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Almost Familiar Forms.
san francisco CALIFORNIA

Almost Familiar Forms is a three-part event presented by CCA’s Architecture division composed of an opening event discussion and reception, followed by a two-day workshop, and culminating in a keynote lecture by Dora Epstein Jones (SCI-Arc), presented as part of the Architecture Division Lecture Series.

workshop & lecture: Almost Familiar Forms with Kristy Balliet, Andrew HOLDER, Clark THENHAUS, and Dora EPSTEIN JONES.
Friday, 02/19 (5:15 p.m. opening) – Monday, 02/22
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Encheng SHENG, "Pochéism: Seeing Unseen."
los angeles CALIFORNIA

SCI-Arc
advisor: Eric Owen MOSS.

Describe your project:

Encheng SHENG: Poché includes materials such as stone and clay. Contemporary architects present this literal poché as a solid area, filling the structure with function in section and focusing on the figure-ground result to distinguish between inside and the outside. . . .

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Closed Worlds.
new york NEW YORK

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy.

exhibition: Lydia KALLIPOLITI (curator), “Closed Worlds.”
Tuesday, 02/16 (opening) – Saturday, 04/09
7.00–9.00 p.m. / Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012

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workshop & symposium: Body Architectures: The 3D Printing Revolution
miami FLORIDA

Florida International University is hosting a symposium on ‘Body Architectures: The 3D Printing Revolution’ on Saturday 6 February at their Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida.
workshop & symposium: “Body Architectures: The 3D Printing Revolution” with Niccolo CASAS, Behnaz FARAHI, Madeline Gannon, Eric GOLDEMBERG, & Neil LEACH.
Saturday, 02/06 (opening) – Saturday, 04/09
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. / FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Jonathan LOUIE & Stephen ZAIMA, "Big Will and Friends." Diagram.
syracuse NEW YORK

Popular for representing figures and historical symbols in the domestic home. Wallpaper is a two dimensional decoration applied to architectural surfaces as a “makeshift” ornamental device that perceptually alters an environment.

exhibition: Jonathan LOUIE & Stephen ZAIMA, “Big Will and Friends.”
Thursday, 01/21 (5:15 p.m. opening) – Thursday, 02/18
5.45 p.m. performance / Rodger Mack Gallery, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244

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Andrea YOAS, "Big Black Bank."
philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
critic: Jason PAYNE.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Andrea YOAS: This project started with the Pyramid of Tirana, a building in Albania that has existed for decades but has never really had a clear use. Currently, the building is in disrepair and for the most part uninhabited but the population of Albania sees it as a monument and have blocked all attempts to demolish it.

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Atelier Manferdini, "Building Portraits."
los angeles CALIFORNIA

“Building Portraits” is a suite of elevation studies developed by Atelier Manferdini during the past 2 years for the Art Institute of Chicago and for Industry Gallery in Los Angeles.

exhibition: Atelier Manferdini, “Building Portraits.”
Saturday, 01/30 (opening)
6.00 p.m. / Industry Gallery Downtown LA
801 E 7th St. #301
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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YOUNG & AYATA, "Base Flowers." Vase Pose A & Lignum.
brooklyn NEW YORK

There is a conflict in the aesthetics of the cut flower. It is a living thing purposely severed and put on display through the abstraction of a vase. A flower vase has three primary objectives. The first is to hold water suspending the flower’s death.

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Jacob COMERCI, "A lot of things, all at once! or, an Architectural Compromise."
princeton NEW JERSEY

Princeton SoA
critic: Michael MEREDITH.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Jacob COMERCI: A layering of competing organizational systems produces the groundwork for a new collective live/work space in Princeton. Each of these systems supports an organizational logic distinct from its neighbor’s. When these systems intersect, a negotiation is made between contrasting organizational schemes forming an architectural compromise.

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Rachael McCALL, "Frayed and Polished."
los angeles CALIFORNIA

SCI-Arc
advisor: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Rachael McCALL: Aiming for boundless and edgeless mass, Frayed & Polished challenges the legibility of edges, figures & silhouettes by fraying edges and working with different gradients of polish. . . .

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