Amid the different processes followed in the design of a building there is a common arena for almost all of them: floor plans, elevations and sections accompanies images of a physical model. Paradoxically, if you look close to this proto-state of an architectural project and the representation of such simulacrum you could find a finished object – in this case a fully functioning vase.
Blurring the limits between hypothesis and reality, public and private or long term vision against immediate results, this project demonstrates how two different fields – architecture aka the built environment and industrial design aka the domestic landscape, are not that far from each other.
Couple of further questions: could this idea be applied to other architectural exercises? Would that lead to a new methodology for the design of heterodox objects?
This 24K gold-plated vase was commissioned for «Shifting Occupancy», a show taking place at ICI House during Melbourne Design Week.