Can words become material? To explore the parallels between the interpretation of architectural form in dialogue with text, this thesis uses an iterative/ hybrid methodology that explores both the material and written expression of an architectural form being constructed simultaneously.
This page by page almost narrative building process asks the observer to think about the production of space both tangibly and intangibly, bringing a deeper level of interpretation through every step of the process. Overtime the surrounding context begins to inform other design decisions as more writing and model develops.
The use of text, and its placement in relation to each other also becomes a critical tool for exploring elements that a model and an image cannot. The poetic image, symbolism, the metaphor and the phenomenological aspects of space (texture, smell, sound) can be examined.
The goal is to re-contextualize poetic meaning within the built environment, while questioning our subjectivity, our perception of architecture, its relationship with language and how these factors underline the intensities of space.
Composing a view
Steel giants among tall grasses
Hums of industry live only in distant memory
Near the body of water all is quiet
Fishermen headed out early one morning
Out of the blue
A polaroid is taken
into the belly of a whale