Archinect - At Grade 2014-10-22T11:28:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/65963677/place-of-study Place of Study jjkerner 2013-01-21T15:06:29-05:00 >2013-02-02T13:33:10-05:00 <p> The site in question will be taking place just south of Ames, Iowa at Black&rsquo;s Heritage Farm.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21wve6itxgkh5bk9.jpg" title="">Our specific &ldquo;chamber&rdquo; is part of a seed drying operation that is now defunct due to changes in production of seed corn and consumption. At the height of the production Black farm was the country&rsquo;s largest producer of seed. The farm is now used in a variety of ways the most common being a tourist destination and entertainment purposes. Use value has been switched to <em>display</em> value. To enter the chamber you must open a rusted metal door and step up onto the conveyor belt. (Chamber Entrance*)<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wf72sw8ej6f5jaf5.jpg" title="">&nbsp;An interesting aspect of the chamber is the perforated metal grating used to pull air through the chamber to dry the seed. The perforated metal is at a 45 degree angle so the seed falls into the conveyor belt that then pulls the seed through the rest of the system. (Section*)<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7cmvf41n66qn8zut.jpg" title="">&nbsp;At the north side of the drying chamber is the heater that pulls air through the system, into the chambers. The heated air creates...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65584235/outline-of-study Outline of Study jjkerner 2013-01-16T00:14:11-05:00 >2013-02-02T13:33:17-05:00 <p> "The first day of the last semester" as many of our peers have been bringing up which means new horizons to study. Our horizon of study include full-scale inquiries, moving beyond representational methodologies and precedents as a means of study. The body of work will take place within a dormant seed-drying chamber and will be examining the scale of a family farm unit in respect to an (agri)culture.*</p> <p> <em>Topographical inscriptions give evidence of previous enactments, but they also indicate those that are still occurring and may unfold in the future. -&nbsp;</em>David Leatherbarrow</p> <p> David L. writings have been helping us grasp the questions at hand and will be giving a lecture at Iowa State University on&nbsp;February&nbsp;13, 2013</p> <p> *Syllabus written by Peter P. Goche', Photograph by Justin Wang, depicting threshold of chamber</p>