Because a recap of some of places we've been is more interesting than photos of 72 sleep-deprived people at their desks.
You don't have to go far. Here's the Charles River between the Allston and Cambridge sides of the Harvard campus.
Studio trip to the Boston conservatory to learn about music halls.
Studio trip to Harvard's Loeb Theater to learn about theater spaces that, as in our project, are shared by professionals and students.
Boston Symphony Hall is famous for its acoustics.
The intensive and deep ornamentation helps the sound diffuse through the space.
Visit to a school by Jonathan Levi (our studio coordinator) under construction.
New York, New York!
Gehry's InterActiveCorp Headquarters (IAC) in NYC.
Checking out the effects of the gradient fritting from the inside.
The project manager from Turner Construction showed us around. I've found that para-architectural professionals (here, a construction manager, but the same goes for our environmental, acoustic, and structural consultants, and various developers we've met) are eager to talk with us, because they see us as future clients (and sometimes, employees).
The IAC's mechanical floor.
Preston Scott Cohen's canopy at the Goldman Sachs building in the Financial District.
Light at the end of the tunnel! (The High Line.)
The only disappointment is that we didn't see any flashers at The Standard, as Liz Diller had talked about.
I HEART Alice Tully Hall.
The roof of the Hypar Pavillion at the Lincoln Center.
A screen inside Alice Tully Hall.
Acoustic fabrics that adapt Starr Theater for amplified sound: disappointing!
Florian Idenburg, one of our studio critics and the Chief Project Architect of SANAA's New Museum, explains the project from its 'Sky Room.'
The expanded aluminum screen at the New Museum. I am copying this verbatim (well, with one change: the color) in my studio project.
The New Museum.
An unexpected joy for me: a Homi Bhabha drawing at MoMA!
And finally, back to my desk, albeit it at a different scale.
Thanks for reading (and looking)!
P.S. Just found out that most of our senior faculty/administrators have gone to China for a conference. NOW is the time to take over the school. Dibs on Michael Hays' office!
Lectures and exhibitions, news and events, now primarily from the Bay Area! Please note that all live blogs are abridged and approximate. If you want to see exactly what happened, in many cases a video of the event is posted online by the event's hosts.