Optical vibration | Michael Young | TEDxNYIT

Tectonics is not the exposure of a medium’s constructive elements, it is instead the transformation and mutation of these elements toward the production of alternate aesthetic effects. The drawings/paintings shown in this presentation are built out of the vectors that operate behind all digital modeling software. The aesthetics produced are the painterly effects of motion in depth, intensity of luminosity, and the vibration of optical attention.

Michael Young is an architect and an educator practicing in New York City. He is a founding partner of the architecture and urban design studio Young & Ayata, recipients in 2014 of the Architectural League’s Prize for Young Architects. Young is also an assistant professor at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, where he has taught design in the third- and second year undergraduate studios as well as graduate seminars on a range of topics. Additionally, he is currently a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Previously, he taught at the Yale School of Architecture and Columbia GSAPP. He has also been a visiting professor at Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2007; the Crete Technical University in 2010; the GSAPP Studio X summer workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011; the Possible Mediums Conference and Workshop at Ohio State University in 2013; and the University of Innsbruck, Austria in 2014. Young received his master’s degree in architecture from Princeton University, where he was the recipient of the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. He received his bachelor of architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, including studies at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium and the CVUT in Prague.

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