Ridenour-Krockel, Sara Elizabeth
Casbarian, John J.
Master of Architecture
In the fragmented, polymorphous world we presently inhabit, is synthesis applicable or even relevant? The conflict, tension, and struggle inherent in the attempts at reconciliation between architectural theory and architectural praxis re-visit the Hegelian synthetic dialectic in the search for configuration and inscription (or reconfiguration and reinscription) within fragmentation. The question remains whether this self-unfolding of events is a holistic or heterogeneous construct. In this inquiry, the interrogation begins a the pivotal comer of an urban parking garage and with a succession of catalytic programs and residents. Linear construction documentation unravels to reveal the delineation of spatial unwrapping across the plastic surface.