foam base and rough block placement for a plaster and walnut massing model, 1:200 scale
Proteus Moves is a build studio focusing on durational space and the architecture of time. The project develops through intense investigations in physical modeling, drawing, and a range of analogue and digital media.
The studio calls for the study of non-organic matter in rapid formation in the creation of architecture capable of engaging in positive affective encounters with those who use and experience it. We look to redefine not only the traditional methods of creating architecture, but also to expand the realm of what architecture can do .
I am analyzing the space and atmosphere created below a breaking wave in motion. Points of study include particle motion, the qualities of the underwater light, and the internalizing, spiritual power of the underwater environment. In his book Poetics of Light, Henry Plummer neatly describes the "nocturnal tension" given to light experience "behind layers of airy meshes through which we must peer", creating a "realm of darkly fertile light (amidst which) the faintest light is (...) empowered with unusual voltage." Below the water one experiences the full vertical spectrum between light and darkness, pressure and levity. A subject experiences at once the chilly blackness of death and the glimmering light of the eternal. This environment inspires for me an intense interiority, and in the words of Bachelard "a type of intimacy that is very different from those suggested by the "depths" of fire or rock." (Water and Dreams)