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  • NTCArt Museum (New Taipei City Art Museum)
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
    Amorphis (ramiro DIAZ-GRANADOS), IDEA Office (eric KAHN & russell THOMSEN), and Flab (heather FLOOD): NTCArt Museum (New Taipei City Art Museum)

    Contrary to the conventional museum as an insular institution that isolates art from the life of the city surrounding it, the NTCArt seeks to generate new experiences and understandings by merging art, recreation and tourism as a compelling set of convergences. Rather than museum as a collector or storehouse of culture, the NTCArt will be a people’s art museum, a generator of culture and lifestyle that comes from the convergence of art and life.

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  • Go Figure
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    ramiro DIAZ-GRANADOS: The contemporary architectural figure has evolved into two coherent strains of formal expression: the cartoon and the visceral. The cartoon figure is about simplicity & clarity and engages the intellect through an optical visuality. It employs a juvenile-like sensibility towards geometry and form, is logo-centric, and privileges the mediated. The visceral figure is about intensity & sensation and bypasses the intellect and engages the nervous system through a haptic visuality. It employs a complex, biomorphic sensibility towards geometry, form, and material, and privileges the immediate.

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