Archinect - Knowlton School of Architecture (Greg) 2017-09-21T10:21:06-04:00 Greg has moved. Greg Evans 2011-10-04T19:01:21-04:00 >2011-10-04T19:01:21-04:00 <p> And he has a new Archinect blog called&nbsp;<strong>Postcards from New York.</strong></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check it out.</a></p> 015 / It's probably not a datascape. Greg Evans 2011-06-15T20:02:33-04:00 >2011-10-04T18:34:55-04:00 <p> Don't get used to this back-to-back posting rhythm, but I told you they'd come quickly...<br><br> This quarter I took an interesting seminar with Professor Karen Lewis called "Diagrammatic." The seminar focused on the history of diagramming in architecture and was split into progressive categories:<br><br><i>Forms &amp; Relationships<br> Abstract Machines<br> Processing Program<br> Datascapes<br> Systems &amp; Networks<br> Landscape Dynamics<br> Flexible &amp; Intelligent</i><br><br> Each of these categories had related readings and discussions. The seminer produced a lot of interesting conversation, although I felt the categories seemed a bit general, which made most of the discussions overlap with each other.<br><br> In the end, each student had to write an academic "blog post" for our KSA Community blog page for the class. The goal of this blog is to be a huge database of architectural diagrams for reference to learn about different types of diagrams. Should be interesting as it develops. As of now, the blog is private, however, until it grow...</p> 014 / De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da Greg Evans 2011-06-14T20:07:04-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <p>So, Spring Quarter has come and gone, and thus, so has graduation. What a great two years it has been. Over the summer, I plan on posting some of the projects I never really finished updating everyone with - like the final fur studio work. So, be looking out for frequent posts as I begin to curate the work for portfolios and such.<br><br> For now, two immediate things should be mentioned.<br><br> First, two issues of our student journal <i>One:twelve</i> have been released. Issues 002 &amp; 003 can be downloaded at our <a href="" target="_blank">KSA Community page</a>:<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br> Make sure to follow the journal on <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Tumblr</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> I'm super proud of the progress of this journal over it's first year. The student excitement and drive to make this happen has been so inspiring. I'm very excited to hand off graduate editing duties to my colleague Samuel Ludwig, and am really excited to see what this journal becomes. Please give them a read, and feel free to express comments and concerns to <a href="" target="_blank">onetwelveksa@gm...</a></p> 014 / Toshiko Mori Event Blog Greg Evans 2011-02-23T13:13:38-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <p>Apologies for anyone really hoping for a true "live blog." The spotty wireless can be unreliable in our concrete bunker and there are no easily accessible outlets in the gallery space. Alas, I can post a short update now over lunch to catch you up on the first half of the day.<br><br> Most of the morning's discussion was led by Architecture Section Head Michael Cadwell. We began speaking about Toshiko's education from art school to her "immediate acceptance" into the Cooper Union. She told us how she decided to apply for architecture school and went to speak with John Hejduk, then director of Cooper. After a short discussion, she said he took her down to the receptionist's desk and told her, "This girl is in." Interesting story.<br><br> From there we began the day's discussion on her body of work. Beginning with her first <a href="" target="_blank">House on the Gulf of Mexico I</a>, a guest house addition to the original Paul Rudolph project, she explained to us the project's complications and her interest in addition/restorat...</p> 013 / Toshiko's Coming! Greg Evans 2011-02-22T11:44:32-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <p>Wednesday and Thursday this week, third year graduate students will be in day-long discussions with this year's Baumer Visiting Lecturer, <a href="" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori</a>.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Toshiko Mori, FAIA is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City.<br><br> Mori's strong research-based approach to design has been commended in awards and invitations to lectures and exhibitions around the world. In the fall of 2005, her work was exhibited in "Renewing Wright" at the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. Her profile, "Postscripts: Building on Sacred Ground", appeared in The New York Times in May 2005. She has edited a volume on material and fabrication research, Immaterial/Ultramaterial, and is currently preparing her next publication: Textile Tectonic in Architecture. A monograph of her work, Toshiko Mori Architect, was published by Monacell...</p> 012 / Oh, the grandfur. Greg Evans 2011-02-19T23:48:57-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>My last studio ever. And what a studio it's turning out to be...this is why I love architecture.