While visiting the Renaissance, thoughts on architecture today

During his advanced studio trip to Florence, Emeritus Professor Friedrich St. Florian delivered a lecture at the Palazzo Rucellai. Speaking about a return to classicism, which has historically been a response to a period of great experimentation and formal exuberance, and perhaps will form the next phase of our architectural future St. Florian noted that continue reading…

SO-IL Exhibit: Forecast

Florian Idenburg, founding partner of SO-IL, recently presented a lecture, “To Be Determined” as part of our Fall Lecture Series. SO-IL and the Architecture Department Gallery curators also collaborated on an exhibit that was on view throughout November.

BEB Gallery

Woods Studio Update

This studio is taught by Professor Peter Tagiuri. Woods given as an origin for architecture is an old discourse. They have always inspired us; shelter above and space between. Architecture cultivates a clearing within the forest, divides itself between furniture and building, between movable and fixed, between meuble and immeuble. The material of trees, WOOD, continue reading…

B.Arch ranked #7 undergrad program in United States

The latest edition of DesignIntelligence’s “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” ranks the RISD Bachelor of Architecture program #7 among professional architecture undergrad programs in the United States and #3 in the East. We’ve been ranked in the top 10 for 10 of the last 12 years.

Degree Project Probes Gallery

Every fall, students who plan on pursuing Degree Project studies in the spring produce an exploratory investigation, or “probe,” into their desired topic of study.These 15-inch-wide, floor-to-ceiling installations cover the entirety of the Bayard Ewing Building’s main gallery for a week in October. Each student presents his or her project to a panel of critics, continue reading…

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Centro Michelangelo, Florence Studio Update

This advanced studio is taught by Friedrich St. Florian in fall semester 2014. The Italian government in conjunction with the comune–- of Florence and the Casa Buonarroti have agreed to establish an institute for the scholarly study of Michelangelo. The center will become an extension of the Casa Buonarroti, dedicated to the academic and scholarly continue reading…

Tudela Studio Update

  Tudela Studio. The Connectomics Institute This studio is taught by Enrique Martine in Fall Semester 2014. The studio will be a platform from which to respond to the increasing complexity of today’s user-centered work spaces and will raise questions about the present and future of work. In that frame of reference, pure ideas and continue reading…

Prospective Graduate Student Information Programs

IN FOcus Our IN FOcus events offer an overview of graduate education at RISD and an up-close look at specific programs of interest. The Dean of Graduate Studies, faculty and currently enrolled students will offer a broad view of our graduate learning community at RISD. Staff from Student Financial Services and the Admissions Office will continue reading…

Future Health System Studio Update

This semester, Professor Nathan King and Olga Mesa are co-teaching an advanced studio, Future Health Systems. This course is supported by Boston-based MASS Design Group.     Studio Description: This studio will explore the relationship between technology and emergent healthcare typologies with a particular focus on underserved communities and resource limited settings. The link between continue reading…

Student Interview Series: Nicole Marple

RISD AIAS recently conducted the second interview of this ongoing series by speaking with recent alumna Nicole Marple (M.Arch, 2014). Nicole completed her undergraduate degree in architecture at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. AIAS: How does your undergraduate experience differ from the RISD experience? NM: RISD is unique as a grad continue reading…

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Praud’s Leaning House

Architectural office – Praud, led by Architecture Professor Dongwoo Yim and Interior Architecture Professor Rafael Luna, has designed a leaning house tilted upwards to maximize exposure to views and sunlight.       Leaning House Architect : PRAUD Principal in Charge : Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna Local Architect : SJAI Landscape : Changbok Yim, PRAUD Lighting continue reading…

Graduate Student Emily Yen Wins Museum of Science Fiction Competition

Over the summer, RISD Architecture’s Emily Yen submitted a proposal to the Museum of Science Fiction’s “Preview Museum” Competition. Her concept, “Schrodinger’s Box”, took first place and was lauded by the jury for its elegant form and attention to programmatic requirements. The Museum of Science Fiction is a D.C.-based organization whose mission is to celebrate continue reading…

Competitions

Professor of Architecture Gabriel Feld’s First Move as EHP Chief Critic

The exhibition “Scherzi sulla Centuria” was shown at the Temple University Gallery of Art in Rome from September 24 through October 9, 2014. In concert with RISD and Temple University students, Professor Gabriel Feld installed a series of visual studies and explorations using Post-It Notes and other common office materials. Gabriel explains: “The installation of the show was a continue reading…

European Honors Program

Architects in the Sun

We opened the 2014-2015 academic year here at the BEB with a gallery show displaying students summer work. Architects in The Sun served as the first annual summer showcase of work featuring both graduate and undergraduate student experiences. The 8.5”x11” compositions were up to the individual and there were no restrictions on the type of continue reading…

Techstyle Haus in the News

With the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 underway, Techstyle Haus is generating attention in the press. The New York Times story, A House That Sips Energy, calls out the house’s “…voluptuous skin of high-performance fabric.” Metropolis reports, “The house gets its Bauhaus-inflected name from the high-performance textile shell, which is stretched over the structure, and then continue reading…

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DESINE-Lab’s Public Plaza Project

RISD’s DESINE-Lab is collaborating this summer with Brown University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia to design and build a public plaza and park in Central Falls, RI. Faculty Elizabeth Hermann and Daniel Feldman from RISD and Martin Anzellini from Javeriana along with more than 50 students from the three universities comprise of this continue reading…

Postcard from Istanbul

My dear colleagues and students, We just had the opening for the installation of RISD’s Moveable Studio in Istanbul. It was an intense and exciting week of work with local alumni. We got together on Sunday evening and from there on it was an explosion of ideas (my favorite included a dancing bear, a long continue reading…

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Fall 2014 Final Reviews

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