Begum Baysun

Begum Baysun

Los Angeles, CA, US



“Humanity itself is attached to a margin of error. The margin of error is our margin of freedom.”

Stanley Cavell

Precision is a long-standing ideal in architecture; it mattered, for example, that the diameter of the Pantheon’s rotunda was equal to its height. Even Modernism made the walls whiter, while mass production made architecture yet more precise. Precision remains the norm. Thus, error has become a special fear in Architecture; fear of deviating from precision. We now live in a world where the margin of error is defined instead by software interfaces. To explore this, this thesis exploits the margin of error in modeling software to throw into relief the oppression of precision and to break its fetishization in architecture.

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Status: School Project
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
My Role: Project Designer