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Lecture: Naked Architecture

June 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Naked Architecture: Addition through Subtraction
Eric Fisher
Principal, Fisher ARCHItecture
Tuesday June 21, 2016
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

We think of architecture as an additive process: Contractors typically assemble construction elements one by one. But architecture can also be thought of as subtractive, where portions of a volume are removed to reveal their essence like a Michelangelo sculpture. This talk will focus on demonstrations throughout history of how architects have designed using subtractive processes. These strategies may be literal – where a building is carved from existing materials – formal – where light construction is designed to look massive – or conceptual – where the absence of form becomes figuratively present. Variations of these strategies remain powerful today.  Mr. Fisher will augment the discussion with examples from his own portfolio.

About the presenter: Eric Fisher AIA, LEED AP, is the principal at Fisher ARCHitecture, a Pittsburgh firm he founded in 2006. A fourth generation Pittsburgher, Eric has more than 25 years of experience as an architect, working in Europe and the United States, including a four-year stint apprenticing with Richard Meier, the “King of Rigor”, detailing the Los Angeles Getty Museum. He holds engineering and visual arts degrees from Dart- mouth College along with an architecture degree from Harvard University.

This lecture is FREE to PHLF Members. Non-members: $5

RSVPs appreciated: or 412-471-5808 ext. 527


June 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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