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  • Writer's pictureJohn Michael Jalandra

BESPOKE TALK Series: Investigating Architecture through Sculpture

Updated: May 30, 2023

SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE A BESPOKE TALK SERIES. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Organized by our Bespoke Talks Team in collaboration with Guest Speaker Ren Galeno.

Allowing for freeform expression and research of various shapes through molding and sculpting, while also strengthening one's understanding of texture and topology in the process of developing one's own design language.

In this context, having Ren Galeno, a renowned sculptor, speak at a recent Bespoke Talks event was a tremendous delight. We were able to enjoy sculpture personally while working with him, and we left with a deeper understanding of this significant art form.


What is the unique link between sculpture and architecture? For centuries, philosophers have been perplexed by this subject. This lecture series will look at the historical interconnections between the two areas to solve this issue.

Sculpture and architecture have been related in a variety of ways. One of the most apparent techniques is to incorporate sculpture into architectural contexts. This is evident in the placement of statues and other sculptural elements on building facades, as well as the use of reliefs to convey tales or represent situations.

Few mediums are as diverse and liberating as sculpture for exploring and expressing creativity. Sculpture, like any other kind of art, may be utilized to transmit a wide range of concepts and ideas, making it an ideal instrument for researching architecture. Also, the physical act of shaping and molding raw materials can help people learn about their structure and texture.

Sculpture has a distinct character that sets it apart from other forms of art. Unlike painting and sketching, which are confined by the two-dimensional nature of canvas, sculpture may take any shape conceivable. Sculpture is an excellent tool for studying architecture because of its endless possibilities.

Assume we wish to create a sculpture that captures the spirit of a certain building. We may create a miniature replica of the structure or an abstract sculpture that captures the building's characteristic shape and style. In any situation, we'd be able to create a sculpture that demonstrated our understanding of the structure.

Sculpture may also be used to examine different textures and topologies. We can create textures that would be difficult to create with any other media by shaping and sculpting raw materials. We can also create sculptures with complex forms that would be difficult to create using traditional construction techniques.

In summary, sculpture is a potent and adaptable instrument for studying any aspect of architecture.


Ar. Neil John Bersabe

Lead Architect

John Michael Jalandra

Content Writer


BERSABARC Design Studio 2022


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