HDM 32: Design Practices Now, Vol. 1: Architecture


Harvard Design Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010, number 32, Harvard Design Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010, number 32, "Design Practices Now, Vol. I: architecture"

HDM 32: Design Practices Now, Vol. 1: Architecture

What are the pressing issues and problems in the work lives of contemporary landscape architects, urban designers, and architects? What supports and what obstructs their efforts to help create outstanding buildings and places? What current conditions for practice are novel, and how should they be understood and managed? What are ideal structures for the collaborations of designers with owners and builders, and with other professionals, such as engineers, fabricators, and ecological scientists? What can be learned from the variations in design practices across regions, nations, and continents? How are new digital technologies affecting design practice?

In this and the next issue of Harvard Design Magazine, designers from around the world address these questions and offer images of design details of their work. In addition, scholar/critics focus on particular issues in analytic detail.

Features  |  International Practices  |  Regional Practices  | Conjectures  |  Books  |  Order

Wes Jones
Big Forking Dilemma: Contemporary Architecture’s Autonomic Turn (pdf)

Jay Wickersham
Learning from Burnham: The Origins of American Architectural Practice

Architectural Practice Now
Discussion with Henry N. Cobb, Preston Scott Cohen, Gary Haney, Michael Maltzan, Toshiko Mori, William S. Saunders, Mack Scogin, Marion Weiss, Tod Williams

Christopher Hawthorne
On Credit: Many Collaborators, One Name in Lights (pdf)

Phillip G. Bernstein
A Way Forward? Integrated Project Delivery

Simon Allford
A London Particular: Fog Envelopes Practice

Idea-Driven Practices: What Eight Young GSD Designers Do
Pierre Bélanger, Felipe Correa, John Hong, Eric Höweler, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Michael Meredith, Ingeborg Rocker

Sebastian Schmaling
The New Small Architectural Practices: Creativity Incubators or Co-opted Branders?  

Tom Spector
The Old Man’s Profession: The Incredible Shrinking Cohort of American Architects

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David Adjaye
Adjaye Associates

Nathalie de Vries

M. Arthur Gensler Jr.

Gary Haney
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Steven Holl
Steven Holl Architects

Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Moshe Safdie
Moshe Safdie and Associates (pdf)

Patrik Schumaker
Zaha Hadid Architects

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Nelson Chen
Nelson Chen Architects, Hong Kong and China

John Denton
Denton Corker Marshall, Australia and East Asia

Issa Diabaté
Koffi & Diabaté Architects, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa

Toyo Ito
Toyo Ito & Associates Architects, Japan

David Lake
Lake|Flato Architects, Texas

Rahul Mehrotra
RMA Architects, India

Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
Catholic University Santiago, Chile and South America

Paul Robbrecht
Robbrecht en Daem Architecten, Belgium

Špela Videčnik
Ofis Arhitekti, Slovenia

Ai Weiwei
FAKE Design, China

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Mohsen Mostafavi
Why Ecological Urbanism? Why Now? (pdf)

Preston Scott Cohen
Introduction to the GSD’s The Return of Nature Symposia

Sylvia Lavin
What I Believe

Matthew Soules
The “Livable” Suburbanized City: Post-Politics and a Vancouver near You

Mark Mulligan
Utopia Across Scales: Thoughts on Kenzo Tange

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Reviewed by Reinhold Martin
On Le Corbusier and the Occult
by J.K. Birksted

Reviewed by Christine Smith
On Michael Camille, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity

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