Wednesday, 25 November 2020

AALAWuN manifest 09 AAmothership

manifest 09 AAmothership

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with thanks to Quentin Martin, Yijun Huang, Sabrina Blakstad, Photios Demetriou, Leslaw Skrzypiec, Kacper Stawiarski, Ebere Nwosu, Hiroe Shigemitsu, Daniel Koruma, Roberta Jenkins, Syed Waji, Chonk, Roman and Philip(Dip9) ,Tamir Aharoni, Leo (Dip14), Ilia Var, Zhuo Chen, Damnoen Techamai, Sharif and Khalad (Dip13)  


Perhaps one should try to imagine a glass exchange … the Farnsworth House with its walls in stained glass and Kings College Chapel with Mies’s planar glazing .

Did those impoverished modernists only see glass as a way of erasing architecture .. to reduce the building to eventually little more than a reflection and  with mirror glass a literal reflection  .

Others knowing that life is just a cloud wanted architecture to be more that a mist on an autumn  morning . Something to resist the nature of a fleeting life , architecture as a form of resistance ?

Our screens shine at us , yet the colours are opaque .

But the sun shines on us through the glass .

The stained glass window of the cathedral does not allow us to look out it suggests we look in wards . The colours of the glass have complex symbolic meanings . They can be read in a very literal sense and their colours unlike the colors on our screens have a very physical presence .

Can we imagine the windows of the AA in stained glass then imagine them dissolved by planar glazing ? Or constantly changing coulored glass images on the occupants projected by the sun on the AA's white walls ? 

The colurs of the glass compete with the colours on your screen b ut the one shines on you and the other at you ?


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