suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
matthew DELUCA: the scope of the project was to design an apartment complex in brooklyn, new york. the site’s location, in williamsburg, is home to large immigrant and hipster populations. both of these groups are living in a liminal state. the nature of the surrounding area gave rise to a multi-faceted design that is excessive, exuberant, but at the same time, exciting. furthermore, the design takes advantage of idiosyncratic views, the division between the real and the perceived. one’s perception of what is real versus what one remembers manifests itself in the perpetual blurring of the building through the various layers of tendrils.
sP:what or who influenced this project?
mD: karel klein and elliot white
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mD: boards of canada, four tet, saltillo, ludovico einaudi, house of leaves, architectural design magazine
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?