$240Curious-on-Hudson, Dobbs FerryE-mail Us
February 07, 2017
8 Tues sessions 4:00-5:30 PM
8 weekly sessions, February 7 - April 4
Middle school students (grade 5 and up or younger students with a strong interest in this subject)
Scholarships available. Please inquire using email link at the top of this listing.
Students will a penchant for design and building will be excited to learn about this unique opportunity to study architecture under a very special instructor at Curious-on-Hudson. This class provides a serious study of indigenous architecture and how it evolved into organic architecture, a term coined by Frank Lloyd Wright. In this unique class, students will also have the opportunity to learn Sketchup, the 3D modeling application. This class is suited to students with an interest in this subject and some basic keyboarding skills. It is most suitable for middle school students or slightly younger students with a passion for this subject.
The class will review examples of Indigenous architecture, a typical yurt , Arcosanti (architectural experiment/ prototypical city in Arizona), pueblos, Chichen Itza, an Inuit shelter (etc.) and ultimately how those influences lead to Frank Lloyd Wright and his coined phrase: Organic Architecture. The class will review Wright's famous school and studio in Arizona called Talliasent West.
We will then work as a group to select a climate and location, i.e., tundra, desert, ocean, cliffs, rainforest, etc and as a group, plan a master the layout of a small village. We will then model our own small village to scale with appropriate materials, reflecting the locale.
Taught by Leah Ervi
Leah Ervi was raised in the Park Slope New York and was educated in England and New York. She then studied under the late Italian Architect, Paolo Soleri at the progressive Arcosanti School, in Mayer Arizona, where she developed a great love of design and architecture within nature. After receiving her Master's degree from Pratt Institute, she practiced Interior Architecture under award winning New York firms; such as Rockwell Group, Grid 2, EKDNY Architecture, and most recently Meyer Davis Studios, Inc. She worked as lead designer while project managing retail, hospitality, and high-end residential projects throughout the New York City metro area and beyond. Having the honor to lead design and construction administer (CA) such New York restaurants as Bar Blanc, Ten Downing, and Boqueria.