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“I think one of the most important things about the Columbia Historic Preservation Program is just how diverse it is. When the program was founded by James Marston Fitch, he had this vision of historic preservation as a profession that would draw people from multiple backgrounds. . . students come from architecture, art history, history, english, journalism, and everything you can think of because people have a passion for historic preservation, for the built world, and the social world that revolves around it.” Andrew Dolkart, Professor and Interim Director of the Historic Preservation Program, talks about how the multidisciplinary program is geared towards protecting the world’s architectural, cultural, and historical heritage in the face of profound change. 
The deadline to apply for GSAPP's M.S. in Historic Preservation program is 1/15. Further details available at: www.arch.columbia.edu/admissions
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“I think one of the most important things about the Columbia Historic Preservation Program is just how diverse it is. When the program was founded by James Marston Fitch, he had this vision of historic preservation as a profession that would draw people from multiple backgrounds. . . students come from architecture, art history, history, english, journalism, and everything you can think of because people have a passion for historic preservation, for the built world, and the social world that revolves around it.” Andrew Dolkart, Professor and Interim Director of the Historic Preservation Program, talks about how the multidisciplinary program is geared towards protecting the world’s architectural, cultural, and historical heritage in the face of profound change. The deadline to apply for GSAPP's M.S. in Historic Preservation program is 1/15. Further details available at: www.arch.columbia.edu/admissions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #columbiagsapp #historicpreservation

Students and faculty from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program are participating in the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial. The triennial features CCCP/2020, a collective of current M.S.CCCP students who are researching the format of the syllabus as a pedagogical tool and as a site of knowledge and production. The program's co-directors, Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta, are also participants in a joint installation with faculty Farzin Lotfi-Jam. 
The M.S.CCCP program offers advanced training in the fields of architectural criticism, publishing, curating, exhibiting, writing, and research through a two-year, full-time course of intensive academic study and independent research. The program’s emphasis is on forging new critical, theoretical, and historical tools, and producing new and rigorous concepts and strategies for researching, presenting, displaying, and disseminating modern and contemporary architecture and closely related fields. 
The deadline to apply for GSAPP's M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program  is 1/15. Further details available at: www.arch.columbia.edu/admissions

#ColumbiaGSAPP #criticalcuratorialconceptualpractices #gsappcccp #architecture #architectureexhibition @sharjaharchitecture
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Students and faculty from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program are participating in the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial. The triennial features CCCP/2020, a collective of current M.S.CCCP students who are researching the format of the syllabus as a pedagogical tool and as a site of knowledge and production. The program's co-directors, Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta, are also participants in a joint installation with faculty Farzin Lotfi-Jam. The M.S.CCCP program offers advanced training in the fields of architectural criticism, publishing, curating, exhibiting, writing, and research through a two-year, full-time course of intensive academic study and independent research. The program’s emphasis is on forging new critical, theoretical, and historical tools, and producing new and rigorous concepts and strategies for researching, presenting, displaying, and disseminating modern and contemporary architecture and closely related

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"We want our students to be able to have core skill sets that can be applied to planning challenges across different sectors. . . that's a strong identity of our program" Weiping Wu, Director of the Urban Planning program, speaks about how GSAPP students engage new technologies in urban analytics and visualization to tackle today’s challenges in the built environment and propose planning solutions for the future. From its home in New York, the program is defined by a global outlook with a focus on social justice that prepares students not only for traditional, but also newly emerging roles for urban planners. Visit link in profile to watch the full video, which includes a roundtable discussion with current students Emily Junker, Yining Lei, Garrett Riha, and Conor Allerton. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The deadline to apply for GSAPP's M.S. in Urban Planning program is 1/15. Further details available at: www.arch.columbia.edu/admissions 📸: @chijenwamg ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#sectiondrawing by Helena Urdaneta @helenaurdaneta and completed during the Going Up! Vertical Density / The Skyscraper Studio led by Dan Wood @dxwood and Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli @_mbm_ @workac.

