28 April 2015

Presenting Your Work pt 2

01.   "Throughout architecture's long history, representation is one of the first areas in which ideological changes manifest themselves." Should all theses be explored through representation? Would a more critical practice be formed? (Agrest 165)

02   El Lissitzky said, "Perspective limits space; it has made it finite, closed." Perspective is how we experience our world. What do we gain by breaking out of our box? (166)

03   "Architecture often works metaphorically, trying to emulate other fields, in particular philosophy and science.  In this case, architectural representation...works as a shifter that allows codes of one system...to be switched to another."  Working this way, how can superficiality be prevented? How can working this way advance the discipline? (167)

04   "...the mode of representation...becomes a part of the process of production of architecture and the development of the techniques of drawing and design have an impact as important, if not more, as building techniques themselves." Do you agree? Why, or why not? (168)

05   Framing is a necessary part of the drawing.  Has this been explored enough? What are some effective framing techniques? (169)

06   With a negotiation between fantasy and reality, "representation exercises a fulfilling or a filtering function."  Where do the operations taught in school lie on this spectrum? Should it be different?

07   "Two paradoxical situations have resulted from the use of the computer in architecture: one is that of the resurgence of perspective, facilitated by computer programs; the other, and more important, is the reunification of the process of representation in the production of design and the process of construction."  What comparisons can you make between representation? How does one influence the other as Agrest states? (176)

08   Conway's Law: any organization which designs a system...will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure."  If representation is a shifter for communication, in what ways can you relate this to design? What does this tell you? (161)

09   After reading Tufte, should children be learning PP? What is their alternative if not?

10   Was there a time when you blamed a teacher for a bad teaching experience, but now you might blame PP?

11   What is the architectural presentation of the future?

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