School of architecture

Learning from Sweden

Urban design research from the School of Architecture was on display at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, this February as part of the exhibition Learning From Sweden. The show gathered student and faculty work from two summer seminars and an advanced design studio, all of which examined the city of Gothenburg. Students were tasked with compiling investigations into the current state of the city into an Urban Atlas, and with proposing new futures for the postindustrial Lindholmen district, a former shipyard. Projects tackled issues including climate change and resilience, the food production and supply chain, mobility, public health, adaptation to post- or neo-industrial economies, and social equity issues such as access to housing, jobs, recreation, and education.

Frei Otto exhibition

Models, Media, and Methods: Frei Otto’s Architectural Research, a new exhibition at the School of Architecture’s gallery in Paul Rudolph Hall, will run through May 2. The show will feature the visionary drawings and experimental models of famed architect Frei Otto, who taught at Yale in the 1960s. His suspended lightweight wire structures, inspired by forms found in nature, were widely realized, most famously as the centerpiece of the design for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium.

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