CABINET Benjamin Vanmuysen

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3/4"=1'-0" Scale Model
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Overdesigned Floor
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Floor Detail
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Floor and Ceiling
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Ceiling Detail
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Pursuit of Design Extremes 2019-2020 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship Exhibition Syracuse University, School of Architecture Exhibition: October 9 2020 - February 12, 2021

As part of the 2019-2020 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship, this installation explores the scopes of two opposite design extremes: underdesign and overdesign. While both have negative connotations and are active terms within the architectural jargon, they have never been further investigated, nor defined. In an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the diametrical design extremes and their processes, multiple elements of the exhibition space – floor, wall, ceiling, door and duct – have been designed with varying degrees of labor and design investment and consideration, resulting in an under-and-overdesigned Marble Room.