Group Project Monograph
Kate Chen, B.Arch. 2018
Aurelie Frolet, M.Arch. 2018
Evelyn Ka-Ying Fung, M.Arch. 2018
Benjamin Mayne, B.Arch. 2018
Misook Park, M.Arch. 2015
Arsalan Rafique, M.Arch.II 2014
Helena Rong, B.Arch. 2017
Shawn Xiaoyun Wang, M.Arch. 2018
ClassARCH 4509/6509 Monograph (spring 2014, fall 2016)
A portfolio is comprehensive; a monograph is compromised.
A portfolio is objective; a monograph is subjective.
A portfolio is universal; a monograph is personal.
A portfolio explains; a monograph mystifies.
A portfolio hastens; a monograph hesitates.
A portfolio is slick; a monograph is slippery.
A portfolio is honest. A monograph is deceptive.
A portfolio is graphic. A monograph is therapeutic.
A portfolio is defensive. A monograph is adaptive.
~ Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Ligano, LOT-EK Studio
The MONOGRAPH has traditionally been a device through which an architect's (or an artist's) body of work has been disseminated to a specific audience — a medium through which a distillation of the author's principal ideas and artifacts are envisioned and presented. The MONOGRAPH is a medium through which the concepts embedded in a work are not only framed and interpreted but given greater depth and meaning. And it is the design of the MONOGRAPH that becomes the vehicle of that meaning. In this elective course, students design and make a monograph of one of their favorite projects.