73 designers and children designing, learning and building intently together. 3 fantastic Newhouse/ Taliesin Fellows helping facilitate. Fabulous collaboration, support and organizing by Krisann Rehbein, Raul, Jean and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 9 structures in three hours. A ridiculous amount of pine, 4000 zip ties and sandwiches. 1 fantastic Grant Park. And 1 Intuitive Building […]
Well, I can’t honestly say that the Millenium Park portion of that statement is a sure thing but the rest of it is now settled. On the weekend of September 19-20 I will be designing/leading two participatory building/prototyping events for the Chicago Architectural Foundation . I am really pleased that this is going to happen. […]
This is the second year that Public Workshop has developed a unique week-long summer workshop at Taliesin (East) for six high school students from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s excellent Newhouse Program (run by the likewise excellent Krisann Rehbein) and I quite frankly couldn’t be more excited by the results. Frankly, we (the students, Krisann, the […]
When I volunteered to post a blog that sums up this year’s trip to Taliesin, I didn’t realize it will be this difficult. It’s hard enough to accept that the best week of this summer is over, I have never been disappointed to be in Chicago until now.
Skyscrapers have replaced the hills. Endless businesses have replaced the prairies. The sirens and noisy cars have replaced the birds and crickets. There are no stars under this sky, and the breeze here isn’t sweet.
The Man Of The House On Thursday July 3, 2009 we had a very special visitor. Dean Arnold, the man responsible for making it possible for the six of us to visit an amazing architecture school and legacy of FLW, Taliesin. Mr. Arnold is the civil engineer of the firm W.E. O’ Neil based in […]
The Building Begins Today was actually a very especial day because it started off so different than the other days. We all had to wake up early in the morning, to get ready to start building. We were each separated into groups of three. One group was assigned to build a place to sit and […]
“Frank Lloyd Wright was a very persuasive man.” That really interested me when Sidney Robinson said that. The tour of Taliesin and the history of Frank Lloyd Wright really intrigued me. The house was so intricately decorated and had a lot of valuable artifacts. All the history that I learned about F.L.W. made me understand […]
Wednesday July 1, 2009. Rolling down hills, laughing until our stomachs hurt and 2 design projects. What a way to start this month! I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures. [I’ll just steal Brenda’s] The 6 of us split into groups of 3 the day before and we decided to keep […]
Taliesin in its self is an amazing experience. Once the minor aches such as bugs and heat are over with, enjoyment really settles in. Walking and nature hiking is a must to get around the campus. Those of us who believe they’re not much walkers, you’ll be surprised. The picture you see at the head […]
In the dim alley of CAF (Chicago Architecture Foundation) the instructors Alex and Krisann meet the five out of the six Newhouse Scholars: Tamanna, Brenda, Sharika, Salman and myself Aldair. The sixth Newhouse Scholar, Andrea was soon picked up after and thus began our adventure to Madison, Wisconsin and Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture […]