February 26, 2008
February 22, 2008
Midterm coming up on Monday.
で.. きま. し... た。。。
このモデルには瞬間接着剤 Zap-A-Gap を使っていましたが、制作開始後3日経過。何だか様子がおかしい。科学薬品の臭いが強過ぎて頭痛にだるさ、なにより ぼ～っ としてしまう。この状態で運転中 DUI (Driving Under Influence 飲酒/ドラッグ) の疑いで捕まってしまったら申し開きのしようがないんじゃないか？
明けぬれば くるるものとは 知りながら なほ恨めしき 朝ぼらけかな。
February 21, 2008
Architecture is traditionally concerned with external phenomena such as environmental issues, social conditions, and cultural values. Dislike an art piece that can be displayed in a museum against white walls and neutral lighting, inherently, architecture is not to be perceived independently from its context. Geometry of a building can be communicated through sets of drawing and photographs, but not the physical experience.
Architectural experience should transcend the simple acts of perceiving the geometry. At the same time, designing of the experiences should not limit its procedures in a way that unseen forces are sculpting the building envelops.
Rather, individual’s discovery at the site should become the integral part of the architectural experience.
It is not preservation or reutilization that renovation projects become relevant to the thesis concept “IT HAS BEEN THERE.” While site (environmental issues, social conditions, and cultural values) gives presence to architecture, old gives presence to new. Existing conditions are both restrictions and advantages for architect to work with. As a result, the connections or alignments between old and new become the constant reference to each other, which renew people’s interest to the building. Renovation Projects are the obvious examples where the existing context gives presence to the intervention. The fact -that architects have certain condition from the beginning to work with- leads to the concept of setting up datum geometries and manipulating them.
Coop Himmelblau/ rooftop extension in Vienna
Bernard Tschumi/ fresnoy art center
Michael Rotondi/ Carlson and Reges house
February 20, 2008
Day's End 1975
Gordon Matta-Clark’s works include performance and recycling pieces, space and texture works, and “building cuts.” He uses a number of media to document his work, including film, video, and photography. In his signature work, “building cuts,” perceiving the natural light through new openings is sensational, but it would become even more inspiring if we learn, through his works, that some notions in nature or in society are only noticeable by the existence of violence.
When does creation begin and when does it end?
What’s beyond the building surfaces?
Finished building itself does not conclude people’s experiences. His works aim toward completion through removal and destruction. In the process, new openings against old surfaces introduce physical and conceptual complexity to the space. However, he does not define what-to-be-found from the transformation. The process of discovery depends on people. For him understanding of art in a social context is an essentially generous human act, because each positive attempt of individuals varies from one to another, and it discovers the context -where they belong to- in different ways. Interpretation should be personal. What he creates is the opportunity for people to situate themselves within a larger urban context.
(Left) Conical intersect 1975
(Right) Splitting 1974
February 19, 2008
Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor/ photographer. He creates both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the characters of the environment they are situated. His artworks are site-specific and sensitive to changes in natural material, season, weather, or urban settings. The places that attract him are the places that he feels there is something to be discovered.
True meaning of discovery is not about finding something new, rather noticing things that have been there all the time. Hidden energy is the inspiration for his works.
Each work grows, stays, decays as an integral part of a natural cycle, so the completion of a sculpture is a mere portion of his process. His photographs document how surrounding nature adopt his work over time. Passage of time gives his pieces presence. It is opposite from people and their consciousness which become unable to renew their interest in the processes of life beyond their routine habit. Andy Goldsworthy’s works become the cues for people to refresh their perception toward those forgotten processes within and around natural materials.
Lay down as it started raining or snowing. waited until he ground became wet or covered before getting up.
Dandelion arranged in circle.
Flat topped stones laid in a line to reflect the midday sun.
Quote from his book “A Collaboration with nature”
For me, the experience of looking touching material, place and form are all inseparable from the resulting work. It is difficult to say where one stops and another begins. Place is found by walking, direction determined by weather and season. I take the opportunities each day offers: if it is snowing, I work with snow, at leaf-fall it will be with leaves; a blown-over tree becomes a source of twigs and branches.”
February 13, 2008
Wrote a practical script for another round of mess. I have ridiculous amount of patience when it comes to some crafty works, but I guess if I have to spend three hours doing brainless work anyway (which I don't mind with radio...), I should use the three hours to write a script, then I'll get better. This script lays out polylines flat for print, which is a developed version of orientCurve script I wrote for previous lattice model.
Here is the link to the new script.
Here is the completed model.
February 8, 2008
February 5, 2008
Here is my recent progress in Rhino Scripting. Finally comfortable with array concept. The script in the picture is a good example of "copy-and-paste" script I would call. Within a huge "For... Next" loop, commands are simply copied and pasted from Rhino Script Samples. My only job is to make sure if Inputs and Outputs are consistent.
At one point, Rotate command required arrAxis as an Input, which is different from "a Line." arrAxis is a "3d Vector," which doesn't have any geometry. "a Line" is a string, or object identifier. I got tricked by it for a while. Can I really get hands on CATIA scripting by graduation doing things like this...?
Here is the link to the script.