Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Arief Setiawan and Christopher Welty
A different way of thinking about Architecture, to reconsider the rationalism that has been my Architectural education and to rediscover lost poetics in the practice of Architecture. As Bernard Tschumi said, I aim to,
“reject functionalist ethics, to refuse the rational and to celebrate unrepressed delights.”
A critique of rationalism, surrealism explores the irrational and the unconscious. It endeavors to create a supreme point of contradiction, a perfect union of the rational and the irrational, a duality of dream and reality resulting in a super-reality - all to the end of rejoining a connection with an ultimate truth that is believed to have been lost.
Halverson, Jesse, "Surrealism and Architecture" (2019). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 102.