The profile of the City of London (chose the area since it has the most layers of history in london – roman etc) is to be a 200x200mm 3d printed tile whose gaps and cracks are partially filled in with 3d printer dust. Out of it erupt three unbuilt monuments – Friedrichstrasse, the Cenotaph and the blade Runner Pyramid (I wanted to choose from the list and they were the most monumental from the bunch and would probably look best printed at a small scale).
Fragments of today’s london float above – the gherkin, tower 42, st paul’s and the barbican.
Bits of ruin, primarily the submerged London Wall, exist underground.
The tile is suspended in a perspex box, whose walls are etched to show the movement of the particles and bits of ruin underground and the trajectories of the ghosts above ground.
The completed model is placed on a small plinth, becoming a display case which drives my conclusion.
3d printing tomorrow – to be picked up friday
lasercutting – thursday
putting together – weekend