Essay Review – Semiology and the Urban. Roland Barthes.

‘This will kill that’; the thought means the book will kill the monument. In these terms the internet will kill the printed word. ‘The city is a discourse, this discourse is truly a language: the city speaks to its inhabitants, we speak to our city, the city where we are, simply by living in it,Continue reading “Essay Review – Semiology and the Urban. Roland Barthes.”

Book Review – Function & Sign: The Semiotics of Architecture. Umberto Eco

Sign vehicles, objects communicate there possible function through a recognised symbolism. The symbolic function of the home denotes shelter , but over time has begun to connote family, group, security and familiar surroundings. These relate to ‘primary functions’ and ‘secondary functions’. How can we advance these functions, to include work, food production etc. In theContinue reading “Book Review – Function & Sign: The Semiotics of Architecture. Umberto Eco”

Lets Begin…..

Statement of Academic Intent Technology is changing the way buildings function and people occupy space. Traditional typologies are evolving from mono functional spaces towards a set of entwined uses. There are different modes emerging from the proliferation of connectivity, new ways to engage with space means people are becoming participants rather than users. Overlapping traditionalContinue reading “Lets Begin…..”