Flat Surfaces on a (UN)Flat Surface: A surface is a noun, and it stands to follow that surfaces(s) are nouns; the singular (one) becomes the plural (many). Possessed and obsessed is (a) way towards architecture. The standard dictionary definition—Surfaces(s)—begins humbly by citing ‘(A) The outer or the topmost boundary (skip b) followed by (c) A portion of space having length and breadth but no thickness. These surfaces are understood as immaterial, conceptual and diagrammatic.
Defining + Composing
Surfaces: Quantitative + Qualitative surface(s) A distinction must be made between defining surface(s) and composing surfaces(s). Defining produces focused clarity and sets in motion an intention for use—whether we are considering a word, and idea or a relationship between surfaces. Definitions rely on general usage constructed out of context (typically the lead (primary) definition in the dictionary) and follow with particular variations within context (conventionally the following sub-definitions demonstrate particular and nuanced usage within a sentence). In contradistinction, Composing engages the qualitative and initiates the contingent and the relational. Defining is a means, composing is an end. At this point define and compose ‘compineing’ and ‘deposing’, both are of use. Folded Surface on a Flat Surface initiates an open source ‘composition well’ and is comparable and potentially generative, producing a collective studio wide intelligence. This Composition-definition zone, born of distinct sensing, will produce (slightly) differentiated outcomes.