ROBERT WHITTON DESIGN STUDIO

ARCHITECTURE

"GEOMETRY IS THE SYSTEM OF MAN'S OCCUPATION -
ARCHITECTURE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THAT SYSTEM IN SPACE."

CONTINUITY OF SPACE, LIGHT AND MOVEMENT IS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE. THE IDEA IS TO PROJECT A SIMPLE VOLUMETRIC ENCLOSURE SYSTEM, WITH ALL ITS ELEMENTS CLEARLY EXPRESSED ... TO CREATE A HOMOGENEOUS, MONOLITHIC STRUCTURE WITHIN WHICH INTERNAL SPACES CAN BE PLACED ON VARIOUS LEVELS - BUT NOT NECESSARILY ENCLOSED - TO ATTAIN ONE CONTINOUS FLOW OF SPACE.

EACH SPACE, THEREFORE, MAINTAINS ITS RELATIVE IMPORTANCE TO OTHERS AND ITS RESPONSIBIUTY WITHIN THE TOTAL VOLUME. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SPACES ARE MOST IMPORTANT. THEY LINK BOTH VISUAL AND CIRCULATION MOVEMENT SYSTEMS, BY ALLOWING EACH SPACE TO BORROW LIGHT AND VIEWS FROM OTHERS.

THE UNDERSTATED USE OF SMOOTH WALL SURFACES, WITH SHARP INTERLOCKING EDGES, PROVIDES THE CONTINUITY OF BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPATIAL SEQUENCES.

FURNITURE AND SCULPTURE

"THE MIND IS AN INTRICATE MACHINE."

THESE ART PIECES DESPITE THEIR MACHINE-LIKE CONSTRUCTION, POSSESS A TANGIBLE, VITAL QUALITY. THEY PROJECT CONSTRUCTIVE PRINCIPLES AS A BASIS OF DESIGN. THERE IS A CONTRADICTION BETWEEN THE SOFTNESS OF LINE AND THE BRUTALITY OF METAL. THIS COMPLEXITY CREATES AN URGE TO TOUCH. BOTH INTELLECT AND EMOTION GIVE THEM THEIR POWER.

CONCEPTUALLY, THE ART PIECES HAVE MANY SIMULARITIES TO DESIGNING AND BUILDING A STRUCTURE. IDEALLY, ALL PARTS LOOK LIKE THE FUNCTIONS WHICH THEY PERFORM, AND CONNECT THE WHOLE THROUGH A MEANINGFUL AND CONSISTENT SYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS. A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO DESIGN REQUIRES THAT THE THOUGHT PROCESS REMAINS THE SAME.

THE FURNITURE AND SCULPTURE ARE COMPLEX ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECES SUITABLE FOR MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

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