@ the columbia university
graduate school of architecture, planning, and preservation
Directed by Kazys Varnelis, the Network Architecture Lab is an experimental unit at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation that investigates the impact of digital technology, telecommunications and changing sociocultural condition on architecture, the city, and society.
What opportunities do programming, telematics, and new media offer architecture? How does the network city affect the building? Who is the subject and what is the object in a world of networked things and spaces? How do transformations in communications reflect and affect the broader socioeconomic milieu? The NetLab seeks to both document this emergent condition and to produce new sites of practice and innovative working methods for architecture in the twenty-first century pursuing critical through architecture, text, new media design, film production and environment design.