Civic Mutations

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What am I testing in this thesis?

  • That modern architecture is singular, dead, restricted and insignificant. (Are those valid? Questions to ask myself, but a great source of debate in this topic can be found here.)

Note: This blog will occasionally act as a online sketchbook which hold a collection of fragmented and random thoughts. This entry is just one of the many that has been posted online.


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Architecture 2.0


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Progress-Scale Comparison Analysis

Scale comparison analysis

Work in Progress: Scale comparison analysis

Technically I shouldn’t really be posting this since it is still in progress, but the idea behind this was to show a chronological progression of a few example of urban spaces in relationship to my thesis site at the Bulfinch Triangle. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

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The Inter-net

Bumped into this while reading some articles on gizmodo. Pretty cool video.

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Frequent Updates

I’ve been going through different themes for this blog, but I think I found one that I’m going to stick to (Thanks to Derek). It’s quite difficult when you don’t have control on the pre-made themes available, but I don’t have enough knowledge to edit the CSS and primarily don’t have the time to customize anything at the moment. On another note, since I saw this video (embedded below) a few days ago, I think I’m going to start a routine and update my blog more frequently than usual (crossing my fingers-hoping I have enough content to share).

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Thesis Studio at the BAC


My spot inside Thesis Studio (sharing with another student)

It may be a bit late to say that the school’s semester just started (classes started two weeks ago), but I can say that thesis semester just started – for me at least. Unless something else changes, the picture above will be where I’ll be exchanging information with fellow classmates, friends and family for the next year. Hopefully it’ll be a good one. Not much have progress in my thesis project yet, I’ve managed to discuss my proposal with my Thesis Representative – Arturo Vasquez and was able to get some good feedback from it.

Nolli Plan Detail of the Pantheon

Nolli Plan Detail of the Pantheon

For the past few days, I’ve been collecting Google Earth images and drawing up figure ground plans (much like the Nolli Plan above) for different public spaces in comparison to my thesis site. Apart from a scale comparison, the chosen sites are a collection of modern and classical public squares to reflect the different purpose it serves and their relationship between its period in time. Other than that, it provides a historical point of view and precedent studies on current civic spaces.

What challenges lies ahead for a new formation of civic spaces? Our current modern life have been heavily affected by digital technology, should our civic spaces mutate to reflect our lifestyle this generation?


Scale comparison of civic spaces

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