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Coming Soon: Earthwave Installation Opening – June 28th, 2013, 7pm

Untitled2 copyLebbeus Woods is an Archetype, SCI-Arc, 2013

A monumental work by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Krumpach was installed early on the morning of May 25, 2013 at Bloom Square in the Arts District. The installation, which will be on display through November, was arranged by SCI-Arc Gallery in cooperation with Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (LADADSpace), the non-profit that is building the Arts District Center for the Arts, Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association, the Arts District’s community betterment Association, and Angel City Brewery.

06.01.13 – 12.01.13 | Arts District, Bloom Square,Traction Avenue, Rose Street and E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 + SCI-Arc Gallery
Lebbeus Woods in an Archetype
Earthwave, designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch

June 28 – December 1, 2013
June 28, 7pm: Earthwave Installation Opening
Traction Triangle at Bloom Square, At the intersection of Traction Avenue, Rose Street and East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Earthwave was initially designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch in collaboration with Adam Orlinski for the Biennale of Architecture and Art of the Mediterranean (BaaM) in Reggio Calabria, Italy and is based on a Lebbeus Woods drawing from 1997. It is an installation that proves to a new generation that there is a fine line between “unbuilt” and “unbuildable.” It is an inhabitable drawing which allows one to move through the structure’s swarms at 1:1 scale.

Ear thwave is a 3-dimensional embodiment of Woods’ ideals, a challenge to the perceived notion of what is considered architecture and a transcendental experience of inhabitation.

The site of the project—a busy walkable intersection in downtown L.A.’s Arts District—will free it from being perceived as an object to be viewed from a distance and transform the structure into a metric of urbanity meant to be freely moved through.
The Earthwave installation precedes a SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition forthcoming in fall 2013, titled LEBBEUS WOODS IS AN ARCHETYPE. “In that house of shadows where Lebbeus Woods still plies his pen, all the architects, from the caves onward, follow each movement of Lebbeus’s hand that is drafting for us all a new lease on survival…”—Apologies to A. Malraux // “Not farewell, but fare forward, warriors.”—Krishna to Arjuna

CaK_LAB is the experimental arm of Forward Slash (/) the multidisciplinary,NewYork-based office headed by architect Christoph a. Kumpusch. Within this domain, the office investigates technology and material effects on form and tectonics.The office is both a design and publishing outfit, producing a number of essays, books, exhibitions, podcasts, and films. Kumpusch holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Technology from the University of Applied Arts,Vienna. He is a Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and at Pratt Institute.The recently completed Light Pavilion at the Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects in Chengdu, China, is one of several projects in over a decade of collaboration between Kumpusch and Lebbeus Woods.

Project team
Joey Jacobson, Adam Orlinski, Ryan J. Simons, Ali Fouladi, William Orlando, Cecil Barnes & Carlos Rodriguez

Contacts: SCI-Arc: Stephanie Atlan, 213 356 5395,

Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space: Jonathan Jerald, 213 814 7164,

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