey Reas of UCLA visited for a lecture and accompanying workshop on code writing as art. What can be seen in Reas&rsquo; art is the use of programming, a relatively young field, to create visually intriguing and mesmerizing pieces. By carefully crafting code, he is able to respond to information, be it contextual or direct human interaction.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In the workshop, students from both the Knowlton School, and Ohio State&rsquo;s Design school were given an introduction to writing code using the program &ldquo;Processing&rdquo;. T...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/98261718/exit-reviews-and-the-final-march-semester Exit Reviews and the Final MArch Semester RMartz 2014-04-18T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T16:34:27-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvn8nkiiehaaf9bu.jpg"></p><p>Welcome back everyone. Here at Knowlton the culmination of Master of Architecture program is the Exit Review, seems intimidating right? Well yes, but also incredibly useful. Materially the Exit Review is a 30-45 minute public presentation about a topic of our choosing. What makes the process unique and also incredibly useful is its focus as a Launchpad vs an ending; &lsquo;starting review&rsquo; might perhaps be more appropriate. And yes it is unique, Harry Cobb said so himself this week during the five finalist presentations. To quote from Stephen Turk, the Graduate Studies Chair and Exit Review Coordinator&hellip;</p><p><em>&ldquo;Whereas the majority of Architecture programs have some version of a design thesis as the culminating event of their MArch sequence, the KSA has the Exit Review system. Compared to a design thesis, which typically centers on a student&rsquo;s ability to synthesize their acquired design and technical abilities into a &lsquo;comprehensive&rsquo; design solution, the Exit Review is a public presentation of a s...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/97809043/bigger-darby-exhibition 'Bigger Darby' Exhibition onetwelveksa 2014-04-11T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T23:57:25-04:00 <p><strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3ulvr8vu4cjuta8u.jpg"></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p><strong><em>Bigger Darby</em></strong> is a land use proposal for the 84 square mile territory governed by Big Darby Accord in Central Ohio. The Big Darby Accord, adopted in the mid-2000s, unites public and private interests to improve watershed protection and provides a framework for future development. Developed by Sarah Cowles, Nick Glase, and the participants of the fourth-year landscape architecture studio at the Knowlton School, <strong><em>Bigger Darby</em></strong> is an alternative, landscape-based approach to contemporary watershed planning that enhances the vernacular landscapes of the Big Darby region, improves the health of the watershed, and provides new development opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7yu6sw39mx2ep12.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26vu79vhmsg9kkx7.jpg"></p><p>Photo credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Watershed planning addresses environmental issues such as flooding, habitat degradation, and water quality. Until recently, the adoption of watershed planning has been hampered by the fact that watersheds span multiple jurisdictions with conflicting regulations. Despite these challenges, today, more regions a...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/96946062/lecture-michel-desvigne Lecture - Michel Desvigne RMartz 2014-03-31T13:02:39-04:00 >2014-04-03T17:38:25-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmos25q5g7lqeujz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/michel-desvigne-glimcher-distinguished-visiting-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. On Wednesday, March 26th Landscape Architect Michel Desvigne gave a lecture titled<em> Intermediate Natures</em>. The lecture wrapped up a series of previous visits in association with his role as this year&rsquo;s Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Glimcher professorship brings international landscape architects to the school to work with student through lectures, seminars, and design studios.</p><p>He took us through a tour of his work organized by a series of themes: Natural Mechanisms, Textures, Time Management Traces, Lisieres, Prototype City Public Spaces. In this journey the projects ranged in scale from courtyards to entire cities; all showing his understanding of flows and the relationship of the landscape and the urban.</p><p>As always you can find more on Knowlton&rsquo;s YouTube channel (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu</a>) and the school website (<a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures</a>)</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/96789380/et-in-suburbia-ego-jos-oubrerie-s-miller-house Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie's Miller House onetwelveksa 2014-03-29T12:19:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T13:03:01-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqoaetymtgcekuk.jpg"></p><p><em>Jos&eacute; Oubrerie's Miller House stands as the architect's most notable work in the United States.