Architecture is scenery---the stageset for the drama of life.  ---jef7rey HILDNER
s u r f a c e _7  A R C H I T E C T | THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON Undergraduate Design Studio: SPRING 2002

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ARCHITECTURE IS REAL LIFE WITH THE DULL PARTS CUT OUT.  JEF8.11.2001RY HILDNER        
The Substantiality of Architecture (by Madison Gray)
 
[ARCHITECTURE is] . . . the conception of the world as law-bound in the relation of simple elementary components, yet open, unbounded, and contingent as a whole.
---Meyer Scaphiro "On Some Problems of the Semiotics of Visual Art: Field and Vehicle in Image-Signs"
The artist's function is the mythologization of the environment and the world.
---Joseph Campbell "The Hero's Adventure"
 
NYC_ The Spanish Connection
CASA HISPANICA FUTURE | 2006 --- For the Department of Spanish Literature of Columbia University in the City of New York.
Cervantes--inventor of the Novel; Picasso, inventor of Cubism, the fountainhead of Modern Art ; Gaudi, inventor of iconoclastic buildings of plastic genius and expressive power; Calatrava, independent-minded modern bridge and building designer. Spain stands for artistic freedom. For radical, forward-thinking aesthetic expression. For unconstrained  intellectual  inquiry. In the spirit of her people who navigated and explored the globe, Spain stands for bold adventure, discovery, and risk. For the progressive and avant-garde in LITERATURE, PAINTING, and ARCHITECTURE,
So does Columbia University.
So does New York City.
 
PROGRAM:
An updated exterior and interior world of VISUAL POWER & MEANING for Columbia University's "noble and crumbling" Casa Hispanica, which was built in 1906.
(A detailed space program provided by Columbia.)
 
SITE: 
116th & Broadway at the end of Claremont Avenue (612 W. 116th Street)
www.columbia.edu/cu/spanish/
www.mapquest.com/
www.oasisnyc.net [click on Maps tab at bottom and type in 10027 for zip code...keep zooming in]
 
SCHEDULE: 
Preliminary Studies Review: Wednesday February 13
NYC Field Trip: Friday February 15---Monday February 18
Mid-term Review: Monday March 11 (Note: Preliminary version of all documents required)
Final Review: Friday May 3
[NOTE: Additional Interim Reviews as required TBA]
 
FINAL REVIEW REQUIREMENTS:
Product
Drawings: Full set of digitally produced/based site plans, floor plans, sections, site sections, elevations, renderings & perspectives (range of scales TBA)
Physical Model: Final site/building model (scale TBA)
Digital Models, Fly Throughs & Video: Some digital aspect of the project, ideally in motion, is required
Process
Sketches, study models, reference images:  In-process support materials that tell the visual/intellectual/poetic backstory (or thesis of the project) are required
 
RECOMMENDED TEXTS:
The Architecture of Columbia: Educational Visions in Conflict
Hilary Ballon, Columbia College Today, January 2002, pp. 14 -21
Barcelona (Antoni Gaudi, Casa Mila, 1906-1910)
Madison Gray deep_SIGHT Review April 2000
Picasso Lessons
Madison Gray deep_SIGHT Review June 2000
Empty/Full
Madison Gray deep_SIGHT Review November 2001
Significant Space
Madison Gray deep_SIGHT Review September 2000
Delirious New York : A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Rem Koolhaas, Reprint edition (January 1995) Monacelli Pr; ISBN: 1885254008
S,M,L,XL
Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau. Hardcover (June 1998)
Penguin USA; ISBN: 1885254865
Zaha Hadid: The Complete Buildings and Projects
Zaha Hadid, Aaron Betsky. Paperback (October 1998)
Rizzoli International Publications; ISBN: 0847821331
EL Croquis
SPECIAL REPRINTS/MONOGRAPHS (hard cover)
N.53+79 O.M.A. Rem Koolhaas 1987-98
N.52+73(I) Zaha Hadid 1983-1995 
Carlo Scarpa
Castelvecchio Musem
 
Cervantes 1605/1615
Gaudi 1906-1910
Picasso 1907
Scarpa 1956 [Italian]
Calatrava 1991-96
 

 

MOVE
Compositional Form
Spatial Strategies
FigureField: Making the Figure & Marking the Field
Framing:  Windows and landscapes---sights and sites...exposures and enclosures
Empty/Full
 
MEANING
Poetic Content
Imagery
Story
Expression
 
The elements of the site rise up like walls panoplied in the power of their cubic coefficient,
 stratification, material, etc., like the walls of a room...
The Greeks on the Acropolis were animated by a single thought,
drawing around them the desolate landscape and drawing it up into the composition. 
---Le CorbusierTowards a New Architecture  1923
 
Architecture is the world in a building. JEF1.14.2002RY HILDNER.
---See  The Substantiality of Architecture (by Madison Gray)
 
 
I revere learning because it is a fundamental inspiration. It isn't just something that has to do with duty; it is born into us. The will to learn, the desire to learn, is one of the greatest of inspirations. --- Louis Kahn, "I Love Beginnings"

I don't think it's very useful to open wide the door for young artists; the ones who break down the door are much more interesting. ---Paul Schrader

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ARCHITECTURE IS THE STAGESET FOR THE DRAMA OF LIFE.  JEF8.15.2001RY HILDNER

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