New Faces in the Dark
This thesis is about a practice
of drawing and documenting space that deviates from traditional ideas of
permanence and definition in architectural representation. As an expression of
the author’s architectural drawing and documentation method, the thesis
attempts to capture and visualise the passage of time and its immediate effect
on the image.
This research explores the passage of time through the lens of Western writings and ideas, such as Heraclitus’ proverb of time as a river, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” There is also the concept of Entropy, which is the second law of thermodynamics. A process of energy transformation that is understood to be irreversible and correlative to the progressive disintegration of form.
As such, this project demonstrates the expression of these theoretical concepts by suggesting processes of visualisation that result in ‘unfixed’ (unclear, undetermined and speculative) characteristics of space.