instructor: jennifer BONNER
georgia tech, college of architecture
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
jennifer BONNER: the project is a culmination of 27,000 sheets of recycled paper, four sheets of birch plywood, and the charting of 100 years of student population within the architecture school.
a simulation consisted of a paper stacking processor which guided distribution of individual units within the larger cellular stratification and was a device for controlling quantities. the physical construction was made up of four tubing diameters ranging from ½” to 2” which produced undetermined variability due to settling and compression at localized conditions. as a temporary installation in the setting of a ubiquitous exhibition hall, light qualities and apertures registering movement instigated an imaginative, yet performative assemblage.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
jB: cellular structures
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
jB: reading john maeda, “laws of simplicity”
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
jB: rachel whiteread, the blur project, tara donovan, thomas heatherwick
simulation: matthew SWARTS
design + fabrication student team: carl BORDERS, colleen CREIGHTON, rachel DICKEY, josef FISCHER, adrienne FROEMELT, caitlin JIMENEZ, katherine JOHNSON, joshua LEFRANCOIS, dessa LOHREY, leeland MCPHAIL, timothy WHEELOCK
photography: dessa LOHREY