Fraktur by [R]ed[U]x Lab | Studio 206


Fraktur by [R]ed[U]x Lab | Studio 206


Fraktur explores expansion and contraction and how these ideas can be used to make a static room feel alive. Fraktur breathes life into an otherwise dark and confined space. Akin to the mechanics of organic beings, Fraktur creates the sensation of breathing that is naturally associated with life and its reaction to humans. It may evoke fear, claustrophobia, curiosity, or maybe even comfort as visitors enter the room. As soon it senses the presence of a wanderer, it reacts defensively. The walls begin to breathe and expand, occupying a greater amount of space. Glowing cracks are revealed in its once uniform jet-black skin as it attempts to interact eerily with the foreign entity. One may feel as if they had entered into the belly of a beast as the pulsating walls close in... Humans often encroach on nature without considering their impact; only leaving nature to react defensively. —————————————— Ryerson Architecture's [R]ed[U]x Lab is a collective of designers, headed by Professor Vincent Hui. Rooted in design inquiry and innovation, the group investigates the intersection between contemporary standards and emerging technologies to inform projects ranging from household products to immersive installations. This year’s contributors are Martina Cepic, Monika Mitić, Nan Xiao, Adrian Chîu, Arnel Español, Casey Li, Henry Mai.


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