MATTHEW TAYLOR 2015-16 YEAR 3
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Empowering Focus Through Light
Our perceived understanding of depth in our spatial surrounding relies on an interaction between light, surface and vision. Darkness allows voids in the visual information received, pockets of uncertainty and the unknown.
Calligraphy is an art form requiring practitioners to gain complete focus, removing themselves from their everyday perception of life and only considering the present moment. The Calligraphy school celebrates these values by persuading learning through providing glimpses of information revealed by light, whilst using darkness to create boundaries of the curiously unknown. The school is an ever changing learning environment brought visible by delicate interactions of daylight. This forces occupants into a constant dark adaptation period, constantly redefining the perceived boundaries and scale of the architecture.
As students circulate the classrooms a transition between vivid light to absolute darkness creates alterations in attention, shifting the focus of the eyes to a singular fixation point skyward resulting in a perceived bending and diffusion of space.
Tutors: Colin Herperger, Thomas Pearce