28 March 2016

Investigating the link between archetecture and the Organic

In what new ways can I drive my ideas forward and how can the making process reflect this?

At its core I am still concerned with ideas generated from observing Stonehenge, so ideas such as space, the suggestion of purpose & function & meaning and the imagination are still important. The built environment still plays a part in visualizing this information through aspects such as architectural forms.

Recently I have been trying to investigate how to extend this idea of evoking the imagination and so I have been introducing organic forms to architectural components. Hopefully they can contrast each other and perhaps set up some symbolic meaning to add to this sense of otherness.

I think just like Stonehenge and the built environment they both share the same space with nature (the organic) and in some ways they both interact with each other. From here this fusion can create an interesting combination when investigated through the practical work.

5 March 2016

Decoration/Symbolic Meaning within the Built Envionment (Taiwan Feb-March 2016)

(Japanese House built in the time of occupation) It has a distinct use of decoration that is Weston in appearance.

How Do You Define The Built Environment?
  • Geometric Forms
  • Imagery
  • Function
  • Writing
  • Symbols/Meanings
  • Purpose
  • Space 
  • Types of architectural styles
  • Decorative
  • Modern/Minimalist 
I have also realized that different styles of architecture can also embody political meanings that my not be recognized if you do not posses the knowledge to decode it. 

Imaginary/ Symbols within the Built Environment (Taiwan, Feb to March 2016)

Research= Two Part Combination (what does it do?)

1) Stonehenge= Imaginary, freedom of the mind, inspiration to see the world around me differently
2) Built Environment= Structure, control, materiality, consumerism, culture, economic, political

Constructed environments/ Reality.

How we interact or how it influences of effects our behavior through ways of conditioning or shaping the individual from the outside.

By changing the built environment can this then re-shape people's life styles, understanding, knowledge or behavior.

Book: Ways of Seeing by John Berger

For example in Taiwan imagery such as cartoons, children's toys or sound is used within the built environment. This can conjure relaxed and playful situations and this seems to be taken seriously to effect people's life styles.

Urban/Modern/Macine-Like/ Revealing Construction (Taiwan, Feb to March 2016)

  1. Research: Psychology
  2. How do built Environments  influence or effect human behavior?
  3. How can we create an environment that can influence/stimulate human possibility, innovation, new ways of seeing reality/the world, imagination, freedom of the mind?
  4. Can we change the environment to essentially re-structure the current economic, political, cultural, social and behavior structure to have a positive effect on people's lives. Therefore by doing this can we introduce a new system completely different from our present one?