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In 2006, when arriving in Chicago... Michael Wolf took the elevated train into the city at dusk and was struck by the transparency of its architecture. After having worked in Asia for many years, Wolf saw Chicago as providing the opportunity to continue his [photo graphic] study of city life in a radically different context. Shooting from public rooftops over the course of several months, Wolf ado pted a similar visual approach to [that of] his architectural work in Hong Kong. However, the transparency and monumental size of Chicago’s buildings give a very different result: the city is far less dense than Hong Kong, thereby creating a greater sense of depth to the images, while the transparency of its glass skyscrapers causes the life within them to seep out. During the editing process for the series, Wolf became fascinated by the glimpses of people’s lives visible through the windows of the buildings that he had photographed. He painstakingly scoured every inch of these cityscapes to find human details to pair with his architectural images, blowing these details up into highly pixilated large-scale tableaux. By juxtaposing the photo graphic equivalents of a microscope and a telescope, he provides an underlying tension: shot during the early days of the global financial crisis, the monumental size and sleekness of the buildings contrast with the fear and fragility on the pixilated faces of its occupants.

Michael Wolf, Life in the City


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NOWNESS has been our approach since it was launched in 2013, in order to present the dreams and goals of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Ar­ chitecture to the world. NOWNESS FILES is a printed me­ dium that announces the college’s directions, and its prin­cipal aims. “Rethinking Metropolis” is the theme that the school has operated under, since the inaugural publi­ cation of NOWNESS. Traversing the digital and physical landscapes; questioning the architectural discipline; crit­ ically thinking and debating; model making and the act of drawing. These activities are dualities, which only partially comprise the foundation of today’s architectural edu­ cation. Today’s students are also young-architects from all over the world; they take a stance, collaborate crossculturally, and engage with metropolises through time. Fast-paced and highly connected, today’s architectural discipline, and education, functions in symbiosis with tech­ nology that as little as twenty-five years ago, was practi­ cally non-existent. How must we approach this myriad web of complex technologies–to both shape and mitigate the metropolis–considering that it is largely through uncon­ scious acts that we experience our urban realms? Invisible forces will shape the world’s metropolises in the coming decades, but how will architects respond and interact with these shape-shifting powers, which will also drive rapid change? If the technology used to adapt and study our metropolises is a largely recent phenomenon, then it is technology still in its infancy; architects thus have the in­ tellectual capacity and proper skill set to allow them to exert influence on production methods through which they create, for critical thinking, for research, for making. Such dualities of today will blur in our future.

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...like a “Greek Temple,” dis­ connected from the human scale, this generous space for the mind welcomes you in the early morning, whether there’s fog, rain, a lightening bolt during storm or snow; or whether there’s a blue sky at sunset. S. R. Crown Hall feels like a home for delay, for the human body in trans­ formation, enabling a dream­ like condition; a room for research, for making, for lec­ tures, for exhibiting, for intervening and discourse, de­ bate, dialogue; for having


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dinner and for hearing music and for... as you leave at night and you look at the gloam­ ing light... it makes you long for the next day to come... a house for every moment, an ever changing building adapt­ ing for every need. Equipped for each season of the year. Welcoming students, facul­ ty, and staff; but also guests and visitors; and curious passersby who just want to know what’s going on... a home for friends from all over the world... The address for architecture...

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Nowness IIT College of Architecture 5 Eric Bolle: The Other State  15 Wiel Arets at IIT Chicago 19 Authorities28 Programs of Study Bachelor of Architecture 52 Master of Architecture 54 Master of Landscape in Architecture56 Cloud Studio  58 Master of Science in Architecture 60 PhD in Architecture 62 Global Network Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize CTBUH & Study Abroad Mies van der Rohe Society  Vitra Interiors Program  Larger Campus Strategy 

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IITAC Press Public Programs 104 Publications110 Press110 Website116 Protocol118 Resources IIT Chicago Campus Graham Library McCormick Center Materials Workshop

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Basic Facts Chicago145 Future Districts 149 Michael Wolf: Chicago  153

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BARCH PROGRAM, FIRST YEAR STUDIO, STUDIO CURATOR: PAUL PETTIGREW

BARCH PROGRAM, FIRST YEAR STUDIO, STUDIO CURATOR: PAUL PETTIGREW


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OPEN HOUSE, YEAR END EXHIBITION, CLOUD STUDIO, CURATOR: VEDRAN MIMICA

CLOUD STUDIO, STUDIO PROFESSOR: LLUIS ORTEGA, STUDENT: ISTVAN VAN VIANEN


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Today, architecture is practiced within a global context. Ideas, images, techniques, and individuals flow throughout the world, more rapidly than ever before. This global market demands a global understanding, with knowledge and perspectives broad enough to be able to discuss different cultures and clients, but grounded enough to be expressed in the vernacular. The College of Architecture provides students with an ample vocabulary that encompasses how architecture engages our world. We are committed to preparing students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to succeed in the global design community. We have a core belief that the college must be a leading participant in the global design community, and that all of us–faculty, students, staff, and guests–should seek to constantly pursue exchanges that make connections from Chicago, out to the world, and back again. These connections are active, two-way exchanges based in immersion, fieldwork, debate, and collaboration–the productive aspiration to create collective and ongoing projects, globally. Its expression takes the form of a relationship where guests–speakers, teachers, students, and exhibitions–come to us; and we go out to the world by way of travel, teaching exchanges, study abroad, publications, and exhibitions of our own. The college is our institute’s forum where the world comes to push the architectural dialogue forward, and where that dialogue is, simultaneously, transmitted and relayed to the world.

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現在性 アーカイブ 2012 2018 年 イリノイ工科大学 (IIT)建築学 シカゴ iit.edu/arch

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Nowness Files: 2012-2018  

NOWNESS FILES is the second publication in the NOWNESS series from Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture–announcing and...

Nowness Files: 2012-2018  

NOWNESS FILES is the second publication in the NOWNESS series from Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture–announcing and...

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