suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
stephen COORLAS & dominic PETERNEL: For this installation we were challenged by the gallery curator to exhibit “architecture” in an experimental fashion. Our response was to design an intensive experience that would locate the viewer in the convoluted realm of graphic, product, and architectural design.
This approach was established across several design mediums—drawings/renderings, working-scale models, wall-graphics, and full-scale sculpture to exemplify how a prototypical style manifests itself throughout various product scales and types. Calculated Aesthetic is a design-response to the increasing use of, and familiarity with, digital software in-and-around the architectural discipline. In effect, graphic precision, complex geometries, and contemporary fabrication techniques tend to both, operate as design conditioners as well as reflect the aesthetic within the overall design.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
sC & dP: Ellen & Garry Alderman; The work of Matt W. Moore.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sC & dP: Inception, TRON, The Sea and Cake, Mumford and Sons, JoJo Mayer’s Nerve.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
sC & dP: Neil Denari, Yaohua Wang, UNstudio, REX.