Antoine Picon’s recent book Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity highlights the return of ornament in contemporary architecture and argues the subjective and political implications of ornament throughout history.
The Horizon House project created by a team of GSD students is selected to receive top prize in the Retreat in Nature competition and will be built this fall.
Farshid Moussavi’s (professor of architecture) firm FMA has won a competition to design a residential complex at Jardins de la Lironde in Montpellier, France.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design has announced the appointment of Iñaki Ábalos as Chair of the Department of Architecture.
Last week the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. Sanford Kwinter (professor of architectural theory and criticism and co-director, master in design studies program) is being recognized for contributing to “ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.”
The GSD exhibit “Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul” curated by Joan Busquets (professor in practice of urban planning and design) has traveled to the Van Alen Institute. On April 25 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a launch of the book Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea by John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch ‘96) and Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch '02) to accompany the exhibit.
Teran & Teman Evans (both MArch ’04), design team and identical twins, exemplify an extreme form of collaboration in their lives and their work. Read the recent profile in the New York Times.
A campaign to press the Pritzker committee to retroactively include Denise Scott Brown in the 1991 prize awarded to her creative partner and husband Robert Venturi continues to pick up steam, thanks to recent attention from the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the New Yorker. The petition was started by Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Caroline James (MArch ‘14).
A team of Harvard GSD students was recently announced the winner of a sustainable building design competition after presenting in Nanchang University in China with four other finalists.
This spring the Carpenter Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is marked with lectures, public talks, and a new exhibition at the GSD's Loeb library.