I draw 3D objects in the same way as Carl Linnaeus classified plants. I collect all kinds of structures, identify their characteristics and translate them into drawings. In these drawings I strip the structures of their function and context and order them in a taxonomy that obscures what they mean, creating species such as ambiguous, playful and subversive structures. In other words: this series renders architecture useless, with the aim to open it for alternative and speculative interpretations. The question that intruigues me is: What is the potential and value of architecture, when it is no longer functional?

Class 1:

Muted Structures

Family 1.1:
Reflective Structures
Conditions: 
Simplification, Transparency

 

Species: Structure 1.1.1
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 1.1.3
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 1.1.2
50 x 65 cm

Class 1:

Muted Structures

Family 2.1:
Wrapped Structures
Conditions: 
Wrapped

Species: Structure 1.2.2
100 x 70 cm

1-2-3

Species: Structure 1.2.2
50 x 65 cm (sold)

1-2-2a

Species: Structure 1.2.3
50 x 65 cm (sold)

Class 2:

Noble Structures

Family 2.1:
Noble Simplicity
Conditions: 
Simplified

Species: Structure 2.1.1
50 x 65 cm

Class 3:

Ambiguous Structures

Family 3.3:
Jenga
Conditions: 
Stacked
speculative_3-1-3

Species: Structure 3.3.1
65 x 50 cm

 

Species: Structure 3.3.2
65 x 50 cm

 

Species: Structure 3.3.3
65 x 50 cm

 

Class 4:

Speculative Structures

Family 4.1:
Fractured Speculation
Conditions: 
Fractured

Species: Structure 4.1.1
50 x 65 cm

4-1-3

Species: Structure 4.1.3
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 4.1.2
50 x 65 cm

Class 4:

Speculative Structures

Family 4.2:
Extruded compositions
Conditions: 
Modular, Layered
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Species: Structures 4.2.1 (sold)
50 x 65 cm

4-2-2

Species: Structures 4.2.2 (sold)
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structures 4.2 3 (sold)
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structures 4.2 4
50 x 65 cm

Class 4:

Speculative Structures

Family 4.3:
Cubic Compositions
Conditions: 
Modular, Layered
nr-2a

Species: Structure 4.3.1
50 x 65 cm (sold)

Species: Structure 4.3.3
50 x 65 cm

4-3-4

Species: Structure 4.3.4
50 x 65 cm (sold)

Species: Structure 4.3.5
50 x 65 cm

Class 5:

Subversive Structures

Family 5.2:
Deconstruction
Conditions: 
Layered
nr-2a

Species: Structure 5.2.1
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 5.2.2
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 5.2.3
50 x 65 cm

Species: Structure 5.2.4
50 x 65 cm

Class 5:

Subversive Structures

Family 5.3:
Explosive Structures
Conditions: 
Fractured
5.2.1

Species: Structure 5.3.1
50 x 65 cm (sold)

13c

Species: Structure 5.3.3
50 x 65 cm (sold)

Species: Structure 5.3.2 (sold)
50 x 65 cm