Posted by Ryan on January 09, 2004 at 23:23:57:
In Reply to: MY portfolio.... posted by Neill on January 09, 2004 at 16:32:40:
I think the next step for you would be to attend an non-technologically based College of Architecture, meaning a school whose impetus is based upon theoretical research, not drafting. The ability to draw and render can stagnate as only a tool, the most important tools you possess are your ideas and the brain they come from. The ability to develop an idea, that is your own, will give you the key to enter into the architectural culture, and not just in the sense of producing a sketch and finalizing construction sets, but it will help you to define the intention behind how the type of paper you've used to make your marks upon relates to the idea your trying to convey. I was in the same boat as you appear to be in now when I was in highschool, and its a good boat. I had and still have a deep appriciation for Mr. Franker Lloyd Wright, but I now understand his designs as intention instead of buildings. The underlying tone of his concept is incredible and still remains, arguably, untouchable. Dont be consumed in the product but be consumed by the idea, because the idea, within its conditions, will delegate the architectural object. Good Luck with everything!! Here are some architectural offices to look at: UN Studio, Steven Holl, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam. Some books to also look at are; Unfold, and Move by Ben van Berkel, S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas; Immaterial/Ultramaterial: Architecture, Design, and Materials (Millennium Matters)edited by Toshiko Mori; Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design by Ellen Lupton; these are just a few and should get you going.
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