Title

Transmutations

Authors/Contributors

Marlon Blackwell

Document Type

Video

Date

Spring 2-3-2015

Embargo Period

5-23-2016

Keywords

architecture, transmutation, marlon blackwell

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

Syracuse University School of Architecture Spring 2015 Lecture Series: "Transmutations" by Marlon Blackwell on February 3, 2015 at Slocum Hall

Additional Information

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, USA Ford Fellow, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Working outside the architectural mainstream, Blackwell discusses his architecture and design process as being based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and building typologies and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Blackwell demonstrates how ideas and actions are generated from careful observations of intersections of nature-made and culture-made conditions particular to an architectural situation. Using examples of selected design works from his firm, Marlon Blackwell Architects, he demonstrates that a resilient architecture can be achieved as interplay between details, form, and place. In particular, he illustrates the necessity of being responsive to environmental factors, the specificities of site, and sustainable design principles that ultimately provide an architecture that can be felt as much as it is understood, as immediate and tactile as it is legible, contributing to the fundamental civic dignity of communities.

Source

local input

Creative Commons License


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Share

COinS