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As part of Harvard's annual Harvard Lectures That LastAllen Sayeghassociate professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the director of REAL, the Responsive Environment Lab, at Harvard GSD—recently spoke on "Design Hybrids."

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Jeannette Kuo (MArch '04) has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, effective January 1, 2016, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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The Hotel Okura, a landmark modernist hotel in Tokyo designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi and Hideo Kosaka, is slated for demolition in advance of the 2020 Olympic Games. But not if Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta (which recently announced a general effort to preserve Japan’s modernist architecture) and Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture Toshiko Mori have anything to do with it.

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The Harvard Gazette just profiled Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of the Paris-based firm Lacaton & Vassal. Last week the two gave an inspiring, "poemlike" lecture, "Freedom of Use," on their practice, ethos, and influences. 

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While GSD students in Cambridge were enduring record snowfall, Josep Lluís Sert Council members were in sunny California touring the work of Eric Owen Moss MArch '72. On February 24th, a group of nearly twenty alumni and friends gathered at the studio of Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA) in Culver City for a first-hand look at Moss’s work and vision.

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Riki Nishimura MAUD '03 realized that he had a curiousity about cities at a very young age. He travelled extensively as a child as a result of his family's work, and from the windows of airplanes he looked out over landscapes to imagined cities of his own design.

 

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As part of the lecture "Expeditions in the Contemporary City," Gang focused on the post-industrial city, tall buildings, and a new definition of technology.

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