A NATIONAL ROMANCE

M. Arch I (‘18) Hyeree Kwak “The nostalgic is never a native but a displaced person who mediates between the local and the universal.” The Future of Nostalgia, Svetlana Boym By definition I am a nostalgic. I am Korean, yet have lived less than half of my life in my […]

…BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THE ORIGINAL?

M. Arch I (‘18) James Coleman Seemingly spawned on the hedgerow garden rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York sits a hulking, weathered Victorian home. Most will immediately recognize the house as the home of killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic film Psycho. But it […]

PRESERVATION: THE CONTEMPORARY PARADIGM OF A FORMER ARCHITECTURE

M. Arch I (‘18) Jack Lipson In the relentless agenda to preserve an architecture of a moment in time, we as a profession and society tend to put up boundaries and restrict ourselves from tainting the idealized. The layering, reusability, and adaptability which was so inherent in a previous world […]

THE PINK HOUR

M. Arch I (‘18) Alex Thompson One weekend several years ago, I was passing by the architecture school and slipped into the gallery. The graduate show was up and the floor looked like a hoarder’s paradise. Amid all the projects, though, my eyes settled on a quiet image of an […]

NOSTALGIA: FROM PHENOMENON TO ARCHITECTURE

M. Arch I (‘18) Ron Ostezan “I shall never forget the delightful restaurant where I often dined when I visited Japan…The combined feeling of peace and pleasure that I have found in the Katsura Palace, the Stone Garden, and in so many other examples of Japanese architecture seemed to envelope […]

JUST AUTHENTIC

M. Arch I (‘18) Dimitri Brand The authentic must live partially out of time—whether by choice or necessity—and is made all the more authentic by its resistance to change. It is only through comparison to the inauthentic that the authentic reveals itself. As a result of the constant movement towards […]

EXCERPT FROM A REVIEW IN KERSTEN GEERS STUDIO

EXCERPT FROM A REVIEW IN KERSTEN GEERS STUDIO Spring 2016 Almost Classicism PVA Pier Vittorio Aureli EF Eva Franch KG Kersten Geers MM Michael Meredith RS Robert A.M. Stern PVA: There is one issue looming large in this discussion—and you mention it at the beginning—the issue of nostalgia. It’s funny—there’s […]

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Jeongyoon Isabelle Song (M.Arch ’18), Spencer Fried (M.Arch ’18) Is the essence of nostalgia to yearn? One might think so because the subject of nostalgia often appears as an ideal rather than a reality. Once the nostalgic idea is realized, it becomes that which exists rather than which could have […]

ON THE GROUND

On The Ground is compiled from tips and suggestions received by the editorial staff, and does not represent the opinions of Paprika. Submit at: www.suggestionox.com/r/paprika At the end of Allison Williams’ lecture on 09.15, Dean Berke whetted our appetites with an intimate introduction to the evening’s cocktail, ‘La Perla,’ (the […]