Cooper Architecture in Puerto Rico

Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: The Cooper Union

Architecture students from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union recently traveled to Puerto Rico to practice an in-depth approach to solution-based design. In collaboration with professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, students from Cooper and UPR challenged themselves through an intensive programmatic tour of the island, emphasizing a need for housing. A shortage of housing is chronic to the island, and was further exacerbated by the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The advent of the hurricane offered an opportunity to engage in a social project that could make both immediate and long-term contributions to the island, but also to the discipline.” -Nader Tehrani

Students studied housing from diverse perspectives, ranging from a lack of promised pharmaceutical jobs preventing economic advancement in San Juan, to homemade techniques of preventing soil erosion thorough buried layers of fabric. Back in New York, students used their research to re-imagine the relationship between systemic factors in housing and propose location-specific designs.

To learn more about architecture students at Cooper and their work in Puerto Rico click HERE.

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50 years of architecture theses at The Cooper Union

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

Christian Dickson, The Mark of Cain and Cain’s Mark. Thesis, 1991-92, Professors: John Hejduk, Roderick Knox, Sean Sculley, Regi Weile (Courtesy Cooper Union)

In tandem with Archtober and in anticipation of the launching of The Cooper Union digital archive of student work , the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture is presenting ARCHIVE AND ARTIFACT: THE VIRTUAL AND THE PHYSICAL. Nader will open the exhibit on Tuesday October 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. A symposium, Thesis Now: Pedagogies, Research, and Agency of the Architectural Thesis, will accompany the exhibition on December 1st. The projects exhibited include work by then students: Stan Allen, Peggy Deamer, Elizabeth Diller, Evan Douglis, Laurie Hawkinson, Diane Lewis, Daniel Libeskind, and others.

Daniel Libeskind, Collage, Thesis, 1969-70. Professors: John Hejduk, Lewis Davis, Robert Slutzky, Fred Travsiano

Read more through these publications:

on e-flux HERE

Architect’s Newspaper HERE

Architectural Record HERE

ArchDaily HERE.

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COOPER WINS THE 2018 STUDIO PRIZE!

Posted on September 20th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

ARCHITECT Magazine’s annual Studio Prize celebrates the most innovative academic studios in North America.  The jury this year included Yolande Daniels, Eric Owen Moss, and Jennifer Yoos. The Cooper Union’s studio course Animate Archi-Tectonics: Structural Configurations Between Lines, Planes, and Volumes, a first-year undergraduate studio was one of this year’s six winners. The studio led by Alexa Tsien-Shiang, Mersiha Veledar, and Yasmin Vobis explored form and space by starting with Paul Klee’s idea that “a drawing is taking a line for a walk.” Check out the work students completed in Veledar’s studio HERE and see all the Studio Prize winners HERE.

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IRWIN S. CHANIN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OF THE COOPER UNION AMONG FIVE TOP ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS!

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

In the areas of Design, Research, and Design Theory Cooper Union surges forward to ranking 5th, 4th, and 2nd. Congratulations to the students and faculty!

Read about the full ranking and the methodology on Architectural Record HERE.

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Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, Installations + Exhibitions, Press, The Cooper Union

NADAAA recently collaborated with students of The Cooper Union to design and realize a pavilion in Nantou Urban Village as part of the Shenzhen Biennale. The result is a permanent structure that will continue to serve the neighborhood and is already being used for a weekend marketplace. For more see Archdaily’s post HERE.

photo courtesy of UABB

 

photo courtesy of the UABB

photo courtesy of Jeremy Son

Special thanks to Margaux Wheelock-Shew, Jeremy Son, Mitch Mackowiak, Yujun Yin, and the Thornton Tomasetti team.

 

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Collaborating with Cooper

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union, Urban Design

NADAAA collaborated recently with two students from The Cooper Union to realize a new pavilion for the Shenzhen Biennale in the Nantou Urban Village of Shenzhen. The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper interviewed the students, Margaux Wheelock-Shew and Jeremy Son, on their experience of collaborating with a design office to complete a built project. Read the interview HERE.

The next big surprise: somebody over there decided it should be permanent, though it had originally been designed to be dismantled. So, the Chinese welded the joints and sank it into concrete. There is some irony to this because of all the designs the team came up with, the one they meant to be impermanent was the one with the scaffolding. “That thing is not going anywhere,” Margaux says. Tehrani added: “Moreover, it is an important recognition that such initiatives can be in service of a larger civic mission that contributes back to the community in which it is lodged.”

photo by Lea Bertucci, The Cooper Union

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Shenzhen Biennale inauguration!

Posted on December 17th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union

Read on Archdaily more about the Biennale HERE.

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Shenzhen Biennale Teaser

Posted on December 9th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union

The Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale is opening in five days! NADAAA, in collaboration with the Cooper Union has designed “Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village” which is currently under construction. A special thanks to Cooper Union students Margaux Wheelock-Shew and Jeremy Son for their work on this project. Also a special thanks to the Thornton Tomasetti team: Tian-Fang Jing, Walter Woodington, James Richardson, and Hauke Jungjohann.

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DIANA AGREST FILM SCREENING AT THE COOPER UNION THIS THURSDAY: “THE MAKING OF AN AVANT-GARDE” INTRODUCED AND MODERATED BY NADER

Posted on November 13th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

THE COOPER UNION IS SCREENING “THE MAKING OF AN AVANT-GARDE: THE INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN STUDIES 1967-1984”, A FILM BY DIANA AGREST THIS THURSDAY.

Screening and Panel | The Rose Auditorium of 41 Cooper Square, NYC

Introduced and moderated by Nader Tehrani
Thursday November 16 at 6:30PM

Panel Discussion
With Diana Agrest, John McMorrough and Timothy Hyde

Accompanying Exhibition | 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery, Foundation Building, 7 E 7th Street, NYC
Opening Reception following screening
Refreshments and Drinks will be served
Thursday November 16 at 8:30Pm

RSVP required. Full Details HERE.   

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Cooper made the AZ list of Best Schools of Architecture

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, The Cooper Union

“Strengths: Forward-thinking dean Nader Tehrani (NADAAA) oversees a focus on advanced design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and enlightening dialogue with construction practices”
Check out all the Top Schools HERE.

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