F'12 Thesis: Ivi Diamantopoulou

Ivi Diamantopoulou
M.Arch Thesis Fall 2012
Faculty Advisor: Michael Meredith
Project Title: "UNAPOLOGETICALLY FAT: Voluptuous Architecture"

Architecture can now become voluptuous -and that does not mean that at it jettisons the line or embraces the curve. Re-think architecture as a bottom-heavy construct, barely escaping symmetry, succumbing to gravity and being legibly informed by its forces. Shaped by a counter -aesthetic theory that negotiates surface and massing, austerity and lavishness, the complex and the monolithic , the beautiful , the weird and the grotesque.