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For this advanced studio, we designed an Experimental Art Institute in Greenpoint, NY. We began with a three-week material study to create an isotropic space. The discoveries led to the development of the project throughout the semester. Ideas were continually tested through a rigorous process of making and experimentation.
The video illustrates the process of an 8” cube made of diamond grid metal mesh subjected to the intense sudden weight of a bag of rocks.
The project uses chance and gravity to invent a relationship between pressure and constraint. Applying weight to a volume with chance allows for the making of space, leaving form as a process of discovery.
Spatial Possibilities of Structural Skin, Isotropic Space, Rolling Floorplates and Overhead Space.
Metal mesh gains a different texture from the impact of weight and gravity. These studies also illustrate light and shadow.
Left: a view of the Experimental Art Institute from the East River
Right: Site plan
Night view: looking towards the Plaza, on the corner of Milton & West St.
The view inside resident studios.
View from Rooftop of the Experimental Art Institute towards Manhattan.
Columbia GSAPP Fall 2011 with Jason Hill
Studio Critics Steven Holl with Garrick Ambrose