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Kickstarter: Hefner/Beuys House / Jimenez Lai

Kickstarter: Hefner/Beuys House / Jimenez Lai

Saturday, we shared with you Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai’s contribution to the University of Michigan’s Taubman College lecture series, focusing on what the genre of installation can offer architectural practice. Fascinated by experimental architecture, storytelling, cartoons and the pursuit of alternate realities, Lai’s latest performance-based architectural installation has made it to Kickstarter. It is up to you whether or not Lai will get the chance to transform the Architecture Foundation’s Project Space in London with a cartoonish architectural installation of Super Furniture – “a building that is slightly too small and a furniture that is kind of too big” – inspired by the exhibitionism of Hugh Hefner with the live-art of Joseph Beuys.

As his first solo exhibition outside of North America, the Chicago-based architect will inhabit the Hefner/Beuys House for a few weeks, acting as a 1:1 comic book that people can literally become a part of. You may remember his past projects of the Super-Furniture Series, including the Briefcase House, which he has continued to live in for the past three years, and White Elephant (Privately Soft). His previous installations have been wildly popular, stimulating the imagination of those from across the globe, and there is no doubt the Hefner/Beuys House will do the same.

All funds will go towards construction of the installation, which includes labor, material and transportation. Find more information and donate here on Kickstarter!

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Kickstarter: Hefner/Beuys House / Jimenez Lai" 09 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/224160/kickstarter-hefnerbeuys-house-jimenez-lai/> ISSN 0719-8884
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