Bureau Spectacular Affordances Diagram, Jimenez Lai, Design Boom.
O / K Apartment in New York, Kolatan / Mac Donald Studio. Published by Marco Nardini.
A phenomenon that can be described through the lack of information, or incompleteness, is pareidolia. Pareidolia is the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music.
More experiments with Pareidolia and Incompleteness:
Office Kovacs, Proposal for Collective Living (Bust of Medusa), 2015; Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
There have been many studies in contemporary practice having to do with multiplicity through form to promote new functions and interactions. The work of Bureau Spectacular or Andrew Kovacs apply a variety of formalities, both aesthetic and effectual, to their architecture that are open to interpretation and functional suggestion. These interpretations can be found in qualities that can be perceived differently amongst individuals experiencing the space.
Perspective drawing of Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace.” University Of Brighton. 2014.
Imperfection can refer to both: (1) a break or interruption in the expected nature of some activity or process as well as (2) the conflicting information within what the architecture expresses in itself. Imperfection establishes a conflict of conception between what is normal and what is deviant regarding both the performance of the architecture in its context and the performance or behaviors of those experiencing the architecture.
Tschumi, Bernard. Parc de la Villette Diagram, 1982-1998. Published on Bernard Tschumi Achitects Website.