AFTER TASTE ✨ “How can architecture engage with taste culture and keep up with the constantly changing disciplines of design? If the common homeowner could express taste culture through the exterior of their home rather than solely through curated household objects and interiors, new possibilities for architectural design trends within the discipline may emerge. With popular design trends changing as quickly as they are, architecture as a discipline has fallen far behind as mainstream architecture becomes dominated by developers and commercial architects who prioritize income streams over the originality of their design.” Project by M.Arch 2 student and Merit Graduate Thesis Prize-winner Julia Arnold @after taste_julia.arnold @juliararnold (Advisor: Elena Manferdini ) Check out this projects this Friday at the opening reception of Selected Thesis Exhibition in the #SCIArcGallery ✨ #SCIArcGrad
𝕯𝖊𝖊𝖕 𝕳𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖚𝖈𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖘 “I started from a technical interest in familiarizing myself with artificial intelligence algorithms. I decided to take a default Revit 2018 sample project, and "contaminate" it with pictures of a 7th century Chinese wood carving. It produced a cultural collision, a collision between Chinese cultural symbols and banal ideas of what a software company thinks architecture should look like.” Project by Merit Graduate Thesis Award-winner Zhongding Cui (M.Arch 1 ) @addin_cui (Advisor: David Ruy )
For the next two weeks we’ll be sharing award-winning Graduate Thesis projects in anticipation of our ‘Selected Thesis 2019’ Exhibition opening September 20. Pictured here is a final model by M.Arch 2 student Siyao Zheng @siyao arc “This thesis explores what architecture and playfulness can do together. People tend to like things that allow them to play with and arouse their playful memories. Artists imbue playful culture, color, and personality into installations that change the way we experience the space and its context. By transforming familiar playful ready-mades into something imprecise and formless, and recomposing them in a very precise way, we can create architecture with new aesthetics, having people to perceive it and want to behave playfully around it spontaneously.” (Advisor: Hernan Diaz Alonso ) #SCIArcGrad
How we perceive the cultures and spaces around us is largely determined by mediums of fiction and entertainment. 𝐒𝐂𝐈-𝐀𝐫𝐜’𝐬 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 engages the techniques of film, animation and gaming to imagine and visualize alternative worlds and tell new kinds of stories about the emerging conditions of the twenty-first century. On 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟑𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐭 𝟕𝐩𝐦, join the graduates of ‘18/‘19 and a cast of invited guests from the arts and entertainment industries for an evening of short films, digital environments, video games and immersive experiences. Guests include Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs, Film Fund Director at the @sundanceorg , Mike Hill, concept designer for productions such as Blade Runner 2049 and Love, Death and Robots, Kenric McDowell, director of the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google Research, Samantha Gorman, Co Founder of @TenderClaws Games Studio, @AndrewThomasHuang , Director collaborating with artists such as @Bjork and @FKATwigs , Natalie Sun, Director and founder at NextArt, Justin Trudeau, Set Designer at @Marvel Entertainment, Seth Epstein, Emmy Award winning Director working with artsits such as @DuaLipa and #Drake and Co Founder of Los York, Holly Willis, Chair of the Media Arts and Practice division in the @USCCinema , Daniel Tauber, Design Director at @IDEO , Mike Ellis, Game Designer at @Sony Santa Monica Studios, Monika Bielskyte, Visual consultant and founder of All Future Everything, Mike Tucker, Interactive Director with Magic Leap and many more. Coordinated by @liam_y and @alexey marfin. #SCIArcEDGE More info at www.sciarc.edu
Thinker, builder, preserver, Alberto Kalach and his youthful lab - T.A.X.-have forged their place in contemporary architecture by creating spaces that celebrate the creative process itself. Watch Alberto Kalach [Principal T.A.X. @kalach_tax ] discuss his architectural work including the Biblioteca de México. its role in the everyday life of residents of #MexicoCity , the planning of the urban territory as an architectural issue, the relationship between green spaces and architecture in the urban context + much more on #SCIArcChannel at the link in bio.
