Recent Drawings

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© 2012 katie. All rights reserved.

This series of pencil and ink drawings tell the story of a world very similar to our own. Made using architectural drafting techniques, they explore how using a system of simple rules (restricting the angles of lines, repeating components, fractal … Continue reading

Loud Objects

PERFORMANCE
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The Loud Objects (Kunal Gupta, Tristan Perich, & Katie Shima) create electronic noise with minimal components. The group solders custom audio circuits live, creating audible fluctuations of electricity with these bare elements. Gradually building a complex sound circuit, they present … Continue reading

Solar Sonic Pavilion

RENDERING
© 2009 katie. All rights reserved.

with Sharon Kim music by the Loud Objects graduate school independent research project; critic: Mark Bearak This project was made possible by a grant from the Gatsby Foundation. The project attempted to create an inhabitable field of sound and light … Continue reading

Interwoven

Interwoven - rendering of building
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An Architectural Proposal for Buddhism, Democracy, and Global Interconnectedness (2009) At the time of this proposal, in 2009, Bhutan was in the process of transitioning from a monarchy to a democracy.┬áThe thesis of this project was that Bhutan, with its … Continue reading

Exploded Soccer Ball

Exploded Soccer Ball
© 2008 katie. All rights reserved.

graduate school project; critics: Josh Draper & Joe Vidich This glueless model was made with laser-cut plexiglas panels and clips.

Drift Shift Flow

TIME LAPSE RENDERING
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An Architectural Proposal for Registering Environmental and Cultural Change in, on, and about the East River (2008) This project envisions a future in which the East River is seen as an object of engagement and interaction and an architecture that … Continue reading

Immersive Elasticity

SECTION PERSPECTIVE
© 2007 katie. All rights reserved.

A Housing Prototype with Zack Aders The feeling of liberation arises less from the total absence or great distance of boundaries than from the perception that they can be crossed. Channeling and shaping wind, light, and being, this prototype transforms … Continue reading

Axonometric Purse

Axonometric Purse
© 2006 katie. All rights reserved.

These drawings show several axonometric views of a messenger bag. Each view is rotated from the last using the zipper of the bag as an axis. pen on mylar, 24″ x 24″ graduate school project; critic: Nicole Robertson

Ice Paintings

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© 2006 katie. All rights reserved.

These paintings are the documentation of an experiment conducted between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am one night in September, 2006. The result of frozen ice melting and dripping from an elastic pulley into eight paper cones over … Continue reading