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Littoral Adaptation

Adaptive Strategies for the Inhabitation of a Littoral Zone   DESIGN STUDIO:  Spring 2009, 6 credits LEVEL: Design Research Studio INSTRUCTORS: Dana Čupková + Kevin Pratt The Littoral Adaptation studio is the fourth in a four-part series of collaborative design research studios with the main focus on computation, ecology and social systems. It is a… Continue reading Littoral Adaptation

Leisure Ecologies

  DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2008, 6 credits LEVEL: Design Research Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková, Kevin Pratt The Leisure Ecologies studio is the third in a four-part series of the collaborative design research studios with the main focus on computation, ecology and social systems. It is a continuation of a line of research examining component based… Continue reading Leisure Ecologies

Computation as a Generative Tool for Architecture

  DESIGN STUDIO:  Core / 2011, 2009, 2007 LEVEL: M.Arch I / 3rd  Semester Graduate INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková, Core Coordinator   The following is a series of core graduate design studios. The Core Design Studio 3 introduces students to computation as a generative framework for architectural design. The studio integrates computational design techniques and processes… Continue reading Computation as a Generative Tool for Architecture

Unboxed

  DESIGN STUDIO:  Spring 2010, 2011, 6 Credits LEVEL: Vertical Option Studio INSTRUCTORS:  Dana Čupková + Lise Anne Couture The Unboxed studio attempted to reconsider the architecture of the Big Box art museum and examine a relationship between the general container for art and a notion that art needs complete neutrality as its background. The… Continue reading Unboxed

Oenotel

  DESIGN STUDIO:  Core / Fall 2008, 6 credits LEVEL: B.Arch / 3rd Semester Undergraduate INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková The Oenotel studio encouraged explorations with typological variations of the standard temporary accommodation type: a hotel, while at the same time incorporating the programmatic element of wine tasting and promotion of wine production from the Finger Lakes… Continue reading Oenotel

Mail Order House

Componentized Recyclable Light Weight Sheet Material System for Temporary and Emergency Use   DESIGN STUDIO:  Summer 2007, 6 Credits LEVEL: B.Arch / 2nd, 3rd Semester Undergraduate INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková This studio aims to respond to the Lifecycle  Building Challenge competition (http://lifecyclebuilding.org), which questions the general definition of efficiency within the construction industry and asks to… Continue reading Mail Order House