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Disrupt/Displace, Datum Jan 2017

Disrupt/Displace, Datum

Datum: student journal of architecture

A contingency of students from Iowa State and Roma Tre identified the Bakken Oil Pipeline, specifically the portion that cuts through our home of Ames, as a front and a field of action to report. This report is a record of a dialogue about the complexities of architecture’s relationship to political and social issues.


Soma, Amanda Hoefling Jan 2017

Soma, Amanda Hoefling

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


School Of Metaphysics, Jasmine Au, Bradley Daniel, Cole Davis Jan 2017

School Of Metaphysics, Jasmine Au, Bradley Daniel, Cole Davis

Datum: student journal of architecture

The investigation delves into material/immaterial practices in the context of a former military base in the production of a School of Metaphysics and a Waiting Room to be located on the North/Western side of Governors Island (a 172-acre island in Upper New York Bay, approximately 800 yards from the southern tip of Manhattan Island) looking out toward lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The island is a popular and visible seasonal destination for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers offering a diverse and eclectic array of art and culture, recreation and relaxation.


Pendulum, Kellie Walters Jan 2017

Pendulum, Kellie Walters

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


Pattern Pleasure, Bethanie Jones Jan 2017

Pattern Pleasure, Bethanie Jones

Datum: student journal of architecture

A function within our ability to recognize and understand dynamics is visual pleasure. The rate at which one can process something determines their visual response. Qualities known to control visual keenness are contrast, stimulus repetition, symmetry, and prototypicality. Along with visual and semantic priming, these variables increase prudence of visual pleasure. Contrary to the claim that visual pleasure traces to objective stimulus features, beauty is found in the spectator.


Spimes, Prosthetics, And Identity, Daniel Cowden Jan 2017

Spimes, Prosthetics, And Identity, Daniel Cowden

Datum: student journal of architecture

This is about how a future society, in which prosthetics have been normalized and we are surrounded by spime objects, might claim the ability to construct identities which are both personal and physical. We will operate by assuming that being human requires having a physical component, an operational entity. In other words, the “body” is a fundamental part of who we are as humans. The definition of “body” includes a physical identity that is also operational. Spimes are relevant because they allow people to be more involved in the process of “making.” They are developed using an open source model ...


Re-Dux, Jake Spangler Jan 2017

Re-Dux, Jake Spangler

Datum: student journal of architecture

In an investigation on expectations surrounding masculinity, Redux brings awareness to restrictions imposed upon male figures in regard to gender roles and gender performance as a result of social conditioning.


Tourcan, Alex Hochstelter, Joe Kastner Jan 2017

Tourcan, Alex Hochstelter, Joe Kastner

Datum: student journal of architecture

The initial conversation, which led to the creation of these films came from a published study by Heather A Rupp, Ph.D. and Kim Wallen, Ph.D. titled “Sex Differences in Response to Visual Sexual Stimuli.” The study reviews and analyzes the ideas of gender and sexual neurological response. A study referenced within the publication discussed an exercise in which both men and women subjects were shown visual sexual stimuli (images of both men and women). The men in the study responded neurologically to images of the women, but not to the images of men. The women subjects responded to ...


Indulgence, Josh Frank, Alicia Pierce Jan 2017

Indulgence, Josh Frank, Alicia Pierce

Datum: student journal of architecture

This series explores the intersection of indulgence, excess, and addiction.


Consumer Neoliberalization, Christopher Perez Jan 2017

Consumer Neoliberalization, Christopher Perez

Datum: student journal of architecture

Western society has continually pushed forth a consumer culture that attempts to normalize the consumption of goods. This normalization occurs through the rapidity of changing trends and advertisements that are put forth by corporations and companies. During the Cold War, western nation-states promoted the consumer-subject as the ideal way of life. In order to properly succeed in life and flourish within the neoliberal economy, consumer goods needed to continually be bought and sold. The purchasing of these goods leads to the normalization and subjectification of the individual. The neoliberal-subject, in todays society, has only witnessed an increase in the amount ...


