The Visual Studies sequence brings together a series of courses which link computational design, data analysis, and visualization, with a series of tools, methods, and media for design and the built environment across a range of scales. Uses of computation in design—like data visualization, sensors and data analysis, simulation, optimization, procedural modeling, rendering, app design, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Building Information Management (BIM)—are embedded in much of what architects, urbanists, and designers do. Yet simply training students to use and think with these technologies is insufficient. From the scale of the project to that of the planet, the uses of computational design methods and tools are most successful when their limits and their contexts—technical, social, political, aesthetic, and ethical—are confronted and surpassed to show us new ways of imagining and creating space. The tools, data, and technology we deploy in the design process are never neutral. Faculty in the sequence take on discrete parts of this array and expose students to technical, critical, and creative ways to transform and develop their processes of design.
ADR I investigates the current concepts, techniques, and working methods of computer aided ‘drawings’ in architecture. The focus of the course is the construction of architectural representations. However, rather than just experimenting in technique, the course encourages one to define how these new operative techniques are changing the role of drawing in architecture.
Students: Zoona Aamir, Ali Ahmed, Amina Amer, Saba Ardeshiri, Priscilla Liu Auyeung, Samuel Jonathan Bager, Enrique Andres Bejarano, Zina Berrada, Eleanor Lucas Birle, Laura Anna Blaszczak, Qingning Cao, Marcus Pak Hei Chan, Daniel Chang, Younjae Choi, Hallie Elizabeth Chuba, Megan Dang, Lucas de Menezes Pereira, Yingxi Dong, Ruonan Du, Rebecca Meghan Faris, Kristen Joanne Fitzpatrick, Anne Freeman, Maxine Gao, Yiyi Gao, Justin Francis Hager, Alex He, Brennan Omar Heyward, Kortney Hinden, Shining Hong, Shuyang Huang, Min Soo Jeon, Joachym Emmanuel August Joab, Jennah Christina Jones, Roman Karki, Kerol Kaskaviqi, Blake Matthew Kem, Isaac Alexander Hadi Khouzam, Cecile Kim, Julie Kim, Nan Ju Kim, Myungju Ko, Kim Cherutai Langat, Michael Lau, Ji Yoon Lee, Thiago Sang Hyun Lee, Jixuan Li, Charlie Liu, Hanyu Liu, Ari Joshua Nadrich, Nicolas Andres Nefiodow Pineda, Jonghoon Park, Carley Alexa Pasqualotto, Karen Olenka Polanco, Jacqueline Marie Pothier, Nararya Prasidha Radinal, Anya Rose Ray, Maclane Elizabeth Regan, William Ramsey Rose, Christopher Scheu, Nicolas Shannon, Seung Ho Shin, Aaron Eli Smolar, Yueyue Su, Emma Faith Sumrow, Madeleine Geena Sung, Khadija ann Tarver, Cemre Tokat, Jordan Trager, Kaixi Tu, Wenjing Tu, Jean Jingchwen Tzeng, Sam Velasquez, Chi Chi Wakabayashi, Peter Paul Walhout, Jinghan Wang, Linru Wang, Renka Wang, Yuli Wang, Wei Xiao, Dongxiao Yang, Phoenix Tianxu Yang, Elaine Yu, Yifei Yuan, Mingyue Zhang, Rose Zhang, Tianyun Zhang, Zixiao Zhu, Stephen Zimmerer
As architects, drawing and representation is one of our primary mediums. We draw futures that don’t exist, spaces that haven’t been changed yet. We draw and visualize and represent and render new possibilities, new futures, new kinds of spaces, new imaginations. The tools we use to design architecture, shape our understanding of what architecture is. Drawing and representation are not just ways of putting our thoughts into the world. They are also ways of shaping our thoughts and our beliefs, and in turn, what we decide to design, and in turn, what architecture we believe should be designed.
What is the role of architectural drawing and representation in relation to our built environment? What are the tools that are used to draw and represent? How have they and will they shape the way we draw and design architecture? How can we find ways of drawing that can enable us to be thoughtful and exploratory designers?
