Yale School of Architecture
critic: Mark Foster GAGE.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Evan WISKUP: The goal of this project is to experiment how two, frequently assumed antagonistic forms, can coalesce to act as a foil to one another.
The outer shell is manifested as a solid plinth, taking on a language that is endemic to architecture. The exterior addresses the proposed allée on the East River Waterfront by creating a procession to the building. In doing so, the project takes on the character of a grand civic structure, orienting itself bilaterally symmetrical to the axis of procession. On the inside, a language completely foreign to architecture privileges education and work spaces, acting as a counterpart to the austere, stripped down, classicized monolithic appearance of the plinth-building on the exterior.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
EW: Robert Venturi, Carl Sagan, and Borromini.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
EW: Listening to: Dan Deacon, Basenji, Wave Racer, Cashmere Cat.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
EW: Franco Purini, Hans Hollein, and Studio G.R.A.U.