ROMANTIC DISSONANCE – ZIFAN LIU

“Instead of balanced, elegant and skillful, I want to produce disproportionate, absurd and raw as a unique sensibility to both the content and the form. yet still in a very sentimental context.”  Zifan Liu’s graduate thesis takes a step back from the controls of form and rational relationship.  He tries to design outside the limitations of actual architecture, and explores the absurdity of fantasy, a collage of random thoughts and space.  Reminiscent of collage design through the juxtaposing disparate elements of a place through the actions of excavation, addition, and reconfiguration .  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Zifan Liu
SCHOOL: 
SCI-ARC
PROFESSORS: Marcelo Spina: www.p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s.net
COURSE: Graduate Thesis 
YEAR:
2011

“The majority of contemporary architecture is interested in concretizing a certain idea of form. While almost every attempt of making architecture seems Largely rely on either a typology of shapes or a rhetoric of complex geometry. It has become a mechanism of control in contemporary architecture design. No matter how sophisticated the techniques are, the form still exists as an underlying framework, static and rational.

In my thesis, I propose a more expressive, decidedly intuitive way to abstract and dilute the ideas through letting go the control of the overall form but exploit the unintentional and exaggerate it through unreasonable fantasy. Indulge the overwhelming and unrelated strands of thoughts can lead to the absurd and maybe if possible, an unpredictable assembly as an outcome.
Instead of balanced, elegant and skillful , I want to produce disproportionate, absurd and raw as a unique sensibility to both the content and the form. yet still in a very sentimental context.”  – Zifan Liu
Check out the rest of Zifan Liu’s work at zifaninformal.com
All Text and Images via zifaninformal.com
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