|dc.description.abstract||Architecture that will inspire the state of computer technology
in media at the beginning of the 21^ century: a structure that is
not restricted by classical formal symbologies, exemplified in
the theory and processes of Architectural Deconstruction.
Deconstruction is a term that defies the possibility of a "shortorder"
definition; in fact, it refutes the idea that it can be defined
at all (according to its philosophical proponent Jaque Derrida).
Jorge Glusberg in his Forward to Deconstruction: a Student
Guide defines Deconstruction as "to denounce doctrines
and to abolish standards". He goes on to say that it is "a method
aimed at discovery and discovering ourselves."' The American
Heritage Dictionary defines it as:
A philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that
questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth, asserts
that words can only refer to other words, and attempts to demonstrate how
statements about any text subvert their own meanings.^
Another (more architectural) way of stating this is that a building
can be "torn" apart into all its different structural and symbolic
pieces. Then through analysis, the pieces are restructured,
reassigned, and/or reevaluated to create a new "originar' work.
Deconstruction is seen as a reaction or progression of Structuralism.
^ Deconstruction in architecture manifests itself in a
very individualized process of analyzing some or all of the
programmatic, structural, historical, climatic, psychological,
and human concerns. Each architect decides what issues are
to be addressed:
Destroy the current syntactic meanings of form? '
Construction of a new "syntactic language"'!' ^
Deconstruction allows the architect the freedom to experiment
with new concepts of space, form, and envelope.
The project will be an adaptive (Tending to, designed for, suitable
for) expansion (To become greater in size, volume, quantity, or
scope) ^ of the Film Studios at Las Colinas. The Studios at
Las Colinas is a full service production and entertainment
facility located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth
Metroplex. Currently the facilities offer service for music,
film, video, multi-media, and computer production. ^ The
intention here is to add facilities for the consolidation of
three computer animation companies with a shared bluescreen/
motion-capture facility into one structure specificalh
designed for their needs. With the exception of the "bluescreen/
motion-capture" facility, most of the project is to accommodate
creative workstations and office space into an