Life Cycle House, Schiff Foundation Fellowship, Presentation Drawings

A work made of ink on polyester film.

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  • A work made of ink on polyester film.

Date:

1990

Artist:

Keith Evan Green
American, born 1963

About this artwork

With elemental, even cryptic line drawings, Keith Evan Green’s Life Cycle House proposes a physical transformation of the dwelling throughout the life of its inhabitants. Hydraulic pumps and scaffolding expand the house to accommodate a family, then compress the structure until the residence and residents come to a final resting position. Based on the idea of aging as a constantly changing dynamic, Green’s project is a true “machine for living,” with a mobile core to provide plumbing and vertical circulation as the structure expands and contracts over time. Keith Evan Green is a professor of design and mechanical engineering at Cornell University and director of Cornell’s Architectural Robotics Lab.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Keith Evan Green

Title

Life Cycle House, Schiff Foundation Fellowship, Presentation Drawings

Date

1990

Medium

Ink on polyester film

Dimensions

Various

Credit Line

Gift Keith Evan Green through the Schiff Foundation Fellowship

Reference Number

1990.168.2-4

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