ARCHITECTURE & THE PSYCHE PAVILION (WEISMAN ART MUSEUM)

Designed as the central exhibit for the Minneapolis symposium, “Architecture and the Psyche” at the Weisman Art Museum, our pavilion investigated and exaggerated architectural experience, specifically enclosure, comfort, vulnerability, and voyeurism.

At a distance of forty-six feet, the structure ceased to define space, becoming almost transparent.

Upon approach, the pavilion became increasingly opaque, providing occupants defensive space from would-be intruders. In order to see inside, outsiders had to remain distant. Occupants within the pavilion, who were always close to the screen, were given a false perception of privacy.