gavin johns | May 4th, 2010
Simplistic beauty has been the goal from the start. Beauty that comes from a modest operation and becomes delightfully absurd. The field of steel columns with operable planter boxes defines a new datum with which the topography plays. Entering the site, the avenues cut into the field to allow movement and gathering spaces. As you move up the hill, you slowly rise out of the forest and see a field of living and dying plants that stretch out over the site and crawl up the hotel.
[ garden, gavin johns, hotel, issue_9, volume_1 ]
gavin johns | April 11th, 2010
Painting by Monica Cook
Architecture is often humanized, (or rather humans architecturalize themselves) so why has there not been an in-depth analysis of personality disorders and architecture? I want to open a conversation about the topic of the psychopath and architecture.
Hervey M. Cleckley, M.D., is the author of The Mask of Sanity, and a pioneer in the field of psychopathology. One of the main characteristics that he defined in a psychopath is the absence of empathy. This is often confused with criminality and violence, which are not characteristics of the psychopath who generally lacks purpose for their behavior. //
[ architecture, gavin jons, issue_9, mask, psychpath, volume_1 ]
gavin johns | March 1st, 2010
Terrance Carter; The First Beam from graymatters on Vimeo.
Take a break and watch this light-hearted presentation about a washed up beam “weightlifter” that falls from grace. You may notice a couple cameos from our faculty!
[ beam, gavin jons, humor, issue_4, structure, video, volume_1 ]