Archinect - The Line and The Reel 2021-11-26T22:32:39-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150262069/idenity-happy-gilmore Idenity. Happy Gilmore Gor Gevorkyan 2021-05-03T14:51:42-04:00 >2021-10-16T09:46:08-04:00 <figure><strong></strong><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a47ece27e58e5b784be49741880136df.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a47ece27e58e5b784be49741880136df.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure><p><strong>Gor</strong><br></p> <p>The light is shining through my windows, and I hiss at the thought of waking up. To ease the pain that it is a new day, I think about how cool my girlfriend is and wonder what my characters are doing. For most of my life, I have been drawing characters that I can call my own. They take up this space in my head that I call creativity. They are my children, and I want to raise them to be the best, but I need help. From someone that sees life like me or at least understands it.</p> <p><strong>Be Happy</strong></p> <p>My father was never a teacher, he would rarely pass down knowledge for it was not who he is. Thankfully, he would happily support any decision I made. Whether it was playing basketball as the shortest child in school, or wanting to express myself through fashion and drawing. I created a style that was unique to me, and this does come with its flaws. I was an outcast from my team, my school, and the Armenian community for how different I was. I felt as though the stray dog that no one wanted.</p> <p>With ti...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150259039/to-love-life-love-home-harold-and-maude To Love Life, Love Home: Harold and Maude Gor Gevorkyan 2021-04-12T12:11:00-04:00 >2021-04-16T00:43:43-04:00 <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/36/36cc47a43dc24d4d37cfc4f2be2c4c74.gif"><br></figure><p><strong>Harold&rsquo;s Mansion, Maude&rsquo;s Rail Car</strong></p> <p>In the film,&nbsp;<em>Harold and Maude,</em> film director Hal Ashby depicts the psychological effects of one&rsquo;s connection to their home. Harold: an old money directionless twenty-year-old that is begging to be heard by staging theatrical suicide attempts; lives in a mansion that screams formality. Maude: an eighty-year-old holocaust survivor that finds beauty in the unseen; lives in an abandoned rail car that has been personalized to her liking. Two people with juxtaposing backgrounds, find inseparability with one another due to vicarious learning. A home can explain a lot about a person, but what Ashby is trying to showcase is the importance of the size and personality of a home. </p> <p><strong>Juxtaposition</strong></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/72d3a42b67bddf4bda85be173e67780f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/72d3a42b67bddf4bda85be173e67780f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In this movie, we see the world from Harold&rsquo;s point of view. With Harold living in a household that does not encourage personalization, he takes it into his own hands to find ways to make his mark, without making a mark. Harold uses his palatial home that resembles a ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150253786/bad-program-bad-family-royal-tenenbaums Bad Program Bad Family: Royal Tenenbaums Gor Gevorkyan 2021-03-08T12:28:00-05:00 >2021-04-26T21:51:41-04:00 <figure><figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/19/194c3f2fe4b7d0d1db45c714471eaabe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/19/194c3f2fe4b7d0d1db45c714471eaabe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>The Tenenbaum&rsquo;s Home</strong><br></p></figure></figure><p>In the film The Royal Tenenbaums, film director Wes Anderson uses a three-story townhouse to highlight how the characters deal with depression, secrecy, and anger. There is something to be learned from Wes Anderson&rsquo;s meticulous decision to place where each family member is roomed. Families have a culture of their own that may determine an individual&rsquo;s position in life. Each member in the Tenenbaums has unique traits that they present and hide from their family. This could be the result from their family home&rsquo;s program that encourages hierarchy.</p> <p><strong>Hierarchy</strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7f0d515384ca3b9df05fffa77f3b0233.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7f0d515384ca3b9df05fffa77f3b0233.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <p>Wes Anderson separates each sibling by floors to show a hierarchy and reasoning behind their traits. Parents Royal and Ethaline Tenenbaum live on the third floor. Etheline invested into all her children&rsquo;s endeavors. While Royal only cared for his golden boy Richie because he would bet money on his tennis games. Two parents with opposite views in life, have created a hierarchy encouraged by the program. Richie, p...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150252402/adventures-of-chinatown Adventures of Chinatown Gor Gevorkyan 2021-02-28T20:21:19-05:00 >2021-04-15T14:31:05-04:00 <p><strong>Why Are Films Rarely Brought Up In Architecture?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Being a 4th year student in architecture school, there is a rarity of discussions about film. How has film, a piece of media that the world happily consumes, not form a conversation in architecture? Is it because architecture is a &ldquo;serious major&rdquo; that scoffs when inspiration is taken from fictional movies, or is it because no one has even dared to try to start the conversation? </p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;There are numerous films that use architecture to push or emphasize the narrative in hand. Lucky for you, I have currently watched and reviewed upwards of 550 films. Three films that use architectural insights effectively are <em>Royal Tenenbaums</em>, <em>Talented Mr. Ripley</em>, and <em>Chinatown</em>. These three films use architecture to form a setting that gives emphasis to the scene, provides a rock for a family that is about to crumble, and uses a town to describe the lifestyle of one&rsquo;s life. </p> <p><strong>Symbiosis</strong> </p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em> Royal Tenenbaums</em> uses a three-...</p>