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Past Studios

Los Angeles, California, USA
Spring 2014

One Santa Fe Site Visit by David J Pearson The spring 2014 Studio Abroad program took a domestic approach. Students traveled to Los Angeles, CA where they studied with architect Michael Maltzan, founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA), and Mia Lehrer, founder and president of Mia Lehrer + Associates (ML+A). The studio was titled The Possibilities of the Wrong Scale, and sought to explore, through a collaborative effort of architecture and landscape architecture, the potential of producing a more comprehensive set of speculations and proposals that anticipate a future emerging urbanism for Los Angeles. The studio curriculum was accompanied by two seminars: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hyperreality, led by Neil Leach, and Contested Terriroties: Geopolitics, Media and Design in Southern California, led by Alison Hirsch.  Visit the GSD Studio Abroad tumblr to see what the Los Angeles studio was all about. The studio took place from January 27-April 28, 2014. 

Photo courtesy David J Pearson (MArch '15)

 

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fall 2013

Rotterdam Fall 2013 Andre Bideau and cube house by Stefan Dileo

During the fall 2013 semester students traveled to Rotterdam, Netherlands where they studied with Professor Rem Koolhaas and completed research that was initiated by the fall 2012 studio abroad cohort in Rotterdam. Rem Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, theorist and urbanist, is Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the GSD and is founding partner of both OMA and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO, currently based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The studio, Elements of Architecture, was co-led by Stephan Trüby, and the studio curriculum was accompanied by two seminars: Islands: The career of a metaphor, led by André Bideau, and Design and the Limits to Growth, led by Sébastien Marot. The fall 2013 studio abroad program took place from September 2November 29, 2013.

Watch a video about their experiences and find out more about the GSD's participation in the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Photo of Andre Bideau with students in a cube house, courtesy Stefan Di Leo (MAUD '14).


Basel, Switzerland
Spring 2013

Basel Spring 2013 Lars Muller Review by Michael Ascanio Peguero During the spring 2013 semester, students had the opportunity to travel to Basel, Switzerland, where they studied with GSD Design Critics Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Herzog and de Meuron are Dutch architects and are founders and senior partners of Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd, and were appointed Arthur Rotch Design Critics in Architecture at the GSD. 

The studio was accompanied by two seminars: Communicating Architecture, The Architect as Author and Editor, led by Lars Müller, and Islands: The Career of a Metaphor, led by André Bideau. The spring 2013 studio in Basel ran from February 2May 2, 2013.

Photo of Lars Muller and a student review courtesy Michael Ascanio Peguero (MArch I '14)

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fall 2012

Rotterdam Fall 2012 Arthur Liu Studio AbroadThe fall 2012 semester took GSD students to Rotterdam, Netherlands, where they studied with Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the GSD. Rem Koolhaas is founding partner of OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO, currently based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The research was continued by the fall 2014 studio abroad cohort and exhibited at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

The studio was accompanied by two seminars: The Present Environmental Predicament: Design and the Limits to Growth, led by Sébastien Marot, and Elements, led by Stephan Trüby. The 2012 fall studio in Rotterdam took place from September 2November 20.

Watch a video about their experiences and find out more about the GSD's participation in the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Photo courtesy Arthur Liu (MArch II '13)

Tokyo, Japan    
Spring 2012 

The secondTokyo S12 by Hattie Stroud studio abroad opportunity at the GSD took students to Tokyo, Japan during the spring 2012 semester. Students studied with Japanese architect Toyo Ito, founder of Toyo Ito & Associates and known for creating conceptual architecture. Toyo Ito led his studio, Thinking about Home-for-All in conjunction with two seminars: Evolutionary Productions, led by Yusuke Obuchi, and Metabolic Tokyo, led by Ken Tadashi Oshima.

The spring 2012 studio in Tokyo took place from January 22, 2012April 20, 2012.

 

 

 


Paris, France
Fall 2011      

The fall 2Paris Studio F2011 Photo courtesy James Leng011 studio abroad opportunity marked the first of many to come. The program took place in  Paris, France where students studied with Anne Lacaton, of Lacaton & Vassal. The studio, Storyboard as Architecture Project, was accompanied by two seminars: Paris: The Design of a Metropolis, led by Antoine Picon, and What Are We Up To? led by Sébastien Marot.

The fall 2011 semester in Paris took place from August 27December 7, 2011. 

 

 

Photo of Prof. Antoine Picon with studio, courtesy James Leng (MArch I AP '13)

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