Archinect - Yale School of Architecture (Kyle) 2014-04-19T13:12:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452708/paul-rudolph-hall Paul Rudolph Hall _ks 2008-11-12T02:25:01-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:15-04:00 <p>it's been a while...thought i'd give an update..i've been crazy busy, and an entire 3 week studio project has passed since my last post...it went really well and i'll post images tmr.<br><br> Recently we had the dedication of the now aptly named Paul Rudolph Hall, formerly A+A building...The festivities were quite entertaining not to mention being the Oscars for architecture. It was quite an illustrious cast that attending the ceremonies. Here's the recap.<br><br> 1. Thursday began with Open House. Unfortunately I didn't get to attend as I had to fly back home. However, we had a record turnout this year which is great to hear. I was excited that Peter Eisenman was lecturing this year, because not only is he an extraordinary teacher whose taught at many architecture schools he is also one of the few persons whom I've met who will give you the straight answer. My experience of open houses diluted me in the general process of considering schools, a testament to the fact that I feel many school...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450933/first-proejct-final-review First Proejct Final Review _ks 2008-09-27T13:05:32-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>We had final reviews on Monday + Tuesday so life has been in a bit of recovery mode this week with all third years on travel for advanced studio. Travel week also equates to no drawing due for Peter's class this week which gives us some a bit of free time. Although that free time is quickly absorbed by our beaux-arts water color class. Hooray for mimesis.<br><br> My review was constructive, although overall I'm pretty disappointed in this project. I think it has more to do with time and adjusting to life here at grad school. Project was completed in three weeks, so it is what it is. Conceptually I was trying to mediate a project that was about programatically contested zones....i.e. kayak boat Launch space is the same space as event space is the same space is path to water's edge so that when different user's come to the space they are in conflict over who and how exactly it is used. There's enough program space for all, but it translated into a pretty tight corridor that runs throu...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452253/joke-of-the-morning Joke of the Morning _ks 2008-09-15T09:11:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>me...hey check it out, i'm working on moses's burning bush over here<br><br> john...you know moses is pretty important in architecture<br><br> me...oh don't tell me i know<br><br> john...he's more influential than corbusier...he had the first parti.<br><br><br> GET IT?<br><br> but seriously, we have final reviews on our first 3 week studio project [see earlier post] a week from today and I have a whole bungle of stuff to finish. <br><br> i'll post some progress images later.<br><br> _ks</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452471/studio Studio _ks 2008-09-09T14:48:25-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Our first project this semester is titled 'Skins and Sculls' and we are asked to 'consider the nature of enclosure and threshold in the design of a small building to serve two clients : Socrates Sculpture Park and the Long Island City Community Boathouse.' The site is located adjacent to the Sculpture Park in Queens and is supposed to be thought of a filter between the Park and the waterfront, mediating and regulating view, movement, and in habitation through the membrane of it's perimeter. The assigned program includes boat storage, bicycle rental, cafe, function space / event space and is focused on surface systems. Time 3Weeks.<br><br> My critic is Jennifer Leung, whom very much has a Princeton pedagogical precision in her ways which I have to say I'm really pleased with. She thinks about architecture quite differently than I do, [i'd say i'm comparable to a schizophrenic ball of chaos always doing a million things at once] so her very critical understanding of architecture I find...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452476/yalies Yalies _ks 2008-09-08T09:30:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>This is for my fellow Yalies only...<br><br> Let me go on the record and say, I love each and every one of you with that special feeling that is still in the bottom of my stomach...And don't worry, the hardwood floor was exceptionally comfortable last night. I love this place: Now it's midterm crit time.<br><br> _ks</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452472/the-first-week-part-one The First Week - Part One _ks 2008-09-07T08:24:33-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:14-04:00 <p>Going to do this in two posts...first being the first week experience and the second being my studio project thus far.<br><br> Finally officially begun all classes and all in all every class looks great except one [Beaux-Arts Water Color Class..a lot more on this later]. <br> Class Schedule: 1. M.Arch I Studio - Skins and Sculls [3 week project]<br> My critic this quarter is Jennifer Leung, this being her second year as a critic at YSOA. The interest of the studio is in 'skins,' although the project is the first of three this semester. I'm pretty happy with the way the studio is coordinated this year [by Ben Pell] as the projects move from smaller scale program and site up to a larger scale urban intervention project. <br><br> 2. Modern Architecture with Kurt Forster - This is just one of the reasons of why to come to Yale. Kurt is perhaps one of the more dynamic lecture's I've listened to in a while, especially in design, and his insights into the historical development of architecture is incredi...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452410/in-the-beginning In The Beginning... _ks 2008-08-30T11:37:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>in the beginning...<br><br> First week is underway with our official start this past Thursday. I'm really excited that know we have started the pace looks fast and work load heavy. On Wednesday of this week all incoming students were invited to Kent Bloomer's house in Gilford, CT. I regret I don't have images, but I'll get some from a classmate. The party was great...burgers, beer, wine, oysters, shrimp, more wine, a live band, a spectacular view, more beer, brilliant dancing, great/awkward first discussions with faculty/dean. <br><br> Thursday was our first day and it began with the standard introductions moving on to Advanced Studio lotteries. List looks pretty good this fall, although thankfully/unfortunately I have to wait quite a while until the Advanced Studios.<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_lottery2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Following the lecture was a lecture by Charles Atwood "Follow The Money: Sex, Greed and Architecture in Las Vegas". Charles is the head of Harrah's Entertainment and he seems an intelligent person and lives up to what I would expec...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452368/greetings-archinect Greetings Archinect! _ks 2008-08-20T19:21:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>So school doesn't start for another week, but I just wanted to log on and get my first post up to see how the whole thing works.<br><br> The school is in a bit of last minute chaos as the A&amp;A Building renovation is finished, now to become the Paul Rudolph Hall...At the moment we are only limted to two floors of the building, but upon completion next week I'll get some images up of the new facilities. <br><br> Unfortunately I don't have much to share yet, as we progress through our farily standard orientation week but it seems that we have a great class. All in all, a comparitive difference from my undergraduate school [University of Cincinnait] to Yale is certainly the diverse range which comprises the class body. UC is a fairly regional school drawing the majority of it's students from the midwest whereas at Yale we seem to have a little bit of everything with UVA kids being the most [at 4or5 i think?]. <br><br> gonna post some images of the change in schools to learn how to do so....<br> DAAP<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_DAAP.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> YSOA [...</p>