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The Broken Tail On a Lizard
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In this project I have investigated how a set of rules can be applied to a particular sight and program. Inspired by the rules of the ’divine ‘proportion I applied its system of repetition and algorithm in a particular site and created a bridge with a diverse program beyond the simple intention of bridging two ends.

This project is a way of approaching the complexity of designing an architectural space. It is a helping guide on how, through a system I could evaluate and pay attention to spatial qualities.

My system is based on the divine proportion and its parts. I have broken up the divine rectangle and used the parts to create a structure that connects the tow ends on this specific sight. In this project I have been investigating and testing how a sett of rules can be applied on a sight to crate proportion, composition and rhythm. The classic rule that is about movement in space, giving function to the space, the relation to the human body and a space being more diverse. These rules are the basics of the foundation of or field.

The metaphor I have used is the broken tail of a lizard, that from the point of where it brakes takes another shape and creates a new structure, overlapping and connecting the old and the new. I have called this ”the nature’s broken proportions”. By that I mean, when the symmetry in the creation in the new tail is broken or reduced, it no longer is a continuation of the lizard’s body in that time and space, but an individually separated continuity with its own symmetry. It exist in parallel and as an extension of its past. The system I have created have helped me to define the boundaries and provided a clear structure of my design. 

This project is to me about connecting my intuition on how life is withe how I design space. The structure and boundaries provided by this system of ”broken proportions”, has given me the tools to evaluate the quality of the spaces I created. I found freedom in my abstraction of this system by breaking up the logarithmic spiral, which is about continuity. This is a designing tool I used to create my bridge.

My work is an illustration of a subjective idea, of breaking the continuity in space and time. Through using this system I could evaluate qualities like dimension, proportion, composition, rhythm, direction, sectioning and levels. All these quality’s given by this system, creates an abstract interpretation about my personal view of movement of this bridge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 52 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5304OAI: diva2:848327
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InSpace (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Master)
Available from: 2016-01-08 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2016-01-08Bibliographically approved

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