Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Cultural Cues is the sixth book that features the work of the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship, an endowed chairmanship to bring young innovators in architectural design to the Yale School of Architecture. This book includes the advanced studio research of Joe Day of Deegan Day Design in NOWplex, Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture in The Broad Redux, and Adib Cúre and Carie Penabad of Cúre & Penabad in Havana.
Housing in the Historic City Center. Sited in Los Angeles and Havana, these studio projects explore contemporary interpretations of the implications of cinema, the museum, and the house taking cues from their complex cultural and urban context. Along with the student work, interviews with the architects about the work of their professional offices, and essays framing the Yale studios are combined with insight into the pedagogical approach of these practitioner-educators. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates have both contributed innovative buildings and urban planning schemes to Chinese cities, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and, most recently, Chongqing.