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  • Soft Boiled

    Soft Boiled
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc Undergraduate Thesis
    Advisor: florencia PITA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    emmy MARUTA: This thesis seeks “twoness” through defining notions of soft and hard. The “Soft” and “Hard” can vary characteristically from the visible to invisible. The intimate friction between the two mediums produces twoness that creates an environment that extends beyond the surface.

    The “twoness,” to be with two, is defined by the combination of mediums with qualitative or inherent differences. The twoness in this project is featured in the voluptuous surface and sharp skin. The two combined creates a friction that affects the surface’s reflection and luminosity that results in an optical disturbance in the curvature making it difficult to understand where the surface lies, therefore creating an architectural blur. The blur is a palpable and intentionally graphic reading of the architecture that shifts from a visual fuzz (soft) to physical moment of “ouch” (hard). This oscillation between mediums pushes architecture out beyond its own envelope allowing for palpability.

    By encouraging a reading of palpability, rather than being limited to the literal image of a building (literal v. palpable), would result in making architectures that produce palpable materiality allowing for a vivid experience.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    FPMOD, kruysman-proto, Andrew Atwood

    Additional credits and links:
    [maruta-e.com]

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