Happy Holidays from PINCUS A+D.
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.
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.
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
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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.
Construction progress and perfect lighting make for a great afternoon at Original Music Workshop .
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Last night I attended Wolf Prix's lecture, "Don't Worry, In Two Days Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday." There was much to appreciate, but I was particularly drawn to his early work. I love this video of The Blazing Wing. The sound is glitchy, and in German, but you'll get the drift.
I love this light filled, night render of our design for Original Music Workshop.
Today we wandered around Mark and Bettina's Chestnut Hill Farm in Monterey, MA and met some of the locals, including this stunning hen.
We're working with our friends at Mogollon on a graphic identity for Super Bar/ge, one of the development projects we're putting together at Arts and Leisure.
Cairo is a new series of steel and walnut furniture that explores a recurring hexagonal pattern (see previous post). Elements include large and small display shelving, low cabinets, a credenza, and a room divider.
We've been quite interested in repetitive patterns lately. Here's a nice recurring pattern system composed of – depending on how you see it – irregular, perpendicular hexagons, or rotated and mirrored pentagons.