Scale: Contemporary Issues of Conceptualization and Realization in Architecture
Michael Ambrose, Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Director of the Architecture Program, University of Maryland
Professor Ambrose returns to Art Seminar Group for a discussion of issues of scale from both the conceptualization of design ideas in the “how” of architectural design and practice and the “what” of architectural production in the realization of contemporary buildings and building cultures. Architects at the New York design and design-build firm SHoP say “make buildings conceptual and make concepts buildable”. This new adage begins to engage the multifaceted issue of scale in contemporary architectural discourse. Fundamental shifts in the means and methods of architectural thought and production are changing the ways architects conceive of and design architecture. This is leading to interesting new relationships and interrogations of scale in architecture today.
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