For more than a hundred years the skyscraper has been an object of fascination, derision, experimentation, self-delusion, objectification, contextualization, multiplication, expansion, reduction, construction, and destruction. The premise of this studio is to research, test, probe, imagine, and design skyscrapers. Height is the statistic most obsessed over and essentially stands in for bragging rights for the developer and privatized removal from the streets for its occupants. This studio, however, uses one metric above all others to create our skyscrapers: performance. Performance in terms of density, ecology, publicness, program, circulation, engagement with the street, quality — and equality — of life for its inhabitants, reduction of waste, maximization of solar exposure and wind resistance, etc. With world population continually growing while at the same time under the threat of climate change and increased competition for land, cities will need to become more vertical, and skyscrapers can be an efficient way to multiply ground space. Working with some of the most innovative and experienced skyscraper architects in the world as well as New York’s Skyscraper Museum and their archives, our site is Hudson Yards. 
#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #goingup #skyscraper
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#sectiondrawing by Helena Urdaneta @helenaurdaneta and completed during the Going Up! Vertical Density / The Skyscraper Studio led by Dan Wood @dxwood and Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli @ mbm @workac. For more than a hundred years the skyscraper has been an object of fascination, derision, experimentation, self-delusion, objectification, contextualization, multiplication, expansion, reduction, construction, and destruction. The premise of this studio is to research, test, probe, imagine, and design skyscrapers. Height is the statistic most obsessed over and essentially stands in for bragging rights for the developer and privatized removal from the streets for its occupants. This studio, however, uses one metric above all others to create our skyscrapers: performance. Performance in terms of density, ecology, publicness, program, circulation, engagement with the street, quality — and equality — of life for its inhabitants, reduction of waste, maximization of solar exposure and wind

#architecturemodel #details by Shailee Shah @_shaileeshah and Shanti Gollapudi @shantigollapudi_10 completed during the For Your Entertainment Studio led by Mecky Reuss and Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo @pedroyjuana.

Architecture has been witness to, and has functioned as the frame for, many types of entertainment. From gladiators fighting in Roman arenas to amphitheaters and operas, from world expos to pavilions of the likes of PS1 and Coachella, this studio uses entertainment as the driver. We study how leisure has changed over time against what happens when architecture is put on display, and what being on display means for architecture. We question the ways that architecture expresses itself beyond the everyday functional building. Six sites in New York serve as case studies: Flushing Meadows Corona Park; the Queens Museum; Coney Island; Hudson Yards; Moma PS1; and Governors Island. Through concurrent research of the site and responding designs for a contemporary context, we create architectural gestures that engage form, texture, and color in tandem with the sociopolitical ramifications uncovered at each site and program. The site for the course proposal is Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The aim is to create the new Coney Island, the new World Expo, a place for looking at architecture. 
#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #foryourentertainment
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#architecturemodel #details by Shailee Shah @ shaileeshah and Shanti Gollapudi @shantigollapudi 10 completed during the For Your Entertainment Studio led by Mecky Reuss and Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo @pedroyjuana. Architecture has been witness to, and has functioned as the frame for, many types of entertainment. From gladiators fighting in Roman arenas to amphitheaters and operas, from world expos to pavilions of the likes of PS1 and Coachella, this studio uses entertainment as the driver. We study how leisure has changed over time against what happens when architecture is put on display, and what being on display means for architecture. We question the ways that architecture expresses itself beyond the everyday functional building. Six sites in New York serve as case studies: Flushing Meadows Corona Park; the Queens Museum; Coney Island; Hudson Yards; Moma PS1; and Governors Island. Through concurrent research of the site and responding designs for a contemporary context, we create

#renderings by Guangwei Ren @guangweir and Zoey Wang completed during the Urban Palimpsests Studio led by Karla Rothstein @gsappdeathlab @studiorothstein @latentnyc.

In addition to receiving the remains of the deceased, burial grounds have synthesized spiritual conceptions and aesthetic tendencies across time and culture. As such, the urban and architectural spaces of death and remembrance embody evolving priorities, shifting practices, and external pressures, including dramatic displacements, replacements, and renewals. Both physically and figuratively, the urban cemetery has oscillated between central and marginal, celebrated and disregarded, democratic and elitist. Projects in this section translate the existing programs of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — interweaving public activities with a new form of sustainable cemetery for the 21st century city. We explore how systems of relationships inform structures of space and social interaction, how complex phenomena emerge out of precise organizations, and how strategic rules function to promote exploration and surpass perceived limits.

