"It is not the strongest species that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." — Charles Darwin
Adaptation is not just a tool or technique, it is a necessary aspect of architectural development through time.
The concept of adaptation in architecture is not a new one, rather it is one of the oldest. A survey of global architecture turns up a wide variety and curious convergences of innovative design strategies, material practicalities, and environmental intrigues that combine to bring about architectures grounded — sometimes quite literally — to their site, their environment, and their function.
Through a series of research investigations, analytical drawings, and careful observations, a selection of these architectures, which span the globe from hot and humid jungles to dry cold windswept tundras are presented, each demonstrating their particularities of material, site, atmosphere, and use.
Under the guidance of Associate Professor Val Warke and Visiting Assistant Professor Iñaqui Carnicero, and the teaching associates, Deborah Chang (M.Arch. '13), Vivian Shao Chen (M.Arch. '13), Caio Barboza (B.Arch. '13), Kyle Shumman (B.Arch. '13), and Andrew Hart (M.Arch.II '13), this exhibition presents the assembled analytical research of the freshman design studio, which will be presented in the form of a publication later this semester.
Stairs to Nowhere Are Everywhere These Days. Where Are They Taking Us?
Ivan Munuera and Val Warke: Discotecture in the Living Room
Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori of Labics and Val Warke: The Making of Practice
Architect Rafael Moneo Gives a Series of Talks at Cornell
New Book by Val Warke Identifies the Top 100 Buildings of the 20th Century
Venice Biennale Golden Lion Goes to Carnicero for Spanish Pavilion
Iñaqui Carnicero Presents Architectural Interventions in India and New York City
Carnicero to Cocurate Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale
Carnicero Leads Weeklong Workshop in Venice
Carnicero Wins AIANY Housing Design Award
To Define Architecture by Adaptable Systems
Carnicero Speaks at Design Networking Nights in Mexico
Carnicero Presents at Days of Oris Conference
Iñaqui Carnicero: Not Just a Concrete Slab
How We Teach: Architecture Pedagogy Featured in Puerto Rico Symposium
Carnicero Wins COAM Award
International Magazine Devotes Issue to Cornell Architecture