GAUD exhibition 2012 | Pratt
It has become a tradition – the annual students exhibition of Pratt Institute’s graduates of Architecture and Urban Design. Each April graduate students make an installation that explores parametric design. There is no certain style or technique, instead this project can be seen as a major, a crowning for the five years of learning and research in the field of architecture.
The 2012 project was a suspended floating cardboard and plywood made tubular tunnels. More than 2400 triangular custom pieces were cut with a laser, and then assembled using more than 6000 laser-cut clips. The pavilion could not be entered. Instead, it was used as a place for exhibiting models, at the ends of each tunnel.
The interior of the installation has an interesting texture, thanks to the assembling clips that have contributed to creating more depth and better understanding of the forms. The contrast between light and shadow inside the tunnels has managed to create an unique atmosphere.
By Cristina Juc
ean of the school of architecture: thomas hanrahan
chairperson of graduate architecture: william macdonald
assistant chairperson of graduate architecture: philip parker
professor: michael szivos with carrie mcknelly
design team: aankhi asopa, aylin cianrti, chung kuang chao, chu wen chin, anastasia filippeou, johannes grimme,
michael hoak, adam new, dhara patel, umberto plaja, mark richards, christina whipple, wen yang
time lapse: chung kuang chao