Anton Burdakov



Climber

2015-2016
hand-cast rubber
ca. 33 x 20 x 20 cm each
30 unique multiples

Constrained by requirements for precision, conventional architectural models seldom capture the full spectrum of desires and mental archaeologies involved in place-making. In search of a wider range of expression a new method of casting rubber was developed, pairing contemporary 3D printing techniques with freehand modelling. Subverting the rigour of architectural planning, new forms emerge through a combination of design, chance and fast, intuitive shaping.

Starting with the motif of a spiral staircase, the Climber series sought to combine diverse references including towers, flying objects, vessels and explosive devices.