Artists Space

UniBodies

November 16 – December 22, 2006

Architecture & Design Project Series

UniBodies is a collaboration between PATTERNS, a Los Angeles based practice lead by architect Marcelo Spina, and the fabrication studio Kreysler & Associates, headed by Makai Smith.

Detail view of a greyscale sculpture made of varying polymer segments.
PATTERNS / Marcelo Spina with Kreysler & Associates: Macro Piece, 2006. [Detail view of a greyscale sculpture made of varying polymer segments.]

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 16, 6 - 8 pm

UniBodies is a collaboration between PATTERNS, a Los Angeles based practice lead by architect Marcelo Spina, and the fabrication studio Kreysler & Associates, headed by Makai Smith. UniBodies is driven by PATTERNS’ ongoing design research on monocoque structures and their impact in architectural form and tectonics, and the expertise of K&A in composites and digital fabrication.

Conceptually, UniBodies is based on the capacity of single and composite shell constructions to challenge the hierarchy and separation between structure and skin. Integrating the processes of fabrication, production and assembly streamlines construction while also allows for an advanced degree of technological, formal and material innovation.

PATTERNS: Marcelo Spina, Marcus Friesl, Jooyoung Chun, Seyavash Zohoori.
Kreysler & Associates: Bill Kreysler and Makai Smith

In the foreground, a clear and grey sculpture rests on top of a white pedestal. In the background, four additional sculptures in arranged from light to dark tones, hang in a row.
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [In the foreground, a clear and grey sculpture rests on top of a white pedestal. In the background, four additional sculptures in arranged from light to dark tones, hang in a row.]
Four sculptures, each roughly the same size and configuration, are displayed on top of white vitrines. Each sculpture is constructed from a different material, with sy
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [Four sculptures, each roughly the same size and configuration, are displayed on top of white vitrines. Each sculpture is constructed from a different material, with sy]
Detail view of four sculptures hung on the wall. The sculptures are ordered in neutral tones ranging from light to dark. Their shapes are approximately rectangular, each divided into quadrant segments.
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [Detail view of four sculptures hung on the wall. The sculptures are ordered in neutral tones ranging from light to dark. Their shapes are approximately rectangular, each divided into quadrant segments.]
An abstract sculpture with a chrome finish is displayed on a white pedestal. The sculpture
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [An abstract sculpture with a chrome finish is displayed on a white pedestal. The sculpture's form includes amorphous voids alongside somewhat rectangular structures.]
Detail view of a sculpture with a shiny grey finish. The shape of the sculpture forms a skeletal structure around amorphous square voids.
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [Detail view of a sculpture with a shiny grey finish. The shape of the sculpture forms a skeletal structure around amorphous square voids.]
Detail view of an abstract grey sculpture on a white pedestal. The surface of the sculpture is shiny and made of synthetic materials.
UniBodies. Installation view, Artists Space, 2006. Photo: Bill Ocrutt [Detail view of an abstract grey sculpture on a white pedestal. The surface of the sculpture is shiny and made of synthetic materials.]