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  • Urban Amphetamine
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    University of Southern California
    advisors: alvin HUANG & kara BARTELT

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    john FARRACE: The project focuses on a social extreme of digital natives who have become disinterested with normal face to face communication not out of preoccupation, but out of boredom: browsing one hundred of your friend’s pictures in a minute while listening to your favorite song with your iPhone six inches away from your face is way more engaging than standing talking to somebody for one minute.

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  • cocoon housing
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    john FARRACE: Cocoon Housing is a highly conceptual, seemingly impractical and unrealistic housing typology that was designed for the purpose of exploring techniques of representation.  The project is an attempt to reduce both technical and experiential drawings to their essence (at a graphic level), and hybridize them into a homogenous set of drawings that reference the mediated experience of a camera lens (in perspective) and the raw look of black and white technical line drawings.  Each drawing fits into a given category — plan, elevation, perspective, for example — but have specific components of other categories, leaving an “in-between drawing” that represents and speaks to multiple ideas at once.

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