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All about color... →
This audio-documentary describes a vivid world of color… How does color work? The cure for color blindness… Where does color come from?
The Barnes Foundation | Tod Williams Billie Tsien... →
Architecture in Schools | Washington Architectural... →
ABSTRACT – Socioeconomic disjuncture manifests itself architecturally along community edges within the urban fabric. These edges signal cultural differences and misunderstandings within a community and demarcate a place to begin reconciliation between the culture of poverty and the dominant culture of middle class America. Responsive architecture begins to attenuate these differences by...
Villi Deployed as Building Skin
Shape Memory Alloy Responds to IR Proximity Sensor… Having Successfully completed the interface between user and component, I must now design architectural ways this technology can be deployed…
IR Proximity Sensor with feedback loop to Shape Memory Alloy
Infrared Proximity Sensor UI… Here the Villi Respond to the proximity of a person (sphere)
Washington Post: Obama takes on Food Deserts in... →
It’s great to see this become a national initiative.
Men emerge from the world, objectify it, and in so doing can understand it and...– Paulo Freire
Socioeconomic disjuncture manifests itself architecturally along community edges within the urban fabric. These edges signal cultural differences and misunderstandings within a community and demarcate a place to begin reconciliation between the culture of poverty and the dominant culture of middle class America. Responsive architecture begins to attenuate these differences by cultivating common...
Experimentation with Arduino Board. This use of Arduino allows humans to interface physically, through electronic sensors. This first set up uses a potentiometer as the UI. Phase two will be to set up a smarter UI such as infrared.
Education either facilitates conformity, or it becomes the practice of freedom…– Paulo Freire
The fate of the poor,” he concluded, “hangs upon the decision of the better-off....– Michael Harrington (The Other America)
‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback →
Decades after Daniel Patrick Moynihan, scholars are conceding culture and persistent poverty are enmeshed.
On Responsive Architecture
When it comes to the idea of responsive architecture, I prefer the concept of user interface (UI) to that of artificial intelligence (AI). A building is neither organism nor is it machine. Architecture should encourage discourse, not always offer solutions… UIs should demonstrate multiplicity. UI reactions should vary in degree ,magnitude and type based on user interaction. An adaptable...
Latent Design… The best architecture comes out of blind inspiration, ideas that come from some place of known unknowns. Ideas that haunt your sleep, your thoughts, and your every breath are the ones that manifest themselves in your work. Sketch them, fold them up, put them away, do something new, but they always come back. The term I use to describe this is latent design. Latent design is not some...
[Buildings] serve as physical devices to perpetuate and facilitate the genre de...
A socioeconomic disjuncture manifests itself architecturally as a rift in the urban fabric. These rifts form edges where cultural differences clash, often resulting in pockets of space devoid of character. This loss of cultural character is one of the main causes of gentrification. Architecture attenuates gentrification by cultivating culture. An architectural mediation in this space between will...
Revised Thesis Statement
Architecture fosters that sense of community that gives a place a culture. Culture leads to the attenuation of displacement of the poor, a direct resultant of gentrification.