SCI-Arc Fall 2013 Vertical Studio

Keep it all inside

Butchering and Form ” Faceless exuberance”

Prof. Hernan Diaz Alonso and Ivan Bernal

 

“You do an eclectic celebration of the dance! You do Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! You do Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna!… but you keep it all inside.”

Robin Williams; “The Cage Bird”

The aspiration of the work is proposing to re-examine the possibilities of form generation as an autonomous entity through the understanding of Rituals of butchery, carving, reassembling following the notion of the forms.Most butchery techniques had the capacity to combine the power of raw mutilations with a highly sophisticated formal understanding of the organization, as well a saturated and excessive ornament in the instruments of rituals. There is another history and evolution of rituals in relation to the bodies and their mutilations, human and animals alike. These MISFITS produced some o the most contradictory conditions of beauty and horror. This studio proposes a new self-­‐camouflaging malware propagation system, an architecture that overcomes shortcomings in the current generation of metamorphic formalism. Specifically, although mutants produced by current state-­‐of-­‐the art metamorphic engines are diverse; they still contain many characteristic binary features that reliably distinguish them from benign architecture. The “interior” as a formal code forgoes the concept of a metamorphic body and instead creates mutants by stitching together parts from non‐malicious bodies that have been classified as benign by local conditions. The studio is interesting in exploring potential architectural expressions of a contemporary bio formal malaise. The symptoms are many are don’t point to any single condition or cause, and we’re working with just a few that interest us in particular.This studio proposes a new self-­‐camouflaging malware propagation system, an architecture that overcomes shortcomings in the current generation of metamorphic formalism. Specifically, although mutants produced by current state-­‐of-­‐the art metamorphic engines are diverse; they still contain many characteristic binary features that reliably distinguish them from benign architecture. The “interior” as a formal code forgoes the concept of a metamorphic body and instead creates mutants by stitching together parts from non-­malicious bodies that have been classified as benign by local conditions.The studio is interesting in exploring potential architectural expressions of a contemporary bio formal malaise. The symptoms are many are don’t point to any single condition or cause, and we’re working with just a few that interest us in particular.The studio proposed to re-examine the possibilities of form generation as an autonomous entity that will emanate from the inside to the outside. In the context of these conditions, the studio focused on the generation and production of mutant micro-behaviors that would accumulate to create species of interior spaces. The class will explore the predominant effect of this ‘isomorphism’ being the aggregation of diverse forms of design sequences into an almost universal condition of image production. Perhaps some might see this as a triumph of superficiality over depth, but it’s certainly also an intensification of the conjectural and fictive logics of design. We see this as a real and complex demand that contemporary culture makes on producers of architectural content.

Students: Lily Nourmansouri, Jeff Halstead, Austin Samson, Garret Santo, Taryn Bone, Scotty Carrol, Philippe Arias, Anthony Morey, Carlos Vargas, George Smyrlis, Jie Yang , Nila Liem, Yu Li, Daniel Karas, Esteban Garcia