Vipin Raj Aggregated Assemblies
Stan Allen: From Object to Space I agree with Allen points on how Architecture has evolved from its origins to the present day. Architecture used to follow precise rules on forms and axiality and organization but today these rules are not relevant to modern times. Even though we are designing with ever more complex ideas the core of architecture is changing because of materials invention and complex principles such as the voronoi. Architecture went form being about the object to being about the space occupied. I think that this is a better approach because you are envisioning space as central part rather that a by‐product. Allen goes on to say that we need to critically rethink relationship of parts and architectural elements. We accept the relationships that have been set up long before our time and take it for granted as that is the way things without ever questioning if there is a better way. The article also talks about digital Iields Iield of data streamed digitally where each pixel is coded differently but act in unison with each of the other pixels to form a whole. This is relevant to architecture because in a building each of the parts although separate also have to act as a whole for the building to be successful. In it Allen also states that we as architects have to stop the traditional top down building approach and start from the bottom up. This is where Iield study plays an important role in the design from analyzing the behavior of masses in motion and the dynamics of use. I think that this is an important statement because this is a more Iluid way of designing because you are designing not with preconceived notions but base on facts from studies and are creating something that works and not just for looks. I think that this article is very relevant for today because it looks at architecture not from the perspective of a individual whether it is the designer or the client but it looks at it from the perspective of the whole the masses the people occupying the space. It realizes that the cities are pieces of lost orders and never realized totalities. It is based on these complex ideas that we have to build our infrastructure on and not the preconceived notions that are set in place from long dead orders. The only way to do this is to give up some measure of control and to give extensive thought on how to integrate a majority of these issues into a more uniIied design. This will further the craft of architecture and help progress humanity to the next level.
Published on May 27, 2010