Tado Ando

Featured image:  Ando Museum, Naoshima Island, http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/ando-museum.html acesssed 23/12/17 An architect commonly attributed to having a critical regionalist approach is Tado Ando. His main construction material is concrete which he uses in a way that transcends the ordinary material . The structural expressivity, the manipulation of light and shade and the marrying of the building with … Continue reading Tado Ando

Site collection methods; further thoughts

I've been thinking about how all the theory, threads, methodology, materials can all fit together. I'm not sure how clear my thoughts are, but after a bout of insomnia I've developed a few ideas. I've been thinking of something Conor said about the vernacular descriptors for landscape in MacFarlane's book Landmarks, he asked rather than … Continue reading Site collection methods; further thoughts

Tutorial Research Methodologies

Geological map as featured image: Scotland, coloured according to the rock formations, National Library of Scotland, Accessed online 28/11/17: http://maps.nls.uk/view/74422193 A summary of my notes from the tutorial with Conor so I can remember the main points. The purpose of the essay is to map out how I will approach the MA To open up my area … Continue reading Tutorial Research Methodologies

Critical regionalism

Task 4 (Research Methodology module): - Annotated Bibliography task.   (Aim: - finding texts that can help you to theoretically underpin and inspire your practice) Critical regionalism – conceptual/theoretic framework to use to underpin studio practice. (Image above:- Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright, website: https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/03/15/how-to-plan-the-perfect-trip-to-fallingwater/ accessed 13/11/17). Probably not known as a critical regionalist, as … Continue reading Critical regionalism

Developing methodology and ideas

Featured image: layered mind maps, J Affleck,  Procreate IPad Pro, 7/11/2017 I’ve been revisiting and developing my keywords. I think the main objective at the moment for achieving in the studio is a critical regional method of making ceramics. Critical regionalism is a movement originating in architecture out of a frustration of the international style of … Continue reading Developing methodology and ideas