Joseph Sgambati III | Thesis Prep
“If architecture is clothing and clothing is architecture, then the designer is a tailor who crafts standardized clothes for a machine age, rather than a specialist in haute couture.” This machine age mentality is far from appropriate in a culture today that witnesses rapid permutations of fashion and ever shifting architectural canons. Clothing is one the most basic methods of constructing and preserving one’s identity in an rapidly changing world.
I contend that typical, static architecture can be activated and made transient for the inhabitant through the use of sartorial language, and study of textiles, applied to surface treatment that results in a construct capable of adapting, observing, and expressing a style or identity of a person, place, or time.
Status: School Project