Jennifer Bonner / MALL




Work

Thirteen Projects
  1. HAUS GABLES

  2. THE DOLLHAUS

  3. DOMESTIC HATS

  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 and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.






Mark



ANOTHER AXON


Another Axon uses the conventions of an architectural axonometric drawing to make three-dimensional space with an ideal view of the installation seen from the top level of an adjacent, mudane parking garage.

Another Axon is composed of minimal art objects and a stand of twelve trees, all of which rely on contemporary reproduction strategies. The art sculptures are lifted from an open source 3D warehouse and range from Donald Judd’s Untitled (1961) to Carl Andre’s Slope (1968) while the artificial trees are constructed by carefully tracing other tree drawings from a landscape catalogue. The selection of materials for Another Axon reinforces the constructed, perfect axon view but also places emphasis on the “ordinary” in architecture. Three traditional exterior building materials used ubiquitously across the United States—vinyl siding, EIFS (a synthetic stucco), and artificial turf—are playfully distorted through orientation, color, and application.

Location: Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway
Date: 2017
Type: Temporary Public Installation
Client: Design Biennial Boston; Greenway Public Art Program


CREDITS
Design Team: Jennifer Bonner, Daniela Leon, Dohyun Lee, Siobhan Feehan Miller

Fabrication Team: Jin Jin Chiu, Christian Gonzales, Youngjin Song, Estelle Yoon, Evan Farley, Aaron Hill, Brad Silling, Carlo Urmy, Bryan Ortega-Welch, Jan Kwan, Justin Jiang, Lanisha Blount

Structural Engineer: Evan Hankin

Contractors: Evergreen Group Company, Inc.; IntelliTurf of New England

Photography: Patrick Heagney



        
        
GIFS (top left, clockwise):
1. Open Source
2. Minimal Artwork (as-found)
3. Another Axon Hatch Palette












 > Axonometric Drawing (Real) 




> Plan Drawing

> Perspective Drawing
















Mark