Small Installations and Test Pieces
'Threadrix' MA Thesis Project
The MA program in Interior and Spatial Design at the University of the Arts Chelsea has an emphasis on freedom of experimentation, initiative and innovative working and the reflection on who you are as a designer. Coming from a highly academic family and computer aided-design background geometry, logic, serialism and systematism have become ingrained in my work. I took this year to step back from the computer to unravel other means of drawing space. I also like to experiment with the juxtaposing of elements such as traditional vs. contemporary, Middle Eastern arabesque vs. Western minimalism and hand vs. machine.
Prologue from the Thesis Book:
"What seems to be empty space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating at the precise frequencies that create the four dimensions you and I call height, width, depth, and time.
-Roy H. Willliams
As today’s society is moving towards a ‘third industrial revolution’, computers are used for organizing, categorizing and calculating many aspects of our world today. Designers and architects of the 21st century rely heavily on software to produce quick and accurate 2D drafts, 3D models and perspective renderings, etc. My project, Threadrix, is a geometric thread installation, which aims to create a bridge between architecture and handcrafts, while relating to notions of wireframe construction. The focus is to bring architectural drawings to life by giving them a sense of dimension, material and movement. To do this, the work will interact with existing architecture by contouring the geometry of the environment to generate 3D drawings in space. The work also highlights contrasts in the processes of making by hand versus computer such as time, accuracy, effort and the possibility of humane errors."
For more information and pictures about the concept and what has inspired it, check out the Thesis Book below!