Indelible Pattern(s) | Exhibit Columbus Installation (2017)

Size:

45 m²

486 ft²

Design:

Jan - Jul 2017

Fabrication & Installation:

Jul - oct 2017

Program:

Installation to demonstrate contemporary issues and tools in design education within the region

This was an invited exhibition to mark the inaugural Exhibit Columbus Biennial. Invitations were sent to six regional universities to form studios with a focus toward demonstrating contemporary tools, techniques, and pedagogical directions. Faculty were identified to lead the teams through a semester-long design phase and then through fabrication, installation, and removal - a design-build studio that could simulate issues in professional practice. Funding for the installation was provided by Exhibit Columbus, with additional funding raised by each team to allow them to realize their project.

 

After the studio concluded, PLUS-SUM Studio worked to refine the design, reduce the budget and scale, coordinate the assemblies and workflows, and produce the fabrication files while simultaneously fabricating and constructing the parts. Students from the studio and volunteers contributed time to the fabrication, installation and removal. You can read more about our specific strategic proposal by clicking the "CONCEPT" link that follows:

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Images:

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)
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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)
Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Photo by Hadley Fruits

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Drawings:

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Sketches:

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170302-Indelible Pattern(s)

Detail revisions on pizza delivery boxes during fabrication in the warehouse

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Early sketches with the design team in studio exploring the relationship between the installation and the landscape

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Early sketches considering the form of the deck surface and possible construction strategies

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Sketch to think through primary and secondary framing members of the deck

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Sketch to think through primary and secondary framing members of the deck

+SUM: (Behind the Scenes)

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Early design models from the Disruptive Continuity exercise. The exercise is multi-layered and introduces advanced workflows in conjunction with the idea of the virtual model equalling the physical reality. 3D printing drives this message home and prepares them for future practice.

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)
Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)
Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

Early team visit to the city and site with an amazing tour led by Kelly Wilson. The tour exposed the relationship between the buildings at an urban scale, a dialogue between architects and form, framing and re-framing public spaces

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Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

The idea of using architecture to frame other architecture became a driver for our site-specific installation

Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)
Indelible Pattern(s) (2017)

The subtle relationships between these projects that spanned decades further reinforced our approach to the site at multiple scales