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Dreamspace

post scarcity architectures tomi owolabi unit fifteen

Site

Dreamhouse

Shed

Personal Cathedral I

Personal Cathedral II


The

dream

Site Analysis CAnvey Island, Essex “is as a rule like a

composed of various

S i te

piece of breccia,

fragments of

rock held together by a binding medium, so that the designs that appear

on it do not belong to the original rocks embedded in it.�

Sigmund Freud


SITE ANALYSIS CASE STUDIES PART I

1. CANVEY TERMINAL 2. FIELD 10 3. THORNEY BAY 4. FANTASY ISLAND 5. THE WALL 6. BOATCLUB AND MARSHES

6.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5. Selection of Six Case Studies Looking at historical Mapping and understanding the significance of each of the sites. They are all connected by the largest case study site, THE WALL Not only is this significant in the idea of keep Canvey Island free from flooding and it also forms a defence mechanism which relates back to the historical context of the site.


SITE ANALYSIS CASE STUDIES PART II

CASE STUDY FOUR: FANTASY ISLAND CASE STUDY ONE: FIELD 10

CASE STUDY TWO: BOAT CLUB AND MARSHES

CASE STUDY THREE: THE WALL

CASE STUDY FIVE: THORNEY BAY

CASE STUDY SIX: CANVEY TERMINAL


SITE ANALYSIS CASE STUDIES PART III

CASE STUDY ONE

CASE STUDY TWO

CASE STUDY THREE

CASE STUDY FOUR

CASE STUDY FIVE

CASE STUDY SIX

FIELD 10

BOAT CLUB AND MARSHES

THE WALL

FANTASY ISLAND AND THE POOL

THORNEY BAY

CANVEY TERMINAL AND REFINERY

This site is where the ‘permanent mobile homes’ are situated. It is an odd site sandwiched between Thorney Bay(a site of intense natural beauty) and a disused oil refinery.

This is a site that highlights the idea of movement around Thames Estuary and having a building set on “non-land”. Land that is constantly changing and eroding. Can a permanent building be set in such a situation?

The wall runs the entire length of Canvey Island and acts as a defence barrier to the Thames Estuary during times of Flooding

Disused amusements and a children’s natural paddling pool are the main features of this site. The road from the main junction leads directly here.

Beautiful disused bay. It has a number of interesting natural features including a garden and sandy shores.

The disused refinery is the main feature of this site. It has an eerie feel and the vast amount of space used here gives and indication of the forgotten.


CANVEY ISLAND DREAM SITES AND DREAM TERMINOLOGY

Case Study One Field 10 ‘Residential Static Caravans” “We were recently criticised by the Inspector in the Glebelands planning inquiry for counting caravan as homes. This survey, which is anonymous, will help us to understand the reasons, lifestyle and satisfaction of people living at residential caravan parks in Castle Point.

Case Study Two Boatclub and Marshes day·dream (ddrm) n. A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.

case study one

case study two

case study three

case study four

case study five

case study six

intr.v. day·dreamed or day·dreamt (-drmt), day·dream·ing, day·dreams To have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.

Case Study Three The Wall at Chapman Lighthouse trance (noun) a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.

Case Study Four Fantasy Island Daze Crash of a monetary based social system. People begin to “take up land” and build as they please. First come first served land area, this leads to no correlation between the houses.

Case Study Five Thorney Bay Fantasy Land is slowly becoming rare. The pressure and boom in the population (no one is dying of natural causes due to advances in technology) leads to the artificial synthesis of land in the waterways.

Case Study Six Canvey Terminal Dreamland Canvey Terminal becomes a terminal to Dreamland. Allows you to move to a permanent residence in dreamland. Where your life becomes a simulation of your deepest desires and inputs from your life on earth.


The idea that

‘openness’ is comparative to dreams (where openness is uncontrollable by the conscious,

ruled by the subconscious) to the ideas of psychoanalysis where ‘openness’ is enforced in a subtle way by the lying on the couch action which encourages the visitor to speak freely about personal things then also relating this to architecture where the

materiality delicately enforces ‘openness’ (such as in the case of the glass houses by Mies van de Rohe).

subtle representations where symbolism will actually give you a deeper meaning of the architectural spaces rather than actually just being able to read the spaces at the first glance.

