faulders studio: deformscape
 
faulders studio: deformscape
jan 25, 2010

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscapeall images courtesy of faulders studio

 

 

 

designed by faulders studio, deformscape is an outdoor extension to a private dwelling in san francisco. situated within a tightly packed urban neighborhood, this limited-space sculpture garden includes a large tree, and uses this sole arboreal presence to establish a gravitational pattern of grooves that are focused towards the tree’s centroid. this asserts the valued presence of the carbon-absorbing tree and its green canopy overhead, while still allowing for a maximum of usable surface area below which is free of other vegetation. to generate the resulting pattern, a 3-dimensional bulge is formed around the tree, and its distorted wire-grid is projected onto a 2-dimensional surface. taking into account appearance effects created by perspective views from the inside, the resulting planar surface appears to be sinking around the tree.

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faulders studio: deformscape

a gravitational pattern of grooves on the planar surfaces makes the ground appear as if it is sinking in around the tree

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscape a computer rendering of the gravitational pattern

faulders studio: deformscaperendering of the ‘sinking’ effect created by the gravitational lines

faulders studio: deformscape

faulders studio: deformscape the extension of the gravitational pattern in relation to the dwelling

  • Very Innovative…

    Vik
  • Whats the deck made out of? Are the pieces lazer cut?

    andrew b
  • Creative design AND low maintenance. I think it is a winner.

    Sparky
  • it’s a one point visual gag that only really works in a 2D photo. when you see stuff like this in reality, soon as your head moves the games up. then it’s boring ever after.

    nicey
  • but you didn’t! jajajajaja!

    uri - oles
  • but you didn’t…

    c
  • I could have done that.

    Zaha
  • Very interesting concept, has unlimited possibilities, with a simple application of lines. Create hills, bumps and depressions at will. I applaud the new word. ‘Deformscape”
    I like the concept.

    Philip Galiano

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