The architect, who was head of Princeton University School of Architecture until his forced departure, is claiming damages and legal costs against his former employer on four counts. The lawsuit relates to a series of events in that culminated in Zaera-Polo's departure from the School of Architecture at Princeton in October that year. Zaera-Polo was born in Madrid in As noted in the Rules and Procedures of the Faculty, the 'University is committed to high scholarly standards in the substance of research and to high ethical standards in the conduct of research' and to the fair and unbiased adjudication of all misconduct complaints. The University will defend its position in court, and looks forward to the successful resolution of these claims. Dezeen Weekly is a curated newsletter that is sent every Thursday, containing highlights from Dezeen.

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First rising to prominence in the s with his writings for publications such as El Croquis, Zaera-Polo has had a prolific career in both the academic and professional realms of architecture. Considering how the current architectural landscape consists of several different approaches, attitudes and political stances, how would you map them without being too reductive? But what, exactly, does that architectural landscape look like? They invited practices to respond to their categorization in order to unveil the complex interdependencies and self-image of these political stances.

For the first time, here ArchDaily publishes the results of that exercise. With the Venice Biennale opening this week, it seems oddly appropriate that a dispute originating in the Biennale is finally hitting the courts. On Tuesday evening, a New Jersey court document was anonymously leaked to ArchDaily and a variety of other architecture publications. In the documents leaked Tuesday, Zaera-Polo criticizes the actions taken by Princeton both before and since his resignation, arguing that they have damaged his reputation.

The story will undoubtedly receive a lot of attention, given that it involves a controversial dispute between an internationally renowned architect and a university with an international stature. As the first month of draws to a close, we decided to tap into our network and ask an esteemed group of architects, critics, theorists and educators to tell us what they are looking forward to this year in architecture.

The world of architecture is small. So small in fact, that Rem Koolhaas has been credited with the creation of over forty practices worldwide, led by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels.

The phenomenon has dominated the world of architecture, assisted by the prevalence and increasing necessity of internships for burgeoning architects. In a recent article for Curbed , Patrick Sisson dug into the storied history of internships to uncover some unexpected connections between the world's most prolific architects.

With the help of Sisson's list, we've compiled a record of the humble beginnings of the household names of architecture. Where did Frank Gehry get his start? Find out after the break. Read Koolhaas' email, Zaera-Polo's clarification statement and a response from Princeton in full, after the break. Zaera-Polo was appointed to the position in having been a visiting lecturer at the school since , but stepped down in order to devote more time to his research and professional activities.

He will continue to serve as a professor at the school, and his predecessor Stan Allen will take up the role of Acting Dean until a permanent replacement is found.

From September 29th to December 8th, the exhibition dedicated to the work of Toni Cumella will be open. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. About Contact Submit Advertise. Change country. Log out. October 17, Birmingham New Street Station. November 06, December 16, The full political compass diagram Version 0.

May 26, January 18, What are you looking forward to in architecture this year? July 09, March 16, Elements of Architecture. June 13, The admission is free. More information and the complete program after the break.


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He is the former dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University for two years [1] and a prolific theorist, widely published in different professional media. The "Foreign" in the company's name referred to the principal's' heritage, with Zaera—Polo hailing from Spain and Moussavi from Iran. He favors a pragmatic approach, embracing technical rigor in a search towards a complex and organic architecture which unfolds through a broad variety of locations and typologies. Alejandro Zaera-Polo has maintained in parallel an academic career. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spanish architect.


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