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday, March 19, the Knowlton School hosted a panel discussion about <em><strong>Et in Suburbia Ego: Jos&eacute; Oubrerie's Miller House</strong></em>. Kristy Balliet, Assistant Professor of Architecture, introduced the panel discussion which was moderated by the book's editor Todd Gannon of SCI-arc.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/upsqqc7hlm2ljoxx.jpg"></p><p><em>Panelists included Doug Graf, Jeffrey Kipnis, Jos&eacute; Oubrerie, Michael Cadwell and John McMorrough. </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n3cs1sqz9zdo1eeu.jpg"></p><p><em>Images shown included a number of unpublished drawings from Oubrerie's personal archive. </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Et in Suburbia Ego: Jos&eacute; Oubrerie's Miller House</em> </strong>gathers new interpretation and commentary by all of the panelists as well as Kenneth Frampton. Alongside the essays are a number of previously unpublished drawings, models, and photographs as well as newly commissioned photographs that document the house to a level of detail that has not been seen before in any publication.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3y2wyuxv33vfbmb.jpg"></p><p><em>Students, faculty and guests were in attendance for the panel ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/96409530/lecture-herman-hertzberger Lecture - Herman Hertzberger RMartz 2014-03-24T14:15:40-04:00 >2014-03-29T16:42:03-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yp9i3lgyrqmtb00.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/herman-hertzberger-architectuurstudio-hh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. I apologize about the delay, but more importantly let us get right to it; our lecture courtesy of Herman Hertzberger. His goal with lecture was seemingly simple, &ldquo;Why Architecture?&rdquo;, &ldquo;Why am I doing all this?&rdquo;. He admitted that sometimes he doesn&rsquo;t know himself. The reason that he argued for however is togetherness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/8100z8kx3jgexu3g.jpg"></p><p>In the beginning he showed the Biblioth&egrave;que nationale. It&rsquo;s a piece of work that spoke to him, not though as much because of the architecture (which he does love by the way), but rather the people within; the way the architecture brought people together for similar purpose. What makes Rockefeller square so beautiful is the way it unites people in watching the ice skating below. The New York Guggenheim is so successful because it&rsquo;s not only about viewing the art, but also the people.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/324/8/3/bibliotheque_nationale_de_france_by_sudor-d6uydht.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/324/8/3/bibliotheque_nationale_de_france_by_sudor-d6uydht.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/manhattan-living/wp-content/uploads/resource/ice-skating-new-york-rockefeller-center.jpg"><a href="http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/manhattan-living/wp-content/uploads/resource/ice-skating-new-york-rockefeller-center.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Architecture is for the people. He has embraced the fact that people will reinterpret, reuse/misuse, and change the architecture that he has designed. O...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94793484/lecture-june-manning-thomas Lecture - June Manning Thomas RMartz 2014-03-03T10:17:03-05:00 >2014-03-11T19:04:48-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/va397o0xyn35agsc.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/june-manning-thomas-university-michigan-urban-and-regional-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. On Wednesday June Manning Thomas came down from &ldquo;the state up North&rdquo;, the University of Michigan (we have actually have strong ties there through the Possible Mediums conference among other things). June has researched and written extensively on planning history, social equity, and urban revitalization. Our talk to today, &ldquo;Equity Planning in a Constrained City&rdquo;, focused on the role of equity planning and the challenges of executing its ideas in a context of constraint.</p><p>In simple terms Equity Planning is about offering choices to those who have the least, creating a more egalitarian society. Began with Paul Davidoff&rsquo;s theories in the 1960&rsquo;s, in which he advocated for an idea of pluralism, in which the public is fragmented vs being unanimous. In tandem, he was an activist for desegregation. These ideas began to take form in Cleveland under the leadership of Norman Krumholz and the creation of the 1975 policy plan, which looked to address issues of income, h...