15 Mar 2007 – 25 Mar 2007

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OPEN 11AM-6.00PM

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b Store

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Oxford Circus, Picadilly Circus
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Core is an installation for b Store by Luke Pearson and Tom Finch,
collectively Medway.
The Core installation revolves around a propositional architecture within
a one-way mirrored box, which exists as a comparison between the
social naivety of sweeping architectural visions of the early and mid
twentieth century and worlds that exist in the imaginary. Having trained
as architects we seek to question how a professional barrier exists which
deems the architect?s vision real but architectures manifested through
fiction flights of fantasy. The Core installation at b Store seeks to transfer
methods of interpretation into different scales of response and
intervention, from pieces which exist both as furniture but also scale
drawings of propositional spaces, to a surfaces based on systems of
syntax and interpretation.
The installation comprises the Core model which sits on the Savile Row
frontage of the shop, and is flanked on all sides by a temporary recladding
of the shop?s raised floor in a series of tiles developed from typographic
layout drawings. Throughout the space, constructional drawings from
both of these pieces are hung and displayed. Secreted within shelves
miniature ?workshop? spaces show the Core in various states of
construction. The negotiation between scales and spaces represents the
conversational method of design, highlighting the shop as a place of trade
and community, while across the cycle of a day, the one-way mirrored
box lends the Core a temporal existence, as a glowing series of
reflections by night and an opaque monolith by day.


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