I have decided to adopt some of the ideals mentioned by Zumthor in this book when designing any of the built elements required for the thesis. He mentions that all of his architecture should strive to simply exist but virtually impossible to imagine a place without it. The investigation of possible themes that could emerge from potential sites in Boston, Lincolnshire will be articulated in this text. There are a number of sites in the town centre that are calling for an intervention to draw the place back to the coast. What I find interesting about Boston is the strange sight of deep hulled fishing boats dominating a town that could be misunderstood as an inland river. From reading Thinking Architecture these boats become beautiful because they have been placed in an area that seems to be out of context and missing something. "The more we miss something the more beautiful may become that which we have to mobilize in order to endure absence" (Zumthor, 2007).
|Location of Boston UK|
A song that has been produced by a band called Overseer also recognises this feeling I have towards the weather. The protagonist speaks as a VHF broadcaster and links the sea area forecast to his feelings of solitude and emotional changes relating to the weather.Overall I think that the power of absence and the introduction of missing elements will be an interesting design thesis theme. The proposal of using objects that one would initially perceive to be out of context to render the areas of space beautiful hugely inspires me.
The image below is of lobster pots in my hometown of Dunmore East which are quite fitting in their harbour surrounds but how would these sit in Boston? I would be very interested to hear feedback on this proposal and ideas presented in this post so if you have any thoughts please leave a comment below.
|Lobster Pots Dunmore East|