School of Architecture Lecture Series: Phu Hoang

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Pho Hoang

Collective Weathers

The crisis of climate change is not simply an environmental project; it is also a socio-cultural project that requires all of the resources of cross-disciplinary design thinking. Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, co-directors of MODU, argue that the undeniable truth of climate change can learn from weather itself—requiring design strategies that are varied, differentiated, mediated, and adaptive. Social collectivity in thermally active spaces is at the core of MODU’s work.

About MODU

Based in New York City, MODU is a cross-disciplinary design practice that connects people to the environment. The relationship between architecture, society and the environment is at the core of their practice. The practice’s co-directors, Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, were the 2017 Founders Rome Prize Fellows in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. MODU has been recognized with other design awards, including the AIA New Practices New York award (2016) and the Architectural League Prize (2009). They have won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (2017), New York State Council on the Arts (2012) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2013) as well as design competitions organized by Design Museum Holon (2014), Beijing Architecture Biennial (2013) and Art Basel Miami Beach (2010).

Friday, September 29, 2017


Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

Architecture East Building

College of Design

245 4th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30332


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