Visiting Lecture | Clark Thenhaus: Mostly Darlings

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:30 - 8pm

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Most often, when we consider architectural typologies we are referring to programmatically determined types whose architectural forms and expressions make legible the buildings functional use. However, Darlings, as I call them, construct an alternative conceptualization of typology rooted in the character-defining features afforded by small form-types such as gable roofs, corner turrets, barrel vaults, front porches, or domes revealing unsuspecting corollaries across generational divides. Endeared to both architects and broader cultures, Darlings offer a continued source for disciplinary imagination and the cultural comforts of familiarity.  Endemic Architecture explores possibilities for manipulating these small, familiar form-types in order to afford them unusual architectural expressions capable of shifting the arc of social, cultural, and political attention. 

Clark Thenhaus is a licensed architect and founding director of Endemic Architecture and an Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts. Thenhaus’ work has been widely exhibited, including at Parsons The New School gallery as a winner of the 2015 Architectural League Prize, A+D Museum, Jai & Jai Gallery, Yale School Of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Calgary, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and AIA San Francisco among others. Thenhaus has delivered numerous lectures on his work and has had work published in the Wall Street Journal, Project Journal, Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Architects Newspaper, Architect Magazine, Thresholds Journal, and the forthcoming Possible Mediums book among others. Thenhaus’ work has received numerous awards, including most recently the Architects Newspaper Best of Design Award for Best Public Landscape of 2017.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty and staff. Room 315F. 

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