ALEC ROVENSKY

FEATURED
   
    JPA In Ukraine︎

ARCHITECTURE

    Terra Dispositions︎︎︎
    Conservatory
    Le Murate
    Zeebrugge Sea Terminal︎
    Water Facility
    Water Damage︎
    Makoko Floating School︎
    Types & Rites︎︎

︎PUBLICATION
︎RESEARCH
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EXHIBITION

    Dissimulating Matter︎ ︎
    Navajo Water Project︎︎
    Art Auction︎
    Migration Museum︎
    What is Home? Workshop︎
    Climates of Resistance︎︎
    Remembrance︎ ︎
    Spazio︎

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MEDIA

    Geology︎
    Posit︎
    Slipcasting︎

    Built︎
    Freshwater︎
    Saltwater︎
    Videos︎

︎CERAMIC
︎PHOTOGRAPHY
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Alec is the Residency Director at the Institute for Public Architecture, overseeing a new residency program at the Block House on Governors Island. He has worked at Jenny Peysin Architecture, the Port Authority and is part of the next-gen council at Madame Architect. He holds a B.Arch Degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.


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WP / 2020
From Undergraduate Comprehensive Studio  with Maria Gutierrez

            Willis Carrier’s invention of the modern air conditioner at the turn of the 20th century was a turning point for enclosure. Spatial organization was completely reconsidered in light of the new technology which provided climactic consistency throughout the year. The environment and limitations in enclosure efficiency were no longer obstacles to thermal comfort. As a result, much modern construction became thermally inefficient. With the rise of energy-guzzling buildings, and the reliance on dirty energy sources, the environment begins to suffer.
            Syracuse has particularly suffered long-term environmental degradation due to the heavy industrial presence of corporations such as Carrier, Honeywell and others. The proposal is a response to this narrative. As a memorial to the death of the environment, the museum functions as a physical monument to the efforts of conserving the surrounding region’s natural biome amid its rapid degradation. It serves as a learning center, while simultaneously conserving seeds and living local fauna in a “vault” and conservatory respectively.

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