ARCH 793AB: Construction, Abstracted

Instructor: Ryan Tyler Martinez

Construction, Abstracted

The goal of this studio was to create a platform for students to understand and develop a thesis topic that supports current trends of architectural discussion in today’s context. Specifically, the studio looked at ‘Construction, Abstracted’ as a disciplinary problem. Throughout the semester, students were asked to participate in a series of assignments that engaged in conversations and theories on this topic. The section focused primarily on different ways of working, both through modes of techniques for accidental and deliberate disciplinary misbehavior to help students argue and position their placement within a larger architectural discourse. Additionally, the studio explored the possibility of misaligning work for creative speculation.

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