NEW SITE

08Aug10

from here on out:

Jaredsteinmark.com


process

14May10

a few photos of construction:


last week officially marked the end of my undergraduate education.  glad to be done, though it doesn’t feel like much has changed, probably because is hasn’t. that, and i start again in september with my thesis.

a couple images from my social housing project:

this week also begins the construction of:

this installation examines the relationship between solar conditions (day-light) and stress (heartbeats).  eight thesis students wore heart-rate monitors for the last week of studio thru their final presentation.  with the magic scripting abilities of Mr. Willette we have translated the data of both conditions into a surface.  the said surface takes into account many things such as site specificity, and a tectonic language; using the same approach as the engage project.

preliminary image:


gotime.

22Apr10

its stress season again;  the final week of major production for studio.

question:

if stress can be measured quantitatively over time by tracking your heart-rate, can the creation/production process of studio generate enough usable data to create an interesting “surface.”

… more on this later


yesterday:

12Apr10

i decided that i was going to colorado at some point in the next month.

today:

jetblue had their 10th birthday, and i managed to  find myself at government center moments after they announced their location and got a free plane ticket.  score!


recently

08Apr10

recently:

went to chicago;  the first two images were from a presentation that a group of us gave to the WIT faculty about the trip. the third image is a tshirt design for WAC which eventually was voted to be printed; hopefully arriving sometime in the next week.


sad, but true.

04Apr10

“What exactly do you do here?”

Well, we color a lot.

We provide visual stimulation, one 11×17 at a time.

We rotate virtual models for hours.

We draw with a mouse and keyboard.

We photograph.

We design t-shirts, magazines and web sites.

We learn how to talk so no one else can understand us.

We have created irrational bonds to our computer, and know its moods.

We are still trying to understand what tectonic means.

We provide the mood of a room.

We provide the mood of a city.

We go to museums, but not for the art (sometimes we go for the art).

We collect pens.

We spend hours talking about fonts.

We analyze. We over analyze. We over-analyze? We over-analyze. We always make the same decision in the end.

We don’t have time.

We make deals with the local art supply stores.

We have grand schemes.

We have side projects.

We express our wildest dreams and desires through parti diagrams and building sections.

We construct temporary palaces made of cardboard and wood.

We don’t create rooms, we create spaces.

We haven’t left this building in 25 hours, and we’re not even thinking about leaving any time soon.

We are never satisfied.

We think it should look more like this…

We are trying to figure this whole thing out.

We see invisible meaning.

We know that thirty years later, we will have just gotten started…

We understand the artistic potential of mass-produced chairs.

We graffiti.

We know the difference between a portico and a vestibule.

We get into physical confrontations about wall thicknesses.

We wonder how everyone else does it.

We haven’t stopped thinking about designing since we started.

We’ve done more work than you have.

We think we have an ego problem…

We know about that obscure project in that small country in Eastern Europe by that firm with the strange name.

We’re all really just doing this so that when we build our own houses we can put a hot tub in our bedrooms.

We’re not impressed with their new stuff.

We still don’t know what we want to be when we grow up (but don’t tell anyone).

We have friends here, and they’re the only ones who REALLY understand.

We are shaping the world through steel and concrete, brick and mortar, plastic, glass, and stone; through cities and neighborhoods, streets and sidewalks, gardens, parks and the occasional ambiguous art installation.

We are Wentworth Architecture, and we are at WAr.

– Jason Skibo




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