Ethereal Boundaries work like filters, gradually unveiling the spaces in a slow and controlled transition. Vertical strings run through the lounge as an undulating screen that creates intimacy without closing the space. Multiple strings create the impression of haze; from a distance the user perceives a solid surface that dissipates as he gets closer, allowing him to see through the strings and into the contiguous space. The lounge is located in the center of the space, pushing the rest of the programs (restaurant, bar and V.I.P.) to the perimeters. Cocoon like chairs in the lounge allow the individual use of the space in a collective area.
WHITE HOUSE INSTALLATION
Part of a group of 16 students from Parsons selected to design an installation in the East Room of the White House -Washington DC- for an educational event. 600discarded books were transformed into objects of different scales: napking rings, tabletop centrepieces, a podium and a stage backdrop.
Exploring the concepts of Collecting and Dispersing, all of the 4 levels of this exhibition and storage space are connected by a polygonal system that moves through the floors like growing cells. It serves as a display background for photographs and artifacts, as well as providing seating and table space for reading rooms. An additional orthogonal storage system composed of metallic scaffoldings, works as a structural support and provides rational organization to the space.
HOUSE FOR AN ARTIST
The interior of this project was inspired by the organic shapes of Sachiko Kodama’s liquid sculptures made with ferrofluids. DYNAMISM, CONTINUITY and FLEXIBILITY are the concepts that define the interaction between the spaces. The vertical component dividing public and private spaces is the dynamic piece of my project. This internal wall acts like a continuos and flexible surface that mimics the curves created by ferrofluids. Materialized by a perforated steel sheet with small circular perforations, this surface blocks the light or the views from one side to the other, or reveals them.
Iris Van Herpen is best known for the incorporation of 3d printing in fashion design. For the design of her store, I captured the COMPLEX MATERIAL DIVERSITY of the garments and transformedthem into functional architectural pieces:
= contiguous layers of acetate generate an undulating shoe display,
= reﬂective triangular pieces compose a sculptural background,
= an intricate serpentine curved edge object mimics a section of a 3d printed dressand creates a stage for haute-couture dresses.
The interior surfaces reveal the diferent materiality of the diversity of Iris Van Harpen’s work.