Location: Soho, New York City, NY Date: Fall 2018 With: Professor Gerard Damiani
Inspired by Donald Judd’s essay “Specific Objects" this highrise was to be a combination of Judd's NYC and Marfa mentalities - the difference between Marfa's unbounded space and NYC code driven design. This was done by creating a strong visual understanding of the horizontal and veritcal plane and mass vs. light.
The living and ‘using’ spaces that Judd created at the Block and at Chinati have been studied and examined to better understand how they give the idea of a bounded space through the use of just small placed objects at certain locations. The idea that the horizontal plane of one sleeping space can act as the vertical plane for the beginning of a play area in a singular room. There seems to be an understanding that space needs to be molded an evolved so that you can get to the best possible configuration for the best experience of the space - and this is clearly evident in his 100 aluminium works at Chinati where you begin to understand how evolving forms really change the way that a space is understood.