suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
christos KOUKIS: Created entirely from the cell and the organ, these proto-typological and proto-spatial units can combine, mutate and multiply themselves in order to produce many different spatial qualities and form a housing unit. The different experimental stages—breeding—contribute to the discovering of a connection mechanism that is the base for future mutation.
Soft bodies start creating enclosures implying formation of inner spaces, privacy, openness and other spatial effects while rigid bodies, the structure that wraps them, form the outer system that guides the formation of closed and open spaces. Speciation is the final design stage where multiplication, repetition and accumulation form the species.
The project was developed during the Omni[progra]chromatic workshop held by x|atelier at Benaki museum in Athens, Greece.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
cK: Omni tutors Nefeli Chatzimina & Erick Carcamo, Hernan Diaz Alonso’s works, Vitaly Bulgarov’s works.
What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cK: Listening to di.fm.
Whose work is currently on your radar?
cK: Tom Wiscombe, Excessive Studio works, Luis Quinones.