Authors/Contributors

Sherina Zhang

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

12-2015

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

subtraction, creative destruction, tabula rasa, metamorphosis, event, planned obsolescence, entropy

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

This thesis initiates with debates between entropy of a building’s finite ending and metamorphosis of a building’s new beginning. According to Robert Smithson entropy is “an irreversible condition, where everything is gradually wearing down”. The works of Gordon Matta Clark, infused with understanding resulting in the increase of entropy, prevents architecture to pass beyond the point of irreversibility. Clark performs a set of minimalistic acts that provide architecture in obsolescence with an after life.

Source

Syracuse School of Architecture 2015

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