Undergraduate Thesis project by B.Arch students Marianna Girgenti & Saul Kim (Advisor: Jenny Wu ). “Cross-Contamination,” explores the contamination of “layers” in architecture and how this affects the boundary between two territories. Their project challenges the typology of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City by bringing the territory of the host country inside one building, forcing the two territories to coexist within the same building. @bymarigirgenti @saul_arch @lace_jennywu
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SCI-Arc Channel is a platform for the communication of ideas with a particular focus on the contemporary culture of Los Angeles. We feature short documentaries, interviews and beyond that engage individuals from across the world to experience some of the most important contemporary architects, artists, designers, and thinkers at work in their creative environments, unpacking issues in architecture, art, design and related fields. Watch more and subscribe on Youtube at the link in bio. #SCIArcChannel
Last Choice: An award winning hybrid documentary directed by #SCIArcEDGE Fiction and Entertainment graduate Lu Te-Hsing ( @lululul____ ) which examines #Hikikomori , a condition of social-withdrawal prevalent among young men in Japan. Set during the deadly earthquake and the tsunami of 2011, the film follows a 'hikikomori' who for 3 years has locked himself in his room playing video games and now faces the dilemma of whether to leave or stay, which ultimately is also the choice between living or dying. ‘Last Choice’ won Best Direction and Best North American Short Film in the Asia South-East Film Festival, and was selected for the LA Independent Showcase, New Filmmaker NY Film Festival, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, Asian Film Festival Of Dallas, and the Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival. After graduation @lululul____ is now working as a junior creative director for UNIT9, an international production company that produces interactive experiences, including AR, VR, gaming, film, installations and immersive theater for clients such as Nike, Vice, Gucci, Chanel, Netflix, Snapchat, Oculus and many other companies. Learn more about the Fiction & Entertainment postgraduate program at the link in bio.
“We designed our building to create repetition in pockets of spaces to hold media subdivided in scale as ornamentation for the facade. By taking monumental pier like parts from the Palais Garnier and the Arnhem Centraal Station and reassembling them in the plan, we’ve repurposed these large elements framing smaller parts to produce directionless regions for people to circulate through. We generated this geometry through the aggregations of these large elements to form a roof that creates repetition through the idea of superimposing on top of one another in the same way the media is superimposed in these pockets of spaces.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Project by B.Arch students Seojeong Yun @why_esjay and Jaqueline Huang @jayquhlin in Casey Rehm’s 2B studio #SCIArcUndergrad
Making+Meaning derives its strength from the diverse backgrounds of its students. From those gauging their interest and curiosity in architecture, to those beginning an architectural degree. The program is a platform for individual learning in a collective environment; an introduction to the discipline of architecture and a welcome to SCI-Arc's culture and community. There’s less than two weeks to sign up! (Link in bio ) #MakingMeaning
Final project, Forms of Knowledge: The Atlanta Central Library, by M.Arch 2 students Hiral Ahir and Jack Wang in Jackilin Hah Bloom’s studio. “In order to redefine the library’s monolithic posture in the city, we began to organize it under its most basic metaphor - as a container of knowledge. We explored various groupings of container objects through collage and examined their their collective shapes in how they interact with the ground, the site’s edge and the sky. This jumbled massing and volume offers a precarious posture which interacts with the ground in a way that offers multiple points of access to the building, while the loose fit of the building envelope offers a mixture of spatial opportunities between interior and exterior.” @hiralahir @jackhou0724 @jackihahbloom #sciarc #sciarcgrad #architecturestudent #architecture Video by @curimebatliner
In May 2019, @Space_Saloon returned to the high desert of Morongo Valley, California to hold the second iteration of its ‘community-in-residence’ festival. Titled “FIELDWORKS", the event took its thematic inspiration from the cumulative methods of scientific field research—the approaches, techniques, and processes used to collect raw data outside of a laboratory setting. Project and workshop leaders challenged student participants to question the constructs and apparatuses through which we perceive a place, in order to “modulate, enhance, and manipulate one’s perception of landscape through the crafting of new imaginative spaces.” Current SCI-Arc students Abby Zuckerman (B.Arch ‘23 ) and Senna Zhang (B.Arch ’22 ), alum Danny Wills (MS Design Theory and Pedagogy ‘18 ) and alumna Amanda Dellevigne (M.Arch 1 ’18 ) were among those that participated in #FIELDWORKS , alongside other SCI-Arc alumni and faculty. [Vid by @mxm_lfbvr and @leahlippp ]
