Lynn/Rashid: ARCHitecture LABoratories with Columbia University and UCLA

Organized by:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Max Hollein

Together with a select group of students from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design in the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, Los Angeles, and from Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, New York, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid, respectively, transformed the U.S. Pavilion into a research laboratory designed to investigate, produce, and present a broad scope of new architectural schemes.

Renowned experts and intellectuals from various fields were invited to join the group of students: they critiqued the projects, gave feedback, and stimulated new thought process regarding the works-in-progress.

A central theme of the studio program was new technology and its application to contemporary housing and other building archetypes. For the research and design process, students treated advanced technologies as a defining factor, rather than byproduct, of our complex condition of living, and one that significantly affects our perception of time and space.