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MAT 2006

Three projects from the 2006 Michigan Architecture Thesis studios.<br><br> <strong>Megan Conner</strong><br> <em>Threshold to the Uncanny</em><br><br> Advisors: Craig Borum and Neal Robinson<br><br> Narratives are an imprint we leave behind to make sense of the world. Both factual and legendary, these narratives become psycological and aesthetic constructs that act as a source of identity and pride. In using stories of Port Arthur, Texas, and creating relationships between fantasy and reality, a new way of thinking about a city can be formed allowing one to conceptualize reoccupation of a city, in both a practical as well as fantastical sense.<br><br> <strong>David Karle</strong><br> <em>UNFOLDING digital fog</em><br><br> Advisor: Jason Young<br><br> Currently, digital information is streaming through space. Projecting this streaming condition changes our perceptional understanding of the existing condition and allows a new space to be articulated within the city. The co-presence of overlapping grids in downtown Detroit triggers an unfolding of multiple temporalities and spacialities. Objects in this multiplicity pressure traditional conceptions of the city space, while solidifying an instance of the datascape flowing throughout the city.<br><br> <strong>Patricia D. Gruits</strong><br> <em>Untitled Weaving #27</em><br><br> Advisor: Craig Borum<br><br> A textile is a construction of fibers. Producing variable and sequential combinations of warp and weft, a textile can become a complex form. Its interlocking and interlacing components affect the depth, flexibility, translucency, breathability, rigidity, and strength of a continuous surface. Experimentation in woven construction leads to the development of an architecture that reacts to elements of site and context while challenging a new understanding of materiality and spatial relationships.<br>