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  • relief in architecture

    relief in architecture
    los angelesCALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    matt POST: investigating the opportunities that lie within two and a half dimensions, this project explores how articulated volumetric surfaces can create affect. by highlighting the relationships among digital tools, traditional materials, and decoration, this work displays how the relief can be used to integrate ornament into the contemporary high-rise. integration of the affects of softness and plasticity to the geometry of the facade contrasts the strict orthogonal repetition of the modern movement.


    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    mP: the work of giovanni lorenzo bernini, erwin hauer, herzog + de meuron, jeff koons, greg lynn, and elena manferdini

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    mP: “surface architecture” david leatherbarrow, “skin: surface, substance, and design” ellen lupton, “the lost meaning of classical architecture” george l.hersey , “surface consciousness” (Architectural design) mark taylor, moca exhibition: skin + bones parallel practices in fashion and architecture

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    mP: asymptote architecture, thomas heatherwick studio, neutelings riedijk architects, studio commonwealth

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