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Architecture + Design + Discourse XI (2012)

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ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse XII is the fifth annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work.

This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and will be available at this year's Chumash Show, Friday, May 25, 2012 for a nominal price of $10.00. Off-campus individuals may request a copy for $15.00 (inclusive of shipping and handling) at architecture@calpoly.edu.

Introduction by Department Head Henri T. de Hahn

Unfold: Thesis Pamphlet (2012)
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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2010-2011. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, Friday, May 25, 2012.
"This work is a small sample of the particularly challenging last year of a five-year education which differs from its previous four. The principle differences between 5th year design and the earlier design studios here at Cal Poly are that students select their own projects..."

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress). Off-campus individuals may request a copy for $15,00 (inclusive of shipping and handling) at: architecture@calpoly.edu.

Introduction by Prof. Jonathan Reich

Vellum_7 (2012)

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Vellum_7: Seven Years of the Vellum Furniture Competition, a publication to document and display a small cross-section of the furniture and constructions conceived and fabricated in the context of this annual design competition held in San Luis Obispo for five years running. The Vellum Furniture Competition, now entering it’s ninth year, has been a collaborative effort between the community and the College of Architecture + Environmental Design - - most notably, the Architecture Department, architect Tom di Santo and local design-build and retail outfit Vellum Inc.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AEDPress).

Introduction by Prof. Tom di Santo

Abstract: Thesis Pamphlet (2011)
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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2010-2011. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, May 28-30, 2011.

"Abstract: Architecture Thesis Work. Cal Poly is the student-initiated documentation of the initial gestures of thesis. Born out of a desire to demonstrate the strenght of exploration at Cal Poly. Abstract archives each stduent work including theoretical, pragmatic, creative, and artistic explorations."

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress) and can be purchased at the Architecture Department: architecture@calpoly.edu.

Introduction by Prof. Barry Williams, Chumash Show Coordinator

Svizzera | Suisse X (2011)

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Prof. Tom di Santo published Svizzera X, a visual compilation of the 2010 summer off-campus program conducted in and around Switzerland.

This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and will be availabe for purchase through the Architecture Department. architecture@calpoly.edu.

Introduction by Prof. Tom di Santo

Architecture + Design + Discourse XI (2011)

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ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse XI is the fourth annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work.

This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and will be availabe at this year's Chumash Show, Saturday, May 28th, 2011 for a nominal price of $10.00. Off-campus individuals may request a copy for $15.00 (inclusive of shipping and handling) at architecture@calpoly.edu.

Introduction by Department Head Henri T. de Hahn

Studio Ambition: Design Research Laboratory (2010)

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Studio Ambition comprises a series of intellectual design projects produced at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo between 2006 and 2009 under the direction of architect, educator, and scholar Dr. Stephen Phillips, AIA. This book is an elaborate and thoughtful demonstration and guide to architecture design and its education--for students, faculty, and contemporary architects.

This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and is available for purchased on StudioAmbition (color, paperback).

Introduction by Prof. Stephen Phillips

Architecture + Design + Discourse 10 (2010)

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ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse 10 is the third annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work. Introduction by Assistant Professor Doug Jackson.

"Consequently, the work exhibited in ADD 10 is work produced by individuals, who will one day define architecture and its role within culture; it is work that is mindful of both the past and the present, while nevertheless looking optimistically forward to the future —work that, ultimately, not only deserves our attention but also has the ability to sustain it."

This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress) -ISBN 978-9019771-4-0, and is available for purchased on ADD10-Lulu.com (146 pages, color, paperback).

Introduction by Prof. Doug Jackson

Abridged: Thesis Pamphlet (2010)

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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2009-2010. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, May 28-30, 2010.

"Above all, this year's proposed topics engage our profession in three parallel paths; by favoring the experiential qualities of new spaces; by maintaining intellectual curiosity as a process of investigation; and, perhaps most importantly, by forcefully declaring a commitment to act as community activists and advocates for those who are in need of quality places."

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress) and can be viewed at Abridged 2010 (.swf)

Introduction by Department Head Henri T. de Hahn

affectiveEnvironements (2010)

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Under the guidance of Prof. Eric Nulman, eight designed and fabricated installations by 5th-year Cal Poly Architecture students in the Senior Thesis Design Studio "Affective Environments," are presented in this beautifully illustrated book.

"In recent years an emerging architectural avant-garde has shfted their interst away form producing objects - via abstraction and the virtual - towards producing effects -via materiality, surface, and the real. This cousus ont eh prodcution of architectural effects places an emphasis on the experiential aspect of architecture avove all other interests (such as truth, meaning, communication, etc), and how these effects can affect your experience. Since your experience is affected by how you perceive the matter (mateiral and immagerial) that surrounds you, it is of critical importance that this matter or its effects becomes the subject of design investigations."

Fog Bank (book cover) is an installation presented in San Francisco at 3A Gallery (February 1st - April 9th, 2010) investigating affective environments through multiple means: textural variation, light & shade, blurring, reflectivity, and varying opacity. The surface of the installation is composed of plastic tubes clustered together to form a surface derived from programmatic elements within the space. Together, the tubes create a highly animated effect, alternately shimmering with light or distorting it to create an atmosphere diffused throughout the space at once tangible yet ethereal.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press and will be available for purchase at the affectiveEnvironments web page. (108 pages, color, paperback).

Introduction by Prof. Eric Nulman

Fowler Studio: Selected Student Design Studio Work 2008-2010, Fall 2010

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This book contains architecture projects by students in professor and architect Thomas Fowler's third year design studio as well as select work of his fourth and fifth year students.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and can be purchased at the Fowler Studio web page (457 pages, square, full-color, paperback).

