Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Folding Architecture 2

Folding in architecture describes a fluid formless style of architecture, that removes the true angles and distinguished wall, roof and floor perceptions that we associate with a building. For the first time the floor, wall, and ceiling not only had the same colour, but become part of the same surface. ‘The fold’ meant a reduction of difference, as all floors became less and less distinguishable. Similarly Deleuze explores the fold as a continually multiplying device. He states that the fold holds no definition; there is no focal point, rather a device that goes out to infinity. The blob architects mutated, morphed, blurred and folded basic shapes into ‘flowing sequences of surging contours’ (Quinn 2003, p.210). They seek a more organic way of living

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