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SoA Lecture Series: Ulrich Mueller

SoA Lecture Series: Ulrich Mueller

Join SoA Faculty and Students for a lecture by Ulrich Mueller Mueller will be speaking on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00pm at FAU’s downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus in the MetroLAB at 220 SE Second Avenue.

Exhibitions on contemporary architecture today are an integral part of communication between architects and the public, especially in German-speaking countries. On the one hand, architects want to present their work to a broader audience. On the other, the general public has a great need for information about architecture. Last but not least, exhibitions serve as a means for intellectual positioning within the architectural scene. (For a successful architect, exhibitions are, along with publications and a professorship, an important indicator of his or her intellectual influence.)

Just a couple of years ago, architectural exhibitions were solely documentary. Meanwhile, the format has developed into its own form of installation art, existing alongside and emancipated from the architect’s work. The question arises, how architecture—per se unable to be exhibited—can be translated into the small and temporary format of a gallery or a museum. Drawings, models and photographs can document a building, but the central elements of architecture—masses, space and materials—cannot simply be scaled down or copied. For this reason, these properties must be “translated” for an exhibition. Therefore, many architects develop spatial interventions or use crossmedia, transforming exhibition spaces into associative ones in which architectural thinking and experiences become possible without the physical presence of real architecture. This development will be explained through examples from our own exhibition program and international ones.

Click here to view Ulrich Mueller's website


The Tunnel - Architectural Color-Space Painting

"The Tunnel" is one of the entrances to the Fort Lauderdale campus of FAU, a highly frequented pedestrian passageway connecting the city parking garage to the educational complex of FAU and BC.

The project was started in the class 'Color Material Space' at the School of Architecture, FAU in spring of 2012. The class collected information on the location and developed preliminary ideas for a color-space design. The results were reviewed by the Manager of Transportation at the City of Fort Lauderdale Diana Alacron and recommended for further development and implementation.

The project continued in spring 2013 as a undergraduate research project that explores the relationship of color and space to be implemented on the inner surfaces of the tunnel. The project is based on Haupt’s work on color and space.

The project proposal includes various color schemes for the tunnel surfaces presented in architectural objects, models and perspectives (see images).

The final painting is executed (by students and instructor) in about 6 layers of paint rolled on walls and ceiling. All tones are developed on the surface as a result of layering’s of transparent paints 3 color tones red, yellow and blue.

The colors in the space are building a color-space in the existing tunnel space. The visual color-space and physical space are merging to an inseparable architectural color-space construction.

Henning Haupt, PhD
www.henninghaupt.com

Project:
The Tunnel - Architectural Color-Space Painting
At the Pedestrian Entrance on the south side of the City Parking Garage
(between 1st / 2nd Ave north of Las Olas Boulvard)

Instructor:
Henning Haupt Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Florida Atlantic University, School of Architecture
111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
945 762 5654, hhaupt1@fau.edu
www.fau.edu/arch/

Students:

  • Dain P. Giannattasio
    4th year B-Arch Program, 2013 Undergraduate Research Award, FAU
  • Rita Sosa
    4th year B-Arch Program, 2014 Undergraduate Research Award, FAU

Design 6 Travels to Savannah, Georgia

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Spring 2014: The Architectural Design 6 classes traveled to Savannah, Georgia as part of their studio design project. Students had the opportunity to visit this historic city to analyze three sites in which they will develop spaces for biking enthusiasts. The first project is a Biker Café, the next a Biker Hostel which will include a café and a market, and lastly a Vellodrome for track cycling. Students spent two days taking a walking tour to study the design of the city plan and analyze the contexts of their specific sites.