A Sequence of colors and shapes in the space (ALBERS)

A sequence of colors and shapes in the space was introduced to us by Joseph Albers. Joseph Albers was a primary teacher who basically used a single piece of paper to test the geometric shape of the material and color abstraction. A quote from him I found interesting is I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing.’

Josef Alber‘s Paper Models

So when I made these iterations, I focused on paper folding and not just on cutting paper. I decided to do 1 Blight Street located in Sydney as the model due to its simple shape design so I figured I could make something abstract out of that. I used 1 type of material which is paper for flexibility and to be able to create solid forms that can bend. Through numerous amounts of test I used the same technique as Albers which was focusing on changing the shape to through texture to express the space geometric change.

As I progressed through these iteration processes I found out these images are a process of an idea that is still in development. Multiple designs came to my head and I had no idea what is the best choice, so I ultimately decided the ones that scream for attention and demonstrate a distinct look would create for a more appealing reality in the world of architecture and the city.

  • My first Iteration experiments on the penetration of light on a space and how a lot of natural light can change the form of the space. Through this iteration I learnt that the geometric form of a building can be changed naturally.
First Iteration: Penetration of Natural Light
  • My second iteration is experimenting on the subtraction of material and how it can effect the form of the space. This iteration taught me the fragility of a building can be a design as it provides a different view of the space.
Second Iteration: Subtraction of Material
  • My third iteration is experimenting the separation between the walls and how it can effect the form through an abstract texture. This iteration taught me how I can use texture to separate elements in the space and how it can forcefully change the geometric form of the space.
Third Iteration: Separation
  • My Fourth iteration is experimenting on the cutting technique and how it can produce more natural lighting and expose the interior. This experiment taught me that cutting is the most efficient way for separation in a space and can unconsciously create a form of something similar in the world.
Fourth Iteration: Exposing
  • My Fifth and final iteration demonstrates the idea of circulation through the circular shapes overlapping. This experiment taught me more about the circulation of the space and the abstract qualities it provides in design.
Fifth Iteration: Circulation (Outside Surface View)
Fifth Iteration: Circulation (Inside View)


Josef Albers Artist Overview and Analysis”. [Internet]. 2017. TheArtStory.org 
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Josef Albers, En.wikipedia.org, [Accessed 9 May 2017]