HOMEWRECKER Disrupted Architecture
Chaos meets Order. This is the root premise of my current studio explorations.
These drawings and sculptures illustrate a process of dissecting the exacting
language of architectural space with conceptual reanalysis and physical agitation.
The house form represents a perfect, stable structural icon. It acts as a
universal memory of home. The perfection is slowly disrupted and worn by its
function as vessel for living. Eventually, time takes its toll, along with acts of nature,
to weaken the structure. Its final demise, brought on by disaster, development,
or rotting neglect, will permanently disrupt the perfection of the house
and leave a dynamic reorganization of its geometry.
All that is left of the disrupted structure is the footprint hinting at the perfection
that once was. The energy behind this disruption of order is what I am attempting to convey.
The floor plan has been a reoccurring image in my work. It is the first instrument of functional
organization before a structure is built. It is the footprint left behind when the structure is gone.
It creates volume with a few simple lines. It contains and releases space with the interplay
between mass and void. It acts as a structural grid for the chaotic process of living. In the end,
the floor plan is a snapshot into the lives of the people who have inhabited it.