Architecture is Flat

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  • Ryan Glick, M.Arch. 2013
  • Hometown

    Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
  • Class

    ARCH 8912 Independent Design Thesis
  • Instructor

    Dana Cupkova
    Mark Morris

This thesis challenges two dimensional flatness to act as the primary driver of the formal and conceptual formwork for architecture production. It was my bias that I experience the world as a series of fragmented views. Each view contains the generative potential towards the production of architecture. This thesis operates as a methodology with develops composition as a catalyst for this production. The present architectural discourse is focused on volumetric production as a means of conceptual and formal generation. The architectural discourse is becoming increasingly homogenized through this volumetric object-based mode of production. This object-centric obsession has led to the degradation of artistic architectural invention while simultaneously reducing differences in conceptual identity.