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Architecture & Undecidability  |  Ben Sweeting
- PhD Research Projects 2010. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK
- Supervised by Neil Spiller & Ranulph Glanvillen

My particular research interest is in the ethical dilemma of designing for others when there is no ‘right’ solution.  In designing architecture we can’t possibly avoid interfering with other people’s lives as architecture itself forms part of the framework in which people live; that is, intervening in people’s lives is rather the point.  Thus in architecture we can seldom maintain the isolation implied by an ethics of personal responsibility which is, I argue (following von Foerster and Sartre amongst others), the appropriate response to the undecidability of our situation.  Indeed architecture is a good example of the more general difficulty of acting in ways that impact on others. 

My theoretical work focuses on three areas of theory that are linked by the theme of purpose: cybernetics, existentialism and teleological ethics.  My design projects explore the questions of purpose and contingency which become explicit as soon as architecture is considered over time, proposing different ways of relating the use of architecture to the architecture itself.

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Gorgeous video of India by Jacob + Katie Schwarz

catrinastewart:

Roberto Burle Marx - Drawings of his landscape designs

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Wes Anderson Palettes.

Beautiful symmetry in Wes Anderson films.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Rogelio Naranjo. Qué caso tiene, 1982.

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amyisla:

Editorial illustration for a piece of writing talking about the problems with honey pot locations and tourist villages!

amyisla:

Editorial illustration for a piece of writing talking about the problems with honey pot locations and tourist villages!

Little People - a tiny street art project

klemens torggler’s hingeless flip-panel door folds open like origami

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like magic, the rotating geometric flip-panel door system opens up with momentum.

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Nursery and Childcare Centre in Paris by French studio Hondelatte Laporte Architectes