Teaching

Environment Form & Feedback

Modular Eco-morphologies   DESIGN STUDIO: Fall 2014, 18 credits LEVEL: 3rd Year Design Studio COORDINATOR: Dana Čupková INSTRUCTORS: Matthew Z. Huber, Eddy Man Kim, Nick Liadis, Mick McNutt Contemporary building practice tends to describe architecture as an objects situated in spatial and cultural field. Historically, architecture has defined itself as an autonomous discipline that develops form… Continue reading Environment Form & Feedback

Epiflow

Towards Resiliency of Post-Soviet City Networks   DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2015, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková Related Works: Design Modeling Symposium, Epiflow, Decade of Design This studio focuses on examining architectural and urban conditions produced by prefabricated construction in the Eastern-European context. Petržalka is the largest and most… Continue reading Epiflow

Other Natures

DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2014, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková As human impact on the world’s biosphere reaches critical levels, we should recognize and accept the fact that the concept of “naturalness” has radically transformed. Nature is not as that untamed plane of reference where forces re-circulate in a… Continue reading Other Natures

Oenotel

  DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2014, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková   In the context of the Integrated Systems Studio, coordinated by Prof. Loftness, this studio section focuses on designing Oneotel, an urban winery hotel in Ithaca, NY. Emphasis is on the integration of water systems that support an… Continue reading Oenotel

Ecologics

Computational techniques for shaping the built environment   ELECTIVE SEMINAR: Spring 2015, 6 units LEVEL: Design Elective Seminar INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková Ecology posits that all entities within a given system have thermodynamic relationships to each other and are bound together in complex exchanges of energy and information: an ecosystem. This seminar seeks to translate this… Continue reading Ecologics

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