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Cultural Cues


Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship 06

Joe Day, Tom Wiscombe, Adib Cúre, Carie Penabad

Cultural Cues is the sixth book that features the work of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, an endowed chairmanship to bring young innovators in architectural design to the Yale School of Architecture. This book includes the advanced studio research of Joe Day of Deegan Day Design in “NOWplex,” Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture in “The Broad Redux,” and Adib Cúre and Carie Penabad of Cúre & Penabad in “Havana. Housing in the Historic City Center.” Sited in Los Angeles and Havana, these studio projects explore contemporary interpretations of the implications of cinema, the museum, and the house taking cues from their complex cultural and urban context. Along with the student work, interviews with the architects about the work of their professional offices, and essays framing the Yale studios are combined with insight into the pedagogical approach of these practitioner-educators. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates have both contributed innovative buildings and urban planning schemes to Chinese cities, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and, most recently, Chongqing. Rethinking Chongqing: Mixed Use and Super Dense—the seventh book to document the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship at the Yale School of Architecture—gathers the design and research developed in the Yale studio taught by Vincent Lo, chairman of Shui On Land, and Paul Katz, James (Jamie) von Klemperer, and Forth Bagley, principals and director, respectively, at Kohn Pedersen Fox. Working with the students and assisted by Andrei Harwell of the Yale faculty, they tested the limits of high-density development and its intersection with urban infrastructure and design.


Authors: Joe Day, Tom Wiscombe, Adib Cúre, Carie Penabad
Nina Rappaport, Jeffery Pollack
 11.8 x 10.83 in.
Pages: 160
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: March 2015
Published by: Yale School of Architecture
Distributed by: ACTAR D
ISBN: English 9781940291604
Price: 30€ / $35 / £26.70

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