suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
nick BENNER: the intent of this project was to explore the systematic relationship between growth and consumption. architecture has become obsessed with the idea of one system becoming another, whether it be the single surface floor to ceiling, surface to strand, or continuous ground plane. my interest lies in how systems can contain each other, and even consume each other to produce new conditions. this project explores an armature system and skin system wherein the armature hijacks the skin in order to reproduce itself, the skin in turn splits and regenerates as a result of the growth. the house becomes a cannibal in a constant state of growth and self-consumption.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
nB: hernan diaz-alonso, h.r. giger, bacteriophages
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
nB: sylvia lavin, jeff kipnis, ben van berkel, the rolling stones, classified, notorious big, zombie movies, the hbo series “john adams”
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
nB: gage/clemenceau, hernan diaz alonso, ali rahim, jason payne, graffiti research lab, elena manferdini