venice architecture biennale 2010 preview: suh architects + do ho suh venice architecture biennale 2010 preview: suh architects + do ho suh
aug 18, 2010

venice architecture biennale 2010 preview: suh architects + do ho suh

venice architecture biennale 2010 preview: suh architects + do ho suh ‘blue print’ by do-ho suh and suh architects for the venice architecture biennale, 2010 all images courtesy of do-ho suh and suh architects photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

 

 

‘blueprint’ is a collaboration project between korean artist do-ho suh and seoul-based practice suh architects (eulho suh and kyungen kim) for this year’s international architecture biennale in venice, italy. the 12.7m-long installation explores the notion of a home by questioning the boundaries between where one once was, is, and soon will be. the art piece features two parts: the first is a 1:1 scale reproduction of the new york townhouse where do-ho suh currently resides constructed entirely out of translucent nylon fabric. the hand-stitched recreation is suspended horizontally to hover above the viewer by a system of wires that run from wall to wall. the second part is a floor piece laid directly  under the former, seemingly employing the role of shadow to the floating building. made out of CNC-milled high pressure laminate panels, the piece features a composite image of the artist’s original home in korea, the new york townhouse facade, and a typical venetian villa’s facade. the compilation is not merely an overlap of images but a morphing of the three typologies: the industrial brick facade bears a number of gothic-looking windows with lancet arches and decorative railings while the bay window is topped with a style of tiled roof found in traditional korean hanok houses. the result is a physical shadow of the haunting architectural facade that blurs the line between real and reflection, art and architecture, and the elements of the past, present, and future.

 

 

installation view photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by stefano graziani © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

setting up the wire supports photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

 

installing the fabric facade photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

putting together the floor piece photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

laying down the laminate panels photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

assembly guide of the fabric facade during constructionphotograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

steaming the nylon fabric photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

doorbell detail photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

photograph by craig murdoch © do-ho suh, 2010

 

HPL panels and nylon fabric during testing phase photograph by eulho suh © suh architects

 

 

detail of nylon fabric during construction photograph by eulho suh © suh architects

 

 

physical model (white foam core, printed transparency, paper, fishing wire) photograph by eulho suh © suh architects

 

 

photoshop collage of installation © suh architects

 

 

the facade of the building translated to the ground © suh architects

 

© suh architects

 

 

3D rendring of composite house © suh architects

 

3D scan of building © suh architects

 

 

‘untitled’ by do-ho suh, 2010 watercolor on paper © do-ho suh, 2010

 

 

‘blueprint_1’ by kyungen kim, 2010 ink on paper © suh architects

 

 

‘blueprint_2’ by kyungen kim, 2010 ink on paper © suh architects

  • is fantastic!!!

    manuel_tochez says:
  • Rather lovely! Home is where the art is.

    Jan vanCouverdon says:
  • wonderfuly japanese

    V.B says:
  • lovely x 2

    soo says:
  • V.B…do-ho suh is korean artist!

    Y.J says:
  • one of the best korean artist..do-ho suh

    hong says:
  • Very proud of suh brothers and their team,
    What a great work!

    supporter from Los Angeles says:
  • genial

    shakia says:
  • leandro erlich had a work very similar: i think in 2007

    elop says:

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