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FUZZY HOLES

Students: Alejandro Alcala, Oscar DeLeon
Studio Title: ESTm Studio / Fall 2014
Instructor: Marcelo Spina

Create forms that are sliced by urbanistic moves found in the context. We found that the conceptual slicing wasn’t only a useful for form making but also influential in the juxtaposition of materiality

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Non-axisymmetric Disruptions

Students: Seyed Ehsan Ayatollah, Georgios Smyrlis, Abhishek Sakpal
Studio Title: ESTm
Instructor: Hernan Diaz Alonso & Ivan Bernal

The aspiration of the work is proposing to re-examine the possibilities of form generation as an autonomous entity trough the understanding of Rituals of butchery, carving, re assembling following the notion of the forms. Most butchery techniques had the capacity to combine the power of raw mutilations with highly sophisticated formal understanding of organization, as well as saturated and excessive ornament in the instruments of rituals. There is another history and evolution of rituals in relation to the bodies and their mutilations, human and animals alike. These MISFITS produced some of the most contradictory conditions of beauty and horror.

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Ethereal Forms

Students: Seyed Ehsan Ayatollah
Studio Title: ESTm Final Degree Studio / Summer 2014
Instructor: Marcelo Spina & Casey Rehm

Forms recognizable to human eyes are usually supported by the discernable presence of “physical mass,” usually relaying on material but also on contrast, shade and shadow. However, different types of energy flow in the world, invisible to human eyes, creating forms that are as filling of the surrounding space as they are invisible. Moreover, light, which is a form of energy, is only partially visible to the bare eyes; nevertheless, photons and light waves are constantly moving in space hence creating invisible forms.

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Coagulated Form – Brutal Beauty

Students: Seyed Ehsan Ayatollah
Studio Title: ESTm
Instructor: Marcelo Spina

Description: Moving a step beyond from what we now perceive as a process of cohesive formal homogenization in the last two decades, the studio aims to explore the formal and aesthetics possibilities of incongruity in architecture. Rather Than a naïve return to collage, which suggested a collision of multiple opposites to produce disjunction and fragmentation, the studio examined degrees of formal indeterminacy and visual inconsistency as productive means to generate a more genuine and unexpected whole.

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CYBORG ECOLOGIES

Students: Nikita Troufanov
Studio Title: ESTm Final Degree Studio / Summer 2014
Instructor: Marcelo Spina & Casey Rehm

“Beings are irreducible and unique, yet composed of a host of others: a crowded universe, teeming with multitudes. What counts in such a teeming universe is the quality and quantity of affiliations between beings” –Timothy Morton, Architecture without Nature

This project reevaluates the relationship between object and field, so prevalent during the last two decades of architectural production. Moving away from field driven systems of intensities and extensities, the project embraces multiplicities of object-oriented ontologies where the field can be treated like an object. Various interactions between objects and fields create a Cyborg Ecology, or a hyper-object. Ecology here is reinterpreted as a collection of objects instead of a field of discernible interactions. The Cyborg speaks of the strange affiliations between synthetic and natural objects, architecture and landscape. Cyborg Ecologies project seeks to negotiate and unify multiple ontologies into a single and mysterious architectural construct.

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