The Incidents

Freedom of Use

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal are known for an architecture that privileges inhabitants’ freedom and…

August 2015


Toshiko Mori leads campaign to save Tokyo’s Hotel Okura

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.

Apr 4, 2015


Spotlight on Lacaton & Vassal

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. 

Apr 3, 2015


Sert Council Tours Eric Owen Moss Architects

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.

Mar 30, 2015


Alumni Q+A: Riki Nishimura MAUD ’03

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.  

Mar 30, 2015


Neal Morris on Designing for Culture and History in New Orleans

Neal Morris's (LF '10) office sits squarely in the middle of a historically African American neighborhood and shopping district undergoing an urban renaissance in New Orleans. So he was perfectly situated to get himself drawn into the middle of a project that nods to an important moment in musical history by securing the future of orchestral jazz culture in the city. He tells the story in the LOEBlog.

Mar 17, 2015

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