Expanding Scapes 3.0

Tiago Torres-Campos

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Abstract

Man’s relationship with the world has always been an expanding one. From his very own scale, between one and two meters high, He set off to discover the world by exploring objects and beings either bigger or smaller than Himself. It didn’t take too long for Him to understand what He soon discovered and even to transform it.

Transformation is inherent to Man’s evolution and, with the help of scientific knowledge, He is expanding the limits of His action by progressively discovering two parallel worlds: the too big and the too small. Historically, those limits have always been expanding and we are used to learn from their history only in temporal terms; a sequence of events organized chronologically. But what if we added a scale to that expansion? And what kind of scale could we apply?

Architecture cannot exclude itself from this brave new world of the expanding scapes. A lot has been already designed scientifically, but what kind of architectural design can support Man’s new visions? And how can Architecture perform what it was always meant to do: a discipline of convection of both worlds. What sort of design should expanding scapes deserve and how can they converge?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat is the Future of Architecture?
EditorsPieterjan Grandry
PublisherCrap is Good Press
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-3-00-044564-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Scale
  • Time
  • Space
  • Architecture
  • Science

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