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Parallel Intersect, Installation MUMA

The pavilion is formed from two supporting devices; the impossible meeting of floor and ceiling planes and the dual shadow volumes cast from the absent.

  • Client Brief

    This installation was built as part of the ‘Pavilions For New Architecture’ exhibition at the Monash Museum of Modern Art in September 2005. Our proposition grows partly from the curatorial directive of pavilions at a scale of 1:3, establishing a relationship to an imaginary absent entity at scale 1:1.

    Design Response

    This intersects with a parallel interest in the mythical possibility of a fourth spatial dimension. Whilst unproven or better, unprovable, there has been through both science and literature much conjecture about this possibility, where comprehensible evidence of this co-existent four dimensional world exists through the three dimensional shadows that are cast. A further source point for our proposition is the duality of two brothers in architectural practice, at times convergent and other times oppositional vectors of thought, attitude and response. Using the arrow for its vector quality and ubiquitous cross-cultural presence within visual language, the pavilion is formed from two supporting devices; the impossible meeting of floor and ceiling planes and the dual shadow volumes cast from the absent, but suggested four dimensional arrow form. Separate but intersecting, they embody the dual vector source of our practice whilst orienting viewers within the gallery space.

  • Design Specifications

    Services Provided

    • Exhibition Entry

    Architect

    Workshop Architecture

    People

    Project Team: James Staughton, Michael Roper, Stephen Staughton
    Photography: Shannon McGrath

    Client

    Monash University

    Date completed

    Sept 2005

    Location

    Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton Victoria

  • Pavilions For New Architecture, Radar Exhibition, Architecture Australia, Vol. 94, No.6 – November/December 2005;

    Forget ‘What Is’ : Continue Searching for ‘What If?’, Norman Day, The Age : Art & Culture, 21 September 2005;

    Pavilions For New Architecture, Radar Exhibition, Architecture Australia, Vol. 94, No.6 – November/December 2005;

    Staughton Architects – Parallel Intersect 2005, Max Delany (et. al.), Pavilions For New Architecture (exhibition catalogue), Monash University Museum of Art, 2005;

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