United New Internationalists

Posts in Architecture
82 Line

Therefore if I were to take a building, out of pure function alone, I would want to line things up. From the outside in and simultaneously: inside out, accounting for services, construction; but lining everything up: calculating to perimeter lines, superior absolutism and end points to the edge.

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68 Architect

Creativity is without doubt all you need to be an architect, and I have it in bounds.  To make spaces, through plan, elevation and section is exactly what makes me tick.  There are few other vocations where one can get to grips with 3 dimensions of creative space other than sculpture and installation art. 

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57 Spaces

There are many forms of spaces within spaces, including: cupboards, shelves, draws, mouse holes, and the concept of negative and positive space, within a house.  But we are not too interested in the smaller spaces, as long as they are neatly tucked in, yet a tea-pot in a kettle conjures the concept we are after.  A negative space would be under a table, and a positive space would be the space on top of it for which it was purposefully built.

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56 God

God Imaging Faces.

What is a rose? If not a face? What is a petal? If not taste? What is kind, if not the mind? What is gentry? If not a Century ago.

What is a rose? If not a face? What is a petal? If not taste? What is kind, if not the mind? What is gentry? If not a Century ago.

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55 Buildings

Places and Spaces I've been, (Byrd.D, 'Places & Spaces', 1975, Blue Note, USA), include towns, cities, the beach, but there is something majestic about the dopamine fuelled forest; expounding oxygen, and magnifying magnificent magnitudes of flight, scabrousness, furfuraceous, scurf, on the ground, and a gradual gradation grinding up the trees, and letting go of buds, seeds, caps, and leaves themselves, for the trees speak to me; and then I switch on the radio.

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50 1984

Colloquy of detachment detailed to breathe stark blizzard storms.  Racing the eye for tranquility, alien invasion.  They are at once blessed and defiantly proud to be American, so iconic of where this world has gone hey wire over lost inclusion to create cheap inclusion of many.  Martha I govern you, Martha I reign supreme.  So effortlessly and effervescently spring like, yet only nature could overgrow mans intervention with rage, passing the buck into simple materialistic dualism.  Concrete complete.

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25 Mono

The current zeitgeist since the turn of the Millennium is Meta-Modernism. A dynamic between Plato’s North-South, Love-Hate, Indulgent-Prudent poles of Metaxis from where the name derives. Today we stand at the epi-centre of hard and fast thinking as to where and how we will move forward within this court. There must be more than meets the eye in this aesthetic, cultural, neo-devolutionary paradigm. Once there was one, ‘Mono’: creation,

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24 Legacy

Construction incorporates corporeal body, ethical sanity and evangelical class.  There are two modes to the incorporation of rules to the construction of legitimate abstract amalgamations of ultimate construction.

1.     Is to take 2 dimensional phenomena and 3 dimensionalise it.

2.    Is to categorize ones thinking into amorphous fragmental forms. 

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23 Stencil

I have been involved in the design of large scale buildings and urban spaces since the beginning of my architectural education.  This has led me to design on a large scale and in essence avoided really understanding the concepts of detail.  My thinking has always been broadly based around urban concepts, object architecture, and spatial organization.  There is a level of detail that is rarely touched upon in architectural education, which involves the details of construction.  This scale and level of in-depth inquiry interests me a great deal, in-order to become more in tune with the tactile qualities of building.  

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20 Continuum

‘In this stream of the poor, the element of irresistibility, which we found so intimately connected with the original meaning of the word “revolution”, was embodied, and in its metaphoric usage it became all the more plausible as irresistibility again was connected with necessity – with the necessity which we ascribe to natural processes, not because natural science used to describe processes in terms of necessary laws, but because we experience necessity to the extent that we find ourselves, as organic bodies, subject to necessary and irresistible processes. 

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