Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier
Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier documents two architectural Masterpieces, both from the hands of the architect Jose Oubrerie: the parish church of Saint-Pierre and the Miller House. The church one of the last projects of Le Corbusier, was born on the drafting board of the Studio Rue de Sevres and took nearly 50 years to be completed. Jose Oubrerie, his assistant from 1959 untill 1965, developed the project from its inception and worked throughout his life to complete and built this canonical work, adapting it to current needs and standards while respecting the integrity of the original idea. This publications was prepared to accompany an exhibit on Jose Oubrerie’s held at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture in New York City, from February 16th to May 14th 2010.
City Sink is a design research proposal for a meta-park of dispersed landscape infrastructure to boost carbon stocks with biomass and through formation of long-term sequestration reservoirs for soil organic carbon in New York City and Long Island. City Sink research merges urban land-use life cycles and the carbon-cycle to describe a systemic response to elevated atmospheric carbon levels which provoke climate change. The project is a model for re-imagining urban landscapes as urban ecological infrastructure.
City Works 4
City Works 4 is the fourth in a series of books which document the exciting work of students from The City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The City College of New York has a long and important tradition of producing internationally recognized scholarship and research while maintaining its promise of accessible public education for the city of New York. Through an emphasis on hand craft and digital fabrication, interdisciplinary research, and ecologically and culturally sustainable practices, SSA encourages a responsible engagement with the discipline of architecture, while cultivating rigorous exploration of new theories, materials and technologies. With three unique programs including Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, the student work represented here reflects some of the most progressive ideas being produced today concerning the way in which we inhabit both the natural and the built environment.
City Works 5
City Works 5 is the fifth in a series of books which document the exciting work of students from The City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The City College of New York has a long and important tradition of producing internationally recognized scholarship and research while maintaining its promise of accessible public education for the city of New York.
Generic Specific Continuum
The Generic Specific Continuum threads and equally compelling and encompassing narrative across the work of the Spanish architect Julio Salcedo and his practice Scalar Architecture. The book complements a thorough graphic documentation of selected projects with Salcedo’s own writings and critical essays by Luis Rojo and Ivan Rupnik.
Ineffable documents a timely and invaluable debate surrounding the use of computational tools in architecture and their affect on the nature of human expression. A distinguished group of architects, educators, and theoreticians discuss both the potential benefits as well as the perils associated with the recent turn to ever increasing computational complexity in contemporary design culture. With essays from leading figures like Karl Chu, Evan Douglis, Ed Keller, Todd Gannon, David Gersten, Jose Oubrerie, George Ranalli and more.
Research and Design
The faculty of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is poised between the theory and practice of architecture. In each case they have dedicated themselves to exploring the prevailing issues in the field in their built and project work while also staying firmly involved in the academic and theoretical realm of the architectural academy. The role of the practitioner/teacher is a model that goes back in history to the first moment architecture moved from the construction site to the school. The work of the faculty of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture represents the perfect blend of rigorous academic ideas with the practical application of theories placed into the public realm.