- Convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct.
- Press out
late Middle English (also in the sense ‘press out, obtain by squeezing’, used figuratively to mean ‘extort’): from Old French expresser, based on Latin ex- ‘out’ + pressare ‘to press’.
- Pronounce (something) clearly and distinctly.
- Be connected by joints.
Mid 16th century: from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare ‘divide into joints, utter distinctly’, from articulus ‘small connecting part’
Obtained from my project articulation, the verb “express” and its synonym “articulate” were used to inform my physical response. My first mock-ups conveyed the act of cutting and joining where some edges were purposely modified to further highlight the difference.
After further research into Japanese joinery, the Japanese Sunrise Dovetail Joint was an example that contained an area of multiple connections and so I questioned how this would work with a flat profile.
The finished result further suggests the verbs express and articulate through the difference in edges and the way one piece is pressed into the other thus strengthening the connection.
Verbs: Transfer, Contain, Bridle
From my project articulation, the verbs transfer, bridle and contain were selected, due to their significance in the description of a place of trade. The model was used to define and understand the concepts of transfer, contain and bridle and to assist in their translation into architectural form.
verb: hide; 3rd person present: hides; past tense: hid; gerund or present participle: hiding; past participle: hidden
put or keep out of sight.
verb: present; 3rd person present: presents; past tense: presented; past participle: presented; gerund or present participle: presenting
show or offer (something) for others to scrutinize or consider.
In order to understand how the gesture of pulling interacts with the site a verb model showing
the prominent verbs within the projects articulation was created.
The model shows a spatial manifestation of the verbs Present/Hide. This can then begin to
develop a method of architectural design.
take in and understand fully (information, ideas, or experience)
produce a copy of.
be copied with a specified degree of success.
Taking from my project articulation two verbs, absorb and reproduce that is a synonym of copying. I trying to reproduce the cube in multiple types as an act of reproduction and coping while absorb becomes ruination and degradation where the cube could either being reproduced or ruined as an architectural form.
Mock up versions:
My combined verbs were Interrupt and Claim.
Stop Continous Process
Obstruct (a view)
From Latin: Inter (Between) and Ruptus (Break)
To demand ownership of.
To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
To demand ownership or right to use for land.
– I used claim more in its territory making sense, as if to ‘call out and take’.
The final model uses a clear continous series of curved contours which are interrupted and subtly interrupted by the cut which claims the void behind it.
Claim and Interrupt
[orchestrate] + [immerse]
orchestrate |ˈɔːkɪstreɪt| verb [with object] plan or coordinate the elements of (a situation) to produce a desired effect, especially surreptitiously: the situation has been orchestrated by a tiny minority.
immerse |ɪˈməːs| verb1 [with object] (immerse oneself or be immersed) involve oneself deeply in a particular activity: she immersed herself in her work | she was still immersed in her thoughts.