Brooklyn in Process | Work by Marvel Architects
Usagi NY, Brooklyn
While architecture sets the stage for everyday life, the methods behind its making often remain unseen. In the exhibition Brooklyn in Process, New York City-based practice Marvel Architects invites visitors to consider recent projects from unconventional perspectives. Ranging from far-off aerial views of buildings alive in the urban fabric to intimate sketches suggesting design schemes that never came to pass, the exhibition rejects traditional presentations of architecture as static and finished. Instead, Marvel aims to reveal a field of architectural process— normally hidden from public view— that stretches across the conception, design, construction and active life of buildings. The result is an immersive collage of text, image, model, video and virtual reality highlighting just a small fraction of the setbacks, victories, defeats and discoveries that accompany the work of architecture. With its heterogeneous display of still and moving imagery and objects, Brooklyn in Process maintains a frenetic and diffuse quality that is consistent with projects existing not in stoic isolation, but as part of a borough undergoing increasingly rapid development and change.
photography © David Sundberg/ESTO