Capturing the Sun

The Villa Pisani in Lonigo is the most celebrated of the works of sixteenth century architect Vincenzo Scamozzi.  Among its remarkable qualities, natural light is repeatedly cited for its primary role in shaping the experience of its interior spaces. While published photographs give a certain...

FAB (LAB) FURNITURE!

“You are already behind!” – The warning heeded to us on the first day of Furniture Studio by instructor Kimo Griggs, crushing our hopes of being ahead with models worked on over the break – is now ever present as we are within four weeks off final review. Unlike most of our...

Hands On

Personal note: in 1976 I fell in love…with a handrail, and thus discovered that buildings can be seductive in ways I hadn’t been taught. Gliding down a wide spiral stair of a London Tube station with my shoulder pressed against the smooth white tile, I began an affair that changed...

Lecture Tonight!

UW Department of Architecture Winter 2013 Lecture Series Receptions will be held for evening lectures in Architecture Hall 250 at 5:30 pm.  They are free and open to the public. Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance Sunil Bald | Studio Sumo/Yale, New York/New...

Metabolic Seattle

ARCH 401 | A Metabolic Seattle The 401 studio with Ken Oshima is about considering a metabolic Seattle. The fundamentals of metabolism embrace flexibility and change – as society changes, so does the architecture. Our site is the Seattle Center, a complex that is more than simply the...

ARCOSANTI

ARCOSANTI, A PROTOTYPE ARCOLOGY Arcosanti Physical Model On Friday Feb. 16th, I presented a DMG “Outside the Box” talk regarding what I had learnt from working and living in Arcosanti. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory for the concept of Arcology. Arcology (Architecture+Ecology) is Italian...

Working with Giants

Tectonic Studio – Working with Giants If you have walked through Gould Court over the past week, you may have noticed that the west end was swarmed by a series of (very) large displays. The normally wide open space was filled with several hundred pounds of wood, steel, and stone. The curious...

Documentary!

Century 21 – Putting Seattle on the Map!  Tyler Sprague, Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, along with several Seattle structural engineers are working together on this amazing documentary about the structural engineers of the 1962 Seattle World Fair. Read the...

Mexico,Week 4&5...

Intro : Sunday, February 10th, marked our 5th week in Mexico City! Here is a sampling from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy! January 26 – Hacienda Coahuixtla Hacienda Coahuixtla is a site riddled with history. It was originally a sugar cane and alcohol factory built in the 1600s, then...

Pecha Kucha!

PKN v. 42: Bad Art Makes Good – Adventures in Kitsch & Beyond TONIGHT – Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM Tonight is the night! Join us as we leap head-long into kitsch culture, “bad art” and other creative adventures. Come one, come all – we...

Deployment

Poster from the exhibition: “The only defense against the atomic bomb, once dropped is not to be in that place.” Dr. Irving Langmuir. When I was about ten, there was a column in the entertainment section of our local newspaper entitled “Things I Learned Enroute to Looking Up Other...