Jan '12 - Mar '12
This sculptural project was the initial stage in a design studio in the fall of 2011 which focused the locks area of central Stockholm called Slussen. The studio was concerned with urban and architectural issues but the Threshold assignment served as a way to explore notions of boundary, network, and system.
This construction looks at the phenomenon of swarming flies as a starting point through which notions of space and specifically relationships of interior and exterior can be established. Digital tools and physical modeling were both iterative methods of pursuing a result which both contains space and clearly exists within a space. The departure from simply modeling a phenomenon can be read in the clear delineation between the interior and exterior of the construction. This is where it shifts from being a model of a swarm and approaches the idea of a spatial threshold.
An architecture consisting of a relationship of points, rather than a hierarchical organization of space is something I am interested in pursuing as a continuation of this project.
It is built of aluminum sinkers, fishing line, compressed fiberboard, and steel.
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This blog will document areas of discourse and architecture/urban achievements occurring in the master's program at Cornell's AAP in Ithaca, NY. While it will feature many students' work, I would like for it to maintain a discursive focus, illucidating the theoretical objectives of the work occuring here.