Dis-Figure

Competition

2014

Our entry into the X Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, France.

The project redefines the ‘figure’ and privileges process over form by re-configuring the ‘figure’ not through a particular style but with a specific method of making. By applying a digitally produced reciprocal structural script in grasshopper to arches, the complex form is generated from 1.5” x 1” overlapping wood members that inherently become self-supporting. This was a productive opportunity to create a disfigured carcass with a deformed skin.