Knowlton Hall's Banvard Gallery and Center Space will each host a portion of the exhibition FIELD TESTING from Wednesday, February 8 through Friday, March 3. The exhibition will open with a reception following the Baumer Lecture by landscape architect Shane Coen.
City and regional planning processes usually result in a published plan book and implemented projects. Planning processes, however, usually do not take user emotions into consideration, yet emotions inform and shape how users experience the implemented plan. These emotional experiences are vital to successful plans – how will building out this plan make people feel?
The first section of this exhibition delves into exactly this: what we know by way of that which has been written, mapped and experienced in the landscape of the Lower Mississippi River Valley. In the second part of this exhibition, we aim to revisit—and to recover—sparsely documented phases of Army Corps history. Using design to surface speculative scenarios where archival evidence ends or splits, what emerges are temporary or unfulfilled geographies of the lost worlds of the Lower Mississippi Basin.
This exhibit exploits the differences between an exhibition and a book. Rather than one copy, 64 copies of the book are put on display. Each is open to one of the cross-sections in book, and is held and illuminated by its own stand. The assembly of stands is arranged from left to right unfolding the sequence of the book into the space of the gallery, with each book clipped to the next for stability. Designed and fabricated by LTL, the displays are comprised of 704 parts and 896 pieces of hardware, which reflect the interest in detail and assembly within the drawings themselves.
New projects and research by the New York-based studio, MOS Architects, founded by principals Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith in 2005. Sample and Meredith teach at Columbia University and Princeton University, respectively, and their academic research occurs in parallel to the real-world constraints and contingencies of practice, informing and elevating both. Recent projects include the Lali Gurans Orphanage and Learning Center in Kathmandu, Nepal (under construction), the Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House visitor center (2014), four studio buildings for the Krabbesholm Højskole campus (2012), and the Floating House on Lake Huron (2008). MOS has been honored with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award in Architecture, an Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2014 Holcim Award, the Architectural League’s 2008 Emerging Voices Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant and the P/A Award from Architect magazine.
If we initiate design at the scale of the line, creating the flows of the very material assembly from which we build, can a new range of forms emerge? "Looped Matter: From pliable line to soft form" is a Banvard Gallery exhibit that has emerged from Carrie McKnelly's year-long LeFevre Fellowship at the Knowlton School.
R.O.W. stands for Right of Way, an area occupied by public use facilities like roadways and sidewalks. The exhibit is about learning through experience. Viewers enter R.O.W. and instantly find themselves in a chaotic, hazardous right of way – fighting to avoid the danger of cars, a narrow sidewalk, a plethora of trash, and countless obstacles. Relief comes as a successful right of way is found just across the street: well landscaped, a wider (and safer) sidewalk, lighting, engaging patio seating, and more. The streetscape transitions from danger to safety in ways where viewers experience the importance of urban planning elements. R.O.W. demonstrates how planning creates a safe city.
Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor João Nunes’ array of work spans several languages, innumerable scales, over eighteen different countries, and at least five continents; but what consistently transcends even such a formidable scope is Nunes’ intent belief that each project tackled and every competition entered can contribute to a greater body of knowledge at a cultural level.
The Elusina Lazenby Experimental Forest is located at The Ohio State University's Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory. It operates as a living laboratory for testing ecological and aesthetics qualities of forest gardens. The site work honors the legacy of Elusina Lazenby, the first woman to receive an MA in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1926. The forest gardens, as depicted in the dioramas in the interpretive center, are conceptualized, designed, installed and maintained by Knowlton School students and faculty.
This exhibition presents three paintings and three buildings spanning some 43 years. Each project deals with fundamental architectural dichotomies: light-shade, enclosure-opening, and stasis-movement: The Chapel of the Mosquitoes, Dutchess County, New York, 2015; The Miller House, Lexington, Kentucky, 1991; The French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria, 1972.