THE GREAT ESCAPE
Living in a vast contemporary city, most of us have only visited very small parts. We are creatures of habit and we often restrict ourselves to the places we know. This kind of imprisonment by the itinerary of our daily routine becomes an identical set of frames and sequences that define the context of our daily life. Through these series of framed fragments, we experience our overall environment.
This thesis challenges and proposes to rethink the making of and the representing of architecture in fragments, that a collective is created from series of experiences. Through framing and sequencing, we fundamentally change the way a space is conceived, since the transgression of time and space is enabled. Using the most confining device, we release ourselves from the imprisonment of convention.
My project resides in an imaginary prison, where the levels of imprisonment, such as the daily routine of the city, that of the prison itself, and even the imprisonment of the convention of architectural representation, as well as its design process – is explored through the narrative of the prisoner’s plan and attempt to escape.