spatial experimentations

drawing machines to parasitic structures

precedent projects: lebbeus woods

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Lebbeus Woods has really got the whole parasitic structure and architecture idea down pat. His structures have a kind of animalistic and machine like quality that integrate and intervene with buildings. His structures are completely out of the ordinary when it comes to architecture, yet they have a kind of place in a building. The structures that he creates ultimately transform the building into something else, a designed artistic yet functional object. A facade and talking point on the exterior. Woods is one of my greatest inspirations when it comes to parasitic structures. His lines and mechanical like objects form a structure on the exterior of the building. I find that some of these structures link to the concepts of scaffolding which is normally only seen on the exterior of the building when it is being constructed. Thus, by creating these structures helps link to how the building was developed and its potential past. By coupling structures and line weights line Wood’s into my final work will give the structure a greater atmospheric and spatial quality.

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Written by katmcmahon

May 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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