Tuesday, April 28, 2009
the picture at the top left hand corner is a view of the many levels of Cousteau's lab,though spacious it has a tunneled look that directs your attention to where your headed and makes you feel as though you were walking in the corridor of a sub.
Nobel's lab is a room that is surrounded by a corridor and can be accessed by two openings,the corridor has a blind end that goes nowhere signifying the idea of world peace that was to be achieved by the invention of dynamite which however remains unrealized.
The meeting place is an open convoluted free floating Lilly pad like area,where the two scientist would meet.
My client's were Alfred Nobel and Jacques Yves Cousteau.
The upper right hand corner has the designs for Cousteau as you can see they experiment with the idea of being pinned down,flowing ,the view from a window in a sub, a periscope.
Alfred Nobel ,left hand corner,his idea represents misguided,surprise,mistaken and the idea that the central intention is right however the execution of the idea to achieve the mean is wrong.
From birth, My dynamite can carries the weight of gravity, man, whole armies on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But soon man has utterly destroyed peace only to sink beneath a thousand world conventions as the surface they abide and will find that he is free to be just as sooner than everything works. Surely I want to know how in one instant men will lead by golden peace.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.Bouyed by water, he can fly in any direction, up, down, sideways, by merely flipping his hand, underwater man becomes an archangel.
Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997),
Time Magazine, 28 March 1960
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace
The Military Quotation Book (2002) by James Charlton, p. 114
I just want to know how everything works.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Both artist use discarded material ,to some extent,in creating their pieces thus keeping this in mind the building must embody the green thinking of the artists'.This can be achieved in a variety of ways but the most evident is the visible aspect of the building be it the floor,stair or the facade.
The stairs coming down from the top floor are concrete and to add another dimension to them they have a mixed in pieces of broken glass which gives them a 'raw' Mosaic look.The stairs going up from the bottom studio are concrete with metal lattice and glass facings.Reprocessed old grills from buildings have been shaped to make the lattice that is then laid on top of the poured concrete.The screen under the concrete stairs coming down from the top floor is woven polythene supported with metal wires running throughout for support.
The top story is Rosalie Gascoinge's Studio the idea of folding space has been expressed in term of the multi directional triangular planes that comprise the roof and also the floor,the uneven and random pattern of the arrangement corresponds to the nature of the material the artist uses.Eg the triangular protrusions could represent a pile of rubbish from where the artist recovered raw materials.
The bottom floor is Fiona Hall's Studio,taking inspiration from the artist's dead in water the the floor is a free floating plane supported by small metal pillars.the vertical rising glass planes give the boundary an impression of being curved, looking through the glass gives one the impression of looking in or out of a tank of water due to the refractive property of the glass.