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. A new method of casting rubber was developed to subvert this rigour without sacrificing the detail. Pairing contemporary 3D printing with freehand modelling, new forms emerge through 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.