suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
cody DAVIS: this project is a manipulation of the baroque forms found in bernini’s sculptural compositions, replete in the two arms encircling piazza san pietro and in the baldacchino at the heart of the church. respecting the principles of plasticity, proportion, and symmetry, the proposed “third arm” finds a state of transition between the horizontal continuity of the surrounding colonnades and the relentless vertical rhythm of the columns themselves. undulating surfaces culminate in a dome volume, which is suspended by looping scrolls.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
cD: greg lynn, giovanni lorenzo bernini, francesco borromini, guarino guarini, bernardo vittone, matthew barney, takashi murakami
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cD: irving lavin: bernini and the crossing of st. peter’s ; bernini and the unity of the visual arts . john summerson: the classical language of architecture. heinrich wölfflin: rennaissance and baroque. rudolph wittkower: bernini – the sculptor of the roman baroque. listening to antonín dvorák’s tempo di valse.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
cD: bureau v, gabriel esquivel, brennan buck, gage / clemenceau