Working Blue

Dale Strong (website)
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Thesis Project
Faculty: Andrew Zago (website), Jeffrey Kipnis


This thesis is investigating formal architectural conditions existing between abstraction and legibility which challenge notions of sobriety and solemnity in architecture. The context of the site, located at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, is architecturally earnest with neighbors like Mies Van der Rohe’s Brown Pavilion and Raphael Moneo’s Audrey Jones Beck building. To counter the seriousness of the surrounding and help lighten the mood this thesis will make a serious attempt to introduce comic and licentious characteristics to the new building.


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