My analysis of St. Mark's Church by Sigurd Lewerentz, located in Bjorkhagen.
My goal was to show through a coherent medium that to truly understand and analyze a building, one must balance two schools of thought (artist and designer).
I sought to achieve this through the use of sequential art, as it is a medium that almost anyone can find accessible.
The final part of the semester revolved around performing "operations" on our model, seeking to analyze aspects of the building through the lense of our researched replicas. I started by working with framing as an operation, looking at how the relationships of the church's massings operated on a specifically human scale, and translated this approach into narrative as an operation.
I felt that one was meant to view the church as a series of poetic moments, while also appreciating the invisible tectonics of such an impressive piece of architectural construction.
My project until the end of the semester was then trying to construct a dual narrative between the poetic perspectives of an observer experiencing the church firsthand and the analytical designer trying to make sense of its massing through plans, sections, and axons. I set this all within a work of sequential art because the medium combines text and image in a way that is akin to architecture.
Through sequential art, I tried to blend these two narratives into a pseudo debate on what was a more proper way to analyze architecture, with a conclusion that understood one needs a balance of both schools of thought. Each page was created on 18"x24" paper in pen, ink and ink washes. The process involved translating views of my computer model to the page, and then manipulating them to suit either narrative's need.