<br><br> As a perfect follow-up to last quarter's studio with Jeff Kipnis, I am now part of visiting professor <a href="" target="_blank">Jason Payne's</a> research of surface sublimating form and the explorations of fur in architecture. Jason's words from a recent interview for the next issue of the KSA's <i>One:Twelve</i>:<br><br><br><b><i>The basic premise here is that I have a strong suspicion that form can be sublimated to surface; that you can actually produce strange, unforeseen form if we work the way we&rsquo;re working. The one thing I have my eye on is the way that unfolds in our studio, and if basically, I think it&rsquo;s proven to be the case or not. And if so, then how to make that process better or more efficient or more interesting.<br><br> I think too, more generally, I am interested in situating fur - that specific material - in architecture once again. For a long time, once the hair stuff got literal in <a href="" target="_blank">NGTV Bar</a> Bar where we literally used fur and t...</i></b></p> 011 / KSA Excitement Greg Evans 2010-11-08T18:20:44-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <p>It has certainly been quite a while since I last updated this page. I apologize to anyone who's following it. My goal is to get something brief up here every week or two from now on - because there is certainly a lot going on/that has gone on. It's just difficult to not make a blog posting a full-blown event. I always feel like I have to prepare some extraordinary presentation of images and text, which is not the case.<br><br> This quarter has brought on a lot of interesting work, lectures, conferences, and now a new student publication called <i>One:Twelve</i>.<br><br> Let's start with the lectures:<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Thus far, we've had a stimulating set of lectures from a prominent group of practitioners and theorists. As with every lecture series here at the KSA, the series has been complemented by gallery openings and symposiums.<br><br> This past Friday we were given a keynote lecture by <a href="" target="_blank">Seed Magazine</a> editor, <b>Adam Bly</b> as part of the <b>Envisioning Organization</b> conference - organized by KSA Assistant Professor Karen Lewis.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> T...</p> 010 / Road Trip Greg Evans 2010-02-02T13:45:24-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Recently, my undergrad home the College of Architecture &amp; Environmental Design at Kent State University commissioned me to design their posters for the 2010 Spring Design Lecture Series.<br><br> Below, I've posted graphics of all of the posters, and you can see larger views at my <a href="" target="_blank">Flickr</a> page.<br><br> The series is full of a few very interesting lectures and will be well-worth the time to check them out.<br><br> Enjoy!<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> 009 / Notes & Murmurs Greg Evans 2010-01-19T20:20:00-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Quickly, then back to work...<br><br> My apologies for my lack of postings - like last quarter's studio work. Being a partner project, I don't have all of the final materials and need to get those from him ASAP! Furthermore, my hand-drawn sections of the project were stolen, and I have no idea where they are. So, if you go to the KSA, and are reading this, and have heard about some stolen hand drawings, please let me know! It's very disappointing.<br><br> Winter quarter has started running. Third week started today, and in the first two weeks:<br><br><i>- Pin up every day in studio with McMorrough &amp; Cadwell<br> - Project introduction, quiz, and project brief due in structures with Hristina Panovska<br> - Precedent analysis due every Wednesday in tectonic theory with Cadwell</i><br><br> Needless to say, the first two weeks have finished in quite a hurry.<br><br> But I have some issues...<br> It seems the work needs to be done so quickly that none of it is truly in-depth research. That bothers me being in grad school. In additio...</p> 008 / African Cities By Way Of Kansas Greg Evans 2009-11-18T01:43:10-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b><i>TODAY</i></b><br><br><b>Garth Myers</b>, University of Kansas<br><i>Informality In African Cities</i><br><br><b>5:30 pm<br> KSA Auditorium<br> FREE</b><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> See you there! 007 / This Will Be Good Greg Evans 2009-11-12T21:55:26-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b><i>***UPDATE***</i><br> Discussion topic will be "Form, Why Bother?"</b><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> So, tomorrow at 4:00pm, Peter Eisenman will be making a visit to the KSA - presumably for his annual football game with Jeff Kipnis. However, before kick-off on Saturday, Peter will be in a panel discussion with KSA faculty Jeff Kipnis and John McMorrough tomorrow afternoon. No idea what the topic will be, but I can almost guarantee it will be fantastic (on multiple levels).<br><br><b>TOMORROW<br> Eisenman + McMorrough + Kipnis</b><br> Knowlton School of Architecture<br> Gui Gallery<br><br><i>Discussion begins at 4:00 pm</i><br><br> See you there! 