Image Addiction, Nicole Becker Jan 2017

Image Addiction, Nicole Becker

Datum: student journal of architecture

The practice of architecture itself has lost the ability to draw and imagine. Drawings used to negotiate the dimensions between the human and the cosmic. Today, it has been transmuted into a render factory of sexy images depicting an enhanced reality. ‘Drawing’ in architecture has lost its cultural importance and leads to a misrepresentation of design. Accessibility to visual interpretations of architecture has evoked false realities of the built environment. Do we want architectural understanding to be available to all levels of society but at the expense of truth? Architecture has become a product for the consumption of images; we ...


An Architectural Narcissism, Grant Bauermeister Jan 2017

An Architectural Narcissism, Grant Bauermeister

Datum: student journal of architecture

I enjoy architecture.


Brave Proposals, Datum Jan 2017

Brave Proposals, Datum

Datum: student journal of architecture

A conversation with Carlos Bedoya


De Nu, Tomi Laja, Nicholas Nagawiecki Jan 2017

De Nu, Tomi Laja, Nicholas Nagawiecki

Datum: student journal of architecture

How does one create imagery that is honest yet evocative- intrigued and pure?


The Crystal, Josh Frank, Preston Mila, Wenqian Wu, Yasong Zhou Jan 2017

The Crystal, Josh Frank, Preston Mila, Wenqian Wu, Yasong Zhou

Datum: student journal of architecture

Hunter’s Point Shipyard exceptionally situates itself in a community rooted in history. Only two miles south of downtown San Francisco, residents will find a reprieve from the city noise in this 750 acre mixed use community.


Dis-Figuration, Alvaro Velasco Perez Jan 2017

Dis-Figuration, Alvaro Velasco Perez

Datum: student journal of architecture

Sexy is out-of-fashion. This becomes rather natural as its allure got lost following the breaking of its taboos circa late-’60s. Paradoxically, the attraction of sexy’s seclusion got de-mythified by its own liberation. Nowadays, sexy still speaks to us, however it doesn’t question us anymore. Now it only reveals itself as yet another ground for social, economic and epistemological power struggles following analysis à la Foucault. However, even more drastically, sexiness has fallen trapped under suspicion of dishonesty. In a post-modern time in which we search for authentic inter-personal relationships, sexiness emerges as a mask that hides unfulfilled ...


Dream Monologues, Datum Jan 2017

Dream Monologues, Datum

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


This Is The Worst Thing You Will See Today, Alicia Pierce Jan 2017

This Is The Worst Thing You Will See Today, Alicia Pierce

Datum: student journal of architecture

Not the hundreds of advertisements, capitalizing on data collected about you to sell you things you don’t need. Not the copious amounts of violence in the media. Not the ever quickening poisoning of the planet. Not the slow suffocation of the public education system following policy change and budget slashing. Not the sensationalization of news and politics. Not the ignorance and intolerance running rampant through your facebook feed, not to mention spilling out of your president’s mouth. Not foreign policy in a hundred and forty characters or less. Not the exploitation of resources and people by a select ...


Letter From The Editor, Liza Walling Jan 2017

Letter From The Editor, Liza Walling

Datum: student journal of architecture

Typically, the first thing anyone knows about you, or I, or any of us (besides the fact that we exist) is our sex. In contemporary society, it is this primary identity - sex, that our life is constructed around.


This Space Has (A) Sex, Aaron Betsky Jan 2017

This Space Has (A) Sex, Aaron Betsky

Datum: student journal of architecture

The space you are inhabiting right now is not gender-neutral, however bland it might look and whatever laws might pertain to its use. The man-made world is made by men, and women have had to make their own places within it. This truism has governed architecture for millennia and has led to the identification of the discipline with values that we think of as masculine: the imposition of order, the exercise of power through that arrangement, the privileging and exposition of elements that fight natural forces such as gravity and subjugate natural materials to craft. Meanwhile interiors are still places ...


