ALEC ROVENSKY

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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 Elective Seminar with Jack Hymowitz

         Through the development of the drop ceiling as an architectural assembly, the design examines the dereliction of the ceiling as an elemental barrier, in the form of a catastrophic failure of a leak. Beginning with a flat dry surface, three iterations of panels range in increasing dampness that culminate in a drip. This panel incorporates a light fixture, which shines through a translucent membrane in the extremity of the drip. At the perimeter of each panel, contours smooth down to the base to facilitate a continuity with adjacent panels, fastened by the frame.        
          The coloration of the modules directly relates to its presence in the environment: in the Mikvah, a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism, the panels mimic the condensation which occurs in the small, steamy space, whereas the panels in the subway station evoke a dank environment, where mold flourishes amid the leaky ceiling.