Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th ) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of London, Zurich, and. The latest news and projects from Spanish architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo, former dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture. Alejandro Zaera-Polo has filed a lawsuit against Princeton University for libel, after he was asked to step down as head of its architecture.
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Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. What was more of a change was deciding to leave Europe and settle in the United States.
He was the dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University through September ;  he was asked to step down as head of its architecture school over allegations of plagiarism and claims he has taken legal action against his dismissal. So I became interested again in technology and in the problems of the practice of architecture.
Can you talk more about architectural research? This is a difficult thing to answer in a short format because my theoretical and practical interests have grown and expanded since I was a student writing for El Croquis. This is a cultural phenomenon. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders.
April Learn how and when to remove this template message. His own Scientific Autobiography charts, as a transcontinental, psycho-geographical drift, a gravitation through some of the most stimulating alejandri milieus over the last quarter of a century.
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The reasons for that are various, some of oolo are more related to personal life—my office, Foreign Office Architects, split up last year—and also the market collapsed; so it looked like a good opportunity to do something else, live somewhere else, and devote a little more time to zeara. He has published extensively as a critic in professional magazines worldwide.
He has also been an advisor to several urban design and development committees, such as the Municipal Quality Commission for Architecture of the City of Barcelona.
Except for a period of about three years between my retirement at the Berlage Institute and when I started to teach here at Princeton. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam for four years, and the holder of the Berlage Chair at Delft University for 6 years.
I believe that these issues alejandfo really the beauty of institutions like Princeton, with a global reach and very well consolidated intellectual infrastructure poli we can hope to develop with neighboring disciplines within the university.
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Foster Visiting Professorship at Yale. In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro Zaera-Polo has developed a substantial role within academia. So, for example, I used to know how to calculate the structure of an story-high building and size it for rebar. Zaera-Polo has also had an extensive involvement in education at an international level since If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations.
February 12 — May 1 It is also deeply influenced zaerx the readings of Deleuze and Guattari and complexity theoryconnecting him to the discourse practiced in America by authors such as Jeffrey KipnisSanford Kwinter and Greg Lynnand by the reading of neomarxist authors, such as Manuel CastellsDavid Harvey and Henri Alejandfowhich left a strong political bias to his approach to architectural theory. The other area where I see opportunities is computation and digital fabrication.
Not only with current construction standards, but exploring technologies that are not yet part of the building industry, for example the exponential growth of digital fabrication. Then I started to derive ;olo from that; questions about globalization, about contemporary culture, environmental problems, and also opportunities that may zaega from the engagement with the world of social media.
Earlier in your career you started to write for El Croquisbut since then have shifted your academic interests towards theorizing opportunities in design practice.