The Architectural League Prize 2015
Besler & Sons
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Concerned that the separation between discipline and practice “has allowed the architect to gain distance from the builder,” Erin Besler explores the perceived limits of architectural practice. She describes her Los Angeles-based studio, Besler & Sons, as “working through reference” to test those ideas of authorship and authority.
Her Authenticity installation builds on that premise to investigate the architectural mock-up through a “conversation about originals and copies.” The exhibit, a series of full-scale rain gutters installed in the gallery, provokes questions about “the relationship between model, installation, mock-up, and a piece of construction.”