LATTICE This essay seeks to study how Henri Lefebvre's key concepts from the text "Production of...

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LATTICE This essay seeks to study how Henri Lefebvre's key concepts from the text "Production of Space" is expressed in the school of design and technology. by Mind Map: LATTICE  This essay seeks to study how Henri Lefebvre's key concepts from the text "Production of Space" is expressed in the school of design and technology.

1. Lefebvre's key concepts: 1. Monuments give a sense of identity

1.1. ISSUE: Monumental spaces evoke a sense of identity to the users of the space, and subsequently create a sense of belonging. The space becomes lived and memorable by the users.

1.1.1. LATTICE is a school of design and technology, where students learn and innovate through more hands-on learning experiences. It is situated in the famous arts district of Bras Basah Bugis, giving students a strong sense of identity towards the arts culture.

1.2. ISSUE: A sense of identity is formed if users feels well-connected to the place and what they reflect. With time, the place becomes a place with memories for many as well.

2. Lefebvre's key concepts: 2. Monuments are durable and transcend time

2.1. ISSUE: Monuments in Singapore are less durable due to the 99 year lease apparent in most lands.

2.1.1. LATTICE aims to create a long-lasting space that transcend time by enabling the interior spaces to be changed to meet the changing demand. This is achieved through the modular structure in the design.

2.1.2. The school also utilizes recycled materials that can be recycled indefinitely, to reduce wastage in environment and promote C2C economy

3. Lefebvre's key concepts: 3. Monumentality is lost as more buildings are dressed up as monuments

3.1. ISSUE: Buildings are dressed up in decorative architectural designs, such as mimicking famous monuments, serving no real purpose.

3.1.1. My school design does not take such an approach and instead the design responds to site context along with programs that enhances the character of the site.

4. Lefebvre's key concepts: 4. Monument engages the senses to invoke emotions and monumentality

4.1. ISSUE: Monumental spaces should possess more qualities and provides more perspective to how the space can be experienced. The engagement of senses invoke emotions and creates monumentality.

4.1.1. The school of design and technology contains various spaces where students can experience learning in different dimensions. For instance, the traditional lesson learning, hands-on workshops and virtual reality technology where students can test their products. Their main senses can be continuously engaged.

5. Lefebvre's key concepts: 5. Monuments are defined by the users and inhabitants of the space

5.1. ISSUE: Monuments are commonly known for their rich value in areas such as historical, cultural etc. However, the activities and how the space is utilized defines the monumental space instead.

5.1.1. LATTICE hopes to offer a monumental space for students and visitors alike through the spatial experience of the school. Through key spaces such as exhibition spaces, the design and technology identity of the school can be strongly expressed. Thus, the spaces become alive with students showcasing their work and visitors experiencing it.