a cast of things.
please join the los angeles design group on 3 november at bulthaup chicago for the opening of a cast of things.
a cast of things by the ladg is a series of models and drawings that investigate the agglomerations of decorative stucco at an existing rococo church in osterhofen, germany. through various models and drawings of the church’s adornments, the ladg attempts to reveal the architectural possibilities beneath the surface, expanding the surface decoration into proposals for occupiable space.
at bulthaup chicago, the ladg presents three models, built like totems from 3d prints and stock materials from building supply catalogs (acrylic tubes, nylon blocks, brass fittings, wood blocks). this work is part of the office’s ongoing exploration of architecture by means of casting. four digitally generated drawings, each representing distinct intersections in chicago, are printed in ink on aluminum panels. the drawings depict the city as if one is standing below it and looking up from underneath, showing existing architecture as well as objects of the ladg’s own creation.
a large-scale model investigating the same rococo church is concurrently on view at the 2017 chicago architecture biennial.