The Peak Competition, Hongkong
About the Book
Working at the boundaries of the known, the unknown and the unknowable, I prioritize the two latter notions. Intend to excavate the preconscious from the subconscious strata. My tools are my pen and lately the stylus (for drawing on digital tablets). The material starting point is the epidermis of the place, but from there one has to ascend to the rarefied spheres of thought and even feelings. This floating in the domains of the unknown and unknowable, unfortunately during the design process and as the straight consequence of the same, shifts more and more towards the domain of the known, and in the constructed reality every unknown must be excluded. My process drawings aim to serve the prolongation of the floating phase, and interrogate that hope, whether the materialized reality could convey anything at all from the Icarusean gift, provided by the design experience for its enthusiastic laborer. – More: http//www.youtube.com.watch?v=JhxyTozjHE video which shows the method, and the direct ink drawing mode on opaque paper.
About the Author
Dr Peter Magyar, RIBA, CAHA, distinguished professor of architecture, served at their universities as head, or as in Florida Atlantic, founding director of the school of architecture. His strong belief is that teaching has to have a constantly tested and renewed source of direct participation in the actual practice of architecture. Hence his many projects, the results of consulting with noted firms or entering competitions. Both his practice and his academic activities are conducted on the international level. His Master and Doctor of Architecture degrees are from the Technical University of Budapest. He authored several books, Thought Palaces (1999), Thinkink (2010), Urban Innuendoes (2012) and Seven Lessons on Architectural Morphogenesis (2013) are among the latest ones. He was elected as member of the Hungarian Academy of Letters and Arts in 2014.
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