Architectural Drawing and Representation II is a class about drawing and representation, and it’s also a class about thinking about drawing and representation. The ultimate goal of ADR II is to incubate students’ personal relationship with drawing, representation, and architecture by considering drawing as a practice. Students are invited to develop their own style, and to invent their own drawing tools and representational processes. ADR II is an opportunity to play, explore new methods of representation, consider diverse points of view, test alternative outcomes, and to experiment with how our methods of representation shape our relationship to architecture.
Students: Zoona Aamir, Saba Ardeshiri, Priscilla Liu Auyeung, Samuel Jonathan Bager, Enrique Andres Bejarano, Zina Berrada, Eleanor Lucas Birle, Laura Anna Blaszczak, Qingning Cao, Marcus Pak Hei Chan, Daniel Chang, Younjae Choi, Hallie Elizabeth Chuba, Megan Dang, Lucas de Menezes Pereira, Yingxi Dong, Ruonan Du, Rebecca Meghan Faris, Kristen Joanne Fitzpatrick, Anne Freeman, Maxine Gao, Yiyi Gao, Justin Francis Hager, Alec Harris, Alex He, Brennan Omar Heyward, Shining Hong, Shuyang Huang, Min Soo Jeon, Joachym Emmanuel August Joab, Jennah Christina Jones, Roman Karki, Kerol Kaskaviqi, Blake Matthew Kem, Isaac Alexander Hadi Khouzam, Cecile Kim, Julie Kim, Nan Ju Kim, Myungju Ko, Camilla Comstock Kingdo Lancaster, Kim Cherutai Langat, Michael Lau, Ji Yoon Lee, Thiago Sang Hyun Lee, Jixuan Li, Charlie Liu, Hanyu Liu, Ari Joshua Nadrich, Nicolas Andres Nefiodow Pineda, Jonghoon Park, Carley Alexa Pasqualotto, Karen Olenka Polanco, Jacqueline Marie Pothier, Nararya Prasidha Radinal, Anya Rose Ray, Maclane Elizabeth Regan, William Ramsey Rose, Christopher Scheu, Nicolas Shannon, Seung Ho Shin, Aaron Eli Smolar, Yueyue Su, Emma Faith Sumrow, Madeleine Geena Sung, Khadija ann Tarver, Cemre Tokat, Jordan Trager, Kaixi Tu, Wenjing Tu, Jean Jingchwen Tzeng, Sam Velasquez, Chi Chi Wakabayashi, Peter Paul Walhout, Jinghan Wang, Linru Wang, Renka Wang, Yuli Wang, Wei Xiao, Dongxiao Yang, Phoenix Tianxu Yang, Elaine Yu, Yifei Yuan, Mingyue Zhang, Rose Zhang, Tianyun Zhang, Zixiao Zhu, Stephen Zimmerer
Topics in Viz Tech: Location Intelligence
This course investigates the use of machine learning and statistical modeling to explore the complex systems that underlie place. Going beyond predefined notions of location––cities, counties, regions, etc.––students will deconstruct location into arbitrarily defined geographies, using techniques borrowed from remote sensing, recommender systems, clustering, and predictive modeling to surface novel insights. These techniques, though widely used throughout the financial and tech industries, are still nascent within the industries and methods related to architecture, real estate, or urban planning. As such, students will bring a critical eye to the algorithms and underlying data. They will attempt to disrupt the surplus maximizing ambitions of machine learning models, and ask how the technology can be used to foster equitable or altruistic outcomes.
Students: Michelle Clara, Takashi Honzawa, Ran Ma, Marcell Aurel Sandor, Yuhui Si, Yunpeng Wu
This project investigates the political phenomenon of ‘Red Rural Blue Urban’ in relation to the built environment. Borrowing the tools of statistical modeling and data visualization, it visualizes the correlation between the voting pattern and the ratio of ‘built area’ to ‘unbuilt area’ in voting precincts.
The project maps the geospatial relationship between the rise in international tourism in Budapest and local real estate trends, evaluating the shift in the local economy as a function of the international tourist industry.
This workshop borrows tools and workflows from the gaming and virtual reality industries, to explore architectural production through the lens of speculative physics, causality, and interaction.
