Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo’s Lead Pencil Studio is an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on art installations, and architecture projects. While their interdisciplinary cross-pollination has earned them awards, and recognition, Han declares that their work in architecture and art are separate. Han draws a clear distinction between the two, their art is essentially “architecture without any of its function.” The spatial experience, as Mihalyo explains, is paramount, as opposed to seeing space as an object.
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Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio in Seattle operate as collaborative artists, and architects who explore the intangible conditions of structural typologies and the visual arts.
Lead Pencil Studio is an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on art installations, and architecture projects. While they draw a distinction between the two, their interdisciplinary cross-pollination has earned them awards, and recognition. The work discussed in this clip include some proposed works, Italian fragments, and their innovative use of a LIDAR laser scanning tool.
Mihalyo and Hahn discuss the utilization of LIDAR (Laser Infrared Detection and Ranging) technology for the virtual mapping of streets in Rome, Italy. This technology was developed for the electronic mining industry. It may be utilized for the digital mapping of cities in order to discover their level of density and forest cover. Mihalyo and Hahn utilized this in order to capture real-world complexity, as it is. They summarized the lecture by describing the difference between art and architecture as architecture as a functional program and art as space with no architectural functions, only experiential qualities.