suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
adrian CORTEZ + alex HOLTZER: This design of an Alessi showroom and gallery in Houston is an argument of sensibility and surface, and is a modern interpretation of rustication. Individual modules emphasize a performative skin, and surface animation is achieved through deformation, dematerialization, and aperture. The project’s unique interior argues affect and sensation through its direct relationship with the skin.
critic: gabriel ESQUIVEL
sP: who/what influenced this project?
aC + aH: Greg Lynn’s blob wall, Miguel Fisac, fortune cookies.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aC + aH: Log 17 fall 09, the Avett Brothers, Minus the Bear, Avatar.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
aC + aH: Tom Wiscombe, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Kokkugia, Steven Ma, Zaha.