suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
philip n. KNIGHT: The project is about the movement of components as they become integrated into the design of architecture through macro and micro gestures. The program is a botanical garden located in a barren dirt lot in the middle of the artist district of Los Angeles. The kinematics and structures on the verge of collapse were drivers in the beginning of the project, while building an Architecture of pieces became the interest. The intensive breakdown of massing becomes the interest in the spatial affects that become experienced in the drawings, images, and in the animation. The architecture is an interior and exterior experience with the spatial relationships being blurred through the macro and micro scale of pieces.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
pK: Insects, movement, structure “or lack of”, and of course the change of scale
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
pK: DD-05-Corrupted Biotopes (by R&Sie), Deconstructivist Architecture (by Johnson and Wigley), Puscifer, Pink Floyd, Pan’s Labyrinth
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
pK: Hernan Diaz Alonzo, Morphosis, François Roche