Cornell University (Kumar Sebastian Coors Atre)



Feb '05 - Aug '06

  • yes and here, now, for now...

    By KumarAtre
    Aug 17, '06 7:13 PM EST

    and coming down of off three years in Ithaca, and with harder hands and darker eyes and a sharper mind and softer clothing...

    i await with great anticipation the all-new
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    By KumarAtre
    Nov 28, '05 6:20 PM EST

    This project reexamines the typology of the Health Club by mixing it with that of the Dance Club on the site of a large-scale development at the intersection of two subway lines in Manhattan. It is a test, a question, a challenge - a proto-typology. CLUB HEALTH: HEALTH CLUBBING This project is a... View full entry

  • self-plaigarism: what's occupying my time

    By KumarAtre
    Sep 29, '05 5:14 AM EST

    The space under study is my bedroom, in Highland Apartments, number B31. It's on the third level of a building whose first is half sunk into the ground; that is, it's one and a half storeys up. It has one window, on the northeastern face, to the side of which is the next apartment block, shifted... View full entry

  • update

    By KumarAtre
    Sep 10, '05 2:11 PM EST

    The previous chair has left, and in her wake arrive a team of visitors from Europe and beyond. Spirits are high, it seems. Our student body has increased ten percent, with the addition of thirty-something Tulane architecture students, ranging from first year to thesis. One was put in each... View full entry

  • Writing as entry to the rhizome: does existentialism count?

    By KumarAtre
    Aug 11, '05 6:07 AM EST

    :Anyway, you should be typing; I've only been here a week. :That's not an excuse. Typing is a basic skill. You- we're not going to sit around here and wait for you to figure it out, either. :Well who's typing now? :I don't know. :Then who's dictating? Who's talking? :You stop talking - and don't... View full entry

  • Parsons Product Design

    By KumarAtre
    Jul 9, '05 2:36 PM EST

    Here are some snapshots of that work which will lend itself more readily to photographic representation. The diagram is simple: tension (rubber bands) on the inside, compresion (laminated wood) on the outside, the whole assembly creating a layering of membranes with various types of openings... View full entry

  • Summer lists: exhausting leisure

    By KumarAtre
    Jul 8, '05 6:46 PM EST

    LEAVE school HANG OUT with gutterpunks in New Orleans DISCUSS Deleuze and Guattari's take on Semiotics RIDE a horse in a cirlce for thirty minutes MOVE from the LES to Union Square (gross!) REGISTER for Parsons SIS product design the day classes start SEE Contempt, by Goddard GET asked by roommate... View full entry

  • Final Reviews Are Nigh

    By KumarAtre
    May 4, '05 6:36 PM EST

    ...DISTURB THE NURBZ!!! View full entry

  • Milk Day, or, Another Cornell Architecture Tradition Goes Sour

    By KumarAtre
    May 2, '05 1:59 AM EST

    Today was Milkday... Milkday is like any other chugging competition, but... its participants are all Cornell Architects! This may be all the explanation the event needs, but for those who don't quite get it, I'll provide more explicit imagery. First, it is important to know that all competitors... View full entry

  • COOLhaas lecture

    By KumarAtre
    Apr 26, '05 9:09 PM EST

    Rem Koolhaas spoke last night. This morning, the Cornell Daily Sun ran an article so awful it inspired me to write my own... Of course, attendance was plenary. Kennedy hall had reached maximum capacity an hour before the lecture was to start. At T minus forty minutes, it was announced that He... View full entry

  • cigarrettes and european urbanists...

    By KumarAtre
    Apr 5, '05 9:21 PM EST

    ...are our favorite addictions. you can never get enough. View full entry

  • mid-term all-school confusion

    By KumarAtre
    Apr 5, '05 9:03 PM EST

    If you can imagine the expression on the face of one of those lizards sunbathing in the Galapagos, and then imagine a room full of them criticizing student architecture, you probably understand what Cornell's midterm all-school review looked like. The attendance was lizard-like: all with wide eyes... View full entry

  • Project Architect Symposium

    By KumarAtre
    Mar 15, '05 2:07 AM EST

    Saturday was the much anticipated project architect symposium. Scheduled... to start at 9:30am and run through the day, this epic lecture marathon boasted on its line-up members of such firms as the OMA, H+dM, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Morphosis, and Frank Ghery Partners. That, certainly, was... View full entry

  • Common Sense - a productive culture of dissent

    By KumarAtre
    Feb 14, '05 10:01 AM EST

    The air around us has gotten a little warmer, and it seems students have tapped into this boost in energy and gotten a bit fiesty. Tomorrow there is a meeting, called by Mostafavi (new dean) with the students to discuss potential venues for change and... improvement in the school of architecture... View full entry

  • thus it starts

    By KumarAtre
    Feb 1, '05 11:08 AM EST

    One week into the semester, Rand Hall is brimming with half-empty coffee cups and half-full architecture students; the grey slush outside the door is spotted with cold cigarette butts; everyone is one semester older. Our new dean has painted all the doors â€&ldquo... View full entry

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