So as I mentioned in my previous post I am studying at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. In the first year of your bachelor, you will get a wide range of subjects ranging form mechanics to drawing lessons, from history to form studies. This last one, is the subject of this post.
At the beginning of my studies, this subject was in my opinion the most vague and un defined subject of all. We were told not to create buildings or familiar objects, instead they asked us to create space, let a dialogue arise between elements, focusing on how different elements meet and how the interact. How adding color can change your whole composition, just as much as the decision to not add color at all. To make dynamic and asymmetrical forms, that not only took up space but also created space. You can image that at first, I was clueless of what they actually wanted me to make.
During the following weeks my appreciation for this kind of visual studies grew more and more. The proces was as important, if not more important than the end result. I learned how to play with different forms and elements and create structures, compositions, without really labeling them, but just really going back to the essence of form.
In a month or so, we will have to hand in our portfolio, containing the 8 different assignments we had during this semester. If you are interested, I would love to share it with you when it is done. However, here a little preview of an assignment I finished last week.
The theme for this project was; Structure and detail; SPACE, STRUCTURE & ENCOUNTERS.
The construction as bearer of the spacial image…
I know it has been a long time since I posted something, due to traveling but I’m back! Well, back in Barcelona! I have been in Barcelona for exactly a week now and I can honestly say this is one of my top 3 favourite cities in the world. Of course I had to visit the market La Boqueria the first day and I have with no exception, gone back every single day to buy fruit, vegetables, talk to people, walk around and just admire the amazing atmosphere and arraign of food. I would love to share the pictures I made and a few of the stands I went back to everyday. If you would like to see more of a story about the market itself and the people I talked let me know! But for now, here is snapshot into my idea of heaven on earth!
(little tip if you have to opportunity to visit this market for yourself, stay away from the centre and walk through the outer stalls. Not only are there a lot more people in the centre, but also the pricier will be double. In addition, these marketeers are more likely to get into a conversation with you about their food, which is always fun)
This is how the main entrance looks like, however if you want to avoid the crowed there are also two side entrances; one on the right (next to Wok to Walk) and one on the left as well.
Beautiful and very affordable greens! This is the stand (if you go through the main entrance turn right and it will be one of the first you see) where i have been buying most of my leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables.
This might be my favourite stand (located at the back of the market), it has the most incredible selection of (dried) mushrooms and herbs. (The next three photos are from this stand as well)
Cheapest strawberries ever and mouthwateringly good. I have had 1 kilo of them for every breakfast for the last 5 days,