An essay and supporting posters based on an original concept: phantom architecture.
Phantom architecture is informed by the neurological phenomenon of ‘phantom limbs’, in which an amputee experiences the sensation of their missing limb, applying the concept to the field of modern architecture. The essay examines current small and large scale examples of phantom architecture and identifies design implications surrounding them.
The 48 page essay graphically references medical documents and MRI software throughout and on the cover where an infrared thermal imaging map references the connection between archiitecture and the body.
Eery images of de-socialised architectures are combined with rigid and structured typography and layout in an attempt to mirror the phantom like structures referenced within.