Exhibit: 'Timber in New York'
September 22—October 21, 2016 10:00 am-6:00 pm
The focus of the studio was to develop students’ skills in designing innovative, wood-constructed, mixed-use sustainable buildings. Led by Dr. Ajla Aksamija, students designed a complex with affordable housing units, a NYC outpost of the Andy Warhol Museum and a new and expanded home for the historic Essex Street Market. The building site is located in lower Manhattan, near the Williamsburg Bridge.
Throughout the semester, students learned about the advances in technology, sustainable and high-performance building systems, wood construction, building simulations and energy modeling, high-performance building envelopes, as well as novel ways to represent their ideas and design.
The unique aspect of this course was that four trips to New York were organized throughout the semester, which took place through the New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP). Students had an opportunity to visit and analyze the building site, participate in many exhibitions relating to the project, meet with architectural practitioners and visit various architectural firms and offices. The exhibition captures outcomes of the studio and showcases students’ final design projects.
Featuring designs by: Abhinav Bhargava, Dylan Brown, Jie Chen, Lukasz Czarniecki, Sara Jandaghi Jafari, Evan Janes, Nicholas Jeffway, Andrew Stadnicki, and Zi Ye