Unmodern: Unnecessary Complicatedness and Contradiction in Contemporary Architecture
A public lecture sponsored by the Distance M.Arch program
Monday January 14, 2013 at 6 pm
Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor
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