photograph by Timo Halko
M. Jørgensen in Northern Experiments, The Barents Urban Survey 2009
I told you here, but one speaks elsewhere about this:
"Vincent Vergain, student of the Malaquais School of Architecture in Paris, created this model in a workshop entitled "City in a Suitcase". Vincent created this playful 3D representation as a critique on the passive, 2 dimensional way in which we absorb famous architectural works through images in books and magazines.
The model turns the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan into something of a child's "shape sorter" toy. Why just nurture your kid's spacial awareness when they can be an architecture connoisseur too?!"
Sam Dunne, from www.core77.com (design magazine)
Simon Boudvin, Hausmann, 2005
"How the Uncanny Leads to Critique - Digitally modified photographs of Paris"
This theorical essay questions contemporary photographs, particularly digitally modified ones, and their role in the way inhabitants, visitors and users perceive Paris.
You can download here for free the collection of essays written by students from both Paris-Malaquais School of architecture in Paris and Columbia University in New-York.
Architectural spaces are in general reduced to images, projections of volumes on planes. What an absurdity! Think a second about what architecture loses when we flatten it on a glossy magazine's corner!
How to balance the loss? How to pass the image in order to show more, to show what is the project's core?
Let's change the medium! Let's represent a three-dimension by another three-dimension!
Though, can we reach, thanks to modelling, the image's level of abstraction? We have to discard superfluity, keep exclusively what is meaningful. Reach the core of the space.
Fit the project in a suitcase
Retain only the essential
Keep the concept