"Prototyping The Future: Three Houses for the Subconscious" Installation

Venice Biennale (OutThere), Italy
Conceived and manufactured digitally "prototyping the future: three houses for the subconscious" is comprised of three large fiberglass objects which express forms which are a result of high velocity, acceleration and speed, fluid dynamics ballistics and mathematically modeled form. the objects were originally displayed at the Venice Bienale in 2008.
The installation is comprised of three sculptural objects that are separated by large panels of one sided reflective mirrored glass. The project was concieved as a 'wind tunnely' of architectural possibilities that resulted optical flux, the interferences of perception revealing an ambiguity of meaning. The artifacts housed in an ever changing luminosity act as agents of spatial interference, which absorb and retransmit the space which surrounds them into textural and ambient constructions with the potential for occupancy.

" What we are showing at the Venice Biennale is a piece conceived of and thought about as a potential architectureand a potential place for architecture to reside. these works, caught somewhere between furniture andlarge-scale buildings, exist in a kind of luminous ether, flowing down the stage as if trapped in a frozen performance of architecture in the making." - HR

Project Information
Date: 2008

Size: 13.5 x 3.5 x 3.6 m

Location: Venice Architecture Biennale 2008, Venice, Italy

Design Team:

Architect: Asymptote Architecture

Design: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture

Design Team: Heidi Druckemiller, Janusz Filipkowski, Sophie Luger
Francisco Lopez Martinez, Benjamin Ritter, Christoph Zeigler

Client: Venice Architecture Biennale


Fiberglass Manufacturer: Seal, Inc.

Lighting Installation: Zumtobel

Glass Manufacturer: Tamglass