LEAKY STUFF

Design Studio - Postgraduate Master Students at SAC






Architecture is leaky. Architectural representation has constantly been haunted by leakages. They happen when a realm of representation slips into another realm, such as when the physical drips into digital space. These leaks transgress the binary between these spaces. Exciting examples are found during the Bavarian Rococo, where stucco and fresco merged ambiguously into lively interiors. The 18th century believer visiting the church couldn’t dissociate between two and three-dimensional shapes. This ambiguity threatened them, because the divine entered into the profane blurring the clear distinction that existed between these two. Equivalent dynamics are presented today by the physical dripping into digital space. The design studio is immersed in this exuberant aesthetics of transgression. We explore the leakiness of architectural imagery. The drippiness of the architectural representation. Architectural stuff bleeding, dripping, and leaking into the digital. In other words, you cannot observe a wave without bearing in mind the complex features that concur in shaping it and the other, equally complex ones that the wave itself originates.