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"The representation of the project is portrayed in three different scales, while independently depicting the idea of a construction project highly influenced by the technological progress of humans. In the urban scale, the idea of an aggregated city is created by a collage of cities and its grids to produce areas of loose fit and misfits, generating a spatial parameter in which the project operates in. In contrast to the urban representation, at the building scale, the internal organisation of the building masses are being revealed from a worm’s eye perspective.” Undergraduate Thesis Prep Midterm project by B.Arch students Ka Leung Wilson Chan @klwilson_chan, Yipeng Liu @yipenglll, and Zixiao Kiwi Zhu @k1wi_zhu (Advisors: Jenny Wu, Marcelo Spina, Peter Testa, Kristy Balliet, and Marcelyn Gow)
TONIGHT: 7PM Join for a lecture with @therealmitchmcewen "Uses of the Normal: The Normal as Power" in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall. Themes of the work to be shown include Imagination Maintenance, Reparations Speculation, Profound Modernity, and Speculating While Black. You can also stream the lecture live on our Facebook Page. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [A(n) Office, Promised Land Air, 2016. Rendered aerial perspective of industrial studios with pneumatic freight, housing, air-purification network, and a Canadian consulate. Speculative project for Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit seen in The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition for the United States Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 2016, Venice. Courtesy A(n) Office.]
Can you believe that today is already the start of midterms? Here’s a little teaser from #sciarcchannel's recent Undergraduate Thesis Weekend film to get you in the mood. You can watch the full video on our youtube page, click “Watch” at the link in bio ▶️ #sciarcundergrad
Opening today, @thearchitecturalbeast at the @fraccentre is part of the second edition of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orleans “Years of Solitude”. The exhibition features several SCI-Arc faculty, including the work of Casey Rehm, seen here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The exhibition features videos of media content generated through machine learning. In the early phases of the videos, the AI is trained on the single artist’s work. As the video progresses their machine learns to progressively incorporate the other artists in the show. The animated background is a partial map of a small slice of the learned designs within the machine where each square of each frame of the video is a unique composition. The larger images which slowly fade into the video are all compositions in which the neurons from two positions are interpolated to produce hybrid compositions. In the early phases, the compositions are subtle transformations of the original artist's dataset, while the later stages include more dramatic transformations with other learned designs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Each artist's AI also incorporates a language component trained on their individual texts and essays. As the machine generates the hybrid compositions it analyzes its work and produces short theoretical statements relative to its production. As the videos progress each machine takes on a personality in combination to the composition's it selects from it's network and the manner in which it describes them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A final screen features a real-time AI model that will continually evolve and produce new content for the duration of the show. As the show progresses the machine will autonomously expand it's training through searching social media for relevant architectural images. The compositions of the machine become a hybrid of the disciplinary works associated with SCI-Arc and it's faculty, as well as a more extensive understanding of the architectural image through the collective valuation of the internet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The AI that will be running during the show has an instagram account and will be generating 1 post per day for the duration of the exhibition. Follow @thearchitecturalbeast ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This Friday, in conjunction with the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso will be curating an exhibition titled 'The Architectural Beast' featuring the work of SCI-Arc Design Faculty at the @fraccentre: BairBalliet , USA @bairballiet Hernan Diaz Alonso, USA-Argentina Griffin Enright, USA @griffinenright_architects Damjan Jovanovic, Serbia @d4mjan Alberto Kalach, Mexico @kalach_tax Ferda Kolatan, USA @ferdak Elena Manferdini, Italia @atelier_manferdini Fabian Marcaccio, Italia @fabianmarcaccio Lucy McRae, UK-Australia @lucymcrae P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, USA @patterns.work Florencia Pita & Co, USA @florenciapita Casey Rehm, USA @mcaseyrehm Ruy Klein, USA @davidruy @karelny Servo LA-Stockholm, USA-Sweden Testa & Weiser, USA @devynweiser @peter_testa Tom Wiscombe, USA @tom.wiscombe Liam Young, Australia @Liam_y @thearchitecturalbeast #bao2
