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Ball-Nogues Studio "Yevrus 1, Negative Impression" Exhibition

Ball-Nogues Studio "Yevrus 1, Negative Impression" Exhibition
Courtesy of Ball-Nogues Studio
Courtesy of Ball-Nogues Studio

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to present “Yevrus 1, Negative Impression,” an installation designed for the SCI-Arc Gallery by alumni Benjamin Ball (B.Arch ‘03) and Gaston Nogues (B.Arch ‘94) of Los Angeles-based Ball-Nogues Studio, opening June 1 and running until July 8 at SCI-Arc.

Constructed from non-architectural artifacts, Yevrus 1, Negative Impression is a disposable architecture of literal references that calls into question the contemporary architectural vogue for digital complexity and abstraction. The cast impressions of 1973 Volkswagen Beetles and speedboats unite to form a strong structural whole that serves as a lookout tower in the SCI-Arc Gallery. More information after the break.

The designers chose the individual components from within the Los Angeles suburban-scape for their iconic and structural potential, as well as their availability. Once chosen, the parts were digitally scanned in three dimensions and cast in biodegradable paper pulp using a proprietary technique the studio refers to as a “Yevrus”—the word “Survey” spelled backwards. With this work, the first in a series of experimental Yevrus projects, Ball-Nogues rethinks the purpose of the site survey. No longer seen as a simple tool for construction and engineering, the survey becomes an instrument for finding form, seeking structural stability and realizing iconic meaning.

The entrance to SCI-Arc’s parking lot is at 350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, between Traction Avenue and 4th Street in Los Angeles. The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily from 10am–6pm. For more information, please visit here.

Cite: Alison Furuto. "Ball-Nogues Studio "Yevrus 1, Negative Impression" Exhibition" 05 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/231643/ball-nogues-studio-yevrus-1-negative-impression-exhibition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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