Structure and ornament/Free projectCopyright: © https://i1.wp.com/thecharnelhouse.org
According to Gottfried Semper's theory, it was the seams that 'gave rise to artistic activity', i.e. to ornament, when fabrics were joined together: According to this, it develops from the constructive logic of the joined and, in the context of architecture, tells of how a building was made as a structurally thought-out, spatial expression of its function. About 130 years later, Farshid Moussavi argues in her book 'The Function of Ornament' that 'affects' are directly transmitted through material and joining. For her, too, ornament is the form that emerges from the material substrate. However, in our present it has neither the intention to decorate, nor does it want to produce meaning. Rather, it produces effects necessarily and without the detour of linguistic codification: bodily resonance.
Our design project investigates precisely this interaction of material, joining and processing in space and time as a trigger of bodily experience. It aims to stimulate architectural experiments that are as numerous and imaginative as possible, producing effects that are both haunting and subtle and enduring. Therefore, we will work primarily with many (!) real/model/sketches, collages, and mixed media.
In impromptu preliminary exercises, we will examine the aspects of [material], [structure], and [affects] in their interdependence. The goal is to design a large-scale 'archisculpture' of approximately 100cbm as a conceptual architectural intervention or landmark at a freely chosen location. The project aims to stimulate architectural experiments that are as numerous and imaginative as possible, producing effects that are as forceful as they are subtle and enduring. In doing so, it promotes, not least through intensive learning-by-doing and regular discussion, the development of an artistic-design stance on substantial architectural and artistic issues.
Workshop Support (ManuLab, Wood, Metal, Model Making, Color + Space).
Introduction: Tue 11 Oct 2022 | 09:00 | Support: Tuesdays | from 09:00 | as announced.