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  • Slump Blog

    Matthew Messner
    Feb 5, '12 11:24 PM EST

    Students of Kelly Bair's elective have started a blog to document their findings.  Check it here! "Slump examines the formal aesthetics and material sensibilities that result in the pairing of rudimentary form making methods (casting, carving, drape forming etc.) with the precision of... View full entry



  • Clumsy Forms

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 27, '12 6:40 PM EST

    Instead of thesis, UIC uses a system of directed research during one's final year of our M.Arch program.  The first semester of the final year includes a Research Seminar and the second semester, a studio that formalizes that research into an Architectural Project. An final example of this... View full entry



  • Lecture | Marlon Blackwell

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 25, '12 4:25 PM EST

    I truly hope that some Archinect readers were able to make it to the Michael Maltzon Lecture this past Monday.  Maltzon eloquently layed out convinsing arguments for his experience based formal practice and its ability to be socially conscious while stunningly beautiful.   Next on the... View full entry



  • Plastic Politics

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 23, '12 1:04 AM EST

    From the begining of this blog my goal has been to highlight the work or my class and document the Graduate school experience at UIC.  I am going to take a quick brake from showing last semesters projects (there will be a handful more coming soon) to talk about the school a little bit. Last... View full entry

    Dir.Somol at Taubman College




  • Taxidermy of Architecture by Nayereh Pater-Rov

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 22, '12 1:17 AM EST

    TAXIDERMY OF ARCHITECTURE [A CHICAGO MUSEUM]            Nayereh Pater-Rov          This project is a selection of architectural taxidermy. Interest lies in assigning program to a collection of plans and... View full entry



  • Assemblage City by Mark Cunningham

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 18, '12 12:22 PM EST

    Mark Cunningham's Interior Urbanism project "Assemblage City" for ARCH553 with  Prof. Alexander Eisenschmidt     View full entry



  • Michael Maltzan Lecture

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 17, '12 9:09 PM EST

    Come one, Come All Not gunna lie, I'm kinda excited about this one. Lecture January 23 6pm • 1100 A+A   Michael Maltzan Principal, Michael Maltzan Architecture Los Angeles   View full entry



  • Old Work: Parallax

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 13, '12 7:00 PM EST

    These are some of my final results from Spring 2011 semester studio with Penelope Dean and Andrew Moddrell. read more about it in these older posts.   Or check out my updated website for full imagery and more drawings! www.matthewmessner.com Parallax An exploration through iterative... View full entry



  • The Work of Adrianne Jørgensen

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 9, '12 11:21 AM EST

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Adrianne Jørgensen View full entry


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  • SEM3

    Matthew Messner
    Jan 3, '12 11:03 PM EST

    I am finally awake after a three week nap following last semester which ended in early December.  I though that I would show at least a few images of my project as it ended up.  Read the earlier post on Interior City to get the low down on this project. Here. Interior Viewing Apparatus... View full entry



  • Three Weeks

    Matthew Messner
    Nov 17, '11 1:26 AM EST

    So as some may have noticed, I have neglected this blog a bit more then I would have preferred this semester.  In my defense this semester has been a non-stop production/review/sleepless string of interior urbanism,  Dubious Desires, sheer/moment diagrams and building... View full entry



  • Ed Dimendberg

    Matthew Messner
    Nov 8, '11 1:56 PM EST

      Ed Dimendberg Professor, University of California, Irvine Lecture November 11 6pm, 1100 A+A   View full entry



  • John McMorrough

    Matthew Messner
    Oct 24, '11 1:25 AM EST

    be there View full entry



  • Interior City

    Matthew Messner
    Oct 21, '11 6:48 PM EST

    Interior City is an investigation into interior shape, space, and form.  The project is manifested in a series of specialized spaces that agrigate through normative Typical Plan floor plates.  Those plates conversely are affected by those spaces. The initial interest... View full entry



  • Playing a Little Catch Up

    Matthew Messner
    Oct 16, '11 2:14 AM EST

    OK...   So I have not been as active on here as last semester.  As professed by former students, this semester has been one of the most demanding of my collage career.   Here is what has been happening...   The classes... ARCH573 Structures ARCH563 Tech III w/ Andrew Moddrell... View full entry



