Louis Kahn Sketches
March 5, 2009, 9:07 pm
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Louis Kahn Sketch

Found this posting and thought you all might be interested following last week’s discussion. Feel free to share your thoughts



Pimp My Model
December 15, 2008, 9:39 pm
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Just in case you are feeling the craze of last minute final model stress, there is always Xacto. He’s just down the street at the GSD (Harvard)


Chicago Worlds Fair
December 14, 2008, 8:50 pm
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Found these pics today and thought I would share. Some incredible old school pics from the fair that arguably began what we know as American Ne0-Classicism. Also some Chicago pride in there.


Rural Studio
December 12, 2008, 12:23 am
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Thought some of you might find interesting. Enjoy


New Generation House
October 22, 2008, 5:39 pm
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Next Generation House_Suo Fujimoto Architects_Photo Iwan Baan

Next Generation House_Suo Fujimoto Architects_Photo Iwan Baan

Was looking through some stuff and found some great images of this project by the Japanese firm, Sou Fujimoto Architects, that you might look at as precedent for this weeks assignment. Some things to look at and consider: The way space is manipulated through varrying the length of an otherwise consistent timber module. The wayin which space flows around, is divided and terminated by the modules. Is this an additive or subtractive process?

Here’s a link to the photos: http://www.iwan.com/photo_Next_Generation_House_Sou_Fujimoto.php 

Here’s a link to the architects homepage: http://www.sou-fujimoto.com/index.htm. Check out some of their other work as well.

October 21, 2008, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Field Trips, General

This Thursday, Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio+Renfro will be speaking at MIT. The lecture begins at 6:30pm in room 32-123 and if you plan on going I would try and get there earlier as it will be a very popular lecture. I encourage you all to go as he and his firm is doing some incredibly interesting work. Besides from the ICA here in Boston they have also designed projects such as the Blur building (above), Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and the High Line Redevelopment in NYC. Check out their webpage for more info. Its a new site with a really slick interface.   Hope to see you all there.


Ethics in Architecture Education
October 20, 2008, 6:06 pm
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Thought you guys might find this article from Metropolis interesting as you are at the beginning of your architecture education. Regardless of his tone, Ive spoken a number of times with him and he rants just the same, he brings up some interesting points. Let me know what you think.