Rensselaer Architecture School faculty and students revealed some pictures for an exhibition of design proposals designed by faculty and students at the campus, which run from February 11 to April 15. The exhibition Futures an installation has been designed by Andrew Saunders who inspired the design by the affects of luminosity, translucency, and weightlessness transposed from The Hyde Collection’s painting of The Annunciation by the Italian Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510). Andrew challenges the Cartesian geometry and symmetry of the gallery space as it fluctuates between display and partition. It provides an affective environment that influences circulation as well as divides, unites and exhibits the Z-print models.
During a four days workshop, six proposals for this installation have been developed by Faculty-led teams of students. At the end of the four days, each team delivered its sketching, modeling and brainstorming. Finally, the installation has been developed and manufactured from 1,224 translucent, high density, folded, polyethylene, rolled, developable surfaces that are composed together, creating durable, and long-lasting form.
Courtesy of Andrew Saunders