Architectural Design

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Feb 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
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For nearly fifty years “the building” has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving it as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors—including architects and academics from world-renowned institutions—offer insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In doing so they propel architectural thinking’s importance as a domain of knowledge.

Mar 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
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This is the story behind the Fuji Kindergarten, well known from the TED talk, "The best kindergarten you've ever seen.” In this lecture, we will present several new and ongoing projects which evolved from the philosophy that the human being is designed to be a part of the environment. We are waterproofed. Architecture is not just a shelter but also the setting to merge humans with this planet.

Photographs: Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA

Mar 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Hosted by the MIT Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

Mar 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Image 1: Original Model of Virginia Statehouse by Jean-Pierre Fouquet for Thomas Jefferson, 1786

Image 2: Samuel Jennings, Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences or the Genius of America of America Encouraging the Emancipations of the Blacks, 1792. Library Company of Philadelphia.

Mar 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Apr 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Apr 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
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The 28th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture