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building futures: re-envisioning the hyde at rensselaer

brief. / over the Winter of 2012 I acted as the project manager in charge of the fabrication and digital design of this exhibition, which was featured in The Hyde Collection’s Wood Gallery from February to April of 2012

date. / Spring 2012

location. / The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

description. /

This project was an exhibition featured at The Hyde Collection from February 11 to April 15 of 2012. The exhibit presents architectural proposals designed by Rensselaer’s School of Architecture faculty and students as an intellectual investigation into possible future conditions of the museum’s buildings and campus. The installation is composed of 1,224 folded, developable surfaces—those that can be unrolled without distortion­—generated digitally and fabricated from over 400 sheets of translucent high-density polyethylene. It was inspired by elements transposed from Italian Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Annunciation’. The fabrication challenges the Cartesian geometry and symmetry of the gallery space as it fluctuates between display and partition. It provides an affective environment that influences circulation as well as divides, unites, and exhibits the models which sit on the table-like portions of the installation.