Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

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SHATTERED! (The Potential of Fracturing Architecture)

Students: Alberto Alfonso + Juan Benavides
Studio Title:   MOTION AND MONOLITHICITY ESTm Summer 2013
Instructor: Marcelo Spina + Andrew Atwood

While taking on the combination of the seemingly disparate notions of MONOLITHICITY and MOTION, the project purposefully creates (mis)perceptions and (mis)representations of solidity, joinery, texture and building typology.  Through the means of a series of operations at multiple levels, this project investigates the mystification of the dualistic correlation between inside and outside, addresses the issue of part to whole relationships and probes the tenet of stability in architecture.

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Nested Figures and Loose Outer Skins

Students: Juan Benavides
Studio Title: Wiscombe Studio Fall 2012, Nested Figures and Loose Outer Skins
Instructor: Tom Wiscombe

The LOVE CHILD is an analogy that works on 2 ways: on the one hand to identify the project as the product of an evolutionary TREND with the sectional problem of the typology of BOX IN A BOX of cavernous interior space and the exterior manifestation of the inner box to the outside; on the other hand, this particular iteration of the project is the spawn of SECTIONAL concerns and the application of 2 Dimensional Graphics (TATTOOS) to obfuscate the reading of the massing and emphasize or blur certain readings of the building.
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SCI-Arc's ESTm Master program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.


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