Archinect - University of Michigan Taubman College 2014-04-17T13:10:28-04:00 thesis semester, midpoint+one doreo 2011-03-18T16:33:01-04:00 >2013-09-03T06:31:21-04:00 <p>this week i've been zooming out and attempting to draw the concept of the enormous without relying on program or site to contrast it. <br> first attempt: dashes<br><br><img src=""><br><br> bigger version <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> (the printed version is 40x32)</p> thesis semester, midpoint doreo 2011-03-10T22:15:33-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br> drawing+model (on the wall)<br><br><img src=""><br> detail of the drawing<br><br><img src=""><br> detail of the drawing<br><br><img src=""><br> detail of the drawing<br><br><img src=""><br> and a screenshot of the film that was playing<br><br> thesis semester, week four. doreo 2011-02-08T14:50:21-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br><br><b>drawing</b><br> plan view and composite drawing of the relationship of program elements to the highway (in blue)<br> thesis semester, week three. doreo 2011-01-28T15:41:42-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:19-04:00 <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br><br><b>drawing</b><br> juxtapositions of five generic conditions of program that have been informed by the logic of the enormous. using vectors (shown in blue) to track movement through each spatial condition, patterns of density begin to arise.<br><br><br><b>theorizing</b> <br> how program can be connected to a network. <br><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br><br><b>reading</b><br> foa <i>phylogenesis</i> on multi-layered infrastructure<br> mike webb <i>temple island</i> on ridiculous drawings<br> neil denari <i>gyroscopic horizons</i> on placelessness v. place without limit thesis semester, week two. doreo 2011-01-21T16:51:25-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <img src=""><br><br> site drawing of the I-15 between las vegas and los angeles.<br><br> (lighter orange is landscape, blue is the paths of vehicles, and red-orange is the hand motion to turn on and off a turn signal) thesis semester, week one. doreo 2011-01-11T14:03:52-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <img src=""><br> poster for the public presentations<br><br><br><img src=""><br> all one hundred thesis students all made identically-sized books printed through lulu<br> thesis (book) doreo 2010-12-02T22:54:02-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <a href=";;showFlipBtn=true" target="_blank">Open publication</a> - Free <a href="" target="_blank">publishing</a> - <a href="" target="_blank">More thesis</a><br><br> (thesis seminar final result) mapping + speed doreo 2010-10-24T17:28:40-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <i>This is another little bit of my thesis project. The first part is <a href="" target="_blank"> here. </a> </i><br><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br> One mapping of the view out the car windshield along a vector. <br><br><b>known knowns</b><br> Projects designed for transient users require a method of representation that transcends static depictions of space, occupation, and circulation.<br><br> Representation is inherently subjective. <br><br> Activity and movement are inherently noisy and in representing it this noise is either lessened or amplified to achieve a certain effect. <br> thesis, blog. blog, thesis. doreo 2010-10-10T18:58:55-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <i>In an attempt to document my thesis project over the course of the next seven months, I'll be posting my progress. First up is my thoughts on site in relation to infrastructural networks. The images are snippets from a series of maps that are used as locative visual media for the work. </i><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><b>known knowns</b><br> The site is elastic&mdash;has variable speed, users, and/or paths. <br> The site is conventionally defined by its endpoints. <br> The site is intertwined with multiple infrastructural networks.<br><br> territory las vegas, nevada to los angeles, california. <br> by car: 265 miles. 4 hours 23 minutes. (up to 6 hours 10 minutes in traffic)<br> This particular car trip is devoid of a continuous urban fabric to pass by; rather the view is of the relentlessly monotonous ground of the Mojave Desert&mdash;devoid of distinguishable geological, natural, and even cultural landmarks. A continuous nowhere, the road becomes the only object in the landscape. As such, the trip becomes the event. The anticipation of reaching the dest... end of year one doreo 2010-04-28T20:23:49-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b>design computing/paramod/wednesday nights with frank gehry</b><br><br> The final review for my Digital Project seminar was a few weeks back (nicely offset from other classes). After spending the first portion of the class working through tutorials, the second half was devoted to individual projects that, for some students, correlated with their studio work. The work was documented weekly through blogs (see them all aggregated <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> and my blog <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>). The final products (from undergraduate students through PhD candidates) really took on the parametric nature of the software. The critics at the review raised questions about the role of scripting in design and how constraints/knowledge of a program, like Digital Project, informed our projects. <br><img src=""><br> [final review]<br><br><img src=""><br> [final review]<br><br><br><b>architectural theory+criticism/silent partners+short circuits/"let's unpack this..."</b><br> Part of our preparation for thesis next year, this class was focused on constructing polemics--first written and then visual. The culm... I LOVE YOU BACK doreo 2010-03-22T21:43:47-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br> This week is the student show at TCAUP, so the crit spaces have been taken over by projects from last semester. The top few students from each studio get the chance to exhibit their studio work. <br><br> CMYK hallway before:<br><img src=""><br><br> CMYK hallway during installation (my studio is on the right):<br><img src=""><br><br> CMYK hallway after (from the other end):<br><img src=""><br><br> A very brief selection of the work exhibited (from both undergrads and grad students)<br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br> Also, if any prospective students are visiting this weekend, let me know if you have any questions about the program, studios, robots, etc. the prettiest dictionary doreo 2010-03-11T23:24:30-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Our task for theory this week was to create a visual polemic based on an assigned critical text. Earlier in the semester we worked in groups to analyze and present the text, but now we're on our own to develop a list of terms and a visual means of defining them. <br><br> My text, Nic Clear's AD issue <i>Architectures of the Near Future</i>, relies heavily on examples from science fiction to comment on conceptions of potential futures for the discipline. I chose rather common terms purposefully to able to draw from a wide variety of other texts. <br><br> It's a collage that unfolds to reveal more terms, definitions, and external references.<br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br> And a few others...<br><br> Katie Cressall's work on <i>Flesh</i><br><img src=""><br><br> Sarah Petri's work on Greg Lynn's <i>Form</i><br><img src=""><br></p> Spring Break Reading doreo 2010-02-28T22:18:27-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><br><i>Atlas of Novel Tectonics</i> for Design Computing (Digital Project)<br><br><i>Society of the Spectacle</i> and <i>Points+Lines</i> for Studio<br><br><i>Cadillac Desert</i> for American Space<br><br><i>Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies</i> and <i>Architectures of the Near Future</i> for Theory<br><br> Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds: Mark Dorrian doreo 2010-02-13T17:24:45-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:19-04:00 <p>Lecture: Mark Dorrian "Clouds of Architecture"<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br> An interesting take on the use of clouds in architecture, Mark Dorrian worked through several conceptions of them including buildings that take on cloud-like properties through transparency, projects like Diller Scofidio's "Blur" which create a cloud, and the use of air-conditioning in desert climates. The discussion turned to questions with larger implications, like what is the distinction between clouds and atmospheres? Dorrian answered that these projects are really clouds within clouds. <br> This invites the question of how relevant these types of projects are in the future. Is architecture increasingly about creating clouds? Or is the built environment already just a conglomeration of clouds creating specific internal atmospheres? Is a cloud defined by its "transcendental weightlessness" (Dorrian's term) as an object or how it is inhabited?<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> [Diller Scofidio's Blur from 2002]</p>