Archinect - News 2017-10-22T09:58:34-04:00 FreelandBuck's "Parallax Gap" installation goes up at the Renwick Gallery Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-14T13:31:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:31:32-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Created by architecture firm FreelandBuck, the piece consists of nine different illusions that click into place only if you stand at the exact right point underneath each of them and gaze upward. &ldquo;We want people to wander through this room and really figure out this puzzle for themselves, while also enjoying this wonderful, confusing, complex shifting of patterns and geometries,&rdquo; Renwick curator-in-charge Abraham Thomas says. &ldquo;Touch wood, there won&rsquo;t be collisions.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in May, the&nbsp;Los Angeles-based studio&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>&nbsp;was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selected to design and install a temporary ceiling</a> in the Renwick Gallery&rsquo;s Grand Salon in the Smithsonian. This is a first for the gallery that plans on turning this into a recurring installation series called "Above the Renwick." The firms project, which utilizes digital technology to achieve the trompe l'oeil effect, recreates iconic American ceilings from quintessential buildings such as D.C's Eisenhower Executive Building and SF's Palace of Fine Arts. The visual puzzle opened to visitors July 1st and will be on display through the rest of the year.</p> FreelandBuck craft a temporary trompe l'oeil ceiling for the Smithsonian Nicholas Korody 2017-05-19T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T19:32:26-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Los Angeles-based studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>&nbsp;has been selected to design and install a temporary ceiling in the Renwick Gallery&rsquo;s Grand Salon in the Smithsonian, the first in what is expected to be a recurring installation series called Above the Renwick Installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Their project draws on the tradition of trompe l&rsquo;oeil ceilings, using various techniques to create an illusion of depth. The design comprises a &ldquo;catalog&rdquo; of various notable American architectural styles, brought to life with 21st century technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Trompe l&rsquo;oeil illusion functions from a single key point &ndash; the center of a nave or directly under a dome,&rdquo; they <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">write</a>. &ldquo;From other points of view, the illusion malfunctions: figures appear suddenly out of scale, space flattens out, or an entire dome seems to change orientation. Given the constant stream of visual illusion we encounter every day, the glitches may now fascinate more than the intended illusion. The Renwick installation amplifies and coordinates these gaps, opening...</p> Editor's Picks #278 Nam Henderson 2012-08-21T11:50:00-04:00 >2012-08-21T18:44:32-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Reacting to Tatzu Nishi&rsquo;s concept for Discovering Columbus, Donna Sink exclaimed "Wow, I love the interior environments he makes for these installations! The existing piece is so out-of-place." The conceptual piece will consist a living room six stories up in the air wrapped around the historic statue of Christopher Columbus found in Columbus Circle, NYC.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest edition of the UpStarts: feature FreelandBuck</a> aka David Freeland and Brennan Buck (an architectural design practice based in New York and Los Angeles affiliated with Yale School of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) and Woodbury University, ed. wow that is a lot of affiliated withs...) discussed;&nbsp; their first built project, "<strong>scale jump moments</strong>",&nbsp; the impact of the recession on the architecture + &nbsp;construction industry and finally the importance of "<strong>Making work</strong>"&nbsp;via email with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Jason Muller</strong> shared "While I was studying for my undergraduate in Architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank California, my second year design architecture studio was tough by David Freeland&nbsp; and it was one of the best and inspiring experiences of my life."</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House KE12</a> is the focus of the latest Showcase. The project by&nbsp; SoHo Architektur is in Memmingen Germany.&nbsp;It is a townhouse with two housing units, designed as a &ldquo;three-window house&rdquo;. ...</p>