matter matters

Fall 2017 | In collaboration with Gunn Chaiyapatranun

This project considers the implications of material and time in architecture by questioning the prominence of program. Leveraging the gallery’s proximity to the river edge, concrete is selected as the choice of material to register the passage of time.

David Leatherbarrow states that “weathering finishes construction,” but concrete’s relationship with time also exists beyond the temporality of inhabitation.

Water brings concrete to life, then immortalizes its form when it leaves the cast.

It is conventionally considered as mass, as heaviness, and has a very corporal presence, but it always starts off in fluid form. How can the process of casting express concrete’s fluid nature?