CENTRE FOR LAND AND ENVIRONEMTAL ART : BRISTOL JUNE 2005
FINAL DESIGN PROJECT: INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE( UWIC, CARDIFF)
"We aspire to leave our mark, inscribing our observations and gestures within the landscape, attempting to translate and transgress the space within which we find ourselves.....the landscape functions as a mirror and a lens: in it we see the space we occupy and ourselves as we occupy it" Jeffrey Kastener.Land and Envirnmental Art 1998
Often, the artificial environment of exhibition spaces can serve to reinforce the material in question, but on finding Land Art in a gallery the material could be perceived as being held in quarantine. However, taking an object out of context can often help people to understand the object in question, and it's very existence.
Earthworks Centre for Land and Environmental Art will exhibit a collection of material from artists of this movement. The centre includes: a book shop, photographic archive, exhibition hall, sculpture garden, cinema and a bar.
The proposal aims to highlight the original form of this old victorian tram depot through the removal of its interior partitions. Furthermore, the divisions between the exterior and the interior have been diffused and allow visitors to read the existing building, whether from outside in the sculpture garden or inside in the main exhibition hall.
The limestone floor which continues throughout the buidling could be perceived as a tray which holds a series of objects and elements. The flooring is cut and the objects arranged in response to the geometry of the existing building and the limits of the site.