1. "Generic programs - stores, bars,
apartments, office buildings, theatres -- provide a rich ground for
examination..." cross referencing with the ideology that the regulatory
constraints in architecture predict the "preset functional assumptions",
what is the validity in excitement for future architecture? Simply put,
creating new housing schemes for the same, repetitious program seems
like an attempt to reinvent the wheel. What if we were to change the
wheel, to mesh program together (i.e. skyscraper X forest) does this
alter the computational input due to the fact that both programs require different presets?
Fay Wray's golf slippers - an attempt of architectural adaptability.
Brings up criticism that those who want to live in dual realms. On one
hand catering to the work place environment (Hollywood) as well as the
practicality of comfort in miniature golfing. Is this translated into
the realm of architecture in terms of built form. If so, is it the
architects job to have an adaptable building or is it the users
responsibility to alter their method of thinking whilst engaging in
3. "The architect must
become, more than ever, a creature of the present". These architects
inevitably are those reconstructing in a post-apocalyptic era, so to
speak. This brings up practice and service. The idea that they are no
longer viewing the city from a perspective above but at the scale of a
system. How architecture and theory can collide to create a gestural form which portrays these moves. Is this a reasonable method of thinking? Will these iterations be only left at the aspect of academia or theory?
Architecture in a realm absent of inclement weather, creates these
seemingly utopian performances for architecture. One that for obvious
reasons, allows us to use nature as a stage and us as the story line.
With no influence from the outside world, how are we reacting to
creating these new habitats? My thoughts veering into the discourse
of highly curated spaces. Ranging from bio-dome ecosystems to artificial
lighting and even mechanical systems. To what degreee do we as
designers need to take a step back and let the ruling of nature and the
existing over-run our inherent need to control everything?