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Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation #ColumbiaGSAPP

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A #waterfront proposal for #sunsetpark #brooklyn by Ritchie Ju @ritchiejew completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor.
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The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires an array of emergent Urban Design tools for researching, mapping, investigating and hypothesizing the continuous process of urbanization.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #GSAPPUrbanDesign #urbandesign #nyc
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A #waterfront proposal for #sunsetpark #brooklyn by Ritchie Ju @ritchiejew completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires

#sectiondrawing by Xutian Liu @xutian.sid.liu and Feibai An @phoeoeoe completed during the Market Values: New Economies for New York Studio led by Tei Carpenter @teicarpenter.

This studio designs sites of transaction and exchange—a marketplace —as a way to reflect upon its corresponding new societies. The dominant mode of unchecked capital accumulation and economic growth has had accelerating effects on climate crisis, carbon emissions, resource extraction, and encouraged a culture of discard. To that end, increased social inequity, overconsumption, overconnection, and political disinformation have impacted peoples’ anxiety, happiness and sense of belonging. But this mode of living has reached exhaustion. Using the power of speculative design, borrowed from practitioners like Dunne & Raby, we imagine and visualize a marketplace with new economies that suggest shifts in behavior and attitudes for an alternative model of society. Building on case study research to assemble a dossier of social models and organizations, students develop a future-oriented and speculative design for a marketplace in New York City as a manifestation and index for a new economy and value system that it facilitates.

#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #marketvalues
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#sectiondrawing by Xutian Liu @xutian.sid.liu and Feibai An @phoeoeoe completed during the Market Values: New Economies for New York Studio led by Tei Carpenter @teicarpenter. This studio designs sites of transaction and exchange—a marketplace —as a way to reflect upon its corresponding new societies. The dominant mode of unchecked capital accumulation and economic growth has had accelerating effects on climate crisis, carbon emissions, resource extraction, and encouraged a culture of discard. To that end, increased social inequity, overconsumption, overconnection, and political disinformation have impacted peoples’ anxiety, happiness and sense of belonging. But this mode of living has reached exhaustion. Using the power of speculative design, borrowed from practitioners like Dunne & Raby, we imagine and visualize a marketplace with new economies that suggest shifts in behavior and attitudes for an alternative model of society. Building on case study research to assemble a

“One Riverside Park: Door to Policy, Scales of Architectural Politics
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“One Riverside Park: Door to Policy, Scales of Architectural Politics" diagram by @Kabir.Sahni and Shuchang Zhou, and Xinglu Zhu @lulululu zhu completed during the Transscalarities course directed by Andrés Jaque, which included the workshop "The Contentious-New-York Project" coordinated by Bart-Jan Polman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This course queries the ways in which architectural devices of reference, which have shaped the discourse of the field over the last 3 decades, are characterized by their transitioning through spatial and temporal scales. The course explores the agency architectural devices unfold through this transscalar condition—this is to say, the specific political modes that architectural devices perform, and the way they multiply their reach, influence, and sensitivity: for instance, from the microbiological to the mineral, the atmospherical, the ecosystemical, the genetic, and the planetary. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #columbiagsapp #gsappaad

