Saturday, August 30, 2008

On TV: Architecture School

For our architecture fans...

Today, while I was eating my lunch in front of the TV, I stumbled upon a new television series/reality show called Architecture School. I only caught the last half of what turned out to be episode 2, on the Sundance Channel, and instantly became intrigued. After all, what I caught was an architecture school critique. Instantly, I was reminded of past art school critiques that I now miss. It was nice to get an insider view of what young architects and their professors discuss when it comes to design, innovation and ego. Interested in seeing more, I hopped on line to see if I could catch the episodes in some form of streaming video. Well, you can. You can catch the first episode of Architecture School (which I have since watched) here. At the time of this posting you can only catch the first episode at that link but I expect you will catch subsequent episodes shortly after their initial air date. Since episode 2 just aired today, I would assume it will be available within a couple days.

From their Sundance Channel site page:

Focusing on an innovative studio program at Tulane University, this six-part documentary series follows a group of fourth- and fifth-year architecture students as they design and build a single-family house in a low-income neighborhood of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

4 Responses to “On TV: Architecture School”

Craig said...
August 30, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Great link, Scott. Thanks for posting it. SEND (southeast neighborhood development), the community development corporation in fountain square, is taking a step toward modern with a home I designed for Kyle Ragsdale and his wife Cindy. What was once a vacant lot on Pleasant street now has the frame of an affordable modern house. I'm excited that SEND is taking this risk and I hope that this will be the first of many modern infill houses in that neighborhood.

Scott said...
August 30, 2008 at 11:59 PM

That's great. I am glad to hear the framing has finally begun on Kyle's place. I know he has been excited about having the house built for quite some time now. I believe I saw, at one time, a gingerbread mockup of that design. Maybe that was just my imagination... I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Good Luck.

Craig said...
August 31, 2008 at 12:38 PM

I did build a model out of gingerbread. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. No kidding.

Christopher said...
September 2, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Love it! I need to get cable again.

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