Interior Decoration to Exterior Surface: The Beleaguered Relief

aut.relation.endpage93
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.journalInteriorityen_NZ
aut.relation.startpage79
aut.relation.volume2en_NZ
aut.researcherHutcheson, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorHedges, Sen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-16T02:56:56Z
dc.date.available2021-11-16T02:56:56Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_NZ
dc.date.issued2019en_NZ
dc.description.abstractSurface articulation is a critical issue for interior architecture, and this paper sees the wall as a point of intersection where art and structure may converge and collide. A place of experimentation and a site of performance, built volumes and surface embellishments blur and reinforce edge conditions and ornament as embellishment and essential structure merge. This paper explores a sculptural relief Copper Crystals (1965) constructed by Jim Allen for the ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) House (1964) situated at 61 Molesworth Street in Wellington, New Zealand. Following the building's failure, due to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the sculptural relief survived a five thousand tonne demolition. Construction, size and position of the work have contributed to its survival, partly because the relief shifted from surface activation to structural member. This paper investigates the relief as it protrudes from the surface of the building’s interior. Surface, layer and structure extend beyond the planar, producing a range of complicated effects. Visible and invisible incrustations, geometric forms and structural matrices, transform and become linked to depth, substance, mass and thickness (Papapetros, 2013). The demarcation of the essential and inessential is blurred, and the perception of ornament as dangerous during earthquakes is subverted. This paper focuses on material mediation and points to new ways of interrogating the materiality and functionality of surface and places over time.en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationInteriority, 2(1), 79-93.
dc.identifier.doi10.7454/in.v2i1.45en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2614-6584en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2615-3386en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10292/14674
dc.publisherDepartment of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia
dc.relation.urihttps://interiority.eng.ui.ac.id/index.php/journal/article/view/45
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2019 Susan Hedges. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.subjectSurface; Ornament; Earthquake; Demolition; Sculptural relief
dc.titleInterior Decoration to Exterior Surface: The Beleaguered Reliefen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
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