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

SOFTlab: pratt GAUD exhibition 2012
image © 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

image © alan tansey

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

interior of tubular tunnel
image © alan tansey

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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