The Story / Povestea



Year: 2013;
Type: Architectural Design;
Client: Contest;
Status: Special Mention;
Style: Parametric Conceptual.

If one needs the reason: Pink Floyd is not a band, nor it is music or philosophy. It is not a way of life, it is but a feeling.  And for one to grasp this feeling, one must see the band, hear it’s music, get and live the life. And then the feeling sticks.

This work is our tribute for the feeling.

Daca este nevoie de un motiv : Pink Floyd nu este doar o formatie, nu este musica sau filosofie. Nu este un stil de viata, este doar o traire. Si pentru a capta aceasta traire, trebuie vazuta, ascultata si inteleasa.

Aceasta este tributul nostru pentru trairea Pink Floyd.

First Pillar – Philosophy / Prima Coloana – Filozofia

It seems to me that one of the leitmotifs of Pink Floyd’s music is expressing the obsession towards the infinite choices one has in every moment of one’s existence and thus, towards the eternal” what if” and the chosen (?) path.

And more, finding the right mind set that allows one to find ( if the” chosen” has no question mark) the best choice, in the majority of points, that will lead to the peaceful life, with as few regrets as possible. That is why i developed a geometrical theory, that sets to explain how choices will affect our well – being, and ultimately, what our goal in life should be, and how to get it. Based on this theory, I, later on, generated the Pink Floyd feeling memorial.

Pentru noi, unul dintre laitmotifurile muzicii Pink Floyd, este obsesia pentru infinitatea alegerilor eului in fiecare moment al existentei sale, deci pentru eternul “dar daca” si pentru calea aleasa(?).

Mai mult, pentru gasirea starii metale corecte care iti deschide perceptia catre gasirea celei mai bune( daca calea aleasa este fara semn de intrebare) alegeri catre scopul de a duce o viata linistita, presarata cu cat mai putine regret. Din acest motiv am dezvoltat o teorie geometrica, care porneste in a explica cum alegerile noastre ne influenteaza personal, si finalmente, care ar trebui sa fie scopul vietii si cum sa il atingi.  Bazat pe aceasta teorie, am generat Memorialul Trairii Pink Floyd.

The Theory / Teoria

At birth, one is an equilateral triangle. Its essence is placed in the center of mass, at 1/3 from the base, and 2/3 from the tip, on the height of the triangle.

The perimeter of the triangle represents the maximum of potential that one can reach during his lifetime. It cannot change whatever we do (maybe the question mark from before).

The triangle’s base stands for the material plane, the profane world we are living in. The height segment stands for the distance between the material world (the base) and the spiritual world (the tip).

During one’s life, one may choose to invest its time and energy towards the material world, growing the base of the triangle (thus shortening the height) or to invest towards the spiritual plane, growing the height and shortening the base. (Of course, the perimeter of the triangle remains constant, and could be regarded as the individual potential).

La nastere, orice persoana este definita de un triunghi echilateral. Esenta sa este definite de centrul de greutate al acestuia, la 1/3 de baza lui si 2/3 de varf( pe inaltimea triunghiului). Perimetrul triunghiului reprezinta potentialul maxim pe care o persoana il poate atinge de-a lungul vietii sale. Nu se poate schimba, oricare ar fi actiunile noastre. ( poate de aici a aparut acel semn de intrebare mai devreme).

Baza triunghiului reprezinta planul material, cel al lumii profane in care triam. Inaltimea triunghiului reprezinta distanta dintre lumea materiala ( baza) si lumea spiritual ( varful triunghiului).

Pe parcursul vietii, se poate alege investirea timpului si a energiei catre dezvoltarea in lumea materiala, crescand astfel baza triunghiului, deci scurtand inaltimea lui, sau investirea in planul spiritual, crescand astfel inaltimea triunghiului si scurtand baza. ( trebuie tiunut minte ca perimetrul ramane intodeauna constant. Potentialul individual.)

The self walks away from the spiritual plane, or comes closer to it. When it’s done extremely, we call it over investing.

So if we consider the infinity of all possible choices in one’s life, and we add a fourth dimension( time), we might find a multitude of triangles that shape the space that holds all ones parallel existences. This space is our Pink Floyd feeling.

After studying the “supra- investments” in the triangle theory, we found out that all of them come with the triangles collapse (if the base is too big, the sum of the sides become shorter that the base, thus collapsing the triangle.) also if the altitude is too big, the base becomes too short and the shape loses its equilibrium falling under the outer forces. But in the end, what is the purpose of this theory? What shall we seek? Seek the equilateral, seek equilibrium, peace.

Astfel persoana se indreapta sau indeparteaza de planul spiritual. Numim supra investitie atunci cand actiunile sunt unilaterale, catre unul dintre planuri.

Deci, daca consideram infinitatea alegerilor posibile in viata unui om, si adaugam timpul ca o a patra dimensiune, descoperim o multitudine de triunghiuri care delimiteaza spatiul ce reprezinta toate existentele paralele personale. Acest spatiu este Memorialul Trairii Pink Floyd.

Studiind aceste supra investitii din teoria triunghiului, am descoperit ca oricare dintre ele va duce la final prabusirea triunghiului.( daca baza este mai mare decat suma laturilor, acesta se prabuseste, iar daca inaltimea este prea mare, baza se micsoreaza atat de mult, incat triunghiul isi pierde echilibrul si se rastoarna.) Concluzia fiind ca trebuie cautat triunghiul echilateral, echilibrul perfect in care ne-am nascut. Pacea.

Second Pillar – Harmony / A Doua Coloana – Armonia

All in all, out of the words of my theory, a shape emerged. Of course it had to be tweaked and played with, until it harmonized beautifully in a space of calm contemplation. The shape itself is a transcript of all of Pink Floyd’s discography, addressing and transmuting the feeling, in matter.

But of course, for the feeling to be complete, it had to have that hidden gem, the Easter egg that all of Pink Floyd’s tracks hold: the one that if one finds underneath all of those harmonic sounds (shapes in this case) transports and transmutes the listener or viewer.

Pana la urma, din cuvintele si numerele acestei teorii, a aparut o forma, ce a putut fi armonizata intr-un spatiu calm si seren, de calma contemplare. Forma in sine pare a fi o transcriere fizica a discografiei Pink Floyd, adresand si transmutand sentimentul in materie.

Dar, bineinteles, pentru ca sentimentul Pink Floyd sa fie complet, trebuia sa aiba acel element ascuns, surpriza rezervata doar ochiului antrenat, ceva ce se gaseste in fiecare piesa Pink Floyd, cea care transpune ascultatorul( vizitatorul in acest caz) intr-o dimensiune suprareala.

Third Pillar – Music / A Treia Coloana – Muzica

Probably the most poetic part of the project is the enclosing panels between the ribs. They open up based on the height they are placed at.

So the space will be basked in light on the very tip, and darker at the base. This also suggest the geometrical theory the design is based on (the higher one goes, the closer to enlightenment one gets). At the end, we find a parametrically generated meditation space that searches to connect the visitor to the Pink Floyd feeling.

Probabil cea mai poetica parte a acestui proiect sunt panourile de inchidere montate pe coastele structurii, ce se deschid din ce in ce mai mult, pe masura ce creste altitudinea la care sunt montate.

Astfel spatiul este inundat in lumina spre varful constructiei, si mai intunecat spre baza( iluminarea spiritual). Finalmente am reusit sa generam parametric acest spatiu, care cauta a conecta vizitatorul cu o lume a meditatiei.

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