MIND YOUR MANNERISMS July 31st, 2016
Join us at Jai & Jai Gallery for the Opening Reception of
‘Mind Your Mannerisms’
presented by Endemic (Principal: Clark Thenhaus)
on Saturday, August 13th; 6-9pm!
The San Francisco bay area has a corner problem. Many buildings, especially houses, in the bay area have tightly bloated protrusions bulging from their corners. These unexpectedly strange corners, otherwise known as the Victorian turret, have specific architectural characteristics and qualities that are tied to regional, cultural, and political associations, yet also exhibit a high degree of formal, compositional, and material variations. Mind Your Mannerisms speculates on alternative expressions for the Victorian turret typology through 10’ tall ‘models’ and a series of drawings conceived of under a mannerist approach. Mind Your Mannerisms re-imagines the Victorian turret through four primary considerations: the relationship between roof and turret, the architectural flare detail, shingle cladding patterns, and turret as figure.