Student: Di Wang
Advisor: Martin Bressani
Studio: Directed Research Project
Year/Term: Fall 2017
The research explores the affecting power of a kind of built environment that possesses solid and massive qualities. Such an affective dimension of architecture can be found in ancient and classical architecture but is less explored today when synthetic panel-based materials prevail. The research was inspired by the writing of French philosopher Gaston Bachelard on the element “earth”. Using the method combining hand and digital productions which was developed in a series of material exercises, the final research seeks to create architecture with a primitive, ground-inspired language which appears more permanent and long-lasting than the transient occupancies and events.