Tue, May 13, 12am - Sun, May 18, 2014 12am

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Architectonics, spring semester, 2014

Architectonics, spring semester, 2014

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union will present an exhibition of student work from the spring semester of Architectonics, the First Year Design Studio. 

First year sets the course for an elementary understanding of the Foundations of Architecture. This studio sets to teach the underlying principles of tectonics within a body of autonomous figures of various typological elements such as columns, walls, windows, doors, skylights and stairs to name a few. The framework of individual elements and parts creates an array of new inventive figures and possibilities in structural, formal, composite and programmatic con-figurations, becoming a generating lexicon of design. 

Faculty: Mersiha Veledar, Aida Miron, Savina Romanos

The exhibition will be on view from May 13 through May 18 in the 4th Avenue colonnade of the Foundation Building.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm - 7pm

This event is held in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN. New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, and open studios. The annual festival takes place May 9–20 in 2014.


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  • 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.