Aug '09 - May '10
Somewhat of a commercial...
As the semester draws to a close, and you (faithful readers?) have little idea what I've been doing, I'll fill you in.
Our studio with Jeremy Edmiston has been working on a 1/2 -full scale pavilion which explores digital design and construction techniques using the program of a school in Papua New Guinea as a catalyst for design ideas. What began as 6 research projects is now one pavilion, made from 90 sheets of milled plywood, thousands of custom angled joints, and a ridiculous amount of person-hours over the last two weeks.
Tomorrow we begin moving it into the Gallery for our reception / opening on Friday. It's being built beside Meyerson in the 'yard' (yea, it's not just a sidewalk...look again); and will be moved and assembled overnight in the gallery.
think giant renaissance wood models. a means to test a model-based building technique at a very real and tangible scale and out of real and tangible material (but a bit more manageable than actually building the 'real thing').
Do not be fooled. This thing is very real. And to prove it, come to our opening reception this Friday at 3:00 PM in the Lower Gallery at Penn. We're only a $13 bus trip from NYC.