Saturday, October 28, 2006

Studio- Project Sources

My main agenda for the studio project is to study a compound curving surfaces as a way to get a deeper and broader understanding of controlling curves. Its by far, more complex geometrically than I typically design. Instead of the blob route, I'm trying to create a predominantly concave appearance- spaces collapsing inward but doing so not by eradicating convex surfaces but with a rhythm of concave and convex crossings similar to the time-lapse photographs of milk drops in D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form (a book referenced a lot here). I am also reading a few Greg Lynn essays, not out of an interest for his work but because his writings on curvature are more thought out in terms of the larger history of order in architecture.