Minnette De Silva’s unique position in the mid-20th century exemplifies cultural and local specificity in dialogue with a global modern movement. Her architectural practice was expressive of the materials, techniques, and history of her native Sri Lanka as well as her participation in a network of international architects and designers. As a result, De Silva’s legacy traces the complex and multi-directional vectors of modernity.
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Princeton School of Architecture is pleased to announce UnBuilding Building, an online exhibition by the 2020 Post-Professional M.Arch Thesis class coordinated by Professor Jesse Reiser. The website showcases projects by five students—Catherine Ahn, Esra Durukan, Sarah Etaat, Kyle Weeks, and Olga Zakharova—collectively named "V".
Our built environment is in a constant state of destabilization by changing environments, influences, and functions. In a landscape where architecture is often pushed to sublimate into other types of creative practices, permanence in architecture is no longer something that can be taken for granted. We confront this question of permanence of buildings through actively constructing
Connecting the technical and conceptual, the work of Anne Tyng stands out within and beyond the field of architecture. Through independent projects, in addition to her work with architects Louis Kahn and Pier Luigi Nervi, Tyng explored geometry as it relates to natural form and construction. She approached design as a process and profession through teaching and writing, addressing the social, psychological, and experiential dynamics of creativity and collaboration; her work has influenced other practitioners as well as models of practice. At the center of this conference is the question, “How do we position the legacy of an architect whose
VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness presents amid.cero9’s investigations on the role of architecture in the formation of the contemporary public realm. Through large format drawings and precious models recreating the working environment of their studio in Madrid, the exhibition presents architectural projects ranging from the beginning of their practice in 1998 to their most recent work.
Fosbury Architecture (F.A.) is an Italian architectural design and research collective based in Milan, Rotterdam, and Hamburg. Founded in 2013, F.A. engages in a wide range of projects, from urban strategies to domestic environments, from independent fanzines to labyrinths. F.A. has received multiple awards (Europan 13 / NL, Turin 2015, Bologna 2014, Tallinn 2013) and recently exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017) and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2016). F.A. is the curator of Incompiuto-The Birth of a Style, the first extensive survey of all the unfinished public works in Italy.
F.A. is: Alessandro Bonizzoni, Claudia Mainardi, Giacomo Ardesio, Nicola Campri,
Yo Shimada founded Tato Architects in 1997 upon graduating from Kyoto City University of Art, where he completed a number of designs and built architecture projects at the school.
The term Low-resolution precedes Houses in order to make the exhibition-goer think about houses through this double technological and representational-aesthetic lens. All 44 houses exhibited fall into one or more of the following categories of Low-resolution: first, houses that vaguely resemble houses, using familiar house elements, such as pitched roofs, etc.; second, houses that appear to be constructed, in that you can see the construction, joints and the materials, there is a sort of cheap unfinished quality to the work; and third, houses that are composed of basic geometric primitives—squares, circles, triangles—arranged in a non-compositional or abstract manner. By these
Starting this week,The Princeton University School of Architecture will hold until May 14 a retrospective exhibition on the work of Andrés Jaque and his architectural practice Office for Poitical Innovation. It includes their production since 2000, including several projects we've published in the past like the Plasencia Clergy House, Sweet Parliament Home, Escaravox and the Never Never Land House.
In the last 10 years the Office for Political Innovation has explored the question: ‘What happens to architectural practices when common notions of the urban (as something confined in cities) are replaced by others in which the urban is contained in urban enactments (ordinary interactions in which politics are produced)?’
More after the break.