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Ina Westheiden

http://www.inawestheiden.com

Stuttgart, Germany
Ina Westheiden is a Freelancer in Architecture and Graphic Design based in Stuttgart. She received her Master in Architecture at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart in 2015. Before studying architecture, she studied Visual Communication at the College of Design in Pforzheim. During her studies she worked as an Intern in various offices, including BhundF and asp architects and as a Student Assistant at the State Academy of Art and Design for the Institute of Building Technology.

Work About a Friendly Alien


The Architectural Image as a Design Tool

Work About a Friendly Alien


The Architectural Image as a Design Tool
Research into context and architecture by means of the instrument of architectural drawing.
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What happens when the architectural image is used not only as a communication tool, but rather as a draft instrument? The ability of a drawing to relink its various ingredients, enables to produce new relations. This project uses this potential to examine the relationship of an architectural object and its environment in a conscious way. For this purpose, the method of the double copy is applied: It consists of the artefact “Friendly Alien“, Kunsthaus Graz by Peter Cook, a contemporary architectural object and historical representations of selected eras. The artefact and the presentation methods are copied and merged into new screen compositions. The proposed method stimulates a creative process in thinking about architecture. In its open form of appropriation of content that can be relinked and thus sets up new relations, it opens new viewing angles. The existing definitions of originality and authorship in architecture are critically examined and their concepts are put into question.


Veduta del Castello dell‘Acqua Felice

The Coexistent Alien

The Museum of Peter Cook

The Ruin of the Friendly Alien

The Morphosis of the Friendly Alien

Work About a Friendly Alien


The Architectural Image as a Design Tool

Work About a Friendly Alien


The Architectural Image as a Design Tool
Research into context and architecture by means of the instrument of architectural drawing.
File under

What happens when the architectural image is used not only as a communication tool, but rather as a draft instrument? The ability of a drawing to relink its various ingredients, enables to produce new relations. This project uses this potential to examine the relationship of an architectural object and its environment in a conscious way. For this purpose, the method of the double copy is applied: It consists of the artefact “Friendly Alien“, Kunsthaus Graz by Peter Cook, a contemporary architectural object and historical representations of selected eras. The artefact and the presentation methods are copied and merged into new screen compositions. The proposed method stimulates a creative process in thinking about architecture. In its open form of appropriation of content that can be relinked and thus sets up new relations, it opens new viewing angles. The existing definitions of originality and authorship in architecture are critically examined and their concepts are put into question.


Veduta del Castello dell‘Acqua Felice

The Coexistent Alien

The Museum of Peter Cook

The Ruin of the Friendly Alien

The Morphosis of the Friendly Alien


Idea by

Ina Westheiden
Stuttgart
Germany
Ina Westheiden is a Freelancer in Architecture and Graphic Design based in Stuttgart. She received her Master in Architecture at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart in 2015. Before studying architecture, she studied Visual Communication at the College of Design in Pforzheim. During her studies she worked as an Intern in various offices, including BhundF and asp architects and as a Student Assistant at the State Academy of Art and Design for the Institute of Building Technology.