In an age in which architecture has become increasingly image-based, the ideal state of a building is often conceived as immediately after being built and still appears as it was drawn. The representation of the work in photographs has become just as important as, if not more important than, the building itself. Considerable resources are used to counteract wear and tear – working against external forces and processes (entropy) – to maintain the building as this ideal static image.
The project seeks to expand and destabilise the architectural notion of form – which has become limited to the geometrical and outward look of the building.
Opposing the idea of architecture as a strong and rigid entity, the PhD project investigates how weakness can act as a response to environmental influences – working with the forces and processes. Weakness, a term which usually comes with negative connotations, is explored as a field of potential.