Hernan Diaz Alonso, my studio critic from last year, has asked David Boira (my partner in the GSAPP housing studio) and I to TA for him this semester. Have a look at the studio brief and enjoy the Spanish to English translation:
The Horrific and the Grotesque
Hernan Diaz-Alonso with Bryan Flaig
TAs: David Boira and Alex Pincus
This Studio, a belated exercise in Fleshlogy- “becoming-animal,” is not about the mimetic career of biology into and onto architecture, but of the transference of multiple physioiologic scales into the systemic intelligence of the involute surface-dwelling, and back again. The ocular nerve of the owl, the locomotion of the giant jellyfish, the pack logistics of the rat(s), the program of the frog, are not just forms, organic symmetries and baroque geometries. They are machines, they are solutions, partial grammars to take shape for us, and we for them.