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De Vylder Vinck Taillieu: house Alexis: context

“The new roof reveals the constraints of the neighboring roofs.”

[from http://www.architectendvvt.com/projects/alexis%5D

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house [PART]

De Vylder Alexis context[reinterpretation of photo’s and section drawings by by Filip Dujardin/dvvt]

Neutelings Riedijk: At Work: building & context

“Context: Buildings always land somewhere on earth. They have to settle on site, on location. … They may have to be introverted in response to aggressive surroundings, or extroverted at a public place. Sometimes they have to clash with their surroundings, and sometimes rhyme with them. … Each of the buildings has its own part to play, but together they add up to a single composition. …”

[from Neutelings-Riedijk, At Work, 010, 2005]

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Logone Birni Cameroon

Similarity: a point, feature, or detail in which two items are alike

Self-similarity: the property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure [WHOLE: richtup: town / PART: leftdown: individual house]

[definition of similarity and self-similarity by thefreedictionary.com]

Logone Birni Cameroun

[reinterpretation of photos]

Kit White

“Eliminate the nonessential.  Every work of art should contain whatever it needs to fulfill its decriptive objective but nothing more.  Look at the “leftover” parts of every composition.  Successful images have no dead spaces or inactive parts.  Look at your compositions holistically and make sure that every element advances the purposes of the whole.”

[quote from White Kit, 101 Things to Learn in Art School, MIT, Cambridge Massachussets, 2011]

WHOLE PART

Musgun Huts Cameroon

Similarity: a point, feature, or detail in which two items are alike

Self-similarity: the property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure [WHOLE: richtup: circular farm / PART: leftdown: individual circular hut]

[definition of similarity and self-similarity by thefreedictionary.com]

 

[Interpretation of photos of Seattle library by architect OMA, 2004]