Asset Architecture 2

AA2_teaser_01Asset Architecture 2 has finally been published. Edited by Ali Rahim and myself, it documents the design research of last year’s MSD AAD students at PennDesign, who investigated the typology of the pencil tower in Manhattan in order to take on the contemporary capitalist notion of architecture as an asset and the zombie towers and ghost towns that have been arising in its wake. The book also includes texts by Evan Douglis, Ali Rahim, Christopher Hight, Ferda Kolatan, Matthew Soules and myself.

Thanks to Ryosuke Imaeda for his heroic work to perfect content and layout of this book!

Asset Architecture 2
University of Pensylvania School of Design Department of Architecture MSD-AAD
Ali Rahim and Robert Neumayr (eds.)
ISBN 978-1-5323-1714-9

Studio instructors: Ali Rahim, Ferda Kolatan, Nate Hume, Robert Neumayr

Cover image: The Hive. Yifeng Zhao, Nadeel Ayed Mohammad, Chengda Zhu.