Young & Ayata lecture

Kutan Ayata and Michael Young explore the tension between reality and its representation.

November 22, 2014

Recorded on June 26, 2014.

The Architectural League Prize, established in 1981, recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.

Kutan Ayata and Michael Young co-founded Young & Ayata in 2008. In their League Prize lecture, they describe their interest in exploring the tension between reality and its representation and the role of estrangement in architecture. The two detail four recent projects: their Overlay gallery installation; Guilded Splinter 69, a series of line drawings that resembles digital images rendered with modeling software; Donkeys & Feathers, a translation of these drawings into fabricated objects then painted into Dutch still lifes; and a competition entry for the Busan Opera House, which challenges the opera house archetype by integrating the landscape into the building.


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