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ARCH-805 Design Studio 5:Vertical Option ARCH-901 Fall Design Studio for MS Arch ARCH-716A Theory and Practice of Architectural Representation UD-902 Design Studio UD Culmination Project
David Ruy is an architect, theorist, and co-director of Ruy Klein, an experimental design office in New York City. The work of Ruy Klein has been widely published and exhibited, and is recognized as one of the most respected speculative practices in architecture today. Ruy’s work and research examines contemporary design problems at the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology.Ruy is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at the Pratt Institute, where he is also the director of The Network for Emerging Architectural Research (NEAR).Ruy received his Master of Architexture degree from Columbia University and his BA degree from St. John’s College where he studied philosophy and mathematics.
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Pratt Faculty member, David Ruy, will lecture at University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture this Wednesday, Novermber 9. He will speak about the longer view of computation.
The Universe. Whether the interest is biological, sociological, or just plain formal, computation has been referred to more than once recently as a new promethean fire that will bring us unprecedented powers. No longer are we to live in a world of shadows now that we have a toolbox for manipulating what were once unknowable forces. You know of the recent exuberance when it comes to things like scripting and parametrics, for example, but aren’t the implications further reaching than a new compositional technique? If it is true that nature’s secrets are now being disclosed through the doorway of computation, is it time now to ask about creativity and imagination. You may be surprised-this time, it is not the romantic’s version of the question. In other words, it is not about our imagination, but of nature’s. In our time, what are we to make of the human being’s creativity? Of nature’s creativity? Is it still necessary to even distinguish? Do we really need to use the word ‘nature’ anymore?
GAUD Faculty members, Maria Aiolova, Mitchell Joachim, Lydia Kallipoliti, Karel Klein, Sanford Kwinter, Chris Perry, Jesse Reiser, David Ruy, and Nanako Umemoto participate in NYU’s GLOBAL (Global Local Open Border Architecture + Landscape Design) Design lecture series and exhibition entitlted, Elsewhere Envisioned.The lecture series and exhibion will take place May 25 + 26 through June 10, 2011. Panel discussions will bring together world-renowned urbanists, historians and theorists. A full list of participants can be viewed here.
GAUD faculty members David Ruy, Karel Klein, and their office, Ruy Klein, have had follow-up press in regards to their 2011 Emerging Voices award win, sponsored by The Architectural League of New York. The articles can be found here and here.