the recent october 12, 2012 installation at sci-arc with zaha hadid partner patrik schumacher, demonstrated trying to emulate thin shell construction with sticks. it can be done, but not like what was built in the sci-arc museum demonstration space recently.
thin shell depends upon significant warpage of surfaces. the ambitious shapes sought were a confused mess, reduced to sculpture with no inherent structure. in one instant relying on connecting into the museum space wall to brace itself. — small@large
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."
In Student Works: PERFORMA_12 Archinect features an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive...
“HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FORTY YEARS TOO SOON?” Question of the year from Jeffrey Kipnis to Glen Small at a rooftop bar. — Small at Large
SCI-ARC SCREEN TEST, I SHALL RETURN is a fun to read blog post with behind the scenes imagery. It includes an honest review of SCI Arc 2011 Thesis Projects as told by one of school's founding fathers, a visionary green architect and great critic, Glen Howard Small.
I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in school and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment...
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