Playing around with some collages:
By the way this was my intro speech:
Urban planning has faded as a practice that structures space. The city is far more vividly delineated by sociological and phenomenal conditions. If this is the case what could a phenomenal architecture be?
The notions of public and private space – are a divide that is the result of a societal construct, which is a sociological phenomenon.
The modern condition is increasingly leading to a systematisation and a privatisation of public space. The two realms/definitions are leading to delineation, the creation of aggressive boundaries and a redaction of civic space.
If it isn’t to be ‘system’ and ‘programme’, I propose the alternatives as ‘phenomena’ and ‘objects’. ‘Phenomenal Architecture’ is an architecture that is perhaps never built (only envisioned) and a phenomenon that is tested/developed through technical/architectural considerations.
It is an architecture that FORMS an urban phenomenon, rather then being a resultant of it.
The notion of a PHENOMENAL ARCHITECTURE is in this project shown to be able to be used to create spaces that are at least partly un-programmed, yet multi-functional.
Then I went through 5 “conditions” that the slab creates that could work with or without it, but needed the slab (as a ‘phenomenal architecture’) to be developed:
Capsular public spaces
The Hilbert curve Christianopolis
I’ll make collages for each ‘condition’.