subtraction, creative destruction, tabula rasa, metamorphosis, event, planned obsolescence, entropy
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.
Zhang, Sherina, "Subtraction: A Construction in Reverse An Event of Metamorphosis" (2015). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 313.
Syracuse School of Architecture 2015
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