A[I]rchitectural Minds


Uncertain Boundaries

The project thematizes “blurring” as a formal design methodology. In contrast to the firmly defined contour, which precisely demarcates an object from its context, blurring tends towards indeterminacy, which leaves room for interpretation, as it is no longer clearly evident where it begins or even ends. The formal explorations start with only lines. But none of these lines demarcate a boundary or contour, they do not define a figure from a ground which is one of the fundamental

aspects of drawing. Instead, they are variations of hue, saturation, and luminosity that build up color combinations and through the overlaid diffraction allude to changes in materiality and texture. The work is preceded by an intensive formal and theoretical examination of blur – motion blur, depth of field, etc. The formal methods developed are used as a reconfiguration of architectural elements and as a further consequence of the formation and structure of space.


Martin Danigel,

Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl

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