• shifting hybrids

    shifting hybrids
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    reynolds DIAZ jr / chris DORSEY: Chelsea has an interestingly diverse mixture of programmatic activity. In this diversity, a constant flux between private and public interfaces resolves in a fragmented spatial matrix. Program increasingly divides as you move away from the Hudson River. As a result, this filtration of program continues throughout the site.

    Large enclosed spaces provided static spatial formations in the form of a performance hall. While progressing through, these programmatic shifts breakdown in scale into dynamic spaces, such as boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, commercial and event spaces, eventually blending into a landscape underneath the Highline Park. In general, these shifts in program occur through subtle changes in surface performance and yet flow as a coherent entity.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    rD+cD: Hina Jamelle, Ali Rahim, Adam Hostetler, H. R. Giger

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

    rD+cD: Gilles Deleuze – The Logic of Sensation, Jacques Derrida – The Animal That
    Therefore I Am, The Black Keys, Karate, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    rD+cD: Contemporary Architecture Practice, MONAD Studio, SU11, Ruy Klein, Xefirotarch

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    • person01 Says:

      this is the most obnoxious piece of shit.

    • anon Says:

      oh awesome, another blob devoid of any structural integrity and genius loci! yessss

    • Friend Says:

      dear person01

      i would advise those who lack an understanding and appreciation for exploration in avant-garde design and architecture should get a time machine and return to a time period that is more suitable for you. Rather than criticizing a project where you did not engage in the studio (and therefore lack the understanding for the premise of the studio), you should perhaps restrain yourself to magazines like architectural record which might me a more suitable publication for you to look at.

    • anon Says:

      a real designer would focus on what makes a performance space useable in the most basic sense of the word and see how their “avant-garde” (read: parametric maya blobs) can create a real working space, rather than just a shell that “looks pretty.” A real designer takes the problem at hand focus on how they can solve that problem through new materials, structure and designs. It is not as simple as a parametric applique an a label of what the space is.

      There needs to be a line drawn between art and architecture. There is no problem with crossing that line, but people should start to learn where one ends and the other starts.

    • Friend Says:

      dear anon

      first of all, this project was not a parametric design project.
      Just because it applies advanced modeling techniques, doesn’t mean it is parametric design.

      second of all, how you can possibly judge this as a pretty shell when you are looking at simply 5 images out of all the work that had been done throughout the semester. How do you know that there was no exploration in new materials, structure, and design?

      Unfortunately the argument for art vs. architecture will go on forever. If you define rectilinear boxes as architecture, i can only simply say ‘I understand’ (without a lot of respect). With that being said, I don’t think there is anything wrong with a box.

    • anon Says:

      I would say FORTUNATELY the argument for art vs. architecture will go on forever. Cool project.

    • friend of Friend Says:

      Good luck putting these “skills” to use in the real world.

      I agree 100% with anon. Fortunately, for the sake of our field, the professional and built side of architecture doesn’t seem to be following these parametric/grasshopper garbage for anything more than installations at this point.

    • friend of Friend Says:

      most likely a Columbia or Parson School of Design student.

    • i love lamp Says:

      again……this is not parametrically designed……and friend of friend: this douchebag is probably from pratt institute

    • Tgdvb Says:

      Ilovelamp and friend of friend, I am sorry to say you are both wrong, keep trying, but I do agree with anon, despite working with Maya and grasshopper extensively, one should always consider the real world structure and bringing the design to life as a usable space otherwise there is little to show beyond the pretty graphic images, architecture is ultimately about space not image