#rendering by Rui Wang  and Xinning Hua @xinning_h completed during the Lines x Cities: Architecture of the Thoroughfare Studio led by Nahyun Hwang @nahyun.hwang and David Eugin Moon @david_eugin_moon @nhdm_arch.
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This course investigates the seemingly benign but potent architecture of and around urban arterial roads. The studio seeks the possibility of architecture that actively challenges the construct of pure utility, through a thorough morphological and programmatic investigation of the existing and transformed conditions, engaging Fourth Avenue in Manhattan (a.k.a. Park Avenue) as a testing ground and a site of projection. Taking advantage of the infinite programmatic and demographic complexity and the spatial politics of Park Avenue, the studio utilizes the thoroughfare and its extended territories as a subject of investigation and a testing ground. The goal of the studio is to suggest the possibility of bringing forward the alternative spatial structure, and thus, the behavior of the city, through the redefinition of the Architecture of the Thoroughfare.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #parkavenue
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#rendering by Rui Wang and Xinning Hua @xinning h completed during the Lines x Cities: Architecture of the Thoroughfare Studio led by Nahyun Hwang @nahyun.hwang and David Eugin Moon @david eugin moon @nhdm arch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This course investigates the seemingly benign but potent architecture of and around urban arterial roads. The studio seeks the possibility of architecture that actively challenges the construct of pure utility, through a thorough morphological and programmatic investigation of the existing and transformed conditions, engaging Fourth Avenue in Manhattan (a.k.a. Park Avenue) as a testing ground and a site of projection. Taking advantage of the infinite programmatic and demographic complexity and the spatial politics of Park Avenue, the studio utilizes the thoroughfare and its extended territories as a subject of investigation and a testing ground. The goal of the studio is to suggest the possibility of bringing forward the alternative spatial

Pop-up urban interventions by Yile Xu @yiiile.xu completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor.
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The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires an array of emergent Urban Design tools for researching, mapping, investigating and hypothesizing the continuous process of urbanization.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #GSAPPUrbanDesign #urbandesign
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Pop-up urban interventions by Yile Xu @yiiile.xu completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires an array of emergent Urban

#axonometricdrawing by Aayushi Joshi @aayushipjoshi and Wei Wang @lexi_wang9606 completed during the Lines x Cities: Architecture of the Thoroughfare Studio led by Nahyun Hwang @nahyun.hwang and David Eugin Moon @david_eugin_moon  @nhdm_arch.
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This course investigates the seemingly benign but potent architecture of and around urban arterial roads. The studio seeks the possibility of architecture that actively challenges the construct of pure utility, through a thorough morphological and programmatic investigation of the existing and transformed conditions, engaging Fourth Avenue in Manhattan (a.k.a. Park Avenue) as a testing ground and a site of projection. Taking advantage of the infinite programmatic and demographic complexity and the spatial politics of Park Avenue, the studio utilizes the thoroughfare and its extended territories as a subject of investigation and a testing ground. The goal of the studio is to suggest the possibility of bringing forward the alternative spatial structure, and thus, the behavior of the city, through the redefinition of the Architecture of the Thoroughfare.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #parkavenue
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#axonometricdrawing by Aayushi Joshi @aayushipjoshi and Wei Wang @lexi wang9606 completed during the Lines x Cities: Architecture of the Thoroughfare Studio led by Nahyun Hwang @nahyun.hwang and David Eugin Moon @david eugin moon @nhdm arch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This course investigates the seemingly benign but potent architecture of and around urban arterial roads. The studio seeks the possibility of architecture that actively challenges the construct of pure utility, through a thorough morphological and programmatic investigation of the existing and transformed conditions, engaging Fourth Avenue in Manhattan (a.k.a. Park Avenue) as a testing ground and a site of projection. Taking advantage of the infinite programmatic and demographic complexity and the spatial politics of Park Avenue, the studio utilizes the thoroughfare and its extended territories as a subject of investigation and a testing ground. The goal of the studio is to suggest the possibility of bringing forward