The

symbolism of the space actually becomes the architecture rather than just the representation of the spaces. Referencing Dan Graham’s Kammerspeil

D reamhouse


FIELD 10 DESIGN CONSTRAINTS site location, constraints, and project aims

DESIGN BRIEF THE ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS OF THE CARAVAN ARE TO BE ADHERED TO 10FT X 90FT LIKE IN HISTORICAL PAST OF THE SITE. YOU CAN LIVE IN THE CARAVAN PARK FOR NO LONGER THAN ONE YEAR IT BECOMES A PERMANENT MOBILE HOME BUILT USING TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY. THIS ENABLES A RANGE OF DESIGN POSSIBILITIES AS SHOWN IN THE SECTION BELOW

site constraints

site location map

field 10


VIRTUAL DREAM SPACES subconscious: of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings. virtual: simulation of a threedimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person

journey through glassbox leading to dreamland subconscious as a reflection of self

Dreamhouse becomes a place of aspirations and the subconscious. It could also be described as an alternative or parallel world. The unconscious is structured like a language. Glitches in memories pieced together to create a fragmented landscape

Choosing a site for living. I am proposing you can use a digital device such as a phone to find and develop a site. The advances in technology allow for the selection of the site using an augmented reality.

SUBCONSCIOUS SPACES

“The symbolism of the space actually becomes the architecture rather than just a representation of the spaces.� bedroom

I want to look into the issues surrounding residential design and the role of the architect, what if we replace the architect with this software, would people be pleased with the outcome, how would it vary from a design from an architect?

Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible

REALITY

kitchen

living room

staircase

bathroom


Looking Glass Bathroom The dream bathroom reflects me as a person. I use the bathroom as a cleanser, which is demonstrated in the tap. The mirror with an abstract reflection leads to the idea that what I see in the mirror on a daily basis is volatile like the volcanic eruption that can be seen. Reflection does not necessarily show the surroundings even though that is what we are lead to believe. There is a lot more to spaces than what we can necessarily “see�.


Dining Room Teeth represent the physical act of eating. The images leading to the tongue actually highlight the sources of food in Canvey Island in a Post Scarcity Society. People will begin to create food using the raw materials, what will this do to the food production industry and the way we participate in the activity of eating.


Gateway to Dreamhouse Living Spaces “It is as if one saw a screen with scattered colour-patches, and said:...the are intelligible; they only make sense when one completes them into a shape.-Whereas I want to say: Here is the whole.� Ludwig Wittgenstein


Sauna: Imagination Thinking pods allow for pondering the future and coming up with ideas “ The dream displeases me because one is entirely absorbed by it: the dream is monological; and the fantasy pleases me because it remains concomitant to the consciousness of reality (that of the place where I am); thus is created a double space, dislocated, spaced out...� Roger Caillois


Visions of a Dreamhouse


DREAMHOUSE FILM

[Film of the opening themes of project]

Dreamhouse becomes a place of aspirations and the subconscious. It could also be described as an alternative or parallel world. The unconscious is structures like a language. Glitches in memories pieced together to create a fragmented landscape. Dreams are made of things we know and have seen in the past. How does this develop into a landscape. I believe its not actually the ‘dreamhouse’ that makes a dream house but the dream location. The location actually makes the dream. Dreamhouses can have a projected locale. This enables you to live and breathe that environment. Dreams are about wish fulfilment.


“In concrete

perception memory intervenes, and the

SHED AS SITE OF PERSONAL CATHEDRAL

subjectivity of sensible qualities

is due precisely to the fact that which begins by being

our consciousness, only memory, prolongs a

S hed

plurality

of moments into each other, contracting them into a single intuition.� Henri Bergson


SHED AS AN ENTRANCE TO THE PERSONAL CATHEDRAL the shed as a mobile site and metaphor for identity

projected alternative locations for the dreamspaces and personal shed in situ

the shed

shed in dream landscape with external factors that represent vegetation

cathedral is inside of the shed the shed on Canvey Island Field 10

is a facilitator of the entrance to dre amspace, therefore the

lo c at io n i s i r re le v a nt

and can be

manipulated and

controlled by the dreamer


Escape from the Shadow of Optimism Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Wall of Visions Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Sunrise with the Trampoline of Affection Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Tangled in the Netted Sponge Dream Set Architectural Spaces


The Gold Snake Rope and Petal Bedroom Window Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Dream of Stitched Landscapes Shadow Crossing Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Dream of Fela Kuti on a Velvet Bed of Beats Dream Set Architectural Spaces


Dream Diary Overlay Dream Set Architectural Spaces


The UnCrushing of the Other Voices Dream Set Architectural Spaces


THE DREAM STAGE IN THE SHED DREAM DIARY AS A SOURCE FOR DESIGN


“ The dream displeases me because

one is entirely absorbed by it

:

the dream is monological; and the fantasy pleases me because it remains

concomitant to the consciousness of reality (that of the place where I am);

thus is

created a double space

, dislocated, spaced out...�

Roger Caillois

Personal Cathedral I

Initial Dreamspaces


DESIGNING A PERSONAL CATHEDRAL

8. 8. EXTERNAL REFERENCES are projected into the space and form a context for the dreamspace

1. 1. TRANSLUCENCY as a metaphor for the fluidity of a personal cathedral

2. 2. SKELETAL DESIGN proposal gives the idea that a personal cathedral is transitional and just an envelope for the dreamspace

7.

