suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
karsten t. HUITFELDT: Instead of treating the problem of structure as purely an architectural one, this project is borrowing techniques and effects from other fields such as the movie/entertainment industries and visual arts to create a notion of collapse and ephemerality that is not necessarily a result of physical laws and engineering but rather of formal, emotional and visual considerations.
The animation is the final platform for this project, and therefore formal attributes, geometries, panelization and organization are solved strictly according to specific motions and behaviors rather than to classical architectural dogmas such as stability, functionality and materiality. Setting such limitations aside, new and unexpected relationships emerged between form and movement, in contrast to the more familiar and well explored relationships between form and structure or form and organization.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
kH: Science fiction, moving art and architecture
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
kH: reading: Jonathan Franzen, Legs McNeil
listening to: The Clash, David Bowie, Turbonegro
watching: Old horror movies, Easy Rider, stop motion animation
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
kH: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Thom Mayne, Renzo Piano