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Syracuse / Brooklyn / New York

Collaborators

Hyon Woo Chung

Dillon Pranger

Tanvi Marina Rao 

Kojo Quainoo

Minghuan Xie

Hao Zheng 

 Memorandum No. 1 

This is the first in a series of Memorandums on Architecture. They will act as a repository for ideas. They are the formulation of a projective project.

mem·o·ran·dum:

1: an informal record; also: a written reminder

2: a short note designating something to be done or acted upon in the future

1

Architecture is the simplest means for modulating reality

Architecture can and should create new laws of arrangement

Architecture can alter the reaction of an era on everyday life

 

 2 

Architects are not mediators of law or a consultant of aesthetics

Architects avoid whim through the conception of design mechanisms

Architects are critical practitioners of concepts

 

3

Architecture like film is perceived as a sequence of events

Architecture is unfolded by the experience of movement

Architecture is more than an image

 

4

Architecture must advance by creating emotionally moving situations

Architecture must construct ensembles of impressions

Architecture must condition ambiences

 

5

We must excavate the conceptual fragments that haunt our imagination