While architects’ core motivations and intentions may lie elsewhere, facades are inescapably the most visible part of architecture. A facade may reveal, project, camouflage, and even intensify various internal spatialities. The project explores the effects of facades when resized to clad the smallest architectural module; that is, of a human scale. Façade is sublimated insofar as architecture is reappropriated by the body, and body the architecture, to exact obscurations of structure and mass-void. This is also an effort to literally humanize architecture and to catalyze broader speculations, discussions, and imagination about its critical potential.
Based on “Pipe-dream” dialogues between Kaz Yoneda and Greg Serweta during the summer of 2009.
photography by Keita・Shinya