Architectural Image as a Reproductive Aesthetic Experience: The Louvre-Lens

By Ayse Zeynep Aydemir.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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Published online: June 4, 2014 $US5.00

The image is a medium of representation, not only for transferring information, but also for the reproduction of knowledge. Each step of this reproduction process, which can also be considered as a form of design, has an act and meaning in the context of understanding and interacting with the world. The normative position of the architectural image, as a design act, also has a subjective characteristic that enables the audience to empathize with and experience the aesthetic perception of the designer. From this point, the paper focuses on the reproduction of the architectural image through the evolution of the museum and the aesthetic experience within the example of SANAA’s Louvre-Lens Museum. The built example in question indicates a new thinking and presents a new approach for the interrelation of the audience, work of art, and the designed space. As a designed and built architectural image itself, the museum building reproduces a new aesthetic experience, furthermore a new image, with the involvement of new audience.

Keywords: Architectural Image, Aesthetic Experience, Museum, Contemporaneity

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2014, pp.33-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 4, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 698.690KB)).

Ayse Zeynep Aydemir

Research Assistant, Department of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Zeynep Aydemir holds B.Arch (2008) and M.Arch (2011) from Istanbul Technical University. In her master studies she focused on initiating a new understanding for approaching to the cities of today through multi-layered character of parallax view. Currently, she is working as a research and teaching assistant and is a Ph.D candidate in Architectural Design program at ITU.