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.


Carpenter Center
October 12, 2008, 5:05 pm
Filed under: Field Trips

Hopefully your feet are all now well rested after yesterday’s excursion around Cambridge. I’ve posted some boards a group of students and I had put together for an analysis project on the Corb’s Carpenter center while in school. Look at the plans, sections and elevations of the building and compare it to how you sketched and diagrammed the building when we were on site. Look at the diagrams as examples of ways you might diagram projects or analysis. After critically looking at everything re-sketch a series of diagrams about your experience in the building. Try and focus on the concepts we have developed in studio.