Ivi Diamantopoulou

MArch II, Princeton University School of Architecture (Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for excellence in design; Stanley J Seeger fellow). BArch/MArch, Patras School of Architecture, Greece. New York-based designer and educator; co-principal of award-winning firm, New Affiliates (new-affiliates.us). Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennial, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Onassis Cultural Center, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and various small galleries internationally. As a designer, she has collaborated with art and architecture institutions, including the Jewish Museum of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Shed, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Her design work and writings have appeared in various periodicals in the United States, Europe, and Asia including, Metropolis magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, Dwell, and Domus. SLC, 2018–

Undergraduate Courses 2018-2019

Visual and Studio Arts

Architectural Design Studio: Animating Fragments —From Waste Streams to the Public Realm

Open , Seminar—Spring

This one-semester studio will provide an introduction to design in the built environment—from objects to buildings to public spaces—through the lens of reuse. In this vibrant time of architecture production in New York City, the byproducts of high-end construction are piling up. We will investigate this waste, including discarded materials and full-scale mockups, to understand how we might give it new life. Simultaneously, we will explore the city’s proliferating network of open and accessible green spaces in order to imagine new kinds of symbiotic relationships between the two through the design of accessory structures that tap into these waste streams. Students will begin the semester researching the production of urban developments and open-air public spaces in New York City, which will establish the base material for individual design projects. From there, we will outline a basic design methodology, combining building technology with community needs and investigations into typology, form, and program. In all areas of design, students are encouraged to think through critical, precise, and irreverent acts of reuse as a means through which to propose new and possible futures for the worlds around them.

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Architectural Design Studio: Collecting, Combining, Collaging Architecture—and Other Acts of Radical Reuse

Open , Seminar—Fall

This one-semester studio will provide an introduction to design in the built environment—from objects to spaces, buildings, and campuses—through the lens of reuse. At a time of both unprecedented clutter and increasing scarcity, we will take on design as an act of negotiation between what is found, what is available, and what is imagined. In other words, we will make architecture from the architecture that surrounds us: harness its materials, reimagine its form, and consider its use. Students will begin the semester doing field research on local spaces and spatial conditions, working through fundamental issues of scale and representation to establish the base material for individual design projects. From there, we will outline a basic design methodology, combining material research with investigations into form, organization, and program. In all areas of design, students are encouraged to think through critical, precise, and irreverent acts of reuse as a means through which to propose new and possible futures for the worlds around them. Experience with drawing, modeling, and other analog or digital design media is helpful but not required.

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