Why do you like “cube”?
I discovered cube very late. I really discovered cube and square (forms) in my fourth years of architecture. I had a chance there to learn from the architect Alain Calvy. I choose the studio theaorical pratice of the project architectural to learn from him.
Such a shame to not have discovered cubes earlier 🙂
It’s with him then that i became very curious of the cube.
I mean, i used it before, playing with it, but without feeling the incredible power of this form.
I Then started to feel like if something special was hided into it, something mystic maybe, and decided to consider it in my illustration work but more than all in my architectural and graphical research.
I like this form thinking of the mystery that is hided inside it, and that if we could discover it, it would be amazing or catastrophic.
At the end, it’s probably better to not be able to resolve his mystery but continuing to play and question it.
I like cube because i have the feeling that everybody is strongly involve with this form. Like if there is something universal, understandable by everybody, enough simple to be appropriated and sufficiently complicate to stay inaccessible and continuing to fascinate.
Questioning and drawing about the cube is then not only doing graphics for myself, it’s trying to question a form that everybody can directly feel and be implicate with.
The cube. Such an amazing form isn’t it? 🙂
你说“I love architecture. ”，你心中理想的建筑是什么样子的，也会是一个方体吗？
You once said that “I love architecture.” So what’s your ideal architecture, also a cube?
I am a graduated architect, worked as architect, and I love architecture yes.
I love architecture that confront our fear, that make us open the eyes like if it was the first time that we saw such thing, because I believe architecture has this power.
I always think about Kubrick and the monolith that appear in his film ‘2001 Space Odyssey’.
That is something isn’t it?
I believe architecture can produce this kind of feeling.
It’s the work of the architect to be able to build making people feel something special.
Then, I like to think that ‘the function follow the form’, trying to see things with a different angle of view, but as well really considering forms as the most important than the function finally, to produce this strong feeling that I research and desire in architecture.
That’s also our job of architects to see things with a different angle of view.
I though about that a long time ago (function follow the form), because we learn that ‘the form follow the function’, but i felt something strange in this rule, like if it was binding and limiting myself to question architecture really.
What if we consider the form first then. I am sure the function will come.
We need it anyway, but let’s breath one second and think about the forms, making their more free and expressive.
What could happen if we forget one second the function to consider the form?
My ideal architecture is something spacial that can be felt by architects but not only. Most of the time architecture can’t be completely understood by the non-architect. I understand it (not everybody can understand mathematic for example, like architecture it’s a discipline that need lot of time of study and practice to succeed), but I think that it’s very sad. In cube, form, spacial architecture, I believe there is something that can make
architecture understandable by everybody but that also can produce a real feeling of the spaces in which we move and evolve.
I think then about minimal architecture, without being especially for a minimal architecture. I just believe that in the minimal architecture there is a way to not get lost doing some building, and being able to really concentrate the energy in what matter the more, form, space, feeling.
What’s your next plan with “cube”？
I just finished my two Colombians projects, CASA and CARA (I was leaving in London before, and then traveled 1 year between Asia and South
America, before deciding to stay in Colombia for a while). I will now take the direction of the Brazil for some visual projects with my brother, as I also like to work with video doing music video, documentary or short films:http://www.51-prod.co.uk/
So I am not sure yet what will be my next steps with cubes.
Many ideas. I need some time and distances to think clearly what to question and do with cubes again.
But for sure i will continue to question and to play with it.
What are the possibilities to draw a 2 dimensional cube using each of it’s edges?
512 is the number of possibilities you can draw a 2 dimensional cube using each of it’s edges. This study aims to question and illustrate the spaces that could be produced by a cube in all it’s forms. Study the cube in 2 dimensions was a way to explore the infinity of possibilities that could offer this volume, and then to perceive the infinity of 3 dimensional combinations that could appear when finally utilizing the volume in architectural applications. The final illustration invites the viewers to explore their understanding of a simple form by looking into a logic of it’s composition and expression.