Category Archive: Shawn Duke

Rudin House proposed gallery extension

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Building off previous explorations, for the final extension the idea of a labyrinth was brought in on different levels from the winding complexity and multiple levels of the circulation, to the details of… Continue reading

The Gallery Of The Senses, Appreciation Of Texture And Sound (The House Addition)

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Stepping back from the concept of a labyrinth and going back to its basics. At first sight one believes that, just by tracing the path with a finger, the path would be fairly… Continue reading

“PING… PONG” (RECOGNITION OF LOCATION THROUGH THE SENSES OF HEARING AND TOUCH)

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Drawing inspiration from my last exploration, the building 22 blind walkthrough for Phase 2 A, what I decided to do for the second half of the phase was explore how one could use… Continue reading

Building 22 Blind Walkthrough (An exploration on hypothetically impaired vision)

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Based off discoveries made from reading Pallasmaa’s Eyes of the skin and explorations of the labyrinth, it was brought to my attention that when walking through a labyrinth what the eyes see is… Continue reading

Hypothetically Impaired Vision (An Essay On Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Eyes of The Skin)

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In the words of Peter Sloterdijk “The eyes are the organic prototype of philosophy. Their enigma is that they not only can see but are able to see themselves seeing”. According to Juhani… Continue reading

Walking On A Flight… Get It? (Conceptual Explorations)

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The labyrinth, a confusing network of interconnected paths in which one can get lost. A strong point in describing the perplexing nature of the labyrinth is the claustrophobic effect it has on a… Continue reading

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten (the architects, their inspirations, collaborators)

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Herzog & de Meuron Architekten is an architecture firm with its headquarters located in Basel, Switzerland perhaps best known for their transformation of the Bankside Power Station in London to the Tate Modern. … Continue reading

What Happens Where (Program and Formal Analysis) – “You enter the house from under it” – “I’m sorry…what?”

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Rudin House has a rather uninviting front door, centralized inside the house, it is one of the most interesting entries I have ever come across.   Moving forward, we get onto a landing… Continue reading

The Concrete Stairs (Analysis of a corner of the house)

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Now most people that have analyzed this house so far have only concentrated on the floating effect, and in doing that have all missed out on the rather thought provoking difference between the… Continue reading

“Wait a second, is that thing levitating?” (The architects’ concerns, interests and inspirations)

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The concept of the house is “at home Rudin”, so what they did was go back to the very basic idea of the word “home”. The first image that pops up in the… Continue reading

Rudin House (Herzog & de Meuron) Analysis

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Rudin house was built by architects Herzog and de Meuron. The house is located in Leymen, France. The simplicity of the geometric façade, compared to that of a child’s drawing, is in complete… Continue reading

Case Studies 6

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Caruso St John, Brick House (left) London, UK, 2001-2005. Sources: Fischer, Sabine von. “Versteinertes Zelt: Das Brick House in London Von Caruso St. John Architects.” Werk, Bauen + Wohnen no. 4 (2006): 36-43.… Continue reading