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The Architectural Montage in Brussels:

  • Knufman, R.M.
Publication Date
Jul 02, 2013
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The research for the design project started after studying the context of the city Brussels. During our studio group work it became apparent that Brussels is a highly fragmented city on different levels. The main research took a direction to search for techniques and tools that I could use in order to design in such a fragmented context. I became fascinated with the movie montage, since it is a technique that deals with strong cuts within different scenes, but it also aims to keep the whole understandable to the viewer. Especially the ‘intellectual montage’ as described by Sergei Eisenstein at the beginning of the 20th century became a leading theme in the research. The project focused on how to translate insights on how to manipulate time as it is being done in movies into a spatial context that can be used in a design process. The design itself became a route through different time fragments in which the montage became the main tool in creating spatial interventions.

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