Australian Pavilion World Expo'05

Conceptual sketches and drawings by me
© 2010 Around The Block

Australian Pavilion | Studio Expo (5th Year BArch)

Aichi, Japan

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.


siriooo | March 16, 2010 at 1:56 AM

'Ecosystemic' approaches are some of the most conceptually attractive proposals, I just wish that the aesthetic reality matched the theory.

siriooo | March 16, 2010 at 2:23 AM

I mean I think we associate 'benign' environments with aesthetic beauty (lunar environments aside), a space which is suppose to engage us like a natural environment should therefore be inherently beautiful.

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