RESOURCE // PRINCIPLES OF THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

 

Principles of three dimensional design
Wucius Wong
1976

“Helps beginning designers think sculpturally by examining the elements of three-dimensional design and the use of simple planes and lines in geometric construction”
Title and description is self-explanatory – an excellent resource

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171107 MAPPING WORKSHOP

LINK TO MAPPING PRESENTATION

ADDITIONAL READING
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Aureli, P. (2011). The possibility of an absolute architecture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, pp.1-83.
Beltramini, G. (2010). Andrea Palladio and the architecture of battle. Venedig: Marsilio.
Cosgrove, D. (1998). Social formation and symbolic landscape. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Cosgrove, D. (2002). Mappings. London: Reaktion Books.
Cosgrove, D. (2003). Apollo’s eye. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Elden, S. (2013). The birth of territory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Palladio, A. (2013). The Four Books of Architecture. Newburyport: Dover Publications.
Scolari, M. (2015). Oblique drawing. Cambridge: Mit Press.
Steyerl, H. (2011). In Free Fall: A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective – Journal #24 April 2011 – e-flux. [online] E-flux.com. Available at: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/24/67860/in-free-fall-a-thought-experiment-on-vertical-perspective/

THINGS MENTIONED 171107 // HITO STEYERL

Hito Stayerl is a film maker and writer, and recently topped ArtReviews Power 100 List.

Some of her works mentioned today
>“In free fall: A thought experiment” essay about vertical perspective on e-flux

>“In free fall: A thought experiment” (lecture)

>“How not to be seen: A fucking didactic educational MOV file” (2013).

ELEMENTS OF VENICE – GIULIA FOSCARI LECTURE

Elements of Venice – Giulia Foscari lecture

Series: Evening Lecture 
Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014 
Running time: 65 mins

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Following a brief excursus on projects developed between 2007 and 2013 in Hong Kong and in Latin America, the talk focuses on “Elements of Venice”. Conceived as a mean to test and apply Rem Koolhaas’ dissection strategy into fundamental architectural elements (set forth in “Elements of Architecture”), the research isolates Venetian façades, walls, stairs, ceilings, etc with the joint ambition of presenting each as the product of political and cultural shifts that occurred since Venice’s foundation to date, and of demystifying the notion that the city has remained unchanged throughout its history.

Details of the book:

The metamorphic nature of Venice, a city in which most buildings underwent throughout the centuries substantial volumetric and formal transformations informed by political and cultural shifts, is revealed in Elements of Venice through the analysis of single architectural elements. Developed as a parallel research project of Fundamentals–the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas–the book offers insights on Venetian facades, stairs, corridors, floors, ramps, ceilings, doors, hearths, windows, balconies and walls. “Product not [only] of the mind but of societal organization” the elements are isolated from their picture-perfect context and from the postcard view of Venice that is impressed in our retinas, introducing the reader–through a combination of collages, drawings, photographs, paintings, film stills and quotes–to a radically new way of seeing Venice. Like a camera obscura photograph cuts through the often irrelevant embellishments of architecture to reveal the underlying skeleton of a building (i.e. its elements), this guide will allow the reader to better understand the fundamental transformations that have shaped Venice during the past ten centuries. This city, which for many is–architecturally speaking–permanently frozen in time, has in fact often been at the forefront of challenging the architectural conventions, both during the days of the Republic (until 1797), in which gothic and renaissance styles were seen as carriers of political and ideological meanings, and in the past two centuries when, despite the introduction of the dooming motto “Com’era, dov’era” (“As it was, where it was”), Venice underwent an unprecedented urban transformation.

Baden 201, 16.7×12 cm, fully illustrated, 560pp. Paperback

IQA // SUMMARY ON CONSTANT, ANOTHER CITY FOR ANOTHER LIFE.

CONSTANT, ANOTHER CITY FOR ANOTHER LIFE.

From what I understand from the concept of New Babylon, Constant attempt to revitalize architecture by means of an exploration of its internal structures to harmoniously’ intertwine order and the pursuit of abandoning the ground for traffic and industrial space and taking their place in the heart of the productive universe through the creation of artificial programming of spaces to its inhabitants elevated above. Under an appearance of openness, privately owned public spaces are in fact extremely selective of their public. He considered vertically as an elevation, where above stretches a new spectacle landscape for play with a massive superstructure linked sectors, within where everything is malleable and changeable at whim. It’s Realization belonged to the real environmental possibilities for a social space. Regardless of the fact, Constant does not make a fetish of technology; rather, it’s a question of thinking the possibilities of social living without limitations.

Thus, this somehow relates to The Fun Palace, by Cedric Price. It was not a building in any conventional sense, but was instead a socially interactive machine, highly adaptable to the shifting cultural and social conditions of its time and place.

By assembling their own pedagogical and leisure environments using cranes and prefabricated modules in an improvisational architecture, common citizens could escape from everyday routine and serial existence and embark on a journey of learning, creativity, and individual fulfillment.

As in relating to the concept of New Babylon might be liberating way of the future, or it might be a ‘Nightmare-ish High-Tect Pleasure Prison’ and having the thought of the endless space of daily life in New Babylon is treated as a territory to the exploitation of individual plots to their maximum without dead time. However, this leads to a critical thinking of the social relations inherent to capitalism and paving the way for what urban society ‘could-or should become’. I am interested in looking into the Space in politics relationships starting with politically directed representations of space and how they contribute to its ‘Production’. This poses the question of the political ‘instrumentalization’ of space. Thus, Space is also, therefore, a political stake in the sense that it is the medium, the instrument and objective of struggles and conflicts.

 

 

171010 – THINGS MENTIONED

ESPACE PIRANESIEN by OMA,  LILLE

PARC MATISSE by GILLES CLEMENT LILLE

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