Museums are extraordinarily diverse in their areas of focus. Some museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is so vast in scope and scale as to be utterly encyclopedic. In contrast, other museums, like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, offer a highly choreographed experience and concentrate on a specific person, place, or subjetct. The museum that our studio are working on is definitely the latter one, which narrowly focused on the hot topic Climate Change.
For the recent field trip in New York City, we started from the American Museum of Natural History where we guided by James Polshek.
As the designer of Rose Center, James Polshek elaborated his concept of and the design process with proud and excitement, which gave us a deeper understanding about the whole structure.
Shortly after that, we got the access to the backstage of the museum: exhibition department, where the designers and editors organized every single theme exhibit. In order to help us visualized our Climate Change subject better, they generously presented their work back to 2008 about the same topic as reference.
Coming out of the American Museum of Natural History, we rushed into the site for our Climate Change Museum: Pier 57 along Hudson river.
As a bonus tour, we were invited to RAA (http://www.raany.com/) at the end of the day, looking into the design approach and the whole process for exhibit space.
Thank for the support and help of our teacher Peter Yeadon, outstanding architect James Polshek, the designers in American Museum of Natural History and RAA, as well as the Director Adam Zucker from Youngwoo & Associates.
From Viola Tian
It’s cold outside! Hurry up, come intAR, keep warm and let’s see what happened!
Ideas for representing design outcome often follow a design process. The course is designed to encourage students to experience a design process that has coherent and developing idea from concept to communication. Depending on the design and circumstances of presentation, outcome can be translated accordingly, including a physical model, paper publication, or on-line publication. Especially for contemporary designers, it is important to take advantage of various means of communication and to develop the ability to adapt these techniques to different social and cultural contexts. Software tutorials, case studies, guest critiques, group discussions, and small studio projects are part of the course content.
Text: Mingfei, Trillion
The he Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year of which name after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. And this is the year of Horse! Happy Chinese New Year & Spring Festival!!!
Studio project of IntAR MDes ’15 students
“What is Int/AR?” The Interior Architecture Graduate Show opened this past week at the Sol Koffler Gallery with the goal of trying to answer what Interior Architecture is and why we study this subject. When trying to develop a concept for the show, the student curators realized that there were varying definitions of what Int/AR was amongst themselves, amongst the entire student body, and amongst the communities outside of the Int/AR department. These curators wanted to create a collection of work that helped to bring together these varying definitions that the student body held to help to form an answer for the outside world for what Interior Architecture is and why we study it. The exhibition focused on three scales of intervention: object, installation, and building. Through a collection of scale models, full-scale objects, videos, and books, the versatility of adaptive reuse and the Interior Architecture education is shown.
Sleep deprived and malnourished, it’s beginning to feel a lot like finals on the 6th floor. It’s been a mad, nonstop dash since we returned from Thanksgiving to pull together our final work. This week, I will try to share some of the highlights of Fall Finals 2013. Thought I would start with Ergonomics Finals.
The seniors had there moment under the twinkle lights and now it’s time for the graduates! This Friday, November 15th take advantage of RISD’s Graduate Open Studios. The 6th floor will be open from 9-11pm with treats for your belly and eyes. Check out what Interior Architecture Graduate work is all about. But the festivities aren’t just on the 6th floor, graduate work throughout the school can be scoped that eve as well. The night kicks off at 7pm on South Main Street with the Architecture Department in the BEB and the ID Department down the street. Then it’s to the MetCalf building from 8-9 for Furniture, Glass, Jewelry and Ceramics. And from 9-11pm both CIT and Fletcher will be open to show off work of the Graphic Design, Sculpture, Digital Media, Textiles and Painting Departments. The evening concludes with further mingling and inspirational conversations at Salon from 11-2am for the Open Studios After Party.