Wilson, Christina Ann
Master of Architecture
Whether in architecture, exhibition design, furniture or film, each of Charles and Ray Eames' projects attempts to expose a particular view/experience of objects using a series of organizational and graphic techniques. It is a utopian view that seeks to frame a heterogeneous world of things. The Eames' design matrix/framework draws out information that clarifies what is latent and makes it possible for an object to be rendered more evident through a new set of relationships. This approach to design allows one to redesign the world using a structured framework of observation and experience. Environmental Installation/Exhibition: Working from a contemporary perspective, the project redescribes a particular world that is evidently bleak, yet not without aesthetic and political possibilities. The project is an installation to be mounted on a clearcut site. It consists of two enclosed gardens and exhibition area. After ten months, or one full blooming season, concrete elements and plants are left as remnants on the site while the rest of the building is transported to another environmentally devastated location.