Lighthouse; a particular architectural object, halfway between the work of art and sculpture.
A specificity as a point of departure in a process of reflection.
If the lighthouse was a sculpture; I would contemplate it from the front, sitting in the sand, passively. I would first imagine a figure that stands and draws in the landscape at the pace of an aerial rhythm. This sequencing would mark the first vision of an ascent to the top, a search for verticality with respect to the ground.
If the lighthouse was a work of art; I would imagine it both robust and airy. I would not forget its primary function of providing vertical access to its end.
What if in the end, I wanted to rebuild in some way the archetype of the lighthouse?
I would start by sequencing, in a divisionist wa similarly to as Mondrian, the elongated figure, leading to its summit.In a more radical way, now, I would come to deconstruct the shape by circulating the gaze throughout the ascent of the lighthouse, its primary function. I would now contemplate, frontally, the figure of this lighthouse, like a photograph of the Becher. The very archetype of the lighthouse appears, marked by its sequencing in the manner of a painting, the metallic mesh, alternately, comes to play the eyes of users. Traffic, too, is alternated. It allows a step up to the lantern and the ladder, it passes from left to right to reach its summit.
Traffic, the primary function of the lighthouse, is magnified, put forward, and the lighthouse by its frontal and sequenced look surprises the user with an architectural layout based on geometric alternation and halftone.