4/17/14 – St. Mark’s Cathedral



There was an immense scaffold signalling restoration at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice last week. i was interested in capturing the complex forms of the scaffold itself, as a parasitic-approaching-autonomous figure. Here the scaffold is veiled one step further by a translucent mesh, making it feel even more removed from context, as an individual building.st. marks photoThe situation reminded me of recent SOM Travel Scholarship Fellow James Leng’s Air Ops project, (the first in his portfolio submission) looking for autonomous energy solutions for New York City post Hurricane Sandy – realizing it through an elevated, parasitic armature for energy exchange.


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