WEIGHTLESSNESS AND THE DISCONNECTION TO REALITY
AA Intermediate 11
-Third Year -
Open ended space of weightlessness, being adrift, lost, a dimension between reality and lost thoughts. The experience of disconnected reality. No sense of ‘floor’ or ‘ceiling’. The architectural experience I am creating is a sensation of disconnected reality, through the use of placebos. You may see a mirrored floor, fully aware that you will not fall through, but you cannot deny that it there is that thought and feeling that you just might. Through the use of various techniques, it creates the impression of flying, dreaming and weightlessness
The threshold between your dreams and the awake state of mind, stuck in a liminal state. I am drawn to wander in this topsy-turvy wonderland. Soaring among the tenuous, weightless objects dancing in the airy space. I feel happily adrift. Addicted to the sensation, I am curious to fall further into this open ended space of tranquility.
An evanescing grid, dematerialised elements, undefined planes and broken structural rules of order, the space invites you to explore this labyrinth of delusion. The disintegrated and exploded material are levitating in the air, light and almost weightless. Structures appears and disappears as you move through the space, the sun reflects the glass, painting the space with gradients of colour
"Architecture does not make us inhabit worlds of mere fabrication and fantasy; it articulates the experience of our being-in-the-world and strengthen our sense of reality and self. The send of self, strengthened by art and architecture, also permits us to engage fully in the mental dimensions of dream, imagination and desire."
- Juhani Pallasmaa
"The sense of gravity is the essence of all architectonic structures, and great architecture makes us aware of gravity and earth. Architecture strengthen the experoence of vertical dimension of the world. At the same time as making us aware of the depth of the earth, it make us dream of levitation and flight."
- Juhani Pallasmaa
RIBA 1 Examination with Elia Zenghelis and Homa Farjadi