Objects, Groups, Couplings
This project takes its cues from contemporary discourse on repurposing ’the real’ and historical examples of repurposing in art and architecture, such as the found object, adhocism, and spolia. A set of objects according to certain criteria are selected and curated. These objects form the stock/raw material for the design work.
The selected objects are grouped into architectural massing following typical and atypical means of assembly, such as post-lintel, stacking, and puzzling. Afterward, photogrammetry scanning is used to digitalize the final composition.
Studying the couplings of objects in digital models and drawings, both with regards to adjacencies of objects of sometimes wildly different kinds and with regards to the actual means of connection. In terms of representation, the project investigates how photogrammetry may be used to capture the geometry, color, and texture of existing, unique objects to use them as a basis for creating new designs.
The work produced with this project expands that register by channeling properties such as color, texture, and materiality into drawings. By playing with lighting, painting, and postproduction of meshes and image maps during the photogrammetry process, the project explores how the properties of the original objects are altered as they shift between mediums.
SAC - Städelschule Architecture Class