And we are back, and this is our last semester of Architecture school, ever.
After a long semester of research into the form and techniques of Incusion, we start our journey into the application of those technique to achieve "Novel Effects."
What exactly those Effects are... I will let you know in a few months. I can venture to say that they will aspire to be political/economical/polemical to some degree.
Our project will be designed on the site of the, now closed, Fisk Power Plant in the Pilson neighborhood of Chicago. We are in the initial research phase of site analysis and program discussion, but the project aims to have larger urban implications, to possibly include city policy.
One of the main focuses of the class is that we are not hoping to bring the level of Abstraction down to the standards of build-able Reality, but rather, promote Reality to the intellectual level of Abstraction. Essentially, to not dismiss Abstraction for the "truth" of Reality. The end goal being a well thought out, realizable design, that can stand up conceptually, as well as literally. (maybe that is the goal of all Architecture)
Incused Formal Study from ARCH566 Research Seminar
An in-depth look at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago. The People, The Happenings, The Projects, and the Discussion.