MA Practice Two - Creative Perspectives

After discussions with De Lacy about looking for architectural inspiration outside of Manchester I took out some interesting books from the library about architecture, I realise that I am especially interested in geometric shapes so started to look for imagery of structures that I found interesting.

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of Tolo House designed by Alvaro Leite Siza Vierira.)

These images strike me because the stairs and walls looks to be very angular, this almost creates an optical illusion, at first glance (in the first image) it is impossible to understand where the stairs lead. The direction of the grain within the wood doesn't help in understanding the angles within these images. I really like the way that the edges of the walls and the stairs are mixed between parallel, perpendicular and lines that just cross through each other.

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of Rector Office at Vigo University Campus designed by Miralles Taglibue EMBT)

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of designs for sculptural surface, Rector Office at Vigo University Campus designed by Miralles Taglibue EMBT)

It would be interesting to take shapes from these structural images, the shapes of the architecture are already similar to the shapes I have taken from my documentary images from around Manchester.

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of Caixa Forum designed by Herzog and De Meuron)

I absolutely love the reflective qualities of the geometric ceiling structures of the underground construction of the Herzog and De Meuron Caixa Forum. A building which has levels above and underground - this sculptural aspect reflects the roofscape of the surrounding buildings. These shapes are representative of other buildings within the city, although they look to be constructed randomly much like the surfaces I have created through three dimensional collages.

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of Caixa Forum designed by Herzog and De Meuron)

The surface of this building is similar to a building I have been fascinated by in spinning fields, Manchester. This is the United States federal building, designed by Thom Mayne. The surface of this structure is almost deflective, as if it is ready to deflect and protect itself, almost like a shield. I feel as though this may have been done purposely as the mood and feeling of this building matches its purpose and importance.

Sourced From: Lee, U. (2008) Creative perspective in architecture. Seoul, Korea: Geonchug-gwa Hwangyeong. (Image of United States Federal Building designed by Morphosis - Thom Mayne)


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