ANTHONY TITUS STUDIO

New York, NY

SECOND MEASURE(S)   In anticipation of near-future civilian space travel, Second Measure(s) is a lunar resort that proposes an experience of extreme environmental otherness. Capitalizing on the distinct gravitational and atmospheric qualities of the Moon, the architecture of this resort is conceived as a place where inhabitants may actively experience the particularities of the lunar surface and sky. The project is defined as a dynamic and sculpted ground, echoes by floating clusters of space above. While the ground is defined as a sharply carved surface, the spaces above consist of interwoven zones of opacity, transparency and translucency, offering unique opportunities to dwell within an environment of unfamiliarity and the unknown. Team: Anthony Titus, Jacob Wigton

SECOND MEASURE(S)

 

In anticipation of near-future civilian space travel, Second Measure(s) is a lunar resort that proposes an experience of extreme environmental otherness. Capitalizing on the distinct gravitational and atmospheric qualities of the Moon, the architecture of this resort is conceived as a place where inhabitants may actively experience the particularities of the lunar surface and sky. The project is defined as a dynamic and sculpted ground, echoes by floating clusters of space above. While the ground is defined as a sharply carved surface, the spaces above consist of interwoven zones of opacity, transparency and translucency, offering unique opportunities to dwell within an environment of unfamiliarity and the unknown.

Team: Anthony Titus, Jacob Wigton

Anthony Titus is an architect, artist, educator and founder of Anthony Titus Studio, an interdisciplinary practice based in New York City. His studio has been a laboratory for the exploration of ideas between contemporary art and architecture. Over the past decade the studio has been responsible for numerous experimental projects including built works, site-specific installations, and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. His work has been exhibited widely, which includes two recent solo exhibitions titled Surface Mining, Cornell University AAP (2014) and Marginal Tactics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014). His work has been included in high profile group exhibitions such as Vienna for Arts Sake! curated by Peter Noever (2013–16), Accrochage, Friedman Benda (2015), and Measure, Storefront for Art and Architecture (2015). 

He received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and a graduate degree in fine art from the University of Chicago. He is currently an assistant professor of architecture at Rensselaer. Titus's writings have been included in numerous publications, including an essay entitled "Eyes to the Ground, Visionary Notions of The Urban Landscape" in Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl (Lars Müller, 2014) as well as an afterword in the publication The Great White Whale is Black, The Work of Tony Candido (Cooper Union, 2014). He is currently completing of book of interviews with leading architects and artists, titled Twisted Siblings: Relationships between Contemporary Painting and Digital Architecture. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has generously provided support for this project.   www.anthony-titus.com