Through a number of video segments I am attempting to show a possible conversion of a right-angled building into an architectural hybrid consisting of the original architecture partly deconstructed, replaced and appended by a newly generated sculptural space.
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The formal propositions are the line, the plane, and the volume. Whilst Eisenman uses a compositional diagonal, all the construction elements are rectangular. This building, the epitome of rectilinearity has been chosen by me as the ideal object for a transformation.
Despite its reductionist choice of geometrically simple construction elements, House II is a spatially complex building which set a strong example toward freeing architecture from the doctrine "Form follows function". The complexity is the result of a set of formal rules that are given highest priority for the design process. A certain level of functionality is introduced in the final design steps.
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