Young Architects 7: Situating

Greg Kochanowski, Author, ROEWUarchitecture, Author, Keller Easterling, Foreword by Young Architects 7: SituatingForeword by Kell Princeton Architectural $24.95 (175p) ISBN 978-1-56898-573-2

The Young Architects Forum, an annual competition sponsored by the Architectural League of New York, identifies emerging talent in a field where professional recognition is often reserved for experienced older practitioners. This year, entrants framed their work around ideas of site and "siting," including not just traditional definitions (the location and context of a particular project) but the positioning of architecture as a profession vis-à-vis differing yet related disciplines. The work presented by the six winning firms—Greg Kochanowski, ROEWUarchitecture, Lateral Architecture, Dan Hisel, LinOldhamOffice and Interboro—is polarized between small and modestly sized built projects like apartment renovations, and large and ambitious urban and environmental design proposals. All the firms show a range of interests that transcend the traditional boundaries of architecture to include landscape design, high-performance materials and sociological research. 350 color and 20 b&w illus. (May 1)

Reviewed on: 04/03/2006
Release date: 04/01/2006
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