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Holes in Architecture: A Queer Eye on a Design Method

Holes in Architecture: A Queer Eye on a Design Method Abstract This article analyzes the formation of a conceptual persona in a narrative which some architects use in the design process. It focuses on a description of such a persona borrowed from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s What is Philosophy? It presents the work of three architects who explore how this persona can express a corporeal, public and emotional presence; elaborating on relations which extend beyond the design task and engage with their cultural context. The task all three were given is to design a glory hole that links divided lovers. The actuality of this configuration asks the inhabitants to imagine the presence of the other much like the architects would in the  design process. The research is novel allowing architects to truly indulge in exploring the presence of sexual desire and longing in public space. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Holes in Architecture: A Queer Eye on a Design Method

Architecture and Culture , Volume 10 (2): 19 – Apr 3, 2022
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor &Francis Group.
ISSN
2050-7828
eISSN
2050-7836
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2022.2062658
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Abstract

Abstract This article analyzes the formation of a conceptual persona in a narrative which some architects use in the design process. It focuses on a description of such a persona borrowed from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s What is Philosophy? It presents the work of three architects who explore how this persona can express a corporeal, public and emotional presence; elaborating on relations which extend beyond the design task and engage with their cultural context. The task all three were given is to design a glory hole that links divided lovers. The actuality of this configuration asks the inhabitants to imagine the presence of the other much like the architects would in the  design process. The research is novel allowing architects to truly indulge in exploring the presence of sexual desire and longing in public space.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2022

Keywords: Glory hole; queer architecture; sexual desire; public space; Gilles Deleuze; conceptual persona; Modulor; design drawing methodology

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