Dave Edwards - Design

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Visions Of London:
Alternative Futures 2025-2125>


Taipei:
After The Rains>


The Above, The Below, The City:
Yokohama Ferry Terminal>


Ecologies of Bio Diversity:
The FSMA Tower>


Profane Processions:
The LA Forum>


Sacred Transitions:
The Reconstituted Chapel at Belem>

Light Tectonics:
Transport Interface on the Mer De Glace>


Medium Brown Presents:
The Urban Stage>

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The Urban stage: The Baroque Octopus

The Initial Aspiration for the Project was that of a Baroque Octopus, a diagrammatic Image that was derived from both an Idea relating to an attitude to the type of public building that I wished to create. But also of an attitude to both Bath as a Neoclassical City, and a general attitude to Urbanism which I deem important to an insertion especially one as large within a constricted and Historic City. The Importance of this one image to my project were undeniable. My original inception was of a public building that was highly permeable but engaged the passer-by at a human level as well as having sufficient Civic scale necessary within a Concert Hall. The Tendrils of the octopus were manifest in a desire to integrate vital routes and views down towards Various local landmarks particularly Bath Abbey and St. Michaels Church.

The Quotations that also followed the progress were more specifically and more directly pinning down attitudes to the type of building that I wanted to create.

“ THE CITY IS AN AUDITORIUM FOR SOCIAL RITUAL WITH THE PUBLIC SPACE ITS STAGE AND THE PUBLIC BUILDING IT SCENEOGRAPHY.” “BOTH ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC ARE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN NEEDS. THE EXPERIENTIAL DESIRE TO CONNECT WITH ART, PLACE AND SPACE AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE.”

“ MUSICIANS CONVEY NOTIONS WITH THE PASSAGE OF SOUND OVER TIME. ARCHITECTURE DO THE SAME BUT WITH THE MOVEMENT THROUGH SPACE OVER TIME.”

“ WITHIN THE CHAOS OF THE MODERN WORLD BOTH THE PUBLIC SPACE AND THE STAGE ARE ORDERING ELEMENTS, WHERE IDEAS ARE EXCHANGED, AND THE ZEITGEIST OF THE AGE DEFINED; IN A SERIES OF DIALOGUES BETWEEN THE PERFORMERS AND THE SPECTATORS. THE EXTROVERT AND THE INTROVERT.”

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