Making Architecture from Architecture
Making Architecture from Architecture is a pursuit with the aim of grasping the width and depth of architecture. If architecture is a way that we organize the world around us, then Making Architecture from Architecture is about evaluating what exists and rearranging that material towards architectural purposes. This is a pursuit that tracks the qualities and traits of architecture.
ANDREW KOVACS is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA Architecture & Urban Design. Kovacs studied architecture at Syracuse University, The Architecture Association in London, and Princeton University. From 2012-2013 Kovacs was the inaugural UCLA Teaching Fellow for which he produced GOODS USED: AN ARCHITECTURAL YARD SALE at Jai and Jai Gallery in Los Angeles. In collaboration with Laurel Broughton in 2014, the pair produced Gallery Attachment / As Builts sponsored by the LA Forum’s John Chase Memorial fund and Storefront for Art and Architecture’s World Wide Storefront program. Gallery Attachment /As Builts was a two part show that was an architectural intervention in a residual space in Los Angeles’ Chinatown composed of the debris of modern civilization. Kovacs’ work on architecture and urbanism has been published widely including Pidgin, Project, Perspecta, Manifest, Metropolis, Clog, Domus, and Fulcrum. Kovacs, is the creator and curator of Archive of Affinities, a website devoted to the collection and display of architectural b-sides. His recent design work includes a proposal for a haute dog park in downtown Los Angeles and the renovation of an airstream trailer into a mobile retail store that travels the Pacific Coast Highway.