  • Never Too Much UIC

    Matthew Messner
    Oct 10, '11 1:26 AM EST

    For those that have not noticed yet there is a new School Blogger from UIC on Archinect.  BW GUSTAFSON is a first year M.Arch student.  Welcome Welcome BW GUSTAFSON.     I have been a bit behind on here, but will be making some very large updates up on here soon.  View full entry



  • Graduate Open House

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 26, '11 5:06 PM EST

    Come and see it for yourself! Graduate School Open House! Arts & Architecture Building Oct.7 2011 4:15-7:00pm View full entry


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  • DuptUS Open Forum

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 26, '11 5:03 PM EST

    The Department of Urban Speculation cordially invites all interested parties to attend an open forum introducing the Department and our next phase of speculation. Thursday, the Twenty-Ninth of September, 2011 at six-fifteen in the evening. DeptUS Office, Henry Hall, Room 106, University of... View full entry




  • Graduate Open House

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 26, '11 1:09 PM EST

    Come and see it for yourself! Graduate School Open House! Arts & Architecture Building Oct.7 2011 4:15-7:00pm View full entry



  • DuptUS Open Forum

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 25, '11 5:22 PM EST

    The Department of Urban Speculation cordially invites all interested parties to attend an open forum introducing the Department and our next phase of speculation. Thursday, the Twenty-Ninth of September, 2011 at six-fifteen in the evening. DeptUS Office, Henry Hall, Room 106, University of... View full entry




  • UIC Lecture Series Fall 2011

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 23, '11 9:01 PM EST

    wow new blogging platform .   Fall has arrived in Chicago (and everywhere else with the solstice I guess), and with that the SOA@UIC Lecture Series. 28 September- Michelle Addington (YSOA) 21 October- Kees Christiaanse (KCAP Architects & Planners) 24 October- John McMorrough (TCAUP... View full entry



  • UIC Lecture Series Fall 2011

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 23, '11 8:47 PM EST

    Fall has arrived in Chicago (and everywhere else with the equinox I guess), and with that the SOA@UIC Lecture Series. 28 September- Michelle Addington (YSOA) 21 October- Kees Christiaanse (KCAP Architects & Planners) 24 October- John McMorrough (TCAUP, University of Michigan) 7 November- Freek... View full entry



  • Sexi Plexi

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 13, '11 2:33 AM EST

    Jason Mould's Artifact from today's review. Quote of the day. (In reference to Eric Hoffman's presentation) "so... your project is... what?"- Jimenez Lai View full entry



  • Copenhagen Wrap Up

    Matthew Messner
    Sep 10, '11 5:57 PM EST

    Here we go. I am back in Chicago after a summer in Copenhagen and other various Nordic lands. (I actually have been for a bit, started school on AUG22). I thought I would take a second to thank all the people that made the summer what it was. So... Thank you to the Danish Institute of Study... View full entry




  • Pavilioning

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 26, '11 10:03 AM EST

    Here is a look at the final product from StudioBerlin2011. Video by Spirit of Space. Stay tuned for highlights from my Denmark Studio. Cheers View full entry




  • Copenhagen Design Exhibition 2011

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 10, '11 9:47 AM EST

    The Public Exhibition for our work here in Copenhagen for the Danish Instatute of Study Abroad. A lot more on this with project posted soon. hope to see you there if you are in CPH! Thursday August 11th and Friday August 12th 11:00 - 20:00 KARCH Danneskiold Samsøes Allé 51, Entrance... View full entry



  • Insights from the StudioBerlin

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 10, '11 9:38 AM EST

    Another more in-depth look at what drives StudioBerlin... Insights from the StudioBerlin team about our inspirations for the architectural installation at Tempelhof in Berlin. Many thanks to Spirit of Space for producing this great film.hello my name is studioBerlin 2011 from Spirit of Space on... View full entry




  • Introducing Studio Berlin

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 9, '11 1:49 PM EST

    Meet the funky Studio Berliners. View full entry




  • Studio Berlin

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 8, '11 12:10 PM EST

    What happens when you send a group of UIC Architecture students to Berlin for the summer? Well... The world is about to know. Here is what we know so far... "StudioBerlin is a workshop based in Berlin in collaberation with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Universität der... View full entry




  • A Great Loss at UIC: Doug Garofalo

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 2, '11 6:16 PM EST

    This is a letter sent out by our Director Robert Somol "It is with deep sadness that I convey the news of Doug Garofalo’s passing on Sunday July 31, one day before his 53rd birthday. As many in the College and professional architectural community were aware, Doug had been... View full entry



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