#ColumbiaGSAPP #advancedstudio #architecture #urbanpalimpsests #deathlab
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#renderings by Guangwei Ren @guangweir and Zoey Wang completed during the Urban Palimpsests Studio led by Karla Rothstein @gsappdeathlab @studiorothstein @latentnyc. In addition to receiving the remains of the deceased, burial grounds have synthesized spiritual conceptions and aesthetic tendencies across time and culture. As such, the urban and architectural spaces of death and remembrance embody evolving priorities, shifting practices, and external pressures, including dramatic displacements, replacements, and renewals. Both physically and figuratively, the urban cemetery has oscillated between central and marginal, celebrated and disregarded, democratic and elitist. Projects in this section translate the existing programs of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — interweaving public activities with a new form of sustainable cemetery for the 21st century city. We explore how systems of relationships inform structures of space and social interaction, how

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"Rent Stories" diagram showing current and predicted rent costs in #nyc by Pratibha Singh @prati2shravya completed during the Summer 2019 Digital Technology course coordinated by Carmelo Ignaccolo @carmignacc and Kyle Hovenkotter. DTEQ introduces representational techniques, skills, and softwares for urban designers. In conjunction with the UD studio, students learn to use digital media as part of the design process, weaving together software platforms, research agendas, and design strategies in smooth, interoperable, and collaborative workflow. #columbiagsapp #gsappurbandesign #digital #urbandesign #publicspace #newyorkcity #nyc

#sectiondrawing and #sectiondetails by Yu Kon Kim and Kyu Chan Kwak @qkwakq completed during the Towards a Newer Brutalism Studio led by Emmett Zeifman #mediumoffice.

This studio revisits the “new brutalism” articulated by #AlisonandPeterSmithson and #ReynerBanham in the early 1950s: a legible synthesis of spatial, structural and material organization; individual buildings conceived as urban theses; directly express new technologies and social relations through architectural form. Students critically evaluate the efficacy of these principles today, considering parallels and differences between the postwar years and the present. Where “new brutalism” sought to give form to the emerging welfare state and consumer society of the postwar period, the newer brutalism might express and challenge the transformed economies, social relations, and environments of the new millennium. Working on sites between 10th Ave and the High Line, these experiments are positioned as a direct challenge to the ongoing development of an area laden with financial and cultural capital. The studio asks students to define alternative structures, offering new possibilities of living, working, and building in the 21st century.

#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #brutalism
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#sectiondrawing and #sectiondetails by Yu Kon Kim and Kyu Chan Kwak @qkwakq completed during the Towards a Newer Brutalism Studio led by Emmett Zeifman #mediumoffice. This studio revisits the “new brutalism” articulated by #alisonandpetersmithson and #reynerbanham in the early 1950s: a legible synthesis of spatial, structural and material organization; individual buildings conceived as urban theses; directly express new technologies and social relations through architectural form. Students critically evaluate the efficacy of these principles today, considering parallels and differences between the postwar years and the present. Where “new brutalism” sought to give form to the emerging welfare state and consumer society of the postwar period, the newer brutalism might express and challenge the transformed economies, social relations, and environments of the new millennium. Working on sites between 10th Ave and the High Line, these experiments are positioned as a direct

#architecturedrawing produced by David Musa @dmusa34, Luis Miguel Pizano, Tianyu Yang @tianyuyang, and Reem Yassin @reemyassin as part of the Core Architectural Technology III/IV Courses' Design Development Review.

