Architecture Fellows Presentations and Exhibition Opening
RGB, the exhibition of projects of the 2014-2015 Architecture Fellows, opens on Tuesday, March 24 and runs through the end of the Winter term. The Fellows will present their projects to the College at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. A reception to view the exhibition will follow the presentations.
The projects present their ongoing research during their yearlong fellowship:
William Muschenheim Fellow
Home Economics locates the hidden value in otherwise obsolete domestic architecture through alternative forms of maintenance. Expanding the classical preservation debate between "scrape" and "anti-scrape" strategies, novel tactics of peeling and pounding intend to prolong the lives of apparently destitute objects. In peeling, cast details of houses on the verge of demolition are transformed into consumable products--housewares displayed in a Detroit storefront. Through pounding, robotic earth ramming infills to restructure and re-organize existing buildings: a dirt-cheap way to insert new forms into existing containers."
Team members: Ryan Moritz, Eric Harman, Wesley Herr, Anne Graziano, Luis Orozco, Diana Tsai, Xu Zhang
With assistance from: Jakkrit Jannakhon, Tyler Smith, Nathan Wesseldyk, Asa Peller, Jeffrey Wong, Jasmine Luzi.
Ana Morcillo Pallarés
Walter B. Sanders Fellow
“Placeholders” explores alternative uses of Detroit’s available space through interventions that hold, denote or reserve a space for public use. Today, Detroit is a product of many stakeholders who are modifying its structure for a variety of reasons. The research presents a unique approach by joining eleven initiatives and participants through drawings and audio recordings. The drawing through abstraction captures the project’s public life, while the audio recounts an oral narrative of the project by those who know it best. The compiled documentation along with the different perspectives shared by project participants reveals a comprehensive understanding of the spatial strategies, evolution and complex roots of each of these placeholders.
James Michael Tate
Willard A. Oberdick Fellow
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