SOFTlab: pratt GAUD exhibition 2012 SOFTlab: pratt GAUD exhibition 2012
apr 16, 2012

SOFTlab: pratt GAUD exhibition 2012

SOFTlab: pratt GAUD exhibition 2012image © alan tansey all images courtesy of pratt institute

 

 

 

hovering within pratt institute’s hazel and robert h. siegel gallery in new york city, this large-scale site specific installation frames axial perspectives through the interior of the space. encompassing five years of student work by the graduate school of architecture + urban design, the walls are surfaced with clusters of images which are visible through portals to the tubular tunnels. created by a system of laser cut cardboard and thin plywood, the team made over 2,400 triangulated custom panels are interconnected with 6,000 clips. delicately suspended from the ceiling, models are stored within the network and placed on each end of a defined axis. as visitors peer into the interior of the framework, intersections of the curved walls become revealed.

aerial view of suspended installation image © alan tansey

view upon entry into the gallery image © alan tansey

portal views into tubular tunnel image © alan tansey

the form is created with 2,400 custom panels which are held together with 6,000 custom clips image © alan tansey

internal void is created by the intersections of axial tunnels image © alan tansey

without supports, the installation floats within the space image © alan tansey

suspended from the ceiling image © alan tansey

underside image © alan tansey

interior tunnel used as a display space for models image © alan tansey

interior of tubular tunnel image © alan tansey

interior image © alan tansey

video courtesy of SOFTlab

 

 

project info:

 

dean of the school of architecture: thomas hanrahan chairperson of graduate architecture: william macdonald assistant chairperson of graduate architecture: philip parker professor: michael szivos with carrie mcknelly design team: aankhi asopa, aylin cianrti, chung kuang  chao, chu wen chin, anastasia filippeou, johannes grimme, michael hoak, adam new, dhara patel, umberto plaja, mark richards, christina whipple, wen yang time lapse: chung kuang chao

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