Master of Architecture II Fall 2011

End of the Year Exhibition 2012

End of the Year Exhibition 2012

Incursions into Urban Form and Discourse

Professor: Diana Agrest
Instructor: Daniel Meridor

This studio focuses on the process of generating Urban Form through the exploration of the process by which multiple different forces intersect in generating it. Two cities, Moscow, Russia and New Delhi, India, two cities in accelerated economic growth and expansion, in new conditions, were given as the site of this enquiry, revealing through the readings their own many, not obvious specificities. Emphasis was placed on the design process, initiated through a series of Productive Readings, as the articulation between a creative subject and the various texts of the city.

These Readings were produced on each selected city, through concepts related to an Urbanistic, Technological, or Theoretical/Historical perspective - according to each student’s preferred area of interest in the program and added related narrative concepts.  Drawing as a tool for critical thinking and as an intrinsic part of the process was at the heart of this process. Through the drawings produced in the reading process another city was revealed and manifested.

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