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Chris Piper's "PyroBeat" fire sculpture

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an.Architecture + industrial design studio, advocating dialogue in the fine + applied arts

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A R C H I T E C T | S C U L P T O R

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Design Theory + Narrative

Material Worth:
Architect Fredrick Zal draws inspiration from building materials and their history

Thursday, 08 March 2007
Otto, Bridget A. The Oregonian: “Material Worth: Architect Fredrick Zal draws inspiration from building materials and their history”, 08 March 2007, Homes + Gardens, p.6-9.

Joanna Tompkin's quaint Victorian house sits on a quiet corner in Goose Hollow.

The home's mere 900 square fee... read more
Sun, March 11, 2007 - 6:27 PM permalink - 3 comments
"Saving Life along Portland’s Waterfront"
Block 8: Fire & Rescue Station 1 and Administrative Offices
Bureau of General Services Modified Design Competition, PDX, OR, 2005
Fri, June 30, 2006 - 12:11 PM permalink - 0 comments
“The Gestalt of deFamiliarized Urban Constructs” was originally published in the proceedings for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture [ACSA] Western Regional Conference, November 2002.
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LAND|FORM: an.Architecture

Imagine a line that mediates between the Earth and the Sky. As this is a dimensional situation, the line transforms into a zero-plane, a skin of no thickness that is draped between the undulations of the Earth/Sky, stretching out beyond the quantification of our perceived horizon. It is quintessential to my philosophy that anything we create is merely a modification of this relationship, and not a purely creative act; similar to the geotectonic forces that from... read more
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This is an article published in Competitions Magazine about the "Living Smart Narrow Lot Housing" Design Competition that I advised.
Fri, June 30, 2006 - 11:57 AM permalink - 0 comments
Empathy can be understood to be the projection of one’s emotional state upon a space or object, or the vicarious experience of a situation through identification, understanding and the internalization of such feelings about the space or object. Empathy spans the quantitative and qualitative aspects of how our world is perceived and translated by the human psyche to create degrees of passionate and visceral response.
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gazing toward a blue-eyed STORM . . .

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