#timelapse #animation by Uthra Varghese @uthra.varghese and Farah Monib @moofynight completed during the Borderline Extreme Makeovers: Or How Nature Can Be Built Otherwise Studio led by Nerea Calvillo @nereacalvillo @cmasarquitectas.
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Dealing with the environment is not only about technological solutions, but concerns cultural, social, and political issues. This studio explores new imaginaries, typologies, technologies, and forms of inhabiting that change the focus from polluting less to contributing to the environment in a positive and optimistic way. We look at urban parks that have emerged between Manhattan’s urban fabric and rivers (Battery, Hudson River, East River, etc). They are borderline environments, many grown on top of previous infrastructures (military, commercial, educational, etc) or on leftover land, which have now become extremely valuable and constantly redeveloped. The studio brings together transdisciplinary critical thinking, design, research, creative and speculative explorations, and technical discussions to hack, expand, and transform existing facilities (or create new ones) as makeovers of the parks, to speculate with alternative forms of living through realistic architecture projects that put the environment at the center whilst taking humans into consideration.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #extrememakeovers
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#timelapse #animation by Uthra Varghese @uthra.varghese and Farah Monib @moofynight completed during the Borderline Extreme Makeovers: Or How Nature Can Be Built Otherwise Studio led by Nerea Calvillo @nereacalvillo @cmasarquitectas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dealing with the environment is not only about technological solutions, but concerns cultural, social, and political issues. This studio explores new imaginaries, typologies, technologies, and forms of inhabiting that change the focus from polluting less to contributing to the environment in a positive and optimistic way. We look at urban parks that have emerged between Manhattan’s urban fabric and rivers (Battery, Hudson River, East River, etc). They are borderline environments, many grown on top of previous infrastructures (military, commercial, educational, etc) or on leftover land, which have now become extremely valuable and constantly redeveloped. The studio brings together transdisciplinary critical thinking, design,

#renderings by Yanan Cheng @cyn_yanni and Sirenia Kim  completed during the Urban Palimpsests Studio led by Karla Rothstein @gsappdeathlab @studiorothstein @latentnyc.
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In addition to receiving the remains of the deceased, burial grounds have synthesized spiritual conceptions and aesthetic tendencies across time and culture. As such, the urban and architectural spaces of death and remembrance embody evolving priorities, shifting practices, and external pressures, including dramatic displacements, replacements, and renewals. Both physically and figuratively, the urban cemetery has oscillated between ​central and marginal, celebrated and disregarded, democratic and elitist. Projects in this section translate the existing programs of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side—interweaving public activities with a new form of sustainable cemetery for the 21st century city. We explore how systems of relationships inform structures of space and social interaction, how complex phenomena emerge out of precise organizations, and how strategic rules function to promote exploration and surpass perceived limits.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #urbanpalimpsests #gsappdeathlab
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#renderings by Yanan Cheng @cyn yanni and Sirenia Kim completed during the Urban Palimpsests Studio led by Karla Rothstein @gsappdeathlab @studiorothstein @latentnyc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to receiving the remains of the deceased, burial grounds have synthesized spiritual conceptions and aesthetic tendencies across time and culture. As such, the urban and architectural spaces of death and remembrance embody evolving priorities, shifting practices, and external pressures, including dramatic displacements, replacements, and renewals. Both physically and figuratively, the urban cemetery has oscillated between ​central and marginal, celebrated and disregarded, democratic and elitist. Projects in this section translate the existing programs of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side—interweaving public activities with a new form of sustainable cemetery for the 21st century city. We explore how systems of relationships inform structures of space

Get a first-hand look at Columbia GSAPP by registering for the Prospective Student Open House on Monday, October 21.

The day-long event includes student-led tours of the recently renovated design studios and planning spaces, and the GSAPP Making Studio @gsappmake. You will also visit Avery Library (the world’s largest architecture book collection) and walk through Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery’s current exhibition 1919: Black Water, a solo exhibition of new work by artist #TorkwaseDyson.

Participants will also have the opportunity to talk with current students, faculty, and alumni and attend midterm reviews for Advanced Architecture Studios including the Pedagogy in the Postcolony Studio led by Sharon Davis and Tyler Survant @sharondavisdesign; Art House Studio led by Catherine Pease and Tatiana von Preussen of @vppr_architects; Analog: At Play Studio led by Oana Stănescu @oooooana; and Navigator Studio led by #KateAscher and Christoph Kumpusch @c_kumpusch. 
The day will conclude with an address by Dean Amale Andraos and performance by Associate Professor Mario Gooden. 
Visit link in profile to RSVP.

