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Architectural Ficciones I – Beijing

I – The Warehouse Geming Tang sits smoking Double Happiness, wearing only an open Zhongshan jacket, silk boxers, tea shades and a pair of 1957 low-cut oxford All Stars. All priceless, all real connoisseur’s collectables. He opens a vintage 1989 … Continue reading

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Architectural Cyborgs – Nanotechnology and the Potential for Living Architecture

The real destiny of the machine [is] to merge itself with natural organisms. –       Jack Burnham, Beyond Modern Sculpture, 1968 Prelude: In 1928, R. Buckminster Fuller presented the design for his Dymaxion House to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) … Continue reading

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Buckminster Fuller, Mixed Metaphors and the Radiolarian

With the introduction of “Buckyballs” and “Fullerenes” into the scientific lexicon in 1985, Fuller’s conquest of the molecular milieu seemed complete, and his system of geodesic design gained the full weight of scientific legitimation.  This kind of migration, from the … Continue reading

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An Entirely Parenthetical Discussion of Place, From No Place in Particular

A Critique of Marc Auge’s Analysis of Place and Non-Place The power of poetry is not that it has the ability to render the true beautiful, but rather that it can seemingly render the beautiful true, even when its object … Continue reading

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Quick Note on Provocations

The following provocations are designed to generate discourse around contemporary issues of architectural design and its relationship to emerging, or existing technological paradigms.  Each provocation begins with an historical and/or theoretic excursus, followed by a series of questions raised by … Continue reading

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Desiderata Archive

While this is the last project being presented here, it was the first fully realized (and ongoing) project I produced in the Department of Media Study.  In this way, we come full circle, concluding, as it were, at the beginning.  … Continue reading

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Buffalo Voids

If the first project addressed issues of spatial displacement, resulting from the quantum experiential quality of contemporary location-based digital media, Buffalo Voids creates moments of temporal displacement in an urban environment.  This was done by reinserting the audio environment from … Continue reading

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