12/16 The day for our final review from guest critics.
Today is the day, and I learnt a few things from our critics, not so much on my project but architecture itself as a whole.
A brief on the project: The newsstand at Harvard Square. I decided in my project took out the newsstand and created a skin that is interactive and acts as a portal to virtual news.
So by labeling architecture and technology together, you get a frantic group of critics that think the whole world is coming to an end.Is it architecture or is it not architecture? That is the question. Plus, they thought I took the easy way out of not redesigning the newsstand.
However, architecture as a living organism in my personal opinion evolves around us human, and technology is becoming a source of evolution that is changing how we interact with ourselves, our body and mind, so it is architecture to me. Maybe I haven't fully develop this concept yet, but still, are we then as architecture students ready for the industry or maybe the industry isn't ready for us.
Second of all, people or some people/architect don't like blobs.
I don't consider my building as a blob. What do you guys think? Maybe it is. Of course there is a purpose and reason behind the form of the building, but it is not a freaking blob! Please get over it. Things are going to change in the next few years or so. It's not interesting to see every buildings in town built in 90 degrees angle or 8x8 grid. Anyway as a student, studio is the best way to experiment with different ideas and technology.
However, I did get to understand or see how certain groups of architects sees architecture. It is a industry that is still very old-fashioned and I think or hope a new generation or architects be able to truly see and connect with what real architecture is. And no..it doesn't need to be a blob.