Non-Monument #3

More a non-building than a non-monument that repeats the rational grid of many modern constructions, then separates the implied building into discrete parts. It is laid out on a 5 x 5 x 3 grid, positing a cube with sections missing.

The Cartesian coordinate system is recalled, with all that might project, a way to map all space, thus the universe, or only a system of spacial points that refers only to itself and the math that defines it, thus encloses nothing.

Other grid constructions:

Sol Lewitt, in Berlin

Tschumi folies in Paris

Eisenman, House II

Each individual cube is about 12 x 12 x 12 feet for overall dimensions of 60 x 60 x 36. Thinner white members are called for.

But it can be scaled up or down.

Each side is different.

And its aspects of solidity and openness change as you walk around.

The white grid determines the space, offset to the corners of the larger red piers.

Structurally it is transparent.

Expressively it is ambiguous.

It could be fit into a corner lot, at an intersection, placed flush with adjoining buildings, a focal point and open terminus for the line of buildings on either side.

Or it could be put in and command an open site, a plaza.


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