Other projects I've done related to the World Trade Center
ARCHITECTURE AS FORM
If we deprive architecture from everything but its form, would it still be architecture?
When we think about architecture, we immediately may think about some forms that we associate it with, for some it might be the form of a building, for others of a house, of an entire city, or it might even be that of a cavern. Regardless of the particular form that we choose, we may ask ourselves what do they all share an that makes them recognizable as architecture? In these common elements may rely the essence of the definition of architecture.
Kinds of Form:
There are many ways to classify forms and particularly architectural forms; by style, origin, period, location, etc. Although for this class’ purposes we will use a simpler definition:
1) Iconic Forms: Where the architectural form refers to a known architectural icon, for example the Pyramids, the Empire State, etc.
2) GeneralForms: Where the architectural form refers to a general convention or idea of architecture, for example the countryside house, the town church, etc.
3) Evocative Forms: Refers to an architectural form that we may remember from a personal experience that holds a meaning to us, for example our family’s home when we were kids, our school, etc.
I pick Iconic since 9/11 was a very memorable moment in time that I still question today. Recently I cannot seem to get it out of my mine so I have done series of the World Trade Center.