YELLOW HIGHRISE, 2005
Yellow Highrise is a kind of scale-model for an imaginary transient architecture. Split like a fruit to create an entrance that offers access to the interior space, its inner chamber suggests an atrium ringed with balconies for twelve floors. Yellow Highrise is a continuation of my investigations into the interface of object and architecture. It might read as vessel or as building. In this way a viewer’s scale shifts in two directions, at once growing to stand within the center atrium of this twelve story highrise and shrinking to enter a vase or urn.
As in previous projects, this curvilinear semi-transparent model building has been designed and constructed to imply a membrane capable of swelling and retracting. Built in sections with visible fasteners, there is also the suggestion of a potential for disassembly and reassembly.
Biological associations come into play, the structure referencing at once a pair of superimposed urns or bulbs. It is a highrise conceived of as fantasy hive.
Yellow Highrise, 2005