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94525437/choreographed-behaviours-workshop Choreographed Behaviours Workshop onetwelveksa 2014-02-27T22:41:12-05:00 >2014-03-11T18:12:40-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da4in5z9pwirml3i.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>This previous weekend, Ivan Bernal of Xefirotarch, with the assistance of Justin Diles, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture, led a workshop that culminated in a final presentation on Monday the 24th. The intent of the workshop was to teach the 15 students that participated an understanding of &ldquo;advanced animation &amp; modeling&rdquo; techniques. Through these processes, forms could be brought to life, bridging between the fields of architecture and cinema in an attempt to view architectural form through a new lens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8v3c4ouhz2cjl2k.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>Each student postured themselves in a unique way, wishing to express an effect made possible by 3D animation. The results varied from the crystalline to the amorphous, but all united in a refusal of the platonic and the unambiguous. In the end, a series of drawings and videos exhibited the work of each of the participants.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk45a2ntf0p0blk7.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/huiat0hv0806mirg.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2rh57p69cqolb0c.jpg"></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Ar...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94356303/lecture-neil-denari Lecture - Neil Denari RMartz 2014-02-25T18:10:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:47:02-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6sx4zin0j6qqp8gl.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/neil-denari-neil-m-denari-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. This past Wednesday Neal Denari, the architect and UCLA professor, came to give his lecture titled &ldquo;Reality Distortion Field&rdquo;. The lecture was overall addressing ideas of real vs. not and distorting this perception. This took a few different tracks. One was that for all their elaborate designs he is a very &lsquo;real&rsquo; architect; everything they do has to run through the lense of reality. This notion is important as 85% of their work never is realized. It brings up his argument that our renderings are just as real as anything else, a new real. This discussion brought him to the concept that architects, when we make renderings, are really no different than photographers; we frame a view, adjust our lights, change the focal length, etc. If photography is real, or seemingly real, than so are our renders.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxtl21llfa54n3qa.jpg"></p><p>Playing along those lines is the idea of distortion then. In the case of photography he looks at, for example, Jeff Wall, who stages scenes that seem to be actual...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/93660122/one-twelve-issue-007-release One:Twelve Issue 007 Release onetwelveksa 2014-02-16T16:35:34-05:00 >2014-02-16T16:43:05-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4u/4ud4ntpkbwir9oxe.jpg">One:Twelve, <a href="http://www.osu.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ohio State University&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA)</a> student journal, released Issue 007 last Wednesday (February 5th). Issue 007 is unique, being the first Issue to have a topic: &ldquo;Black and White&rdquo;. The content varies from an interview with Professor Justin Diles to (literally) a dazzle camouflage essay.&nbsp; Rorschach blots and opt art explore the graphic side of &ldquo;Black and White&rdquo;, and its inherent ambiguity. The editors are currently focusing on the essays for Issue 008: &ldquo;Efficiency&rdquo; (expected to be released by the end of the semester). Visit onetwelveksa.com to check out Issue 007, &ldquo;Blank and White&rdquo;, and to look at the call for submissions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Written by Gentley Smith, an editor of One:Twelve.</p><p>One:Twelve is an independent student publication at the Knowlton School of Architecture.