– The reason that I started is due to a project which aim is to describe the historical development of skills and knowledge related to the progression in the design of masonry structures, says Emil Adiels. These skills and knowledges include geometry, structural theory, production methods, material development and design tools. Obviously much inspired by the book Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering, and Construction by Bill Addis. In addition to that we also wanted to describe the architectural aspiration and qualities of these spaces such as materiality, spaciousness and light, which we found hard to communicate fully using still pictures and text. During an Interrail vacation in Spain and France I decided to bring my equipment and try filming instead, and when I looked at the footage, I noticed so many added layers compared to stills.
The interview can be found at the blog containing the research, thoughts and design philosophy of the Form Finding Lab, led by Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens at Princeton University.
, Chalmers University of Technology, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural Theory and Methods, Architecture and Engineering Research Group, firstname.lastname@example.org