Architectural Design

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realisation of the work.

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

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

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

Hosted by the MIT Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

Mar 6, 2017 - 6:00pm



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
Mar 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Architects play a marginal role in the production of built environments today, often entering a project long after its critical limits have already been defined. OUALALOU+CHOI seeks to render the architect’s role once more necessary and pertinent, to expand and redefine the architect’s perimeter of action. 

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Long Lounge/Room 7-429

Part of the Dinner with the In-Laws Series, hosted by the Architecture Student Council

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Boris Groys presents the second lecture in the Agendas: Politics of Production series. The Agendas series brings together prominent thinkers and practitioners to address modes of research. The goal of the series is to accumulate knowledge on research methodologies that engage diverse topics across the fields of visual culture and the built environment. Agendas is an invitation and platform for ongoing engagement between MIT and individuals who play a role in creating challenging and timely discourse.

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

The 28th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture