University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Art and Architecture Building, Location: Knoxville TN, Architect: Bruce McCarty

Visiting Critic, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bradley Walters served as an Invited Visiting Critic at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the Fall 2014 reviews. Walters, Bradley. 2014. “Final Undergraduate and Graduate Studio Reviews.” School of Architecture, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. ARCH

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Art and Architecture Building, Location: Knoxville TN, Architect: Bruce McCarty

Visiting Critic, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bradley Walters served as an Invited Visiting Critic at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the Fall 2014 reviews. Walters, Bradley. 2014. “Final Undergraduate and Graduate Studio Reviews.” School of Architecture, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. ARCH

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The End of Innocence

“Ralph looked through him. Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life. Ralph’s lips parted in a delighted smile and Piggy, taking this smile to himself as a mark of recognition, laughed with

P1090271_v2

The End of Innocence

“Ralph looked through him. Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life. Ralph’s lips parted in a delighted smile and Piggy, taking this smile to himself as a mark of recognition, laughed with

Layered transformations: interventions + site dialogue. The drawing functions as a site of exploration and invention. Image: Melissa Andrea Cortes, The Ritual of Contemplation: Shifting Landscapes (Gainesville: University of Florida, 2014), 7:05. Spring 2014 Masters Research Project. Faculty chair: Martin Gundersen; Co-chair: Bradley Walters.

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Layered transformations: interventions + site dialogue. The drawing functions as a site of exploration and invention. Image: Melissa Andrea Cortes, The Ritual of Contemplation: Shifting Landscapes (Gainesville: University of Florida, 2014), 7:05. Spring 2014 Masters Research Project. Faculty chair: Martin Gundersen; Co-chair: Bradley Walters.

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Disciplining. Associate Professor Martin Gundersen during studio reviews of work in progress. Architectural Design Four, Spring 2014. Photo: Mark McGlothlin.

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Disciplining. Associate Professor Martin Gundersen during studio reviews of work in progress. Architectural Design Four, Spring 2014. Photo: Mark McGlothlin.

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Project Re:Focus, Solar Decathlon 2010, Madrid Spain. Photo by Clay Anderson.

Ends and Means: Inquires Into the Role of the Solar Decathlon in Architectural Education

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Architectural education

Project Re:Focus, Solar Decathlon 2010, Madrid Spain. Photo by Clay Anderson.

Ends and Means: Inquires Into the Role of the Solar Decathlon in Architectural Education

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Architectural education

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On Tightness and Looseness

Unique amongst sustainable building programs, the Passive House Building Energy standard is both a building energy performance standard and a set of design and construction principles used to achieve that standard.  Buildings that meet this standard use 80 percent less

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On Tightness and Looseness

Unique amongst sustainable building programs, the Passive House Building Energy standard is both a building energy performance standard and a set of design and construction principles used to achieve that standard.  Buildings that meet this standard use 80 percent less

Discontinuities and Transitional Territories, Charleston SC.  Student work by Corina Ocanto prepared for Architectural Design 6, ARC 3321, Spring 2013. Instructor: Bradley Walters.

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Discontinuities and Transitional Territories, Charleston SC.  Student work by Corina Ocanto prepared for Architectural Design 6, ARC 3321, Spring 2013. Instructor: Bradley Walters.

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena