Thursday, May 30th, 2013. TU Delft-BK, Zaal A, 14:00-18:00
Thursday 28 March. Room Z, 15:00 – BK-TU Delft
Thursday, February 21st, TU Delft-BK, Room P, 14.00-17.00
Midterm reviews on February 20th at Schieblok, Rotterdam.
The Architectural Association’s Diploma Unit 14, led by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria S. Giudici, will hold an end-of-term presentation on Tuesday 11 December at 33 Bedford Square.
Pier Vittorio Aureli on Walter Benjamin’s reading of architecture. Friday 30 November, 15:00.
On November 23rd, BK-TUDelft, Room P, 14:00-17:30. In progress presentations. Respondants Bernard Colenbrander, Michiel Riedjik, Tom Avermaete, Lara Schrijver
We are glad to announce our very first doctoral thesis defense, The Fourth Typology – Dominant Type and the Idea of the City, by Christopher C. M. Lee. 26 October 2012 – 10.00 – Aula TU Delft, Senaatszaal.
Maintenance as a project. On Friday June 22nd from 16.00 to 19.00
Christophe Van Gerrewey will talk about Geert Bekaert’s existential project: how can one write, for more than sixty years, both constantly and consistently about architecture?
Thursday April 26 from 18.00 to 21.00 – J.J.P. Oud room
Friday April 27th from 18.00 to 21.00 – J.J.P. Oud room
In-progress Ph.D. presentations with Bernardina Borra and Platon Issaias
With Francesco Marullo and Amir Djalali
Concentrating on three art/music groups with which Kelley was involved, “Live Dead” will discuss the relation between Kelley’s musical production and his art into the 1980s.
The paper engages with Fredric Jameson’s essays, which associate recent so-called ‘isometric’ architecture with finance capital, to challenge the notion of ‘abstraction’ he advances.
On November 25th. Tahl Kaminer, Marina Lathouri, Lara Schrijver and Thomas Weaver will respond to presentations of the Ph.D. candidates.
Friday November 11th from 19.00 to 22.00. Second Seminar of the 2011-2012 series “The Project: the Rise and Fall of a Political and Artistic Paradigm.”
October 20th – 16.00-19.00 – Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, The first seminar of the 2011-2012 series
The 2011-2012 seminars program.
Against the trite cliché that the modernist city is a rigid and totalitarian apparatus, Sarah Whiting will present the case of the Chicago Superblock as a “projective” case study.
The seminar examines the work of two historians of architectural modernism – Colin Rowe and Manfredo Tafuri – and the ways in which their histories were constructed.
Presentations by Platon Issaias, Hamed Khosravi and Bernardina Borra, on Monday, May 30th, 10.00 – 13.00. These three presentations will address radically different ways in which power and its spatial organization has been materialized, reformed, contested, and perhaps evaded.
The seminar will focus on the architectural production of the years 1937 (the Nazi bombing of Guernica) to 1945 (the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), with the goal of reintegrating overlooked episodes into the historical narrative on modern architecture.
In 1978, the year Colin Rowe’s Collage City and Oswald Mathias Ungers’ “Berlin: The City as a Green Archipelago” both came out, Rem Koolhaas published Delirious New York, a theoretical and poetical masterpiece which can be considered as the manifesto for contemporary super-urbanism [...]
Two Ph.D. in-progress presentations, on April 28th. Maria S. Giudici will compare two examples of urbanization as a logic of urban organization opposed to politics: Hausmann’s Paris and Cerda’s Barcelona. Dubravka Vranic will analyze the autonomy of urban form and space from political institutions in the case of Novi Zagreb.
This talk presents the ongoing research project South of East-West. Post-Colonial Planning, Global Technology Transfer, and the Cold War in order to address the possibility of an architectural historiography of the global Cold War.
Presentations by Amir Djalali, Fernando Donis, and Francesco Marullo. Berlage Institute, March 29, 16.00 – 19.00
In this presentation I argue that Durand’s idea of type inheres in his method offers the possibility to formulate the disciplinary knowledge of architecture itself. This suggest that the idea of type through Durand can be understood in two ways; the first involves the principles that can be abstracted from building precedents and the second involves a generative method to further these principles in the design of buildings, utilizing the abstracted principles or deep structure. The second implies a rational process, the logic of type as a method; in other words, typology.
On Thursday 27 January Mario Carpo will give a seminar titled “The Rise and the Fall of the Albertian Paradigm”
This presentation will address the recasting of the architect’s role within the institutional context of MIT in the late 1960s, looking at the development of techniques of controlling urban and environmental “systems” and the populations who inhabited them—their monitoring, quantitative description, regulation, management, organization, and visualization.
A seminar with Cesare Birignani. The seminar will explore a series of historical transformations in the way the city was problematized in ancien régime France by discussing both a series of administrative and juridical practices developed to manage the city of Paris, and a corpus of texts produced, from the end of the 17th century until the Revolution, under the rubric of “police science.”
Second year presentation on 5 November 2010