FOLIO.WEBLOG | DUE 2PM THU 02 SEP 10

24 08 2010

FOLIOWEBLOG click for a list of assignment + content requirements

Whoever knows how to design a park well will have no difficulty in tracing the plan for the building of a city according to its given area and situation. There must be squares, crossroads, and streets. There must be regularity and fantasy, relationships and oppositions, and casual unexpected elements that vary the scene; great order in the details, confusion, uproar, and tumult in the whole. M.A. Laugier  Observations sur l’Architecture 1765.

Notations on architecture and the city have historically been rendered legible through publications and manifestoes. From Vitruvius to Le Corbusier to the present day architects have presented their impressions and design intentions in clear graphic and textual narratives. These works can provide models for a graphic-based rhetorical language. The architectural treatise constitutes a comprehensive means of communicating all aspects of architectural design, from precedent to projection, addressing the varying dimensions of the discipline. A tectonic appreciation of the city begins with creating a graphic-based methodology for reading and communicating architecture.

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SIENA10 | 09/23 AUG 10 FINAL!

9 08 2010

here is the last revised FINAL SCHEDULE for SIENA! a reminder:  the provincial borders are CLOSED during the palio weekend. travel is limited to the provincia di siena. there is much to see, as the thousands who flock here every year can attest.

a FINAL reminder: you are free to wander 19/23 aug 10 when the return flight from rome departs. however, do NOT plan to leave wednesday night after the review!  note further that you are responsible for getting yourselves to the airport in rome on time!

finally, please confirm your departure date from the residenza porrione with me BEFORE 18 aug.  be aware that there are check out procedures you must follow before you can leave siena.





SIENA10 | 03/23 AUG 10

3 08 2010

here is the last revised schedule for SIENA (we hope). please download + review.  note that the FIRENZE (florence) TRIP has been moved to tues 10 aug, as expected.  the palio remains MONDAY 16 aug 10 + the review remains WEDNESDAY 18 aug 10.  during the palio weekend, we STRONGLY urge you to limit your travel plans to the provincia di siena. there is much to see, as the thousands who flock here every year can attest.

a reminder: you are free to wander 19/23 aug 10 when the return flight from rome departs. however, do NOT plan to leave wednesday night after the review!  note further that you are responsible for getting yourselves to the airport in rome on time!

finally, please confirm your departure date from the residenza porrione with me BEFORE 18 aug.  be aware that there are check out procedures you must follow before you can leave siena.





ROMA10 | Santa Maria della Pietà 13-16 JUL 10

14 07 2010

ragazzi! click SMdP workshop appointments + related maps for this week. please note our meeting point at 17,30h WEDNESDAY at the tramway Lazali at stazione termini.  it’s important to be on time because we will take the tram as a group to begin our walking/talking!





S10 ROMA SCHEDULE | 11 JUL 10 UPDATED

11 07 2010

here is the updated schedule for ROME, click to download S10 SCHEDULE ROMA 11 JUL 10.  see you bright + early at 8,30h, fed washed + ready to roll…





S10 SIENA SCHEDULE

8 07 2010

here is the schedule for SIENA. please download + review. note that the palio is MONDAY 16 aug 10 + the review is WEDNESDAY 18 aug 10.  you are free to wander 19/23 aug 10 when the return flight from rome departs. note further that you are responsible for getting yourselves to the airport in rome in time!

did you see the article in sunday 4 july NY Times about the Palio in Siena? read it here:

this info has also been posted to the SIENA page, link above.  check the SIENA page for itineraries + assignments for the workshop in SIENA…





NEWARK10 Campus Projects FRACTURES + FISSURES REVIEW | WED 30 JUN 10

25 06 2010

FRACTURES + FISSURES urban/campus grain/cross-grain

  • newark review 12-6pm WED 30 JUNE 2010 NJ/SOA storefront gallery

presentation composite nolli map of existing conditions + composite nolli map of new proposals

  • INSTALL side by side in the storefront, far southwest corner

presentation individual group projects/proposals

  • INSTALL in order, west to east, per the list below
  • REVISE manifesto + install at the upper left corner of your group’s individual presentation; print large enough for us to read from our seats
  • INCLUDE analysis documentation, study models, sketches, etc to supplement your presentation + reveal your process

SCHEDULE 12h00 SHARP everyone MUST be PRESENT + READY!

12h00 review the nolli maps at the same scale SIDE by SIDE in the storefront

  • composite nolli of existing campus
  • composite nolli of all new projects/proposals

13h00 walkabout with all groups to each site

13h45 group presentations in the storefront, west to east, top to bottom, NJIT green to rutgers quad, mountains to the sea…and, yes, the motto editorializing is ours.
  • OMG! | NJIT Green Mess 13h45
  • IN[de]CISION | Summit Street + its Discontents 14h15
  • ORANGE IGUANAS | Crossing MLKing 14h45
  • BACK TO BACK | Eberhardt Hall Field Theory 15h15
  • DAZED + CONFUSED | Rutgers Quad + Library Wad 15h45
  • GREEN MONKEYS | Smith Hall Megaron + Beyond 16h15
  • COURTYARD CONQUISTADORES | Aidekman Quad il giardino segreto/secrenendo (the secret/secreting garden) 16h45

19h00 dinner at Sagres Bar & Grillin the ironbound, proof once again that architecture is what we do between meals…