Calculated Aesthetic


Calculated Aesthetic

On display at Alderman Exhibitions Summer 2011
Designers: Stephen Coorlas & Dominic Peternel
Press: 
Time Out | Chicago
Newcity Art
the VISUALIST
Sixty Inches From Center
suckerPUNCH Daily

For this installation we were challenged by the gallery curator to exhibit "architecture" in an experimental fashion. Our response was to design an intensive experience that would locate the viewer in the convoluted realm of graphic, product, and architectural design. This approach was established across several design mediums- drawings/renderings, working-scale models, wall-graphics, and full-scale sculpture to exemplify how a prototypical aesthetic can function between various product scales and types. Calculated Aesthetic is a design-response to the increasing use of, and familiarity with, digital software in-and-around the architectural discipline. In effect, graphic precision, complex geometries, and contemporary fabrication techniques tend to both, operate as design conditioners as well as reflect within the designed product.


Unfolded Wall Elevations




Fabrication Elevations



Drawing Types
Solid/Void, Line, Shaded, Render