"It is clear that conditions are not things but events. It is almost the same thing to see architecture as an event as to understand it as a space. Such an understanding makes it possible to recognize architecture as a field.
...modality is the most significant concept in architecture. When based on modality, architecture-as-event is realized. Modality is another word for space-time existence: it defines our state of being. In Japanese culture, influenced by Eastern philosophy, modality is called SO" -Hiroshi Hara, visiting professor KSU
ADS 7 fall 04: The first project, spanning the fall semester, asks students to design a roughly 60,000sf building comprised of an art center (galleries, small auditorium, offices, bookstore and cafe), commercial offices and residential uses.
The project site is a vacant lot in Kansas City roughly 20,000 sf in size, thus allowing a 2-4 story maximum height. Horizontal in nature, this project encourages connectivity between every program and the pedestrian realm so that each my contribute to the activation of the urban fabric.