© Carolin Hinne.
Architectural objects emerge out of the lines that describe them, while the lines themselves will recede and disappear. This moment of emergence captures a series of “in-betweens”: in-between drawing and model, pattern and garment, process diagram and spatial artifact, even plan and building. Working at the scales of the body, the room, and the urban fragment, I created a process of making architecture that grows between the thing itself and those marks that capture it on paper.
My medium of choice is the pliant three-dimensional surface. I began with flat-pattern drawing to develop the body’s measurements in two dimensions, suspending its emergence from the plane of the paper. Polynomial equations and geometric constraints were used to produce sparse bundles of threads that coalesced into continuous surfaces. And these surfaces were then deployed to define the boundaries of a room-size installation.
In my final attempt to produce space, I devised a folding sequence involving the plans, sections and elevations of a modern addition to Sir Edwin Lutyens’s Page Street housing estate. In response to the programmatic requirements of the brief, I added extra “material” to the overlapping areas of the pattern, creating new spaces—one-sided, two-sided, symmetric, or seriated—along the way.
Between Model and Drawing, Garment and Pattern: the Emergence of the Body. © Carolin Hinne.
Room-Size Installation. Perimeter of Surface. © Carolin Hinne.
Room-Size Installation. Threaded Study Model (Laser-Cut). © Carolin Hinne.
Urban Addition: Façade Studies. Migrating Lines, Coinciding Axes. © Carolin Hinne.
Urban Addition: Flat Pattern. Symmetric and Seriated Arrangement with Added Material. © Carolin Hinne.