Compounds - Word and Image

  • Compounds: Word formation
  • Compounds: Random word formation
  • Compounds: Random word formation
  • Fictitious compounds: Examples
  • Title: FLUFFY COLUMN
  • Title: CAROUSEL-KITCHEN
  • Title: TOILET-TOWER
  • Title: DESERT-BRIDGE
  • Title: ROOFTOP-VILLAGE
  • Title: LOST-CORRIDOR
  • Title: TUNNEL-POOL
  • Title: TELESCOPE-ARMOIRE
  • Title: LUNATIC-MOUNTAIN
  • Title: TELESCOPE-SEAT
  • Title: OPPONENTS-CHAIR
  • Title: TOOL-STOOL
  • Title: SCULPTURE-CHIMNEY
  • Title: WAVE-STAIRS
  • Title: CONICAL-CITY
  • Title: WAVE-STAIRS
  • Title: LANDIC-ATTIC
  • Title: FASCIST-JUNGLE
  • Title: WALL-HOUSE
  • Title: POOL-BEAM
  • Title: PORTABLE-SHELTER
  • Title: MISANTHROPIST-HALL
  • Title: DETOUR-STAIR
  • Title: BURRIED-TOWER
  • Title: COUCH-ESCALATOR
  • Title: COUCH-ESCALATOR
  • Title: LANDING-BALCONY
  • Title: LANDING-BALCONY
  • Title: RUNNING-STAIR
  • Title: RUNNING-STAIR
  • Title: ISLAND-AMPHITHEATRE
  • Title: ISLAND-AMPHITHEATRE
  • Title: HOMELESS-HEATER
  • Title: HOMELESS-HEATER
  • Title: CURTAIN-CANYON
  • Title: CURTAIN-CANYON
  • Title: SEATING-DOCK
  • Title: SEATING-DOCK
  • Title: GATED-RAINFOREST
  • Title: GATED-RAINFOREST
  • Title: TELESCOPIC-MINARET
  • Title: TELESCOPIC-MINARET
  • Title: SATELLITE-CHAIR
  • Title: SATELLITE-CHAIR
  • Title: PIERCED-CORNER
  • Title: PIETitle: DINING-CHIMNEY
  • Title: DINING-CHIMNEY
  • Title: DINING-CHIMNEY
  • Title: CAROUSEL-LIGHTHOUSE
  • Title: CAROUSEL-LIGHTHOUSE
  • Title: DECORATED-MOUNTAIN
  • Title: DECORATED-MOUNTAIN
  • Title: PELAGIC-CITY
  • Title: PELAGIC-CITY
  • Title: ARCADE-FOREST
  • Title: ARCADE-FOREST
  • Title: MIRRORED-ISLAND
  • Title: MIRRORED-ISLAND
  • Title: PORTABLE-FIREPLACE
  • Title: PORTABLE-FIREPLACE
  • Title: CARPET-BAY
  • Title: CARPET-BAY
  • Title: MUSCLE-CHAIR
  • Title: MUSCLE-CHAIR
  • Title: MARBLE-ISLAND
  • Title: MARBLE-ISLAND
  • Title: MOUNTAIN-PARKING
  • Title: MOUNTAIN-PARKING
  • Title: FOOD-CORNICE
  • Title: FOOD-CORNICE
  • Title: PEDALING-ACQUARIUM
  • Title: PEDALING-ACQUARIUM
  • Title: ROTATED-LANDSCAPE
  • Title: ROTATED-LANDSCAPE
  • Title: FLUFFY COLUMN
  • Title: FLUFFY COLUMN

Description

A series of newly pieced-together fictitious compound words, interpreted and translated into pictorial representations.

Perception, creativity and imagination are important cornerstones and starting points for any design-oriented or artistic activity. Creativity does not come out of thin air. It needs a playing field and a container of building blocks, from which to derive, rearrange and compose ideas. There is no doubt that the architect, when designing, mainly uses (seen or internalised) graphic fragments, images or set pieces of these, which are caused to interrelate in new ways. Such design components are predominantly graphic marks that are depictive, abstract or suggestive of reality, but most are directly derived from our visual environment. This course, however, was about the fact that language and its syntax can also be useful for creative approaches to design. The starting point of the course was a possibility offered by the field of linguistics: that of combining individual words to form a new word, thus also creating a new meaning. This word-forming technique, resulting in so-called compounds, is particularly prominent in the German language, but this way of forming words is also seen in the English language and was to be used here for an experimental approach to design.

In the first part of the course, the students compiled several structured word lists, consisting of single words (nouns or adjectives) that describe or are related to our natural or built environment. The next task was to pair individual words at random, thus forming fictitious word combinations that had unclear meanings and of which there were no direct examples in our cultural sphere. Afterwards, the students were asked to visually interpret a selection of these fictitious word creations, first approaching this via freehand sketches and subsequently using technical drawing, model making or montage for final representation of the objects. Based on the professional digital representation techniques taught in the course, the last task was to visualise the utopian constructs as convincingly as possible, translating them into seemingly real existing objects.

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Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
List of words
Semester: Autumn 2016
Intro: Making-of
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
List of words
Semester: Autumn 2016
Intro: Making-of
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
List of words
Semester: Autumn 2016
Intro: Making-of
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
List of words
Semester: Autumn 2016
Intro: Making-of
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Micheal Casares
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Manuel Carvalho
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Hugo Mazza
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Augustin Patry
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Patrick Pregesbauer
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Yves Goy
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Patrick Pregesbauer
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Yves Goy
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Augustin Patry
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Yves Goy
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Hugo Mazza
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Felix Parpoil
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Marta Moreira
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Laura Porta
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Viorela Bogatu
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Hugo Mazza
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Laura Porta
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Erwan Moeri
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Harold Macdonald
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Harold Macdonald
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Dan Relecom
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Dan Relecom
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Dan Relecom
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Dan Relecom
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Marcelo Rovira
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Marcelo Rovira
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Harold Macdonald
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Harold Macdonald
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Mattia Pretolani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Mattia Pretolani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Aikaterini Chelioudaki Vardi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Lucie Vogl
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Afroditi Maloukotsi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Afroditi Maloukotsi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Tazio Choun
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Tazio Choun
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Marta Morreira
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Marta Morreira
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Christophe Pittet
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Christophe Pittet
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Rastine Miriravani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Eva Herunter
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Tazio Choun
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Tazio Choun
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Clément Cattin
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Clément Cattin
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Mattia Pretolani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Mattia Pretolani
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Sketch
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Afroditi Maloukotsi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Afroditi Maloukotsi
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Axonometric drawing
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Micheal Casares
Teaching Module: Compounds - Word and Image
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2016
Student: Micheal Casares