What is cubism in general? Many mistakenly defined the term an abstract arrangement of shapes painted in gradient colors piece of paint. Cubism refers to an art movement invented in the early 20th centuries by Picasso Pablo which later George Braque join in, a two-dimensional paint which includes inclusion of geometric angles, lines, shapes usually associated with forms and when formed, it is there to posses an independent geometric shape, as quoted by Marius De Zayas. It is a series of analysis of an object, deconstructed and pieced together, forming a new way of viewing the object in an 3-dimensional perspective flattened onto a 2-d drawing. There is no fixed angle of the object when the painting is produced, thus it evoked a sense of depth,…show more content… Still Life with Compote and Glass, 1914-15.
Cubism, always presented as two-dimensional drawings, are somehow being indirectly translated into architecture through its qualities in terms of fragmentation, spatial ambiguity, transparency and multiplicity. It brings out the layers of depths in space. The notion of layering is being noticed through the cubist painting, as the cubist painting is achieving a representation of the reality objects instead of creating an illusion which can’t be brought on forward as an practical input. Unlike painting (analytic cubism), collage (synthetic cubism) that was invented later became a more significant factor that contributed to the rose of architecture. Cubist paintings, are virtual approach but then, made into collage as a form of realization. By making collages, the notion of piecing already available images together we subconsciously apply the knowledge of construction techniques that we have already learnt it in school to create a ‘real space’. In recent projects, collages have been the fastest way and the easiest way to produce quick images of a concept, rather a space. It might not be buildable, it is an intention to input depth into conceptual form. Cubism concept of uncertainty has influenced modernism that subconsciously made reality find its way to…show more content… By fragmentizing objects, new lines and angles can be rediscovered and can be applied in the application of the mechanical drawings. The plans, axonometric views, later became an essential skill to be sustainable in the industry as it provides a more descriptive and analysis to translate concepts. It is a “truthful” technique which is very realistic and true as a visual communication media in industry.
One of the works mentioned was the Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier. As quoted from Michael Hay, the process of thinking of architects was also an influence from cubism.
1. Critical Judgment – Spatial layering, how spaces are being layered to achieve a certain depth in space
2. Theoretical Principles – Cubism, the qualities of the paintings as well as use of collage as a realization
3. Background – the architect’s background, his believes and his style of work
As a spectator stands below, the window of the wall speaks mimic a cubist painting, as though he can’t tell how deep the space is by the layering of the interior. The intensity of light, scale and tone and color makes the depths unknown. It evokes an uncertainty of how the cubist painting is doing so. The aim of the planes are being arrange in a layering sequence to produce spatial qualities such as defining