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Roser Gray data-powered installation on display in downtown New Orleans

VectorFlow, a site-specific installation by Tulane School of Architecture Professor of Practice Cordula Roser Gray, is on display in Duncan Plaza in downtown New Orleans this summer. The project was supported by a Tulane University Lavin-Bernick faculty grant, as well as the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

VectorFlow is designed to redefine a new public node in the plaza and offer an attraction point within the open space of the park. Five canopies aggregated to create a cluster within the larger field are coded in red to attract citizens and visitors to make the intervention visible and recognizable from different points of arrival to the park. Etched metal surfaces inscribed within the circular canopies provide shade and light effects during the day. At night, lights are activated to dematerialize and transform the canopies into responsive nodes able to render the flow of occupation of the plaza throughout the day.

The intervention acts as a system able to constantly trigger and monitor the flow of pedestrians through the park at varying times of the day. A sensor-based system receives data input from pedestrian passing by or people inhabiting the space. Data triggered by motion sensors are translated into dynamic LED light display which in return through intensity, color, movement and information display influences how citizens occupy and interact with the park. Through this citizens are offered the opportunity for engagement, interaction and activation while being exposed to underlying urban life-defining systems that in return can initiate desire for change while enabling space to be dynamic. The contextual changes rendered by the lighting strategy become an active, real-time transformation to the physical space while offering a permanent public node for meeting and gathering.

View a video demo of the light effects, project renderings, and site plans here.

Professor Cordula Roser Gray publishes essay on social resilience

Architecture and Resilience. Essay by Cordular Roser Gray, Tulane School of Architecture

Professor of Practice Cordula Roser Gray’s new essay on social resilience, titled "Learning from New Orleans: Social Resilience for Urban Ecosystems" and coauthored with Marcella Del Signore, is featured in the new Routledge publication Architecture and Resilience - Interdisciplinary Dialogues

This volume takes resilience as a transformative concept to ask where and what architecture might contribute. Bringing together cross-disciplinary perspectives from architecture, urban design, art, geography, building science and psychoanalysis, it aims to open up multiple perspectives of research, spatial strategies and projects that are testing how we can build local resilience in preparation for major societal challenges, defining the position of architecture in urban resilience discourse.

To read more about the essay click here.

Cordula Roser Gray participates in group "Data & Matter" exhibit at Venice Biennale 2018

“DATAField,” a project by Professor of Practice Cordula Roser Gray, AIA and Marcella Del Signore, is currently on display at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale as part the “Data & Matter” exhibition. The collection showcases work from leading international designers that transforms data into spatial and experiential configurations.

“DATAField” is an installation drawing New Orleans community members to engage with water-related issues through a 3-D visualization of the city's water management network.

Watch a video introducing the exhibit participants here.

Cordula Roser Gray appointed Taylor Center Social Entrepreneurship Professor

Tulane School of Architecture Professor of Practice Cordula Roser Gray, AIA was recently appointed the Beers Professorship II in Social Entrepreneurship and Cole Fellow with the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

Taylor Center social entrepreneurship professors represent a range of academic disciplines and support university-wide, interdisciplinary endeavors in social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

In this new role, Roser Gray plans to identify opportunities to connect academia with entrepreneurship and develop interdisciplinary concepts for urban place-making through citizen-focused prototyping and master planning.

More information on the appointment can be found here.

Cordula Roser Gray's recent project, Dominican Street Renovation, featured in New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles

This renovation of a mid-century modern house in the Black Perl neighborhood included the demolition of most of the interior while salvaging and reusing existing materials where possible, reworking the façade and reconceiving the layout of several areas in order to improve the flow of the space as well as renewing electrical and plumbing and replacing light fixtures. The façade of the house was enhanced with larger second story windows and fiber cement paneling functioning as a rain screen while channeling the spacing and rhythm of the original.  Full Article

Image by Sara Essex Bradley

Professors of Practice Cordula Roser Gray and Marcella del Signore complete the design for Bar Frances

Professors of Practice Cordula Roser Gray and Marcella del Signore complete the design for Bar Frances, an upscale contemporary wine bar and restaurant on Freret Street, which opened Memorial Day weekend. Full Article Here

Advocate Staff photo Ian McNulty

 

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published :” Learning from New Orleans: The construction of Resilient Strategies for Urban Ecosystems

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published :” Learning from New Orleans: The construction of Resilient Strategies for Urban Ecosystems” in  ‘Sentieri Urbani’ Journal, National Institute of Urban Design, Trentino, Italy.

www.sentieri-urbani.eu

Full Article HERE

Professors of Practice Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray published ‘CODED SPACE

‘CODED SPACE’ – a project for the revitalization of the infrastructural system of the I-10 in New Orleans - in  R.E.D.S. Resilient Ecological Design Strategies Monograph.

The publication was presented at the R.E.D.S 2Alps Symposium in Trento and Bozen (Italy) in January 2016. 

https://redstheory.wordpress.com/
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