“Le Blob” is a design-build project that is being developed as a temporary installation at the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of the 2017 Intro to Digital Fabrication Class.
Despite the exterior incertitude, it encourages you to pass by and have a closer look. As visitors explore the installation exterior, they encounter the need to pry inside through a hole located between the three backings. Heads, but not bodies, enter the surprising enclosure where visitors experience the dislocation of being in two spaces at the same time.
Patterns of six different Baroque churches on top of one another molds the interior, creating a cathedral-like shape. The distance between the plywood layers and its designs generates a see through structure that bears traces of the fabrication process. Secondary holes are opened creating an indoor-outdoor connection acting as sight frameworks, in what becomes a strangely intimate public enclosure. Visitors become part of the installation itself.
Structure to be installed infront of Crown Hall, on main campus, IIT.
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