DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE is an architecture gallery based in San Francisco, CA.
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE gives a platform for the after-work work that is at the core of architectural process and practice.
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE gives agency back to Architects by providing an alternative means to profit and a venue to promote work.
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE concentrates its shows into short-term pop-ups to capitalize on the energy of opening nights and to eliminate prohibitive overhead costs.
Michelle Chang (Director) graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and has had her work shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She was a 2010 MacDowell Colony fellow, and has taught architecture and interior design studios at UC Berkeley, the California College of the Arts, and Northeastern University. She previously worked as a designer for the architecture offices of SOM NY, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., and MOS.
June 12 – August 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday June 12, 5:30pm
Panel Discussion: Thursday June 27, 6:00pm
Roundhouse One Gallery at MKThink, 1500 Sansome Street (map)
LOST IN TRANSLATION takes a look at how the nature of architecture has changed with the introduction of prototyping as a means of translating data into architecture. Works by MATSYS (CCA), MTTR MGMT (UC Berkeley/CCA/SCI-Arc), and Nervous System (MIT) show how new methodologies have developed through the use of computational modeling and digital fabrication. The exhibit is curated and designed by Department of Architecture (DoA) and is a part of MKThink’s Salon Series at Roundhouse One.
with works by:
1. Nervous System
2. MTTR MGMT
About the Artists:
Nervous System is a generative design studio based near Boston. Both principals are graduates of MIT, Jessica Rosenkrantz with a degree in architecture and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg in mathematics. While Jessica was working on her masters at the Graduate School of Design, Jesse worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies. Their extensive use of apps and rapid prototyping allows for the mass customization of their products. Their designs are sold in several museums and galleries worldwide including the MoMA NY, the New Museum, SFMOMA, and Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
MTTR MGMT is an architecture office based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami. Principals Juan Azulay and Benjamin Rice also teach architecture studios at SCI-Arc and UC Berkeley respectively. Their work focuses on the investigation, representation, and innovation of prototypes for the fringe areas between technology and nature through the strategic combination of architecture, media arts, film and urbanism. Their most recent work has has been shown at the Louvre in Paris and the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.
MATSYS is a design office based in San Francisco that explores the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. The studio investigates methodologies of performative integration through geometric and material differentiation. The work ranges from speculative and built projects to the crafting of new tools which facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the design and fabrication of architecture. Principal Andrew Kudless is an Assistant Professor at CCA and the office’s P_Wall was commissioned as an installation by SFMOMA’s Architecture + Design curator, Henry Urbach, in 2009.