Bootstrapping

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Luke Bulman
Regents of the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2005 - Architecture - 158 pages
With a title that refers to the development of ideas through one's own initiative, Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrappingis an examination of the techniques of pattern and performance in the speculative and built work of the New York architecture firm. This book approaches those organizational issues with pictorial and written documentation of three recent architectural projects: Marble Fairbanks' proposal for the Fashion Institute of Technology Campus Extension in New York, Housing Ecologies, an urban housing scheme, and their award-winning entry for the Chicago Public Schools Competition. The complexity of these issues is also examined in a thought-provoking conversation with Marble Fairbanks and Reinhold Martin, editor of the journal Grey Roomand author of The Organizational Complex. Bootstrappingconcludes with architect Michael Bell's essay on subjectivity, urbanism and architecture in Marble Fairbanks' work, and is the latest addition to the prestigious Michigan Architecture Paperspublication series of Charles and Ray Eames lectures given by noted contemporary architects.

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Contents

Foreword Luke Bulman
6
a brief introduction Marble Fairbanks
8
Organizations Program Topology and Pattem Reinhold Martin Karen Fairbanks Scott Marble and Luke Bulman
14
Fashion lnstitute of Technology Campus Extension
30
two views
52
Housing Ecologies
57
three views
80
Chicago School
101
Sciuscia
110
Seven prototypes
126
a Generational Shift Ultra Modeme Becomes Ultra Managed Michael Bell
136
Design QA Revisited
144
Charles Ray Eames
150
Marble Fairbanks
151
Acknowledgments contributors credits
152
Project index
154

two views
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