Studio leaders: Rennie Liffen and Oskar Kazmanli-Liffen
This semester Studio 2 has existed in the virtual realm of Kakurega, Tokyo. The studio has explored the architectural project as a source of empowerment. With the design project as the vehicle, students have developed an empathetic response to the social and spatial experience of the creative class. They have questioned how much we can ask of our built environment, our society, the places in which we live and the places that remain forever in our memory.
The door closes itself.
I watch his white gloves on the wheel. Blue neon lights ripple over the windshield.
The city rushes by as my insecure projection stays still on the glass.
What a difference distance makes.
Cella of Obsolescence: A Living Archive of Lonely Death
Lantern of Subjectivity: Translation in the void
Nested Sensorium: Sushi Laboratory + Seasonal Garden Memories
Inclined Chamber of Timeless Music: Sonic Tales...of the Aged
Tri-Auricles of Atonement: The Antidote to the Ashamed
Portals of Improbable Symbiosis: The cathartic expression of thoughts for the judged ones
Ovoid Atelier: Assembly of Ikebana + Pottery
Vessel of Comedy: Nudity and Jokes made (unexpectedly) Public
The Songenshi Reliquary: A Collotype Memoriam for the Lonely
Veiled Depository of Memento: Subtexts of Translation .... Remembered + Expressed
Vaults of transmission: Broadcast Studio of sushi + craft
Music Box of Solace: Nocturnes of the aged voice
Turrets of Catharsis: the Stifled Voice.......illumined
Cellular Exchange: Restoration of Pottery + Soul
The Kioku Herbarium: An Archive of Joyful Sorrows and Remembered Hopes
The Terminus of Evaporation: Depository for the decidedly departed