Traces: Increasing Accessibility in Perceiving Architecture

Workshop by Babau Bureau+EB

Massimo Triches, Elisa Brusegan

2-6 July

The workshop will investigate how architecture is communicated and perceived.

Designers usually make use of drawings like plans, sections, facades, etc. These materials are an universal language, but they are technical and not always totally accessible to people.

This generates communication difficulties between architects and people.

Over time, tracing signs on the ground is the basis of the modification of landscape.

In many culture this act has become also the beginning of many games (“campanon”, tennis, soccer, bowling, etc.). This activity defines a way of occupying the space, introduces new rules of movement, observation, behaviour and perceptions.

Tracing back to the fundamental rules which generates perceptions, the workshop aims to bring people closer to the language of architecture and at the same time allow to the architects to develop and experience others ways to communicate.

To do so, it uses some of the architect tools: measure and scale-leap. We want to re-draw a well known architecture on a 1: 1 scale in a public place into the city.

1:1 scale can transform a technical text in a universally accessible text.

This idea opens the field to other theoretical themes:

-What is the limit between text and content in architecture?

-The ruins of the buildings are often signs, traces similar to a draw in a two-dimensional plan (depending on the degradation): are they still architecture or are they a text at the base of those architectures?

-The stakes and traces for the construction of buildings (foundations, walls) are only simply a text (in a technical language between designer and builder) or are they already architecture (maybe a temporary architecture)?

All interested must send a short cv to by the 25th of June with a subject “Traces Workshop”.

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