CONSTRUCTING THE VIEW MAIN INDEX ABOUT
SERIES: WORD AND IMAGE
IMAGES: 1-15 | 16-30 | 31-45 | 46-60 | 61-75 | 76-90 | 91-105 | 106-120 | 121-135 | 136-150 | 151-165 | 166-180 | 181-195 | 196-210 | 211-225 | 226-240 | 241-255 | 256-270 | 271-285 | 286-300 | 301-315 | 316-327
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compounds_161209_013_image.jpg Compound: SKYSCRAPER-HUT
Work Series: Word and Image
Student: Pedro Almeida
Technique: Image Montage
Course: UE-L, Constructing the View I, EPFL
Semester: Autumn, 2016
Image from the “Word and Image” series, a pictorial interpretation of a non-existing compound word, representation technique: type writing, sketch, line drawing, image montage, student work – selection, course: UE-L “Art and Architecture – Constructing the View I”, taught by Philipp Schaerer, autumn semester 2016, School of Architecture, Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

The course was based on the language and its syntax which may serve as an approach to creative design. The course’s starting point, borrowed from linguistics, is the possibility of combining individual words into a new compound word. At the start of the course, the participants made up a series of compound nouns that do not correspond to any existing reality and have no fixed denotation (for example stair + bed > stair-bed; sleep + door > sleep-door). Next, these fictitious linguistic coinages were to be visually encapsulated and translated into seemingly real objects.