To Articulate the Imaginary

In contrast to architects or photographers the elements of our repertoire are continuously transformed in substance, by their growth, colors, density etc., to create spaces and places, appearance, colors, the four seasons – all these provide us with the opportunity, even in a minimalist design, to be manifold. The undefined border (l’ indécision de frontière), the shadow, the stringency of geometry, the ”stageing” of the void, the contrast of artificial and natural provides us with the opportunity to articulate the longing, the imaginary. The design is created like the canvas of an artist, in several steps, in several layers. The first layer consists of context, geometry, and requirements. They are assessed, instrumentalised, expanded and dispersed to create the first contours. The first layer is superimposed with another and merges with the second: the terrain, the topography, the invisible and visible history, the relief. In the design process silhouettes become visible. The image is occupied, the interpretation more defined, intentions occupy the terrain. Finally, a new image derives from different layers that will be imprinted into the memory. The intentions become visible the imaginary is articulated.

The implementation is more than an image. The composition is like the processes in a garden: tomorrow it is different from today and the day after tomorrow it will be different from tomorrow. In winter different from spring, yet different from this autumn or the autumn to come. This is our chance.