- Anke Nunheim
Sitting is perhaps the most common condition from which we experience architecture. Whether we work, relax, watch, eat, sleep, or talk to each other we are sitting at the core of our relationship to buildings. Sitting structures inhabit our living spaces, determining the proportions of useable objects, forms, spaces, dimensions and relationships in an unfolding sequence of architectonic layers. The Design collaboration Eboarch by Yon Ju Lee and Brian Brush from New York created a playful object out of 400 simple wooden chairs, that deal with the question of how we see and experience the architectural world around us. The chairs are essentially connected to each other via simple lag bolts, clamps, and screws that are hidden from view. They are arrayed in a sine wave rising from the ground and celebrate the act of repose itself as a fundamental architectural event. It formalizes the transformation of chairs from useable objects into structural and spatial components of an ambiguously edifice.
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