Develop the Imagery in Architecture. From the Fantastic Architecture of Comics to the Representation of the Idea †
1. Introdution: The Practice of Drawing between Reality and Imagination
2. Materials and Methods: Relationships between Architecture Representation and Comics
2.1. Analysis of Fantastic Comics Architecture
2.1.1. Associations in Comics Architecture
2.1.2. Deformation and Decomposition in Comics Architecture
2.1.3. Recontextualization in Comics Architecture
3. Train the Imagination: Experience Fantastic Architecture
3.1. Experience the Associations
- Following the relations-oppositions from the free associations between shapes (small-large, high-low, thin-thick, colour-colourless, heavy-light), using the dialectic between the element of nature and the machine element, mixing architectural styles different from different eras and parts of the world, we follow many possible paths from which the design of fantastic architecture may arise. Experimenting with what is said in existing urban contexts, through free association with natural forms, the space of the road can acquire the characteristics of a vegetal environment from which emerge insect forms, fluctuating viaducts, similar to plants, communicate the private environment of buildings with the vertical link elements, slamming the walls and creating a fluid and dynamic space, whose complexity resembles the constructions of nature, but also the space of the mind. By associating relations-oppositions, the roles are normal, the street rises on the roofs of the palaces, while the public space is mixed with the private space. (Figure 9).
3.2. Experience the Deformation
- By trying to verify what said so far, let’s image geometric bodies in metamorphoses that emerge from the walls of historic buildings, elements that are generated as subjected to an internal force. Below the road tangle of cables and tubes, recall the digestive system of an artificial living organism (Figure 10). By transforming the structure of the real, the space becomes centrifugal and chaotic, the road rises above the sidewalks and blends into buildings, deformed infrastructures, recall the shape of an animal skeleton, or plant ramifications, assuming a different meaning from to the one from which they originate (deformation).
3.3. Experience the Recontextualisation
- According to the codes of communication, translating meanings already known by a stereotyped form, extruding it from its conventional content, assigning it a function that is strange to it, or has little or nothing to do with it, transferring it from its context to relocating it to a distant and unusual field, signs are derived from the same characteristics but from new meanings. Even the canonical succession of architectural elements, for example, basement, architraves, trabeation, can assume different meanings and roles if unusually combined, the roof in place of the base, etc.
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Domenico, M.D. Develop the Imagery in Architecture. From the Fantastic Architecture of Comics to the Representation of the Idea. Proceedings 2017, 1, 938. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings1090938
Domenico MD. Develop the Imagery in Architecture. From the Fantastic Architecture of Comics to the Representation of the Idea. Proceedings. 2017; 1(9):938. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings1090938Chicago/Turabian Style
Domenico, Michela De. 2017. "Develop the Imagery in Architecture. From the Fantastic Architecture of Comics to the Representation of the Idea" Proceedings 1, no. 9: 938. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings1090938