By davidclovers in collaboration with artist C.E.B. Reas
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
davidclovers: Immuring consists of six full-scale prototypes, each explore different possibilities for the cladding system for Lunar House. Designed as a speculative suburban home for a developer in Houston, Texas (Hometta Inc), a fresco designed by Reas is immured into the cladding and mass of the building. The illusive and painterly effects common to Reas’ artwork are digitized through his custom software, formed, etched, and manipulated architecturally by davidclovers.
Immuring, is a continuation of the project-based, design research davidclovers, Reas and DuPont have been collaboratively developing over the past two years. The installation at SCIArc comprises a series of material studies using Corian Exterior and Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). The prototypes push the boundaries of each material producing particular massing effects; riding a delicate line between thick and thin, between superficiality and mass, between two, three and four dimensions. The enigmatic and mysterious qualities of each prototype’s texture, curves and lighting engage the visitor in what the designers refer to as an interactive fresco.
photos by Joshua White