Abstract visual purpose in sympathetic Architectural design. Starting points for creative solutions.

I explored the idea of how form designed by people occupies a natural landscape and I created this image. This for me helped discuss preliminary ideas of space being and constructed intervention. A natural landmass that sculpts its own form of rhythms and shapes is entered into. The traditional materials used are often very much at odds with the natural environment or at least can jar with ones idea of harmony or sympathy.

I chose the shapes to represent the blocked nature of thought or the possibility of rigid mindsets or habit in architectural construction and the space in which it is placed. The shapes ate also familiar as ones of construction, mirroring brick and other industrial blocks. I placed them in these positions to emphasise how simply gaps between these solid planes (which are visually incongruous in that setting) can alleviate some of the pressure in their environmental weight and the mind can go to work on new relationships and connections which can begin to suggest beginnings of new understandings. This sort of turning down of the volume of the intervention by simple creative alteration of space, alignment and materials Is what sensitive architecture seeks to achieve.

I found a beauty in the idea of transparency of the material in this setting and also in the sense that the blocks float which mirrors the distant movements of the water and also the quiet action of the sand imperceptibly shifting. This approach although very visually abstract can get to the heart of later developments in structures. These simple creations of feelings via constructed imagined images can help one understand and be aware of later more complete forms that might eventually occupy the space.

This was a visual idea for me surrounding the exercise of constructing planes from poly board and it helped me focus more on the relationship of the planes to each other and how they engage with space around them. It is abstract but it represents feelings so this often necessarily has to be conveyed as imagery that doesn't seek to engage on the visual surface but more upon different centres of the brain responsible for emotion, distance, dimension, harmony and so forth rather than simply a pure electrical visual stimulus alone.

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