Authors: Alex Ahmad- Arek Keshishian- Harry Varnavas- Vamsi Krishna Vemuri
Instructors: Chris Thackrey- Michael Pryor- Pavlina Vardoulaki
Design Morphine – Dynamic Mutations V3.0 Workshop
The significant Russian Revival Architectural elements from the Sveti Nikolai church at Sofia, are newly appropriated from their rich historic narrative and are exemplified and revived in an unfamiliar big data paradigm. The shift from the original and the reformation of the parts in the newer digital reality, is envisaged with a loss of data or the Glitch. In conjunction to the loss, is the scramble and coalescence of the data fragments forming dissimilar affiliations and inducing a stranger mutated coexistence.
These new fragments of data frame a new fiction altogether, and are kit bashed together in this Digital reality, where they attempt to reconstruct a divergent Architectural narrative. This proposes a dysfunctional and hitched reading of the whole Project.
The elements/fragments are alleviated from their true scales, dimensionalities and proportions, and are mutated to produce the Glitcheon, a post digital Neo-Grotesque Cathedral. The rich historic character, color and texture embedded in the church is restructured as scattered arbitrary data fragments, that often oscillates between legibility and illegibility, of their source construct and these fluctuations and disengagements are encompassed relieving the formal notions of the cathedral and are perceived through the unexhausted idea of the Glitches in architecture.