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dc.contributor.editor magazine, RTL 2010-06-16T05:03:46Z
dc.identifier.citation Lino magazine
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Counter-project for the design of the new Alliance Francaise Building, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney Images & story published in Lino magazine (Issue No.17, 2007) This project is a personal initiative and a counter-project. Being an Architect, French and living in Sydney, it would be difficult not to have the desire to develop a design for the Alliance Française in Sydney even though this new building has been designed by renown architect Harry Seidler. How does one live a language, a language which, in all its manifestations, represents a common denominator and entry point into the depths of a culture? The guiding concept for this project was to enable a language to be physically experienced: a walk through its depths, into the layers of knowledge and through the folds of memory. Roland Barthes wrote that language appears as an explosion, as dissemination and that it is a path as well as a crossing. It is this vein that the project was conceptualized. Rather than presenting a reassuring image of a mechanical language, the idea was to materialise its complexity: rules, syntax, articulation, exceptions, nuances, meaning, signs, figures of speech, interpretation, trope, poetry, ambiguity, quotation, echo, disappearance, alteration, compression etc. Using these linguistic devices, it is therefore possible to reconstruct an architectural topology that aims to establish links between the voluntarily disseminated elements. This constructed environment is thus a network of links that enables a multitude of entry points and paths for the public. The building IS language enveloped in language.
dc.publisher Lino magazine
dc.title Alliance Francaise
dc.type Exhibition
dc.parent Lino magazine
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation 257 Clarence Street, Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1201 Architecture
dc.personcode 998203
dc.percentage 100 en_US Architecture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US 20070815 en_US 2007-08-15
dc.location.activity Lino magazine en_US
dc.description.keywords Language Linguistic Topology Counter-project en_US
dc.description.keywords Language Linguistic Topology Counter-project
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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