Style is Everything

AMIR KARIMPOUR (MArch II ‘15)   As well all know, it was open house season these past few weeks, and a recent visit I made to the Harvard GSD put everything in perspective. The atmosphere was one of the grind, everyone hard at work, an efficient, well-oiled machine; everything seemed […]

Honky Tonk Angels: Beer. Boys. Bulls. What more could a cowgirl want?

EDWARD WANG (B.A, Arch ’16) and KATE MCMILLAN (B.A, Arch ’16)   “Nine bars, two dance floors, infinite possibilities. Sign me up!” I said as I twirled my hand in a lassoing gesture: What was the occasion for such excitement? Billy Bob’s Texas – the self-proclaimed world’s largest honky tonk, […]

ON THE GROUND, 04.04-04.15

Teams RAICHOO (Winny Tan and Xiao Wu, both MArch I ’16) and 2 PLUMS (Yifan Li and Jingwen Li, both MArch II ’16) are winners bracket finalists in the Spring ‘15 Rudolph Open Badminton Tournament; AMERICAN TRASH (Michael Loya and Elizabeth Nadai, both MArch I ’17) and BENJI+JESS ANGEL (Benji […]

Fold II Editorial Notes

Fold 2 showcases the work produced for the event Lux: Ideas Through Light, a series of projections on the Beinecke Library from April 10th-12th, 2015. Coupled with student work by Daniel Glick-Unterman (M. Arch. 2017) and Luis Salas Porras (M. Arch. 2016), both of whom test the traditional boundaries of […]


SAMANTHA JAFF (M.Arch ’16) and SHAYARI DE SILVA (M.Arch ’16) Interviewed on April 7, 2015   SJ: Ten students from the School of Architecture will be contributing their work to the Lux installation this weekend. What do you make of the fact that so many architecture students are participating? KE: […]


Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor interviewed by JULCSI FUTO (March II ‘15) Julcsi Futo: In your lecture at MoMA on Learning from/in Latin America, you talked about your heritage in Mexican modernism, and your way finding as you felt forced into the “digital and parametric” era of architecture. Was your […]


DANIEL GLICK-UNTERMAN (M.Arch ’17)   Bringing a table to the review and bringing the review to a table Desk, coffee table, dining room table, war table; humans spend a lot of time and do a lot of things with this fundamental construct. This year I have been experimenting with tables installed […]


MEGHAN LEWIS (M.Arch ’15) Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 at the Museum of Modern Art marks the 60th anniversary of the museum’s historic exhibition, Latin American Architecture since 1945. On April 2nd, students in Tatiana Bilbao’s design studio attended the roundtable discussion held at MoMA as part of a series […]

ON THE GROUND, 04.01-04.07

Six young 2nd Year whippersnappers from MArch I represented YSOA at the 2015 LIXIL International University Architectural Competition, the first stage of which concluded on March 19th. Organized and funded by the LIXIL Corporation in conjunction with Kengo Kuma, 12 student teams from architecture schools around the world competed for […]


NICOLAS KEMPER (M.ARCH I ’16) ‘Some of our peer institutions have taken the opportunity of the search to self-destruct,” said Keller Easterling, chair of the Dean Selection Committee, as she and its other members – Michelle Addington, Steven Harris, John Jacobson, and Bimal Mendis, sat and solicited students’ thoughts on […]

Fold Statement of Purpose

TWO ISSUES OLD, AND TRYING A DIFFERENT FOLD. Today we launch a Paprika! broadsheet. A running record to appear on lecture Thursdays, the broadsheet will lay a brisk beat to a now biannual journal (expect Paprika! Issue 3 in September). Still a student run and written publication bound firmly to […]


Professor Adjunct KENT BLOOMER just finished Up Against the Wall: Reimagining the U.S. Border, by Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins (2014). The book is a rigorous and very disturbing critique of the U.S. construction of heavily policed 16’ high wall along much our southern border.  Remedies are proposed.   […]


03.23 “She wanted to stage the life that was already there,” said Washington University in St. Louis Associate Professor ZEULER LIMA of Lina Bo Bardi, the subject of his recently published biography, a project 15 years in the making which he shared with the PhD forum. At dinner afterwards he […]


Robert A.M. Stern Visiting Professor LEON KRIER interviewed by ALICIA POZNIAK (MArch II ‘17)   AP: What is the most important thing that you learned from James Stirling? LK: How to edit drawings. He was rigorous with the lineweights, whether the line was straight or dotted or double thickness. And […]

File Names: A Typological Study or, Why are these basically invisible cyber-identification tags sometimes the most honest, straightforward statements we make about our projects?

ELIF EREZ   Description of Object             0124_Thumbnail.gif             Window.3dm             ScannedSurfaceMassing.3dm             Flanges for stick.obj void-one-slower.gif TORUS NO GIANT POLYSURFACES.3dm PERSPECTIVE[Converted].pdf Nice wall building (2).3dm Description of Action             Site_cutcutcut.3dm             Extruuude.3dm PRINT THIS FIRST.psd Illustrator Zoomed in sea graves TIME TO PRINT.makerbot mill dis.3dm rhino-ing my paperrrr.3dm […]

Missed Opportunity for Dialogue

SARAH  MEYOHAS (Mfa Photography ‘16)   On February 28th, a conference titled The Legal Medium was held at Yale Law School. The brainchild of Amar Bakshi, a third-year law student, the day was meant to analyze the intersection of art and law. When art breaks the confines of traditional boundaries, […]