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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




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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.