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BESPOKE TALK Series: Investigating Architecture through Sculpture

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

BESPOKE TALK SERIES ON SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE. 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 light, it was a real pleasure to have Ren Galeno, a professional sculptor, as our guest speaker for a recent Bespoke Talks event. Under his guidance, we were able to experience the joys of sculpture firsthand, and we came away with a greater appreciation for this important art form.


What exactly is the connection between sculpture and architecture? For millennia, philosophers have been perplexed by this question. This talk series will look at how the two disciplines have influenced each other throughout history to answer this question.

There are many ways in which sculpture and architecture have been linked. One of the most obvious ways is through the use of sculpture in architectural settings. This can be seen in the use of statues and other sculptural elements on building façades, as well as in the use of reliefs to tell stories or depict scenes.

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 unique quality that distinguishes it from other kinds of art. Sculpture, unlike painting or drawing, which are limited by the two-dimensional nature of canvas, can assume any form imaginable. Because of its limitless potential, sculpture is an ideal instrument for examining architecture.

Assume we want to make a sculpture that represents the essence of a specific structure. We may make a small duplicate of the structure or an abstract sculpture that captures the building's distinctive shape and form. In any case, we would be able to make a sculpture that showed how we understood the building.

Similarly, sculpture can be used to investigate various textures and topologies. By molding and sculpting raw materials, we can create textures that would be impossible to produce with any other medium. We can also make sculptures with complicated shapes that would be hard to make with normal building methods.

In short, sculpture is a powerful and flexible tool that can be used to study any part of architecture.


Ar. Neil John Bersabe

Lead Architect

John Michael Jalandra

Content Writer


BERSABARC Design Studio 2022

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