Jul 20, 2011

ADRIAN LUCHINI


Playground of Harris Stowe Education Center, St. Louis. Missouri, USA. Adrian Luchini
With this new proposal this summer opens the cycle of papers in the Global Summer School 2011, organized by the IAAC and takes place simultaneously in three different locations: Barcelona, Turin, and Mumbai.
Adrian Luchini, educated in Argentina and the United States (University of Cincinnatie, Harvard University), is principal and founder of LUCHINIAD. Mr. Luchini is also the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Teaching is an integral part of Mr. Luchini's practice and he often works with graduate students. His buildings and projects have been published and exhibited in Europe, Asia, and America and he has lectured extensively around the world.
About IAAC Open Lectures: This lecture is in conjunction with the IAAC Global Summer School 2011: Selfrchitecture taking place simultaneously in Barcelona, Turin, and Mumbai. The goal of the IAAC Open Lecture Series is to create a public setting to continue the discussion about the future of architecture beyond the classrooms of IAAC.
Where: IAAC,C/ Pujades 102, Poble Nou, Barcelona
Date: Monday the 18nd of July
Time:  16.00h
Title: Adrian Luchini: On the Border.
Harris Stowe Education Center, St. Louis. Missouri, USA. Adrian Luchini
Photo © Sam Fentress. Harris Stowe Education Center, St. Louis. Missouri, USA. Adrian Luchini
Photo © Sam Fentress. Harris Stowe Education Center, St. Louis. Missouri, USA. Adrian Luchini

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Book: James Corner & Alex S. Maclean: Taking Measures Across The American Landscape

James Corner & Alex S. Maclean | Taking Measures Across The  American Landscape, 1996
‘The techniques of representation are never neutral and  architecture’s abstract means of imagining and realizing form leave  their traces on the work. To understand representation as technique (in  Foucault’s broader sense of techne) is therefore to pay attention to the  paradoxical character of a discipline that operates to organize and  transform material reality, but must do so at a distance, and through  highly abstract means.’ Stan Allen | Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, 2000
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James Corner & Alex S. Maclean | Taking Measures Across The American Landscape, 1996
‘The techniques of representation are never neutral and architecture’s abstract means of imagining and realizing form leave their traces on the work. To understand representation as technique (in Foucault’s broader sense of techne) is therefore to pay attention to the paradoxical character of a discipline that operates to organize and transform material reality, but must do so at a distance, and through highly abstract means.’ Stan Allen | Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, 2000
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Xi’an Expo 2011 Officially Opens


 
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The Xi’an Expo 2011 has officially opened and, as expected, the international horticultural event has attracted a staggering 200,000 in just the first weekend! We’ve been covering the Expo beginning with  + ’s conceptual design, and we have been featuringupdates about the project over the course of the last few months.  The Expo embodies the idea of transformation as the site was formerly a sandpit where the water was severely degraded during the 1980s.   Efforts over the past two decades have restored the ecosystem and now the Expo is able to demonstrate what can be accomplished through the use of the most advanced technology, ideas, and materials.  As we reported earlier, the 37 ha complex includes three buildings that are interconnected with a dynamic landscape of unfolding paths and networks of water, circulation and foliage.
More images after the break.
“By leaving behind the obvious typological and historical references to Xi’an’s past, this project is seeking a contemporary authentic expression of China’s current and future ambitions, adding an entirely new layer to the Millenial tapestry of Xi’an. By the same token, Flowing Gardens explores a new syncretic balance between urbanism and landscape with universal relevance. The traditional subordination of ground and landscape by buildings has been reversed to offer a unique symbiotic experience,” explained the architects.
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