Sunday, January 22, 2012

SCIARC GRADUATE THESIS / 2011 SUMMER
ROMANTIC DISSONANCE
An Incongruous Assembly


The majority of contemporary architecture is interested in concretizing a certain idea of form. While almost every attempt of making architecture seems Largely rely on either a typology of shapes or a rhetoric of complex geometry. It has become a mechanism of control in contemporary architecture design. No matter how sophisticated the techniques are, the form still exists as an underlying framework, static and rational. 
In my thesis, I propose a more expressive, decidedly intuitive way to abstract and dilute the ideas through letting go the control of the overall form but exploit the unintentional and exaggerate it through unreasonable fantasy. Indulge the overwhelming and unrelated strands of thoughts can lead to the absurd and maybe if possible, an unpredictable assembly as an outcome.
Instead of balanced, elegant and skillful , I want to produce disproportionate, absurd and raw as a unique sensibility to both the content and the form. yet still in a very sentimental context.








Thursday, May 26, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

MARCELO SPINA STUDIO FINAL


FIGURAL PRIMITIVES
Cumulative mass and interstitial Networks
West Hollywood Public Library


Long concerned with the articulation of form by means of volume to mass, and way beyond a contemporary threshold of hyper articulation , the discipline seems to be at a critical juncture by having to choose between polar opposites: to continue the search for more complexity via the willful sculpting of soft surface, or to return to a fundamental purity by the articulation of simple platonic volumes.

The problem with figuration in contemporary design is not excess itself, but the erasure of actual and perceivable figure as a result. can figuration be attained at the level of mass and volume without defaulting into fragmentation and collage? what is wrong with collage in the first place?

Turning its attention towards both primitive and figure, the studio's intention is to generate new cumulative mass and interstitial networks. based on a simple logic of aggregation and growth of self-similar primitives, their formal accretion will promote a diversely unified spatial atmosphere that defy the distinction between holistic and discrete, figure and figuration. with emerging and ever-shifting number of massing configurations, group outlines and individual silhouettes as possible outcome.

Consequently, the studio aims to challenge classical conventions of typological composition not by completely disregarding type, but by evolving its DNA through mathematically based and intuition driven formal operations. "figuring math" is as much about the mathematics of form and materials as it is about the necessary intuition associated to their formation. To be very clear, the studio is not interested in a dogmatic or pseudoscientific reliance on modular self-similar structures and their consequent formally stable mathematical expression, but in a rigorous and playful examination of these systems and their capacity to instigate the appearance of new, unseen or even rare forms of expressions that are themselves embedded with a deep underlying order.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

DESIGN DOCUMENT -DEVELOPMENT OF SUPER DENSE PROJECT

DESIGN DOCUMENT -DEVELOPMENT OF SUPER DENSE PROJECT

Design Development is the phase which a design project really turns into something serious, which means not all the sharp ideas or pictures for beautiful future can come true. Although as a designer we should fight for keeping the initial ideas by the greatest extent,  finding a way to compromise is always the case. We took the Tokyo museum tower project to develop into a development document.   In order to get enough depth we need to "take something off the table", which in this case, we introduced a regular column system as main structure and the strings system is developed as a second skin of the building -- a facade with depth. Finally, It turned out to be fairly good and totally doable.