From left to right: Herzog & De Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Rafael Moneo, Alvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, PEter Eisenman, Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas, Zvi Hecker, myself, Preston Scott Cohen, Michael Meredith, and Hilary Sample. Missing are Reyner Banham and François Dallegret, who were edited out because ofContinue reading “The [not so] Fine Line – A Conversation with Sophie Lovell”
Click to enlarge Earlier this month Rem Koolhaas returned to the Harvard GSD in order to give one of his infrequent and multitudinous conferences. Filed under the motto “current preoccupations”, the talk, which replayed Koolhaas’s October lecture at the Barbican, showcased a bunch of different issues taking place on and around OMA’s office. And so,Continue reading “Koolhaas at the GSD: Current Preoccupations”
Click to enlarge Last week, during the Alumni Weekend at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the exhibition “Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design” was officially inaugurated. In the GSD Website you can find all the information regarding the events that took place. For some more info and a few pics (including theContinue reading “Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Reprise)”
Dispatches from the GSD Exhibition – Main Wall. The 2011-12 academic year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and in order to celebrate it, the GSD will host a number of events regarding the anniversary throughout the whole academic year. Along with those, the GSD is hostingContinue reading “Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Some Klaus inside)”
Click to Enlarge An illustration for Dan Willis‘s article Are Charrette’s Old School?, published in Harvard Design Magazine 33: Design Pracices Vol. 2. Below, the published version. You can download a .pdf of the whole article here.
This dates back to 2007, when Sylvia Lavin explained how when she was a child, she used to visit Art Museums with her parents, both Art Historians. While they studied the artworks, she would study and mimic their gestures, getting ready for her fruitful career as a critic. At what moment did dildos and other useful household utensilsContinue reading “O(l)ther Stuff: (Great Moments of Architectural Theory): Little Sylvia in Connoisseurland”
Click to enlarge Just for the sake of clarity, I’d like to make it clear this does not reflect neither an unconscious -or conscious- obsession with Ciro Najle -whose own obsession I find truly interesting- nor an attempt to capitalize on the fact that, for some unexplainable reason, the cartoon about the Motherhouse lecture (theContinue reading “Iterations: Marketing Strategies (I): Ciro Najle’s Motherhouse”
Click to enlarge This one was meant to be ready for the anniversary of Man’s arrival to the Moon… But it rested unfinished in a drawer till now. For more info about the Prada Transformer, that architectural revision of the lunar module by OMA, you can go to the official website: Koolhaas talking again onContinue reading “(“The”) Man On the Moon”