suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
stevenMA: this thesis is about style. stylistic individuation is the contemporary meaning of style. this thesis investigates how style emerges in practice at the highest articulation of a coherent combination of forms and aesthetics. it is also the intention of this thesis to evolve new speciation, new style and new aesthetics through the production of liminality.
this thesis introduces liminal form – constantly evolving the relationship between systems to create forms that are held in maximal tension in relation to one another, suspended in a permanent state of incomplete transition. this incomplete transition allows one to recognize originality. one’s sense of identity dissolves to some extent, bringing some disorientation. it is an “in-between state” of an open-ended mutating system that allows for infinite growth.
calligraphical aesthetics is a stylistic formal language that integrated to balance the legibility in the progression of combining and mixing these complex formal systems. the formal qualities of calligraphy allow complex spatial arrangement to be handled with effortless fluidity.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sM: hernan diaz alonso
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sM: crib sheets – notes on the contemporary architectural conversation.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sM: hernan diaz alonso/ zaha hadid/ wolf prix