architecture of perception


four kinds

Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be.   Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task.

JULS / (FR.)

L’architecte Jules Bourgoin (1838-1908) a travaillé de manière obsessionnelle sur les principes de l’ornement géométrique. Mon projet s’inspire d’un de ses dessins où l’architecte systématise des divisions carrées structurant un carré … (Et comme j’aime bien les carrés … !) A l’encontre de la rigoureuse approche mathématique de Bougoin, j’ai voulu interpréter son dessin très librement,

JULS / (EN.)

Architect Jules Bourgoin (1838-1908) was obsessed with principles of geometrical ornament. My project is inspired by one of his drawings where he systematizes square divisions structuring a square…   (And I like squares!) Towards Bougoin’s rigorous, mathematical approach, I wanted to explore his drawing very freely, getting each square configuration out of the “number series”. I