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  • (a) Ball
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    [EXHIBITION FINALIST]

    SCI-Arc
    critic: elena MANFERDINI

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    donovan BALLANTYNE: By amplifying the tessellation and porosity of the geodesic dome I am giving the geodesic dome a face-lift.

    This thesis looks to misconstrue the face of the geodesic dome by amplifying its unintentional, yet inherent esthetic, and monumental qualities. I am proposing to bring depth and discontinuity to a typology that has been about continuity and surface. A face with no ears, no eyes, and no nose is not a face. Similarly, a building with no face is not architecture.

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