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 →
Visualise — A white/translucent quarantine tent small enough for 1 person to crawl into. Inside the tent, a large red cushion is positioned in the middle for the 1 person to lie/sit/roll on. The walls of the tent start to change into a pinkish-red hue as the sound of a slow-paced heartbeat fades in. The heartbeat is accompanied by a 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 →
Take the words you used described when prompted by question “What is the feeling you associate with HOME?” and create a SKETCH of how you might visualise this sensibility. How has this changed due to Covid-19?
Longing and connection are terms I associate with HOME; people who I enjoy company of, and spending time doing things with. Covid-19 has brought about many Read more →