LIVING THE LOST HIGHWAY
REINTERPRETING DAVID LYNCH'S LOST HIGHWAY INTO A HOUSE
Rabieh, Lebanon - 2006
After defining and presenting the notions of space in film, the following architectural design project was elaborated as a means to illustrate the hypothesis that Film space can be reinterpreted into a more concrete Architectural space. The film Lost Highway (1997) was chosen as case study.
The process of this design exercise is as important as the end product itself. After analysis of the movie and identification of the most significant spatial components, the design process is elaborated in 5 different steps:
II. Formal Interpretation
III. Space Generation
IV. Hypothetical Projection
Brief summary of Lost Highway:
The film is an interpretation and an inner exploration of the protagonist Fred Madison’s, psyche, as well as a representation of his individual perception of space: the latter is a schizo-paranoid individual, topped with the problem of psychic fugue.
The film is quite dark and violent, yet the violence is not just from the projected images and theme, but also from the way its narrative and textuality are treated: at some points, the spectator can feel being violated and abused himself.