Week 3: Decay

I have continued on from the tutorial discussion compiling catalogues and building mini benches (experimenting predominantly with cement at the moment). Still exploring ways of testing decay – a mixture of finding already decayed materials and attempting to rapidly┬ádecay them myself. Not sure where it’s going – but should be fun…

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  1. It would be great to see some of your tests posted on here! We want to see these bench models and the catalogue of the benches on the walk etc so we can give you feedback. Regarding decay this is an interesting read on the poetry of decay in architecture: http://www.failedarchitecture.com/the-poetry-of-decay/
    And this article by Lebbeus Woods is also a good read which challenges architects’ obsession with decay: https://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/inevitable-architecture/
    But more specifically, it would be interesting to think about what conditions would speed up the rate of decay for each of the bench materials you encountered – eg: marble decays rapidly in industrial areas where there are high levels of sulphur dioxide. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve done – can you post some ideas for your portfolio layout as well?

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