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FreelandBuck: Views from the Field

Join SCI-Arc virtually on Monday, November 15 at 5pm PT for a conversation with David Freeland and Maxi Spina. The event will be live-streamed to the public here.

October 22, 2021 at 6:00pm
December 05, 2021 at 6:00pm

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Views from the Field documents the spatial complexity of Walter Netsch’s late-twentieth-century architecture through the photographs of Orlando Cabanban. Taking inspiration from Cabanban’s photographic interest in capturing multiple subjects within each frame, the exhibition reconstructs the photographs as large three-dimensional image-objects. Each recomposes and transforms the space of Netsch’s interiors into a multitude of views and illusionary spaces. The architecturally-scaled objects are designed, detailed, and assembled from graphically-printed architectural materials. The exhibition extends FreelandBuck’s research and design work on the history of architectural illusion in relation to the multiplicity and hybridity of contemporary visual culture and the emergence of flatbed printing as contemporary building technology.

distorted photo wood beams white walls

FreelandBuck is a Los Angeles- and New York City-based architectural office founded and led by Brennan Buck and David Freeland. Established in 2010, the office makes buildings, spaces, and objects that engage the public through layers of meaning, illusion, and visual effect. With each project, the firm aims to create distinct spaces that contribute to a more stimulating, aesthetically engaging, and challenging world. The firm’s architecture and public artwork are notable for their visual richness, intricate spatial sequences, cultural references, and application of drawing at an architectural scale.

FreelandBuck won the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Prize in 2019. They were named a finalist for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, a member of Architectural Record’s 2017 Design Vanguard, and a winner of the 2019 AIA LA Citation for their project, Second House. Other recent projects include Stack House, a residential project in Los Angeles that was both designed and developed by FreelandBuck; MINI Living Urban Cabin in Los Angeles; Parallax Gap, an installation originally commissioned by the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum that will be exhibited at HALO in the Wells Fargo Center in Los Angeles in 2021; and the Los Angeles headquarters of Hungry Man Productions, among other residential, commercial, and cultural commissions.