The Official Catalog for Workshopping: An American Model for Architectural Practice

Emily Abruzzo

     6.5 × 8.75 in (16.5 × 22.2 cm)
128 pages
80 color illustrations, 15 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/31/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616890179

The work shown at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale is vital and proactive, suggesting solutions, describing the possibilities of new techniques or technologies, or re-framing the problems of the city, and, in the process, defining a new model of architectural practice. From John Portman's architect-as-initiator model to cityLAB's research-based, innovative community-driven proposals, these works seek to define their own problems, audiences, and missions. The can-do spirit of each of these projects echo the collaborative, team-based methodologies of 306090 Books, co-presenters of the U.S. Pavilion with Atlanta's High Museum of Art. The impressive scale, reach, and beauty of the participants' projects makes their ground-up formation all the more inspiring.

Emily Abruzzo is partner with Gerald Bodziak in Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, recipients of the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. She has been a lecturer and guest critic at numerous institutions, including Yale University and Parsons The New School for Design. Solomon is Acting Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Pamphlet Architecture #26, 13 Projects for the Sheridan Expressway. The two began working on publications together as students in the Master of Architecture program at Princeton University in 2001, and began their current series, 306090 Books, in 2005.

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