Philip Beesley

New Geometric Systems

New Geometric Systems: Jekabs Zvilna and Integrative Form-Languages surveys the graphic and three-dimensional work of Waterloo Architecture professor and mid-twentieth-century designer Jekabs Zvilna. Photography of original foam and wood models by Zvilna and new essays by Val Rynnimeri and Muhammad Tahir Pervaiz are followed by studies by undergraduate students working under the supervision of Philip Beesley at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2019.

Jekabs Zvilna (1913–1997) was a designer, researcher, artist, and professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo. Zvilna studied architecture in Latvia at the University of Riga and immigrated to Canada in the mid-1950s.

Contributors: Muhammad Tahir Pervaiz, Val Rynnimeri, Saadman Ahmed, Yun Ru Amy Bao, Ien Boodan, Kelley Gu, Roni Haravon, Alice Jie Jie Huang, Winona Li, Bianca Weeko Martin, Vincent Min, Hagop Terzian, Winston Yew
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