Apartment Complex was commissioned by MoMA for their architecture collection in 2016. The piece is part of the Rematerialisation of Systems series but gazing back at housing structures rather than industrial ones.
A Rematerialisation of Systems continues the work started with Imaginary Architectures. City buildings and industrial architectures are conceptualised in a series of fictitious spaces, from city skyscrapers to cinemas and chemical plants to mine shafts. These imaginary architectures are spatial expressions, re-scaled ‘vehicles’ which contain familiar elements of known
spaces, that prompt us to question what are they representing and which is their purpose, and invite us to imagine what it would be like to navigate and inhabit their interiors. Their typological characteristics suggest them as model of industrialised architecture, and this leads our enquiry into the physical language of the systems. We find ourselves extracting meaning and second-guessing the implied logic of these pareidolic illusions.