City as Playground and “Client” Statistics

I found some statistics on kindergarteners as a whole and some curriculum information/standards on kindergartens in New York specifically. Kindergartener’s are our clients in a way so I thought it could be useful, maybe not useful right now, but probably will be later on in the semester. Also a short essay on Aldo van Eyck’s […]

CIAM 9: Urban Re-identification Grid

At CIAM’s ninth conference in Aix-en-Provence in 1953, young architects turned to children playing in urban streets and their unconventional–but at the same time very real–interaction with architecture. Architects Peter and Alison Smithson were critical of their play as they¬†“were searching for a new, architectural equivalent to the intuitive, spatial connections they saw in the […]