Students: Noor Jahan Begum, En-Ho Chan, Kshama Dharman Daftary, Tianyuan Deng, Yuehui Du, Mohan Jia, Denise Jiang, Cheng Ju Lee, Jo Hee Lee, Chao Li, Yiheng Lin, Chen Liu, Fan Liu, Jinseon Noh, Hemila Rastegar-Aria, Ziyi Wang, Thanapon Wongsanguan, Tianheng Xu, Ye Xu, Yu-Jun Yeh, Duo Zhang, Fengyi Zhang
Architectural education and discourse are inextricable from the sociopolitical. Institutional critique is taking new forms and necessitating new paradigms. This course aims to leverage collective and DIY knowledge building as a representational technique and a tool of power. Architects and contributors to the built environment must challenge hierarchical structures, the canonization of the discipline, and the efficacy of architectural institutions. Emergent networks allow participants to evaluate and retool their education and environment.
The course follows a tripartite structure of research, design, and implementation. First, students look at a diverse array of historical and contemporary DIY formats such as the zine, meme, catalog, almanac, instructional video, cookbook, hotline, and how-to-manual as transformative models of self-education. Next, seminar participants use visual representation techniques to organize, design, and develop antiracist content. Finally, students work in groups to design physical and/or digital delivery methods for their chosen campus or community; hacking formats such as the bulletin, newsstand, billboard, monument, or a method of their invention. What is the threshold for action? What are the visual tools and architectures of protest and resistance? How do we define the sites and formats of critique? How does a Power Tool expedite action and inform the problem of making?
The final project requires students to design a built manifestation that can be deployed on various campuses digitally and/or physically, such as a bulletin board, suggestion box, kiosk, newsstand, library, monument, or format of their invention.
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Students: Erin Grace Biediger, Matthew Alan Brubaker, Ying Cheng, Mark-Henry Jean Decrausaz, Cameron Miers Fullmer, Gene Lee Han, Jean Kim, Maxim D Kolbowski-Frampton, Jacob Chengjie Li, Urechi Oguguo, Keneilwe Ramaphosa, Jordan Hayley Readyhough, Emily Grace Ruopp, Hannah Rose Stollery, Sarah Bisignano Zamler
Secrete Sleeves Message Machine
The Conversation Cookbook
Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Techniques of the Ultrareal
The use of perspective and rendering is often an afterthought within the design process. The abundance of 3D modeling software and the ability to see every angle of a project instantaneously has confined these techniques to being a last minute tool for representation––a required byproduct of the expectations of architectural presentation. This class challenges the participants to not only think of rendering and perspective as a method of presentation, but also as a tool for design, implemented early and often within the design process. In addition to learning techniques for creating photorealistic renderings, we will teach a workflow that encourages early exploration. The class focuses on color, light, material, context, reflection, and opacity throughout the course of the entire design. This class looks for inspiration in many places, including photography, cinematography, and art.
Students (Fall 2020): Fahad Al Dughaish, Faisal Majed Alohali, Agnes Anggraini Anggada, Noor Jahan Begum, Henry Black, Yuan Chen, Jonathan Mark Chester, Adeline Chum, Benjamin Caleb Diller-Schatz, Chenxi Dong, Jishan Duan, Ali Amr ElSinbawy, Renee Gao, Behruz Hairullaev, Henry J Han, Xiucong Han, Jasmine Nicki Jalinous, Gun Young Jang, SeokHyun Kim, Jiafeng Li, Jixuan Li, Su Li, Tianran Li, Timlok Li, Hao-Yeh Lu, Charlton Asher McGlothlin, Cheng Shen, Wanqi Sun, Zhijian Sun, Kaixi Tu, Ziyi Wang, Tian Yao, Xiaoliang Ying, Duo Zhang, Rose Zhang, Jingrou Zhao, Zixiao Zhu |
Students (Spring 2021): Ryan Andrew Alexander, Andres Julian Alvarez Davila, Ian Benjamin Callender, Marcus Pak Hei Chan, Chao Chang, Cohaul Chen, Johane Juliana Clermont, Ethan Aahron Davis, Novak Djogo, Takashi Honzawa, Chuqi Huang, Ruochen Ji, Mark Melita Kantai, Alyna Karachiwala, Xianghui Kong, Meissane Aude Kouassi, Wan-Hsuan Kung, Kassandra Shuen Lee, Susan Soyoung Lee, Wenjuan Li, Jinxia Lou, Yang Lu, Andrew Solomon Magnus, Karan Matta, Zakios Meghrouni-Brown, David Irarimam Musa, Camila Nunez, Jihae Park, Anya Rose Ray, Estefania Haydee Serrano Soto, Madeleine Geena Sung, Yuqi Tian, Daniel Joshua Vanderhorst, Hazel Villena, Kylie R Walker, Renka Wang, Duo Xu, Yifei Yuan, Jiajie Zhao
Methods in Spatial Research
This course provides an introduction in the critical use of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial methods for urban humanities research. Maps and geographic analysis are key tools for interpreting the built environment and the social conditions it contains. However, maps are never just representations, they are always active in shaping the worlds they describe. With this in mind, students are introduced to a range of approaches for creating and manipulating spatial data with a focus on the forms of authorship, design, subjectivity embedded in spatial data and its uses. In a series of one week assignments students: creatively repurpose existing spatial datasets; collect data about a spatial phenomenon in their everyday surroundings; selectively digitize historical maps to produce alternative narratives; map change over time with Landsat satellite imagery; and use aerial photographs to tell a story through repetition.
