Hyuntek Yoon and Soobum You (both MArch ’12) of Atelier WHY have won the Detroit Riverfront Competition with an urban fantasy land that bridges streetscape and river with a magical forest.
Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch ’02) and John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch ‘96) are in the Architectural Record “2012 Design Vanguard.” The honor comes right on the heels of a Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award for their White Block Gallery.
Farshid Moussavi (professor of architecture) is a finalist for the competition to design a new science museum and educational center in Moscow.
Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO-Il is part of a partnership selected to compete for the creation of the new Shrem Museum of Art at U.C. Davis.
For anyone to whom the similarity between a building and a French pastry is not evident, Pierre Herme’s presentation, “The Architecture of Taste,” at the GSD last week was a revelation. Herme’s approach to designing unique tastes through a combination of flavors and textures “is analogous to the programmatic construction that takes place in architecture,” observes Savinien Caracostea (MArch ’13), the event organizer. Read more about it in “Constructing the Perfect Bite” in Harvard Magazine.
Jorge Silvetti (professor of architecture) presented the keynote speech at a celebration to launch the Elemental/Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual, in Santiago, Chile, on November 26. The book by architect Alejandro Aravena (design critic ‘00-04) and engineer Andrew Iacobelli details 12 years of extraordinary success engaging local communities in a novel program of social housing for the most disenfranchised sectors of the population.
French 2D (Jenny French, MArch ‘11) is not the only homegrown firm to be selected as a finalist for the 2013 MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program. Leena Cho (MLA ‘09) and Matthew Jull (MArch ‘08) of Kotonotuk have collaborated with mcdowellespinosa to form TempAgency, which has also been invited to submit a proposal for the 2013 award.