A Proposal for the 2017 Graham Foundation Grant For Individuals
The Grey House is a project founded on thinking around contemporary modes of production that explores issues of authorship and ownership as it relates to emerging design methodologies in the field today. The central question of the project is what an architecture could be that is not so much designed as it is derived or calculated from existing architectural artifacts. Created from a parametric system with Philip Johnson's Glass House and Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe's Farnsworth House as inputs, The Grey House is interpolated along with a collection of hybrids at the midpoint of the geometric continuum between them.
Overall Transition Diagram Transition from the Glass House to the Farnsworth House
Collection of Hybrids A hybrid can be interpolated at any point along the geometric continuum between the two houses, making it possible to interpolate a house, for example, that is thirty-three percent Glass House and sixty-six percent Farnsworth House.
Wall Section Transition Detail Transition between the Glass House and the Farnsworth House
Preliminary Exhibition Scope
A preliminary exhibition scope is outlined below which will be discussed further in collaboration with the hosting venue.
A series of 100 small 3d printed models will be produced representing the gradient transition from the Glass House to the Farnsworth House. Three larger 3d printed models will be produced of the Glass House, Grey House, and Farnsworth House. Additional 3d printed models such as wall sections and building elements will be considered.
Animations will be produced illustrating the gradient transition from the Glass House to the Farnsworth House including the overall building in addition to wall sections and building elements. The animations will be displayed on a screen or with a video projector.
Photographic 3d renderings will be produced of the Grey House featuring a number of exterior and interior views focusing on its spatial and material qualities. The renderings of the Grey House will be presented alongside photographs of the Glass House and the Farnsworth House.
A series of analytical drawings will be produced focusing on the comparison of building elements between the Glass House, Grey House, and Farnsworth House such as steel columns, core configurations, and glass facades.
Several 100 page perfect bound flip books will be produced illustrating the gradient transition between the Glass House and the Farnsworth House. Additional copies may be considered for sale.
An event for the opening of the exhibition will be considered including inviting a number of speakers to participate in a series of talks or a panel discussion.