Students: Daniela Atencio, Rishabh Khurana, Ana Zapata, Ken Zhu
Studio Title: Spitting Images
Instructor: Peter Testa
This design research project starts by manipulating, translating, and transcoding image-based pixels into representations of different resolutions as generators of information and image in the definition of form – an ‘ontology of the image’ freed from geometrization. The project was initiated with reference to the spatial matrix of Mies van der Rohe’s Toronto Dominion Centre (1963-1969).
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Students: Ashley Sholder, Pompay Zhu
Studio Title: Manferdini-Vertical FALL2012 – unFamiliar Matter
Instructor: Elena Manferdini
Carved in Stone explores the relationship between fine grain and geometry, the illusion of depth, and the fusion of synthetic and natural materials. The use of rich texture with exotic coloration and dramatic fractures across a field of mosaic bricks establishes a parallel surface network, one that alternately camouflages and reveals each brick’s topography while at the same time displays a dizzying complexity over it’s macro organization.