Installation View, 2017

A Cast of Things by the LADG at bulthaup Chicago

A Cast of Things by The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG) investigates the agglomerations of decorative stucco at an existing rococo church in Osterhofen, Germany. Through various models and drawings of the church’s adornments, the LADG attempts to reveal the architectural possibilities beneath the surface, expanding the surface decoration into proposals for occupiable space.

At bulthaup Chicago, the LADG presents three models, built like totems from 3D prints and stock materials from building supply catalogs (acrylic tubes, nylon blocks, brass fittings, wood blocks), and four drawings printed on aluminum panels. A large-scale model investigating the same rococo church was concurrently on view at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

THIS X THAT and bulthaup Chicago presented the exhibition in partnership with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.