Laser Cut Book: The Farnese Gardens, Rome
The work shows two architectural models shown in the context of the Farnese Gardens, Rome. The design and manufacture of the work combines digital design, digital fabrication and traditional book binding techniques. The architectural models are constructed from 564 flat architectural plans which are cut out of the pages of a book. As readers leaf through the pages of the book, they reveal new layers of the city, building the narrative and slowly constructing a 3 dimensional scaled model of Rome.
Awards: £10,000 AJ/Lend Lease, Grand Award for Architecture, The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London: Judged by Catherine Findley, Paul Finch and Christine Murray Exhibitions: SLASH Paper Under the Knife: Museum of Art and Design (MAD) New York, October 2009 Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition, London: Peer selected by Chris Wilkinson, June 2012 Publications: Architects journal: Things that make you go OOH!, Merlin Fulcher July 2012 Architects Journal: Judges fall for model in a book, Merlin Fulcher, August 2012 SLASH paper under the knife, Museum of Art and Design, New York. October 2009 (ISBN: 978-8874395293)
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes