camille | November 13th, 2012
I have always been melancholic for this time I haven’t known in which the great masters of architecture had only rarely been trained in architecture studies : silversmith, carpenter, stone cutter… Architecture at that time was not about practice or discipline, but about the transmission about almost what was an artisan’s knowledge.
I had always thought that in Paris, since architecture studies had left the beaux arts, and then had been unfortunately forced into the undergraduate/graduate (licence/master in french, that is only 5 years) system, we had lost the passion and the ardor, that pushed to come not only students that hesitated with law school but came here because it sounded fun, but the Vocation with capital V.
My experience as an exchange architecture student for a year at Georgia Tech made me moderate my judgment a little bit. //
[ COA, education, Exchange, Paris, students, volume7_issue4 ]
Emilie Schmitz | November 22nd, 2011
Results from past Ventulett Chair holders
Three SOA positions that students need to know about; The Ventulett Chair, The TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic, and The Professors of the Practice of Architecture. //
[ Critic, education, jobs, Professors of Practice, School of Architecture, student voice, Ventulett Chair ]
Soleen Karim | September 15th, 2011
Iraqi-Kurdistan is the only autonomous region of Kurdistan. The economy has flourished since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The region’s economic success has given momentum to the building of new infrastructure, following the current Zeitgeist to be as western as possible. However, this has led to the implementation of kitschy and socially engineered architecture. Neither of the two approaches of design reflect the rich culture of Kurdistan that previous generations grew up with, nor will they contribute to the production of a healthy living environment for future generations to come. //
[ architecture, design and philosophy, education ]
william mccommon | September 11th, 2011
Where does the architect’s love for light go when the sun goes down?
This summer I had an amazing opportunity to work in a Lighting Design firm here in Atlanta. I wanted to broaden my knowledge of Architecture and design, and explore a part of the discipline that seemed very interesting to me, yet, a part that I hadn’t had a chance to explore in school. //
[ education, light, lighting design ]
milan jordan | January 27th, 2011
“What is gray_matter(s)” you ask? Why I’d be happy to tell you!
[ architecture, education, seizing our environment ]
shota vashakmadze | January 27th, 2011
‘Each wall of each hexagon is furnished with five bookshelves, each bookshelf holds thirty-two books, each book contains four hundred ten pages, each page, forty lines; each line, approximately eighty black letters.’ //
[ art, design and philosophy, education ]
may jensen | January 27th, 2011
gray_matter(s) is an opening that allows for the exchange stuff between the COA and the world in which it sits.
[ art, Culture, education, merica may ]
patrick di rito | December 21st, 2010
Chapter 1. The royale with cheese.
Aspartame. When digested this artificial sweetener transforms into aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Mysterious names for mysterious substances.
Methanol, a dangerous and volatile substance by its own nature, when metabolized by liver transcends into formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde as embalming agent.
Acrylamide. Another horror story for another day. 82 micrograms preserving.
[ architecture, art, College of Architecture, design and philosophy, education, v_02 | i_11 ]
emily bacher | October 31st, 2010
In which the graymatter(s) team faces off with the CoA facility managers. Again. //
[ architecture, curriculum, education, emily bacher, v_02 | i_07 ]
shota vashakmadze | October 24th, 2010
Fellow gray matter(s) writer Hamza Hasan and I recently had the opportunity to interview Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography. Discussing everything from architectural iconography to misanthropic Leeds United fans, they articulated unique perspectives on blogging, poetry, education, the future, and more. //
[ architecture, blogging, coffee, Edible Geography, education, food, geoff manaugh, love, nicola twilley, poetry, science fiction, v_02 | i_06 ]
may jensen | October 24th, 2010
Merica May, gray_matter(s) writer/editor, interviews Ben Fry, principal of Fathom Information Design and co-developer Processing. Ben Fry recently spoke at Tech as port of the School of Architecture’s 2010 Lecture Series. Trained as a Graphic Designer and later schooled at MIT Media’s Lab, Ben Fry shares some of his thoughts about programing, design, new media, school takeaways and how he prefers his coffee. //
[ ben fry, coffee, design, education, job, processing, programing, typography, v_02 | i_06 ]
leeland mcphail | April 5th, 2010
Alan Balfour sitting in front of the Steel Wall
In this installment of Faces | voices, Dean Alan Balfour is interviewed with regard to the Imaginations Symposium, the search for the new Chair of the soA, Enrique Miralles, and Office dA’s renovation of the Hinman building. His numerous “faces” are posted along with the actual video: just click the more button just below. //
[ administration, Alan Balfour, chair committee, education, enrique miralles, georgia tech soA, issue_8, leeland mcphail, liz diler, morphosis, office dA, volume_1 ]
emily bacher | March 15th, 2010
During the month of March, the Atlanta Preservation Center sponsors Phoenix Flies. Tours of various historic landmarks, such as Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery and Ivy Hall, will be conducted throughout the city. The event is meant to promote preservation in Atlanta and to educate the public about the importance of saving our city’s heritage. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixflies.org/index.php
[ atlanta, community, education, history, issue_6, phoenix flies, preservation, tours, volume_1 ]