Chicago Worlds Fair
December 14, 2008, 8:50 pm
Filed under: General


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
Filed under: General


Thought some of you might find interesting. Enjoy


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
Filed under: General

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.


Lecture Series
October 14, 2008, 5:41 pm
Filed under: General

As the academic year starts to hit full swing many of you are starting to grow your interests in architecture outside the classroom. Awesome! Being in the heart of Boston gives you a great opportunity to hear some of the world’s best architects speak about their work and theory at some of the best architecture schools in the country. I’ve posted below a few links to Harvard’s lecture series, Northeastern’s and MIT’s. Take a look and see if any interest you. Renfro will be at MIT on OCT 23, Stephen Kieran on NOV 20. At the GSD (Harvard)Kate Orff will speak on NOV 13 and Ben van Berkel on NOV 19.

GSD: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/events/lectures/

MIT: http://architecture.mit.edu/architecture-lecture-series.html

NEU: http://www.architecture.neu.edu/events/lectures/

Nolli Map
October 12, 2008, 5:34 pm
Filed under: General, Representation
Detail of Nolli Map
Detail of Nolli Map

Heres a link to the “interactive nolli-map”. It’s a digitized version of the original map of Rome and a great resource, both as a map and a diagram of public and private space through figure-ground. Once the page opens click launch map to get started.


October 12, 2008, 4:15 am
Filed under: General

Here’s a link to some of my pics from a visit to Ronchamp in 2006.



Ronchamp Michael Schur 2006

Ronchamp Michael Schur 2006