Culobocca is an ongoing exploration of a family of forms whose continuous, self-penetrating surfaces are simultaneously interior and exterior, entropy and emergence. It is a nod to the alpha and omega of the body, and our navel-gazing tendency as a species to consider ourselves as universal be-all and end-all. Culobocca has been featured in the National Academy of Science’s Issues in Science and Technology, Tack Magazine, Alphabet City's FUEL, 70 Architect(e)s, and exhibited in Italy, Canada and Mexico.
Tack Magazine (April 16/17, 2014): “Interview: Robert Kirkbride on Design, Part II.” Online blog interview by Carolyn Hartmann. http://www.tackmag.com/interview-robert-kirkbride-on-design-part-ii/
ISSUES In Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, Winter 2009), Vol. XXV, No2. Project featured: Culobocca, cover photo + 7 photos by Robert Kirkbride, accompanying “Getting More Miles per Gallon,” pp. 71-80. http://issues.org/toc/25-2/
FUEL: Alphabet City no. 13, ed. John Knechtel (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008). Text + photos Robert Kirkbride, pp. 328-45 (ISBN: 978-0-262-11325-0). http://alphabet-city.org/issues/fuel/articles/culobocca
70 architect(e)s: On Ethics and Poetics (2007): Exhibition catalog for 20 Years of History and Theory of Architecture at McGill University, curated by Louis Pelletier and Alberto Pérez-Gómez (ISBN: 9780771706547).