Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Distinct memorable details of 'concrete' built volumes are rendered as flexible and transplantable in 'skinned', a project by jorien kemerink from dutch studio KNOL. the ongoing series sees architectural elements rendered as delicate latex casts of brick walls, doors, tiled floors, wash basins-- foldable skins that stand as thin fragments of spatial existence catching the specific characteristics of a structure. the fragile membranes question the role of architecture, considering the notion of fixed space and employing a more nomadic or transplantable approach to building. 'skinned' is the outcome of a two year study that KNOL participated in at vacant NL, a program at the sandberg institute in amsterdam that looked at the potential of vacant buildings, and how they could become, in a sense, more liquid--breaking out of their set locations and transplanting themselves around the urban landscape.