Authenticity in Design & the Search Bar as a Design Tool
The internet – friend or foe?
The internet is without doubt a mesmerising and beneficial thing but in the world of design, the immediate access for all designers and clients to images of the best projects in the world can potentially lead to a lackadaisical and homogenous design language that negates the need for any struggle to generate good solutions and in many cases can risk losing out on authenticity.
Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui
Just imagine: a roof that flutters like a butterfly’s wings or a house molded in the form of a microscopic animal. These are the works of architect Eugene Tssui. At first glance these structures look like the product of an iconoclast—designs that attack architectural conventions purely for the sake of novelty and surprise. However, Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui portrays a much different character. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the film was more interested in exploring the complexities of the man as opposed to simply advocating for his eccentric design sensibilities.