A (comparative) catalogue: images, observed moments, buildings

Simeoni, R 2010, A (comparative) catalogue: images, observed moments, buildings, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title A (comparative) catalogue: images, observed moments, buildings
Author(s) Simeoni, R
Year 2010
Abstract For some years this practice was, as many others have been, immersed in small architecture – alterations and additions to existing houses and buildings. In these projects an intensity of connection between building, architect and client fostered a
search for references and for connections at a small scale. This developed into a continuous catalogue of moments rather than complete buildings which
is in the process of further development through a step into larger commissions.

The real interest relates to the idea of a catalogue, not of patterns or models but of moments, a sense of the building captured in one frame, its unexpectedness
and sometimes the beauty in its awkwardness. Early projects rely on the pre-existing to create separation and connection. In later projects, new buildings are often formed through an invented context. Rarely is the building considered complete but rather an ambiguous sense of suspension is strived for. Throughout, the re-appropriation of
catalogue images sourced from within the work becomes apparent. In this way the distillation of images and projects leads to a more complete resolution. It is through (these) moments that a design is held together - light through a void, tunnel, or a distant horizon. The creation of these moments is not about systems or forms and stand in lieu of the complete building.

This is an illustration of a continued distillation of certain similar, recurrent moments in the work.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Catalogue
moments
beauty
awkwardness
ambiguous
suspension
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