Constructing place: Mind and the Matter of Place-Making by Sarah Menin

By Sarah Menin

This ebook is a innovative research interpreting the attitudes to either nature and the equipped setting of the fashion designer, the customer and the society within which an intervention (be it structure, panorama layout or a bit of paintings) is made. The legacy of the Modernist view of nature and the surroundings is additionally addressed, and the measure to which such principles proceed to impinge on modern interventions is classified.

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29 These essays share the notion of there being a common aesthetic realm, an ‘other’ reality beyond the specificity of the individual self, the needs of the group seeking to inhabit the space, or the conjectured brief of a proposed building or landscape. Winnicott’s concern with the process of coming to terms with a reality beyond the self,30 the ‘other’, may in this instance also refer to the rich palette of implications (both human and non-human) that the constructed physical place offers. It may even suggest that where there is a meeting between agents (any mix of interactions between people and natural or man-made phenomena) a ‘place’ may be constructed socially or psychologically that is the root of subsequent material modelling or construction.

40–1. 49 C. St John Wilson, ‘Functionalism and the uncompleted project’, in Functionalism – Utopia or the Way Forward, Jyväskylä: Alvar Aalto Symposium, 1992, p. 163. 50 Louis Kahn, in V. Scully, Louis Kahn, New York: Brazillier, 1962, pp. 114–21. 49, p. 1211. 52 Albert-Pérez-Gómez, adapting a sentence from Octavio Paz, The Bow and the Lyre (1914) p. 139, in ‘The space of architecture’, p. 8. 53 See Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception. 54 A. Sharr and S. 1, pp. 53–61. 55 M. Heidegger, Poetry, Language and Thought, trans.

Vii. 5 The place of perception and phenomenology in architecture is explored by Anne Stenros, who both accepts the import of place and offers examples of environmental analysis that might allay Rapoport’s concerns: ‘Orientation, identification, representation: space perception in architecture’, in S. Aura, I. Alavalkama and H. Palmquist (eds), Endoscopy as a Tool in Architecture. Proceedings of the 1st European Architectural Endoscopy Association Conference, Tampere, August 25–28 1993, Tampere: Tampere University Press, 1993, p.

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