University of Pensylvania, PennDesign
critics: Tom WISCOMBE & Nate HUME
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Andreas KOSTOPOULOS & Avra TOMARA: How can we reinvent the “sectional object”? The “box-within-a-box” architecture serves as an alternative to the homogeneous Modern free plan and section. The inner “box” or figure, incongruent with its envelope, creates complex interstitial spaces which deny homogeneity. “Blankness,” the resistance of the mass to external referents such as ornamentation or formal recognition is of high importance. External surface and internal programs are loose and non-linearly correlated, the skin is definitely a loose-fit envelope.