“Fuerza Natural”

In contrast to a typology, a species constantly mutates. A species needs a lineage—it comes from other things. Where others use words like “typology,” we will use words like “species.” While others look for categories, we will look for metamorphosis. This studio will mutate known architecture and will shamelessly exploit its clichés. Sure, clichés are boring, but a cliché is a cliché because it’s been in the world—because people have been looking at them and using them. You may think the way to deal with a cliché is to come up with a genius abstraction. We’re not going to do that.  The project is to turn clichés into new clichés and privilege a permanent state of the present.

  Rosario, Argentina; A High Satellite View

Rosario, Argentina; A High Satellite View

     As a way to explore the problem of literality, the studio will study carefully what we think an architectural feature or detail is and combine it with what we think a natural feature or detail is. We’re going to construct the natural and naturalize the architectural. But again, we’re going to stay literal. We’re going to see if staying literal can be a new way to radicalize the idea of autonomous form. If design was originally derived from an expertise of form and proportion, mutating design might be an advanced stance on form and proportion and remains in the tradition. It is not an escape route from the tradition. If traditional architecture is a coded response to how a project is to achieve its beauty, the metamorphosis and mutation of tradition looks to cultivate emergent aesthetics. Such work, when good, ought to produce abominations that force appalling experiences that nonetheless produces lust and arousal. 

  Street Light

Street Light

  Pool Booth

Pool Booth

  Sewage Pipe

Sewage Pipe

  Column at Public Pool

Column at Public Pool

  Water Filtration Site

Water Filtration Site

  Sewage Treatment Plant

Sewage Treatment Plant

Axonometric Projection Site View 01; A constellation of public sewage, pool, water plant, and landscape park.

Axonometric Projection Site View 02; A constellation of public sewage, pool, water plant, and landscape park.

Raw 360 Degree Street View 01: South East Side

  If design was originally derived from an expertise of form and proportion, mutating design might be an advanced stance on form and proportion and remains in the tradition. It is not an escape route from the tradition. If traditional architecture is a coded response to how a project is to achieve its beauty, the metamorphosis and mutation of tradition looks to cultivate emergent aesthetics. Such work, when good, ought to produce abominations that force appalling experiences that nonetheless produces lust and arousal. 
     Architectural form connotes solidity. It is the static object through which life flows and circulate—hence, the contemporary hysteria about program and movement. Instead of focusing on expert social vasculature, our mutant architecture will focus on developing syntactic organs: strange bodies churning out signs and symbols, broadcasting new ways to perceive the real.

     The assertion of pragmatic aspect of building has long being the drive of formal expression since postmodernism. The justification of the form finding exercise that  human activities translate into architecture form presents a non-scalable problem. The utility of a city and its construction has more potential on liberating the aesthetic status quo.

    The project aims to take on the function of aesthetic as a culture modification device. With the development of a literal language on detail of ornament and rhythmic logic, the propagation of the formal expression fuses the infrasture with landscape and architecture; moreover, the project also draws itself at the intersection of low popularity element in urban fabric and high habitat-friendly space. The accumulation of various elements on site produces a new ground of integration in multiple level of urban and culture operation.

 

Raw 360 Degree Street View 02: North West side

Raw 360 Degree Street View 03: North East Side Night View