Event Title

Maintenance and Architecture

Date

1-4-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Architecture

Department

Architecture

College

College of Design

Project Advisor

Pete Goche

Project Advisor's Department

Architecture

Description

Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with indifference. The discipline of architecture values the image of the new over the lived-in, the photogenic empty and stark building over a messy and labored one. But the fact is: homes need to be cleaned and buildings and cities need to be maintained, and architecture no matter its form cannot escape from such realities. My honor project is the individual study of maintenance and architecture along with Arch 546 Black Contemporary studio project – an art installation in the Black’s Heritage Farm in Ames, Iowa. The subject of maintenance help me to question architecture as a singular, formalized, and fixed object in this project. Even as architecture remains vertical or standing, it is changed in perpetuity. Architecture is a receiver of weather, nature, and elements, whose factors constantly change its properties. One part of this project that I’m focusing on is to make visible acts of maintenance. I believe that maintenance is an important part of architecture which is being ignored. The final project will present in booklet format to show the history, development, current situation, surrounding landscape, and our art installations that has been happening throughout time in the farm. To show the relationships between time, people, activities, nature and building that relate with the topic of maintenance and architecture.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Maintenance and Architecture

Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with indifference. The discipline of architecture values the image of the new over the lived-in, the photogenic empty and stark building over a messy and labored one. But the fact is: homes need to be cleaned and buildings and cities need to be maintained, and architecture no matter its form cannot escape from such realities. My honor project is the individual study of maintenance and architecture along with Arch 546 Black Contemporary studio project – an art installation in the Black’s Heritage Farm in Ames, Iowa. The subject of maintenance help me to question architecture as a singular, formalized, and fixed object in this project. Even as architecture remains vertical or standing, it is changed in perpetuity. Architecture is a receiver of weather, nature, and elements, whose factors constantly change its properties. One part of this project that I’m focusing on is to make visible acts of maintenance. I believe that maintenance is an important part of architecture which is being ignored. The final project will present in booklet format to show the history, development, current situation, surrounding landscape, and our art installations that has been happening throughout time in the farm. To show the relationships between time, people, activities, nature and building that relate with the topic of maintenance and architecture.