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Intentional mistakes

Aisha Fouad

Intentional mistakes

Aisha Fouad

learned to appreciate this mistake: when they walk the steps, they are forced back into the here and now of the physical world. So did Le Corbusier design the narrow steps by mistake or intentionally? Why would he make the same mistake twice? Maybe this was intentionally designed for the monks to get into a different state of awareness. It made me realize that experimenting with human scale and measurements are necessary design choices that lead to variable experiences. I’m inspired to use such aspects in designing spaces, shifting from invitations that allow the mind to wander and then coming back to the issues of daily life; mere bodily awareness. It fascinates me that a small detail such as the size of steps could change ones state of mind in one and the same space. One space with transitional elements that could evoke a variety of mental levels. Bravo!

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Profile for Henri A. Snel

(Re)Thinking Le Corbusier  

The first time I came into physical contact with his work was in India, in Ahmedabad in 1992. I was totally overwhelmed by the brutalism, wh...

(Re)Thinking Le Corbusier  

The first time I came into physical contact with his work was in India, in Ahmedabad in 1992. I was totally overwhelmed by the brutalism, wh...