Conceptual sketches and drawings by me
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Australian Pavilion | Studio Expo (5th Year BArch)
By looking at the concept of “gaia” and through an understanding of the planet earth as an organism, one learns that we are parts of everything, and everything is a part of us.
The pavilion is designed to deliver to all visitors the idea of “eco-philosophy” (where things hang together) and “Ecosophy” (questions involving ourselves and nature).
The pavilion is perceived as an antithesis of Australian kitsch for that it does not deliver Australian iconic items but rather the experiences of Australia through an engagement with the display spaces (in other words through our instinct and senses).
Like indigenous Australians, the pavilion’s design concerns participation rather than perception.
“Natural and ordinary human environment are neither self-contained aesthetic objects nor specifically designed for convenient aesthetic consumption…our environments are ever presently constantly engaging our senses.”
The knowledge of what is appreciated is essential.