Glenn Studio 1992-2002 - Art

“Glenn’Studio” is a personal statement expressed through the medium of architectural design. Literally perceived as unique structurally compared to generally-accepted architectural designs, the entire edifice is in its purest sense intended to be truly structural. Foremost in my mind during its conception was its strength and simplicity — by using the least and lightest available materials such as thin deformed bars, wire mesh and compressed cement — thus deriving its design and texture predominantly from the macro design of human and/or animal bones. The structure occupies a space of less than 1,000 sq. meters — fashioned into this distinctive shape and form by five workers and myself, a welder, two masons and an assistant over a span of 12 years. Our only son David was only over a year old when we started to build it. Major factors considered in its conception and planning included the elements such as weather, earthquake, temperature, and also insects and animals that thrive in the area that would directly affect those who will reside in the vicinity. These very factors determined to a very large degree the shape, width, height, aero-hydro dynamics and materials this piece of sculptural art has been built with. Personally, I believe this is the ideal design for a Filipino home because it can withstand the test of time as it becomes exposed to the elements in nature through the coming years. One of the Fort’s Global City architects named Roy verbally described this four storey structure as a standing piece of sculpture that although it stands high yet it carries no weight — for the support itself is the weight! He once said that “most buildings around Metro-Manila may fall if struck with a big earthquake but not this one”. Its base has the thickest floor — the walls and its materials get thinner as it gets higher. Like a piece of lego, a kid may throw it to the floor and it will seek its own weight to stand on its base! Without the compressed cement that serves as its muscles and the wire mesh as its cartilages and tendons, the entire structure would stand by itself as if it was a welded human skeleton!

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Glenn Studio 1992-2002

1963-85 UST UP BROOKS Kunstakademie - School Plates Lunch At Len And Joyces Home 2009 Garland TX Pastels By Glenn 2009 Weatherford TX Pastels By Glenn 2009-10 California Pastels By Glenn 2009-10 Colorado Pastels By Glenn 2009-10 Houston TX Pastels By Glenn 2010-12 Pearland TX Pastels By Glenn Art Photos By Glenn Assorted Insects 2001-2002 Brooks Sketches Oils 1970 To 72 Christian Art By GlennB 1964-2008 Cogon-Abaca Drawings 1982 Collage - Drawing 2002 By Glenn Colorado Pastels - Thumbnails COORS Golden CO 2010 Cosmicscapes 80-85 By Glenn Duesseldorf Germany Digi-Ana Pastel Portraits - 1978-2013 Digital Art By Glenn 2006 Digital Artworks By Glenn Bautista 2003 - 2006 Figurescapes 2003 From Glenns To Davids Childhood From Pearland To Baytown TX Glenn A Bautista Biosketch Glenn Studio 1992-2002 Glenn's Digitals On Chemistry GOLF Mirror Image Swing Plane By Glenn Inner Light Oils By Glenn 1975 To 79 Insects Photos 2001 To 2009 IPhoneCasesPix2013 Jose Rizal 1966-67- Pen And Ink Lithos - Etchings By Glenn 1977 - 85 Ma's Concern-CAFAsingers-GentleRain-ALM-BLM-'63-'69 Manila Southwoods Golf Country Club Paintings 1998 Morning After Last Nyts 2nd Snow In Weatherford TX Murals By Glenn Bautista NAFAUM Photos - July 2009 Oils Heaven Earth Others 2005 To 08 Paper Wood Cut-Outs 1980-85 Paradise - Vanhoozer Farm Pastels By Glenn 1981-1991 Pen And Inks By Glenn 1965-67 Pinoy Jazz Traditions By Richie Quirino Portraits By Glenn 1963-2009 Publications - Glenn Bautista 1965-2011 Religious Art By Glenn 1964-2008 Rusty Maisel - Printer Historian Artist Friend Sculptures - Bas Reliefs Termite Art 2008 Thanksgiving Lunch With Ralph Janet Family 2009 Dec The Universe - By Glenn Watercolors 1982 Went To See King Tut Again - Denver Museum