Welcome Hometta

Prospective home plan buyers and people interested in leading contemporary home design can get an in-depth look at Hometta’s new design delivery model. Hometta is a web-based modern home plan company offering small, sustainable home designs from internationally recognized architecture and design studios. The company is committed to making design accessible and affordable to a large cross-section of prospective homeowners. Interloop-Architecture Principal Dawn Finley is a founding partner of  Hometta. A modified version of IA’s internationally acclaimed 48′ House  is one of the design prototypes exhibited.

Welcome Hometta: Houston
New World Gallery, Houston, Texas
July 16, 2009 to August 2, 2009.

Welcome Hometta: San Francisco
San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 12 & 13, 2009.

Welcome Hometta: Boston
PinkComma Gallery
October 16 to November 6, 2009

 

 

MoMA Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus

E-X-I-T was presented in its first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Special Exhibitions Gallery on the third floor.

Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) is the ninth artist to participate in Artist’s Choice, a series of exhibitions in which an artist serves as curator, selecting works from MoMA’s vast collection to create an exhibition. In his work, Muniz inventively questions the function and traditions of visual representation by using unlikely materials to render the subjects in his photographs. For this exhibition, Muniz has chosen a rebus—a combination of unrelated visual and linguistic elements to create a larger deductive meaning—as the organizing principle of his presentation. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 works of sculpture, photography, painting, prints, drawings, video, and design objects selected and installed by the artist in a narrative sequence to create surprising juxtapositions and new meanings. Among the artists whose work will be on view are John Baldessari, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nan Goldin, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Eugène Atget, and Rachel Whiteread. Design objects will range from a wooden pencil to a kitchen pail to a Rubik’s Cube to finally, an Exit sign.

 

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Aluminum in Contemporary Architecture

The Houston Products Laboratory was selected by the Heinz Architectural Center as one of eight projects to be exhibited in Aluminum in Contemporary Architecture, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Interloop Architecture designed and fabricated a sixteen foot long table to display drawings, diagrams, models, and renderings. The table is a steel powder-coated frame that supports nine custom milled aluminum plate tops, clear anodized and black anodized. The exhibit ran November 2000 through February 2001 in association with the exhibition Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets.

 

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Do Post

Interloop Architecture was commissioned by the Dutch design group Droog Design to design and fabricate a mailbox to be exhibited in Do Create, an international product design collection at the Milan Furniture Fair 2000. Do is an active brand created by KesselsKramar and the Do Create exhibition is a collaboration with Droog Design. Each product in the collection requires consumer interaction and participation in order to complete or activate the product.

Do Post Prototype, Epoxy Coated Steel

16 Houses: DiverseWorks

“16 Houses was founded in 1995 by architect Michael Bell with funding from the Graham Foundation of Chicago; initiated as a study of the economics and design of the single-family house and its pivotal role in down-payment voucher programs initiated by the federal government.”

Interloop-Architecture was one of sixteen architects invited to design single-family houses for the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation in Houston – to examine the architectural implications of the new federal policy of decentralization and dispersal. Interloop’s proposal was Klip House, an experimental housing delivery platform. An exhibition of the projects, “16 Houses: Owning a House in the City,” opened November 6, 1998, at DiverseWorks in Houston. In the spring of 1999, the exhibition moved to the University of Texas at Austin.

(excerpt from Michael Bell)