a reliquary


This is not architecture – at least not in the traditional sense – this is a small piece of furniture with architectural referent.  It stems from Michael Graves and his explorations of architectural tropes within product design.  But it asks important questions regarding architectural language, offering the position that the language of building can be adapted and applied to other parts of our lives, even if it be devoid of true tectonic value (see the small ‘windows’ and ‘acroteria’ on the above drawings).