INTER.ONE Tools for Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of architecture undergraduate students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg. Work at TFA aims to develop new experience driven design methods.

Scenes of the imaginative space

 

Imagination

As technology develops in rapid speed, it will ends up for human being devoted and faithful to their emotions and expressions as those feelings are what makes human the human themselves. Human will no longer require to learn knowledge as machines such as AI, IoT and Big Data will do the job for the human. What is left for human beings?

Unlike other animals, humans could develop and become civilized only because they held power of imagination. One could imagine that he could become a king and so he did. If the king asked his people to harvest in requital of money, people did their job. It is because people could imagine what they can do with the money after receiving the reward. They could imagine of buying a drink, food or even a house so they did their job. Imagination is the true power of human kind. It is something that can’t be replaced by super intelligence or any kinds of computer or AI. Scene above describes a man walking into his house with his high-tech lenses attached to his eyes. The house is filled with liquid like material that can shift its form freely without breaking any inner structure, pipes and furniture. It can also harden itself and soften as an owner of house wishes. To his lenses, GPS is attached so house recognized his location so space will be always formed as he wanders through his house.

Human experience of which I chose to present in my building is imagination. Out of many ways to define imagination, I’m going to express imagination as a combination of perception and projection. Imagination occurs in our brain, when we project our perception of world we have experienced. Perception is the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted in our mind and it happens through the human’s senses including seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. In architecture, perception occurs mainly through visuals. This is the concept brought by technique ancient Greek used which is called Mnemonics or Method of Loci. This technique was used in many ways like memorizing speech or studying. In architecture, people used the technique to remember the look of the buildings. People remember certain hints or traces of building they want to remember. Then, when they want to recall the building, they visualize the certain hints, then starts constructing rest of the building in their head. After practices, they were able to imagine the whole building in mind. This doesn’t mean that people need to practice hard on such technique to imagine when we try to experience architecture through imagination. Without any practices of such technique, people’s perception and project happens automatically. From small hint like broken column’s base let you imagine the whole column. Ruins, the remaining traces of past existing building, let you imagine the building before it was demolished. A frame of a door can reminds you of an entrance and frame of a box can reminds of a room which can be occupied.

 

 

What you project is what you’ve perceived

As technology develops in rapid speed, it will ends up for human being devoted and faithful to their emotions and expressions as those
feelings are what makes human the human themselves. Human will no longer require to learn knowledge as machines such as AI, IoT and Big
Data will do the job for the human. What is left for human beings?
Unlike other animals, humans could develop and become civilized only because they held power of imagination. One could imagine that he
could become a king and so he did. If the king asked his people to harvest in requital of money, people did their job. It is because people
could imagine what they can do with the money after receiving the reward. They could imagine of buying a drink, food or even a house so
they did their job. Imagination is the true power of human kind. It is something that can’t be replaced by super intelligence or any kinds of
computer or AI.
When everything is calculated with precision and comfortable, excitement can be lost. Why don’t machine do everything? With human’s
imagination, they can create atmosphere and excitement that machine could never create. The proposal introduced a space where people
can be stimulated to imagine their own thought and memories. It is best to leave a blank space in order to provoke people to draw their
imagination. However, imagination comes from memories from the past or hints and traces of existing matters. By introducing guides lines
and simple shapes with fundamental colors, each individuals can project their own unique imagination to create an unexpected and mesmerizing
spaces.

 

 

 

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