PROJECT Narrators Bay
Imagine living in a town called “Narrators Bay” consisting of multiple spatial scenario based dwellings. Envision growing up in ‘Horus House,’ in which there is always the possibility of being spied on from above, invading your private routine. This causes an urge to move to a more secluded, private area of the house. However, the only closed off area will eventually be occupied by all members of the family, searching for comfort ― still no privacy. How would you deal with this situation? Turn into the role of spy and master of control, or aim for the comfort of your family circle? This project is about the creation and representation of my imaginary town, called “Narrators Bay”. Its architecture is used as a catalyst for personal stories.
Storytelling is an important part of my life as a creator. The desire for endless possibilities is the impulse that feeds me. New dimensions and unexpected moments bring color to my life. But how to provoke those unpredicted moments and stay in control of the message when telling a story? My thesis explores the grey area between the strategy of a creator and the interpretation of an audience or resident. This in order to create meaning within my concepts. The research resulted in the definition of a personal tool, called “De Wegwijzer”. Which functions as a personal guideline during the concept phase of a creative project. In other words, it serves as my personal working method and inspiration tool ― not to broaden, but sharpen my vision.