My project was inspired by graffiti; more specifically the mixed responses it provokes. Some people view it as an act of vandalism while others see it as a form of art. For exploration, I analysed graffiti as a careless act of vandalism that led to the development of my thesis investigating the theoretical relationship between art and individual opinions. Inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky’s theoretical process outlined in Points Line to Plane.

I have designed an urban park based on viewing towers that become the new urban realm within the city, a new skin upon the urban surface, where artwork such as graffiti can be enjoyed. To achieve the structure I approached the site as the ‘Plane’, forming a grid based on the field diagram from exploration that became the ‘Lines’ and suspended platforms that become ‘Points’ that lock to the grid. Therefore viewing the site as a type of composition and using the field diagram to apply compositional constraints and possibilities.

My name is  Shanice Langford, I am a third year architectural student who is interested in the social and political conventions of the city.
During my studies  I have experimented with new ideas, exploring architecture through various mediums.

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