103rd ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center

An Interior Complex

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Kristy Balliet

Roles of complexity in architecture are rapidly shifting beyond emergent, elegant and intricate objects to complex relationships of parts. The implications expand the architectural vocabulary to include a new band of connections to manage and address volumetric, social, programmatic and environmental issues. For much of the last two decades, complexity has been spent on generative surfaces, flush with continuity and resolution. A shift to generative volume offers productive interiors the opportunity to actively participate in ousting the strict duality that has developed between outside and inside. This paper will argue for the role of interior volume in relationship to exterior complexity.

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David Ruy & Lola Sheppard