UrbanLab: Bowling


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SpecificationsSKU: 90457Size: 8.3” x 6.8” Portrait Pages: 240pp Binding: Soft Bound Publication Date: Spring 2017 ISBN: 978-1-940743-13-4 Rights World: Available

As populations steadily increase in cities, the world’s natural resources are consumed at ever-faster rates. The majority of the world’s populations live in countries where clean water supplies are dwindling, and these water shortages are also quickly translating into food shortages. What can designers do to avert looming water-related realities? UrbanLab: Bowling views potential water crises as opportunities to speculate on future architecture and urban design possibilities, especially in cities. A series of essays, graphic arguments and design proposals take an ecological approach to re-thinking the design of water-related architecture and infrastructure in existing and new cities.

Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen are co-founders of UrbanLab, a collaborative office practicing architecture and urban design. UrbanLab’s primary interest is in forward-looking projects that speculate on a more resilient and resourceful tomorrow. Projects span from large urban proposals to small residential projects. Martin Felsen, AIA, is a registered architect in Illinois and New York. He was educated at Virginia Tech (B.Arch, 1991), and Columbia University (MS-AAD, 1994). Felsen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. Sarah Dunn was educated at Columbia University (M.Arch, 1994). Dunn is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stan Allen, an internationally renowned architect and theorist, is the George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2011and elected to the National Academy of Design in 2012, he leads SAA/Stan Allen Architect.

John McMorrough, a nationally renowned architect and theorist, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a principal architect in studioAPT (Architecture Project Theory).

Rick Valicenti (Designer) is the founder and design director of Thirst/3st, a communication design practice providing design and immersive environments. In 2011 Valicenti was awarded the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Award for Communication Design. In 2006, he received the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Medal, the highest honor of the graphic design profession. In 2004, he was recognized as a Fellow of the AIGA Chicago.

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8.3'' x 6.8'' Portrait




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