Cloud Pavilion, David Cordaro, Nathan Doggett Jan 2017

Cloud Pavilion, David Cordaro, Nathan Doggett

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


Photo Editing: The Intern, Austin Smock Jan 2017

Photo Editing: The Intern, Austin Smock

Datum: student journal of architecture

Photography today straddles the line between recording and rendering. As people consistently fall victim to photo editing capabilities of the twenty-first century, so too does the physical world. Architecture cannot fend for itself. Yet those who should stand for its rights are consistently the source of its distortion. The space between our walls should be just as intimate as the space between our fingers. Even so, we feel no remorse when we cover its flaws. As designers, it is easy to lose track of the distinction between production and documentation. Yet this space defines the separation between truth and deception ...


Community Arts Collaborative, Kayla Ohrt, Jackson Den Herder Jan 2017

Community Arts Collaborative, Kayla Ohrt, Jackson Den Herder

Datum: student journal of architecture

The Community Arts Collaborative facilitates positive change in the Old North St. Louis Community. As a public gathering space, the building and its functions strive to instill pride and create a stronger sense of community. This project is environmentally conscious by re-urbanizing the neighborhood while restoring its historic residential textures.


Humans X Tools, Meg Zeien, Kellie Walters Jan 2017

Humans X Tools, Meg Zeien, Kellie Walters

Datum: student journal of architecture

The use of objects as instruments to construct, cultivate, and protect accredits the very existence of our complex societies today. The development of our society depends on humans ability to create using tools and objects to weld, drill, and create. Humans and tools have a co-dependency for their advancement.


The Space Inbetween, Kendra Koch Jan 2017

The Space Inbetween, Kendra Koch

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


In Harm’S Way, Collaborative Studio Jan 2016

In Harm’S Way, Collaborative Studio

Datum: student journal of architecture

When you think of a typical design studio, the first scene to come to mind is probably a high end project within a sprawling cityscape where your main concepts are based off of views and daylighting, not whether or not your building can withstand heavy firepower. The latter is definitely a concern when designing in a war zone, which is exactly where Interior Design Professor and Chair Lee Cagley’s “In Harm’s Way: Interior Design for Modern Combat” studio set up camp this past Fall semester. The goal of this graduate level Interior Design studio was to challenge the ...


Labor Chapel, Zack Werba, Yasong Jan 2016

Labor Chapel, Zack Werba, Yasong

Datum: student journal of architecture

The revealing of the labor situation in Detroit plays a vital role in explaining its past and future state. Detroit is a wasteland of industry and the memories of the laborers that once occupied those spaces. The materials of those buildings have become ruined, and although they are inhabitable they tell the story of Milwaukee Junction and Detroit as a whole. The construction and demolition process is engaged in labor. We propose that the material of Detroit (the memories of the labors that once occurred) be collected and archived. This database of material can inspire a community and begin to ...


Datum, Datum Jan 2016

Datum, Datum

Datum: student journal of architecture

No abstract provided.


Carrara Thermal Bath Competition, Kyle Chakour Jan 2016

Carrara Thermal Bath Competition, Kyle Chakour

Datum: student journal of architecture

Parts of the Apuan Alps have been left untouched by the humankind. The unharmed mountain lays in a direct contrast to the core, which has been carved away by human consumption. By reinventing the thermal bath to an intimate connection with a beautiful material such as Carrara marble. The visitor can truly feel and understand natures’ true value and beauty.


A Table, Caroline Freese Jan 2016

A Table, Caroline Freese

Datum: student journal of architecture

Caroline Freese is an Iowan furniture designer who draws on the traditions of her home state to create handmade furniture and ceramics. She uses multiples in her designs to emphasize her focus on craft and modern shapes.