Photo by @n_kubota.
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Get a first-hand look at Columbia GSAPP by registering for the Prospective Student Open House on Monday, October 21. The day-long event includes student-led tours of the recently renovated design studios and planning spaces, and the GSAPP Making Studio @gsappmake. You will also visit Avery Library (the world’s largest architecture book collection) and walk through Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery’s current exhibition 1919: Black Water, a solo exhibition of new work by artist #torkwasedyson. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk with current students, faculty, and alumni and attend midterm reviews for Advanced Architecture Studios including the Pedagogy in the Postcolony Studio led by Sharon Davis and Tyler Survant @sharondavisdesign; Art House Studio led by Catherine Pease and Tatiana von Preussen of @vppr architects; Analog: At Play Studio led by Oana Stănescu @oooooana; and Navigator Studio led by #kateascher and Christoph Kumpusch @c kumpusch. The day will

Diagram by Ting Zhang completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor.
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The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires an array of emergent Urban Design tools for researching, mapping, investigating and hypothesizing the continuous process of urbanization.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #GSAPPUrbanDesign #urbandesign
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Diagram by Ting Zhang completed during the Urban Design Studio I led by Tricia Martin and Nans Voron @nansvor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Five Borough Studio provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking using New York City as a laboratory. Three ambitions guide the studio research: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments, to critically consider site and program, and to interrogate the role of Urban Design in service to the public as a client. More broadly, students are introduced to a post-industrial, built-out American city through its past, current and future layers of neighborhoods, public spaces and infrastructures. This already complex landscape is now implicated in climate change—from sea level rise to extreme weather, from systems failure to environmental justice, and from technological improvements to “sustainable” living. This 21st century landscape also requires an array of emergent Urban Design tools for

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"I make spatial systems that build upon the architectural typologies that people have used to liberate themselves. These systems also consider infrastructure and the environment to create a visual amalgamation that recognizes the ways that black people move through, inhabit, cleave, and form space.” – @torkwasedyson This past summer, the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at @columbiagsapp became a studio and laboratory for Torkwase Dyson, a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York. At GSAPP, Dyson developed a new body of work that centers on the story of a group of black teenagers who built a raft to navigate the segregated waters of Chicago’s beaches during the summer of 1919—or the “Red Summer,” a period of heightened racial violence across the US. Combining expressive mark-making and geometric abstraction, the resulting paintings, sculpture, and drawings are currently on view through December 14. To learn more, visit Dyson's exhibition "1919: Black Water” at the

#axonometric #drawings by Chun-Chang Tsai @tchreas and Xinyi Zhang @xinnn_yiiii completed during the Market Values: New Economies for New York Studio led by Tei Carpenter @teicarpenter.
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This studio designs sites of transaction and exchange—a marketplace—as a way to reflect upon its corresponding new societies. The dominant mode of unchecked capital accumulation and economic growth has had accelerating effects on climate crisis, carbon emissions, resource extraction, and encouraged a culture of discard. To that end, increased social inequity, overconsumption, overconnection, and political disinformation have impacted peoples’ anxiety, happiness and sense of belonging. But this mode of living has reached exhaustion. Using the power of speculative design, borrowed from practitioners like Dunne & Raby, we imagine and visualize a marketplace with new economies that suggest shifts in behavior and attitudes for an alternative model of society. Building on case study research to assemble a dossier of social models and organizations, students develop a future-oriented and speculative design for a marketplace in New York City as a manifestation and index for a new economy and value system that it facilitates.
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#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #marketvalues #neweconomics
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#axonometric #drawings by Chun-Chang Tsai @tchreas and Xinyi Zhang @xinnn yiiii completed during the Market Values: New Economies for New York Studio led by Tei Carpenter @teicarpenter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This studio designs sites of transaction and exchange—a marketplace—as a way to reflect upon its corresponding new societies. The dominant mode of unchecked capital accumulation and economic growth has had accelerating effects on climate crisis, carbon emissions, resource extraction, and encouraged a culture of discard. To that end, increased social inequity, overconsumption, overconnection, and political disinformation have impacted peoples’ anxiety, happiness and sense of belonging. But this mode of living has reached exhaustion. Using the power of speculative design, borrowed from practitioners like Dunne & Raby, we imagine and visualize a marketplace with new economies that suggest shifts in behavior and attitudes for an alternative model of society. Building on

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