Public Space? Lost and Found explores the contemporary evolution of public space from the milieu of design and artistic thinking and practice at the civic scale.
Public Space? Lost and Found
Disciplines & Disruption initiates a dialog about the state of the discipline of architecture and the impact of technology in shaping or disrupting design, methods and cultural fronts.
2017 ACADIA: Disciplines and Disruptions
Focusing on Azerbaijan’s Caspian Seawaters, this thesis studies Baku’s offshore urbanization on its natural and artificial islands. The thesis argues that the most effective medium for engagement in the transformation of Baku is through the circulation of counter-images that challenge the false sense of utopia.
Garine Boghossian
Making Waves: The Past Futures of Azerbajian’s Islands | SMArchS Thesis
Alfred Neumann (1900–1968) was a Czech architect whose work was wrought in the context of postwar modernism and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Today, his influence and impact have been largely forgotten, but, in their time, Neumann’s original designs received praise and elicited controversy in almost equal measure, offering exciting new possibilities to the modernist mainstream. Space Packed: The Architecture of Alfred Neumann renews attention to this pioneering architect who made a vast contribution to modern architecture and had a lasting impact on Israel’s broader architectural culture. Drawing on Neumann’s writings and close study of both built and unbuilt projects, Rafi Segal discusses the development of Neumann’s architectural theory and methodology and documents his built works from the 1950s and ’60s against the backdrop of contemporary architectural discourse and the demands of the newly created State of Israel.
Space Packed: The Architecture of Alfred Neumann
This dossier of original essays examines the demolition of monuments in the Middle East from the Napoléonic era to the present. The authors describe the impact of obliterating architecture on our psyches, cultures, philosophies, and historiographies. Tracing the mediatization of demolition, and its traps and tropes, such as sensationalism and anthropmorphization, these essays also explore the agencies and capacities of threatened monuments.
The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS
'The Island the Day After' investigates the role of architecture in staging, broadcasting, and promoting political and social ideologies, especially as new political regimes come to power and are confronted with the monuments and built artifacts of their predecessors. This thesis is interested in how the optimistic promises of any nascent government are staged in buildings and in the city. What sites remain, are transformed, or are torn down?
Jessica Jorge
The Island the Day After: A New Experiment for Cuba | M.Arch Thesis
A Curriculum on the Fabrication of Clouds is a collection of drawing experiments framed as pedagogical acts. A Curriculum is a demonstrative case for drawing as research and a view into designer-experimenters who research through drawing (and inevitably, research drawing).
Lucy Siyao Liu
A Curriculum on the Fabrication of Clouds | SMArchS Thesis
The joint Architecture & Planning urban design studio focused on the transformation of a coal-producing region in Southern Poland. “More than creating a physical project, it was about shifting the perception of the industrial landscape, and preparing the social and environmental context for something new,” says lecturer Marie Law Adams.
Urbanism After Extraction Studio wins 2017 Studio Prize, Architect Magazine
The Urban Risk Lab's Risk Map asks residents to contribute to a public map that increases safety and helps response planning via social media.
MIT Urban Risk Lab map offers real-time, crowd-sourced flood reporting during Hurricane Irma
The Urban Risk Lab's Risk Map asks residents to contribute to a public map that increases safety and helps response planning via social media.
MIT Urban Risk Lab map offers real-time, crowd-sourced flood reporting during Hurricane Irma
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