2007-2010 Design Collaboratory, Fall 2010

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This book traces the work of the Design Collaboratory endeavors of Profs. Thomas Fowler, Mark Cabrinha, Jim Doerfler, and Kevin Dong of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and can be purchased at the Design Collaboratory web page (215 pages, square, full-color, paperback).

America's Cup Master Plan for San Francisco, Spring 2010

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This book contains architecture projects by students in professor and architect James Doerfler fourth-year 2009 summer design studio.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and can be purchased at the America'sCupMasterPlan web page for $29.50 (125 pages, landscape, full-color, paperback).

 

Research Practice Symposium (2009)

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Edited by Prof Stephen Phillips, this book entails the proceedings of the Research Practice Symposium held at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, May 2009 through generous support from the Hearst Foundation. Text include original presentations, discourse, and debate by architects and scholars: Beatriz Colomina, Raveevarn Choksombatchai, Jeffrey Inaba, Lisa Iwamoto, Ed Keller, Craig Scott, and Mark Wigley.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press and can be purchased at the ResearchPracticeSymposiumLulu.com web page (104 pages, color, paperback).

Introduction by Prof. Stephen Phillips

Vellum_5 (2009)

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Vellum_5: Five Years of the Vellum Furniture Competition, a publication to document and display a small cross-section of the furniture and constructions conceived and fabricated in the context of this annual design competition held in San Luis Obispo for five years running. The Vellum Furniture Competition, now entering it’s sixth year, has been a collaborative effort between the community and the College of Architecture + Environmental Design - - most notably, the Architecture Department, architect Tom di Santo and local design-build and retail outfit Vellum Inc.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press and can be purchased at the Vellum_5Lulu.com web page (112 pages, color, paperback).

Introduction by Prof. Tom di Santo

Architecture + Design + Discourse 9 (2009)

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ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse 9 is the second annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press, ISBN 978-0-9819771-0-2, and can be purchased at the ADD9-Lulu.com web page (134 pages, color, paperback).

Introduction by Henri T. de Hahn

Rise and Run: Thesis Pamphlet (2009)

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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2009-2009. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, May 22.25, 2009.

"Architectural schools have always been a vibrant place for innovative ideas and radical change. Today, in a world where contemporary modes of thinking are challenging the idea of change itself, architectural educators are discerning the outline of another architect's mind: one similar to ours, yet profoundly different and not yet clearly defined.

This year's graduating students of the Architecture Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo express their ease in confronting this changing landscape..."

This publication will is available by request at the Architecture Department. (140 pages, b&w, paperback). Introduction by Henri T. de Hahn

Architecture + Design + Discourse 8 (2008)

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ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse 8 is the first annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press and can be purchased at the ADD8Lulu.com web page (170 pages, color, paperback). Introduction by Henri T. de Hahn.

Unleashed: Thesis Pamphlet (2008)

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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2007-2008. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, May 23-25, 2008.

"It is no wonder that the title of the 2008 Chumash Show is Unleashed. Even at first glance the projects suggest self-assurance through their allegiance to a contemporary language of architectural production: brash, provocative, and exuberant in the confidence of the students to create projects that are innovative and original. A second glance confirms that the first assessment of this burst of energy and imagination was correct. Yet upon closer scrutiny..."

The publication may be purchased at the UnleashedLulu.com web page (61 pages, full-color, paperback). Unleashed: click to download. Introduction by Henri T. de Hahn

One + TWO: TEN x NINE: studio 206 | 2007-2008, Fall 2008

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This book contains architecture projects by several students in professor and architect Kent Macdonald's fifth-year thesis studios during the 2007-2008 academic year.

This particular studio was an experimental one, seeking to strenghten the students' awareness of buildign systems integration within the yearlong thesis curriculum. It did so by introducitng a stand-alone "Integrative Studio" project in fall quarter to precede the students' independent thesis work in winter and spring. (In the usual sequence, the thesis itself is three-quarter long.)

The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and can be purchased at the ONE+TWO:TENxNINELulu.com web page for $19.30 (73 pages, landscape, full-color, paperback) or downloaded in .pdf for $5.00.

ARCH 453: RNT Professional Studio, Spring 2008
Carlsbad High School

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The publication is an account of Cal Poly Architecture Department’s Fourth Year Professional Studio conducted in San Diego at the office architect and professor Ralph Roesling, principal of RNT Architects.

The New Carlsbad High School project, in the north county of San Diego with a proposed campus of 1,500 students, was under design at RNT’s San Diego office. A team of four Cal Poly students were asked to design the same project utilizing a broad based research approach understanding region, culture, climate, and project program. They took a Socratic approach probing fundamental questions about what a high school should be within this kind of regional context. The students developed a project narrative that addressed this broad based approach to immediate site specifics, regional issues, existing development patterns, and their interpretation of the School District’s criteria for an environmentally focused high school. They were encouraged to forge their own direction for this project and not be influenced by the direction of the design in the office.

The publication is part of the Architectural Environemental Design Press (AeDPress), and can be purchased at the CarlsbadHighSchoolLulu.com web page for $18.30 (69 pages, landscape, full-color, paperback).

Small Servings: Thesis Pamphlet (2007)

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Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2006-2007. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, May 25-27, 2007.

"Small Servings, and its accompanying iconography, speaks metaphorically to a world of culinary experience: one of elegance, distinction, accompanied by a twist of both familiarity and exotic delight. The little origami vessel prominently featured in the foreground of the composition, appears to be the instructional wrapper of a set of iconic and cultural eating utensils. Chopsticks as we well know, serve to bridge Small Servings through the intervals of time and space. Case in point we are in the presence of key architectural ingredients: to serve, to structure, and to coordinate space and place..."

The publication may be purchased at the Small ServingsLulu.com web page (36 pages, b&w, paperback. Small Servings: click to download. Introduction by Henri T. de Hahn

 

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