TAXIDERMY OF ARCHITECTURE [A Chicago Museum]

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

[PROFESSOR JIMENEZ LAI]

SITE: CANAL STREET & LAKE STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

FALL 2011

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[PART 2: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT]

[FRONT PAGE: ARCHINECT]

This project is a selection of architectural taxidermy. Interest lies in assigning program to a collection of plans and sections that are hung in various ways as display for the city. Mostly, this project is interested in plans and sections of specific line sensibilities and the moments that are created by their placement. Each tower holds a character (a top heavy and bottom heavy figure) which bond in a loving and close relationship.

Program Distribution

[Top] Program: Assign program to a found architectural plan or section. [Middle] Attitude: Assign program to the attitude of a plan or section. [Bottom] Placement: Place plan and/or section on the wall while considering attitude, hierarchy and front/back of the house preference.

Circulation

[Pink] Museum, [Blue] School, [Green] Living

Interior Visions

Large scale models depicting interior visions of this project offer a tone and texture for these spaces. Each trophy, wrapped in a single surface material, responds to the program which are assigned in relation to museum, school and living organization.

A Loving Relationship

The male and female photographed in hanging trophies attract a formal closeness and tension throughout this project. Together, they complete a whole and continue to bond in a loving and close relationship.

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