Encanto Park Digital
First semester at SCI_Arc. This studio interrogates the potential of the replica in architecture. Advancing recent debates regarding influence, affinity and appropriation in architecture. The studio adapts an approach that exploits the potential for architectural acts of appropriation to engender new forms of authenticity and to challenge context and type within architectural project. Quotation as a postmodern form of referencing an ‘original’ and subsequent forays into sampling including kitbashing and the mash-up are various forms through which appropriation has surfaced in architectural discourse and practice. A more contemporary notion of the replica ties it to the status of the object in architecture and its inherent potential to engender multiple and coexisting forms of legibility; raising questions of scalability ranging from the colossus to the miniature. This approach involves the selection of copies (found objects) instead of the creation of originals.