#ColumbiaGSAPP #architecture #buildingtechnology #architecturetechnology #constructiondrawing #structure
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#architecturedrawing produced by David Musa @dmusa34, Luis Miguel Pizano, Tianyu Yang @tianyuyang, and Reem Yassin @reemyassin as part of the Core Architectural Technology III/IV Courses' Design Development Review. #columbiagsapp #architecture #buildingtechnology #architecturetechnology #constructiondrawing #structure

more #midreview photos from the Fall 2019 Urban Design Studio II: The Climate Crisis, Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley coordinated by Kaja Kühl @youarethecity with Anna Dietzsch @annajubs1, Jerome Haferd @jhaferd @brandt_haferd, Liz McEnaney @lizmacsattack, Justin Moore @j.g.moore, Shachi Pandey @mudworkshop, Raafi Rivero, David Smiley, and Dragana Zoric @dzoric.

Working in the Hudson Valley, this studio explores the region’s rural/urban socio-spatial ecosystems as the site for intervention to address the global climate crisis. As part of a GSAPP-wide collaboration
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more #midreview photos from the Fall 2019 Urban Design Studio II: The Climate Crisis, Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley coordinated by Kaja Kühl @youarethecity with Anna Dietzsch @annajubs1, Jerome Haferd @jhaferd @brandt haferd, Liz McEnaney @lizmacsattack, Justin Moore @j.g.moore, Shachi Pandey @mudworkshop, Raafi Rivero, David Smiley, and Dragana Zoric @dzoric. Working in the Hudson Valley, this studio explores the region’s rural/urban socio-spatial ecosystems as the site for intervention to address the global climate crisis. As part of a GSAPP-wide collaboration "Public Works for a Green New Deal," the studio focuses on various layers of social and physical infrastructure and works closely with local stakeholders, elected officials, organizations, non-profits, community groups, and planning and design professionals to envision just and equitable pathways towards decarbonizing the region. The studio is also embedded in the ongoing work of the Hudson Valley

#midreview presentations during the Culture Containers II Studio led by Christopher Leong @c_w_l and Dominic Leong @leong_dominic @leong_leong.

Guest critics included Adam Frampton @onlyif_arch, Deana Haggag @dhaggag @unitedstatesartists, Gabriel Burkett @gdburkett, and #MabeloWilson.

This studio is designing contemporary art facilities that challenge preconceived ideas of the institution and speculate on new forms of collectivity.

#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappadvancedstudio #contemporaryart #architecture
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#midreview presentations during the Culture Containers II Studio led by Christopher Leong @c w l and Dominic Leong @leong dominic @leong leong. Guest critics included Adam Frampton @onlyif arch, Deana Haggag @dhaggag @unitedstatesartists, Gabriel Burkett @gdburkett, and #mabelowilson. This studio is designing contemporary art facilities that challenge preconceived ideas of the institution and speculate on new forms of collectivity. #columbiagsapp #gsappadvancedstudio #contemporaryart #architecture

#midreview scenes from the Advanced V Studio led by #BernardTschumi.

Guest critics included @annapuigjaner @maioarchitects, Jimenez Lai @0super @_bureauspectacular, and @Ziad_Jamaleddine @leftarchitects.

The studio embraces the incessant mutability of the city, focusing on its impending needs and questioning what are the happenings that can establish new links, new connections to public use, social relations and so on, that can reframe architecture and its cultural relevance. Following this conversation, each group is assigned a major theoretical framework: political, environmental, social, infrastructural, recreational, educational. Based on the contemporary challenges that these backgrounds raise, each group proposes an unnamed program on a generic Manhattan block. Six new programs are weaved by an underground component conjunctively design by the studio. 
#ColumbiaGSAPP #architecture #Manhattan #nyc #urbanism
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#midreview scenes from the Advanced V Studio led by #bernardtschumi. Guest critics included @annapuigjaner @maioarchitects, Jimenez Lai @0super @ bureauspectacular, and @Ziad Jamaleddine @leftarchitects. The studio embraces the incessant mutability of the city, focusing on its impending needs and questioning what are the happenings that can establish new links, new connections to public use, social relations and so on, that can reframe architecture and its cultural relevance. Following this conversation, each group is assigned a major theoretical framework: political, environmental, social, infrastructural, recreational, educational. Based on the contemporary challenges that these backgrounds raise, each group proposes an unnamed program on a generic Manhattan block. Six new programs are weaved by an underground component conjunctively design by the studio. #columbiagsapp #architecture #Manhattan #nyc #urbanism

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