I started this blog around the time I began to study architecture, as a way to track ideas of whatever scope and complexity, from a sketch to a building. Over time the site has become a chronicle and chronology of my thinking about architecture, from early experiments and speculative proposals to completed projects and buildings currently in progress. It is, inevitably, also a timeline of my professional education: studying with some of the best minds in architecture, working in influential practices, co-founding Bureau V, and eventually starting my own studio, PINCUS A+D.
Construction at Kinesthesia Physio is moving along. Above right you see a section of our perforated wall panel system that has recently been hung.
Happy Holidays from PINCUS A+D.
Searching for interesting letterhead design work, I came across AMASSBLOG, and then these great words from a book on Martha Graham:
What is Form?
Form is the
Memory of Spiritual
do Form and
Form and Content
meet in Action
Funnily enough, "What is Form?" is the title of my forthcoming book of interviews with architects, designers, and theorists on the nature of form.
Looking into who was behind the blog, I discovered the amazing graphic studio DESIGN:MW run by JP and Allison Williams. They have a 20 year history fantastic work, and I'm sorry I was not aware of them until now.
Here's a snapshot mid-process in developing a Cairo-style tessellation field. More after the holidays...
Looking through an old hard drive, I came across these great Polaroid photos of a 3D printed model of the Strata Tower that we made while I was at Asymptote Architecture.
PROJECT / IMAGE CREDIT »
Asymptote Architecture: Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
PINC.US has a new look, featuring full bleed images, a dynamic site index (coming soon), and a handful of subtle upgrades. There are still a few glitchy elements, but they should be resolved shortly .
We recently presented these preliminary concept images of a floating restaurant, bar, and event space called Super Barge. While the renderings look somewhat developed, they are really just quick sketches to get an idea across.
After a positive reception at our initial meetings, we spent a good bit of time researching the logistics and budget of fully developing the project. We're heading into a new round of development now, and looking forward to radically improving the design, particularly given the interesting possibilities we discovered while doing our homework.
Money Talks, our most recent project, is featured on the design blog NOTCOT.
Here's a construction detail of the restaurant stair at Original Music Workshop. It is a wrap-around, triangular plan staircase with multiple landings that is slightly cantilevered over the yet to be built lobby bar.
Money Talks is a herringbone patterned wallpaper we've designed that is made using one dollar bills. At just under $10 per square foot, the cost (excluding installation) is less than many conventional wallpapers. And the look, well, money talks.