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Momochi Housing Project, Fukuoka, Kiushu, Japan Model

A work made of cardboard, colored paper, painted wood, ink, and foliage.
© Stanley Tigerman

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  • A work made of cardboard, colored paper, painted wood, ink, and foliage.




Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman has long engaged with the domestic form, from postmodern houses based on concepts of rupture, humor, and allusion to work on multifamily and low-income housing. His designs for houses in the 1970s employed simple modern structures coupled with playful, representational elements, like rippling false front of the House with a Pompadour, that refers to the client’s distinctive hairstyle. Tigerman’s work in the 1980s and 1990s became more complex and socially invested, as seen in works like the Copley Residence or “Butterfly House,” whose split form was designed to create public and private spaces; or the Momochi Housing Project in Japan, which embraces the grid’s connection to traditional Japanese architecture, scaffolding, and other nonhierarchical forms.


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Stanley Tigerman (Architect)


Momochi Housing Project, Fukuoka, Kiushu, Japan Model


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Cardboard, colored paper, painted wood, ink, and foliage


38 × 53 × 53 cm (14 15/16 × 20 7/8 × 20 7/8 in.)

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Gift of Stanley Tigerman

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© Stanley Tigerman

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