Typing up and rewriting

I was never good at writing but I think at least I have a better idea of what I am trying to describe now. My problem is that I am surrounded by notes covering my bedroom walls which I need to edit down into a coherent thesis. I am trying to shake the devil off because I really want this year to end well. I learned so much.

This stuff sounds a little radical so please just don’t read it. (jeez, I really had the nerve to write this)

The creation of architectural projects is stuck in a mode of repetition rather than ideation and experimentation. Although the architect’s tools are as expansive as never before, we are limiting our means to produce objects which are, if at all, just good enough and instantly obsolete. Furthermore, the world of electronic informational media involves all of us at once and no detachment is possible. Content is irrelevant and it is time to look at formats (as opposed to enclosure) as framing devices in the production of knowledge, architecture and identity.

In the projection from ideas to drawings to buildings, architects combine single impressions into an imaginative whole. Every step in their thinking consists in understanding the relations between disparate narratives and forms by taking them out of and deconstructing and reconstructing new contexts. This process constantly challenges the notion of originality in order to create new myths. But more importantly, the architect is constantly altering between ways of seeing and ways of arranging the cultural and physical world. He redefines his own identity through his relation to the objects through formatting them in a constant negotiation between opening up or framing them as content.  He is assembling figures on or as ground, presenting a sequence of events or a constellation of images.

Format begins when we create a little order to protect us from chaos. It is therefore a subjective process and objective product. Identity sits…where the edges begin to blur.

The notion of format differs from the notion of enclosure in that it offers the possibility of an active interplay between elements rather than constraining them.

Architecture needs to tell contemporary time.

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2 Responses to Typing up and rewriting

  1. Oliver Pershav says:

    you obviously know how to write.

  2. Sabrina Morreale says:

    ehhehe I am enjoying interpreting your project as well. So. I think you can do this: You can present the project, and while you present your piece of paper can go in one of these: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6702900.htm

    then when you finish presenting you take your marble plinth with the format box, you open it and you take all that paper and you fit it in. DONE. the project has been formatted.