Category Archives: Architecture

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5.5 x 7.5 inches
180 pages
Typeset in Neutral
Printed on Munken Polar Rough and Magno Silk in Belgium by Die Keure and bound in the Netherlands by Van Mierlo
ISBN 978-1-891771-65-1

Produced to commemorate the opening of the new Harvard Art Museums, this book highlights how the new facility’s architecture and design advance the museums’ mission to encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines. It is a story about how the architecture responds to the museums’ programs and priorities.

Available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.

Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal

Perspecta 45: Agency

Editors Kurt Evans, Iben Falconer and Ian Mills
designed with Mylinh Trieu Nguyen

Architecture has always been intimately intertwined with its social, political, and economic contexts; major events in world history have had correspondingly dramatic effects on the discipline. The Great Depression, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Hurricane Katrina, for example, were all catalysts for architectural response and resulted in a diversification of the architect’s portfolio. Yet far too often, architects simply react to changes in the world, rather than serving as agents of change themselves.

This issue of Perspecta — the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America — takes a broader view, using the concept of agency to explore the future of architecture. The retreat from liability, the barricade of theory, and the silos of specialization have generated a field that is risk-averse and reactive, rather than bold and active. Instead of assuming that architects can only throw up their hands in despair, the editors of this issue of Perspecta invite them to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

In Perspecta 45, prominent architects, scholars, and artists investigate how architects can become agents for change within their own discipline and in the world at large.

Contributors: Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Nader Tehrani, Ines Weizman, Jaime Lerner, Urban-Think Tank, Stefano Boeri, Peter Eisenman, Michael Osman, Darryl Collins, Vann Molyvann, Enrique Ramirez, Rania Ghosn, Victor Van Der Chijs, Bjarke Ingels, Jan Kempenaers, Andrew Shanken, Keller Easterling, Timur Galen, Perspecta 45 & Pierluigi Serraino, Thomas Auer, Joshua Vanwyck & Erik Olsen, Preston Scott Cohen, and Ariane Lourie Harrison

Perspecta is the Yale Architectural Journal, published by the Yale School of Architecture and distributed by the MIT Press. Get it at the MIT Press or Amazon or maybe even a physical bookstore like Hennessey + Ingalls in LA, William Stout in San Francsico, or McNally Jackson, Spoonbill & Sugartown, St. Marks Bookshop, and Van Alen Books (among others) in New York.

After-after Party

 

Retroactive invitation for the Volume Magazine “C-Lab Certified” After-after Party.

REBA


 

REBA (Recreation, Exercise, Brisk Activity) was a group of four games temporarily installed in the Yale School of Art’s Green Hall building.

REBA (Rejuvenating Engagement for the Bemoaning Aloof) was a semi-public intervention meant to instigate playful social interaction between the building’s users.

REBA (Really a Euphemism for Beseeching Action) used athletic graphics and activities in reference to the building’s original function as a gym.

REBA (Radical Exercise for Bashful Artists) included a scoring system which acted as cumulative evidence of ongoing activity and competition.

Designed and Produced in August 2010 by Lauren Adolfsen, Zak Jensen, Mylinh Nguyen,  and Lindsay Nordell for a Graphic Design MFA Workshop with Antenna—Masamichi Udagawa & Sigi Moeslinger—at theYale University School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.