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巴塞爾藝術展將於六月的瑞士巴塞爾展會呈獻Oscar Tuazon全新Messeplatz藝術裝置

巴塞爾藝術展展會期間,駐洛杉磯藝術家Oscar Tuazon將呈獻全新藝術裝置《Zome Alloy》。結構將會設置於巴塞爾的Messeplatz,沿襲自Steve Baer作品《Zome House》(1972年),展會期間的一星期,建築裝置內將舉辦一系列活動,作為1969年舉辦的「Alloy會議」的再版。

《Zome Alloy》是以輕盈物料構建的木質外殼建築物,旨在容納展會的參觀者,同時讓他們從中思索房屋的可能性。建築物正面向南,採用單一家庭房屋建築模式,開放予公眾參觀。結構部分以鋁覆蓋,易於拆卸、組裝及生產。作品展示了對建築理念「zome」的實際應用。不同於傳統測量結構, 「zome」系統所建構的空間可擴張或延伸。

Oscar Tuazon(1975年生於西雅圖)的全新創作取材自發明家、太陽能工程師及建築師Steve Baer(1938年生於洛杉磯)的作品。在蘇黎世聯邦理工學院(ETH Zurich )修讀物理及數學後,Baer遷至阿布奎基市,並在當地成為被認為是首個嬉皮士群體Drop City的建築師之一。1968年,Baer出版《Dome Cookbook》,當中記述了有關可用作製造可延&# 20280;多面體及環帶多面體物料的數理系統。

1971年,Steve Baer和妻子Holly Baer在新墨西哥州Corrales市外築成了自己的zome home。在市外一個朝東的庭院內,他們把11個互相連接、佔地215平方米空間以U型排列成一個建築,二人迄今仍居於此。建築物的外殼以輕盈的蜂巢型嵌板組成,外層包裹著反光的鋁物料。建築物採用的這種聚集式、且具延伸性的有機形&#24907 ;,可被視為當代由電子科技生產的流線型建築的先驅模型,而且更是全人手建成。房屋亦同時為被動式太陽能系統的先例,並且作為Baer對被動式太陽能科技工程的實驗性試點。隨後由Baer夫婦成立及經營的Zomeworks,繼續在該領域中擔任領導角色。

Tuazon創作的《Zome Alloy》呈現了最原始的「zome」。其作品沿襲自Baer原有的房屋建築,再透過當代科技加以改良。Tuazon經由對Baer房屋的立體掃描分析,研發了一套建築裝嵌系統,並將透過機械切割及組裝技術於在瑞士生產。

巴塞爾藝術展展會期間,建築裝置內將舉行第二屆Alloy會議。首屆Alloy會議由Steve Baer主辦,於1969年在新墨西哥州La Luz市附近舉行,參加者來自周邊的群體,當中Steve Durkee、Lloyd Kahn、Peter Rabbit及Stewart Brand在能源、結構、物料及另類建築系統等議題上貢獻良多。第二屆Alloy會議將由Tuazon主辦,聚集了不同在工程及建築前線具實&#3951 1;創作經驗的人士,研討現今社會所面對的相同問題。

Art Basel will present a new Messeplatz installation by Oscar Tuazon in Basel this June

For the duration of Art Basel, ‘Zome Alloy’, a new structure by Los Angeles-based artist Oscar Tuazon, will be installed on Messeplatz in Basel. An adaptation of Steve Baer’s ‘Zome House’ (1972), the architectural structure will house a series of events throughout the week – a second version of the ‘Alloy Conference’ that was held in 1969.

‘Zome Alloy’ is a lightweight structural wood shell, designed to accommodate the crowds of people that visit the fair and engage them in the question of what a house can be. Open along the entire south-facing facade, the pavilion takes the form of a single-family home opened to the public. Partially clad in aluminum, the structure is de-mountable and can be seen as an architectural system ready to go into production – a demonstration ‘zome’. The ‘zome’ system produces volumes that, unlike geodesic structures, can be stretched and elongated.

With this new work, Oscar Tuazon (b. 1975, Seattle) builds on the work of inventor, solar engineer and architect Steve Baer (b. 1938, Los Angeles). After studying physics and mathematics at ETH Zurich, Baer moved to Albuquerque, becoming one of the architects of Drop City, often referred to as the first hippie commune. In 1968 Baer published Dome Cookbook, which describes the mathematical system for creating stretchable polyhedrons, or zonohedra.

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