THE ARCHITECT AND THE COLLAGE MAKER
The proposed architecture is an installation within the Pompeii Archaeological site that embodies the architect’s sense of order and perception of the world through careful assemblage of domestic elements. Meaning is constructed as objects are brought into relationship with each other by the infrastructure that is built around them, allowing the visitor/inhabitant to read or imagine the designer’s drive behind such composition just as one would read a collage. Here, architecture becomes the architect’s medium to give meaning to the void that exists between elements. It is the collagist’s glue that allows the designer’s stories to be told through fragments. The crumbling ruin surrounding the installation becomes a reminder of the inevitability of decay and disorder, which is being fought against through means of architectural preservation. Just as a cell tries to withhold energy within its membrane, architecture is the human’s mean for such endeavour. The house is our outermost layer of membrane to protect us from withering into oblivion.
Reorganizing the Studio