Ahmad Faisal, B.Arch ’20

SP. 20

Instructor: Hadrian Predock

Among the various means that the digital has begun to influence architecture, PORTAL is interested in the intersection and the translation of the digital into the physical and vice versa. As the practice’s name suggests, PORTAL acts as a gateway between these two worlds. Our curiosities lie in dealing with the notion of authorship when it comes to the process of translation between these two worlds. More specifically, Portal investigates the spectrum of wanted intentions vs actual results. As such our practice is concerned more with the “inaccuracies” or “errors” that are produced as a result of the conversion process. These anomalies or distortions produce a new object entirely, one that blurs the distinction between the concept of the original and the copy.