Machines for Modern Living


Machines for Modern Living is a site-specific series of Pilotis for Battersea Power Station. Traditionally Pilotis are structural columns, which lift a building above the ground in European architecture or water in Southeast Asian architecture. Within the context of the Power Station these Pilotis work to highlight the inversion of the architecture of the Power Station where the columns, or chimneys, protrude up to the sky, rather than down to the ground. By applying multiple paint layers in order to then sand these layers back, this work is a colourful union of both western minimalism and traditional Malaysian-Indonesian architecture.


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