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Next Week: M. Arch. II Lecture Series
Upcoming Lectures by Bernard Tschumi and Walter Hood
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Analysis as Design
On view thru Nov 26
Houghton Gallery
7 East 7 Street
Presenting analysis work completed at The School of Architecture between 1967 and 2014, this exhibition will celebrate the school's unique approach to analysis as a didactic, structural and abstract discipline. Drawing from the Architecture Archive's collection of student projects, the show will examine significant works of architecture from the Renaissance through the modern period, as well as recently completed buildings. The exhibition will present a broad range of techniques of analysis and representation, which have evolved radically in recent years-from precisely constructed hand drawings to digital drawings and virtual processes that explore new modes of analysis using a variety of materials and tools within a single project.

October 14 - November 26, 2013

This exhibition has been made possible with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

This exhibition is a program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month, New York City, October 2014.

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Image: Analysis: Ledoux's House of the Charcoal Burners, authors unknown, Design I, 1979-80

A Critique on Temporality
Nov 17 at 7pm
LL 101
41 Cooper Sq

This event is part of the 2014 Master of Architecture II Lecture Series


An architectural theory/practice dialogue between Alexis Meier and Dominique Coulon.


About the speakers:


Alexis Meier, Ph.D., Architectural Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics (University of Paris VIII). He is a Professor of Architecture in the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg and lecturer in Strasbourg School of Architecture.


Dominique Coulon, Architect and Founder, Dominique Coulon & Associés. He teaches at the Ecole d'Architecture de Strasbourg where he also founded the Architecture and Complexity Masters Program.


Moderated by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa


This event is free and open to the public.


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Image courtesy Dominique Coulon

Lecture by Bernard Tschumi
Nov 24 at 7pm
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Bernard Tschumi's buildings and theoretical writings have significantly influenced architectural form and discourse for over forty years. A recent comprehensive retrospective of his work at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, provided visitors with a visual, documentary, and experiential survey of his practice. Tschumi's design for the exhibition reflects his approach to understanding architecture, as he describes in the catalogue Architecture: Concept & Notation, "the art of inventing concepts in space through materials."

Bernard Tschumi founded his practice in 1983 in Paris after winning the Parc de La Villette competition, his first major commission. He opened Bernard Tschumi Architects based in New York City in 1988, and Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes based in Paris in 2002. Notable works include the New Acropolis Museum, Athens; as well as Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing, France; and the Limoges Concert Hall, Limoges, France. Current work includes Carnal Hall, at Le Rosey, the Swiss boarding school, as well as the Muséoparc Alésia, Alise-Sainte-Reine, France, and the Paris Zoo. Other current projects include the Vacheron Constantin Headquarters addition, Geneva, and the New Hague Passage, The Hague.

Free to current Cooper Union students/faculty/staff and League members; non-members can purchase tickets here

Image: Bernard Tschumi Architects, Alésia MuséoParc | photo by Christian Richters

Lecture by Walter Hood
Dec 2 at 7pm
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Walter Hood's firm works primarily in the urban public realm, with projects ranging from small, community-based interventions to large-scale landscape commissions. His landscapes address the complexities of urban space by particularizing and layering function, incorporating what he terms "hybrid" spatial strategies, a pragmatic multifocal approach to design that Hood described in a recent article as reflecting "collisions of differing points of view, which 'fuse the un-fuseable.'"

Moderated by Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, and director of the Graduate Urban Design Studio at the City University of New York

Free to current Cooper Union students/faculty/staff and League members; non-members can purchase tickets here

Image: Hood Design Studio, The New deYoung Museum | courtesy of the firm


STUDENT FELLOWSHIP | The 2015 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2015 and provides students with an opportunity to enrich their educational experience. Deadline: January 23, 2015   learn more ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | AIA New York's annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence. Deadline: February 6, 2015  learn more ...

STUDENT COMPETITION | The IESNYC is celebrating the 15th year of the Student Lighting Competition. This year's theme, RESIDUAL SPARKS challenges students to construct a 3-dimensional study demonstrating how light is interwoven with time and memory. Students currently enrolled in a NYC based college or university are eligible. Deadline: February 8, 2015  learn more ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | DOT Art commissions emerging and established artists to produce site-responsive art in collaboration with community-based organizations to be on display for up to 11 months. Interested organizations and artists are required to submit a joint application and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward direct project costs and in-kind engineering support. Deadline: November 28, 2014 learn more ...

STUDENT COMPETITION | The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), is pleased to announce the first annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Students. The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts. Register by December 3, 2014. learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLAT Journal (Rice School of Architecture ) invites projects, images, essays and proposals for the 4.5 issue, Frequency. Architecture is more than the accumulation of inert mass. Buildings embody, direct, store, and emit energy over time; PLAT is calling the measure of these processes frequency. Deadline: December 19, 2014. learn more ...

ARNOLD W. BRUNNER GRANT | In partnership with the AIA NY Chapter, the Center for Architecture Foundation administers the Brunner grant, which supports advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation. Deadline: February 1, 2015  learn more ...

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION | The 2014-2015 cycle of the I Like Design Competition's theme is the design of the 21-Century Hotel Lobby. This year's student winner will receive a paid internship at Studio3877 in Washington, D.C., for the summer of 2015 and paid housing for the duration. They also win a trip to NeoCon in June and coverage in both print and online features with Interiors & Sources. Students of all creative disciplines are welcome to participate but must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university. Deadline: February 23, 2015 learn more ...

JAE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Rem Koolhaas /OMA's S,M,L,XL, this special issue of the Journal of Architectural Education will serve as a platform to revisit, expose, and otherwise reevaluate the book's ineluctable influence(s) on the practice and writing of architecture. For this issue, we seek contributions that will shed new critical light on the influence of S,M,L,XL through multiple vantage points. Deadline: March 1, 2015  learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ARQ, edited since 1981 at the Universidad Catolica de Chile School of Architecture, is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to architectural matters. Its themed, bilingual issues are published three times a year (April, August and December) in both printed and electronic domains. ARQ is accepting contributions to be published in ARQ90, on August 2015, themed: Steel Architecture. Deadline: March 9, 2015 learn more ...


PANEL DISCUSSION | Diana Agrest will be a participant on the Deans' Roundtable as part of the Arch Schools 2014 Exhibition organized by the Center for Architecture, New York, NY on November 15, 2014. learn more ...

CONFERENCE | Michael Young will be a respondent for "The Building" conference held at GSAPP Columbia University on November 15, 2014. learn more ...

PUBLICATION | Guido Zuliani article "End Games: Note sull'architettura di John Hejduk," has been published in the recent issue of Festival Dell'Architetturra, no. 29, September-October 2014. read more ...

EXHIBITION | Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa's House II version B will be exhibited at the BUGAIK(Busan_Ulsan_Gyeongnam Chapter of Architectural Institute of Korea) International Architecture Exhibition in Busan, Korea from November 20-23, 2014. learn more ...

CONFERENCE | Joan Ockman will be a presenter at "The Building" conference held at GSAPP Columbia University on November 15, 2014. learn more ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio AR '55) | interview | "The High Line is a 'pulling-back from architecture' say Diller and Scofidio," Dezeen Magazine, November 3, 2014 

Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | news | "Daniel Libeskind and Marina Abramovic Team Up on a Table Design," The Architect's Newspaper blog, November 4, 2014 

T.J. Gottesdiener (AR '79) | profile | "One on 1 Profile: Architect TJ Gottesdiener Designs Buildings that Shape the New York City Skyline," NY1, November 3, 2014 

Stanley Allen (AR '81) | presenter | "The Building" conference, Columbia University, GSAPP, November 15, 2014 

Evan Douglis (AR '83) | participant | Deans' Roundtable, Arch Schools 2014 Exhibition, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, November 15, 2014 

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | review | "Crit> Aspen Art Museum," The Architect's Newspaper, November 6, 2014 

David Heymann (AR '85) | publication | "My Beautiful City Austin," John M. Hardy Publishing, November 2014 

Christoff:Finio Architecture (Martin Finio AR '88) | article | "Speaking Volumes: Tour a Modern Hamptons Home," Architectural Digest, December 2014 

OBRA Architects (Pablo Castro and Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | article | "Architects Drawing", Sanhe Kindergarten project, Luxury Magazine, Seoul, Korea, November 2014

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