Softening The Edges – Thoughts on Illuminating Embodiment

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.

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Paint The Town Red – Singapore Heritage Light Up

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
  • Central Fire Station
  • National Gallery of Singapore
  • The Arts House
  • Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Esplanade 

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“Men can do everything except build a nest” — Man-made & Nature

While I was reflecting on this reading, I was coincidentally listening to “Home” from The Wiz. The lyrics did also provide some insight that resonated with the sentiments of “Home” or “Nest” from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space (1958), section 4: Nests.
Lyrics will be attached below.

In this paragraph on the third page into the chapter, this analogy shared had started a chain of thoughts and ideas leading to the general topic of Men’s relationship with nature and how this proverb can be true and false at the same time.

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Relation with Space and The Mind – Reflection

While going through the chapter, a TED talk that I watched came to mind. It shared a different perspective of how language shapes the way we think and how it affects the person’s sense of direction, spacial organisation and time.

Video here.

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