The Invisible Self



For designers, everyone has their own individual world of associations to throw at their works. Eventually, the design is always an interpretation of the concept, but what conditions have influenced designers to frame the concept at the beginning?

For each time, have you asked yourself what it is you really want, what idea you are trying to express; what is to be given up, what is to be gained, and for whom? The answers imply what it is you expect of architecture - the space you create.

In response to these questions, the thesis will format as a process of self-psychoanalysis & self-exploration. Through going back to the room the author lived in, the school he went to, and the architecture he created, analytical representation of the spaces will be done to find out what conditions have influenced the thinking process, and what is the original desire embedded in the inner  - it is a journey to the invisible self.

Learning from the Invisible City by Italo Calvino of developing from the memories to images of cities, what the thesis is going to do is to reverse the process from image to experience, and one step further, from object to self. Through creating the Venice of the author by searching, categorizing, reorganizing all the projects I did and also all those spatial contexts for the key moments in my life, I will develop from that to create the city that solely belongs to myself.

The project is a reflection on the author's presence in space and relationship with the surrounding context. It is about rejecting all the necessary and building up what remains. It is an architectural autobiography.