RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
the lake project 2#
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Model - Jiawei Huang - Stone Heart, 2015
Models and two-dimensional renderings are available to view anytime by appointment.
This work has been inspired by the Beeac context and a chosen 'inhabitant' - inhabitants include Marcel Duchamp, artist (BEEAC BURNING); Marie Tharp, scientist ((STONE HEART); Ansel Adams, photographer of the natural world (CADRES ARCH), Haruki Murakami, contemporary Japanese writer (KEMURI TO KAGAMI [SMOKE AND MIRRORS]) and to all Oologists (students of the bird egg) (OOLAB). These human foci and their fascinations, talents and outpourings have led these architecture studio participants to create some startling responses to the environs of Beeac as they might be lived, recorded and examined by these inspirational scientists and artists.
Jarvis Wong writes of his choice of 'inhabitant' Marie Tharp:
I'd like to consider myself a man of science. It is almost absurd that for a long time geologists refused to believe the continental drift theory. When Marie Tharp proposed the existence of the giant rift beneath the ocean, her superiors thought it "girl talk". Arrogance is what held humanity back.(Some might say it was misogyny. AS) However there are remarkable individuals who flow against the current and save us from going further in the wrong direction. It hurts me to see such a remarkable woman being forgotten, so this project is what I can do for her, to remind people around me that she existed. If one person remembers her, then I have carried her torch one step further. That is the least I can do.
What does this make of Huang's studio project: a flag for the forgotten? defiance of 'the wrong direction'? an accolade and space of solace for a dedicated scientist? As Huang described it in his presentation on 7 November his work is all this and more.
This is exciting 'stuff' - young people drawing inspiration from outside their chosen field and outside the urban comfort zone. Congratulations to them all! May their work and their enquiring minds prosper. AS
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Jose Lumanto - Project poster
Jose Lumanto - 'inhabitant' - Haruki Murakami
Jose Lumanto - Model