</p><p>Check us out at onetwelveksa.com</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/93596751/glimcher-session-with-michel-desvigne Glimcher Session with Michel Desvigne onetwelveksa 2014-02-15T20:51:00-05:00 >2014-02-18T14:45:07-05:00 <p>Earlier this month Knowlton was visited by&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/news/2014/02/michel-desvigne-announced-2014-glimcher-distinguished-visiting-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michel Desvigne</a></strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>a noted landscape architect&nbsp;and the 2014 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor&nbsp;at the Knowlton&nbsp;School of Architecture. He is known for his attention to detail and small scale development amongst large scale systems. In James Corner&rsquo;s <em>Agriculture, Texture, and the Unfinished</em> he states that Desvigne creates &lsquo;extremely sensible, rational, and strategic projects that at the same time approach poetic&rsquo; and approaches landscape architecture &lsquo;as a form of earth making that is inevitably provisional, staged, and cumulative&rsquo;. Michel has worked with countless notable architects including&nbsp;Rem Koolhaas, I.M. Pei, Herzog and de Meuron, and Renzo Piano. His projects range from the Saint Louis Art Museum to the New Qatar National Museum in Doha to the Lyon Confluence 2 and Ile Seguin prefiguration garden in France. He is currently working on numerous international projects, including the urban planning of the Paris-Saclay cluster.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsvs41f6zqit9801.jpg"></p><p>Phot...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/93371696/lecture-ann-hamilton Lecture - Ann Hamilton RMartz 2014-02-11T15:26:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T22:19:54-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4l1ng09tqzhqmujw.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/ann-hamilton-ann-hamilton-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. We had an excellent lecture this past week with our own Ann Hamilton; a full house. Ann is an artist known for her immersive environments and large interventions, the focus of our evening talk. &ldquo;Proactive, prolific, and influential&rdquo;, Ann&rsquo;s studio is based in Columbus where she is also a member of the OSU Art department faculty. Speaking on the importance of early childhood experiences, in her case working with cloth, Ann began her early works through such a medium and over time has incorporated it to different degrees, whether as clothing in Grad school or a dynamic object in the armory. Following the clothing project, in which a suit became encrusted with spines, this project became a wall covered with spines in which she&rsquo;s sat on a shelf in the middle of this. This was beginning of her work with and within architecture as she presented it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/746v6ejf3qtw440j.jpg"></p><p>Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>Early on she presented two projects, the intent being to show difference in how she was able to ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/92560204/ksa-fashion-schau KSA Fashion Schau onetwelveksa 2014-01-31T22:11:23-05:00 >2014-02-10T22:32:00-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eax604ihclpoghcw.jpg">Knowlton was transformed last friday (1/24) for the 3rd annual KSA Fashion Schau hosted by Servitecture. Fourteen designers competed for the coveted 36-inch golden T-square. (And the smaller silver and bronze T-squares, who could forget about those?) The theme of the event was silhouette, and, in the words of Servitecture, an "intriguing two-dimensional figure as well as a creative overall design" was encouraged. The Fashion Schau brief also called for unique use of materials. Models flaunted grocery bags, balloons, cardboard, foil, and even mirrors.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4i9v4bsd4jd6n1a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skdpqcqbk89lgkeu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rj4xaya7v1w9iviz.jpg"></p><p>Dariel Chaves, an interior design student, won first place with a well crafted dress of trash bags. The night was full of smiles and clapping, a great start to the semester. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z138ddq01j9222on.jpg"></p><p>Written by Levi Bedall, an editor of One:Twelve.</p><p>One:Twelve is an independent student publication at the Knowlton School of Architecture.</p><p>Check us out at onetwelveksa.com</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/92237455/baumer-session-with-hernan-diaz-alonso Baumer Session with Hernan Diaz Alonso RMartz 2014-01-27T17:51:00-05:00 >2014-02-08T14:19:26-05:00 <p>Hernan Diaz Alonso is an exuberant, lively guy and the three days of conversations about his passions and obsessions were as charged as his personality.&nbsp; Before his visit, I was not really sure what to expect. Horrific, fleshy, plump, decaying &ndash; all adjectives I would use for Hernan&rsquo;s work. Without a close eye, it could be hard to differentiate the tactics and techniques deployed in his work. Some may even question his status as &ldquo;an Architect&rdquo; considering his indifference to program and users. But to Hernan, his limited palette is neatly curated to his sensibilities as a designer; and Architecture is not limited to buildings or even spaces for people. Hernan is not conflicted to subjectively fight his corner and say, &ldquo;I have an Architect&rsquo;s mind, I couldn&rsquo;t be any other type of designer.&rdquo;</p><p>This type of unwavering, confident statement was characteristic of much of the conversation during his visit. Here at Knowlton we are surrounded by a variety of talented professors, whose interests a...