yale school of architecture to dedicate student-built house
First-year Yale architecture students put their hammers where their pencils (or pixels) are:
A press release from Yale gives a bit of background on the project:
The new house at 456 Orchard Street, designed and built by 1st-year
students at the Yale School of Architecture, will be officially dedicated on
Sept. 19. When Dean Robert A.M. Stern cuts the ribbon at 5:30 p.m., he will be
saluting not just the student architects but the unique program that for 44
years has been providing fledgling architects with a ground-up educational
experience while serving communities through architecture and design.
It looks the did a pretty professional job. I can't help noticing, though, that the front porch
is too small to sit on, and without a railing, it offers no visual
protection from the street. Plus, anyone who scootches a chair leg too
close to that edge is going to take a tumble. Does anyone at Yale notice
such things? --b.d.s.