I started this blog around the time I began to study architecture, as a way to track ideas of whatever scope and complexity, from a sketch to a building. Over time the site has become a chronicle and chronology of my thinking about architecture, from early experiments and speculative proposals to completed projects and buildings currently in progress. It is, inevitably, also a timeline of my professional education: studying with some of the best minds in architecture, working in influential practices, co-founding Bureau V, and eventually starting my own studio, PINCUS A+D.

Bureau V at Pecha Kucha

Peter Zuspan and I will speak at Pecha Kucha The Sound Dimension on November 30. Also presenting are our good friends Mike Skinner of ARUP and Ben Rubin of Ear Studio, as well as other cool people like the band Fiery Furnaces and the writer / culture guru Matt Mason.

New York #10
November 30, 2010 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Shangri La Studio
100 Sutton St. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

From Pecha Kucha:

“The Sound Dimension”
In the early Oughts, the ubiquitous access to three-dimensional visualization technologies liberated designers form the limitations and legacy of two-dimensional representation. Architects feverishly took to these advancements applying them towards spatial applications, and with these tools, critiquing data and reinterpreting form and surface quickly became old-hat exercises in the initial, more free-wheeling schematic design process. These technologies nurtured a significant advancement in building a more multi-layered, responsive, and dynamic approach to visualization.
Not content to stop at 3 dimensions designers are exploring how to integrate in their creative vocabulary and toolset new elements for representation. What elements of inspiration are now begin explored, adopted, integrated? Specifically how is visualization inspired by other dimensions and senses such as sound and in particular music? In what ways can the immateriality of sound influence and translate into the world of physical design?
Pecha Kucha #10 will serve as an exploration of how sound, a seemingly visual abstraction (or distraction), can serve as the foundation to informing, visualizing, or connecting to architectural and graphic space.