Students: Alina Abouelenin, Zohra Victoria Benzerga, Henry Black, Matthew Alan Brubaker, Camille Joy Marie Brustlein, Ineajomaira Cuevas-Gonzalez, Pankti Parag Dalal, Osvaldo Adrian Delbrey, Alice Fang, Claire Emma Fur Goldberg, Ricardo Garcia Coyne, Cy Gilman, Eleanor Lee Grabowski, Tyler Allen Grand Pre, Takashi Honzawa, Keon Hee Lee, Audrey Leong, Lily Li, Joyce Zong-yi Liu, Adela Paterno Locsin, Chloe Mary Mariotti, Caroline Cadieux Maxwell, Andrea Molina, Dora O'Neill, Karen Olenka Polanco, Keneilwe Ramaphosa, Thomas Briggs Rice, Clelia Margaret Simpson, Zoe Elizabeth Sottile, Madison Laura Story, Magdalena Paz Valdevenito, Ian Martin Wach, Jun Yi Zhang
Mapping Remotely: Maps that show change or repetition with satellite imagery
5.6 Million Syrian Refugees: 40 Camps
Water Saturation of Albay Province, Philippines Before and After Typhoon Goni Mudflows on 11.01.2020
McAdoo, TX Before Versus After 2021 Snowfall
Ricardo Garcia Coyne: Largest Energy Generation Plants in Mexico, by Energy Source
Cyril Gilman: Slash-and-Burn in Madagascar’s Lowland Forests
Wildfire in Northern California, 2020
Where are the Squirrels in Central Park?
O'Ahu, Hawaii Coastland Shifts, 2000-2020
Dora O'Neill: Algeria: Topographies of Missing Migrants
Apartheid Homeland Territory
Zoe Sottile : Who Are You Talking To?
Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, 3/2019 - 12/2019
Junyi Zhang: The New Daxing Airport between Beijing and Langfang
A Mini-Atlas: An assembled collection of responses to weekly assignments
Selective Digitization: Maps that uncover alternative narratives from archival maps
Macau Land Development, 1991-2021
Comparison of Urban Densities in Analog Map and Today’s Satellite Image
Mapping Observations: Maps of data collected from everyday surroundings
Claire Goldberg: Visualizing the History of Cooperativism in Barcelona’s Poblenou Neighborhood
Reuse / Remix: Maps that repurpose existing datasets to craft new narratives
Graphic Architecture Project I
The Graphic Architecture Project is a way of thinking about the intersection of the flat and the deep. In this class we examine the visual rhetoric employed to convey design concepts. Typography is fundamentally the procedure of arranging type, but it can also be the particular art of traversing meaning with form. In addition to developing a general typographic fluency, we will consider the visual tone of how messages are conveyed, and explore ways to appropriately control and manipulate that tone through typography.
Students: Aya Abdallah, Angel Castillo, Alexandra Erickson, Chrysothemi Kouloumentas, Gustavo Lopez Mendoza, Camille Newton, Tung Nguyen, Jihae Park, Jared Payne, Maria Perez Benavides, Nash Taylor, Veeris Vanichtantikul, Tianyu Yang
This course puts forth the challenge for students to develop robust data-driven methodologies and computational frameworks for creative iteration and validating design solutions through analysis, automation, simulation, optimization, representation, and so forth. The course is intended to provide foundational knowledge of relevant modeling software and visual programming interfaces, while also discussing contemporary applications of these tools in the industry.
This course is cross-listed in the Building Science and Technology Sequence.
Students: Chao Chang, Maxwell Chen, Jiageng Guo, Liwei Guo, Charlotte Sie Wing Ho, Eva Jiang, Yuan Li, Sixuan Liu, Mariami Maghlakelidze, Reem Makkawi, Amber Shen, Sarah Shi, Ruijing Sun, Ziyi Wang, Haoran Xu, Joey Xu
Mapping For Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities
This hybrid theory/practice course provides an introduction to critical mapping discourse and geographic information systems tools. It examines both historical and contemporary questions with reference to the technology of mapping. Additionally, through the use of open source GIS software (QGIS), browser-based technologies (Mapbox), and open data (OpenStreetMap), students learn how to critically use mapping tools and geographic data for spatial analysis and representation.
Students: Henderson Beck, Livia Lucia Calari, Yuan Chen, Cong Diao, Chenxi Dong, Xiucong Han, Nur Jabarin, Yilun Jin, MinJae Lee, Danning Li, Jinxia Lou, Cheng Shen, Zhijian Sun, Isabel Yunwoo Sung, Yining Wang, Xian Wu, Jiajie Zhao
This research reveals the average rental prices, unit prices, and area of rental units within a 2-kilometer diameter region centered on Shanghai’s top ten subway stations.
This mapping analyzes the historical infrastructures of Yangzhou City from the Jin Dynasty (317-420AD) to Qing Dynasty (1636-1912AD), which have already disappeared today. These include city walls, old temples, official institutes, canals, and Yangtze Rivers’ riverbanks. It aims to study the evolution of human-made urban contexts according to non-human natural landscapes and the relationship between the water systems and the city’s central public spaces.
NYC: Typological Corrections for the “Living Together”
This seminar works on the typological correction of three existing paradigmatic building prototypes of the city of New York—social housing blocks, luxury condos, and office headquarters—to adapt their physical fabrics to the new sensitivities and demands of the “stay at home” and “living together” in order to address their current stigmatization and lack of real urban-social-environmental integration. Dealing with the characteristics of the current structures, their relations, and their underlying potentials, student groups activate processes of reprogramming––re-densifying, re-scaling, re-signifying, etc.––the building types as new urban dense residential typologies. These architectural operations seek to operate within the climate change, social justice and racial integration networks that we all need to host and articulate to keep architecture as a democratic discipline fighting for the best future for all.
Students: Alina Abouelenin, Benjamin Akhavan, Joud Hasan Irshaid Al Shdaifat, Farah Alkhoury, Pabla Amigo, Alice Fang, Jindian Fu, Yong Yeob Kim, Keon Hee Lee, Devansh Ajay Mehta, Maria Eugenia Perez Benavides, Xiaofei Sun, Magdalena Paz Valdevenito, Frank Wang, Tianheng Xu, Florencia Yalale
Public Interest Technology: Cities, Design, Code, Reporting
In this seminar, students tested a variety of design methods from a multidisciplinary perspective—engaging computer science, architecture, and journalism––to best define the emerging field of public interest technology. To investigate this broad topic, we focused on research, design, and prototyping technology that would benefit Public Libraries and their many missions. The course framed Public Libraries as good examples of Public Interest Technology. Historically and today, libraries link information systems, information delivery, and public space. What can we learn from public libraries, and how can we engage with them to prototype Public Interest Technologies and expand their purpose? The course includes collaborations with New York City and Community Tech, Metropolitan New York Library Council, librarians, and generous input from the Queens Public Libraries in New York City.
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Students: Aya Abdallah, Regina Joy Duque Alcazar, Nava Amalfard, Aruna Ananta Das, Rousol Aribi, Paul Berthe, Willy Pan Cao, Hannah Beth Lewis Hetzer, Zuzanna Z Jarzynska, Jean Kim, Chen Liu, Adela Paterno Locsin, Francesca Loiodice, Anna Sabine Low-Beer, Andrea Molina, Jared Robert Payne, Michelle Alice Quin, Yuanyang Teng, Scarlet Nga Chin Tong, Ian Martin Wach, Xindi Wang, Rui Zhang
Culture Buddies is a mutual aid network to bridge cultures while supporting immigrants and non-English speakers in Queens.
