chuck smith | November 1st, 2010
[ COA, exhibition, industrial design, v_02 | i_07 ]
The first project of senior design studio culminates in a show that is planned and executed by the students themselves. The reception is open to all, and invitations are sent to professionals in Atlanta. This year the turnout was impressive, and the work was excellent. More projects after the jump. //
james murray | November 1st, 2010
What does it mean when an entire city is able to forget something, especially when this something never went anywhere? Metropolitan areas are known for their efficient overcrowding use of space, cramming everyone into the center. So how could two permanent scars of the Highline and the Beltline, be abandoned by their respected cities, left to slowly de-evolve from once urban maturity and focus of trains as transportation to the wild natural state of detritus? What happens when they are once again remembered? How do they evolve the wildly natural back into an urban awareness?
With the current evolutionary status of these two sister projects, an intriguing diptych emerges, as the Highline has become more than completely remembered while the Beltline lies in the mysterious in-between of disuse and use. How will the Beltline be remembered?
[ atlanta, Beltline, forgotten, Highline, v_02 | i_07 ]
patrick di rito | November 1st, 2010
They never saw it coming. They had no way of knowing.
The first visionary tried to warn us. His warnings fell on deaf ears [or blind eyes]. The ability to see has been compromised. A culture of visuals is incapable of understanding. There is only a topical appreciation. An aesthetic appeal. A visceral frisson.
[ architecture, art, design and philosophy, patrick di rito, v_02 | i_07 ]
hamza hasan | November 1st, 2010
Joshua Prince-Ramus once spoke of how the modernist floor plan and organization were a shot in the dark, and anything can happen there. The West Architecture building is a great example. One should look at the atrium to get a firm sense of how anything can happen. From reviews to tutorials and even Glee Club concerts, one could say our atrium is a modernist success. Even though the acoustics tend to project sound into adjacent studios, we’re used to the cacophony of the atrium.
Except during soccer practice.
[ alternative space use, interventions, soccer, v_02 | i_07 ]
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 ]
kelly darby | October 24th, 2010
Investigating foreign studio culture: Professor Gundula Proksch from the University of Washington in Seattle. //
[ architecture, foreign, germany, interview, professor, Seattle, students, Technical University Braunschweig, University of Washington, v_02 | i_07 ]