Germane Barnes: Identity Column

The triumvirate columnar order—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—stand as foundational design artifacts. In a glaring example of architectural erasure, African-produced (specifically Egyptian) column designs that predate the ancient Greek trio remain underrecognized contributions to these histories from the African Diaspora. The influential forces that promoted this erasure and the collateral damages caused by this non-chronological timeline

Olalekan Jeyifous: Even in Arcadia…

On view March 16 through June 2, 2024. Amid evolving environmental and cultural shifts, there emerges a space for thoughtful yet whimsical reflections on an increasingly challenging reality. The tensions between our natural and built world—amplified by intensifying climate conditions—form the backdrop for Olalekan Jeyifous: Even in Arcadia… Drawing inspiration from the Arcadian myth, the

Beom Jun Kim: Other Places

Subtle in its presence above ground, Other Places creates a sunken outdoor room for visitors to enjoy as a space for quiet contemplation or social interaction. Carved into the earth, the architectural folly presents architecture in negative form as an act of subtraction from the land. Although symmetrical and square in its purest form, Other

Felix Heisel and the Circular Construction Lab: Circulating Matters 2

Circulating Matters 2 explores the potential of a local circular construction industry in New York State. The project reuses materials from the Catherine Commons Deconstruction Project (a former 1910 residential building in Ithaca, NY), reactivating the material qualities and values for the construction of this installation. The design plays on concepts of circulation and circularity by reimagining

Jon Lott / Para Project: Bivouac for Models

Bivouac for Models is a pairing of model-scale and full-scale architectures. Taking its title from the “bivouac”—the French term for a makeshift structure made of branches, leaves, and ferns often fashioned by soldiers taking shelter from the elements overnight during prolonged battles—the building acts as a shelter for a small-scale model of a similar Jon

AD—WO: Groundwork

Annually, the freeze-thaw cycles on this site push boulders and stone to the surface of the earth: animist refusals of the Enclosures that partition our lives. Groundwork moves in concert with these shifts and rotations; suspended between the material histories embedded in the ground and the immaterial practices inherited by generations of Indigenous stewards. The rituals of

Shared Space—Collective Practices

Shared Space—Collective Practices, on view from January 21 to June 11, 2023, presents the work of four international collaborative design practices—WIP, FUNdaMENTAL Design Build Initiative, Colloqate Design, and Assemble—bringing people together through communal work to realize projects with broader social impact. These collectives share a multi-disciplinary approach, with teams often composed not only of architects,

Outpost Office: Drawing Fields No. 6

Drawing Fields is a series of large-scale works by Outpost Office exploring the spatial potential of notation. Each installation utilizes GPS-controlled painting robots to mark site-specific, building-size drawings at 1:1 scale. The drawing series employs techniques of measuring, delineating, and marking to investigate architecture as the dynamic performance of spatial instructions. The notational assemblies of Drawing Fields challenge

Hana Kassem and Spencer Topel: Ensemble

Ensemble is an immersive art experience that explores the spatial and acoustic resonance of our surrounding environment. Here the installation itself is a space-defining instrument, featuring a series of 17 “reeds” constructed of hollow steel pipes of varying heights. As visitors engage with and move around the field of reeds, their gentle movement activates sound-triggering elements which

Wendy Evans Joseph: Sensory Journey

Columbia County is a place of working farms, open vistas, and primal forests. Sensory Journey fosters navigation of Art Omi’s fields with tactile, audial, olfactory, and visual opportunities for exploration. Multiple elements of engagement for each of our senses provide a heightened visceral encounter with the earth, the landscape, and the sky. Referring to local history, Sensory Journey incorporates