“Architecture (20 century architecture) still articulates its concepts, design decisions and processes almost exclusively by means of a posteriori rationalizations….There is only after-theory…wrongly, theory and technique, just as theory and material imagination are disconnected from each other”
“How can we approach materiality in a new way? The current generation of architects is already free. We have already forgotten history, shaken the metaphors belonging to wood, bricks and steel. We have already seen emptiness. Now it is time to redefine materiality. Let’s rethink materials in relation to organizational structures.” MOVE, UN Studio, p. 155-157.
ASSIGNMENT 2: DESIGNING A PROGRAMMING MACHINE
DUE: Tuesday September 11
During the next 2 weeks we will develop a series of exercises that will help determinate the schematic design of your project for mid-term exam. The objective of this week assignment is to introduce the student to the program of the site and studio program.
ACTION FORM vs. PHYSICAL-MATERIAL
PROGRAMMATIC DIAGRAM MACHINE
B. Programmatic Massing