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François Roche
C-Lab's Jeffrey Inaba and Benedict Clouette interviewed architect François Roche of R&Sie for Volume 10. Watch a video of the interview and check out the complete text in Volume.



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25 March 2008
C-Lab's Jeffrey Inaba and Jesse Seegers recently interviewed robotics engineer, artist, and Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg for an upcoming issue of Volume on the theme of "Content Management." C-Lab is currently researching philanthropy, so we were very interested to hear about Goldberg's "Donation Dashboard" project, a online filtering program that recommends philanthropic causes suited to your preferences.
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21 February 2008
Jeffrey Inaba's Spring 2008 GSAPP Master of Architecture studio is preparing a master plan proposal for the 20km x 20km Saemangeum site in South Korea to explore the potential of large-scale infrastructure projects to serve as a catalyst for the national economy. The study involves studios from 7 invited schools, Columbia University, Yonsei University, Berlage Institute, MIT, London Metropolitan University, European University Madrid, and Tokyo Institute of Technology and is sponsored by the Urban Design Institute of Korea. The study was feautred on the front page of the Jeolla Ilbo newspaper on 1 February, 2008.
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21 February 2008
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reviewed INABA/C-Lab's Donor Hall in their January 10, 2008 issue.
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15 February 2008
View pictures from the Volume 13 and Donor Hall launch discussion, hosted by the New Museum.

8 February 2008
Thanks to the New Museum for hosting a discussion and launch party last night for Volume 13 and INABA/C-Lab's Donor Hall project. Pictures from the event will be posted soon.

6 February 2008
C-Lab has completed an installation, titled Trash, for the exhibition 'World's Away: New Suburban Landscapes' at the Walker Art Center, opening February 16, 2008.
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1 December 2007
C-Lab has collaborated with INABA on a graphic environment for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, which opens December 1, 2007.
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20 November 2007
C-Lab is now accepting applications for internships at its New York office for fall 2007. Interns will be working on Volume Magazine and other C-Lab projects.
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19 October 2007
C-Lab has finished editing Volume 13, on Ambition. The issue features interviews with Momoyo Kaijima, Bjarke Ingels, Charles Jencks, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Elizabeth Diller, Vincent Gallo, Thom Mayne, Kevin Roche, Philip Johnson, Shohei Shigematsu and Mohsen Mostafavi. There are photos by Todd Eberle, Danielle Levitt, and Doug Aitken and writings by Francesco Bonami, Mark Wigley, Sylvia Lavin, Keller Easterling, and Yehuda Safran, as well as a special 'Alibi' travel guide to Kazakhstan. Watch for the issue on sale in November.
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12 October 2007
C-Lab and Jeffrey Inaba have authored a piece for Urban China on Flushing, Queens and Chinese suburbanism in America. Watch for it soon.

19 September 2007
C-Lab and Volume Magazine sponsored a guest lecture by Michael Hardt (author of Empire and Multitude) at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Images from the lecture will be posted soon.

21 May 2007
C-Lab will be editing Volume 13, on Ambition. 'Instead of dreaming of this kind of stardom as a career goal, architects can seize the current moment when the discipline enjoys heightened interest to embrace other, greater ambitions.'
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2 April 2007
Jeffrey Inaba will give a talk, entitled "Learning From Astana," about urban planning in Kazakhstan at the Canadian Centre for Architecture Thursday 19 April. Strong leadership, the discovery of oil fields, "rush to market" high-end construction, low population, large land area, and weather combine to make Kazakhstan's new capital a lesson in 21st century nation building. Columbia GSAPP's Kazstravaganza Advanced Design Studio will produce a feature on Kazakh urbanism for issue 13 of Volume.

23 March 2007
C-Lab sponsored a lecture by artist/inventor Natalie Jeremijenko at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Watch for work from her to be featured in the upcoming Volume 13.

14 February 2007
C-Lab is in the process of editing the video interviews from Volume 10. For now, check out Francois Roche and Peter Cook in the 'broadcasts' section.

10 January 2007
C-Lab recently finished editing Volume 10: Agitation!
The issue features C-Lab's interviews with Peter Cook, François Roche, Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Rene Daalder, Philippe Parreno, and Cesar Millan, as well as essays by Mark Wigley, Reinhold Martin, David Turnbull, Arakawa + Gins, and much more.
Watch for the issue in late January.

16 October 2006
Jeffrey Inaba presented the project of Volume and C-Lab at 'Discrimination: A discussion on architectural judgment', a debate at GSAPP convened by Cynthia Davidson (Log) about the current state of architectural periodicals. The other participants included Michael Kubo (Verb), Reinhold Martin (Grey Room), and Ashley Schafer (Praxis).

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C-Lab, the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting, is an experimental research unit devoted to the development of new forms of communication in architecture, set up as a semi-autonomous think and action tank at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.

Since 2005, C-Lab has collaborated with Archis and AMO on Volume, an independent bimonthly for architecture to go beyond itself. The first issue edited exclusively by C-Lab, Volume 10: Agitation!, was released in January 2007.

C-Lab is directed by Jeffrey Inaba, with Benedict Clouette, Jesse Seegers, Kiki Blazevski, Elizabeth Knotts, Matthew Clarke, and Andrew Shimomura.

"Kazakhstan All
Over Again"
for Domus

for the Walker
Arts Center

Donor Hall
for the New Museum
for Urban China
"Hedged Ambition"
for Volume 13
"Richard Prince"
for Volume 13

"Richard Holbrooke, Architect"
for Volume 13

Conversation with
Ben Katz
for Volume 13

"Viva Los Latino Americanos!"
for Volume 7

"Big Leaks"
for Volume 4



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First Issue Doing (Almost) Nothing Broadcasting Architecture Breakthrough Architecture of Power, Part 1
Architecture of Power, Part 2 Architecture of Power, Part 3 Ubiquitous China Suburbia After the Crash Agitation!
Cities Unbuilt Al Manakh Ambition

C-Lab Interview:
Hernan Diaz-Alonso
C-Lab Interview:
Peter Cook
C-Lab Interview:
Francois Roche
C-Lab Presents:
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Volume 13: Ambition
Our field, and perhaps every field, is defined by ambition. To know ourselves we have to know ambition. But ambition is far from simple. It is never straightforward, never the singular drive it appears to be. Rather, it is a set of interacting forces in which often the means are mistaken for ends. This issue of Volume on Ambition offers a preliminary map of what has become a landscape of misguided purpose.

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Current Publication
Volume 13: Ambition
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