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MARCH 2013

LECTURES: 2013.03.08

David Freeland: Organized Resilience

Faculty Talk
Friday, March 8, 1pm
Room 160

Moderated by Dora Epstein-Jones

Patterns in architecture slip between the specificity of drawing, abstraction of the diagram, and corporeality of building. Deployed at a variety of scales and mediums, FreelandBuck uses pattern to create organizational coherence while exploring spatial and perceptual variability. The work on commercial interiors and speculative installations is enabled by the tectonic specificity of pattern, transitioning between the digital space of software and physical material. At the scale of houses and larger institutional buildings, the office designs networked spaces that are distinctly articulated but intricately nested with their neighbors as coherent collectives. At the scale of the city patterns enable strategic reconfiguration of infrastructure, developing natural and urban systems supple enough to insinuate themselves into the existing geometry of the city.

David Freeland │ FreedlandBuck │ New York/Los Angeles

David Freeland is a principal at FreelandBuck in Los Angeles and design faculty at Southern California Institute of Architecture. From 2008-2012 he taught at Woodbury University where he was instrumental in establishing the FabLab and teaching digital fabrication curriculum. Established in 2009 with Brennan Buck, FreelandBuck was recognized last year as an Emerging Architecture Practice by the Los Angeles AIA. Prior to FreelandBuck, David worked in Los Angeles and New York at offices including Michael Maltzan Architecture and Peter Eisenman Architects.

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