DRAWING FROM THE ARCHIVE: Analysis as Design

October 14 - November 26, 2014

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Analysis: Le Palais du Gouverneur, Alexander Gorlin, Design III, Fall 1975 Analysis: Church at Firminy; James Miller, Peter Saltini; Design III, 1974-75 Analysis: Heidi Webber Pavilion, Michael Morris, Design III, Fall 1986 Analysis: Miralles Archery Pavilion, Seung-Hyun Kang, Design III, Fall 2005 Analysis: Ledoux's House of the Charcoal Burners, authors unknown, Design I, 1979-80 Analysis: Soviet Pavilion, Charles Krekelberg, Design III, Spring 1994 Analysis: Convent de la Tourette, Yoshiko Sato, Design III, Fall 1986 Analysis: Miralles Archery Pavilion, Seung-Hyun Kang, Design III, Fall 2005 Analysis: Sydney Opera House, Ricardo Escutia, Design III, Fall 2008
Analysis: Le Palais du Gouverneur, Alexander Gorlin, Design III, Fall 1975

Showcasing analysis work completed at The School of Architecture between 1967 and 2014, this exhibition will celebrate the school's unique approach to analysis as a didactic, structural and abstract discipline. Drawing from the Architecture Archive's collection of student projects, the show will examine significant works of architecture from the Renaissance through the modern period, as well as recently completed buildings. The exhibition will present a broad range of techniques of analysis and representation, which have evolved radically in recent years-from precisely constructed hand drawings to digital drawings and virtual processes that explore new modes of analysis using a variety of materials and tools within a single project. 

October 14 - November 26, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm 

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery 
The Cooper Union 
7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10003 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-7pm 

Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union 

This exhibition has been made possible with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

This exhibition is a program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month, New York CIty, October 2014.

Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.