UNIT 5 | EMPHATIC SPACE
DR TIM IRELAND, DR PETER BUŠ AND MARK COLES
The unit takes an algorithmic approach to the generation of spatial formations, and this year combined this with the theme of the HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy. Unit 5 explores architecture as the moulding of forces to steer life in a desired direction. Thinking like a scientist-architect who is perceived to deal with forces not objects, we sought to articulate the dynamic correlations between objects, environment and human experiences, through analogue and digital methods. Students were encouraged to think algorithmically about the generation of shape and form, and to setup an opportunity to think computationally about interaction, and life dynamics.
We did this by exploring how language can act as a basis for defining a generative process of construction; developing a spatial logic through which you can generate interesting and appealing volumetric assemblies. This was approached within a theme, to provide a narrative and basis from which to build architectural scenarios. The theme being The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
The emphasis of the studio is EMPHATIC SPACE : the expressed, expressive, striking, sharp/clear in form, contour or profile, distinct, energetic, unequivocal, significant, striking and pronounced.