suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
robert NACK/bret WILCOX/brendan CORCORAN: The goal of this algae research and education facility is to reintroduce Henderson into the global discussion about energy. The site serves as an incubator for the city’s economy. The performative qualities of the chosen geometries attempt to address a historically difficult issue in architecture, the transition between the horizontal and vertical – the plinth and the object.
critics: Marcelo Spina and Drura Parrish
sP: what or who influenced this project?
rN/bW/bC: Manifold geometries, natural cellular growth and packing patterns, digital fabrication techniques, Preston Scott Cohen, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
rN/bW/bC: Beach House, Fly Union, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, The XX
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
rN/bW/bC: Andy Gilmore, Bob Frederick, Nick Kinney, LOT, X Atelier, Marcelo Spina
Marcelo Spina and Drura Parrish
University of Kentucky College of Design
The River Cities Project / Henderson
Thank you to the donors of the Henderson Project.