AA Inter 3

by florbex3
April 23, 2021, 12:50 pm
Filed under: 2020-21

Hi Ricardo & Nannette!

Hope you guys are doing stellar 😀

Going right to it…

My work references the love story of the famous Renaissance novel/treatise Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, long a cult book among architects and regarded as one of the most enigmatic books ever published. This original version takes place in a forest and exists somewhere in the borderland between fiction, theory and pornography.

The story is a dream within a dream. In my retelling of the narrative, Polyphilo dreams that he is alone in the dark and threatening forest of Epping. His story is a veritable strife for love, an erotic trance of desire.  Along his rugged path in search for his beloved Polia, Poliphilo describes meaningful architectural events, visiting with his sensual imagination magical structures that radically question the supposed reality of geometric space as the scope of ​​human existence. 

I am creating four different creatures of architecture that Polyphilo will come across in his dream. Each one will bring to him a different experience of being in this world.

CREATURE 1 – HYPERTENSION & DISPLACEMENT (experience shown in the draftdrawing)

The first event Poliphilo comes across is a designed space that is not static but in tension

as it integrates the necessity of displacement. As the point of view changes, the displacement generates a dynamic vision of space where the relationship between space and its limits are blurred. Poliphilo, dissociated, is lost in the transfer and in the absence of his beloved almost dies from anguish.


In darkness, a melody guides him to a light.


Leaving behind the ambivalence of the structure, in the clearing he finds a woman. A central body, fractured, opened and animated by tectonic movements. This space of desire wraps his body and reawakens his senses bringing him back to life.


Note: The draft drawing shows the beginning of Poliphilo’s dream, when he finds the first creature in the forest. In the background, I have been trying to show a glimpse of the other creatures, but are yet not visible in the draft. I have been designing the creatures in Rhino –  but most of all, giving it a big thought in the whole retelling of the story. The landscape I designed in Cinema4d, is temporal, as I intend to use cloud point data from Epping Forest for the final edit. 

All my best,

florbex3 ❤


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Hi Florencia,

Thanks for the post. We are fine and finally enjoying the blessing of spring too!

Please find below a few comments to help develop the drawing for Tuesday.

1- It is interesting that you are using the Poliphilo story and hopefully it can be useful to design your project. What are the actual design elements you are constructing, proposing, designing? From the description and drawing is not possible to discern what it is.. We guessed the project is leaning towards the fantastical now, but to be precise about what actually you are designing is a must (sizes, qualities, materiality)

2- The drawing task asked for a 3d section drawing, as the fundamental piece of work. Please bring the drawing progress on Tuesday. The choice of camera angle, the design elements you cut and explore it via design are key for this task.

3- Use the story to extract a clear typology for your landscape design. At this point it is urgent to be clear about what are you designing. The Creature elements should move from script into design. Exciting opportunity, but needs to be faced head on.

4- All the comments are based on the fact that the inspiration is ok and interesting, but the drawing task and the actual design is undefined. Please use the story to evolve it and have fun with it via design.

We look forward to see you and your work on Tuesday.
Best regards,

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