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Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Content Coming Soon!

Since graduating from Pratt Institute this past May, I've been super busy volunteering at the Center for Architecture in NYC as well as helping to develop and coordinate an international Design Ideas Competition! (lots of work, but very awesome experience thus far)..

I'm looking forward to sharing some details about the competition as well as my thoughts on work related to previous posts about movement, line, and pulse. I also plan on sharing some more of my own sketches and personal design work. Thanks for reading and in the meantime, please check out the Emerging New York Architects competition website:
Entries are due in January so there's plenty of time to register :O)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More additions to the collection

Re: Patrik Schumacher article "Parametricism and the Autopoiesis of Architecture" (draft I meant to publish earlier)

I thought the reading on Schumacher's lecture at SCI-Arc started off a bit slow and drawn out...but I was intrigued to read more about his interest in a "comprehensive unified theory" of contemporary architecture, even though it seems a bit arrogant in the way that he describes his intention as a way to standardize a definition for a comprehensive unified theory so "that people don't trip over each other and get in each other's way." Also not sure that I agree that architecture starts "500 years ago in the early Renaisance..."

As a student with a background in both fundamental design as well as conceptual/avant garde architectural design exploration and experimentation, I find myself craving more definitive opinions of the current changes and movements in the architectural profession. I find it very useful to have been exposed to a traditional modernist approach to design as well as digital experimentation and formal derivation from nature and biological systems.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Implied Movement in Furniture




Collection image updates_2

Wu House_Preston Scott Cohen

Wu House_Preston Scott Cohen

Taiyuan Museum_Preston Scott Cohen

Structure of Tel Aviv Museum of Art_Preston Scott Cohen

Datong Library_Preston Scott Cohen

Collection image updates

"On first glance, Thea Bjerg’s pleated scarves appear to be textile sculptures. Once they are physically held, however, the artistic folds and layers begin to move fluidly.

Masterfully folded, the scarves straddle the lines between accessories, textiles, and fashion.

Thea Bjerg’s works are rooted in the tradition of Danish textile art. Using state-of-the-art techniques such as laser-cutting and ultrasonics, she is able to create diaphanous, sensuous accessories. "-

Fotos: Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Lines made by creasing and folding give these delicate fabrics rigidity. However, the fabric does not become so rigid that it is unable to "move". I'm inspired by these pieces because of their ability to not only imply movement in a static image through series of lines/vectors, but also one can imagine the feeling of movement when wearing one of The Bjerg's pieces.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Response to this week's article, "Show the Monster," by Daniel Zalewski

I felt inspired after reading about Guillermo del Toro's obsession to create. Although I am not a fan of monsters or horror iconography, I can appreciate his dedication to his interest in his craft.

My only thoughts about how this article could relate to architectural design is precisely rooted in dedication and curiousity; a deep passion for a subject as well as the will to seek out new solutions are relavent in both cases.

Collection Additions : "Movement" may be evolving to "Dynamic"...

Asymptote Architecture-Terminal Port of Kaohsiung study proposal

Reiser + Umemoto-Terminal Port of Kaohsiung scheduled for construction in 2012

Again, this week I chose projects which rely heavily on the usage of line and plane as well as relationships of solid to void to convey the impression of implied movement and dynamism of 3 dimensional form in a 2 dimensional image.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Images to Add to My Collection: "Movement"

Cebu table

Maria Blaisse- a piece from the "Bamboo-Moving Meshes" exhibit

 Maria Blaisse's work is about "inciting the flow of continuous creation." I decided to include her work in my "Movement" Collection because I feel that the continuation of line and curvature of form represent dynamics and therefore inspire feelings and thoughts of movement. I am also interested in the impact that one form/element has on another. Even in this static image, I think that the impression that the dancer is making on the bamboo mesh is loaded with the insinuation of movement.

Convexities House was designed by Antonino Cardillo Architects in Spain and was inspired by Flamenco dance
Antonio Cardillo says, “If architecture is music in stone can its “limbs” dance? Architecture only remains still in pictures. In real life its natural state is one of transition. Both man and light move within it."

I see movement in this work through the usage of line, depth of material, shadow, and direction of the grain of the wood ceiling element. When you look at this image, your eye follows the lines of the slats of wood on the walls from one end to the other, and is even continuous when the linearity of one element is interrupted by another. Not only is the above image a great representation of movement, but it could also be justified as a great example of implied "pulsation" in still elements-As your position in the space changes, so does your perspective of the slatted linear elements-and as that perspective shifts, the space between the slats (shadows) appears to change (get smaller or larger), and I think that this tricks the eye in to sensing pulsation or movement within the space.

Zaha Hadid-The Opus, Dubai Building

We are all aware of the fluidity and implied movement of the building forms and facades that Zaha Hadid's studio creates, and with that said, I think that the interior of this project was appropriate to include in my collection of items/images exhibiting "Movement" because it serves as an example of movement through extruded lines that become layered planes as opposed to thin continuous linear elements as seen in the Convexities House. From this perspective these layered planes (stairs) draw the occupant into the space as if it were pulling you in to continue your experience.

Static Movement 2d image by "We Are Not You"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beginning my Lineage and Collection: Gradient and Movement

I began to gather images to compile my first lineage as well as my overall collection. and I came across the following images that were a result of my search for "architectural designs and gradient." I think these images are really great examples of different interpretations of the concept of gradient; in regards to:

1.) gradient  in surface texture and color
2.) gradient as seen in converging and diverging lines 
3.) gradient in perspective
4.) gradient revealed through positive/negative spatial relationships
5.) and  gradient as it appears in 3 dimensional surface components

These images are also great examples of implied movement through patterns of lines, colors, and lights.

Law firm by PSA (images from Dezeen)

Student project (Image from Architizer)

(Image from Picasa)

XTen Architecture: Saphire Gallery (Image from Dezeen)