MACHINES OF CHANGE
Our contemporary moment can be seen as having many parallels with the postwar period, and not unlike the postwar generation of architects and thinkers, contemporary designers are inevitable faced with the challenge of engaging new technological advances and their implications for architecture.
PROJECT DETAILS_The instrumental and aesthetic implications of architecture’s engagement with science and technology has a long history, part of which includes the period following the Second World War. This interest in a futurist architecture suggested an approach to design based on interdisciplinary practice and technological extrapolation, encouraging architects to look beyond the limits of their own discipline as a means of discovering new forms of knowledge and expertise. Our contemporary moment can be seen as having many parallels with the postwar period, and not unlike the postwar generation of architects and thinkers, contemporary designers are inevitably faced with the challenge of engaging new technological advances and their implications for architecture. This preliminary proposal looks to explore such ideas further in an effort to radically transform the urban condition of the Hudson River Valley.
TEAM_Joe Hines - Undergraduate Thesis
METHODS_Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
ACCOLADES_Selected for University Archiving
THE INDEXICAL MACHINE
The works of the postwar architecture collaboration , Archigram, can be understood as a cultural seismograph of the postwar period. Feeding on the societal climate of a rising middle class and expanded vision of the future, Archigram generated a body of work which aimed to provoke the architectural discipline as a whole. The Hudson River Valley, a region largely in disrepair, is struggling to maneuver through the difficult economic conditions of the 21st century. Through an adoption of many of the critical means of thinking of the post-war period thinkers and designers, the project looks to engage the potential opportunities for new technologies, and the production of new technologies at the urban, building and individual scale.