• Quasi Thing

    Isaac MICHAN & Isidoro MICHAN, "Quasi Thing."
    mexico city MEXICO and ithaca NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Isaac MICHAN & Isidoro MICHAN: The shelter appears as a free standing ice monolith in the landscape with an intriguing object on the inside.

    The project is drawn from the organic sculpted landscape field that produces a continuous interior, blurring boundaries between outside and inside. The outside of the shelter maintains its autonomy with an ice semi hollow monolithic structure which contrasts the curvilinear landscape and interior.

    Between outside and inside the objects, an ice poché that melts according to natural weather conditions is generated; achieving a mutual agreement between objects and the environment. When the ice rock starts to melt the soft interior object appears as a new thing coming to life; announcing the end of winter and beginning of spring.

    The object maintains its autonomy but at the same time cannot exist without the landscape and the weather conditions. Delivering a sublime event that depends on architecture, nature and technology.

    This subtle approach that speculates on the ambiguity of the thing, yields a novel understanding on the take of tectonics, matter and program. As the thing is too big to become furniture, too clumsy to be seen as a sculpture, too small for a living space, and overly design for a standard space.

    Rather than us giving it a specific purpose or function, we like to leave this ambiguity open to be all or none of the above and speculate on the future uses.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    IM & IM: Neapolitan Mastiff, Bart Hess, and Shary Boyle.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    IM & IM: Listening: Radiohead, Little Dragon and Aphex Twin; Watching: The Consequences of Love/ Paolo Sorrentino

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    IM & IM: Young & Ayata and KOTUstudio.

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