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Emerging Voices Lecture Series: dlandstudio & MASS Design Group

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Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the second in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique paths in architecture, the eight firms will be presenting lectures on their personal philosophies each Thursday this month. Last week’s lecture featured Susannah Drake of dlandstudio and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group. With their research driven ideologies emphasizing results on learned processes and long-term solutions, architect Adam Yarinsky of ARO, introduced the firms and proclaimed their “potential to influence the future.”
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  Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group at last Thursday's lecture. Photo credit: The Architectural League
    Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group at last Thursday's lecture. Photo credit: The Architectural League
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  Susannah Drake of dlandstudio presents at the Scholastic Auditorium last Thursday. Image courtesy of The Architectural League.
    Susannah Drake of dlandstudio presents at the Scholastic Auditorium last Thursday. Image courtesy of The Architectural League.
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  A rendering of dlandstudio’s Hold System at work. Image provided by dlandstudio.
    A rendering of dlandstudio’s Hold System at work. Image provided by dlandstudio.
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  Dlandstudio’s Sponge Park would bring greenery and people to a contaminated area while simultaneously contributing to its recovery. Image provided by dlandstudio.
    Dlandstudio’s Sponge Park would bring greenery and people to a contaminated area while simultaneously contributing to its recovery. Image provided by dlandstudio.
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  This diagram shows the many agencies with jurisdiction over the proposed Sponge Park area. Image provided by dlandstudio.
    This diagram shows the many agencies with jurisdiction over the proposed Sponge Park area. Image provided by dlandstudio.
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  Dlandstudio and ARO advocate a soft coastline filled with barrier islands and wetlands. Walkways would allow for additional green space for city-dwellers. Image provided by dlandstudio and ARO.
    Dlandstudio and ARO advocate a soft coastline filled with barrier islands and wetlands. Walkways would allow for additional green space for city-dwellers. Image provided by dlandstudio and ARO.
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  Rethinking the ecological infrastructure of the city’s harbor, this image depicts dlandstudio’s “vision of the city for the future.” Image provided by dlandstudio and ARO.
    Rethinking the ecological infrastructure of the city’s harbor, this image depicts dlandstudio’s “vision of the city for the future.” Image provided by dlandstudio and ARO.
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  Mass Design Group employed open-air passages and clerestory windows to promote the circulation of fresh air and elimination of airborne contamination. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
    Mass Design Group employed open-air passages and clerestory windows to promote the circulation of fresh air and elimination of airborne contamination. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
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  Local labor seen at work on the Bhutaro Hospital. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
    Local labor seen at work on the Bhutaro Hospital. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
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  Murphy revealed that the masons had become so adept at their handiwork upon completing the fourth wall of the hospital’s façade, they wanted to redo their earlier work. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
    Murphy revealed that the masons had become so adept at their handiwork upon completing the fourth wall of the hospital’s façade, they wanted to redo their earlier work. Photo provided by MASS Design Group.
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  A rendering of the Gheskio Cholera Treatment Center, scheduled for completion this June. Image provided by MASS Design Group.
    A rendering of the Gheskio Cholera Treatment Center, scheduled for completion this June. Image provided by MASS Design Group.

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