Utopian Geometries: Turning Forms and the (Science) Fictions of Utopian Architecture

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It is possible to give previous artworks by other artists a new lease of life as the prima materia for further artistic endeavour. Architects Clear + Park, based in West Yorkshire, have been doing just this with a sculpture by the renowned artist Barbara Hepworth – not by renovating or relocating it, but in an act of digital appropriation. Having 3D scanned it, they manipulated the point clouds produced, to create new forms, vectors and speculative interventions of their own originality. Nic Clear, a co-founder of the practice, explains how.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalArchitectural Design
Issue number5
Early online date30 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2023

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