The New Zocalo is an urban platform. A Mexican Spanish word for public plaza, like that at the center of Mexico City, zócalo is here defined as an elevated plinth. Hovering above street level and aligned with the adjacent rail yard, the plinth’s colorful textured paving traverses a series of gardens while broad oblique walkways connect formal and informal destinations.
The Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge, and Innovation is a reimagination of the historic Detroit Packard Plant. The new complex combines a transport hub, industrial park, factory, and university, to transform the Packard Plant in response to accelerated innovation in robotic manufacturing, autonomous transportation, and online retail. The architecture of the new complex prioritizes flow, movement, and processing—an interconnected network of products, people, robots, and ideas. . . .
The University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation cordially invite to a panel discussion on “Endless Future: Architectural and Artistic Trajectories for the Twenty-First Century and the Influences of Frederick Kiesler.”
event: ““Endless Future.”
2.00 p.m. / Venice Architecture Biennale
Sale d’Armi, Arsenale
Ramo de laTana 2169/F
Castello, Venezia, Italy
This event will feature a conversation between Peter Eisenman and Jeffrey Kipnis regarding the Venice Biennale and Field of Dreams, the KSA’s entry into this year’s bi-annual exhibition featuring internationally-acclaimed architects and designers. The KSA team included Jeffrey Kipnis, Jose Oubrerie, Stephen Turk, and KSA graduate students. The team developed a model of Rome with interventions by Gregg Lynn, Stan Allen, Andrew Zago, Peter Eisenman, and Jose Oubrerie.
peter EISENMAN & jeffrey KIPNIS, “The Venice Biennale”
5.30 pm / Big Stairs, Knowlton Hall
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus OH, 43210
Venice, Italy – Grounds for Detroit is a collaborative installation by five young American practices working collectively: *Alibi Studio; Ellie Abrons with Adam Fure; MILLIGRAM-office; SCHAUM/SHIEH; and Thom Moran. The project is part of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2012 Biennale di Venezia, curated by David Chipperfield under the theme of Common Ground. In part, the installation revisits a collaborative project from 2010, where the five practices collectively bought the abandoned single-family house at 13178 Moran St. in Detroit, Michigan for $500 cash at public auction and constructed five distinct architectural interventions. The project is on view from August 29-November 25, 2012.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
andrei RADUCANU, madalin GHEORGHE, & andrei IVANESCU: Materia Vulgaris — Common Ground (competition entry for the 2012 Venice Biennale Romanian Pavilion)
The phrase “common ground” appears in the language of architecture (and not only there) usually in connection to virtual territories, places where ideas or cultural phenomena converge. Lately, the architectural speech particularly tends towards this interpretation, sometimes excluding the materiality of the equation.