Architecture of Nature
Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecturepresents original research work, exploring the materiality and the effects of the forces at play in the history of the earth developed for the past eight years in the Advanced Research graduate studio Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture, created and directed by Diana Agrest at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper. While nature has always been historically embedded "within" architecture discourse in different forms, Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture departs from the traditional ‘nature as a referent’ approach, detaching itself as a free radical to become itself the object of study, transforming that relationship through one common element essential to both science and architecture in the production of knowledge: representation. The complex processes of generation and the transformations of extreme natural phenomena such as glaciers, volcanoes, permafrost, and clouds are explored through unique drawings and models, introducing a different dimension of space, time and scale and transcending the established disciplinary boundaries of architecture urbanism or landscape.
Lawrence Lek, Stefan van Biljon, Seongmo Ahn, Ling Li Tseng, Chung-Wei Lee, Yael Agmon, Yu-Chen Lin, Rosannah Sandoval, Lenia Pachy, Han cheng Chen, Katerina Kourkoula, Hsing-O Chiang, Melanie Fessel, and Lea (Jihyun) Lee.