Power Reclamation through Technology aims to enhance Clearfork’s ad hoc local network to address community needs.
Supporting Community Fridges
We created a web application that would allow community fridge volunteers and organizers to share...
Multi-Log: Refining Equal Access to Queen’s Public Library is a progressive web application that ...
The design of Culture Catcher aims to provide users with a platform for cultural activities syste...
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
This course is designed and taught as a bridge between disciplines—journalism and architecture. It provides students an opportunity to explore new forms of site analysis. Through pairing the processes of architecture and techniques of journalism, the course explores sites in the United States. Students propose a site to investigate from a set of site topics identified for their timeliness and relevance, their centrality to demographic populations, and their environmental impact—COVID-19, climate change, the census, and the urban/rural divide. Students work in groups under the direction of a practicing journalist who serves as editor to help groups explore and report on their site, spending the semester researching and constructing a geospatial narrative. Students conduct research, interviews, perform exploratory and advanced data analysis, and learn various geospatial visualization techniques to produce a comprehensive narrative. From spatial association to pattern analysis, geostatistics to classification, students employ statistical and analytical processes that both inform their reporting and define their narratives. The course introduces spatial analysis and mapping through coding in Python, with the help of libraries such as Pandas, Geopandas, and Altair.
Students: Ali Amr Elsinbawy, Gabriela Junqueira Franco, Chrysothemi Kouloumentas, Yoo Jin Lee, Yuanming Ma, Konstantina Marinaki, Jil Shah, Clelia Margaret Simpson, Dhania Yasmin, Huiya Zhong, Joyce Zhou
Conflict Urbanism as a term designates not simply that conflict that take place in cities, but also that conflict is a structuring principle of cities, as a way of inhabiting and creating urban space. The theme is topical in light of the increasing urbanization of warfare and the policing and surveillance of everyday life. However, conflict is not limited to war and violence. Cities are not only destroyed but also built through conflict. This seminar looks at the ways in which cities have long been arenas of friction, difference, and dissidence, as well as the ways in which their irreducibly conflictual character manifests itself in everything from neighborhood borders, to differences of opinion and status, to ordinary encounters on the street. Student work in Conflict Urbanism takes place through a single city or by comparing a series of cities. They examine the role conflicts of all sorts play in the making and remaking of cities around the world. Conflicts can (and should) be investigated with maps and data, but they often turn out to be propelled or propagated by them as well. Bringing humanistic inquiry together with spatial data and basic mapping techniques will allow us to produce powerful representations as well as challenge conventional narratives of cities and conflict today. Cities are “seen” through a number of lenses including: mass incarceration, infrapolitics, urbanization of war, language ecology, migration (political, economic and climate), debt, algorithms, and surveillance.
Students: Alina Abouelenin, Farah Alkhoury, Rousol Aribi, Henry Black, Matthew Brubaker, Camille Brustlein, Will Cao, Johane Clermont, Cameron Fullmer, Claire Fur Goldberg, Zuzanna Jarzynska, Gizem Karagoz, Keon Hee Lee, Chao Li, Jiazhen Lin, Adela Locsin, Caroline Maxwell, Andrea Molina, Juan Moreno, Wenyi Peng, Keneilwe Ramaphosa, Zeineb Sellami, Al Tariq Shabazz, Aditi Mangesh Shetye, Yuhui Si, Sherry Aine Te, Alek Tomich, Magdalena Valdevenito, Adam Vosburgh, Ian Wach
Infrapolitics of Waste in Five Cities of the Urban South
Beyond the Origins and Destinations: Spatializing the issue of climate refugees
Claire Goldberg: Visualizing the History of Cooperativism in Barcelona’s Poblenou Neighborhood
Black, White, Red, & Blue: Representing the Black Electorate of Georgia, After Dubois
Unmapping Opportunity Zones
The Ma’dān Tribes of Iraq: A case for Environmental Refugees
Anatomy of Oppression and Violence
Transnationalism across the US-Mexican Border
Coding for Spatial Practices
Students: Alya James Abourezk, Yiyang Cai, Anirudh Chandar, Abhinav Gupta, Rahul Gupta, Lily Li, Victor Yuan-Ting Lo, Stephanie McMorran, Urechi Oguguo, Ogheneochuko Vanessa Okor, Angela Sun, Ian Martin Wach, Yue Wei, Sarah Bisignano Zamler, Elie Zeinoun
This project shows the mega things around everyone. The strong contrast between different scales ...
