Domestic Tectonic: Translations Across Scales
Exhibition Reception at 5:30pm at the Architecture Building, 231 South Main St
Lecture at 6:30pm at Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main St
Domestic Tectonic occurs at a moment in our trajectory when the dialogue between research and practice has intertwined, not only in confluence, but in moments of friction when our design ambitions have not aligned with the possibilities of patronage, construction norms, or the fluctuations of the economy. The seeds for current thinking can be found in history, and many of the early works of both Office dA and NADAAA were houses. Taken together, the houses reveal not only speculation on the domestic realm, but also ways in which a small project may become an 'amuse bouche' for a larger construction. Thus, we link the design and craft usually reserved for the scale of a home to the architecture of the very institutions that train the designers.
This Lecture and Exhibition are part of RISD Architecture's Shoemaker Lecture Series.
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:30am to 7:30pm
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