Radical Representation

Project Team: Jeff Maeshiro
Advisors: Greg Hurcomb, California College of the Arts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Year: 2013
Materials: Laser-cut plywood, Servo motors, Custom extruder, Arudino Uno, Servo shield

Architecture is consumed through it’s representation. Some say it’s representation is the only true architecture. Radical Representation was an advanced course, taught by Greg Hurcomb with software tutorials by Flori Kryethi, that explored innovative methods of architectural expression through a wide range of digital tools. Focusing on the design triumvirate of Fiction~Cinema~Architecture we were encouraged to develop our ideas through writing to delineate a cohesive path of inquiry.

My project’s avenues of exploration were digital glitches, noise, and the entire background universe of signals that fill the voids of our daily lives. This unnoticed noise can be made corporeal to expose its unobtrusive and latent geographies. Starting from a short video of saran wrap moving in the wind the translucent and refractive material became a filter to contrast against the prosaic backdrop teeming with divisions, corruptions, and masked emotions.

This project was featured on Archinect’s Editor’s Picks.