Here at the YSOA our desks become quite cluttered as piles of models and drawings accumulate with each project. As a means to introduce our class and to document our own work, or detritus, we are presenting a set of interviews that both showcase the messiness of graduate school production and thought.
The following series of interview questions are taken from Log 23 as a way to contrast the current generation of aspiring architects with the responses of those already established.
Place of Birth: Tampa
Mountains or Sea: Sea
Beatles or Rolling Stones: Beatles
Lady Gaga or Beyonce: Lady Gaga
Mac or PC: PC
Do you ride the wave or do you resist it?: I don't do either, I'm ambivalent.
Do you spell architecture with a capital A?: Yes.
What is your favorite color?: Pink.
Plan or Section: Section.
Axonometric or Perspective?: Perspective
Plastic or Tectonic: Tectonic.
Is the architect a victim of circumstances?: No.
Can architecture be used as a language?: Yes.
Is architecture a means or an end?: Means.
Is architecture democratic?: No.
Should architecture be democratic?: No.
Spider, bee, or ant. Which is the best architect?: Spider, it's a more singular act.
Is architecture masculine or feminine?: Masculine.
One of your favorite buildings?: Kimbell Art Museum.
Farnsworth House or Glass House?: Glass House.
Corb or Mies?: Corb.
Less or more?: More.
Form follows function?: No.
Between art and science, where is architecture situated?: Depends on the definition of those two...right where they get confused.
Soundtrack:Preen Womenswear A/W12 Tracklist:
Emptyset – Void
The Jam – The Butterfly Collector
PTP – Rubber Glove Seduction
Mandy Smith – I Just Can't Wait (Segment)
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater Dolorosa
Aphex Twin – Ptolemy Preen
This blog will document the next three years of the Yale School of Architecture Class of 2014, through images, texts, video and various media. It will maintained by all 55 students and reflect the collective effort over the next three years.