collaboration between dominic PETERNEL + stephen COORLAS
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
dominic PETERNEL: “Gator Boots” was designed in Paul Preissner’s studio “High Contrast” at the University of Illinois-Chicago spring semester 2010. The studio focused its efforts on blending shape and form in order to create a newly identifiable visual type and also looked to rearrange visual expectations resulting in the growth and creation of new audiences.
Transitions and uniformities are explored in this characterized architecture. ‘Gator Boots’ strives to achieve the perfect blend of typical building-shape and atypical geometric-form. These gestures respond to sequenced interior programming, which follow a Ground/Public/Extend versus Vertical/Private/Contract format. A uniform façade pattern was used to envelop its morphing and contrastive personalities.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
dP: Contrast, Paul Preissner, Peeta Graffiti
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
dP: Listening to: Amos Lee, Bob Marley, DJ Shadow, James Hardway
Reading: AD readers, Devil in the White City, Jimenez Lai’s Architectural Comics
Watching: Entourage, Superbad, The Office, The Matrix
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
dP: Bureau V, Henn Studio B, Neil Denari, UN Studio
Critic: Paul Preissner, UIC School of Architecture