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Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger

  • 00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger
Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger, © Gustav Düsing / Barkow Leibinger
© Gustav Düsing / Barkow Leibinger

Only 5 more days on the exhibition 2D:3D, an installation by Barkow Leibinger at the BDA Berlin Gallery. Covering the wall surfaces of the small gallery space with “tapete” or wallpaper the façade of the storefront gallery frames what Leon Battista Alberti described as a fenestra aperta. In this configuration the space of the gallery is a projection/ extension of the streetscape in the bourgeois residential historical Mommsenstrasse neighborhood.

Playing with the concept directive 2D 3D, the wall paper on one side of the gallery is a two dimensional pattern: an organic looping structure which repeats and mirrors itself that is both ornamental and geometrically structural in its architectural implication. On axis with the street front façade at the back of the gallery is a wallpaper “portrait” of this system in black and white but now projected as a one-point perspective optically extending the perspective of the gallery itself.

Suspended from the historical Jugenstil decorated ceiling is a new ceiling of plywood veneer loops patterned on the drawings but of a 10 cm depth at a 240cm clear height (door height) above the floor. This dropped ceiling makes physical (3D) the 2D drawings while transforming the scale of the gallery to one that is both more domestic, like a living room, and akin to the historical apartments in the neighborhood. A small relief-scaled wall hanging of the same pattern on the remaining sidewall of the gallery completes the idea of a domestically scaled space.The pattern selected is a scalable one and was originally developed as a large span roof structure.

The installation is one of the first that refigures the gallery at a one to one scale. 

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Cite: "Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger" 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499577/exhibition-2d-3d-barkow-leibinger/> ISSN 0719-8884