Catalog Shopping Interface
This website brings a new way to browse through catalogs for online shops. Users are able to trea...
This site compares sneakers across several categories. While a couple of these categories are fai...
Being stuck inside so much this year, my roommates and I have really developed our home barista s...
The premise of this workshop is to produce work that is experimental, personal, difficult, ugly, dirty, weird and investigative––rather than definitive in presenting evidence and conclusions. The workshop is about making, and the work is physical, produced within the precise constraint of a 12”x12”x12” volume through the UPCYCLING of 5 materials: concrete, plastic, metal, wood, and fabric. We search for materials in their closest environment—the materials we dispose of in our own housing, the ones discarded in our own neighborhood, on our street’s sidewalk, along our daily paths. We engage directly with domestic leftovers. We reflect on the potential of waste, and reframe its visual and cultural significance. Through making, we explore and question, discover and invent, follow and drive, command and listen. The workshop looks at art. It looks at art as architecture and architecture as art. The work is discussed in relation to concept. The work is based on repetition and routine. The workshop sets up a critical and supportive place of personal discoveries and “uncoveries.”
Students: William Clark Anderson, Ineajomaira Cuevas-Gonzalez, Marisa Alexandra Kefalidis, Reem Makkawi, Timothee Mercier, Reem Mishal Yassin
Geographic Information Systems
This course introduces core concepts of GIS and GIScience, as well as technical skills crucial for working within urban environments. Students learn critical approaches to spatial analysis and visualization, and embed these techniques within larger design workflows. By creating and analyzing diverse types of spatial data—and layering those within complex maps—students are challenged to build arguments and construct geospatial narratives.
Students: Tamim Abedin, Chinedu Obinna Adiele, Ahmed Abdullah Al Yaseen, Aruna Ananta Das, Rousol Aribi, Shreya Arora, Anirudh Venkat Bodempudi, Derek Brennan, Yiyang Cai, Willy Pan Cao, Lingbei Chen, Lonas Long Yin Chiu, Leila Collins, Teonna Nichol Cooksey, Boyang Dan, Jianwen Du, Yuehui Du, Jackson Pierce Fordham, Katlyn Marie Foster, Corina Fuenmayor Herrero, Ishita Ghosh, Kai Guo, Eryn Michelle Halvey, Sori Han, You Jin Hwang, Zuzanna Z Jarzynska, Nile Meridian Johnson, Chrysothemi Kouloumentas, Cheng Ju Lee, Yoo Jin Lee, Hanbo Lei, Moses Narayan Levich, Chao Li, Wenjuan Li, Chen Liu, Luchen Liu, Victor Yuan-Ting Lo, Yifei Luo, Danqing Ma, Moheng Ma, Mariana Kazumi Majima Ueda, Jonathan Marty, Sarah Ann Mawdsley, David McNamara, Brady Meixell, Stefan Peter Norgaard, Yixuan Ouyang, Eve Deena Passman, Wenyi Peng, Thanawat Phituksithkasem, Mauricio Enrique Rada Orellana, Danielle M Roberts, Nupur RoyChaudhury, Sebastian Salas, Kyle Wilson Sam, Al Tariq Ibn Shabazz, Jil Shah, Yi Shang, Yining Shen, Yuanyuan Shen, Yuhui Si, Katherin Sibel, Ranjani Srinivasan, Erik Ryan Strand, Jiabao Sun, Xiaofei Sun, Sherry Aine Chuang Te, Yuqi Tian, Scarlet Nga Chin Tong, Tiffany Vien, Xindi Wang, Yue Wei, Yunpeng Wu, Shen Xin, Dhania Yasmin, Zheng Yin, Lijing Yu, Zhaoxiang Yun, Hanyin Zhang, Kai Zhang, Rui Zhang, Wanjing Zhang, Huiya Zhong, Yifei Zhou, Yong Zhuang
Tools For Show: Ready For Replicas
This course explores the design, curation, and conceptualization of online communal spaces, taking remote formats as an opportunity to innovate and speculate on possible futures. Starting off from the concept of the replica, students created immersive exhibition environments and installations exploring the intersection between the physical and the digital. This class is interested in 3D scanning as a process and its potential to drive and change design methods. It gives an introduction to practical scanning methods that can be applied in everyday situations, while speculating on the possibilities of 3D scans for the discipline at large.
