New New Urbanism
ARCH 574 | Fall 2013
Assistant Professor Kevin Erickson
This studio will investigate post-industrial, ecological, and paradoxical programmatic urban conditions while developing strategies for generating, positioning, and articulating big picture ideas through the realm of two international design competitions. We will focus on how to analyze, write, and communicate ideas, which empower architects to promote good design rather than relying on antiquated methods of practice. Successful projects will go beyond the academic arena to influence future work and create opportunities for implementation. All projects will be sited in New York City.
Project 1: Self Sufficient Habitat | www.advancedarchitecturecontest.org
Due: September 31 | Students will work in groups of 3
Project 2: Upcycled Architecture | www.fentressarchitects.com/edge/global-challenge
Due: December 5 | Students will work in groups of 2
Travel: during the 2nd week of October students will the have opportunity to visit New York City and investigate first-hand issues defined in the studio.