Los Angeles, California / 2013

Dark Involutions

Like a fist punching into a rubber sheet, chunky jacks are pressed into exterior surfaces resulting in deep, dark involutions on the exterior and heavy mass on the interior. Angular silhouettes disappear into super-thin surfaces, achieved with structural Kevlar. Black materiality falls off into total darkness, creating a sense of ambiguity and opacity. Like the skin of a manta ray, pavilion components are finished with an ultra-matte rubber-like coating that is soft and velvety to the touch.

Location: Los Angeles, California
Client: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Curators: Thom Mayne/ Christopher Mount
Fabrication: Barnacle Bros., Asteriskos
Structural: NOUS
Photography: Monica Nouwens