Penn students do cool things, and Penn Architecture students do cool things while presumably wearing either very retro or very futuristic glasses. This past week, we’ve seen three Penn architects get attention for doing things in the actual world.
Matthias Hollwich, an architect who teaches at Penn, designed housing community for LGBT elderly people, as HuffPo reports. The first village opens in Palm Springs in 2014, and according to the artist’s rendering, it could not look more awesome. Especially if you like old men in sweaters chilling near succulents.
Evan Kallish is a PennDesign grad student who blogs about old post offices, and he’s on a crusade to preserve those quaint little huts of Americana. Here’s NPR‘s slideshow of the cutest, most obsolete buildings you’ve ever seen.
And Yong-Hwan Choi, a Penn architecture student, designed scaffolding (above) that looks more like umbrellas and less like a post-industrial tragedy. As The Gothamist reports, the scaffolding was selected for Manhattan construction projects, and the first one goes up December. Now, neverending construction will be just as endless, but more aesthetic.