I’d imagine what Rafael Lozeno Hemmer is trying to do is to ‘soften the edges’. Other than the functional purpose they serve, whether as a form of shelter or a place to gather, the reason why human have such distant or little emotional relation to architecture is because of their cold, hard and immovable structure.
In comparison to a human body, Read more →
10 national monuments and arts/cultural institutions are illuminated in the national colours of red and white to show the solidarity and celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday.The Armenian Church (as shown below) National Museum of Singapore Cathedral of Good Shepherd CHIJMES Central Fire Station National Gallery of Singapore The Arts House Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall Asian Civilisations Museum Esplanade
While they tried to “paint the town red”, I assume Read more →
Snippets of Lozano-Hemmer’s works can be viewed here! [12:35 and 13:16 for my personal favourite cuts from Body Movies (2011)]
Lozano-Hemmer’s works subject architecture to fluctuation and instability not only in the literal sense that facades are projected with fleeting moving images, but also within the unpredictability of visual outcomes and activities generated. His works invite spontaneous engagements with space and Read more →
Relational architecture, is an interesting concept. I interpret it as re-making the architecture, from a cold, emotionless structure, to one that allows and facilitates connection between people. From Rafael’s Relational Architecture series, one can experience new ways in which structure drives communication/connection, bring people together, help people relate to each other, or simply bridging the gap between strangers.
Here are three Read more →
Honestly, my first impressions of the light up was …… it’s so red. It almost makes the whiteness of the buildings unnoticeable, maybe that’s that the reason why they chose predominantly white buildings for the project. Most of the buildings were just lit up with red lights and white light maybe for a patriotic reason since this event was to Read more →
Relational architecture seems to be a re-contextualizing of certain architecture to give a different narrative from the original and breaking down on the materialization and environment of the buildings to give a different level of meaning to them. By adding different hyperlinks to the areas of a certain architecture Rafael Lozano-Hemmer deconstructs the given meaning of the architecture giving it Read more →
Illuminating embodiment talks about how the human body is entangled in all life and meaning, which has led to works that highlight or expand on this entanglement. Rafael Lozeno Hemmer is one artist who has used this concept to create enlightening works that reimagine the relation of humans to architecture, and humans to technology. One work which has caught my Read more →
Tension and Stability Home: Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my older brother. I have a drastically different personality from my brother, who was more introverted and short fused. Often, we would find ourselves arguing over trivial matters that would further deteriorate our relationship and that ended up splitting us into different bedrooms. Coming from a strict family, we would often Read more →
Dominance, Transience, Restraint, Comfort, Obligated Rootedness.
Personal Reflections & Analysis of ‘Space’
1. My Room (Dominance)
In my home, I share my room with my brother with our beds set apart, flushed against each side of the wall. I personally do not have a good relationship with him and more often than not, we only speak when we need to. This Read more →
HOME : LIVING ROOM : SHARED | DIVIDED SPACEmapping self-proclaimed personal space territories of each person little difficulty building walls around ourselves while occupying the same space (defining personal space in shared space) limited interactions and incentives
forcing view of shared space: tangible lines / planes to define our vision difficulty: acknowledging and reacting or accommodating to the presence of others sharing the Read more →