Week 07: Stories

Eduardo Galeano’s writing escapes simple classification. He blended history, anecdote, testimony, myth, and more in single paragraphs, even sentences. The stories in Soccer in Sun and Shadow are narrative blends (an important part of architectural thinking) that we’ll talk about for the rest of the semester. You don’t have to know anything about Soccer, you …

Week 07: Project 2

Three steps for getting Project 2 off the ground. Each step addresses some of the issues that were brought up during Monday’s review. Step 1: Identify a specific material condition (folds, thinness, openings, texture, etc) in your project 1 On-Site models. We will work together to identify one material condition. Own that condition, really own it, …

Week 05: Risks

This week went by very quick — lots of images, casts, and a little bit of talking. The first three days of week 06 are critical. Make decisions, make compelling images, revise your casts, write and reflect on your work. Take intellectual risks — don’t be boring — by building specific narratives that expand the …

Week 04: Talk More

It's time for each team to own their projects (casts and imaging), and begin to talk more about their work. It's difficult to talk about the uncertainties that the projects foreground (i.e. : "I don't know what to say"). TRY -- tell a story that is specifically related to the things you've done. The readings, …

Week 04: Site

fa19_arch-451_project-1_site Above is a PDF diagram highlighting an area of "Sexhauer Field (formely State Field)", the site for each team's Reader's Cave. We will talk about more criteria for considering "site" in studio and during our visit. The images below were downloaded from the SDSU Digital Image Archive Aerial view of South Dakota State College, …

Week 04: Human Form(s)

You've seen images of Hubert van Eyck's paintings pinned up around studio -- more from our conversations about Late Gothic / Early Netherlandish / Northern Renaissance art -- and more to come. Look at the collections of people: the form(s) they make, how they occupy space, the depth of the space, their collective focus, and …