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School of Architecture to showcase recent design work by New York City-based firm LOT-EK
School of Architecture to showcase recent design work by New York City-based firm LOT-EKAugust 29, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s School of Architecture will present “LOT-EK,” an exhibition of recent work by LOT-EK, a design firm based in New York City. The exhibition will be on display Aug.29-Sept. 23 in the School of Architecture Gallery, located in Room 103 of Slocum Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Paid public parking for the exhibition is available in the Comstock Avenue lot.
LOT-EK blurs the boundaries between art, architecture, entertainment and information. The studio re-thinks the ways in which the human body interacts with products and by-products of industrial and technological culture and through this, reinvents domestic/work/play spaces and their conventional configurations.
One example, the CHK (Container Home Kit) display, combines multiple shipping containers to build modern, intelligent and affordable homes. Forty-foot-long shipping containers are joined and stacked to create configurations that vary in size, from approximately 1,000 to 3,000 square feet, and can be disassembled and reassembled anywhere.
For more information on the exhibit, contact the School of Architecture at (315) 443-2256.