Richard Meier Skateboard
Richard Meier & Partners Architects (2014)
Invitation: to design a skateboard or surfboard
Combining fragments from Richard Meier's collages, this board shows a more colorful side of his artwork in combination with the signature white grid. In collaboration with and signed by Richard Meier.
The skateboard was sold at the Los Angeles Architecture and Design Museum’s Charity Auction.
- Designer and Fabricator
The color and image are taken directly from Richard Meier’s personal collages. The pieces were reproduced, ripped, torn, glued to recreate the original tactile quality of his work. If one looks closely, there is a topography to the surface. The colored paper was then encapsulated in a sealant. Using painter’s tape and spray paint, the perfect, thin white grid was painted over the top. The grid is only interrupted to provide space for the signature.
Cornell University Structural Systems (Spring 2013)
Assignment: to make a model of an existing building Professor
While the material choice and methods of joinery become one means of artistic expression, the primary concept is conveyed through the extrapolated base design.
Here, Calatrava's Hemispheric Imax Theater is mirrored in the plexiglass, similar to the reflecting pool that surrounds it in Valencia. The model takes this notion one step further by literally completing the sphere in the base to form a complete pupil.
Chair for Two
Cornell University Building Tech. (Fall 2011)
The final chair, perched in the upright position
Assignment: to deconstruct the definition of a joint and create a full-scale representation Professor
The project reconceptualizes the joint as a moment of connection that requires direct human interaction to function. Made of milled plywood, the structure initially sits precariously balanced and unable to support any load beyond its self weight.
When an inhabitant sits on each side, the slats interlock in the middle solidifying the stability and supporting their weight now as a chair. With human interaction. the delicate sculpture is transformed into a stable double sided chair.
Vessel: Framing Nothing
Cornell University Design III (Fall 2011)
Assignment: to create an object at the human scale that enhances the hidden qualities of the provided tool (spatula)
The inspiration for the Dwelling, this project is a view framing device that reorients the spatula to become a mirror. Showing signs of ware, the spatula becomes a distorted mirror for the viewer.
Upon inserting the spatula in the tracks and sliding it up into view, a thin wooden door is pushed up. Only once the spatula is removed can the opening be understood as another frame: a view to what is beyond.