academy: DEPARTMENT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED AESTHETICS,
LTH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, LUND UNIVERSITY
Professor: Florencia Pita
Assistant: Julia Koerner
Organisation/ Invitation: Abelardo Gonzalez
Student Assistants: Caroline Dieden, Ida Hammarlund
This workshop focuses on details, on the materiality, form and coloration of details. Those details would then be amplifying to each of the buildings typologies, expanding and transforming its character to meet that of a full building enclosure. During the first part of the workshop the students worked on research and morphology.
They looked into an array of case studies and studied them formally using the 3D softwares: Maya and Rhino. The case studies are arranged in two groups, MASS and CRUST.
MASS: it pertains to the case where a volume is modeled, such as the instance of stone and marble. Under the paradigm of Mass, we investigated the work of Bernini and Borromini. Those two case studies represent artist/architects that present the unique ability to capture, in marble or stone, a dramatic naturalistic realism. The extremely technical and creative proficiency of their work, either in the form of Sculpture or Buildings, has served as a basis for inquiry in this class. We extracted specific details that describe a clear technique: folding, porosity, crenellation, voluminosity, swelling, corrugation, wrinkle, ruffle, entwine, weave and flow. Following one of those characteristics found in the original example, students have designed their ‘Mass Detail’.
CRUST: The second selection is one that added a new finish to the base Mass, the Crust has more detail, texture and coloration, it is deeply connected to the Mass, and instead of being a laminated ornament, it is an engrave of a new pattern on the surface. In this portion the research source came from fashion, we looked at design pieces that achieve a high level of composition and coloration, as well as texture and materiality. The selected designers are Alexander McQueen, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Emilio Pucci and Hussein Chalayan.
Throughout the workshop the students developed a set of architectural techniques. First in rather generic setting, in order to advance a sort of cultural catalog of affects, effects, geometry, diagrams and systems, and then in a more focused
manner. The workshop confronts the notion of architecture as a visual presence and explores it as a continually emerging atmospheric condition of form, culture and geometry. One of the ambitions for the workshop is a clear formulation of a theory of exoticism as it applies to architectural design: structure, lighting, cladding, become the form generator for architecture.
Throughout the workshop we developed a set of architectural techniques. First in a rather generic setting, in order to advance a sort of cultural catalogue of affects, effects, geometry, diagrams and systems, and then in a more focused manner.
The Workshop confronted the notion of architecture as a visual presence and explored it as a continually emerging atmospheric condition of form, culture and geometry.
One of the ambitions for the workshop was a clear formulation of a theory of exoticism as it applies to architectural design: structure, lighting, cladding.
Salas Manas Montes
Catarina Pacheco de Freitas Machad
Luís Murga Sacristan
Hannes Stigsson Haak
Elinor Holgersson Lundqvist
Ingrid Sköthagen Nordstrand
Selma Udriot Johansson