Category Buildings

M.Arch Thesis – 2015

A second life for ArchKiosk! In an effort to make student work, theses in particular, more accessible we’ve gathered abstracts and links to the full thesis on DSpace below and on the department’s website, architecture.mit.edu. MIT requires all students to upload a PDF of the thesis document to the Institute’s depository, DSpace. Though this has created […]

An Artist Who Unbuilds to Build — Christianna Bonin

As part of the guest post series, PhD student Christianna Bonin writes on the current exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts center, “Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Drawing Apart”. See it before the exhibition closes on April 12! — AK I employ architecture to describe places; I copy architecture to redraw and re-experience a moment. Whereas the […]

Notes from Mexico City

Gabriel Kozlowski, a SMArchS thesis student in the Urbanism program, travelled to Mexico City over MIT’s Independent Activity Period (IAP) this January. He writes about his travels from the centers to the peripheries of Mexico City examining neighborhoods constructed by an imported model of subsidized housing. We’ll hear more about how this project develops over […]

Space Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann

Over the past few months, fellow Arch_Kiosker, Grisha, and I, have been working on a fun project. We’re part of a team working with Professor Rafi Segal on organizing an exhibition on the life and work of the architect, Alfred Neumann. Below, a preview of the architect and exhibition…. Born in 1900 in Vienna, Alfred […]

DUMBO: Down Under the (windy, cold, noisy, wet) Manhattan Bridge Overpass

New Year. New City. New Commute. New York. My IAP internship has brought me to New York City for a month long stint at nARCHITECTS. Their office is, as you guessed, in DUMBO, a neighborhood that not only reminds us of a flying elephant but is also dramatically nestled between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. […]

VENICE BIENNALE PART 2: CURATORIAL CONFESSIONS

On September 18, Ana Miljački was joined by Hyungmin Pai for a lecture titled “Curatorial Confessions”. They discussed the curatorial process for the American and Korean Pavilions at the 14th Architecture Venice Biennale. Miljački was the co-curator for the American Pavilion, “OfficeUS,” along with Eva Franch i Gilabert and Ashley Schafer. OfficeUS looked at the […]

Thinking about library spaces

Library spaces across MIT (Barker, Hayden, and Rotch Libraries) are being renovated – with particular focus on the library facilities in Hayden. Share your ideas!  Background information about the project can be found here. A recent article about the project can be found here. Monday, October 6, 6-7:30pm or Tuesday, October 14, 7-8:30pm Register here. […]