DIA StudioX

DIA StudioX

DIA StudioX

Studio X has engaged students with topics of architectural organization as a way of producing form through research. Our primary interest in Architectural Research stems from the Aristotelian understanding that the trinity of basic philosophical qualities


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Studio X has engaged students with topics of architectural organization as a way of producing form through research. Our primary interest in Architectural Research stems from the Aristotelian understanding that the trinity of basic philosophical qualities matter-movement-form are interlinked and that one is defined through the other. This indivisible triad is what we call a living organism.

Studio Manifesto:

The explorations in logics of governance the experimentation with network systems that cohere limited groups of objects and the development of digital techniques to organize the formal aspects of the design.
We continue to seek those forms that debate orderliness and resist simplistic complexities to establish order; we seek the Other, that which pervades the real, the symbolic and the imaginary and their easy politicizations.
Here we seek moments of ”free-ness”, order and messy-ness, form and formlessness, agitated-interwoven-entangled self-producing conditions and their architectural manifestations.

Studio Brief _ Simultaneous forms of unity and dis-unity

Following on the footsteps of the work that was done over the last two years as part of the parametric agenda, the studio this year will focus on the Redesigning of the United Nations headquarters
in New York City.

The project was first conceived as a collaborative effort among a multinational team of leading architects and the designs were evaluated with the eventual selection derived out of the designs
of Niemeyer and Corbusier. Their mission was creating an iconic building that reflect the united nations image, a container that can accommodate all the united nations activities.

A lot of changes have come to the discipline of Architecture since then and the world at large. While the modernist ideals are still appreciated and followed by the architectural world at large,
one can sense that they have been transformed.

The work of philosophers such as Derrida and Deleuze-Guattari have given rise to a more complex set of values that have been explored since the 1990’s and the work of the deconstructivists
and others. Today, the www and the networked economies of information exchange pose a serious challenge to the modernist manifesto.

The parametric way of working and the readily implementable algorithmic functions offer a new way of understanding architecture and space itself. A more elastic and malleable materiality is at hand with novel CAD/CAM technologies, 3d
printing and state of the art computing.

How can architects today engage with projects such as the United Nations headquarters? How would one design the building, the Organization and the representation of the world’s states?

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