006 / The City Of Gold Greg Evans 2009-11-04T01:12:05-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b>TODAY<br><br> Doug Stockman</b>, <a href="" target="_blank">El Dorado, Inc.</a><br><i>AIA Columbus Honor Awards Keynote Lecture</i><br><br><b>5:30 pm<br> KSA Auditorium<br> FREE!</b><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> See you there.<br> 005 / One for the Landscapes Greg Evans 2009-10-28T02:55:52-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b>TODAY</b><br><br> A lecture organized by the Landscape Architecture Department at the KSA...<br><br><b>Pierre Belanger of Harvard University</b><br><i>Redefining Infrastructure</i><br><b>5:30 pm | KSA Auditorium</b><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> See you there!<br> 004 / Burritos, Baseball, Beer Greg Evans 2009-10-21T00:54:16-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Apparently we're supposed to have an October heat-wave coming up here in I hear 70 degrees tomorrow? This is fantastic. If there is one thing I love it's autumn days that I don't have to fear the cold.<br><br> For my autumn quarter design studio, my professor is Ashley Schafer and the site of our project is in Boston. Specifically, the site is in South Boston on the Inner Harbor. In fact, if you're familiar with the site of Diller &amp; Scofidio's ICA project, our site is basically right to the left. The picture of the ICA below is basically taken from the southern limits of of our site.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> More on the project and site details later...<br><br> Two weekends ago our studio took a trip to Boston. The trip was both an opportunity to visit the site as well as various contemporary architecture pieces throughout the city.<br><br> I arrived on that Thursday afternoon around 1:30 pm. It was exciting, I had never been to Boston before and I always love experiencing the different cultures of big cit...</p> 003 / Deployment Greg Evans 2009-10-13T22:46:01-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>So, as I sit here and drink some apple cider - delicious - and listen to my Fleetwood Mac records - some people think they kind of lost it after the <i>Rumors</i> album, I believe they've been spectacular all the way through their career - I want to give a reflection to a stirring lecture that happened two weeks ago.<br><br> It's a new home, a new year, and there's a whole lot happening, so I fear this post is going to get overbearing if I tackle everything at once. Therefore, be patient on specific project/class updates as I will make separate posts for those in the near future.<br><br> A quick introduction of myself:<br> My name is Greg Evans. I have a BS in Architecture from the College of Architecture &amp; Environmental Design at Kent State University. This is my first year at the Ohio State University, and I am in the Master's in Architecture program at the Knowlton School of Architecture. Since I am a G2 student, I will hopefully have my degree in two years. I am also the graduate assistant to the ...</p> 002 / Better Than Magellan Greg Evans 2009-10-07T03:04:45-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Sorry for the lack of updates with any sort of substance...<br><br> This past weekend, I was in Boston for a studio site visit/architecture tour/brewery fun. I shot all film, finished with 12 complete rolls, got them developed, and have done a preliminary sorting through of them all. More on this later...<br><br> Most importantly, <b>LECTURE #02 TODAY!</b><br><br> This one coming from second year Dean at the <a href="" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture &amp; Urban Planning</a> at the University of Michigan, and partner of the architecture studio <a href="" target="_blank">Office dA</a>, Monica Ponce de Leon.<br><br> Without a doubt, this should be a fantastic lecture. It's free. So, do stop on by.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br></p> 001 / Architects Can't Speak Enough Greg Evans 2009-09-30T01:07:44-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Hello, all.<br><br> In a follow-up post, I will formally introduce myself. For know, know that my name is Greg Evans and I am a second year graduate student at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. Like I said, I'll fill in the details later. What's more important, however, is the opening night of the <a href="" target="_blank">Autumn Quarter Lecture Series</a> at the KSA.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Tonight, at 5:30 pm, we will hear from KSA researcher and associate professor <b>John McMorrough</b> in his lecture entitled <i>Claim Jumping.</i> This lecture is free and open to the public, and I hope that all nearby will be in attendance.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> The KSA Autumn 2009 Series entitled <i>Territory</i> will be a critical look at the marriage between architecture and it's surroundings - whether it be landscape, borders, site, etc. OR the territory in which your discipline covers and how those boundaries can be extended - with a fantastic line-up of visiting speakers for the next six weeks.<br><br> It is late, and there is work to be done. Very ...</p>