Sunday, March 1, 2009

opus : week five observations

ethan aiken draws together PRESENCE, PRECEDENT and MOMENTS in reminding us all that buildings set scenes to draw people in…these scenes are made from examining past architecture and shaping particular aspects and characteristics (MOMENTS) for the building at hand. in drawing to the larger context, ethan suggests that where buildings in the ancient world were more singular in purpose, key DUALITIES exist within roman buildings, but all represent order arising from chaos, as “we are moving towards the buildings that we know today.”
david harrill's drawing of san vitale in describing duality.

david harrill
admits that he believes that the words this week don’t relate as well as past weeks. yet in his post, he shows us all of the connections from history to studio, to drawing class, and to drafting class….there must be something to all these connections made that pulls the week together.

micah martin's contour drawing for duality.

micah martin
offers the big comparison of the week: “i realize now that the architecture in rome reveals a society that much reflects our own society here in America,” drawing on the cues from the baths exercise of mid-week. micah’s well composed and grounded use of roth and blakemore sources as an internal rhythm for his post. he also makes an astute reflection on civility in roman society noting that “the civic structures in Rome, especially those of the baths, served as a framework for the society” by “giving work to those who built it,” and through the creation of “narrative in civility” suggested by the variety of users to these structures.

philip snider's studio project.

phillip snider provides examples of his own work to demonstrate both DUALITY and MOMENT, as shown here….sadly, these great examples don’t continue through the entire post. erica anderson’s post, similarly, does not bring to the fore the salient points of the week to talk about VOICES in architecture and design, utilizing the prompts MOMENTS, PRESENCE, PRECEDENT, DUALITIES, and METRICS. all of these prompts lead toward stories for each building or place, a point to push further in the blog entries.

TO THE CLASS...continue to adhere to the tenets and requirements of the rubric for posting. citations are important, as is connective, synthetic writing throughout each post.

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