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Students: Refan Maher Abed, Alina Abouelenin, Farah Alkhoury, Nikolas Bentel, Camille Joy Marie Brustlein, Nora A Fadil, Max Paul Goldner, Lin Hou, Zuzanna Z Jarzynska, Mohan Jia, Yipeng Liu, Jordan Hayley Readyhough, Skylar Alexandra Royal, Scarlet Nga Chin Tong, Kai Wang, Jiayue Xu, Tianheng Xu
Seminar of Section
While most commonly deployed as a retroactive tool to describe constructional requirements or (in the context of the contemporary design studio) an automatic side effect of the digital model, this seminar re-conceives section as an instrumental and projective device. The goal is to provide students with techniques through which they can develop their own approaches to section as a vital analytical and design tool. The seminar also investigates the section to raise broader questions regarding the representational techniques that architects deploy and the complex interrelationship between delineation, ideation, and materialization.
Students: Zoona Aamir, Abdelrahman Ala Albakri, Rasam Aminzadeh, Chenxi Dong, Jishan Duan, Nora A Fadil, Alice Fang, Renee Gao, Yirmiyahu Moriel Gilbert, Liwei Guo, Mandi Hu, Seonggeun Hur, Eva Jiang, Su Li, Tianran Li, Bianca Lin, Yuedong Lin, Fan Liu, Shuhan Liu, Junyong Park, Amber Shen, Ruijing Sun, Jenifer Lucia Tello Sierra, Frank Wang, Chen Yang, Xiaoliang Ying
Fall 2020, Spring 2021
The first segment of the class looks at various ways of photographing architectural models from standard depictions in which the images are meant to closely resemble a full-scale construction to alternate approaches that play with what the architectural model can communicate. It attempts to address themes beyond the presentation of a finished building or a rendering. The second half focuses on photographing various constructed spaces, both exterior and interior. The class discusses approaches to photography from “objective” to “ expressive” and explores notions of the iconic, the narrative, and digression in architectural photography.
Students: Ahmed Al Yaseen, Pabla Amigo, Arundhati Bhan, Erin Biediger, Adeline Chum, Cara DePippo, Ben Fox, Jindian Fu, Ishita Ghosh, Sonny Han, Sarah Hejazin, Jun Ito, Jasmine Jalinous, Gizem Karagoz, Xianghui Kong, Chao Li, Wenjuan Li,
Bianca Lin, Yipeng Liu, Kyle Sam, Allison Shahidi, Tucker Simmons, Ruijing Sun, Wanqi Sun, Bisher Tabbaa, Taylor Urbshott, Ye Xu
Fall 2020, Spring 2021
X Information Modeling I
For this course, students work with and generate geo-spatial data at multiple scales: city, neighborhood and buildings. They integrate urban data exploration, environmental performance, and derive their own data within a computational design workflow.
This course is cross-listed in the Building Science and Technology Sequence.
Students (Fall 2020): Rasam Aminzadeh, Anirudh Chandar, Hao Chang, Yuan Chen, Jiyong Chun, Gun Young Jang, Lihan Jin, Chengliang Li, Fan Liu, Yuan Liu, Yuanming Ma, Camila Nunez, Luis Miguel Pizano, Skylar Alexandra Royal, Wanting Sun, Ziang Tang, Xian Wu, Tian Yao, Jiajie Zhao, Huiya Zhong | Students (Spring 2021): Shuang Bi, Zachary Thomas Bundy, Jonathan Mark Chester, Abhinav Gupta, Ruochen Ji, Cheng Ju Lee, Yuan Li, David Irarimam Musa, Lewei Wang, Yueyang Wang, Yuexi Xu, Eunjin Yoo, Lijing Yu
Data Visualization for Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Students: Regina Joy Alcazar, Sebastian Andersson, Shuang Bi, Hao Chang, Jonathan Chester, Adeline Chum, Nelson De Jesus Ubri, Alexandra Erickson, Elaine Hsieh
Jacob Hu, Jo Hee Lee, Chengliang Li, Yuan Li, Adam Vosburgh, Yue Wei, Zhaoxiang Yun