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/92237454/lecture-hernan-diaz-alonso Lecture - Hernan Diaz Alonso RMartz 2014-01-27T17:47:27-05:00 >2014-02-28T09:25:28-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2ppkggc9qed0w96k.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>This week we were fortunate to have Hernan Diaz Alonso with us for both a public lecture and an extended period in our Baumer sessions. Hernan is the Graduate Programs Chair at SCI-Arc and founder Xefirotarch, a speculative practice based in L.A. The title of his lecture &ldquo;Form and Gloom&rdquo; took us through the firms body of work.</p><p>Using the Phrase &lsquo;form-follows-form&rsquo; he made the point that this is the way he works is to do. Using a clip from The Dark Knight, where the Joker says &ldquo;Do I look like a man with a plan? I just do&hellip;&rdquo;, he explained how his process is much more active, dynamic, and responsive than in a typical project. Wanting originally to work in film, this interest has translated into his means of working; primarily in animation software. For his type of work, in which the obsession is with the image and a sense of continuity, this software is perfect. Beyond competitions his work has been physically manifested mostly in gallery pieces and installations, though they are cu...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/90602400/winter-lecture-series-doubling Winter Lecture Series - Doubling RMartz 2014-01-06T13:40:48-05:00 >2014-03-15T17:00:05-04:00 <p> Welcome back everyone. I hope you enjoyed the holidays. Starting up this next Wednesday, January 15th is our Winter lecture series titled "Doubling". We are starting off with Hernan Diaz Alonzo, founder of Xefirotarch and the Graduate Programs Chair at Sci-Arc. He will also be working with our 3rd year grad students as the semesters Baumer Professor. From there we will cover a range of subjects and disciplines; Ann Hamilton, an OSU artist; Neil Denari, an LA Architect; June Thomas, of University of Michigan's Planning department; Michel Desvigne, a French landscape architect, and of course many more. I hope you all can make it. If you are looking for more details or would like to see past lectures you can find them on the schools website (<a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yj/yjv20rpvk442e9fl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/89858620/lecture-sebastian-schmaling Lecture - Sebastian Schmaling RMartz 2013-12-27T21:57:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T21:22:41-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9r8uxonu2pdf4fpn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/sebastian-schmaling-johnsen-schmaling-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p> <p> Welcome back everyone and Happy Holidays.&nbsp; Playing catch-up on my part, on November 13th we were fortunate to have Sebastian Schmaling of Johnsen Schmaling Architects give a lecture in conjunction with this years AIA design awards, a cooperative event that takes place in Knowlton every year.&nbsp; Johnsen Schmaling Architects is an award winning firm operating out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.&nbsp; Themes permeating their work as a whole, he noted, are ideas of restraint and contextualism. Restraint in the use of materials, in both sustainable terms and a sense of frugality in making use of what&rsquo;s at our disposal. He also discussed restraint in terms of form, positing himself behind orthogonality (logical, simple, and an basic fact of life). He argues that the formal possibilities of software are causing the profession to become parametrically driven, almost baroque, and this doesn&rsquo;t make logical sense as a building tool. In discussing contextualism he stated that architects need to...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/89841717/lecture-mark-lee Lecture - Mark Lee RMartz 2013-12-27T16:37:15-05:00 >2013-12-30T21:19:11-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06r93galnnzjj97w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/mark-lee-johnston-marklee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p> <p> Welcome back everyone. On Oct 30th we were joined by Mark Lee. USC and GSD graduate, Mark is the principle and founder of Johnston Marklee, an architecture practice operating out of Los Angeles. With a staff of designers coming from academic and professional backgrounds their practice has a strong conceptual approach which, in the words of Kristy Balliet, keeps &ldquo;one foot in California and one somewhere else&rdquo;, with their projects taking place all over the globe. The last time Mark was here at OSU was for a small talk given 10 years ago, using slides. A point he made to our young audience. Due to the nature of their small specific projects a lecture, such as this, was chance for self-reflection, a chance to ask, &ldquo;as a discipline do we have a shared project?...Is there a cohesion?