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Checked in / Checked Out

Checked in / Checked Out

October 6-17, 2021
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cherry Street Pier
121 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, 19106

Free

Presented By

Architecture
Multi-disciplinary Design

Illustration courtesy of Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University



Checked out is a dance between the digital and physical, and the natural and synthetic. From the outside, traditional forms are slightly skewed, materialized through texture, color, and pops of greenery. A rough wood skin embraces two volumes. One budding with plants and vases that emerge from the top, and another consisting of a smooth magenta bench that allows for casual interactions while simultaneously guiding the viewer to the rear entrance. Wrapping the corner, the bench expands vertically puncturing the roof creating a welcoming entrance. While the exterior speaks to the physicality of its own built built form, its materiality, and its relationship to the viewer, the interior is smooth, quiet, and personal, focusing on the inhabitant and their relationship to others. The surfaces themselves function as a canvas for augmented data, transporting its inhabitants away from the endless digital meeting, and into augmented environments. Checked in / Checked out once again asks users to physically reengage with each other, while offering new techniques for the enhancing of space through augmented reality. The project created within the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will showcase how our multiplicity of disciplines can redefine the built environment.

Tyler offers graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates within 22 academic programs ranging from studio arts (painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, printmaking, photography, graphic and interactive design, fibers and material studies) to architecture, historic preservation, and facilities management; landscape architecture and horticulture; art history, art education and art therapy, city and regional planning and community development.