Hi IE6 user, you're viewing a text-only version of the BAC site. Upgrade to a free browser like Google Chrome to get the full experience.
 

Unmodern

Unecessary Complicatedness and Contradiction in Contemporary Architecture

Markets of Trajan, Rome, 110 AD

Markets of Trajan, Rome, 110 AD

Courtesy of Matthew Bronski; Matthew Bronski

  • 01/14/2013

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall

    320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

  • thomas.parks@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

Unmodern: Unecessary Complicatedness and Contradiction in Contemporary Architecture

Matthew Bronski, PE is an engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham where he investigates building envelope failures in historic and new buildings. Kiel Moe, AIA is an architect and assistant professor at Harvard GSD, and author of a forthcoming book entitled The Architecture of Un-tempered Environments.

Bronski and Moe question the 20th century tendency of ever-increasing complexity in systems design. They present "avant guard vernacular" alternatives for creating lower tech, high performance systems in contemporary architecture.