back to basic : congenial geometry
installation / exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand
A sequel to the 2014 Supple Geometry installation, Congenial Geometry is conceived as a part of the 100 Selected Projects Exhibition, under the theme Back to Basic, curated by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage for its 2016 national convention.
The iteration re-casts new resin over recycled resin fragments of Supple Geometry, embedding remnants of the giant, delicate cone-shaped beacon comprising 184 interlocking resin cast pieces within 0.40 x 0.40 x 0.40 m³ solar-powered, illuminated rigid cubes. Suspended geometry is now firmly grounded.
Congenial Geometry addresses the fundamental intent of making design approachable and relevant, shifting focus from form-making, geometrical complexity, and multiplicity of parts toward simplicity, singularity, and everyday functionality. The response is in the form of geometrically simple, durable, modular household / neighborhood objects that welcome human interaction, engage the sense of touch, and pop up around town to generate, or participate in, various urban scenes.
conducted summer 2016
team Patrattakorn Wannasawang, Nantawat Siritip
special thanks to Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand