Nathan Hume is a licensed architect and principal at Hume Architecture in Brooklyn New York and a senior lecturer at The University of Pennsylvania.
A fragment from a massing study looking at loose arrangements of figural volumes with envelopes thickened and stuffed with a mixture of organic and synthetic matter. Today's material culture exists largely in a liminal territory between the raw and processed. These materials collapse the divide between traditional notions of nature and artifice in forming materials that hold multiple properties of the raw and the processed, not only questioning what is natural but also producing new aesthetics through their synthesized conditions. The hybridization of these materials are formed through several means to combine and compress organic and inorganic matter. These conditions can be mined not only for the application of new materials in building but also for ideas and provocations reconceiving the organization of buildings. Banding, revealing, stacking, and clean delineation give way to patches, peeling, embedding, growing, and accumulating in all directions.
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