| Author: Antonio Medina
| Professor: Kristin Barry
| Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning
| Project description:
Through the course of Architecture History 329, through the semester we were discussing concepts of architectural movements and their influences through history. For this specific project, we were to design and create a monument based of extensive research on a particular movement, thus mine being deconstructivism, that would express the ideas and influences of the movement, being associated with architects, theorists, precedent studies, readings, ideas and etc., from the time it was happening to the present. The final deliverable of the project would be a model no larger than 8in x 8in x 8in, representing the movements.
The designing behind the Monument to Movement was not inspired but any other type of architecture; but rather introduced as an independent design without a framework or restrictions; thus, breaking the rules and going out of the maximum required space, making a statement. This moving away from the idea of laying out the function, and then designing around the form around it.
Being based on ideas from architects such as; Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhas and Wolf Prix, The main aspect from these architects was the idea of the grid, from Peter Eisenman and how he would break up the grid and reassemble it. The design when creating the model was based on the limitations I was given, being the volume of 8in x 8in x 8in. With those limitations, I thus created a spatial grid, thus using the idea Eisenman was using with planes but, to rearrange the grid that was created. From that came the idea of both Eisenman’s reassembling the grid and the ideas of Daniel Libeskind, with the additions and subtraction as those of Morphosis and how to think about space. As one can not control the way individual’s move about a space and emotions set by it, it can however influence how they should move and could feel by the way of how it is designed.