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- Lawrence argued that the “non-verisimilitude” of rooms paradoxically preserved the intention of the original architecture at the level of aura.
- How can authorship work to expose hidden value judgments or latent potential in a so-called “original”?
- The commercial and social value of “new” and “novel” and even “original” are, arguably, products of modernity.
- What constitutes authorship when architecture almost always involves the evolution of existing typologies?
- What does it mean to preserve or destabilise “original” authorial intent?
- While the pavilion looks largely unchanged, the Storefront gallery has been reorganised so that its ground-level facade is now at the top.
- Spanish photographer Victor Enrich has used digital manipulation to splice together two buildings – the Storefront for Art & Architecture gallery in New York and the Spanish Republic Pavilion from the 1937 Paris Expo.
- To demonstrate this, Enrich used digital modelling to combine the two buildings – creating an impossible hybrid structure connected by a single column.
- The exhibition is entitled Measure, so Enrich has developed a fictional scenario where the New York gallery becomes the basis of a new unit of measuring.
- Storefront made the news earlier this year when a facade installation created by architecture studio SO-IL was vandalised.