7. VOLUMETRIC LIGHTING signifies the atmosphere of dreams where all the fragments are mixed and still come together as one. The dreamstate becomes the binding agent for the fragmented dreamspace

3.

3. ALTAR PROJECTIONS personal viewing point, loss of inhibitions and external social and cultural limitations

6. 6. FRAGMENTATION as a metaphor for understanding the influences from reality and how they crop up in dreamspace

4. 5. 5. REFLECTION of the personal cathedral leads to an idea of the mobius strip where there are two alternate realities and architectural spaces

4. WALKWAY signifies the singular approach to dreamspace


FRAGMENTATION OF A PERSONAL CATHEDRAL

SITE PLAN


PERSONAL CATHEDRAL DESIGN

DREAMHOUSE KITCHEN/ LIVINGROOM

SHED

DREAMHOUSE HALLWAY/ WARDROBE DREAMHOUSE BEDROOM DREAMHOUSE BATHROOM

DREAMHOUSE DREAMSCAPES VIRTUAL DREAMSCAPES

DREAM LANDSCAPE REALITY: LIVING ROOM

DREAMHOUSE LANDSCAPE

REALITY: HALLWAY

REALITY: BEDROOM GLASS BOX CANVEY ISLAND LANDSCAPE FRAGMENTS OF REALITY IN THE DREAM LANDSCAPE

REALITY: KITCHEN

DREAMSCAPES AS DESIGNED BY DREAM DIARY

REALITY: BATHROOM

PERSONAL CATHEDRAL UNCONSCIOUS DREAMS

ENTRANCE TO PERSONAL CATHEDRAL

DREAM LANDSCAPE

SHED

PERSONAL CATHEDRAL

PLAN VIEW OF PERSONAL CATHEDRAL IN CONTEXT


Initial Dreamspace Design Fragemental memory imagery as a base for an architectural proposal Reiteration of Dreamspaces from Dreamhouse


Gateway to Dreamspace Initial Modelling and Spacial Development


Dreamspace Interior Gateway Projection of Stop Motion Dream Scene from Dream Diary


“Everyone

will

, so to

speak,

live in their own personal “cathedrals.” There will be rooms

more conducive to

dreams than any drug, and houses where one cannot help but love. Others will be

irresistibly alluring

to travellers.”

Ivan Chtcheglov

Personal Cathedral II Dreamspace


Gateway to Personal Cathedral DreamSpace: from landscape to dreamscape


PLAN VIEW OF PERSONAL CATHEDRAL 1. dream moment space 2. dream walkway 3. atrium space 4. dream moment space 5. circulation route through cathedral

1.

3.

4.

5.

2.


v SECTIONAL VIEW


CONTEXTUAL MANIPULATION OF PERSONAL CATHEDRAL IN DREAMSPACE


Exoskeleton of a Personal Cathedral


Interior View of the Personal Cathedral Movement outside of the atrium space with dream walkway balcony


Interior view of Persoanl Cathedral looking upwards at the light source and dreams reflected on the surface of the dreamspaces


Interior View of the Personal Cathedral Inside the Atrium Space reflection of the skeletal fragemented nature of the dream architecture


Dream MEMORY THEATRES TRANSFERRING THE IMAGINARY landscape TO ARCHITECTURAL SPACE

The orator Quintilian was quite precise in his description of how to remember: because he says, “when we

return to a place after a considerable absence, we do not merely b

recognize the place itself, but

property of places to

remember things that we did there,” it is possible to use this

a c

construct a kind of memory machine: Places are chosen, and marked with the utmost possible variety... Everything of

b.

a.

note therein is

c.

diligently imprinted on the mind, in order that thought may be able to run through all parts without let or hindrance. The art of memory therefore requires “places, either real or imaginary, and

images or simulacra which must be invented”.... “we can

imagine such places for ourselves.”

The Architectural Uncanny A. Vidler


Gateway to the Personal Cathedral


Reflection of the dreamspaces on the materiality of the Personal Cathedral


Personal Cathedral In Situ Shed in the background with surrounding landscape


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