Case Work: Studies in Form Space and Construction
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Case Work offers an inside view into Allied Works Architecture's unique approach to design, a process driven by a rich material and physical investigation. For Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works, each project begins with the creation of hand drawings and concept models. These highly evocative artifacts--forged of diverse matter such as reclaimed timbers, porcelain, resin, glass, lead and steel—distill the essence of each project, and explore the dialogue among material, technique and intention that lies at the heart of architectural practice.

The exhibition presents a series of custom-built cases, which open up to reveal a collection of artifacts inside, including models, drawings, material samples, and other studies that have provided conceptual inspiration. Curated by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum, the exhibition places the firm’s work in context, and explores how this singular collection of artifacts reveals the process of creation in architecture—the act of translating ideas into built form.

Case Work opened at the Denver Art Museum in January, 2016, followed by the Portland Art Museum in June 2016, before embarking on a two-year international tour. The show is accompanied by a full-length catalog published by Metropolis Books.

The exhibition is supported by The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Exhibition Details

Denver, Colorado
Denver Art Museum
January 24, 2016–April 17, 2016

Portland, Oregon
Portland Art Museum
June 04, 2016–September 04, 2016

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