No… I Am Spartacus

Master of Architecture Design Studio, 2015

STUDIO LEADER: Simon Drysdale


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In his 1910 speech “Citizenship in a Republic,” Theodore Roosevelt expressed so perfectly the task of pursuing greatness:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

“ No..I am spartacus” is a design studio about misappropriating facial/terrain/crowd recognition ideas and applying them to architecture and the urban construct. Themes of an implied urban environment, heritage, privacy, pattern, field, implied boundaries and suggestive camouflage applied to town planning application issues will be explored.