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Join us tomorrow night 7-11pm for 'FEAR AND WONDER II: An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction'. Organized by #SCIArcEDGE Fiction and Entertainment Coordinator and Design Faculty Liam Young @liam_y , the symposium will join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers, and storytellers for an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities, and speculative geographies. 6:00pm – 8:30pm: "Musical Imaginaries, Writhing Bodies and Costumed Cultures” with @AndrewThomasHuang @therealRuthECarter @Ben_Babbitt_ of #CardboardComputer and @jasminealbuquerquedrawings in conversation with @original_xerox 8:30pm – 10:30pm: "Pixel Forests, Robot Ruins and other Immersive Worlds” with @MikeHill design @LaTurbo and @ChrisMilk in conversation with @ErsinhanErsin of @MarshmallowLaserFeast The event is free and open to the public. Seating and parking are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 5:30pm. Watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
This project examines the relationship between architecture and the city. We explore the ways in which architecture can both inform, and be informed by, the city to which it intervenes. Based on developing proposals for a large. vertical university campus project located in Mexico City, we design into existing urban conditions with an understanding of the dynamic and interdependent forces of economics, planning, ecologic politics, and infrastructure that have shaped the contemporary city. Project by M.Arch 1 Student Yuting Zhu @cassiopeia_utin in John Enright’s 2GB Studio #SCIArcGrad
On June 7, 6-10pm, join us for 'Fear and Wonder II: An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction'. Hosted by SCI-Arc Fiction & Entertainment Cooridinator, Liam Young, the symposium with feature an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers, and storytellers who will take us on an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds. Lineup and details at the link in bio @therealruthecarter @andrewthomashuang @marshmellowlaserfeast @fatima_noir @mikehill design @chrismilk @original_xerox @laturbo @liam_y #alfredpsloanfoundation #cardboardcomputer #fearandwonder #SCIArcEDGE
“With the library as the self-exploratory cornerstone of civic identity, it marks a transitional gateway between a society that deals with the daily pragmatic activity of “getting by”, and the field of the imagination. It exceeds the horizontal two-dimensional life of the everyday existence, into a three-dimensional space of knowledge. We imagined a building constructed of overlapping elements and intersecting planes and layers. In a dialogue between the sculptural three-dimensional forms and the flat pictorial, between realism and abstraction." Forms of Knowledge: The New Atlanta Central Library, final axonometric by M.Arch 2 students Ozan Cicek and Kristoffer Tjerrild in Jackilin Hah Bloom’s studio. @cckozan @kristoffertjerrild @jackihahbloom #sciarc #sciarcgrad #sciarc2gbx #architecturestudent
ONRAMP is an annual publication of selected works by SCI-Arc undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. For the month of May, you can purchase both ONRAMP 6 + the newly released ONRAMP 7 or ONRAMP 7 + Peter Noever’s exhibition catalogue ‘Obsessions in Focus’ in the SCI-Arc Online Store and save over 22% (link in bio )
SCI-Arc Visual Studies IV course DRAW THE LINE taught by Devyn Weiser and Curime Batliner. The seminar explores a playful mode of drawing at the convergence of digitality and analogicity. Line, multi-line, and outline drawings were produced using @montanamarkers attached to robots with custom end-arm tools. Affects were created in real-time by adjusting the robot's registration, direction, speed, pressure, etc. During the second half of the semester designers use these techniques to produce large tiled drawings. @devynweiser @curimebatliner #architecture #architectureschool #architecturestudio #architecturemodel #archdaily #design #dezeen #drawing #superarchitects #next_top_architects #art #phygital #robothouse #staubi #montanacans
