Jennifer Bonner / MALL




Work

Fourteen Projects
  1. HAUS GABLES

  2. THE DOLLHAUS

  3. 4 OVER NONE

  4. HAUS SCALLOP, HAUS SAWTOOTH

  5. BEST SANDWICHES

  6. OFFICE STACK

  7. ANOTHER AXON

  8. X HOUSES
     

  9. STILL LIFE

  10. GLITTERY FAUX

  11. NYC GALLERY

  12. MADE IN OPA LOCKA

  13. CEDAR PAVILION



Publications
Three Projects
  1. ART PAPERS

  2. A GUIDE TO THE DIRTY SOUTH — ATLANTA

  3. PLATFORM: STILL LIFE


EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS



MALL —
Info

  1. Business Matters 
  • MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops. Or Miniature Angles & Little Lines. Or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability—an acronym with built-in flexibility.
  • MALL uses the acronym, not to be quick or flippant, but because our architectural interests shift for each project. 
  • MALL is committed to projects that hack typologies, take creative risks, reference popular culture, and invent representation.
2. Background
  • Born in Alabama (b. 1979), Jennifer Bonner is Associate Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.






Mark

THE DOLLHAUS


The Dollhaus reimagines the domestic interior with cut outs of boldly patterned materials, saturated color and a childlike view of architecture. Additionally, The Dollhaus, mimicking a suburban house, is a representation of ordinary architecture; filled with humor and the idiosyncratic, it has the capacity to call our attention to past memories and spatial relationships. There is a pluralism at work in this study, amidst the project’s intended banality is a common language for connecting other demographics. Dollhouses are playful and most of all relatable. They defer to the imagination with a deep possibility for the reinvention of lifestyles.

Intentionally scaled at 1:12, the universal scale for traditional dollhouses, the model is constructed of Baltic Birch plywood, paper card stock, and brass hardware hinges. One elevation is split in half allowing for a doors-open view of the interior roof surfaces and rooms. Working closely with food photographer, Adam DeTour, The Dollhaus is artificially lit with syrupy pink and blue lights and underscores the phrase “playing house.”
Location: Cambridge, MA
Date: 2017
Type: Model, Scale 1:12

Exhibitions: Adjacencies (Yale School of Architecture) 2018;
The Last Four Years (RISD Architecture Gallery) 2018;
Chicago Architecture Biennial “Make New History” 2017


CREDITS
Project Team: Jennifer Bonner,  Benzi Rodman
Photography: Adam DeTour




























Mark