A play of cones of vision and decontextualized images.

diller and scofidio (figure 1)

Diller and scofidio slow house uses cone like shapes and decontextualized images to create their models and how we interpret the space. The slow house located in long island New York designed by architects Diller and scofidio. The design of the house is based on a cone axis which is seen in figure 1 as the house follows a curve which has captured the essence of a fluent design with the use of a continuous bend within the house so you have to follow this structure in order to see the view. The decontextualized images in the model shown through the acetate allows the viewer to observe different aspects of the design from different angles.

Similarly, to Diller and scofidio slow house my model of the new Imax theatre located in darling harbour shares similar aspects of design which can be seen through the play of the cone shapes and decontextualized images both shown in figure 7. I had chosen to use a sail like design to fit in with the surrounding area and buildings. i followed a similar design to home bar which is located directly across from the space and the Sydney opera house. through the use of iterations i was able to complete my design whilst using aspects from each design into my final and perfecting. I believe my model has illustrated how we see spaces through the use of cones and decontextualised images as it allows us to view the building how the designer intended and the placement of aspects in the design

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wood, h. (2012). Slow House. [online] Architect. Available at: http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/slow-house

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