While architecture is often conceived in abstract terms – idealized forms
arrived at through rational processes – it is also a craft, with real material
concerns. When viewed as an ideal, the KIOSK is an assembly of cubes. When viewed as craft, the KIOSK embodies actions originating from the hand. The KIOSK proposal is a rumination on the immediacy of sight, and the temptation of touch – with the skyline of Chicago, and the landscape of the waterfront as context – we embrace both the formal nature of architecture, but also provide for the material engagement of the KIOSK as a tactile experience.
Competition: Chicago Architecture Biennial
Architects: Dimitri Papatheodoru and Michelle Grant