&rdquo;, which he made the point with the Kim Dingle painting United Shapes of America, in which LA teenagers were asked to draw the United States. All are different, none are quite right, but all shar...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/88388404/situating-food-symposium-and-exhibition Situating Food - Symposium and Exhibition RMartz 2013-12-08T20:01:16-05:00 >2013-12-09T21:07:55-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/ia7puo1mo0nc9oy2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Welcome back everyone. About a month ago we here at Knowlton were fortunate to hold a symposium titled Situating Foods. The focus of this symposium was on understanding relationships of food and design. Particularly, the conference seemed to focus much on urban land-use practices in association with food production and their social, health, and cultural ramifications, to name a few. We covered a range of topics with 2 keynote speakers and 3 panel discussions over the evening and following day. For the purpose of a teaser I will touch briefly on the different parts of the symposium and their topics, but for the detail, well worth your time, the whole event was recorded and will be available online in the future.</p> <p> The day began before the Friday evening speaker with a tour of Hoop Houses built with international students during this past summer, a visit to the exhibition and rooftop garden at the Wexner Center, and a lecture on OSU&rsquo;s waste recovery program. As an aside take a lo...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/88222983/why-we-love-architecture-school Why We Love Architecture School RMartz 2013-12-06T16:29:30-05:00 >2013-12-09T21:08:46-05:00 <p> Architecture school gets a bad rep, deservedly so, but there are some great parts too. We have a little bit of fun and have a really great community. Credits to Lindsay Mitchell who credits Chad Barrington of Cannon Design for this wonderful idea. Needless to say we looked forward to every Friday for more reasons than just the weekend!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8y/8yhiiokt67lydhy4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Credit to Lindsay Mitchell who credits Chad Barrington of Cannon Design</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/86758238/lecture-sylvia-lavin Lecture - Sylvia Lavin RMartz 2013-11-17T13:50:17-05:00 >2013-12-18T14:29:25-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5krrinawpk8miga.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/sylvia-lavin-university-california-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p> <p> Welcome back everyone. Not too long ago we were fortunate to have Sylvia Lavin, Director of Critical Studies in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA and a leading theorist, give a lecture and also spend time working with the third year March students as this years Baumer visiting professor. Incredibly insightful and knowledgeable she was introduced as often using the phrase &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s be honest&rdquo; to cut through the noise and chatter. She began her lecture with preface that this this lecture was going to be more her thinking out loud as she worked to combine 3 different topics she&rsquo;s been working on the past years: the 1970&rsquo;s, a series of questions of the shifting boundaries of the architectural discipline, and the role of the critical project in the contemporary.</p> <p> The presentation and the story of this lecture began with an exhibition Sylvia was giving on the 1970&rsquo;s. She was including the work of artist Mike Kelley into the exhibition, particularly his th...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/86595340/lecture-laura-kurgan Lecture - Laura Kurgan RMartz 2013-11-15T11:11:05-05:00 >2013-12-18T14:23:59-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdh1xxbpcgx6c28n.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://knowlton.osu.edu/event/laura-kurgan-columbia-university-spatial-information-design-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Source</a></p> <p> Welcome back everyone. On the 9th we were joined by Laura Kurgan, an Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia. The lab began in 2004 to address a lack of GIS use in the school and since has worked on an array of projects covering a broad set of disciplines. A central tenant to her work is that &ldquo;Data is not neutral, data is design&rdquo;.&nbsp; Anytime you work with data the information must be translated from one state to another, to become the final product, and thus in curating that data an argument is being made. Her work covers a wide range of topics, varying from shipping routes, to spatial crime analysis by block, to visualizing the Neurons of the human brain, all using data sets as an origin. I&rsquo;ll briefly touch on a few.</p> <p> One project she presented was titled &ldquo;Million Dollar Blocks&rdquo; in which they were looking to discover the &ldquo;spatial patterns that link, poverty, racial segregation, and incarce...</p>