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Extension Gallery for Architecture is a not-for-profit organization founded in February 2006 as an experimental forum for testing new thought and practice in architecture. The gallery commissions architects who work from diverse architectural paradigms to design site-specific installations that transform the space of the gallery. These installations provide visitors with the opportunity of directly experiencing current architectural thinking in built form. Extension Gallery also functions as a platform for dialogues and investigations into the relationships between architecture and other disciplines. Commissioning architects nationally and internationally to create site-specific installations is a unique and fundamentally different concept among architecture galleries.
Marc Fornes, BiAXiOiDS, Extension Gallery, April 1–September 10, 2010
Marc Fornes is the founder and principal of THEVERYMANY, a design studio and collaborative research forum based in New York which focuses on computation and the generation and automation of the "many." The many are a generation within a paradigm that leads to aggregate systems, which create qualities of blurring boundaries, cloud-like transparencies, and distributed hierarchies, raising issues about redundancies, non-linear assembly logics, and the dramatic build-up of tolerances.
Lateral Office, The Active Layer, Extension Gallery, October 15–December, 3, 2010
Mason White and Lola Sheppard are the partners of Lateral Office, an award-winning experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio is committed to design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment. The Active Layer is an homage to the complex glaciated landscape of the Arctic.
Easton+Combs, Changing Room, Extension Gallery, April 8–June 3, 2011
Easton+Combs is an award winning, internationally recognized architectural office that operates as a laboratory for innovative building strategies at the intersection of material practice and applied architectural research. Easton+Combs approaches the production of architecture as a context for exploration of environments and the development of new spatial typologies towards critical models of social and cultural production at the scale of architecture and urbanism.
Catie Newel, Inhabiting Textures, Extension Gallery, June 24–September 10, 2011.
Catie Newel is a lecturer at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She received her March from Rice University and a BS in architecture from Georgia Tech. In 2006, she was awarded the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design, and Urban Design for her project Weather Permitting. This extensive research and travel grant supported a year of study and design centered on the charged atmospheres of Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland. Prior to joining the University of Michigan as the Oberdick Fellow in 2009, Newell worked as a project designer and coordinator at Office dA in Boston. Newell is a founding partner of Alibi Studio.
Extension Gallery for Architecture is a not-for-profit organization founded in February 2006 as an experimental forum for testing new thought and practices in architecture. The gallery commissions architects with diverse architectural paradigms to design site-specific installations that transform the gallery space allowing visitors to experience first-hand current architectural thought in practice. Extension Gallery provides a platform for dialogue between national and international practices and investigates the relations between architecture and other disciplines.
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