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.
The legacy of the Bauhaus is defined in large part by a multiplicity of identities and tensions which contribute to its continuing vitality nearly a century after its founding. It would be a reduction of the complexity of the Bauhaus to divide it cleanly into a technical side and an expressive side, yet technical and expressive factors were often in conflict and in conversation throughout its history. . . .
* One of two first-prize winning entries.
Modernism has had recurrent trouble with the aesthetics of realism. . . .
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “Parafictional Realism” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Michael Young, co-founder of New York-based Young & Ayata will give a lecture at Preston Geren Auditorium on Sep. 29 as a part of Texas Fall 2014 Architecture Lecture Series.
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “Parafictional Doubt.”
5.45 p.m. / Geren Auditorium
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843
Michael Young delivers the lecture “The Estranged Object” at The Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 2.
lecture: Michael YOUNG (Young & Ayata), “The Estranged Object.”
5.30 p.m. / Gui Auditorium, Knowlton Hall
The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 West Woodruff Ave.
Columbus OH, 43210
“For the purposes of this short discussion, let us use the term ‘technologies of mediation’ in place of ‘representation.’ The problem with the latter term is that the re- of representation always lowers the discussion to a secondary status subservient to the content conveyed. The drawings, models, notations, texts, and calculations that the architect produces are not secondary to the building, but constitute the primary acts of architectural design as mediations translating between conceptual ideas, interpretive parties, and aesthetic articulation. . . .”
*image courtesy the author.
Michael Young is an architect and an educator practicing in New York City where he is a founding partner of Young & Ayata. Young & Ayata formed as a partnership between Michael Young & Kutan Ayata in New York in 2008 to explore novel formal and organizational possibilities in architecture and urbanism. The practice is dedicated to the exchange between built commissions and design research. Their work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Michael has taught design studios and seminars at The Cooper Union, Yale University, Columbia University, and Princeton University.
lecture: Michael YOUNG
6.30pm / Ahmanson Main Space
7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-7846