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Title: THE WEATHERING OF MEMORIALS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODILY EXPERIENCE ON MATERIAL SURFACES
Authors: NG JIE NING JESSICA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master
Imran Bin Tajudeen
2012/2013 Aki DT
Arch
‘Bad’ Weathering
Bodily Experience
‘Good’ Weathering
Materiality
Symbolism
Weathering
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2014
Citation: NG JIE NING JESSICA (2014-09-23). THE WEATHERING OF MEMORIALS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODILY EXPERIENCE ON MATERIAL SURFACES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Weathering is an inevitable process that affects the life of buildings. However, weathering is mainly deemed to be destructive and ugly. Few have been interested in how weathering might actually add to the poetics and beauty of architecture. Even when weathering is deemed to be beautiful, it is based on purely empirical studies. This study aims to analyse weathering and its effects on architecture materiality; and how the bodily experience, symbolism and meaning of the architecture is affected when the building’s materiality changes. This paper begins by studying how materiality affects the bodily experience, symbolism and meaning of the architecture. Then, the different types of weathering that affects buildings are investigated. By analysing what has been done so far, it is possible to relate the two studies and analyse the different effects that weathering has on the experience, symbolism and materiality of memorials. Based on the results of the analysis, weathering is found to be not purely destructive. The types of weathering are classified to be either good or bad, based on whether it adds or detracts from the building’s bodily experience. However, only a few can be classified as either purely good or bad; with the majority being seen to have both positive and negative impacts on the poetics of the architecture. This study considers both a rational and empirical approach as to how weathering should be viewed. Based on this analytical framework, all types of weathering can now be studied and their effects on the building’s poetics as well. Hence, there is a systematic approach to considering whether weathering is an addition or subtraction to the building’s poetics.
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