Servo: Utility From Design

A new academic design group focuses on coaxing more utility out the plain vanilla 'skin' of a building

April 29, 2003, 12:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Four far-flung academics have come together to create servo, a research-design collaborative... Servo coalesced in the mid-'90s at Columbia University, where Gow, Erdman, Ulrika Karlsson and Chris Perry met as graduate students. They shared an intense interest in digital technology and the accelerating cultural blur that called for new approaches to long-standing design issues... Servo's timing has been propitious because exhibition organizers are increasingly interested in exploring new ways of presenting architecture. "The conventional problem for an architect is, how do you engage a gallery space?"

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

Monday, April 28, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times

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