ALAR 8995: Dwelling for a Fiddler
Digitization of trades related to design and making has become dangerously generalized. A ‘copy/paste’ generation has emerged- adopting concepts and construction methods whose context is overshadowed by time, material and cost efficiency. Geotechnical responsiveness and experiential versatility have not been realized. Contemporary assemblages of the most complex and simple nature struggle to embody a sense of regionalized identity. As a result, the practice of place making faces endangerment.
The appropriation of craft relative to a given context is vital to preserving and building upon any region. Research focuses on intersections between architecture and industrial design through the creation of a dwelling. Its’ poetic and per formative essence is inspired by an indigenous artifact of mythological execution in its craft- the Gaelic fiddle. An understanding of precedent methodologies and exploration of modern media are synthesized to create a process-manifesto.