Workshop by Erick Cárcamo
Teaching assistants: Ida Hammarlund, Caroline Dieden, Andreas Amasalidis.
The workshop is interested in exploring innovative, potential architectural expressions of a current discourse through techniqe elaboration and obsession of excess, under the notions of beauty, aestthetics, etc, as an ultimate condition of design.
The goal of the workshop will be to keep developing the notion of geometric variations at a level of spohistication so that questions towards beauty and relevance can begin to be understood in a contemporary setting, and emerging paradigms of aesthetics, the grotesque and the horrific. Through the investigation into the potential of software to allow for control over sophisticated geometries, we will attempt to negotiate the question of topology within the condition of surface and how the surface condition emerges through controlled expert geometries. The workshop forces each student to operate within an expertise towards intuition through software and advancement of the discipline through a precise contemporary understanding of architecture's reliance on surface, performance, and emotion to expand its discourse.