Describing Architecture

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Memory Cast / Sarah Doheny


Plaster Cast
Collaged Photographs

Walter Forderer is a Swiss architect from Basel known for his quasi brutalist concrete churches. This is a precedent study of his work carried out with no measurements or drawings, just memory.

A particular stair space left me with a tactile memory, a memory of lighting and warmth, atmosphere and comfort, a space to sit and a place to gather. The model explores tactility, corporeality and light as a mediator of movement through a space.

“Literature and cinema would be devoid of their power of enhancement without our capacity to enter a remembered or imagined place”
[Juhani Pallasmaa, 2005]

So too would architecture.