The ubiquity of consumer-oriented digital modeling tools and comprehensive 3D environments points to a world in which the simple relationship between maker and model is complicated, in which our idea of desirable habitats and our preference for "tasteful" structures will become linked more to perceived notoriety than to an existing urban context. Compound Stack Model proposes a living space preoccupied with the "Internet famous" building, in which material resolution, rather than an inevitability, is an option, arranged according to elevation — to ascend and descend between floors is to pass from one model to another, from one version of a single place in time to another version, and to repeatedly cross the threshold between lesser and greater resolutions the higher one climbs.
"The compound seems to have been added to in an ad hoc fashion. There were bedrooms that were adjoined by kitchens and bathrooms, allowing occupants to live separately. Interior hallways and stairwells were transected by locking metal grate work, like garden gates. There were doorways that led to brick walls and hallways that went nowhere. It was an odd, top-heavy looking house" (Pfarrer, Chuck. "SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden." New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011. Print. 163).
Ian H. Besler
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Models by: drobbins, Finnian, stahlmandesign, Seth Dickson, warlock, Finnian, Aerilius, J.A.Alvarez, Mogens Bregnbaek, burgviking, bert, Tomm, amolak singh, Asim, and ravage9218
Model source: Trimble 3D Warehouse https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com
Audio: Badalamenti, Angelo and David Lynch. "Twin Peaks Theme." Twin Peaks [Original TV Soundtrack]. MP3. 11 Sep 1990.
Media Design Practices http://www.mediadesignpractices.net | Lab 2014
Art Center College of Design http://www.artcenter.edu | Pasadena, CA