• urban interiorities

    urban interiorities
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    tiffany DAHLEN and virginia MELNYK: The urban night club responds to the vibrant and eclectic youth culture of Harajuku and balances the high end fashion of Omontesando. The urban club consists of a large meet and greet entry area, sushi restaurant, sake bar, music lounge and two VIP lounges;  Pockets of unique intensities are held within a white framework, creating zones of spatiality, surficiality, and crenalation. Five distinct qualities corresponding to the specific programs and aesthetic desires, transform between the different spaces through the medium of the framework and are embedded within it. They differ from a sweet salivating sushi restaurant to a soft pillowy lounge space.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    tD + vM: Mathew Barney, Ali Rahim, Steven Ma, Harajuku Fashion, Japanese Food

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    tD + vM: The aesthetics of Variation, Tiesto, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    tD + vM: Asymptote, MAD, Kokkugia, Emergent, Sotamaa,

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    • gabe h Says:

      very yummy candy land virginia, congrats on the project!

    • art v Says:

      visions of sugar plums danced in their heads when they were decorating this gingerbread shed

    • Jim Tearlt Says:

      what is a zone of spatiality

    • a.ward Says:

      I think they are try to describe how the geometry acts as patches of habitable furniture and alcove like spaces, and transforms into smaller surface treatments.

    • Quentin Says:

      trully remarkable way of decorating a cake!

    • p Says:

      gorgeous. not enough pillowy space out there

    • JHenry Says:

      Is this a post modern approach to the creation of sensation… does the surface just become the canvas with which the programs inside exert their influence?

      I am interested not in the moments of intensely sensational atmosphere because those can be easy to render, but what would interest me are the interstitial. When moving from one to the other, how effectively does the space alter your mood (an emotional response to visual sensations).

      I would also wonder as the the emotive responses that each of the different programs are meant to solicit. Although there in lies a major gap in the translation from sensation to linguistics (that words have varied meanings to each individual). Can we put words to the spaces or must the spaces just speak for themselves. Is the gap of translation a tool that can harnessed rather than a byproduct of a lack of control.

      I think that sensation (however esoteric) are worth exploring but we are far away from a complete understanding of the ramifications. Now it is a reason to do something.. but not an answer for why

      Keep looking everyone…

    • Mr Happy Says:

      looks awesome. I once did a similar project at university, but not quite as good!..