Architectural Artifacts (Views, With Rooms)

Vision and cultural imagination are shaped by how we represent the world.  Representations on repeat can set a perceptual trap of seeing-only-conventionally.  This work critiques specific limits posed by conventional linear perspective, unlocking new and different information about the spaces described.  The project experiments with the perspective view as an unusual point of origin with architecture as an artifact, or byproduct, of its close read.  A triptych of new representational artifacts and their accompanying fresh architectural forms are created by pushing perspective’s limits through contemporary tools and new design methodologies.  The three dimensionality of the revamped representations establishes new codes of engagement and offers curious perceptual content with real-time effects – their reading intentionally resides between representation and reality, image of a thing or ‘thingness’ itself.  The project inverts the trope ‘a room with a view,’ instead designing new views, with rooms.  Architectural Artifacts is a speculative translation aimed at remobilizing historical artifacts as material for the production of contemporary architecture.

A collection of objects interrogating the visual limits of the conventional one-point perspective image on display at pinkcomma gallery from November 14, 2018 – March, 2019.

Project Credits: 

Project Team: Megan Panzano, Julia Mercedes Roberts, Adam Strobel

Exhibit Tables: Bill Bancroft

Director and Curator: Chris Grimley of the architecture and design studio OverUnder, / Curatorial Assistant: Shannon McLean / Co-founders: Mark Pasnik and Michael Kubo

Work also exhibited in Drawing for the Design Imaginary, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and Drawing Attention, London UK as well as published in Another Shade of Gray Space, HDM No. 47

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