B.Arch model of National Assembly Building of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Louis Kahn, 1961. Physical model and photo by fourth year B.Arch student Mauricio Torres Cande Robinson Bours @mauriciotcrb in Maxi Spina’s 4A studio @spinagustudio
“The National Public Library of Barcelona is proposed in this project as an autonomous machine of power and persists to create the imposition of two contradictory programs. A machine (a nuclear reactor supplying the energy for the entire building and hopefully the city) inside a library. This expulsion of energy was represented as seven thousand or more steel pipes that released hot steam and created a glowing like effect with the red, orange and yellow-tinted glazing to represent the library as a Sun. This was to portray the Library as a self-regenerating purpose plant that despite its generation it finds to repurpose itself.” Third year B.Arch project by Corina Dow @senorita_simpson67163 and Rongyi Tang @rongyitang in Peter Trummer’s 3B studio #sciarcundergrad
Extreme Ceramics investigates the confluence of design and digital fabrication techniques- specifically as it relates to robotic fabrication and architectural facade systems. This Applied Studies project begun by extracting samples of 2D data from satellite imagery and, after digital manipulation, systematically re-composited the information into a new synthetic landscape. As samples were extracted from their source images, the digital information underwent algorithmic procedures that translated the 2D data into 3D robotic toolpaths for clay extrusion. Over the course of the semester, the project developed into a full scale facade prototype, utilizing the robotic arms at SCI-Arc’s Robot House to extrude the clay form and a custom designed ‘digital paintbrush tip’ to robotically glaze the ceramic finish surface. Instructors: Herwig Baumgartner @bplsusu_architecture and Garrett Sutherlin Santo @sutherlinsanto Students:Johnny Chen @deformlab, Zihan Gao @zihanzihangao, Giovanna Penna Lima @giolima, Frank Liu @_frank_liu, and Frank Parrado @the_uncharted_road
"I started teaching at SCI-Arc way back, before all of you were born probably. There were some rough times—they didn’t know who I was or what I was. I didn’t know who I was or what I was either.“ On September 8th during SCI-Arc’s 2019 graduation commencement ceremony, esteemed architect and longtime SCI-Arc friend, faculty, and trustee Frank Gehry received an honorary M.Arch degree from the school from SCI-Arc Director and CEO Hernan Diaz Alonso. Read more at “News” in the link in bio #frankgehry
Join Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice-President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement, and Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice-President for Horticulture and Living Collections, on #sciarcchannel as they discuss Burle Marx’s boldly creative paintings, drawings, textiles, lush gardens, and botanical explorations in his native Brazil. “The garden is, it must be,” Burle Marx emphatically declared, “an integral part of civilized life: a deeply felt, deeply rooted, spiritual, and emotional necessity.” The @nybg’s 'Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx' celebrates the wide-ranging works of influential Brazilian modernist artist, landscape architect, and plant conservationist #robertoburlemarx by bringing together a selective exhibition of his vibrant artworks and a horticultural tribute designed by Raymond Jungles, one of his protégés. Watch at the link in bio.
Improbable City: "Abstraction in three dimensions expands the field of architectural exploration, questioning the physical constraints of design. These techniques of abstraction are used to explore proposals for master plans and more localized forms of connection within and between cities. This thesis builds on these art historical techniques to propose a new and different worldview, to reflect modern living, and to evoke the dynamism of contemporary urban life in Hong Kong." Project by M.Arch 2 student and SCI-Arc Gehry Prize Winner Tyler Jiekai Yi @tylerjky (Advisor: Marcelyn Gow) - Tomorrow is the last day to check out SCI-Arc’s Selected Thesis Exhibition and see all of our award-winning thesis projects.
REMIX: “The increasing scale of a mixed-use building with its ability to accommodate more and more complex programs has become the main architecture force to drive the urbanism of a city. However, the programs of such an architecture are never really mixed. This thesis explores how urban programs could be “remixed” inside a mixed-use building to create new opportunities. Based on a collage composed of reorienting OMA’s proposal for Parc de la Villette, the project not only seeks to provide connections between floors but also creates dynamic programs flowing with the circulation system inside the building. With different programs remixed under a single roof, the project offers a new form of urban life in Singapore.” - Thesis project by M.Arch 1 student and Merit Graduate Thesis Award-winner Mingzhe Xu (Advisor: Andrew Zago). Check it out in the Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition currently on view. #sciarcgrad