Stata in Light is part of Series called ‘Image of Architecture: Finding Transience’
Image of MIT is that of a place where research exceeds all other schools. Therefore, it is associated as a place where students are primary in labs and that research dominates student life. The campus and its architecture, often overshadowed by the research, are assumed “Lifeless.”
However, known by most students and faculty of the school of Architecture, MIT is a diverse architecture playground. While there are activities and interaction between students and visitors in these spaces, the architecture itself has a life its own. MIT’s architecture remains timeless and monumental; its quality enhanced only by the subtle changes of light. It remains and has always been
far from “Lifeless”.
This course was created to document these qualities in the form of a timelapse video of a few notable buildings on campus. It is not so much as a celebration of architectural but more uncovering the qualities of the space that architects are able to envision as they were designing the space. It will reveal relationship between tectonics and spatial qualities or effect. It will show the “life” and liveliness of the architecture by compressing time.
Andrea Frank / Takehiko Nagakura
Location: STATA CENTER MIT, CAMBRIDGE