suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
andrew TÉTRAULT & federica von EUW: Club Heat von Cool is an urban nightclub that was developed out of, and sought to become, a part of the intensive accumulation of atmospheres and scales present in one of the world’s most dynamic and culturally heterogeneous neighborhoods, Harajuku, Tokyo. The project became a morphology of varying systemic interiorities sequenced and transformed from the inside out to create a nightclub of sensations and effects. The interior transformation of the spaces occur through a breakdown of geometry that unfolds into a narrative of light, space, and materiality. Our club participates with the nuanced atmospheres of the city from the inside creating a building in dialogue and participation with the life and speed of Harajuku.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
aT & fvE: Harajuku, Ali Rahim, Udon, Jisuk Lee, Earthquakes, Cicada intricacies.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aT & fvE: Reading: Ali Rahim, Jeff Kipnis, AD mag, Greg Lynn, Jim Harrison, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Catalytic Formations; Listening: “Vivianne” Chia Wei Liao, White Noise, LCD soundsystem, World Book Club, Tron soundtrack Daft Punk, The National, J Dilla; Watching: The Wire, Master Chef, Blue Velvet, Enter the Void, The Office.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
aT & fvE: Contemporary Architecture Practice, Albaker Architects, HDM, Francois Roche, Emergent, Synthesis, LAAC Architekten, Commonwealth.
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Studio Instructor: ali RAHIM