Exercise 7: Making a manifesto

Taking into consideration the list of bullet points and additional research that I have done, I have remade my manifesto as a 2D-graphic. I have challenged myself to re-present the words and intent of the manifesto without using any written words.

Here is a reminder of the bullet points I put together in exercise 4.

  • An Austrian Architecture and Design Firm.
  • Established in 1968.
  • Wolf Dieter Prix is the design Principal and CEO.
  • Originally formed by Wolf Dieter Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Rainer Michael Holzer.
  • Both Helmut & Rainer remained with the practice until 1971 and 2001 respectively.
  • Known for changing conventional architecture through unexpected air angles and complicated spatial solutions.
  • These results were achieved through a process of ‘drawing with one’s eyes closed’.
  • Their methods were originally interpreted through 3D rendering software.
  • This concept gave the practice its name, Himmelb(l)au which means ‘sky blue’.
  • Simply putting the ‘l’ in brackets transformed it, meaning ‘construction in the sky’.
  • They became most noticeable in 1980’s and 1990’s.
  • Famous for bold angular forms and open complex spaces.
  • In the 1980’s they opened a studio in Los Angeles.
  • They designed the “Vodol” chair for the furniture manufacturer Vitra in 1989.
  • Known for combining flat and curving forms.
  • Designs to reflect the vitality and creativity of a place.
  • Inspired by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
  • They want to design Architecture that has more, describing that Architecture must blaze.

My aim is to convey and communicate the main ideas of the manifesto.

A 2D-graphic of Coop Himmelblau’s manifesto.

Building on creating a 2D Graphic for this exercise, I thought I would also do one for my own manifesto. Below is a reminder of the bullet points I created in a previous exercise.

  • Biophilia design is a built-in human tendency to connect with nature.
  • It is proven to inspire and improve our sense of well being.
  • Biophilic design can accelerate healing and reduce stress.
  • A biophilic design idea relies on sustainable materials that avoid unnecessary impact on the environment.
  • This approach can create the best possible environment for people to live, work, play, and learn.
A 2D-graphic of my own manifesto, Biophilic Design.

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