Sunday, June 14, 2009

Structure studies II

These maquettes by keenley projects are an intelligent, architectural progression from their "boxes in the clouds study", yet sustain a similar spirit of wonder (spectacle?). As noted on their site, the designs take a cue from indigenous shelters—almost certainly those found near coastlines and river valleys—but also recall the inventive structures postulated by ("radical") architecture groups of the 1960s and 70s such as Archigram, Ant Farm, and most evidently: Superstudio. Interestingly, where many of these groups focused their interests around urbanism, it seems that keenley projects would ultimately expect these structures to be implemented in a more rural setting, and perhaps, as suggested by their text, in a manner more in alignment with pleasure than practicality. It would be nice to see these studies expanded as renderings with interior imagery, though they are continually fascinating in their present, quiet-and-simple state. For more information about keenley projects, click HERE.