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  • the joint as a generative device

    the joint as a generative device
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project

    stephen e. MORA: this project addresses the conventional use of the architectural joint and attempts to transform it into a generative element that becomes dialogic with the other building components. typically the joint is understood and treated as a responsive element that allows the resolution of complex curvature and negotiation of building systems. in short, it is the point of junction between components. though formal exploration, the joint is used to develop an architectural language that has the capacity to work on a gradient of scales and levels.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    seM: medieval armor, automotive design, fashion

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    seM: michael jackson, the dust brothers, arrested development, the big lebowski

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    seM: tom wiscombe, sandra johnson, roland snooks, syn-arc, xefirotarch

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