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At sign

By Jyonghwa Lim


This thesis is a mark-making as a praxis of architectural experiment, which could be a noise and a revolutionary line as well. Neither of them don't matter to me as much as what I've got through a series of trial and error. Composed of five related praxes, four preceding ones suggesting ideas of final praxis. The corpus of idea is driven by the nomadic nature of human body and its micro environments. As I titled, is rather a graphical metaphor of being, situating, existing in the environment. Due to its intimacy to the body, fabrics are chosen as materials. This attempt intended to sit in the blurred border line between the unavoidable image of hardness in architecture and structureless in garments (fashion). is also implying the potential development in subject matter "homelessness". Since this project mainly concerns to being "nomadic", many homeless life styles were referenced. At this point, this project could be a guideline or a pattern to build a nomadic shelter for the needs. With further surveys and studies, however, this project shall be developed one step ahead. is the environment which integrates the body and its surroundings into a closed space. is a garment providing comfort and protection that the nomadic nature of human body requires. is clothing that is extended layers enabling the creation of transient space. is mobile space using body media. is visual intervention rendering place and boundary. is instinctive human reaction to fit themselves to the environment

Topics: Architecture
Year: 2002
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