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White Elephant / Jimenez Lai

  • 10:00 - 29 December, 2011
White Elephant / Jimenez Lai
White Elephant / Jimenez Lai, © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol +24

   

The White Elephant is roughly 10’x10’x10’. It has three basic premises:

1. A building inside a building, somewhere between a super-furniture and a small house.

2. An object that tumbles to attain multiple orientations to blur the qualification plans and sections.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

3. An object that is hard on the outside, soft on the inside.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

Its exterior is clad with translucent polycarbonate, and the interior is stuffed cowhide. It tumbles and changes orientation and can flip to eight different stances.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

What is a building that can tumble freely without gravity or fixed orientations, hard on the outside but soft on the inside, and obstructs the continuity of interior spaces like an elephant in a room? This installation is a freestanding micro building / macro furniture that questions projection, inside/outside, rigidity/fluidity and size/scale.

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Unknown · September 26, 2012

Hence his title, white elephant

Arcabruja · April 19, 2012

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Viviane Huelsmeier · January 05, 2012

Forgot to tweet this yesterday: http://t.co/O1kFzcjw

Cyrus Penarroyo · January 05, 2012

Forgot to tweet this yesterday: http://t.co/O1kFzcjw

arturo gavalani · January 03, 2012

I guess that as an object it works? but what would a realistic purpose be for it?
Can a struggling family of 6 have this and make there lives easier? I feel like this project was conceived in a vacuum where the typical rules of use and intention don't apply. It also seems very limited to a certain circle of people that can afford to have frivolous things in there huge empty homes.

Kevin Hirth · January 03, 2012
Michelle · January 01, 2012

Cool Object Piece! http://t.co/a08bNK1m

Erik Feenstra · December 30, 2011

Intrigerende combinatie van ruimtelijkheid, koeienbont en een blond meisje. http://t.co/L8vldYYu #datisarchitectuur

Paul Waltz · December 30, 2011

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Benjamin Kolder · December 30, 2011

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Corporate Punk · December 29, 2011

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Arquitectura · December 29, 2011

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off_reno · December 29, 2011

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????? · December 29, 2011

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arch_related · December 29, 2011

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