Highlights from the recent @Mextrópoli Festival of Architecture and City 2019 Presented by @_Arquine in Mexico City. The Festival focuses on creating a public dialogue with citizens about the role of architecture in the city and the future of the city. Events included the installation of 18 temporary pavilions in the Parque Alameda, a two-day conference at the Teatro Metropólitan, and numerous exhibitions, workshops and public roundtable discussions throughout #MexicoCity Watch the full film on #SCIArcChannel (link in bio ): __ __SCI-Arc comparte lo más destacado del reciente #Mextrópoli Festival de Arquitectura y Ciudad 2019 presentado por #Arquine en la Ciudad de México. El Festival se enfoca en crear un diálogo público con los ciudadanos sobre el papel de la arquitectura en la ciudad y el futuro de la misma. Los eventos incluyeron la instalación de 18 pabellones temporales en el Parque Alameda, una conferencia de dos días en el Teatro Metropólitan y numerosas exposiciones, talleres y mesas redondas públicas en toda la Ciudad de México. #SCIArcMexico #cdmx Mira el video completo en SCI-Arc Channel
Regent’s Nexus Library by Undergraduate Thesis Students Javier Benavides @javibeolys and Erik Valle @erik_r_valle (Thesis Advisors: @peter_testa & @devynweiser ) “The continuous loop that flows in and out of the project frames the Nexus, a digital media archive that itself is the cross mediation of the three major centers, functioning as a structural core as well as a control center of the autonomous systems that could be deployed to operate all of the infrastructure in the site.” #SCIArcUndergrad
"A vertical university forces a rethinking of the college campus model. By using a series of outdoor terraces interspersed between densely programmed modules, the project forces the occupants to move between thresholds, emulating the campus quad as an organizational element for spontaneous interactions between individuals. Inefficiency as a mode for cultural productivity is reflected in the tower's arrangement, which seeks to capture from the dynamic urban conditions within which it resides, manifesting as a series of disruptions to the traditional extruded floor plate. Beginning as a series of discrete parts at the scale of the surrounding site, the tower rises - coalescing into a singular volume that stands against the Mexico City skyline as a projection of the university at large.” Section by M.Arch 1 Student Henry Wang @henrywangdesign in Darin Johnstone’s 2GB Studio @darin_johnstone_architects
Curated by Betty Kassis and Peter Noever, 'Obsessions In_Focus: Confrontations, Confessions and Glowing Friendships’ is installed as a constantly evolving show. The multi-media exhibition features 3-channel video projections, a physical reincarnation of a seminal exhibition and land art project of Noever’s staged in Breitenbrunn, Austria, and text-based “manifestos” by giants in the fields of art, design, and architecture including Raimund Abraham, Vito Acconci, Günther Domenig, Zaha Hadid, Magdalena Jetelová, Eric Owen Moss, Walter Pichler, Wolf D. Prix, Bernard Rudofsky, James Turrell, Franz West, and Lebbeus Woods. The exhibition is on view through August 18 in the #SCIArcGallery
For an architect or a student of architecture the portfolio is the single most synthetic way to curate, evaluate, and advocate a body of work or ‘oeuvre’. In today’s various mediums of communication, an architect’s ‘portfolio’ may be a website, blog, monograph, social media platform or some combination of these formats. This seminar taught by Jackilin Hah Bloom @jackihahbloom and AT Joy Huang @ojoyhuang focuses primarily on the ‘monograph’ model of the portfolio in digital and print format and considers the portfolio as a conceptual exercise in curation, organization, and presentation of a student’s body of work. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of graphic design, image editing and file organization, and to techniques particular to the design of an architectural portfolio. The seminar’s weekly format of portfolio review and mark-ups, instantiates the student’s own development in aligning their graphic sensibilities with the contents of their work to produce a cohesive and distinctive 2B portfolio. (Portfolio by Kendall Mann @kendall_the_great )
#SCIArcSpringShow 💐 A collection of student work from the past academic year. On view through May 12th.
SCI-Arc’s ‘ONRAMP 7’ juxtaposes the everyday machines and appliances that populate our worlds with SCI-Arc student projects that pose exceptions to the rule dictating that "without the ordinary we would not recognize the extraordinary; without the mundane the remarkable could not exist.” Each year SCI-Arc produces a publication highlighting student work created within the past academic year by architecture students from each of SCI-Arc’s programs. ‘ONRAMP 7’, was edited by SCI-Arc faculty members Marcelyn Gow, EDGE Design Theory and Pedagogy Coordinator and Design Studio, History and Theory, and Florencia Pita, Graduate Thesis Coordinator and Design Studio, Visual Studies. Grab your copy from the #SCIArcStore at the link in bio
Final section by third year B.Arch Students Jose Marroquin & Addeen Shahar in Peter Trummer’s 3B Studio. “It's wide surface area is meant to capture as much wind coming from the coast and the multiple shells become more narrow from front to back in order to accelerate the wind to most efficiently capture wind energy with axial wind turbines.” @addeen_shahar @astriologlyphics #SCIArcUndergrad