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Using the idea of an architectural design thesis as praxis, two buildings were designed to both talk about and perform the thesis. The ideas at work in the project include consideration of objects, people, places and things ...
Capturing the city/spatializing the captured: An animated documentary of Hong Kong
The incredible density and the ever-moving round-the clock public transport constitute the vibrant character of Hong Kong. In this totally consumptive city where the turnover rate is unbelievably fast, people have no time ...
Conflicting systems: A mediation of the natural, the man-made, and the in-between
Architecture and the conceptions of urban and rural space have been drastically transformed by the continuous expansion of the man-made into the natural rural landscape. The collision of man-made and natural environments ...
Inhabiting downtown Houston: Density and hollowness in the contemporary city
This thesis is an investigation of urban form, specifically urban form that allows for architectural interventions at a variety of scales, as well as an architecture that is at once, dense and porous. The idea derives from ...
Materializing the invisible: A return to form-making
In an era of information technology and dematerialization, our sense for materiality is significantly jeopardized. It is particularly disturbing when placed within the context of architecture--a mode of form-making typically ...
Architectural discourse and practice at the end of the twenthieth century (Gilles Delueze)
A flaw in the use of difference in the semiotic basis of deconstruction is exposed. The finer grained, flexible notion of difference described by Gilles Delueze is inserted in its place. Freed from illustrating difference ...
Monumentality and the struggle for collective expression in the twentieth century (Virginia)
Since institutions have existed they have yearned to express themselves. Throughout history collective bodies have sought for architecture to help define their mission and participate in the life of their institutions. ...
Infinite projections for atopic landscapes
Atopia: without landscape, place. Methods are explored for both recording and activating atopia: by introducing the subject, rather than the object; and through projections, both literal and figurative, in order to create ...