A projective site: inhabiting the metaphorical interval between the instrumental and symbolic meanings of architecture

20 May 2013

Historically, there have been two primary ways of perceiving space that have been considered opposed to one another. First is the analytical, measured space of representation - the drawings and models architects make, which have historically been called the ‘instrumental’ (as they are instruments in the description of architecture). Second is the sensory, embodied space of a direct perception of architecture as built. This is generally understood as our primary way of understanding space. This work challenges that they are independent and oppositional ways of understanding space.